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Clever Noodle Games Help Children Love to Read

There is a Literacy Crisis - We Can Help

We have a national literacy crisis - 70% of children do not read at grade-level by the critical milestone of third grade. Children learn to read until 3rd grade – and then after, must read to learn. 

Learning to speak is a natural process, but the human brain is not hard-wired to read. The 2000 National Reading Panel found that students need structured, explicit literacy instruction that addresses the five pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. This body of research is called the “Science of Reading”. For too long, our country has not provided this effective instruction for children.

The good news is scientists say that with the appropriate instruction, 95% of children have the ability to read at grade-level. At Clever Noodle, we partner with national literacy experts to create  powerful tools for children, parents, and educators to help students of all abilities. All of our games are based on the Science of Reading - and super fun so children are engaged and effectively learning on their journey to becoming confident, fluent readers!

Learning Is Fun

Learning Should Be Fun

Research shows that game-based learning works. When children are playing games, they are engaged, focused, and motivated – and willing to practice more. 

Clever Noodle’s games provide hands-on, experiential learning that actively involves children - and helps make the learning stick.

Our multisensory games promote brain development. The games encourage interaction and collaboration among children, families and educators, promoting teamwork, communication and social development.

With Clever Noodle games, children have so much fun they don’t even realize they are learning.

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Clever Noodle was created when our founder's son, Madden, was struggling with reading during the COVID-19 pandemic. When nothing was working, Jacquelyn - a former teacher and school leader - grabbed her glue gun and cardboard boxes and started making reading games. Madden had so much fun, he didn’t even realize he was learning.

The really fun, highly effective games, based on the Science of Reading, helped him get back on track. Madden's teacher saw the power of the games with her other students too, and encouraged Jacquelyn to fill the need.

Now, Clever Noodle is bringing really fun, highly effective learn-to-read games to thousands of kids across the country.

Playing Clever Noodle Kangaroo Cravings

Cutting-Edge Games. Old-School Fun.

Clever Noodle creates games that support children at each stage of their learn-to-read journey. We ignite every child’s potential by crafting fun, offline experiences based on cutting-edge reading science.

In an increasingly online world, we believe in the power of tabletop games to build new skills while bringing families and children together. 

We envision a world where every child learns to read. We're building that future one game at a time.

Our Values

Child-Centered Design
Backed by Science
Right to Read
Protect the Planet
Made with Love