Tagged: games

Toddlers – carefree, risk-taking, naughty little thrill-seekers

Toddlers naughty little thrill-seekers

Ah, the toddler… a fully mobile being with virtually no common sense! With the exception of their afternoon siesta, toddlers can be active all day long! Toddlers are meant to be carefree, risk-taking, thrill-seekers. Continue reading »

DIY travel chalkboard clipboard and free printables

DIY_travel_chalkboard_clipboard_and free printable

Traveling in the car can sometimes be a nightmare with children. The all¬†too famous line of ‘are we there yet?’ playing over and over like a broken record… So for the next school holidays road trip, I’m getting prepared early by making this DIY travel chalkboard clipboard. Continue reading »

Board games in the digital age

board games

When most people hear the word ‚Äúgamer‚ÄĚ, they usually add the prefix ‚Äúvideo‚ÄĚ subconsciously. But, while digital games have slowly become accepted as part of mainstream entertainment, the past decade has also seen the unexpected growth of an industry that many assumed would become redundant in the era of Playstations and iPads: tabletop board games. Continue reading »

Family games night – fun during meals


Combining games night with a family meal is one way to have a lot of fun.  You can get dressed up, divide family members into who is responsible for each course, and plan an activity or two inbetween.

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Games, games, games!


On long, wet days – especially during the school holidays – getting together around the table can be a lot of fun and games provide a welcome pastime. Here are some inside card games to keep the whole family amused. Continue reading »

Kinect Star Wars


Star Wars is the latest game for the Xbox Kinect 360. It’s a wee stroke of genius really, ‘cos who doesn‚Äôt want to be a Jedi Knight???

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Xbox 360 and Kinect (and Kinectimals Game)


I need to say at the outset that I’m not really a gamer. I’m probably like many of you in that I love the idea of the sport and fitness games but am not really interested in hard-core games. So when I first saw the Xbox 360, I didn’t know if it was really for me. Turns out it is ūüėČ Read the full review »

Free Science and Literacy Games

Free Science and Literacy Games

Find our quick reference table of free¬†Online Games – Science & Literacy – ¬†fun for kids. Let your toddler, preschool or primary school boys and girls learn¬†science, literacy, reading, word games, spelling, puzzles, mazes¬†& more through playing free educational online games. Click on the selected website address below to view and play an enormous array of interactive games. Contact us¬† if you would like any other free, cool¬†science or literacy game websites added for¬†young children to enjoy. Continue reading »

Free Maths games

Free Maths games

Use our quick reference table of free Online Maths Games just for kids. Let your toddler, preschool or primary school boys and girls learn while having fun playing free online maths & numeracy games.  Click on the selected website address below to view and play the enormous array of interactive games. Contact us  if you would like any other free, cool maths or numeracy game websites added for young children to enjoy.

 Website Link and Description
 Maths for Kids http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.comMaths exercises at a range of levels for approximately 6-11 year olds.
¬†THOMAS and friends ¬†thomasthetankengine.com¬†— includes a variety of¬†visual games for toddler & preschool kids

 PBS Kids

PBSkids.org/games/maths— a fabulous selection of¬†Math games & Number games for toddler and preschool children
¬†BBC Schools ¬†BBC.co.uk/schools/numeracy— 10 different interactive numeracy games for ages 4 – 11 years old
¬† PlayKidsGames.com— a broad range of interactive maths games for preschool and primary school children


¬† funbrain.com¬†— lots of numeracy games for preschool and primary school boys & girls
¬†nzamt.org.nz¬†— The Maths Week website provides stimulating “Challenges” and “Games” as devised by experienced and passionate NZ Maths Teachers.
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†tki.org.nz/wickED/maths¬†—¬†Some wickED maths games for kids to practice their basic maths recall.
¬†BBC Education ¬†bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile¬†— 12 different interactive maths games for primary school children
¬†IXL ¬†IXL.com/math— Interactive maths questions for your Toddler , Preschooler¬†, 5 year old , 6 year old , 7 year old , 8 year old , 9 year old¬†, & 10 year old
¬†illuminations.nctm.org¬†— Over 120 interactive maths games for Years K – 2¬†, ¬†Years 3 – 5¬†, Years 6 – 8 , & Years 9 –¬†12 children from experienced maths teachers
¬†Primary Games ¬†primarygames.co.uk¬†— contains 6 different series of fun maths games for primary school kids.
¬† LearningPlanet.com—– a mixture of interactive online games for children aged¬†¬† ¬†3 – 4 years , ¬†5 – 7 years , 8 – 10 years , 11 – 12 years old.
  http://nzmaths.co.nz/families Рa great source of maths resources for New Zealand Parents


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15 terrific travel games to keep you sane

Travel games

Travel games like car cricket and 20 questions can make those long trips bearable. Try some of these road trip car games and activities the next time you’re travelling, they may just keep you sane! Continue reading »

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