Math Resources for Learning the Times Tables

There comes a time in Math when your child will need to memorise the multiplication tables. Here are 7 resources that will hopefully help make that process a little less painful… Introducing Times Tales DVD The Times Tales DVD is a two-part video series that has taught hundreds of kids their times tables in anContinue reading “Math Resources for Learning the Times Tables”

Educational Puzzles Extend the Benefits of Jigsaws

We know that jigsaw puzzles offer numerous benefits to children. Jigsaws are great for developing: Hand-Eye Coordination – Kids have to use their coordination in order to get the pieces to fit together. Language Skills – By working with others, kids discuss shapes and ask for certain pieces. Fine Motor Development – Maneuvering puzzle pieces around can really buildContinue reading “Educational Puzzles Extend the Benefits of Jigsaws”

Exploring Careers with Kids: When I grow up, I want to be…

G2 is working on a new topic at school – “When I Grow Up”. To support his learning, it was recommended that we take him to Kidzania so he can see the different types of jobs that exist. To further that experience, we found the following resources for children exploring the different careers available… When I GrowContinue reading “Exploring Careers with Kids: When I grow up, I want to be…”

Brilliant Science Board Games

Educational Board Games on Amazon. What do you do when you need to keep the kids indoors, but you don’t want them tearing up the place or being glued to a screen? Play board games, of course! And what better way to entertain them then with Science Board Games that will make a fun familyContinue reading “Brilliant Science Board Games”

Spelling Games to Take the Tedium Out of Spelling Homework

G2 has started working on his spelling at school and he recently came home with his first spelling list. I was a little worried about getting him to practice his spelling words because he hates to write and he gets so easily distracted if I ask him to spell out the words to me. Getting himContinue reading “Spelling Games to Take the Tedium Out of Spelling Homework”

Math Resources: Free Online Math Programs

The only way to learn Mathematics is to do Mathematics – Paul Halmos So here are some great free Math resources for kids to practice their Math on… Math Playground Math Playground offers free online Math games for kids… NRICH Created by the University of Cambridge, NRICH is a project that aims to enrich the mathematicalContinue reading “Math Resources: Free Online Math Programs”

Building Memory and Spatial Intelligence with Jigsaw Puzzles

Playing with jigsaw puzzles have been touted to be beneficial for our brains. Although many of the claims have yet to be substantiated when we conducted our research of the literature, we did find that playing with jigsaw puzzles was good for developing short term memory and visual-spatial ability. Why is short term memory important? Short-term memory acts asContinue reading “Building Memory and Spatial Intelligence with Jigsaw Puzzles”

Pirate Themed Learning for Pirates Day!

Arr me hearties! It’s Pirate Day 19th September! Let’s get into the spirit and celebrate with these easy and creative pirate ideas! If you have a child that loves pirate themes, this will also be perfect for your family any time… Pirate Treasure Hunt Ready for some pirate fun over the weekend? Send your kids onContinue reading “Pirate Themed Learning for Pirates Day!”

Nikitin Material Brain Games and Puzzles from Lern Spiel Verlag

We are always on the lookout for brain games, toys and puzzles. We really like this one that was shared with us recently – Nikitin Material range from Lern Spiel Verlag… Recommended for children from 4 years and up, Nikitin Material Development Kits help promote: mental develop perception concentration logical thinking lateral thinking numerical reasoningContinue reading “Nikitin Material Brain Games and Puzzles from Lern Spiel Verlag”