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As parents, you dream of building a strong literacy foundation for your children. You are searching for that perfect solution that keeps them on track, off screens and engaged in play.Get Started
I know what kids need to learn to read. Kangaroo Cravings is awesome. My students want to keep playing. It makes me so happy to see them moving, laughing and learning.”
First Grade Teacher, National Literacy Expert
Enter Clever Noodle. We recognize the importance of early literacy. Combining our expertise in education with the joy of gameplay, our team, led by a passionate mom, has crafted an experience that's both enlightening and enthralling.
|Kangaroo Cravings||Primarily Educational Games||Primarily Fun Games|
|Learn over 300 high-frequency sight words most common in early children’s literature||✔|
|Teaches decoding (sounding out words) not whole word memorization||✔||✔|
|Increases self-esteem and it’s fun||✔||✔|
|Includes research-based multi-sensory actions||✔|
|Based on Cutting-Edge Brain Science of how children learn to read||✔|
The only games based on the brain science of how kids learn to read.
Founder and CEO of Lit; Former Superintendent of Education, Uncommon Schools
Co-Founder, The Literacy Lab
Former Director of Literacy, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School; National Literacy Consultant; PhD student in Literacy Education, Syracuse University
Co-Founder, Decoding Dyslexia DC; Academic Language Therapist; Former President, International Dyslexia Association
Molly Ness, PhD
Vice President of Academic Content at Learning Ally
Carolyn Strom, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy, NYU
Let’s enliven the reading journey, guiding you with the science of reading and standing by you if challenges arise.
Select a Kangaroo Cravings game tailored to your child's age and literacy level.
Revel in the joy of learning alongside your child or entrust their growth to caregivers.
Witness the blossoming of their literacy skills and soaring confidence, all while playing and having fun!
Parents are children’s first and best teachers, but we can’t expect them/you to be reading experts. That’s where Clever Noodle comes in. We create games that are really fun and highly effective based on brain science for you and approved by national literacy experts. You engage your child, play, and have fun!Let's Read
Empower Their Future
Kangaroo Cravings improves reading fluency, word recognition, memory, concentration, and self-esteem by helping children learn over 300 high-frequency sight words.
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Kangaroo Cravings To-Go
Kangaroo Cravings To Go lets you take the Kangaroo Cravings sight word fun with you, adding 100 common nouns to game play or on the go.
of children should be able to read by third grade
of children actually do read by third grade
of all children remain at a fourth grade reading level
Cognitive scientists report that 95% of children should be able to read at grade level by the third grade—but only 30% of American children actually do. Low-income children of color and children with learning differences disproportionately fall behind in their reading levels and 75% of these children remain behind forever.Improve Childhood Literacy
With Clever Noodle's games like Kangaroo Cravings, immerse your child in a world where literacy thrives amidst fun and laughter. Witness improved academic outcomes and watch as every page turned becomes a life long love for reading.Buy Now
“My daughter never sits still, but she’ll sit and play Kangaroo Cravings because it’s so engaging and fun.”
Mom & PhD Biologist/Professor
“Every K-2 classroom should have this game and use it to complement their Science of Reading curriculum.”
Vice President, The Reading League Washington, DC
“My son loves this game, he wants to play it again and again.”
Civil Rights Attorney and Mother
“Love this game! My son keeps asking to play and it’s fun to see him jump around and act so silly while he’s actually learning something. His teacher sent a bunch of these words home for him to practice and this game is helping a lot.”
“My daughter loves this game, she asks to play it again and again! She was a second grade struggling reader. When I found out her school was using an ineffective, old-school curriculum to teach reading, I started helping her with this game. It really helped her, and she loved playing it. Thank you!”
“This game is really, really fun and silly.”
3rd Grader from Maryland