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!