Parent’s Evening – Making the Most

Our home to school connection, we will be giving you tips about making the best of Parent’s evenings, because parents’ evening are an invaluable way to support your child’s education and improve home- school communications.

Parents as partner

This is a quick guide to parents as partners to your kids education.

  • HOMEWORK: It is essential that you do your homework, speak with your child asking them about school as you will not want to have a surprise especially the nasty type but more importantly to have your child’s point of view of areas of strength & weakness. Walk through last report and make note of key areas.
  • COMMUNICATION: This is key, the evening is a 2 way discussion of exchange of information. Top tip!!! let the teacher speak first, so they cover all they need to. Keep your emotions under check as it’s not the time nor the place to get all emotional, so remain cool, calm & collected, all the more reason to find the time to do your homework as this will help maintain that composure. Make sure you really listen to what is been discussed on the day.

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  • TIMING: Very important, No African time please! and know how much time you have in front of the teacher, this will help you make the best of it. Do not overrun your appointment as that will mean other parents will be waiting and getting very agitated, this will have a knock on effect on the meeting and the teacher’s interest is lost,so if there is a need for more discussion arrange another time instead and keep to it

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  • QUESTIONS TO ASK: Every parents’ evening is different ,so is every child and class year but some questions can be used time and time again, Is my child working to his/her best ability? Do they participate in class? Are there any areas they find difficult? What can we do at home to help? What are their targets in key subjects? Most teachers will respond to positive parents, however if you hear negative comments do not be aggressive or defensive, instead acknowledge there is an issue and ask for advice but also ask your child when you get home.
  • AT HOME:Speak to your child, give them positive feedback first, achievements and then constructive feed back, be open, talk about the goals set for them in the various areas and how you will assist in achieving these goals. Let them have a personal development plan. If they had particular concerns give them your findings and how you plan to work with them to overcome these concerns.

Hope you had some good pointers/tip and do have a lovely parent’s evening.

BRAIN ACTIVE GAMES – HAPPY CUBES

Puzzlextra Limited, an edutainment company is proud to introduce this brain worthy product to the Nigerian Market.

Wow where has January gone? Welcome to a new month and another new product, we hope you have being exercising your brains and most especially we hope you have enjoyed products we have highlighted do far:

This week we will be showcasing HAPPY CUBE products to the Nigerian brain industry; our question to you is “How Flexible is your brain?”

Our product of choice for discussion is Happy Cube 3D puzzle.

This is an international award winning ingenious product which is suitable for all ages.  It is a 2-D and 3-D foam puzzle which happened to be our bestselling classic amongst educational puzzles at the Lagos Trade Fair and also a favourite with the kids at our Puzzle Challenge Club which are held at various schools across the country. This simplistic concept is the driving force behind its popularity.

How flexible is your brain?

How flexible is your brain?

So what is this simple concept you ask? The concept is with 6 puzzle parts, you first build a perfect cube (3-D) and then you fit the pieces back into the frame (2-D). Easier said than done; you can also go the extra mile where multiple puzzles can be joined together to form new multi- dimensional shapes.

Recommended Age: The manufacturer suggests ages 3 and up, and we couldn’t agree more.

Brain Active Games – Who is this for you ask?

It is ideal for family (Home), Corporate, Schools (motivate your pupils with the Happy Cube puzzles) ideal for events, have products that fits into party bags for Birthday parties, Game nights

Students at our Puzzle Challenge day (see pictures below) were very eager to put these soft and colourful pieces together and in doing that it has fostered team building and enhanced their creativity skills while having fun.

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Skills set: 

I know you’ve heard this some many times now but we must stress that with all of our products we have gone through a rigorous selection process to ensure that we offer our customers products that meets the 3E’s Criteria– Educational, Entertaining and Exciting  of product selection.

The Happy Cube family is an excellent educational and IQ building game from which you can choose from various levels of difficulties of different versions of this product.

First range is the Happy Cube Family – Made up of

 Little Genius/Happy Cube/ Profi Cube/ Marble Cube

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Happy Cube Family

For Corporate Challenge or gifts  

Try our Happy Cube Acrylic© is a high-graded design gift to puzzle fans and it comes as a transparent version. We also can do Corporate branding 

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Happy Cube

Other Products within the range:

Flowers !!! Yep

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No matter your age, having a go will help develop and enhance the following skills sets: Hand and eye co- ordination, Logical, problem solving, strategy, Visual thinking & Team Work

What’s in the Pack ?

There are four graded packs of six cubes to choose from. The Happy Cube is the original cubes, which are nicely challenging. However there are other the Happy Cube XL with a challenge box, the planet, also we have key chains which are featherweight and ideal for party bags. Valentine coming give our puzzling flowers bouquet.

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Ready, Set, Play!

This product promises hours and hours of fun as each set comes with six coloured puzzles, flat-packed and your challenge will be to turn these flat pack into six cubes. Once they have been made the cube, the next stage is to fit them all back into their flat packs, which is easier said than done!

Ready to increase the level of difficulty: you can go on to build multiple shapes out of pieces from each cube.

Home play- Happy customer

Sisi flexing her brain not mucsle

Sisi flexing her brain not muscles

Hope you buy it! It’s a great educational and family friendly game.

Where to Buy in Nigeria:

Lagos: Jumia Online retailers, Mega Plaza, The Hub, Ebeanor

East: Eastern Supermarket, Living Source Supermarket, Pentagon

North: Glory Plaza Abuja and Kaduna

Check out our website www.puzzlextra.com, we are also on Twitter and Facebook; you can always emails us at service@puzzlextra.com.