LEARNING MADE FUN

Welcome to Learning Made Fun. A place where you can browse our reviews and suggestions for fun, wholesome and healthy activities for your children to enjoy. We believe that education and development happens when a child is able to focus and enjoy what they are doing and build skills that are the foundation for more formal schoolwork.

Browse around, enjoy what we have to offer, and start spending quality time with your children today!
AGES: 5 - 7 years
Brian Moore

Qwirkle Board Game

Game time can be part of learning. Studies have shown that board games work on a player’s cognitive skills and keep children engaged in class. They are an activity to do at any time or place. During class or outside the classroom board games are entertaining way to encourage children to maintain their minds active. For example, the board game Qwirkle is a strategic game that foster players problem-solving skills.

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AGES: 11 – 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Swimming is an excellent recreational activity for people of all ages. Recreational swimming not only provides a low-impact workout, but it’s also a good way to relax and de-stress. Common swimming styles in recreational swimming are the dog paddle, the breaststroke, the backstroke, sidestroke, etc.

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AGES: 2 - 6 years
Brian Moore

UNITED STATES INTERACTIVE MAP

Maps are a valuable learning tool. A good way to make Social Studies fun and interactive is by letting children play with interactive maps. Studies have found that children are more engaged while learning about history and geography through interactive map than with normal textbooks since lesson requires participation from the student.

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AGES: 10 and up
Mary Briseno

Spy Alley

There are many types of board games that serve educational purpose. Educators and parents add these games to their lessons or at playtime to help children practice cognitive skills such as reasoning and logical thinking. Playing to develop logical and reasoning skills is a way to keep children invested in learning.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Brian Moore

Jump In’

Brain teasers such as Jump In’ are fun way to challenge the mind in ways that reading or math are not able to. They are a good way to reset the brain when one is faced with more complex problems such as homework or real-life situations.

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AGES: 10 and up
Mary Briseno

Explosive Kitchen Lab

Science is a subject that requires the student to be active rather than just being passive and memorizing facts. Educators and parents use experiments to teach so children can fully understand the concepts and theories as everything in the science world is learned through discoveries.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Outdoor Explorer Kit

The classroom is not only place to learn, and sometimes it is good to step outside and explore the world. Parents and educators can use the outdoors for an array of activities and lessons. It is a great way for children to learn about biology of plants and insects.

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AGES: 5 – 7 years
Brian Moore

SiEque

Anyone who is good at math says that math is fun however if math problems are turned into a game everyone can enjoy math no matter their math skill level. Educators and parents use math games to keep children engaged in the lessons and practice in a fun way. A good multiplication game is SiEque designed to work with multiplication table in a different way.

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AGES: 10 and up
Mary Briseno

Benefits Of Education Solar Robot Toys

Solar Robot Toys introduces children into the process of building a solar powered toy robot that can be designed and transformed into different styles. Doing this engages in motor skill improvement alongside the practice in perception skills, creative play and problem solving.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

MAGIC: THE GATHERING

Magic: The Gathering teaches two very important skills for a child’s development: Creative practice and critical thinking. Playing the game encourages outside-the-box thinking in order to uncover different methods and endless styles of play. This unrestricted style of game play gives players the freedom to set their own game pace and use any card deck of choice.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Mary Briseno

Sushi Scramble Game

Sushi Scramble is one of the many games that can serves as educational tool. Reasonably, educators and parents like to incorporate games to their lessons because they are not only entertaining but also help children develop cognitive skills and understand concepts.

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AGES: 10 and up
Mary Briseno

Chickapig

Friday nights, weekday afternoons, or Saturday mornings, board games bring fun to every occasion. Even better, board games just like brain teasers are a great way to exercise the mind. With an educational value, board games are a great way for children to develop…

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE GAME OF SUDOKU

Let’s play some Sudoku! Over the years there have been many studies illustrating how Sudoku helps keep adult minds from deteriorating. While not traditionally thought of as a children’s game, Sudoku and similar puzzles will also help develop young minds. Children who play Sudoku have better short-term memory.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Snug as a Bug in a Rug

Snug as a Bug in a Rug is a co-operative game where young children can practice their colors, shapes and numbers. Sparking interest in learning from an early age board games like Snug as a Bug in a Rug are designed to make learning entertaining.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

BINGO

Bingo is a popular game that people play all over the world, often at community centers, senior facilities, and church groups. Research has found that the game has more value than for just passing the time and bonding with others. There are some surprising health benefits you can get from playing this centuries-old game.

