Parents and teachers need to know about Learning Resources, purveyor of high-quality educational tools for your home and school.

Back in 1994, Dennis Blackmore established Learning Resources UK from his home in Norfolk. The company’s aim is to deliver, with passion, well-made products that aid a child’s educational journey and incorporate as much fun as possible. Their mission is to inspire a life-long love of learning.

Learning Resources serves children aged 18 months to 12 years with products divided into the following categories: Early Years, Numeracy, Literacy, Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning.


For little people, we love the All About Me Double Sided Mirror Boards that help build self-awareness; the In the Barn Farm Counters that make early maths a joy; and the Alphabet Sand Moulds that reinforce letter recognition.

Older kids will be gripped by the brilliant complete rock collection and will thank you later in life for the ingenious series of reading and maths comprehension card boxes.

There’s a reason that parents, teachers and grandparents return time and again to these toys, games and classroom supplies. Throughout its 24 years in the educational toy industry, the company has won several awards, including the Toy Fair’s Best New Toys award, Good Housekeeping’s Best Toy award and a Primary Teacher award.

As well as a packed online shop, the site has an inspirational blog whose subject matter ranges from “How toys can help children with special educational needs” to “Five ways to explore the world without leaving your back garden”.

The team says: “Our heritage and the trusted relationships we have built over the years are the cornerstone of our success, enabling us to continually evolve as our business continues to grow, meeting the needs of teachers, parents and other mentors, while enabling children to discover their world through exploration, imagination and, most importantly, fun!”

Formal education looks a lot more exciting when you have Learning Resources to hand.

July 2018