As we all know, having fun whilst learning is always the best way to absorb information, whether you’re a child or a grown-up!
Below we have curated a list of links offering fun, educational and creative activities for children of all ages with a wide range of interests.
Games to encourage learning
There are all kinds of games that can help children learn and practise a range of skills, but the old-fashioned ones are arguably the best. Here are some suggestions:
MonopolyA firm family favourite, kids use a range of maths and communication skills in their quest to bankrupt you! Monopoly helps with counting, addition and subtraction, handling money, practising number bonds, strategy and negotiation
DominoesTraditional dominoes can help with counting, matching, recognising odd and even numbers, addition and subtraction. If your child is learning shapes, why not make your own dominoes with shapes on so they can practise recognising and matching them?
Snakes & laddersgets children counting and practising number bonds (along with a sprinkling of patience)
Connect4A great game for helping children learn to predict what might come next, consider the possible patterns of play and develop strategies. Not forgetting the element of luck!
ScrabbleYou might grab this one to help with spelling and vocabulary, but numbers are an important part of the game too. Addition and multiplication skills are used to keep track of scores throughout the game
Card gamesDo you remember playing card games when you were young? The old games like snap, patience, whist, rummy and bridge all help with maths from early skills like recognising numbers to ten and ordering numbers, to more advanced skills like probability and prediction