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30 Minute Sand Timer - Black

Sand Timers – 30 Minutes (Black)

Brand new to Learning Tools!  We have 3 Sand Timers – each are 16cm tall and 7cm wide, so...

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15 Minute Sand Timer

Sand Timer – 15 minutes (Purple)

Brand new to Learning Tools!  We have 3 Sand Timers – each are 16cm tall and 7cm wide, so...

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Orange Sand Timer 10 Minutes

Sand Timers – 10 Minute Sand Timer (Orange)

Brand new to Learning Tools!  We have 3 Sand Timers – each are 16cm tall and 7cm wide, so...

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Whats the Time Mr Wolf Telling the Time Game

What’s The Time Mr Wolf?

What's The Time Mr Wolf? is a great board game to develop analogue and digital time telling skills. Players...

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News and Reviews

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

February 17th, 2017

The building blocks of geometry

Shapeometry educational game to develop reasoning skills. Shapes are the building blocks of geometry. Learning about shapes is a fundamental step in the basics of maths. Children need to start to understand what the properties of shape are, and how to classify shapes. Why do we need Geometry? Geometry is necessary for us to discover patterns, find areas, volumes, lengths and angles,

February 1st, 2017

Building a good foundation in reading – starting with VOWELS

Vowel Games Learning letter sounds is one of the first steps in learning to read. And while most consonant sounds come easily to kids, vowel sounds can be an entirely different monster. For one, vowel sounds are not “felt” as much in the mouth as most consonant sounds, making it harder for kids to hear them. Vowel

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