Monday, April 4, 2011

Go Go Kabongo Review

Go Go Kabongo is an online learning world for ages 4-7.  Since children learn the best while doing things they love, Kabongo’s reading games for children cultivate the thinking skills that underlie reading, inspiring self-confidence through the joy of play.

In the world of Go Go Kabongo, children can:

Play Learning Games
Solve Mini Quests
Explore Habitats
Create a Character
Decorate Their Own Tree House
Make a Comic Book
Build and Ride Their Own Custom Skate Park

Go Go Kabongo includes three habitats with the following games and learning skills:

Laughter Lake
Critter Sizer: Attention and Focus, Verbal Rehearsal
Scuba Dude: Successive Processing, Visual Scanning, Working Memory
Going Buggy: Comprehension, Visualization

Twister Top
Design a Door: Simultaneous Processing, Visualization
Desert Dash: Phonics, Verbal Rehearsal, Working Memory
Crazy Maze: Phonics, Spacial Awareness

Galaxy Gardens
Photo Safari: Attention and Focus, Planning
Rocket Racer: Alphabet Knowledge, Successive Processing, Verbal Rehearsal
Robo Bobo: Spacial Awareness, Visual Scanning

Here you can see a more detailed Leaning Skills Chart.

A feature that I especially like is the Parent Dashboard.  Registered parents can access activity reports on their child's progress and will also get email updates.

My Thoughts:  While my daughter absolutely loves Go Go Kabongo (even though she is at the top of the age range), I am not totally sold on it.  It is just a little too busy for me, and although I can see the learning opportunities with some games, others I can't see at all.

Thoughts of a 7-Year Old:  Go Go Kabongo has really fun games. My favorite game is Laughter Lake's Going Buggy. You have to place the bugs and accessories in the correct spot to go along with the story. The lady that owns Laughter Lake, my favorite, is Mz. Teezly, the one who owns Galaxy Gardens is Carl, and Mimi (me me) owns Twister Top, my least favorite. Your tree house is run by Duffy. You can go to the Avatar Maker and customize yourself into a good-looking monster! And on top of that, they are all fun learning games (well, the skate park isn't really learning).

Find Out More:  For a limited time you can get two habitats (Laughter Lake and Galaxy Gardens) for FREE!!  Twister Top (and normally Galaxy Gardens) are only $4.95 each and they plan on adding more habitats in the future.  So since you can, try it out for FREE.  If you do, come back here and let me know what you think!

My Crewmates are also reviewing Go Go Kabongo, so you can check out what they think HERE.

Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.



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