Activities

8 games to stimulate learning

LeapPad Explorer

by LeapFrog

Recommanded age: 3-9 years old

The new personalized educational tablet by LeapFrog is specially designed for children to allow them to play, create and learn while having fun! Your children will be able to experience:

  • A curriculum that goes beyond the one taught in school
  • An embedded picture and video camera
  • Levels that automatically adjust to your child
  • More than 100 games and applications (Works with Explorer Leapster games)
  • Sensitive to movement

*Games and applications sold separately

Comments by Anick Pelletier, Special educator
All LeapFrog educational consoles allow children to develop the ability to learn by themselves. General knowledge will be stimulated, in addition to their skills to organize, remember and reflect.
Take Along Pet Clinic

By Playmobil

Recommended age: 5 to 7 years old

Open the play clinic and treat the sick animals. The clinic includes four figures, kittens, puppies, guinea pigs, pens and many other accessories. The clinic is easily transported thanks to its handle.

Comments by Anick Pelletier, Special educator
This game is wonderful to help kids develop socializing skills. Playmobil products allow the children to understand the world around them through symbolic play, a way of expressing themselves which can highlight their needs and their moods by imitating or representing the world as they see it.
Dinosaur Dig – T-Rex Skeleton

By Edu-Science

Recommended age: 6-7 years old

The Dinosaur Dig – T-Rex Skeleton game will delight young budding archaeologists and paleontologists!

This set includes: a Tyrannosaurus skeleton trapped in excavation debris, a hammer, chisel, brush, goggles and instructions.

Comments by Anick Pelletier, Special educator
This game gives your child the opportunity to home his scientific knowledge about archeology. It stimulates curiosity, questioning and researching hypotheses, all skills useful for problem solving.
World Interactive Map

By Zanzoon

Recommended age: 6 to 11 years old

Take an adventure with this interactive map which takes you around the world. Journey across 78 countries around the world and discover their capitals, the language, historical sites and monuments, emblems, flags and more! When your child has acquired some knowledge, he can try and win against opponents in Quiz mode (2 levels of difficulty). More than 1000 facts and issues on the world for him to discover!

Comments by Anick Pelletier, Special educator
This is a nice tool with which your child can learn the geography of the world. It uses his listening skills and memory so they can learn new information and will be able to ask the questions asked.
LEGO Creator 3 – House by the sea

By LEGO

Recommended age: 7 to 9 years old

Build a dream house by the sea with the LEGO Creator 3 in 1 House by the Sea!

This model has a 2-storey interior with sunroof, removable floor, double doors, conservatory and a shower. It includes a mini figure of a surfer, a sea gull, a crab and a fish. It’s packed with accessories, including a lifeline, windsurfing board, barbecue, sand castle and even a wave from the sea!

Comments by Anick Pelletier, Special educator
All LEGO products are interesting toys that enhance the skills to imagine and create. They allow the child to understand the world around them through symbolic play, a way of expressing themselves which can highlight their needs and their moods by imitating or representing the world as they see it.
Jungle Speed

By Foxmind

Recommended age: 7 years old +

Test your reflexes and observation skills with your child with the game Jungle Speed! You place a totem in the center of the table and each player will have a stack of cards they need to get rid of to win. In turn, players turn a card so it’s visible. If two players have the same card, they must enter a duel. The first to grab the totem gets to give all his cards to his opponent.

Comments by Anick Pelletier, Special educator
Here’s a game that develop speed, attention, visual recognition and short-term memory. Laughter and excitement also play a big part!
Hedbanz

By Kroeger

Recommended age: 8 to 11 years old

A fun game of quick questions where you never know who you are until you start to ask funny questions like « Am I a chicken? » or « Am I a bike? » and to discover if the character that is on your head band is an animal, a household item or something else? Everyone will know but the person who is trying to guess!

Comments by Anick Pelletier, Special educator
Hedbanz develops the receptive language skills (listening and understanding) as well as expression (explanation and description) through vocabulary, formulating questions, memory retrieval of images and words and the association of ideas.
Star Theatre 2

By Uncle Milton

Recommended age: 8 to 11 years old

Encourage your children to watch, listen and share while hundreds of stars and constellations are projected onto ceilings and walls with the Star Theatre 2 which gives you the impression of being in a real planetarium!

Comments by Anick Pelletier, Special educator
This is a great game in which learning of the solar system is done in addition to the opportunity to understand its organization in 3D space.

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