Posted: 24.03.20 at 15:59 by The Editor
With children in Rutland now at home following the Government's decision to close schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, keeping their education going and preventing boredom presents a challenge for parents and carers.
To help with home-learning, Oakham Nub News has teamed up with leading educational toy Magformers to offer all readers an exclusive 25% off all products - except current sale items.
Simply use the discount code NUB25 at the Magformers checkout.
David Kelly, managing director of Magformers UK Ltd, said: “During these challenging days and weeks ahead, parents and carers will be searching for high-quality, proven resources to entertain and educate their children at home.
“Around the world, Magformers are used extensively in schools and nurseries and by childminders and home-schoolers to fulfil a wide range of educational needs - but particularly in mathematics.
“We are delighted to be working with Rutland Nub News to help children keep on learning through this incredibly difficult time for families.”
Multi award-winning Magformers are high-grade, plastic, geometric shapes. Safely sealed inside every edge is a small but powerful magnet.
But because the magnets in every piece rotate, Magformers always connect when two pieces are brought together.
This unique Rotating Magnet System means children can easily make all kinds of shapes in 2D (nets) then transform them into 3D structures. This is a cornerstone of the UK National Curriculum's maths education.
Magformers are authenticated by the STEM.org association and are ideal for maths (geometry), creativity, spatial awareness and developing fine motor skills.
As well as being great fun to play with, the toys can be used to set maths challenges, create puzzles and encourage children to think mathematically while they play.
Free lesson plans, created by a leading STEM-focused primary school, will also be available to Oakham Nub News readers as printable downloads when they place an order.
And you can also request access to a range of free easy-to-follow printable A4 maths worksheets.