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Phonological Awareness Chipper Chat

Say “at.” Now, put “ch” at the beginning. What do you get? “Chat,” as in “Chipper Chat!” – the...

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Phonological Awareness Fun Park Game

Come one, come all! Step right up and press the magical, mystical Fun Park spinner… where it lands nobody...

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Say and Glue Phonological Awareness Fun Sheets

Say & Glue Phonological Awareness Fun Sheets is a reproducible, 124-page book to help students work on several areas...

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Working Out with Phonological Awareness Book

These 50 quick, easy-to-use, fun workouts provide practice opportunities for improving a student’s listening and phonological awareness skills. There...

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News and Reviews

February 17th, 2017

The building blocks of geometry

Shapeometry educational game to develop reasoning skills. Shapes are the building blocks of geometry. Learning about shapes is a fundamental step in the basics of maths. Children need to start to understand what the properties of shape are, and how to classify shapes. Why do we need Geometry? Geometry is necessary for us to discover patterns, find areas, volumes, lengths and angles,

February 1st, 2017

Building a good foundation in reading – starting with VOWELS

Vowel Learning letter sounds is one of the first steps in learning to read. And while most consonant sounds come easily to kids, vowel sounds can be an entirely different monster. For one, vowel sounds are not “felt” as much in the mouth as most consonant sounds, making it harder for kids to hear them. Vowel

January 16th, 2017

Learning Tools Catalogue

learning-tools-catalog-2017-1 We are happy to publish our catalogue for 2017. Please feel free to download this and share with friends. We would like to see more educational games and resources in the hands of South Africa’s children. Learning Tools Catalog January 2017

About Learning Tools

Learning Tools supplies affordable educational resources, toys and games to South Africans. Learning Tools imports educational resources of only the highest international standards. Our focus is on bringing high quality, trusted teaching tools into South Africa that help foundation phase and intermediate phase learners achieve success. Learning Tools games and resources are visually appealing, stimulating and engaging. We have teaching resources for literacy, numeracy, science, social & emotional skills, and also classroom essentials.

Language Resources

Learning Tools offers two language resources to help jump start learners with a second language. Conversation Station and Viva Vocab have been developed by teachers specifically to help learners in the art of critical thinking and vocabulary across four South African languages, namely Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa and Zulu. This video highlights the issues facing our teachers in the classroom and how these resources can be used to help them teach our children to think critically and develop their vocabulary in an interactive and fun way.

For years, the popular methodology for learning a second language has been to focus on grammar and sentences first and then on vocabulary. Recently, however, many teachers have realised that learning vocabulary first, leads to an easier transition into the second language. Learning grammar and how to construct sentences is easier once the learner has a reasonable base of vocabulary to draw on.

Become a Reseller with Learning Tools

Become a Learning Tools member and reap the rewards of our bulk buying power. All applications for membership are processed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to Learning Tools’ membership criteria.

African Voice
African Voice resources are developed specifically for the South African education sector and all learning tools are focused on expanding the range of resources in mother tongue languages available to educators. These locally produced products are the first in what will soon be a comprehensive selection of world class language and literacy tools created by African Voice for South African school children and teachers. African Voice currently offers two educational resources that are designed to facilitate critical thinking and help with second language acquisition. The rationale is that the same resource can be used for the younger children (aged 5 – 7) in mother tongue, and then in the older learners (aged 9 – 12) in the second language. Both games use English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu. There are questions and vocabulary words, and clear directions on correct pronunciation for......

2017 Catalogue

We are happy to publish our catalogue for 2017. Please feel free to download this and share with friends. We would like to see more educational games and resources in the hands of South Africa’s children. Learning Tools Catalogue January 2017