As a parent all I want for my children is to give them the very best start in life but in all honesty, with four children, it can be tough! Some days I struggle to find just ten minutes to get down on the floor to play a game, read Eva’s school book, do Megan’s phonics or prepare Harry for school next year. When I was introduced to The Curious Dragons I was intrigued how I could combine both playing games with learning, and couldn’t wait to try it for myself!
The Curious Dragons provides a fun set of learning games for children aged 3-5 to nurture and develop their numerical and reasoning abilities. It gives parents an interactive learning system at their fingertips and helps children to learn maths and also instil a love of maths which may last a lifetime.
I love that the system was developed by a maths teacher herself, Lisa Minshull, and uses the ‘touch, visual and symbol’ approach employed with great success in Singapore. I had no idea but Singapore is routinely ranked at or near the top in global comparisons of mathematical ability and boasts one of the most admired education systems in the world!
As well as being a teacher, Lisa is a mother, and create The Curious Dragons after she discovered that maths games and activities for pre-schoolers already available on the market focused on learning numbers rather than developing an understanding of numbers and reasoning.
The product itself is amazing. For just £29.99 you can purchase Box 1 ‘Counting with understanding’ and learn maths the fun way with Tan, Deci and Poly. It provides fun learning games for children aged 3-5 years and helps them nurture and develop their numerical and reasoning abilities through play and fun.
The games contain everything from counting cards, dragon eggs, game boards to a egg spinner for endless educational fun and learning!
The games have been designed to build on each other to provide progressive learning for your child and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in and do something together which was fun, but also reassured me as a parent that I am helping Harry especially to grasp the basic concepts of maths before starting school next year.
There are five games in each box –
- Collect the Eggs
- Fill the Nest
- Number Match
- Matching Pairs
- Three in a Row
The children’s favourite game was definitely matching pairs and all three of them really enjoyed playing it and brushing up on their maths skills.
I love that I can combine play and learning with the children, even if we can only fit in a couple of games each day after breakfast or between clubs. It’s definitely something that we continue to do and I’m hopeful that it will give the children a real head start in life.
I am offering ten of my readers a 10% discount on The Curious Dragons using the code FLD10 at the checkout!