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 – 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: 11 - 13 years
Mary Briseno

SIMON THE MEMORY LIGHT GAME

Simon the Memory Light Game has been a groovy fixture in family game night since the 70’s. As the name suggests, this game will put your memory skills to the test. Games like Simon the Memory Light Game will help people of all ages train their memory while having fun. This pattern repetition game can especially help young children, as increased memory retention enables them to retain information better in school. Players will have their memory tested by having to learn, remember, and repeat long color patterns that are given by the game. The rounds are timed and players to don’t finish the sequence in time will lose the round.

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AGES: 4 and up
Brian Moore

Wildcraft!

The world of plants is fascinating and full of wonders. Every plant serves a purpose and they have bountiful benefits. Knowing about a plants attributes is a good life skill that can be handy in real life situations. Part of the science curriculum, educators and parents teach children to know and appreciate this living organism.

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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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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
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: 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 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: 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: 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

Matching Eggs

Educational toys that are based in everyday objects attract children’s attention because their familiarity. For example, eggs are a food item that anyone can have in their kitchen. Making eggs not only a source of energy but also an item for play as there are many games derived from them.

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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
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: 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

THE GAME AWKWARD MOMENT

Is everyone in separate rooms playing video games or watching TV right now? If this scenario sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Technology has drastically changed the way we spend our free time. The rise of social media, video games, and TV apps means people are spending more time on these socially isolating activities than ever. Game nights used to be a popular choice for people to relax and have fun while spending quality time together.

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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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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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