Hi and welcome to my post about the best educational toys for children.
Children will be going back to school pretty soon and you might be looking for ways to make learning fun. Simple things like introducing them to toys that serve as educational and at the same time fun would really help boost a child’s confidence.
There are cool toys out there, just like I mentioned in a previous post and in this post we will look at more educational toys in order to get kids ready for the new school year.
We did our findings and we’ve now put a list of our top 13 educational toys below; so here we go:
Best Educational Toys for Children
1. Giant 4-In-A-Row Premium Plastic Game Set
Remember the connect 4 game? This is simply the same thing but in a different size – Jumbo! Great for indoor or outdoor use and it is interactive and educational at the same time for kids and adults! You are able to think critically and problem solve. Most importantly, you can take a break from your computer or phone and have fun with friends and family.
2. Wooden Number Puzzle Sorting
This is fantastic product for pre – school learning. Let your child develop math skill early on by having fun sorting colors, numbers and shapes into the right spots. Wooden number Puzzle sorting is made out of wood and the 4 edges are curved for safety. There are lots of activities to do, so your child does not get bored; making it a great gift for kids.
3. ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM
Rush hour is a sliding block game that has won over 20 awards including the 2018 primary teachers award and is great for boys and girls from 8 years of age. There are several levels of challenges ranging from beginner to expert. The pack comes with 1 red car, a traffic grid, bag, 4 trucks, 11 cars, 40 challenges and solutions.
The goal is to escape. This logic and stem game develops your child’s critical skills, planning and reasoning skills.
4. LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book
Its time for kids to learn! Have your child learn new words by touching the pictures on the pages and enjoy some fun sounds and facts!
There are over 100 age appropriate words in 12 categories such as food, mealtime, fruit vehicles, clothes, animals, pets, colors, activities and much more in this Leapfrog Learning Friends book.
It also comes with 2 learning songs. It comes in 2 languages – English and Spanish. Have your child switch the button and you can listen in Spanish too! Yes! The instructions, songs and words can be enjoyed in both English and Spanish! No wonder this Leapfrog Words Book made it to our list of the best educational toys for children!
Dimension: 9.4 x 9.2 x 1.9 inches
Weight: 1.52 pounds
Age: 18 months to 4 years
2AA batteries required
5. Learning Resources Answer Buzzers
Get your students excited and ready to learn with these awesome buzzers that come with four different sounds. These let kids respond quickly when they have answers. You can also capture the attention of your class and even encourage participation from kids who are shy! The 4 distinct sounds lets teachers know who was the first to buzz! Amazing isn’t it?
Dimension: 7.8 x 7.8 x 1.9 inches
Weight : 12 ounce
Batteries: 2AAA required
Age: 5 to 10 years
6. VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
Get your child moving with this fun interactive toy. This sports center will introduce numbers up to 10 to your precious little one in a fun way. The center comes with an LED scoreboard that shows the scores. Your child can also build motor skills while kicking and tossing the ball. By pressing the shapes or gear on the top corner, it also introduces numbers, shapes and sweet sounds. The center comes with over 50 songs and sounds. Very easy to install as the pieces just snap together.
When a ball makes it into the net successfully, it cheers and congratulates you! That’s cool right?
It includes: toddler basketball and a soccer ball.
Age: 1 to 3 years
3AA batteries required
7. RESTCLOUD Insect and Butterfly Habitat Cage Terrarium
This habitat science kit can be used at home and in the classroom for learning to teach kids about the entire lifecycle on how caterpillars transform into butterflies. The package comes with the cage, a guide with pictures on raising butterflies, cage prep, finding and caring for the egg and caterpillar and caring for the butterfly itself. You can choose to collapse the bag when not in use and reuse it later.
Dimensions: 15.7 x 15.7 x 23.6 inches
Height: 23.6 inches tall
Weight: 10.4 ounces
Age: 3 years and up
8. Transparent Color Counting Chips (250 Count)
Kids can start enjoying Math at an early age. These counting chips have smooth edges and are fantastic for adding and subtracting, counting, grouping into colors, sorting and more. They also come in different colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.
Dimensions: 1.2 x 4.2 x 6.5 inches
Weight: 3.2 ounces
9. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
Get your kids interested in science early on! This STEM kit allows your young scientist construct, experiment and explore. Children can make a volcano, create a giant crystal or create a sunset in a tube!
