In many homes across the UAE this very minute, parents are juggling like never before as they get to grips with teaching their children while earning a living during the coronavirus lockdown. With their normal weekday routines gone, many of those children will be finding it hard to suddenly have mum and dad as teachers – and many parents will be trying to figure out how to make it all work.

If that sounds like you, take some comfort in the knowledge we feel your frustration! That’s why the British Mums team has put together this round up, with the help of our friends at Sprii – Everything for Mums, the Middle East’s number one shopping website. Remember that in addition to receiving 10% off all products all year round, you’ll get FREE shipping on all orders (no matter what you spend), plus FREE returns within 7 days. Just use the code BM10. From blackboards to colouring sets, these homeschooling supply savings will see you through self-isolation.

OYOY Draw On Me Blackboard


Price: AED 273

This black board is perfect for older kids who are too old for the easel style blackboard but still need somewhere to structure learning for the day.

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Tiger Tribe Colouring Set Dinosaur

Price: AED 51.33

These beautifully illustrated coloring sets are jam-packed with activities, coloured pens and stickers. There are multiple designs available and it’s a welcome distraction from regular school lessons whilst still letting the kids be creative.

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PEGASUS Early Maths Decimals

Price: AED 25.20

A maths learning book for children about decimal working in numbers easy and fun with simple activities for them.

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Melissa And Doug Scissor Skills Activity Pad

Price: AED 21.75

This creative and practical activity pad gives an engaging, creative direction to scissor work, meaning more concentration and less mess! This is good way for foundation stage children to improve on their fine motor skills. 

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Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad Prehistoric

Price: AED 21.75

An extra large sticker activity pad with removable background scenes. There are many different options available and as these can be put onto glass, windows or mirrors they can be used again and again. 

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Paint-Sation Paint Pods 5 Paint Pods

Price: AED 72.45

Each of these self-contained paint pods includes 1.4 ounces of paint. Simply touch your brush along the specially-designed bristles, and you’re ready to paint! Paint won’t spill out even if it is turned upside down or dropped.

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Boogie Board Magic Sketch EWriter

Price: AED 199

Spark your child’s creativity with this Boogie Board Magic Sketch digital writer. It lets children draw colorful lines without pens or paper and has a semi-transparent screen for tracing pictures and letters. Paired with the free downloadable app, this Boogie Board Magic Sketch digital writer lets children save and share their drawings.

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Melissa & Doug Basic Skills Board

Price: AED 96.75

This fabulous skills board is a puzzle where little ones can practice how to open and close a buckle (belt and seat belt), tie laces, button a shirt or use a zipper.

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Hape Early Explorer Alphabet Abacus

Price: AED 99

This double-sided abacus gives the ABC’s a playful twist with letters as well as pictures. Have your child find the letters in his or her name. Help them practice letters and sounds by saying them out loud.

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61 Creative Chemistry Experiments

Price: AED 25.20

Keep them learning and entertained with this collection of chemistry experiments. Perfect for those youngsters interested in science and technology.

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Updated delivery times are currently as follows:

UAE orders of essential items: 3-5 business days. UAE orders of non-essential items: 15-17 days.

Experiencing difficulties with your order? British Mums has a great relationship with Sprii and they are dedicated to looking after our members. Please email with your order number, phone number and details of the problem and the team will get back to you ASAP to resolve the issue.

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