uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt App Review (Smiley Guy Studios)

What It Is

Based on the uKloo game, the uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt App is a fun seek-and-find literacy game that encourages kids to look up word clues, search the play screen, and discover surprises along the way. To play, choose what picture scene you'd like. (Farm and farmer's market are currently available. A third scene is coming soon.) Then, choose how many clues you'd like, anywhere between three and 10 clues. You can also choose from 10 levels of difficulty. Kids read the first clue, which could be something like "Look beside the rock", and then find the rock within the picture. Tap on it to reveal the next clue. Each time kids tap on an object, they will see an animation and hear sound effects. When kids reach the end of the scavenger hunt, they'll be rewarded with a silly surprise animation.

There is a picture helper that kids can use if they get stuck. The picture helper provides illustrations and audio along with the basics of sentence structure, including nouns, verbs, prepositions, and adjectives.

Is It Fun?

For kids who like playing uKloo at home, this app is a nice way for kids to continue their reading practice on the go. The customization options allow the app to be tailored to an individual child's skill level and grow with the child as his or her reading skills improve. We also like that each time kids play, the game is different.

Who It’s For

The uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt App is for ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

This free app is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

  • uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt App from Smiley Guy Studios
  • Part of the uKloo brand
  • Rated 4+
  • Available on: iOS
  • Available October 11, 2013