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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10 and up
Brian Moore

String Art Kit

Time for arts and crafts is an important break from long periods of studying or work. Young children need this time to explore and develop their cognitive abilities from a different angle that is not reading or math. There are many activities one can do for arts and crafts, each one helping in different ways.

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AGES: 11 – 13 years
Mary Briseno

THE WORD GAME SCRABBLE

The board game Scrabble is designed to challenge your mind to come up with different words, using only certain letters provided to you. This classic game combines the mechanics of a word puzzle and a board game, resulting in a challenging and entertaining activity that people of all ages can enjoy. Playing Scrabble creates a healthy competitive environment that will require players to use problem solving, memory retention skills and concentration.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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

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: 2 - 6 years
Mary Briseno

Benefits Of First 100 Words

The First 100 Words book covers a wide range of different words alongside images that can help children learn through reading at a young age. Reading, spelling, and the use of perception encourages children to develop literacy skills at a young age.

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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
Mary Briseno

Newton’s Tree

From the moment an apple fell on Newton’s head gravity has been associated with that moment in history. It is the perfect example of how the force of gravity pulls us to Earth. Taking inspiration from the lesson of Newton and the apple there is a board game for children to learn and have fun.

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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: 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: 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 - 6 years
Brian Moore

Wooden Lacing Apple Threading

Young children love to explore with their senses. Touch and sight are their primordial way of learning. Toys are their first introduction to learning. It is important that these preschool toys keep children active to help develop their cognitive skills.

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AGES: 11 – 13 years
Mary Briseno

APPLES TO APPLES CARD GAME

Card games are a great way to help us connect with family and friends and opens the door to countless hours of entertainment. Aside from being used as a fun way to socialize and pass the time, there are other benefits to playing cards worth keeping in mind. Games like Apples to Apples are an immersive way to help players improve cognition by practicing skills like logic and memory retention.

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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: 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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