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Code Master: A Programming Logic Game

The programming logic game.

The Programming Logic Game The idea that all kids should learn coding skills is a fast growing educational movement at the moment. Code Master is a fun, hands-on way to develop computational thinking abilities and to build the mental skills necessary to understand the concept of coding. To learn more about this fun game, click…

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Supporting Learners with Dyslexia

Lowercase Letter Beads

Educators play a vital role in the academic and emotional well-being of learners with Dyslexia. This learning difficulty is more common than people often realise and is thought to affect around 10% of the population, and 4% severely. It is a common Specific Learning Difficulty and is often described as a hidden disability. Although weakness…

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Core Math Concepts for Every Phase

Mental Maths

I am going to highlight Learning Tools products related to the theme in age groupings – Preschool, Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase. So, have a look at these core math concepts for every phase. Preschool: Counting Hands Classroom Kit Counting Hands is a versatile product that can be used at different developmental levels, and to…

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Shapeometry educational game to develop reasoning skills.

ShapeOmetry is a fun game that helps develop spatial, abstract and quantitative reasoning skills. BENEFITS: Develops mathematical reasoning Promotes abstract and quantitative reasoning Builds confidence and perseverance Can be played Individually or in partners To read more about this educational game click here.

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Math Games

Math games like Tri-Facta help kids deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning.

Math games should form an essential part of any child’s learning. By playing various math games children have the opportunity to explore fundamental number concepts, such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. Math games can also encourage children to explore number combinations, place value, patterns, and other important mathematical concepts. Playing games…

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Educational Games

Bananagrams word game

If you are a teacher, parent, or just a fun loving person who loves teaching games, below is a selection of my favourite educational games suitable for all ages. These are perfect for class activities as well as family game nights. Qwirkle Qwirkle an addictive strategy game, it is the perfect game to hone player¹s…

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Consonant Vowel Consonant From Bones Series

Consonant Vowel Consonant Bones

Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) Bones is an ideal Grade 1 literacy game. CVC words are words that follow the pattern Consonant-Vowel-Consonant. These are considered the simplest words and the starting point of many phonics programs (after some work on initial sounds). These words highlight the short vowels such as the a in cat, the e…

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Understanding Numbers and Time

Place value dice

Understanding numbers and time is not always easy for children. Here are some great products to develop their sense of numbers and time. Place Value Dice Place value is the value given to the place or position of a digit in a number. Children need to understand the relationship between each digit in a number.…

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National Book Week 2016

National Book Week 2016

I am very excited to announce that National Book Week (NBW) has kicked of this week for an exciting book filled week. During this week is the ideal time to focus on our children’s reading ability and awareness. This South African literacy event is running from 5-11 September 2016, across all nine provinces. NBW is…

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The Magic of Base 10

Base 10 Starter Set

Our everyday number system is a Base 10 system. The Base 10 system is known as the decimal system. In this system there are 10 digits to show all numbers. These are 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Numbers are made up of these digits in the same way that words are made up of letters. These words are called…

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