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4 Fun Ways for Teaching Babies to Play
Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 Kids of all ages learn through playing and engaging in various hands-on experiences. However, what about babies? Are babies capable of playing even before they can walk or talk? The answer is a resounding yes! But,...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Develop creative curiosity! Why every kid should practice art as much as possible
Sadly, art, and by that I include, dance, drama, music and visual arts can be viewed as less important than times tables and regarded as unnecessary. Artistic experiences, irrespective of your level of accomplishment and talent, are fundamental to personal...
Summer Slide: How to keep kids learning throughout the summer break
  The summer holiday is a much awaited break from the pressures of school and responsibility. It is a time for kids to relax, play and reset. However, their brains can do a little too much relaxing, resulting in the...
Potato Pattern Printing: Play with your food!
This printmaking Ed-Venture is an easy introduction to printmaking which has numerous developmental benefits for your child. I will help them to improve their bilateral communication, fine motor skills and their self-control (because good things come to those who wait...
Watermelon pizza... the perfect sunny day activity
Summer is coming, yes it really is, so make the most of it with this tasty WELL-BEING activity and enjoy a delicious ‘pizza’ that you can eat with enthusiasm and without regret! Help your little one learn about healthy eating...
Fruit Construction: Play with your food and learn!
 This STEM engineering is a fun and healthy way to encourage your little one to construct interesting shapes and structures. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with.  It will encourage and enhance; problem solving, motor skills...

Autism is a superpower. Resources for learning more about autism with your children

For Autism Awareness week 2021, we thought we would put together some resources for all children and families to learn about autism. The list is full of resources pulled from amazing creators many of which have autism themselves. There are...
4 fun & educational outdoors learning activities to boost your child’s brain this spring

It’s beginning to feel and look like springtime and Easter is around the corner! Here are 4 educational activities you can try with your child, to supplement your home learning. You might be in the garden, in the park, in the supermarket… but wherever you are there many simple and fun games you can do to entertain and educate your child at the same time!