PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am


This is a stick up

The Magic Activity set is designed as a wooden suitcase with four uses. Magnetic numerical tiles and signs for simple additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions are part of the four-in-one deal. The set also contains a chalkboard and a whiteboard, so children can practise writing numbers. The case also contains all the letters of the alphabet. HK$540 at Petit Bazaar, 9 Gough St, Central, tel: 2544 2255; 80 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2528 0229

Correspondence course

The Learning Journey specialises in educational toys for children and its Match It! series of games introduces the concept of corresponding pictures, letters, numbers and so forth. The puzzle card set from the series includes 30 cards with pictures and corresponding numbers. Each matching pair has a unique puzzle cut so that children can learn the numbers by recognition or by putting the two pieces together. HK$74.90 at Toys R Us, shop 2 & 5, Level 8, MegaBox, Kowloon Bay, tel: 2629 5186

Hot pursuits

For children aged eight and over, the Race Around the Clock Elapsed Time game makes learning about the concept of time more fun. The game includes 100 story cards with time problems based on real-life situations. Players move around the board as they solve the problems and the first to get around is the winner. HK$265 at Bumps to Babes, Units 14-18, 21/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2552 5000; 5/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, tel: 2522 7112

Stand up and be counted

Play Me's Counting & Piling Up game takes a new approach to the traditional abacas. The frame contains five numbered columns and coloured counting blocks to help children learn simple addition and subtraction: adding a block to a column equates to an addition and taking a block from the bottom of a pile is the same as subtraction. A book of maths puzzles is included. The frame also improves hand-eye co-ordination. HK$690 at