You see plenty of books to help older kids learn this or that. My kids shun those, but as happy enough to play games that are educational. If you have a Primary School aged child then this Chad Valley PlaySmart Early Learning Pack is a good way to keep their brains ticking over until the new academic year.
Argos on eBay have this great set reduced from £9.99 to just £3.99 at the moment. Brilliant price for something that scores 4.5 stars.
What's in the Chad Valley PlaySmart Early Learning Pack? 10 x 3-piece Puzzles that help your child to practice making sentences. This sort of thing is very handy for those in Primary One or Two.
48 rhyming Word Cards these are great for playing pairs with, which is fantastic for stimulating brains.
A full set of colour coded Times Tables cards from 1 to 12. We have something similar and they are an absolute godsend - really brought my son on.
24 x 2-piece interlocking sums puzzles,12 addition and 12 subtraction puzzles - good for getting children into quick, mental maths.
You can Reserve and Collect the Chad Valley PlaySmart Early Learning Pack for FREE from an Argos near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.