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: 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 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: 2 - 4 years
Mary Briseno

Touch And Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

The Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe creates an educational environment for children that can immerse them into learning while practicing their motor, perception, and cognitive skills. This is done through creative interactive play with the desk while practicing spelling.

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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: 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 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

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
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: 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: 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: 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: 2 – 4 years
Mary Briseno

SPIN ‘N’ SORT SPOUT PRO BATH GAME

With a little creativity and the right tools, children can turn almost any activity into an opportunity to learn and develop skills. You can even take learning to the bath time with games like Spin n’ Sort Spout Pro and others like it. There are a lot of toys available to just entertain your kids at bathtime, though it does take a little more research to find the right ones to serve as learning tools as well. Spin ‘n’ Sort Spout Pro helps toddlers to learn colors and shapes as well as keep them entertained for hours.

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AGES: 5 - 7 years
Mary Briseno

Toysery Bow And Arrow For Kids

Children can master a new skill when practicing the Toysery Bow and Arrow for Kids. While practicing coordination, children can learn to be perceptive about there surroundings while thinking cognitively to aim and get a bullseye with this toy. This engages in their key motor skill development while aiming and firing this toy bow.

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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: 11 - 13 years
Brian Moore

YETI SPAGHETTI

A good way to teach children about patience and the social grace of taking turns is through playing board games. Using board games, like a game of Yeti Spaghetti, in teaching has been proven to be a great tool for children because they are actively learning in a fun engaging manner.

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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
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: 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: 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: 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
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
Brian Moore

Wooden Geoboard

Educational toys are great source of entertainment inside and outside a classroom. They are exciting tool for hands-on learning. It helps children to be engaged in the lesson and playtime. One of the educational toys that offers endless fun is the geoboard.

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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: 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

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

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

Color Code

Color Code is a fun puzzle game that exercises a person’s cognitive skills. Games and puzzles are integrated to the learning process to keep young children engaged and focus. They are fun activity to refresh and activate the mind. Color Code and similar games are designed to help children practice.

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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: 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: 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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