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Nurturing Literary Success

Nurturing Literary Success

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.

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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.”

Gina Sandrzyk

First Grade Teacher, National Literacy Expert

Gina Sandrzyk
Reading in a Distracted Age

Reading in a Distracted Age

With today’s historic literacy crisis and a world filled with digital distractions, ensuring your child engages with reading is an ongoing challenge.

Let's Solve This

Driven by Passion & Backed by Science

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.

The Clever Noodle Difference

 Kangaroo CravingsPrimarily Educational GamesPrimarily 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  
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The only games based on the  brain science  of how kids learn to read.

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Endorsed by Our Expert Literacy Panel

Nikki Bridges

Nikki Bridges

Founder and CEO of Lit; Former Superintendent of Education, Uncommon Schools

Tom Dillon

Tom Dillon

Co-Founder, The Literacy Lab

Kate Franz

Kate Franz

Former Director of Literacy, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School; National Literacy Consultant; PhD student in Literacy Education, Syracuse University

Laurie Moloney

Laurie Moloney

Co-Founder, Decoding Dyslexia DC; Academic Language Therapist; Former President, International Dyslexia Association

Molly Ness, PhD

Molly Ness, PhD

Vice President of Academic Content at Learning Ally

Carolyn Strom, PhD

Carolyn Strom, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy, NYU

Your Child's 3-Step Journey to Literacy Success

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.
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Select a Kangaroo Cravings game tailored to your child's age and literacy level.

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Revel in the joy of learning alongside your child or entrust their growth to caregivers.

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!
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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!

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Empower Their Future

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Kangaroo Cravings

Kangaroo Cravings

Kangaroo Cravings improves reading fluency, word recognition, memory, concentration, and self-esteem by helping children learn over 300 high-frequency sight words.

$29.95

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Kangaroo Cravings To-Go

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.

$12.95

 

95% of children should be able to read by third grade

95%

of children should be able to read by third grade

30%

of children actually do read by third grade

30% of children actually do read by third grade
70% of all children remain at a fourth grade reading level

70%

of all children remain at a fourth grade reading level

The Crucial Crossroads of Early Reading

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

When Play Transforms into Passion for Reading

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.

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When Play Transforms into Passion for Reading

Hear From Our Customers

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“My daughter never sits still, but she’ll sit and play Kangaroo Cravings because it’s so engaging and fun.”

Geeta Upadhyay
Mom & PhD Biologist/Professor

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“Every K-2 classroom should have this game and use it to complement their Science of Reading curriculum.”

Kate Noonan
Vice President, The Reading League Washington, DC

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“My son loves this game, he wants to play it again and again.”

Kevonne Small
Civil Rights Attorney and Mother

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“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.”

Jordan Wyatt
Parent

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“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!”

Erica Payne
Parent

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“This game is really, really fun and silly.”

Zaire F.
3rd Grader from Maryland

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