For example, we've just done the Henry VIII topic book with him, then the game/learning map, then filled out the topic book. We've played the learning map quite a few times, and he's becoming a little mastermind. For the learning map I read out the question, then everyone has to try and answer, if no-one knows he has fifteen seconds to find it in the topic book, then pass it on.
The more we do it, the less he needs the topic book, this afternoon he got 16 right on either side without having to look. Some topic books have games with counters, others learning maps.
We also have all of the board games, and they are great fun whilst learning at the same time, to our son it doesn't feel like learning. As an aside the games are beautiful, even the boxes that they come in. The game also encourage him to want to do the topic books (not that he needs encouragement) so that he can get more questions right.
I really mean it when I say the Oaka way of learning is amazing. I would have to write an essay to portray everything I love from the visual appeal to the ethos behind them. We ordered one topic book, and just had to get them all. We will also be getting the digital subscription with other home educators. This will complement the topic books.
I really do wish that every child whether home educated or schooled could learn this way, they would learn so much, commit more to memory, and get a lot of enjoyment at the same time.' Tracey Sargeant, home educator.
Another thing I really like is that it presents difficult concepts (ks3 electricity) in an easy to understand way so that a child that often feels stupid can have the feeling of success of really grasping it. Make more please!' Janine Archer, parent.
Even though I'll be getting the digital subscription, I'm going to also get the topic books to go alongside it. I think it's good to have both as I like the tangible game and workbook that comes with it.
Thank you for bringing us your wonderful resources, it's such a lovely way to learn for the children, we love it so much.' Tracey, home educator.
'Firstly, I’m so happy with my recent order and would would love to see more KS1 history, we really enjoyed the Great fire of London pack. Everyone learnt from it and remembered it all too. Can’t wait to order more!! My KS2 sons are enjoying the human body pack also, fascinating!! Thank you, it’s a great idea.' Caroline, home educator.
'I'm really excited about these for my son as I think he learns like myself and the format of the books looks so great‘ Gemma, home educator.
I’ve recently ordered your Nelson Mandela topic pack and had to contact you to congratulate you on such a fabulous resource. I'm a home educator and have only just discovered Oaka Books but I'm massively impressed. In the few days since we received our pack I've recommended it to so very many people, some have ordered, others are considering and one is in the USA looking for stockists!! As a community this is just what we need and personally I plan to use one or two topic packs monthly, they're absolutely perfect for us. I cannot praise them enough. Keep up the good work. I think we are possibly your new #1 fans!’ Melanie, parent and home educator.
'Your Nelson Madela topic pack is fantastic! Kids really love that it is interactive, especially love the boardgame. Keep up the brill work!' Lou, home educator.
'I recently purchased several of the packs for my sons who are in year 7, KS3. The topic books and revision maps have been brilliant for my son who has autism, as they are easy to follow and have key language and are to the point. My other son who also has special educational needs has used them to revise a science topic and has just come home after achieving joint second top position in the class for a test. I am absolutely delighted with your resources and hope that by informing others that you can help other children and continue to add to your current resources. Thank you.' Rachel Stephens, parent.
'We used your products for our CE revision and they were really brilliant. Do you happen to know of anything similar that we could use for GCSE ?? Thank you for making our lives a little easier during a very stressful time.' Jayne Goss, parent.
‘I would like to say how good these books have been to me. I used to suffer with science a lot and these give me a lot of confidence, which I've never had before. I've got Auditory Processing Disorder and I thought it was impossible to even know a single fact about science but since I got these I've had a lot of faith and know that it is possible. Thank-you for such lovely books you have created and I look forward to buying new ones’. Skye Jones, pupil.
“These packs are just what my dyslexic students needed to be able to fully engage with the topic. They have been such a success!” Lynne Bostock, The Learning Loft.
“My son and I are using Oaka Books to revise for his Common Entrance History exam and find the Battle of Hastings revision pack an extremely helpful tool. Felix is greatly enjoying the visual and interactive aspect of the pack. As a reluctant revisor the colourful nature of the material really engages his interest and has produced enthusiasm! We've both find it very easy and straightforward to use. I will definitely be ordering more books from this series and can't wait to try the Geography and Science books next.” Lizzie Harvey, Parent.
“I have been playing (with my own 10 year old child) the Henry VIII and His Wives pack. He has had a great time and he HATES learning. I cannot wait to get more packs. Thank you for this wonderful tool!” A Mum and Learning Support Assistant.