Monday, April 4, 2011
Start the school day with computer games? No way! But as reading is our first subject of the day, usually, GoGo Kabongo quickly became a favorite warm-up. Designed to foster skills such as attention and focus, working memory, processing, successive and simultaneous processing, visualization, planning and comprehension, Kabongo captivates children with colorful alien guides, fast action roller coasters and frequent interactive rewards.
Three "habitats", Laughter Lake, Galaxy Garden and Twister Top feature three games each, with 6 skill levels each. As children master skills they earn rewards such as a sticker for their comic book, ramps for their skate park, and cool collectibles to put in their treehouse. Coloring and activity pages can also be printed out. Ages 4-7 will benefit most from this program, as it teaches and reinforces pre-reading skills.
My seven year old son is already an enthusiastic reader, but he still enjoys the games. His favorite habitat is Twister Top and he has mastered level 6 of Crazy Maze! I receive weekly progress reports, so I know what games he has been playing and what level he is on. Also included in the emailed progress reports are helpful tips for reinforcing the skills he is learning.
Right now, Kabongo is still in Beta format, some of the games load slowly, but Laughter Lake and Galaxy Garden are FREE for a limited time, and Twister Top is only $4.95!
See what other Homeschool Crew members have to say about GoGoKabongo.
We received all three Kabongo habitats FREE in return for reviewing this product. No other compensation was received.