Monday, April 4, 2011

Go, Go Kobango

I was able to review an online game site that focuses on reading skills for children ages 4-7. Go Go Kabongo is a program that aims to help children develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills that are necessary for basic reading and reading comprehension.

What it is:

KaBongo is a colorful online world where children play and learn at the same time. There are three different habitats: Laughter Lake, Galaxy Gardens, and Twister Top. Each habitat has 3 different games that target specific pre-reading or critical thinking skills.

(Click to see more information on the skills)

Each game has a learning purpose, but yet is presented in a fun, interactive way.
You can sign up for GOGO KABONGO! for free—which will give you access to the Laughter Lake habitat. In order to access the other two habitats, a fee of $4.95 each is charged.
What We Thought:

My 4yr. old and my 9yr. old tested this site out for me. It was above my 9yr.old, but she is always up for playing on the computer :) Both girls enjoyed being able to pick various games to play. My 4yr. old did however, get a little stuck on many of the games and then lost interest. My 9yr. old loved playing though. I’m pretty sure that if I let the 4yr. old try again after a couple of months, she would be more ready for the games.

I liked that I was sent progress reports on each child. You can view a sample progress report here. There are additional helpful resources for parents such as printable activities and hands-on activity ideas. Most of all, I liked knowing that my kids were playing and learning at the same time.

Right now if you sign up you can get Laughter Lake and Galaxy Garden habitats for free!  (normally only Laughter Lake is free). You can add the third habitat for only $4.95 .
For More Go,Go Kabongo Reviews See:
Disclosure: I am a member of TOS and I was given this product free for review purposes only. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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