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Educational Board Games by OjO

A smarter way for 4-8 year old children to absorb key topics, based on STREAM learning.

Educational Board Games by OjO

A smarter way for 4-8 year old children to absorb key topics, based on STREAM learning.

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Welcome to OjO and our third amazing Kickstarter project: The Smart STREAM Curriculum! We consist of a team of designers, parents, gamers and education experts working together to develop smart games for future innovators (4-8 years).

With OjO's brand new range of board games, we are offering parents and educators a revolutionary way to have fun AND prepare your children for the future!

We call this A Smarter Way to Play.

So what is this term STREAM that we keep mentioning? You might have heard of the acronym STEM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This is a group of subjects that many education experts have felt lacks focus in the current mainstream education system and so have brought attention to them in this way.

Since then, various other important subjects, often ignored or very new, have been added to the STEM group forming STEAM (Arts) or even STREAM (Robotics)! 

We have expanded upon our range of educational board games to bring you FOUR FANTASTIC GAMES for any STREAM fan.

Learn about exciting topics such as palaeontology and carbon dating, space waste and the solar system, vital organs and the digestive system, robots, robots and electronic components!

The Space Rescuers board game reveals some facts about our solar system,  the planets and their positions in relation to the sun. Players learn  about the impact of space waste as they collect it on their mission to  rescue space!

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The Robot Workshop board game is a mission to discover the world of  Robotics. Players must read and listen to the mission, paying attention  to specific tasks the required robot must perform and then work to build  the robot to complete the mission.

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The Dino Age Journey board game offers the exciting opportunity for  players to become Dino-Detectives and discover fossils! Players learn  about palaeontology, tools used by real archaeologists and Carbon  Dating.

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The Food Battles board game introduces players to the major organs,  their location and function within our bodies while focusing on the  digestive system and how diet effects our health. Players must  collaborate to achieve a healthy human body and win food battles!

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If you go for the Story Time Special reward, you will need to choose your favourite educational story!

We have 5 stories so far in our collection. Each one matches with a  board game (not all featured in this campaign) to further build upon the  subject matter. One day we would like to create a story book to go with  every board game!

Preview each story below!

 Lights, Camera, Pizza! is a story about our main character Tojo, helping  a pizza chef Chefojo to solve maths word problems and run his  restaurant.

In DNA Factory, Tojo learns about DNA and how it builds living creatures in Agent X's laboratory.

The Geometry Creator is a story about Tojo and Hexojo discovering shapes in the world around them.

Tojo learns how to build a water atom with the help of the ATOMIC FORCE, in Atomic Force Water Creation.

In Coding My Way Through Future City, Tojo and Electrojo plan and execute their journeys through the city.

Shipping prices are included next to the reward price. Shipping costs vary according to your location. 

Through ongoing research and development, our team has identified 2 major challenges facing parents and young children today:

1. There is an increasing global demand for experts  in STREAM fields, particularly science and maths, and not enough  qualified graduates to meet this demand. This is known as a skills gap.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) jobs pay well and are on the rise (ssec.si.edu).

US and UK students are less well prepared for a technology-based  global economy than those from other countries such as China, Korea and  Finland (ssec.si.edu).

2. Due to a variety of reasons including huge  classes, lack of funding and qualified teachers, current techniques for  teaching STREAM subjects often generate poor engagement. This  discourages children from pursuing STREAM subjects and further  exacerbates the skills gap.

Through further studies of the Learning Pyramid (NTL, ntl.org), the  Institute for Applied Behavioural Science have discovered that group  discussion, practice and teaching others produce the highest retention  rates for learning.

OjO has developed a totally new STREAM learning curriculum, taking  the familiar and well-loved medium of Board Games and transforming them  into fun smarter learning experiences!

Parents and educators can use our curriculum to complement primary  education (4-8 years), to encourage more children towards STREAM and  help to improve teaching styles and engagement levels within these  subjects.

Our STREAM Curriculum offers an introduction to a range of STREAM  subjects. Seamlessly integrating academic facts and principles with game  challenges, each of our games offers a memorable experience that will  help children to absorb and retain knowledge.

Games may be played for 20-30 minutes with endless opportunities for  repeated play, further reinforcing the learning. In this way, you can  find new ways to bring the family together for quality social time,  simultaneously avoiding the temptation for excessive screen time.

At OjO, our company vision is to offer families and schools a new way to  learn through play, more opportunities to spend quality family time and  avoid excessive screen time.

Please share our campaign with your friends, family and co-workers! You can tag us on social media @learnwithojo.

learnwithojo.com // info@learnwithojo.com // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Youtube // LinkedIn 

Our first range of Smart STREAM Games already on the market:

Check out our planned project timeline below. We are working to a tight deadline so please read the risks section at the bottom for potential causes for delay.

We are confident that we will be able to deliver on time and will do our best to keep you updated along the way!

We are a small team of parents, designers and education experts! 

Got any questions, ideas or suggestions? We would love to hear from you. Please find us on one of the accounts below, drop us an email or leave a comment on our campaign page.

We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible!

learnwithojo.com // info@learnwithojo.com // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Youtube // LinkedIn 

Risks and challenges

We are confident that you will love our new games and so we have already begun production for Christmas delivery!

Despite our confidence, there is always the chance that somewhere along the line there will be a delay. We have outlined the potential causes for delay below. Hopefully none of these will happen but there is always the possibility.

Production: Although we are working with a trusted partner in China who have already started production, the games aren't yet finished and therefore we are still susceptible to delays in packing and dispatching. We expect to post the games to backers during the first week of December ready for Christmas. We will post regular updates regarding the entire process.

Shipping: There is the risk that there will be delays in shipping that are beyond our control. Since the goods will need to cross the UK border, it is possible there could be delays at customs. For our international backers, there may be delays in the local postal services, especially around Christmas time. We will do our best to share your tracking information by the first week of December and of course notify you of any delays from our end.

Updates: Given the extremely tight timeline from production to delivery, we may not have the time to post as many updates as we would like! Please bear with us; we will do our best to keep you updated as much as possible. The same goes for responding to customer queries, our apologies in advance if you have to wait a couple of days!

Funding Goal: As you know Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform, so if we don't make our funding goal then we don't receive any of the funds raised. Since we have already invested in production, this is more of a risk to us than our backers. We believe the risk is low however, if we don't make it, our games will be available to purchase from our online store. Please help us to reach our goal and share this campaign with your friends, family and co-workers!

Inventory: Having taken into account all our R&D findings surrounding popular themes and topics, we have ordered a good inventory of each game. There is the risk however that our backers will favour a particular design over others and we will run out of inventory. In this case, we will give priority to first backers and offer late backers the option to swap choices or wait for the next batch.

The Curriculum: Our biggest risk is to not have the means to produce more STREAM game concepts for you to choose from in the future. We are hoping that with the success of this campaign, we can prove that interest is significant enough to attract investment. With your suggestions for which topics you would like to try next, we would love to expand our curriculum even further. If you have any feedback or ideas, please leave us a comment, message or email!

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