Puzzle Japan Kids

Puzzle Japan Kids



We have really enjoyed playing these "Slither Link" puzzles for kids. You will need to look up the rules here:



Rules of Slither Link



Don't be put off by the level of diffiulty in the rules: the kids' puzzles start with some nice easy ones to get them going. Great fun!

Sudoku for Kids - 120 Printable Sudoku Puzzles, Available Now!

Sudoku for Kids - 120 Printable Sudoku Puzzles, Available for Instant Download



Our new "Sudoku for Kids" booklet is now available on the website! With 120 printable Sudoku puzzles - designed with cheerful colors and fun graphics - you will always be able to find a puzzle which is age-appropriate for your child. And of course you can print out multiple copies of each puzzle - perfect for families and classrooms!



Do your kids Sudoku?





More Sudoku For Kids

More Sudoku for Kids



We have revamped our Sudoku for Kids page in anticipation of our new publication which will contain 120 graded printable Sudoku puzzles for children and will be available for instant download!



New on the website you will find our printable booklet, "How to do Sudoku Puzzles" - written especially for children.



Our existing Sudoku puzzles have been improved (now much nicer to look at and print!)



And we have added 8 new Sudoku puzzles for all ages - from the youngest beginner to your most accomplished child.



Also, exclusive to Activity Village, are 2 "Sudoku Extra" puzzles, which include a hidden code word for the children to decipher.



Do your kids Sudoku?

Sudoku - The Hottest Puzzle Craze Since Rubik's Cube

Sudoku - The Hottest Puzzle Craze Since Rubik's Cube

Those of you who haven't tried Sudoku puzzles with your kids yet - please read this article and be inspired! The puzzles are definitely a wonderful way for kids to develop their powers of logic, and Activity Village's free Sudoku for Kids are designed especially to appeal to children, with bright colours and graphics.

We are currently working on a new set of puzzles for the website as well as a downloadable booklet with 100 Sudoku just for kids, which should be available next week.

Kids Activities - 10 Inspiring Ideas for a Rainy Day

Kids Activities - 10 Inspiring Ideas for a Rainy Day



There is nothing worse than a rainy day in the middle of the school holidays, when children are cooped up inside, you have nothing planned, and the inevitable cries of “I’m bored” are not far away! Keep this list of rainy day activities ready for just such a day. Older children may enjoy choosing from the list themselves......



Learning Languages; Learn French, Learn Spanish

Learning Languages; Learn French, Learn Spanish



Looking for a way to keep the kids ticking over through the long summer holidays? Why not have a look at our language pages (soon to be updated!) for some help with learning French, Spanish, German, Italian and even Dutch! Our language pages have a selection of posters and puzzles using early vocabulary and have proved very popular.

When Yelling Is Worse Than Spanking

MSN Family/Raising Kids



Some words yelled in anger can have as harmful an impact as spanking.

By Debra Gordon

Activity Village Newsletter July 2005

Activity Village Newsletter July 2005

5 Tips For Talking To Your Children About What They See In The News

5 Tips For Talking To Your Children About What They See In The News



Extract: "In our efforts to protect our children and preserve the innocence of childhood as long as possible, we attempt to shield them from the atrocities that occur in today's turbulent times. When events such as the bombs in London, the events at the elementary school in Belsan, Russia in September, 2004 and the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center occur, our natural instinct is to not discuss the events of the day with our children. Yet, as news of terrorist attacks or other tragedies surround them, your children may be feeling frightened, anxious, sad and confused."

Harry Potter Countdown!

Harry Potter



Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is due out on 16th July and eager Potter fans around the world can hardly wait! Here is a page full of updated ideas - from Activity Village and other sites - to help your kids pass the time while they wait!

Ten Reasons to Tell your Kids Stories

Ten Reasons to Tell your Kids Stories



An excellent article with an inspiring message.

BBC - CBeebies; Story Circle - A Midsummer Night's Dream

BBC - CBeebies; Story Circle - A Midsummer Night's Dream



Shakespeare for kids! This is an absolutely charming animated and simplified version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - a lovely way to introduce Shakespeare to your children.