Gotrovo encourages learning through play, addressing 5 of the 7 EYFS objectives, as well as providing opportunities to practice maths through number recognition and use of play money (see the Ideas & Goodies page for further details).
Specifically, Gotrovo targets:
Communication and language development by expanding vocabulary, understanding and deduction through riddles.
Literacy by offering reading and writing opportunities at various levels.
Physical development with active indoor and outdoor trails.
Motor skills - children can develop their motor skills as they carefully attach clues to the map, and place coins in the loot bag. Under adult supervision they can also help to carefully apply velcro dots to the clue cards and maps as part of the initial game set up.
Personal, social and emotional development through team work and role play.
Expressive arts by using different media and materials, and exploring senses, sights and feelings in an imagined world. This is especially fun when following one of our role-play treasure hunts.
Logic and directional language as children learn to follow trails and even to lay them for others.
Speech development: children with delayed speech or other speech problems such as dyspraxia can be encouraged to articulate and enunciate the picture clues within the trail to grow confidence and vocabulary. The blank clue cards also enable you to create clues to focus on specific sound targets.
“I have found this game fantastic for my phonics sessions. It has created great enthusiasm for reading and working together as a team.”
Sarah Jones -Teacher in an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ teaching academy
“I feel this game provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of speech and language targets in a fun and most importantly, easy way.”
Lesley Foley -Specialist Speech and Langauge Therapist treating dyslexia, delayed speech and stutters
"Gotrovo is designed to stimulate the development of important language skills. The ability to recognise things and be able to name them is a crucial part of early language development...Games such as this can make learning fun."
Daphne Flavell - Special Needs Teacher
"Based upon the positive product reviews I purchased this treasure hunt game to be used as a fun activity for my elementary age students. I was looking for an engaging activity that would excite my kids and reinforce language development concepts such as following directions. I also wanted to use it to highlight the effectiveness of group work where a team of students work collectively toward a common goal. I'm very pleased with my purchase and I can't wait to put it in action. This activity is exactly how I would have imagined a treasure hunt game had I attempted to craft my own. That's a huge benefit in my book as I got a high quality professional product that is exactly what I wanted and I saved valuable time."
Lisa Lamoureaux -Elementary Teacher, US
“The Pre School children that I work with loved the idea of a treasure hunt. I found it very easy and quick to set up… I was able to adapt it to both inside and outside and it linked to the seven stages of the EYFS. I would definitely recommend this product to both parents and nurseries.”
Emma-Louise Brown-Andrews Senior Room Manager, Pre-School, National Nursery Chain
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