Learning has changed a lot since I was at school (does that make me sound ancient?) and the range of educational resources grows year on year. The holy grail for parents is always to find those activities that genuinely support your child’s development while still being engaging enough to keep their interest. At 5 and 8 one sure way to attract the attention of my boys is anything computer based so I was keen to try out ‘Education Quizzes’ for them.
Education Quizzes is a site aimed at school children of all ages with a huge range of multiple choice quizzes, written by teachers, covering all school subjects (plus a few you wouldn’t expect) as well as a selection of 11+ quizzes and worked examples.
Both boys tried out the site and I had a go too. We were really impressed with the range of subjects (they had everything from maths to gardening) and the large number of quizzes available in each. The format is very straight forward with 10 multiple choice questions in each quiz and the result shown immediately at the bottom. The other big win from my point of view is that the child is given additional information under the question and a correction pops up if they get the wrong answer so rather than just testing knowledge it is actually reinforcing and teaching as you go.
The only down side for us was that for T who is 5, while the content itself was totally age appropriate, the language in the introductions and around the screen was beyond his reception level reading skills so he couldn’t sit and do the quizzes alone so we did them together.
If you’d like to try it out a subscription is £7.50 a month and you can cancel whenever you like. They also offer a greatly reduced rate for schools.
Education Quizzes have now added a Parent Power section too.