Education Quizzes – making learning fun!

Has your child ever told you that learning is boring? I know mine have, every single day to some degree. With Eva in Year 1 and Lewis in Year 8, although their educational needs are very different, their attitudes towards learning are very similar – unless it’s fun, they simply aren’t interested.

When I was asked to trial www.educationquizzes.com I was intrigued as to what made this website different from other educational websites out there. Instantly I discovered that Education quizzes pride themselves on providing the antidote to dull education with a real focus on making learning fun whilst still helping your child to reach their full academic potential.

The site offers educational quizzes, written by teachers, that your child can use to learn and revise. From key stage 1 right up to GCSE, with over 4000 quizzes crammed with knowledge to assist your child, the website states: –

“Remember how you used to hide vegetables in their mashed potato?

Well, our quizzes work a bit like that. We put all the important course content from a variety of school subjects (maths, English, science, history and more) into engaging and enjoyable quizzes. We aim to build on your child’s knowledge and help them to make the most out of school.”

As a parent I soon realised that Educational Quizzes does exactly what it says on the tin, and I was excited to see what Eva and Lewis thought of it.

Eva was more than happy to help me review the site and having clicked on the key stage 1 tab we were able to choose quizzes from every subject in the curriculum, including spellings and times tables. At just five Eva is still focusing mainly on her reading and writing, so we started with English and a alphabet letters quiz.

Eva loved that her correct answers turned green, and I loved that with every answer, right or wrong, there was a little tip at the bottom to help the child to learn from their mistake.

I also love that each time you take the quiz it gives your score from the previous time, meaning you can monitor your child’s progress as they go. Eva would have been happy to sit there all night and take quizzes, but next up it was Lewis’s turn.

At almost thirteen, set to choose his GCSE options this week, it was really helpful for Lewis to take quizzes in his chosen options to reassure him, and us, that he had made the right choices. It was hugely beneficial for us to see in black and white that Lewis was excelling in History and Design Technology, two of his chosen options, and also really refreshing to hear that actually, he quite enjoyed taking the quizzes and agreed that he would find it helpful over the next three years.

As with all good websites, there is a fee involved, and at £9.95 per month this may not be within everyone’s budget. That said, you would pay a hell of a lot more for a personal tutor, and with more than one child, when you break it down, I’d say it’s an absolute bargain! Given that the subscription can be cancelled at any time, I would recommend it to anyone with school aged children.

There is also a package available for schools where, dependent on the number of students at the school, it is possible to sign up students for as little as £2 per year. I think this is such a good idea, giving students, parents and teachers the chance to work together, further their child’s education right across the board, whilst no doubt scoring a few brownie points with OFSTED!

 

 

 

 

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25 Comments

  1. March 28, 2017 / 10:59 am

    I think £9.95 is an absolute bargain for what seems to be a pretty great website. It’s so important to make learning fun, I’m sure Lewis is going to really start feeling the pressure soon even though he’s only in Y8, making subjects fun will definitely help.

  2. March 28, 2017 / 10:59 am

    This sounds great. Our school has subscription to a number of educational things online and it’s great to see the kids getting involved with their learning a bit more!

  3. March 28, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Those tips for b and d is so clever! I loved quiz’s as a kids, a great way to use their competitiveness to help them learn

    • Laura Dove
      March 28, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Me too, so much more fun than regular learning! xx

  4. March 28, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    This looks really interesting and something I’ll keep in mind when we need it. At 2 years and 8 months though we’re a little early! 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      March 28, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Haha yes! It’s a fab website and such a good idea! xx

  5. Jenna newell
    March 28, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I wish they had these websites when I was in school, they look so useful!

    • Laura Dove
      March 29, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Me too! It would have made life so much more interesting! xx

  6. March 28, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    This looks brilliant and I love the mashed potato analogy! Will check it out xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 29, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      It’s such a great site, Eva is obsessed with it already! xx

  7. March 30, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Oh wow! Have to try this out with the boys! They love quizzes (we listen to one on the radio every morning on the way to school). #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      March 30, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      I still love quizzes now! Admittedly a pub quiz, but still, same thing! xxx

  8. March 30, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    My little boy is in year one and I struggle with activities to do with him at home, I want to help his expand upon his learning at the right age stage but sometimes I have no clue. This website sounds great, also benefiting in them getting used to being online and using computers which are additional skills. Lovely review from you and your little learners! Thank you for linking to #stayclassymama xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 30, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks Jade. It’s a fab website and Eva (and Lewis) both really enjoyed it! It’s hard to know how to help them sometimes other than reading with them and writing, this literally does it all for you! xx

  9. March 31, 2017 / 11:50 am

    This sounds like an interesting website, especially for competitive children, perhaps. 😉

  10. March 31, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Sounds great. Anything that can make learning fun has got to be a good thing x
    #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      April 1, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks Alana. xx

  11. April 2, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    For what you get, i’d say the £9.95 is well worth it! This would be something I’d like Ben to use when he is in school as it makes it fun whilst learning.
    It must be so lovely for your son to have confidence in his options by seeing how well he did with the quizzes. Im shocked options are done in year 8 now!
    Thank you for joining us again at #TriumphantTales

    • Laura Dove
      April 3, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Completely agree, it’s so reasonable compared to home tutors or expensive work books! Yes options are chosen in year 8, I was shocked by that too! It seems way too young but it’s so they get 3 full years in their GCSE subjects, apparently it helps with their grades so it makes sense. xx

  12. April 2, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    If I thought N would us it regularly, this is something I’d pay for. But we tried Reading Eggs and it was used about 4 times in a year. Mainly because it meant me losing time on my laptop because the tablet is so slow nowadays. Might have to think about doing it for a month to see how it goes, or maybe over the summer #brilliantblogposts

    • Laura Dove
      April 3, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Ahh yeah, it’s not worth it if they don’t use it. Eva LOVES it, and Lewis said it was way more fun that revising, so it’s definitely something we will use! xx

  13. April 3, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    This sounds like a brilliant idea and compared to what some charge (just for tv shows) I think it’s quite reasonable. You are investing in their education after all! Thank you for linking up to #TriumphantTales, please do come back again tomorrow!

    • Laura Dove
      April 3, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      I agree, I think it’s so reasonable! xx

  14. April 3, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    As a teacher I’m really interested in this – the excitement on your kids faces in the picture shows just how fun it obviously is! Will definitely be looking into ways I might be able to use this in my school/classroom. Plus my son loves stuff like this so I might be subscribing soon! Thanks for sharing on #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      April 4, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Oh that’s great!! They have some fab deals for schools! xx

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