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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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
7 ways play helps to supercharge your child's brain development
Did you know play is considered so important to optimal child development that it has been recognised by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Through play, children develop language, social and emotional...
8 amazing reasons to read storybooks every day with your young child
At OjO we firmly believe that sharing a book with a child is one of the most enjoyable and worthwhile things you can do as a parent. Not only is it easy to do, it’s immensely rewarding and valuable!  There...
The all-you-need-to-know guide to STEM and Early Years Learning Terms. The A - Z of early education
Here is our glossary of words and phrases which might be used in early years learning activities and STEM resources.  These terms can be used a lot in early years educational resources, but for a new-to- homeschooling parent it can be...

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...
How do children learn? And how you as a parent can help!
Babies are born with extremely advanced brains and are capable of more than you think. Learn the timeline of your child's developmental milestones and find out how you can make the most of the crucial early years window. You will learn some staggering facts about your kid's brain and take home some key tips you can easily implement at home and get your child school and life ready!
Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset: How to set your child up for success
Does your child have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? There are so many reasons why a growth mindset is a positive and important way for you and your child to think. Learn all you need to know in this guide, from WHY it is so important to have an open growth mindset to HOW you can help your child develop one.