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 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: 3 - 6 years
Brian Moore

Teaching Time Clock

Time is not an easy concept to grasp when you are a kid. For children, a minute seems to be so long, and an hour can be eternal. We invented a tool to measure and make sense of time, the clock. It is important for children to learn how to read a clock so they can have a visual aid to understand to notion of time.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Brian Moore

Animal Mastermind Towers

An entertaining game to play during study breaks or anytime is Animal Mastermind Towers. Part of the educational games, Animal Mastermind Tower and similar games help develop cognitive skills. Sometimes parents and educators like to integrate these games to the lessons to make learning more active.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set

Playing basketball is a classic game for children to remain active and have fun, it engages them in a handful of educational benefits that could affect how they emerge proactive in education. Playing with the Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set helps with coordination and motor skills while acting in cognitive thought during play.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Brian Moore

Garden Building Toys

We learn a lot from observing nature. Many science lessons focus on living organisms and toys and games are great visual aids for learning about the subject. Gardening Building toys for example break down all the parts of the flower and plants into pieces so children can assemble in the garden.

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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: 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: 11 – 13 years
Brian Moore

THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING WITH MARBLE RUN

Games like Marble Run give children the ability to construct, create and play with countless tracks and pieces that stimulate their need for a creative outlet alongside the ability to problem solve. The sky is the limit when it comes to possibilities with games like this. Being able to create new structures that will guide each marble on its path is both fun to do in the moment, as well as imparts a feeling of satisfaction in the physical building of something new. Each piece placement is a new decision that gently challenges the child to follow a sequence of events, and it is up to the builder to decide what pieces work best together to create their vision and which ones get in the way.

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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: 2 - 4 years
Brian Moore

PRETEND AND PLAY CASH REGISTER

Do you remember how hard math was growing up? How can a person buy seven apples but only need three? For children who are starting to learn about the subject, getting a grasp on numbers and math can be intimidating.

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AGES: 12 and up
Mary Briseno

Benefits Of Origami

Partaking in the hobby of Origami requires several skills to achieve success while creating different figures with paper. Problem solving is required while engaging in the improvement or motor and perception skills used through creative play.

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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 - 8 years
Brian Moore

BENEFITS OF SKILLMATICS BRAIN GAMES

Skillmatics Brain Games encourage children to play with different puzzle sheets that can help them with helpful features that can enhance their education and learning capabilities. Engaging them in memorization, problem solving, perception and cognitive practice while completing each puzzle sheet provided.

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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

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: 3 - 6 years
Brian Moore

Treasure Hunt Game Fun Scavenger Hunt Board Game

Scavenger hunt games are fun activity to do when you are bored. They can be played anywhere, and everyone can participate. There are many ways to play Scavenger hunt games, parents can make their own versions or find game instructions online, as well as find board game versions.

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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

LEARNING MATH WITH YAHTZEE

Yahtzee is a game beloved by many, and has shown itself in many different cultures and regions, although sometimes under different names and rule variations. The objective of the game is simple on the surface – to score points by rolling five dice to make certain combinations. The dice can be rolled up to three times in a turn to try to make various scoring combinations, and dice must remain in the box. A game consists of thirteen rounds back and forth rolling the dice with the winner being the player that scores the most points.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus

Listening to music or playing an instrument from early age is great for developing a child’s cognitive and motor skills. Toys such as Fisher-Price Think and Learn Rocktopus are great introduction for the music world for toddlers.

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AGES: 3 - 6 years
Brian Moore

Matatalab Coding Robot

Coding has been very influential in the learning STEM program. For young children, coding can help shape the way they think and approach the world. Using toys and games as learning tools helps familiarized children with creating commands and making sequence of codes.

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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
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: 7 and up
Brian Moore

Check The Oven! Math Game

Check The Oven is a fun math game to incorporate to class or playtime. Educators and parents use math games for practice and to sharpen a child’s math skills. Children tend to be engaged in learning when the work is turn into a game. Check The Oven and similar math games are a good way to exercise mental math helping the child to solve the math problems quicker and handle more complex equations.

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AGES: 5 – 7 years
Mary Briseno

Why Connect Game

Game night is not the only time to play board games. They are a great tool for creating teachable moments for toddlers and children. Board games have been proven to help with math and develop problem-solving skills. Different types of board games tackle specific subjects or set of skills.

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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 - 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: 11 – 13 years
Mary Briseno

PICTIONARY

The game Pictionary is a great group activity that can engage children in creative drawing and the development of visualizing ideas. Alongside this proactivity towards creativity is the practice of logic and problem-solving skills. A great activity for memorization and motor skill development with hand-eye coordination, these aspects about the game create the opportunity to teach children important elements that can benefit their education experience.

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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: 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: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

NUMBERS GAMES WITH DICE

If asked to picture a fun, engaging, and inexpensive game that can also be used as a learning tool, playing with dice might not be the first that comes to mind. A long-standing staple of casinos and dive bars, they have also made their way into classrooms and are used by educators as a way to enhance learning and teach numbers concepts. Math isn’t generally regarded as the most exciting subject to study, but introducing games into lessons is a smart way to keep students engaged.

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