– uKloo Riddle Edition Ranked Top 10 Game by Dr. Toy and PAL –
Toronto, ON – (Nov. 20, 2014) – A Top Treasure! uKloo Kids, Inc. today announced that its uKloo Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game has been named to both the Dr. Toy Top 10 Best Games and the Play on Words (PAL Awards) Top 10 Games of the Year.
The uKloo Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game (MSRP $17.95 for two or more players ages 7 and up) is an engaging seek-and-find literacy game that combines thinking skills with physically active fun. It encourages kids to call upon their logic and reasoning abilities to solve riddles towards finding a surprise. It offers a Riddle Writing Guide, which encourages parents and children to challenge each other with their own riddles.
To play uKloo Riddle, a parent or child places the riddle cards at each stage solution site, which eventually will lead the child to an ending surprise. For example a child is given the first uKloo card: “Turn the knob and swing it wide, it’s the way to get outside.” The child reasons that it is a door and goes there to find the next clue. The clues can go on for as many stages as you want.
The Riddle edition is the new edition to the uKloo family of games, which includes the company’s top selling uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game (MSRP $15.95 for ages 4 and up). uKloo Early Reader is a fun seek-and-find literacy game for children ages four and up. uKloo gets kids physically active as they learn to read and follow clues in search of a hidden surprise.
uKloo games were created by Doreen Dotto, a mom whose two boys avoided reading homework at all costs. With the help of teachers, parents and kids, Dotto designed uKloo games to engage reluctant readers and improve reading comprehension, logic, reasoning and problem-solving skills. The games have also been tested and approved for children with special needs.
Recently, uKloo announced that the company is donating 15% of the proceeds of Canadian sales from it’s website to JDRF. “It’s a bonus benefit for early shoppers this year. Consumers can support the JDRF while getting some of their holiday shopping done too,” Dotto said. “Type 1 diabetes is a cause that is close to us and we are glad to help.” Doreen’s youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11. His illustrations grace the picture helper poster that is included in every uKloo Early Reader game.
About Dr. Toy: Stevanne Auerbach, PhD (Dr. Toy™), founder of the popular web site, Dr. Toy’s Guide, together with Jennie Ito, PhD, comprise the only PhD duo in Child Development evaluating the best developmentally appropriate toys and children’s products. Through the Dr. Toy Award Programs they recognize the best toys and play things in many categories including, Best of the Year, Best Picks, Best Classics, Best Vacation, and Best Green. The website has links to the product makers and retailers and other useful sites for parents, teachers, children, and toy enthusiasts. Dr. Toy’s Guide provides all pertinent information and includes photos, complete product descriptions, links to company sites, and consumer information. Interact with Dr. Toy on social media through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
About PlayOnWords, LLC: Playonwords.com was founded by well-respected speech-language pathologist, Sherry Artemenko. Her 35 years championing language rich play, esteemed PAL Award, popular blog, and insightful tips to parents set her apart as the leading advocate of the language component in toys. Over 15,000 hours working directly with children has shown her that a unique set of the best toys, games and books have the capability to develop language while delivering great play. Sherry established the PAL Award to identify unique toys, games and books that through their design, quality and character, encourage play that advances language. PAL winners in the hands of kids, spark fun and creative play with lots of talk. Such toys, recognized on the basis of her child development expertise, are complemented by practical coaching in her blog, showing parents and caregivers how to get the most from toys, games and books to build language and underlying cognitive skills.
About uKloo Kids, Inc.: uKloo Kids, Inc. is a children’s literacy game developer based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2010 by Doreen Dotto, the firm’s first product, uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game and Riddle Edition have earned more than a dozen different prestigious awards and uKloo is now sold in 19 countries. This year, uKloo Kids launched the uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt App which is now available as a free download. For further information about uKloo, visit the company website at http://ukloo.com/ and to interact with the company directly, see our social links on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.