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AGES: 11 – 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE ART OF ORIGAMI

Origami from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the intricate art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” has expanded to be an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, like the famous paper crane.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

PLAY JENGA

The game of Jenga is well known for its simplicity in design: A tower of wooden bricks that must be removed one by one, until one of the players causes the tower to collapse. This popular game also offers some unexpected benefits that are worth noting. Playing Jenga improves fine motor skills, dexterity, concentration, and perception capabilities. Game play encourages children to have fun while practicing these key functions that will be beneficial when facing various obstacles that may arise later in life.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE CENTURIES OLD GAME OF MAJONG

With so many new education tools out there today, options can feel overwhelming when looking for ways to help children learn essential life-skills. Technology has opened up a huge market for electronic devices designed specifically for teaching basic cognitive and motor skills. While tech certainly has its place in education, it’s worth remembering some of the alternatives that have already stood the ultimate test of time.

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AGES: 5 - 8 years
Mary Briseno

THE BENEFITS OF THE ABACUS

Math is one of the most challenging areas in education, and teaching it to children can be difficult at first. Using tools such as the Abacus helps create an easy environment to visually and tactilely understand and learn concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and even division. These are the key elements that form the basis of higher mathematics, and making math more accessible and easier to comprehend at an early age yields obvious and very real benefits.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

BUFFALO, THE NAME DROPPING GAME

Card games that are easy and fun to play are a great way to bring people together when hanging out with friends and in many other social settings. Buffalo, the Name-Dropping Game fits into both of these categories because of its’ simplicity in design and the opportunity for many people to play at once. As an added bonus, players will practice valuable skills that can be applied in many other social and educational situations.

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AGES: 5 - 8 years
Mary Briseno

Benefits Of Ker-Plunk

Ker-plunk being a fun and dynamic game to play with friends can offer various benefits to children at a young age. Some helpful topics such as the improvement of logic skills, creative problem solving, and concentration are focused on while playing. Hand-eye coordination is also put into practice as each player takes stick by stick in the game until all marbles fall to the bottom.

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AGES: 10 and up
Mary Briseno

Explore the World

Games and imagination are a good way to travel when you are stuck at home. When children are introduced to other countries history and culture in social studies class their curiosity is intrigued. However social studies class can be tedious with the constant lecture format.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Brian Moore

THE FLOOR IS LAVA! GAME

The imaginative game of The Floor is Lava engages children in jumping from location to location to avoid pretend lava. This immerses children in physical activity while using their perception skills with cognitive thinking and the use of imagination.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Dots and Mazes

Activity mats are a great tool for developing young child’s cognitive and motor skills from an early age. Depending on the activity mat, a child can exercise different set of skills. Dots and Mazes is one of many activity mats designed to foster toddlers writing skills.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Mary Briseno

iTrax

Games are a fun way to test one’s cognitive skills. Breaking away from the traditional way of learning, games bring excitement and challenge the brain to think outside the box. Keeping the mind active and sharp. Educators and parents integrate these games into their lessons or breaks to make the class more entertaining.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

CAN YOU SOLVE A RUBIX CUBE?

The Rubik’s Cube is a well-known puzzle game that also somehow morphed into a piece of American pop culture. Love it or hate it, the Rubik’s Cube has been around for decades and is here to stay. When this toy was first created, it was marketed as the ‘impossible puzzle’ but is now being used as a tool by educators to teach math and logic stills.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE GAME OF CHECKERS

Checkers is a classic board game that never goes out of style. The rules are easy to follow and it’s a great activity for passing time. Aside from being simple to learn and fun to play, Checkers and other similar board games can help children learn valuable skills, like task-specific focus, problem-solving, and logic. Introducing Checkers to a child from a young age improves concentration and these benefits will carry over onto many different aspects of life, from school and beyond.

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AGES: 10 and up
Brian Moore

String Art Kit

Time for arts and crafts is an important break from long periods of studying or work. Young children need this time to explore and develop their cognitive abilities from a different angle that is not reading or math. There are many activities one can do for arts and crafts, each one helping in different ways.

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AGES: 0 - 1 years
Mary Briseno

THE BENEFITS OF THE SORTING SURPRISE TURTLE

Shortly after birth, babies will begin to perceive and learn from their environment, absorbing and processing as much information as they can that will help them understand the world . As they continue to grow and build on this understanding, introducing activities that benefit development will enhance this process and give them an advantage in learning.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Brian Moore

Briarpatch Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Board games are at forefront of making learning fun. They tackle different subjects, have different levels of difficulty, and teach different lessons. From cognitive skills to motor skills, games are a great way to engage children in learning.

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