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5 Second Rule Family Game

5 Second Rule Family Game

5 Second Rule puts your brain to the test by requiring players to come up with three answers to a...

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Ze Geoanimo Construction Game

Ze Geoanimo Construction Game

Ze Geoanimo construction game introduces young children to geometric shapes and encourages cognitive development. Children must try and follow...

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My First Bananagrams Word Game

My First Bananagrams Word Game

A Green banana of the younger Bananagrams bunch!   My First Bananagrams uses lowercase letters and word-building, combo-letter tiles...

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Rings Up! Face paced matching game

Rings Up! Face paced matching game

Rings Up! is a fast-paced matching game where players race to stack different coloured rings on their fingers based on...

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News and Reviews

July 26th, 2017

Learning Tools Multilingual Products reviewed on 702!

Products to facilitate second language acquisition Learning Tools had a boost on Saturday morning when our Multilingual Products – Viva Vocab and Conversation Station were reviewed on Radio 702  Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene. Many thanks to Talent Whisperer, and all around inspiring Nikki Bush for doing such a great job for us.   Learning Tools has developed two products to

July 12th, 2017

Working Memory – what is it? And how can we improve it?

Working Memory You’ve heard of Short-Term Memory, and Long-Term Memory – so what is Working Memory?  Working Memory is an area of the brain that we use while we are manipulating information.   Working Memory is used for carrying out complex tasks such as learning, reasoning and comprehension.  It is a limited space when comparing it to Long-Term

June 8th, 2017

Multilingualism – what does it mean, and how can we achieve it?

Products to facilitate second language acquisition I attended a most fascinating talk on Multilingualism last night – thank you Bellavista SHARE for the evening.  It was given by the Esteemed Professor Heila Jordaan, who is very worth listening to if you ever get a chance.  I will share a few of the salient points.   Living in South Africa, Multilingualism is

About Learning Tools

Learning Tools supplies affordable educational resources, toys and games to South Africans. Learning Tools imports educational resources of only the highest international standards. Our focus is on bringing high quality, trusted teaching tools into South Africa that help foundation phase and intermediate phase learners achieve success. Learning Tools games and resources are visually appealing, stimulating and engaging. We have teaching resources for literacy, numeracy, science, social & emotional skills, and also classroom essentials.

Language Resources

Learning Tools offers two language resources to help jump start learners with a second language. Conversation Station and Viva Vocab have been developed by teachers specifically to help learners in the art of critical thinking and vocabulary across four South African languages, namely Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa and Zulu. This video highlights the issues facing our teachers in the classroom and how these resources can be used to help them teach our children to think critically and develop their vocabulary in an interactive and fun way.

For years, the popular methodology for learning a second language has been to focus on grammar and sentences first and then on vocabulary. Recently, however, many teachers have realised that learning vocabulary first, leads to an easier transition into the second language. Learning grammar and how to construct sentences is easier once the learner has a reasonable base of vocabulary to draw on.

Become a Reseller with Learning Tools

Become a Learning Tools member and reap the rewards of our bulk buying power. All applications for membership are processed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to Learning Tools’ membership criteria.

African Voice
African Voice resources are developed specifically for the South African education sector and all learning tools are focused on expanding the range of resources in mother tongue languages available to educators. These locally produced products are the first in what will soon be a comprehensive selection of world class language and literacy tools created by African Voice for South African school children and teachers. African Voice currently offers two educational resources that are designed to facilitate critical thinking and help with second language acquisition. The rationale is that the same resource can be used for the younger children (aged 5 – 7) in mother tongue, and then in the older learners (aged 9 – 12) in the second language. Both games use English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu. There are questions and vocabulary words, and clear directions on correct pronunciation for......

2017 Catalogue

We are happy to publish our catalogue for 2017. Please feel free to download this and share with friends. We would like to see more educational games and resources in the hands of South Africa’s children. Learning Tools Autumn Catalogue 2017