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: 11 – 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE WORD GAME SCRABBLE

The board game Scrabble is designed to challenge your mind to come up with different words, using only certain letters provided to you. This classic game combines the mechanics of a word puzzle and a board game, resulting in a challenging and entertaining activity that people of all ages can enjoy. Playing Scrabble creates a healthy competitive environment that will require players to use problem solving, memory retention skills and concentration.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Mary Briseno

The Magic School Bus: A Journey into the Human Body

The human body is strong and delicate at the same time. Educators and parents teach to children the importance of taking care of their bodies for them to grow strong and healthy. A child needs to be aware of their bodies so they can be careful when doing physical activities.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Brian Moore

Smart Farmer

Taking a break from traditional learning puzzle games are an entertaining way to stimulate the brain. No matter the age or skill set, brain teasers such as puzzles have been proven to be a great way to exercise the mind and develop cognitive skills.

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AGES: 2 - 6 years
Mary Briseno

SPIN AND LEARN COLOR FLASHLIGHT

Children at an early age are very receptive to sounds and colors. Incorporating these things into learning tools are a great way to take that curiosity and focus it on learning. The types of toys we give children to play with can have profound influence on the way that they learn skills. Many types of toys for young children can be used as a way to jump start education. One good example of these educational toys is the Spin and Learn Color Flashlight. Toddlers will have fun listening to music and animal sounds while interacting with the lights and colors of the flashlight.

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AGES: 2 – 4 years
Mary Briseno

THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING MAGNA TILES

As children develop their ability to create, play, and imagine, it is important to nurture those qualities in a fun and scholastic way. Engaging your toddler with toys that encourage them to think, solve and construct their ideas into reality is an effective method to accomplish this while embracing a fun and healthy environment. Being able to take control and make decisions based on what the child’s imagination wants to create is just the start to what can be an efficient way to build cognitive abilities.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Brian Moore

LEGOS

It is safe to say that Legos have become a cherished part of most people’s childhoods. Beyond being fun to play with, there is a reason behind finding Legos at day-care centers and schools everywhere. It is widely agreed that having visual and tactile aids helps children have a better understanding and learning curve in general.

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AGES: 11 – 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE POCKET CALCULATOR

Pocket calculators are a great tool that assist children in school every day. Unlike cellphones or computer calculators, a pocket calculator will not distract children from school work. An advantage of the pocket calculator is the design simplicity – there are no additional applications on the device. A calculator is largely used with the intention to be a shortcut to mathematical procedures such as multiplication or division.

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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
Mary Briseno

Parcheesi Royal Edition

Whether it is called Parcheesi or Pachisi, this classic board game is one of the games that can be integrated to class as learning tools. Classic board games have been proven over time by their popularity to be effective in engaging children’s cognitive skills through play.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Mary Briseno

Newton’s Tree

From the moment an apple fell on Newton’s head gravity has been associated with that moment in history. It is the perfect example of how the force of gravity pulls us to Earth. Taking inspiration from the lesson of Newton and the apple there is a board game for children to learn and have fun.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

CHESS, A GAME FOR THE MIND

Chess is one of the most played board games historically worldwide. It is played in almost every country and players ranging from small children all the way up to the elderly are able to enjoy what it has to offer. Why is this board game so popular, and for so long? Why do we teach children to play from an early age in schools? The answer is simple, this board game has been proven over time and many studies to be great developmental tool for education and mental abilities.

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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: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

PAPER TELEPHONE, THE GAME

If asked, most adults could probably recall at least one childhood memory involving the telephone game. Even if not, it’s often portrayed in movies and pop culture as a universal symbol of childhood. Paper Telephone is a fun variation of this classic game that can be also used as an team building exercise or in helping peers get to know one another. The entertainment factor is pretty obvious, but there are some surprising benefits to these games that people don’t always consider. Players must use communication skills and creativity, while practicing problem-solving and logic.

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AGES: 2 - 6 years
Mary Briseno

THE BENEFITS OF THE LEARN-TO-PLAY PIANO

Engaging a child with a musical instrument is one of the most efficient ways to develop and enhance their motor and cognitive skills. The piano, requiring time, practice, and dedication, creates an environment of creativity, memorization and confidence for people of all ages and all around the world.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Brian Moore

Town Maze Magnetic Game

Toys and games are great introduction for early learning. Town Maze Magnetic Game is one of the educational toys that guide young children to recognize color and numbers through play. Magnetic mazes toys intrigue the child’s attention.

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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: 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: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

UNO THE CARD GAME

UNO is a universally popular card game with people of all ages. This classic fan favorite is easy to play and great for bringing together family and friends. Another unexpected perk of UNO is the educational benefits it can offer to children who play the game. Players will utilize important skills such as problem solving, strategy, and recognizing patterns. Practicing these types of skills through play will help children apply them in school and learn how to build on this skill foundation throughout their lives. Young children who play this game are introduced to concepts of fair play and working with others.

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AGES: 11 – 13 years
Brian Moore

SEE AND SPELL LEARNING TOYS

Introducing children into the world of spelling and grammar may seem difficult and overwhelming, but when paired with a toy that can provide these skills in an entertaining way, learning becomes smooth and natural. Being able to introduce these topics at an early age can create a healthy educational environment for your toddler that will benefit them their entire lives.

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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: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Moon Balancing Games

Games are a great introduction to learning. Some games are designed to play for fun and relief stress, others to work on cognitive skills, or motor skills, and some games are designed with all the above. They a great unconventional learning tool for young children who are starting to develop those key skills.

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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: 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

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: 2 - 6 years
Mary Briseno

Benefits Of First 100 Words

The First 100 Words book covers a wide range of different words alongside images that can help children learn through reading at a young age. Reading, spelling, and the use of perception encourages children to develop literacy skills at a young age.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM MINECRAFT

If you aren’t familiar with the computer game Minecraft,it would be understandably easy to pass it off as a simple building blocks game at first glance. Once you take a deeper look, however, you will likely be pleasantly surprised to find that it offers many more educational benefits than what you might have initially anticipated. Minecraft requires the use of important skill sets such as teamwork, competence in resource management, and problem solving through logic.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Brian Moore

ICE COOL

Looking for fun ways to stimulate the brain? Board games have always been a longstanding tool in education. Board games are designed to be hands-on activity for developing key skills for learning. For example, Ice Cool is a game designed to enhance a person’s dexterity.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

NUMBERED PLAYING CARD GAMES

It’s not uncommon to have a deck or two of cards stored away in the house, waiting for a situation to arise to be used. Cards have been a fixture in family game nights, parties, and boring Sunday afternoons for many years, and with good reason. They are an inexpensive and simple source of entertainment that doesn’t require anything else to enjoy. There are literally hundreds of different games that can be played on one deck of cards and they can be enjoyed solo or with friends.

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AGES: 8 - 10 years
Mary Briseno

THE BENEFITS OF THE GRAVITY MAZE

When trying to get children to learn in a home setting, it is important to consider what will keep them both interested as well as stimulated in a good way. Toys that promote key foundational skills that encourage mathematics, engineering, STEM goals, and creativity are important and all found in a part of a game like Gravity maze. It helps create an educational environment invisibly, while remaining fun for hours at a time.

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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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