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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...
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...
How board games help your future innovator
Here at OjO, you’d think we are biased about board games as… well… we design and create them! However, we think our love for board games and play based learning is justified because we have done lots of research to...
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...