Meet the Designer! Jolly Roger’s Pirate Pieces

Name: Allan Lennon

Job Title: Product Development Executive

LSP 5066-UK Jolly Roger’s Pirate Pieces

How did you come up with the idea for the game?

We were receiving a lot of feedback from teachers that the majority of fraction based products seemed to portray fractions in circles. The feeling was that more emphasis needed to be given to show young learners that fractions can be represented in a variety of shapes and sizes, not just pizzas and pies. read more

Tried & Tested: 10 To The Top

Name: Sarah Burns from Let Them Be Small

Product Testing: Ten to the Top

Age of children: 4, 3 and 13 months



Sarah is mum to three children aged 4, 3 and 13 months. Life is busy but fun and she is home educating her eldest who would be due to start school in September. Sarah is a blogger and regularly shares posts about her favourite products, days out and home education ideas. read more

Building Brain Power with Sensory Play: A Guest post by Jackie Edwards

Author: Jackie Edwards from Fractus Learning

Jackie is a mum of two and an editor, researcher and writer. One of her children is on the autism spectrum and she actively finds ways to help her daughter achieve a sense of peace and freedom. She has carried out a lot of research on the impact of sensory environments on brain development and has teamed up with Learning Resources to share ideas for creating sensory environments at home. read more

Tried and Tested Alpha Catch™ Phonics Game

Name: Clare from Mudpie Fridays

Age of child: 5 years

Product Testing: Alpha Catch™ Phonics Game

Clare is married with two boys, Monkey aged 5 and Kipper who is 15 months.  Mudpie Fridays is a parenting and lifestyle blog that documents her parenthood balancing act between motherhood and corporate career girl. Clare shares crafting and learning activities, ideas for days out as well as product and toy reviews. Clare’s aim for Mudpie Fridays is to be a one stop shop for inspiration for all parents.   read more