I’ve taken my time before writing up the review of RM at Home. I wanted to make sure we gave it at least couple of weeks of use before I reviewed it. I’ve posted before about how important I feel it is to keep up the learning (in lots of different and fun ways) through the school holidays.
First of all let me introduce RM at Home to anyone who, like me are new to this company.
RM at Home strives to boost your childs learning at home with fun and educational products. RM as a company has been around for nearly 40 years, and during this time supplied resources to schools. They have lots of items available to buy. Whether it is something to help children avoid the summer learning dip or items that you may need to give your child a little bit of a helping hand. We all have areas that don’t come as naturally as others don’t we?
RM at Homes’s brand ambassador is Phillipa Forrester, here is a film which explains her thoughts on RM at Home:
The items that we were sent to review, were chosen especially for Miss N. My main concern this summer, is to try to build her confidence in Maths.
Children love the Flip-It, finding it a highly engaging, motivating way to learn. Simply pick a card, place it on the Flip-It, decide on your answer and then ‘flip-it’ to see if you’re right!
Get help with these bumper value sets of Flip It cards that will help your child master a variety of essential maths skills for in and out of school. The Flip-It is interactive, self-correcting, non-threatening and has no time restrictions.
The Flip-It arrives flat pack and you can opt to decorate it yourself as it is plain cardboard, which is a nice idea, it was also really easy to build.
The Maths skills set cards seemed well thought out, each pack had 54 cards. Here are the areas covered by set one.
- Squared and Cube Root
- Place Value
- 2D and 3D Shapes
- Change from 50 and £1
- Rounding up and Down Set 1
- Evens, Primes and Factors.
There are three levels within each pack. Miss N found the first level very easy, so we used these to build her confidence before moving onto the middle set. In some of the packs, we were able to progress to the hardest level, in others not yet. Which I liked as it meant that there was still growing/learning room. The cards were described as key stage 2 & 3, which I thought was a fair assessment. She definitely grew in confidence, as she easily answered the lower level questions.
I think my only criticism would be the strength of the flip-it, I think if it’s going to be made of cardboard (which is great as its recyclable) it should be offered within the price of the maths skills set. I think that £10 is a lot of money to ask for it, if it needs replacing.
Miss N (9) really enjoyed playing it and here are her thoughts,
The game was really good. It isn’t something I would do for a long time because it can get a bit boring, but in short burst its great fun. I love that people don’t know if you’ve got your question right. Some of the tasks are easy but some I do find a bit tricky. The overall product is very good, and I think my friends would like it too.
Thank you to the RM at Home team, this is definitely something that I would recommend to other parents.
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