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

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: 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: 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: 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 GAME OF CHARADES

Charades is a classic staple for any family game night. This hilarious game is a favorite that has stood the test of time. Charades is both fun and relaxing; players who aren’t afraid to unwind and let loose a bit will find themselves at an advantage with this game. The nature of the game encourages different kinds of creative expression and will help more reserved players learn how to push past their comfort zone a bit in a way that’s not overwhelming. This type of play can be especially beneficial to children who may need to improve communication skills.

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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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 11 – 13 years
Mary Briseno

PLAYING THE PIANO

Playing the piano offers a plethora of health and mental benefits that will supplement every part of your life. And, that doesn’t even begin to expand on the deep network and historical tradition of the instrument and art. Even though you’re sitting down, playing the piano is somewhat of a mental and physical workout all its own.

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AGES: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

MONOPOLY THE BOARD GAME

Monopoly is a classic board game that has entertained groups of friends and families for years. Having been around for generations, it’s considered a piece of American history and is still wildly popular around the world. It’s no secret that game nights with friends and family are a great way to socialize and bond, but many games such as Monopoly are also great for teaching important life-skills.

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AGES: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Robot Turtles

Coding is a language used for programming. Learning to code from a young age helps children expand their cognitive skills by learning this new language. As part of the STEM programs, coding has made an impact in learning.

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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 – 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: 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: 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: 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
Mary Briseno

Otrio

From Tic-tac-toe originates the game Otrio a more complex version of a classic that allows up to four players in the game. Like many other board games, Otrio is designed for players exercise their reasoning and critical thinking skills.

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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: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Light Up Terrarium Kit For Kids

The Light Up Terrarium Kit for Kids is a great way to introduce science related subjects when regarding nature, weather, the environment and how it can affect the space around them. It practices motor skills alongside perception while engaging in simple tasks to create the terrarium.

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