The Curriculum

We support STREAM learning

What is STREAM?

STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts and Math. All of our educational resources integrate one or more of these subjects. They are designed to challenge children in ways that build the relevant skills, laying a solid foundation to excel at STREAM and in life!

The learning benefits

All of our games require players to develop a few key skills. These include:

  • Literacy skills such as reading, listening and speaking
  • Numeracy skills such as counting, cardinality, pattern and sequencing
  • Discrimination skills such as matching, shape recognition, sorting and categorising
  • Fine motor skills and spatial awareness
  • Social skills such as competition and collaboration
  • Memory skills
  • Imagination, creative problem solving and innovation
Child and parent learning together

Many games also build specific skills for example the coding box teaches children some key coding principles such as planning, testing and fixing a solution (in this case, a path to the destination).

Additionally, each box comes with a story book or activity pack to further consolidate the learning.

The topics

Each box is themed around a different topic that your child will love. read more about some of our topics below:

The Math Box

Picture of the OjO Math Box

Direct your own mini-movies and solve maths problems at the same time!

The Movie Director Educational Board Game offers a new way to build maths skills, problem solving and imagination, all while having fun with family and classmates! The storybook adds further context and learning to the pizza restaurant theme with our friendly characters Tojo and Chef-ojo.

Key features:

  • Fun family game for 5+ year olds
  • Blend maths with creative thinking
  • Develop problem solving skills from a young age
  • Feel like a movie director!
  • Movie Cards (math problems) are categorised by age and difficulty

Why word problems?

Word problems are a great place to start because they involve so many different skills that apply during later life as well as at school. Growing up, and as an adult, we encounter real-life maths problems every day and they rarely come to us already organised into neat equations. It is up to us to dissect the situation, identify the relevant information and formulate it into a problem that we can solve.

How does it work?

  1. Draw a Movie Card from the pile and read your maths word problem aloud
  2. Choose a set and props for your movie
  3. Act out the movie using the set and props to find the answer to the problem!
  4. Take turns with the other players
  5. Win awards for the most correct answers!

The Coding Box

Picture of the OjO Coding Box

Build routes across the map to help the self-driving construction vehicle reach all its destinations!

The Which Way? Future Cities Game teaches children key coding skills with the whole family, friends and class mates. Read the story to learn more about the Future City you're building and consolidate the skills learned.

Key features:

  • Fun family game for 4+ year olds
  • Develop planning and testing skills to solve problems
  • Introduce coding skills from a young age
  • Help build the Future City!
  • Challenges are labelled for difficulty

Why coding?

It improves academic performance: maths, writing, creativity and confidence;

Builds soft skills: focus, resilience and communication;

And paves the path to the future: empowerment, life skills and career preparation.

How does it work?

  1. Define the problem: spin the wheel to receive your challenge
  2. Plan the solution: trace your finger across the map to plan your route
  3. Build the programme: lay down your magnetic tiles
  4. Test it: place the self-driving vehicle on the path you've build and watch to see if it reaches all the destinations! If it fails, go back and fix it.

The Chemistry Box

Picture of the OjO Chemistry Box

Learn how to build simple elements and compounds for everyday materials with atomic building blocks!

The Atomic Force board game teaches fundamental chemistry concepts. Players get an avatar and dice to cross the board from start to finish, collect Protons, Neutrons and Electrons and solve different challenges to build simple elements and compounds. The storybook shows you how the Atomic Force team can create molecules too!

Key features:

  • Fun family game for 6+ year olds
  • Blend chemistry theory with gamified learning styles
  • Simplify complicated concepts for young children
  • Feel like a chemist!
  • Fun for adults too!

Why atomic chemistry?

Atomic chemistry is an important concept to understand early on as it describes the building blocks of existence! It can often be an intimidating subject for children (and adults!) so this game offers a fun way to introduce the theory to little ones.

How does it work?

  1. Player 1 rolls the dice to take their first steps across the board
  2. Towards the beginning, players will be focussed on collecting Protons, Neutrons and Electrons which they do by rolling colour-coded dice
  3. As players move along the board, they will be challenged to build various elements, and later compounds, using the atomic particles they have collected
  4. If they don’t have enough particles, they will need to keep rolling the dice until they do, therefore delaying their progress and allowing other players to overtake
  5. First player to the finish point wins!