Best game ever!!!
Making map reading fun
Mum’s best friend for stress free revision
Brilliant way to remember terms and definitions
Fantastic resource – highly recommend!!
Biology: Our bodies, how they grow and move
On The Map
‘I bought this game recently and it has been a huge success with both my 11 year old (Dyslexic and dyspraxic son) and my 15 year old dyslexic daughter. We’ve only played the Europe side so far but we love it – already on the plan to play tomorrow!’ Giselle H. parent.
KS3 Board games
We love researching topics and create lots of boardgames, quiz style games, lapbooks and study units to facilitate individual learning paths. I received a well packaged delivery of Science Scramble Chemistry, Science Scramble Physics, Geography On the Map, a couple of KS3 topic books, and a Biology pairs game a few weeks ago and my goodness, do I wish I purchased this sooner. The boardgames are of excellent quality. Boards are sturdy with colourful graphics and lots of room for players to venture to different areas. This is a plus if you have students that are easily bored with monotonous play.
Science Scramble Chemistry: As board game fanatics, we are very impressed with the quality of the content. Chemistry cards send players on unexpected paths around the board and have my son and his friends in fits of laughter. The merit points are a nice touch as collecting it is far more appealing than dotting down points on paper. The Question cards are comprehensive and Equipment cards and bite size definitions help dissect abstract concepts.
Geography On the Map: A brilliant piece of kit. The board is reversible and covers continents, countries, capital cities, oceans etc. Generous amount of game pieces and the country point system is a huge hit. (They get more excited by claiming countries than playing electronic games, which is a huge plus in my book) We have yet to explore the Science Scramble Physics, which is also jam packed with content and highly visual.
Topic Packs: We have an Oaka Digital Licence and have only just acquired some Topic packs. These are excellent value for money, and I cannot recommend them enough. Topic packs contain a mini game and game pieces with a good amount of question cards to reinforce key concepts. I find that the presentation greatly reduces stress and anxiety whether tackling a new topic or revising an old one. Oaka Books are developed to support Dyslexic learners but appeal to all types of learning styles. Thank you for creating an amazing product that speaks to the most valued customer, our children!’ Rwanda, parent.
‘Amazingly well illustrated. My Daughter has various sen and she found this easy to follow’. Debbie B, parent.
‘Fantastic educational books! These packs are great for kids and very visual to grab the child’s imagination. I would highly recommend them,’ Jules, parent.
‘This is excellent for dyslexic readers! I just wished they did a wider range of various topics in this format. It was explained in simple language, clear and memorable with lots of pictures,’ Amazon customer.
‘We regularly use the biology and chemistry KS3 cards and also the On the Map game. These make learning much easier for my dyslexic daughter and provide something at which she can excel. This, in turn, means that she wants to practice more and so improves. We are delighted with these products.’ Sarah J.
‘Excellent all round – We purchased oakabooks digital subscription, excellent value, highly useable, tracked quiz results – highly recommend’ – Debbie W.
‘Really helped with revision. Thanks,’ Amazon customer.
‘Highly recommended – We have used several of the Oaka packs and find them fun and engaging. My son is a visual learner so enjoys the illustrations and layout. A great resource. Thankyou.’ Julie G.
‘Can’t rate them high enough!’ We use Oaka for our son, he’s KS3 and can’t rate them highly enough. The bright, colourful books are laid out beautifully. It’s such a good way to learn for my son, he retains so much information. We have both the digital version as this has quizzes and extras. And also every topic book including science, geography and history. Each topic book includes a separate game which you can play related to the topic, this leads to excitement at finishing the book, and also it helps retain the information. There is also a colourful book to fill in with what you have learnt.
We also have the chemistry, physics, biology and geography board games. These are such a lovely way to learn, we all play them and have learnt so much. My son is a visual learner, he is certainly learning with Oaka. I’ll be using them with my younger child when he’s at that stage.’ Liam Sargino.
Fantastic resource – highly recommend!!
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 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 Mandela 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.