Since the October half term school has just clicked into place for Alice. Even when she gets home from a long day at school, she still wants to learn. As a parent you want to do everything you can to support your child through learning, but it can be difficult to know how you can do this.
We live in a world where technology surrounds us and our children are growing up in schools with computers, laptops and iPads available to them. They have so much available to them at their finger tips.
I was recently asked to review the Education Quizzes site, which is designed to support children through school and to make learning fun.
I’ve been sitting down with Alice in the afternoons and doing some educational quizzes. Whilst she won’t be in KS1 until September, we looked at the English quizzes and they were perfect for supporting the learning she is doing at school right now.
Alice knows about upper case and lower case letters and the quiz was great at getting her to know how different they can look. I like that they also have a picture supporting the question, to make it more visually appealing, as it could very easily have just been a list of multiple choice questions.
I was really encouraged by how enthusiastic Alice was to do these quizzes and so the next day we took a look at the maths quizzes. I will be honest and say that I thought they might be too advanced for her, but there were a few quizzes that were ideal.
We looked at the shapes quiz and it was great to see Alice looking at pictures of everyday objects and knowing what shape they were. Getting her to think about it differently. She is used to someone pointing at a blue square on a piece of paper and asking her what shape it is.
In the maths section there was a great quiz on days of the week. Alice knows the days of the week if she recites them in order, but if I say to her what comes after Thursday, she has to start at the beginning of the week until she gets to Thursday. She doesn’t just say Friday. So, this was perfect for helping her to learn this better and I was impressed with how much she learnt in a short space of time.
These quizzes are really going to be a great resource for us as we prepare Alice for entering KS1 and for when she continues through school year, after year.
The Education Quizzes site has really made me feel more confident in how I can support Alice through school. It not only covers KS1, but also KS2, 11 plus, KS3 and GCSE. So, it will be there all the way through her schooling. Plus the site is really easy and intuitive to use.
I had a little peak at the GCSE quizzes and all I can say is thank goodness I am not doing them right now! However I was encouraged to see that they were broken down by subject and for someone like me that learns well by this type of method and not by reading pages of notes, it would have been ideal.
There is also an area for parents, to begin with I thought great here are all the answers. But, no that is not what this section includes. Instead it has areas such as home schooling, bullying, making school a positive experience and lots more. This is great to give you useful information and insight into these subjects.
Overall I really liked the site, it’s great for children to get that extra learning at home and for parents to have the tools to support their children in their own home. The monthly subscription for the site is £9.95 per month and you have the option to cancel at any point.
Education Quizzes also have a great option available for schools to fund children with access to this site for as little as £2. Which is a great idea, as not all parents would be able to commit to a monthly fee. I will be making sure that Alice’s school is aware of this fantastic source of support. I’m fairly sure it will go down with the Ofsted people too!
Disclosure: I was compensated for my time to review this site. However all views and opinions are my own.