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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...
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....
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...
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...
Shy or anxious child? Boost your kid's post-covid confidence
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the majority of schools shut down to in-person learning. This shift to virtual learning meant lots of children suddenly lost a significant part of the school experience and thus social interaction. Plus, with so many...
Maximize the learning by creating a productive home learning environment for your child
Sometimes, getting your child to learn in your home environment can be extremely tricky and lead to them becoming easily overwhelmed with lack of focus. When setting up a space for education at home, you need to remember these two...
Get inspired by STEM! Science book list for kids age 4-8
There is no doubt that reading is great for our kid’s brains and learning, so why not sneak a little extra STEAM learning into reading time? This book list is comprised of some of OjO’s favourite Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts...
OjO's latest awards! Award winning homeschooling games approved by moms & families!
We are very happy to announce we have had a fabulous three months, winning three new awards for our educational games and toys! The past months have been full of surprises as we got emails from three well known awards...
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...
Meet Jeanie! ... and learn what makes a great STEM learning game
Jeanie is joining the global OjO team from North Carolina, USA as our new Sales Manager. She is on the Executive Board of Directors and the Finance Committee of ASTRA, an organisation who supports toy stores & manufacturers across the USA....
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...