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My nearly-four year old son is a quick learner. Despite his anxiety about going into school, when he is there, he absolutely loves it. He loves learning new things and will happily sit with the teacher as he attempts to sound out new words in reading books and playing with letters on a word map.
At home, we love to encourage his learning to aid his ever so important development but being a parent is tough and it’s not always easy knowing what educational guidance he needs. There’s only so many books you can read and without actually being in the classroom with them, it’s a bit of a minefield when it comes to continuing the learning at home without it being dull and a bit boring.
I was recently introduced to Education Quizzes, which is a great resource for both parents and school aged children. Education Quizzes is a subscription based website that enables parents (or teachers) to login and select the relevant Key Stage for their child. Making learning fun can be a huge challenge for some parents. Perhaps they don’t know how to teach their children to learn effectively or have no clue what is even on the curriculum (let’s face it, can you get straight answers from your children when you ask them how their day in school went?) Having access to such a resource can only encourage children to learn in a fun environment and ultimately, this can lead to being successful in school.
The website is really easy to navigate and users can select a range of Stages to suit their child; KS1, KS2, 11-Plus, KS3, GCSE. There’s also ESL (English as a Second Language) to support children whose English isn’t their native tongue.
Key Stage 1
Although my son is in Early Years Foundation Stage education, this hasn’t stopped us exploring what learning is on offer in the Key Stage 1 section of the website, which is aimed at children aged between 5 and 7 years old. We know that he is too young to grasp most of the subjects but have been pleasantly surprised with some of his knowledge already.
With all the core subjects to choose from, there’s plenty of educational quizzes to keep them occupied and it’s great to know that the quizzes are written by teachers who know their stuff. We’ve had a good nose around this section of the website and taken some of the quizzes to see how they are written and how they can help make learning fun.
We especially love the use of pictures to help explain the questions, they were visually appealing and engaging to all.
The results of the quiz are instant and you can print off the results or try the quiz again. I like how the answers are readily available on screen once you have chosen an answer. I like how you can test the knowledge and know immediately where you are going wrong. There’s also a little explanation too which is useful and puts the sentence into context.
Education Quizzes is a subscription based website which costs £9.95 on a monthly basis which can be cancelled at any time. There are also some great incentives for schools to sign up to the website and dependant on school size, the whole school could have access to Education Quizzes to aid their learning for as little as £2 per child per year.
I think Education Quizzes is a great resource for parents with school aged children. It can be an additional support to help children grasp areas of difficulty and can even help parents understand some of the more complex topics that their children are learning about in school.
Find out how you can help support your child’s learning by visiting Education Quizzes here.