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Tips to help your child become a puzzle whizz!
Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 Have you seen the new OjO science extension puzzles? Our fabulous Space Explorers, Underwater Explorers and Dino Explorers puzzles all offer a fun and educational activity for children but sometimes everyone needs a little help to...
OjO Partners with United Nations
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 OjO has partnered with the UN to support their United Nations Sustainability Development Goals for 2030 as we specifically integrate some of the UN’s sustainable development goals into our products. Goal 14: Life Below Water This...
Five Ways to Celebrate Children’s Book Week
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 Children’s Book Week in the US is May 2nd through 8th (and Nov. 7-13th), so what better way to celebrate than reading with your kids? Book-based activities and interactive games and crafts that center around books...
5 Activities for Educating Your Kid About the Environment
Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 Helping create awareness about the environment is a great way to teach kids about caring for the planet. An excellent time to explore eco-friendly activities is during National Environmental Education Week. This week of celebrating our...
Four Benefits of Pretend Play for Kids
Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 When you see children playing, you probably think they're having fun and just being kids. But there's a lot more going on during playtime than just having a good time. Children are also learning a lot, which...
10 Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 It’s unlikely you will find a home that doesn’t have a jigsaw puzzle in it, especially if young children live there. Most of us probably never even give them a second thought, there are just there,...
Six Craft Ideas And Art Projects For Mother’s Day
Saturday, March 26th, 2022 If you’re looking for a more personal way to show mom how special she is to you this Mother’s Day, make something from the heart. Not only does creating a gift add that personal touch, but...
A Message From OjO's Founder
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022   Hello OjO community,It’s great to e-meet you! For those who don’t know me, I want to take the opportunity to re-introduce myself to our community of STEAM learners. I’m Maha, the Founder & CEO at...
5 Fun Science Activities To Celebrate Science Week
Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 Calling all science lovers! It’s British Science Week (BSW) March 11th through 20th , which strives to spark interest in all STEM-related activities. It celebrates science, technology, engineering, and math and introduces some of the latest innovations....
6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Concentration
Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 Children are by their nature, energetic and curious and as most parents will know it can be a real challenge to get them to sit still and concentrate on a specific task. It’s likely your child...
5 STEM Books to Read with your Kid
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 World Book Day is this Thursday, March 3rd. Why not visit www.worldbookday.com to find out about some of the fabulous activities that you can take part in. If you are looking for something to read, we...
5 Ways To Help Your Child Become a Good Digital Citizen
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 There is a saying that the current generation is being ‘raised by the internet’ and given the events of the last couple of years that statement has perhaps become even more true, which makes the concept...
3 Easy STEM Activities To Try This Weekend!
Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 Teaching your kids through STEM activities is a fantastic way to foster a love for science and technology. The reason is that many of these activities are hands-on and feature multiple components sure to spark a...
Celebrating 2021’s Space Victories
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2022 At some point, every young boy or girl thinks about what it would be like to explore outer space. They might dream of becoming an astronaut, building rocket ships, or making groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Until they...
Digital Detox
The New Year is the perfect time to have a bit of a digital detox and one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to achieve that is by playing a board game with the family. The last two very...
Making Friends
One of the many sad facts to emerge from the ongoing pandemic we are all living through, is that as children have had limited contact with the outside world, it has made some reluctant or anxious to make contact again...
Being a Good Listener
As a teacher of young children, if I could have given the children in my care one skill it would have been for them to have good listening skills. If I had a 50p for every time I asked a...
Children’s Work Is Play
For some, they might see children playing and assume the kids are on a break. Many people think that if children are at play, they’re not thinking; they’re just blowing off steam. But, this couldn’t be further from the truth....
The Learning Process Of Children
It might seem simple, but consider this classic example of the learning process of children - there’s a hot stove, you touch it and burn your hand. The next time you see a hot stove, you know to be more...
Back to school blues? How to help your nervous child as they go back to school
There may be lots of reasons why your child is anxious about going back to school, starting a new school, past experiences of bullying or adversity, separation anxiety, the list goes on. Almost certainly many children will have found the...
Are STEM toys really beneficial to children? Start science earlier!
You might think the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is only for those desiring to become the next Einstein or Bill Gates. For example, perhaps you picture future engineers, doctors, scientists, and other similar careers as the only...