Find the perfect Christmas present for your 8-year-old from Learning Resources. Shop our children’s toys and Christmas gifts for 8 year olds and check out a real working microscope and telescope, and fun educational games that build maths and reading fluency. These gift ideas for kids are so much fun, kids won’t even realise they’re learning!
- GeoSafari MicroPro Microscope Set
- GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope
- tri-FACTa! Maths Game – Multiplication & Division
- Word on the Street Junior
- Kanoodle Duplexity
Your young scientist can investigate a whole new microscopic world from cells to crystals using this real working microscope. The rotating lens offers 50x, 100x, 150x, 300x and 600x magnification. The built-in light and focusing provide clear, bright images. The set comes with professionally prepared slides for immediate viewing, and equipment for children to make their own slides.
This real working telescope is an ideal gift for budding young astronomers aged 8+. Designed for backyard exploring and on-the-go discovery this telescope for children delivers clear, up-close images at magnifications of 20x, 40x and 80x. It’s ideal for watching the night sky or nature, is light and portable, and comes with a tabletop tripod with an easy-to-use mount.
This fun game builds maths fluency in equations, operations and problem-solving. It’s a fun way to practise times tables and division and develop a working understanding of number commutativity. It’s an ideal step up from tri-FACTa Maths Game – Addition & Subtraction (Ages 6+).
Word on the Street Junior is a quick-thinking word association game for children aged 7+ that helps children build vocabulary skills. To play, teams arrange the alphabet letter tiles on the corresponding letter in the middle of the board. The first team on the street chooses a category card and reads it out loud. A member of the opposing team flips over the timer, and players from the team on the street brainstorm words that fit into the category printed on the category card. It a fun way to test your family’s vocabulary and word-association skills. As your children grow, follow on with Word on the Street which is ideal for ages 10+ and encourages vocabulary, punctuation and spelling skills through fun play.
Kanoodle is a solo-play logic puzzle game that encourages spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills. The game has 200 logic puzzles that will keep kids aged 8+ busy and entertained for hours. To play, children select a challenge card and place it in the case. Then, kids use the two-tone magnetic pieces to recreate the puzzle. This game is ideal for unplugged play and is totally portable for on-the-go play.
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