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

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: 3 - 6 years
Mary Briseno

Coogam Wooden Tetris Puzzle

Develop critical thinking skills Problem solving Improve logical thinking Hand eye coordination Tetris is the classic Russian block puzzle that took by storm the gaming

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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: 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: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Shopping List (Orchard Toys)

Everyone with a little effort and time can make real-life tasks into educational games. This is the case of Orchard Toys Shopping List a memory game based on doing groceries. Like many other memory games, Shopping List works on short-term memory.

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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
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: 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 - 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: 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: 3 - 6 years
Mary Briseno

Benefits Of Straw Constructor

Playing with the Straw Constructor STEM set engages children into creative play that can develop their motor and perception skills. This is done through the fun and play that is made through the toy itself. It engages in problem solving while remaining its ease of use as a toy set.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Brian Moore

BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC DIY DRILL EDUCATIONAL SET

The Electric DIY Drill Educational set encourages children to be creative while learning about power tools. They can practice their motor skills with the use of the tools in play while problem solving and partaking in perception skills.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Brian Moore

A Day in The Jungle

For children to be functional adults in society, emotional intelligence must be fostered just like the intelligence quotient (IQ). Both types of intelligence can be simultaneously developed using games and toys from a young age to build cognitive and social skills.

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AGES: 7 and up
Brian Moore

The World Game

Social Studies and geography classes can be dull and overwhelming with facts. Educators and parents use different teaching tools to make the lessons more dynamic. A good way to keep children engaged and learning about social studies is through games.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

SPLITTING IMAGE

Brainteasers are a popular game choice for parents, teachers, and children because these games promote learning in an entertaining way that children also enjoy. Parents gravitate toward these types of games because they are both fun and educational. Puzzles such as brain games help develop a child’s critical thinking skills and mental stamina. In fact, educators also integrate them into lessons and daily schoolwork. Different brain games build up different types of skills.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE BENEFITS OF DOMINOES

There are many classic board games that can be useful in classroom settings and have been proven to be effective, if unconventional, tools for learning. Games such as Dominoes are great for translating critical thinking and memory exercises into real world settings, with ramifications applied for the decisions made. Children benefit from games like this because they present them with challenges that require creativity and thinking outside the box. Dominoes is a game that requires a high level of strategy and planning in order to win. How the game works, a player analyzes the board to deduct what Domino tiles the other players have left, based on how they played each round.

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AGES: 2 – 4 years
Brian Moore

MR. PENCIL ABC BAG PACK

How to teach your kids their ABC’s before they start school? There are many educational toys that teach the alphabet, but the Mr. Pencil’s ABC Backpack has the National Parenting Product Award for its ingenuity. Mr. Pencil’s ABC Backpack is designed to teach children the alphabet in a fun way through different activities.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Brian Moore

Let’s Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

From the acclaimed storybook collection, The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a board game for children to learn how to count. Using a familiar story or games to captivate children’s attention, parents and educators insert lessons to playtime.

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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: 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

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: 2 - 4 years
Brian Moore

Jumping Jack Game

Jumping Jack Game like many other games is designed to help young children learn while they play. Taking carrots from a hill where Jack the rabbit sits is a fun activity to learn and practice numbers. Like many other board games, whoever has the most amount of carrots of the end of the game wins.

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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: 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

BENEFITS OF MY BIG ACTIVITY WORKBOOK

Having the Big Activity Workbook around for children to use and play with can be essential for teaching a handful of educational skills that can benefit them for there future. This book partaking in activities such as crossword puzzles, sudoku, spelling and various puzzles introduces children into problem solving, perception improvement, cognitive practice, and the use of creativity.

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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: 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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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: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

FEED THE WOOZLE COOPERATIVE GAME

Board games, in the right context, can be excellent educational materials disguised as entertainment. It is a great opportunity to pass time and build social skills with the entire family, with the added benefit of teaching children important life skills while having fun. Board games are designed to be played in groups of two or more, which allows people to comfortably sit down and create the space to talk and interact with each other. A fun game that brings everyone together and is worth considering, is Feed the Woozle.

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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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