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10 Great Podcasts for Children of All Ages
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 The end of the summer break is almost here, but not quite close enough for parents to stand down and relax. The dreaded “I’m bored” cry can still be heard echoing round the house and it’s...
10 Ways to Keep Your Kid Busy During the Summer Holidays
Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 While the children will no doubt be cheering as loudly as they can that the summer holidays are here, many parents will be making a very different sound, a sigh or a groan as they realise...
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...
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 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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...