The kit includes step by step instructions on different experiments your child can perform, guide, supplies such as test tubes, cups and cotton swabs, materials such as baking soda, vegetable oil, corn starch.
It is also recommended for children who are 6 years of age and older and must be used under adult supervision. Older kids from 7 years old would enjoy this even more because this kit will be more meaningful and educational for them.
10. National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes
Your child can appreciate nature even more with these natural geodes. They just need to open the rock and find crystal treasures in them! The kit includes: safety googles, color guide, display stands and 10 crystal filled geodes! The guide will also teach kids all they need to know about geodes. Recommended for ages 8 to 15.
Your kids can challenge their friends and even family members while they enjoy a game of Monopoly with this updated version of electronic banking where they can use a tap system to know their worth. Players can set up rent and purchase properties.
The package includes 4 plastic tokens, a game board, an ultimate banking unit, 22 houses, 2 dice, 49 cards and game instructions.
12. Makeblock mBot Robot Kit
One of the Family Choice Awards toy winners of 2018, the mBot as the name implies is a real robot. It is an entry level programmable kit that helps with STEM education and can be easily assembled by following the instructions. You can explore different modes including line-follow and avoiding obstacles.
Your child can use their imagination to create their own customized robot. To build some confidence in coding, your child can use the blocky app, a great learning tool to start learning coding skills.
13. Rubiks Cube
No doubt, the Rubiks cube has been around for a long time and this puzzle remains a toy of interest to people including kids and adults around the world. A free stand is included as seen in the picture.
Millions of Rubiks cubes have been solved around the world; no wonder it is one of the best-selling educational toy out there. Critical thinking is involved which will help your child develop and grow.
14. AOKIWO Toddler Musical Instruments
Looking for a great musical educational toy out there? This non- toxic musical instruments come with a storage bag and all the items are smooth for safety.
The toddler musical instruments improve your child’s hand-eye coordination and motor skills. It also adds to intelligence, creativity, development and intelligence. There are 19 types of toys and there were also the toys for tapping, beating and shaking in this set.
15. Fischer-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Chair
Let your little one sit and stand up while you watch the seat activate songs. This Fischer Price Smart Chair comes with over 50 tunes and sing – alongs. The cool thing with this is that it includes smart technology which means as your baby grows, the learning content changes too! This chair has a variety of settings for different learning levels. You can also control the volume and chair also goes into sleep mode when nobody is using it.
Now that’s my awesome list of the best educational toys for children. Summer will fly by fast and soon it will be time to start packing lunches while the kids pack their backpacks ready for school so I recommend these educational toys listed above because it will wake up children’s minds and brains and also prepare them for a fun school year ahead.
Which educational toy do you think would be beneficial for kids from this list? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
6 thoughts on “Best Educational Toys for Children”
I love the Butterfly Terrarium the most, maybe that’s because I love butterflies. I didn’t realise this was even something that can be available for children as an educational toy. I think even though I would be getting it for my child, I think I would have fun with this too haha. I’ve played with the giant connect 4 game and it truly is fun playing it in the giant version! I’m also glad you included monopoly, as this is a fave of mine from when I was a kid, which I’ve been able to encourage my own kids to appreciate and play too. It’s very educational for many aspects of their learning. Thanks heaps for posting and putting a great list of games together for parents to help them decide for gifts or help children do educational activities as an alternative to being on technology instead.
Hi Kat, the Butterfly Terrarium is a great choice! Oh yes it is fun and educational for the kids as they get to see how caterpillars develops into a butterflies. Of course adults would have fun with it too with their kids. The giant connect 4 is great for friends and family to have some fun whether indoors or outdoors. This makes it a great choice too! Monopoly is enjoyed among families and has been around for so long and it doesn’t look like it will go away anytime soon. I am so glad you enjoyed this post. Thanks for leaving a comment and do come by again…soon.
Oh this is a really great list here. I think my young sister would really like monopoly. Especially how that that one uses electronic. That’s pretty cool for a game that to adopt a one tap system. I think I’ll also get the rubiks cube for her too, that can help her have a smarter brain. Summer is really going to end soon, thanks for putting this up.
Hi Henderson, Monopoly and Rubiks cube are great choices! We can’t get enough of them in my home. Both games will improve a child’s brain development. Indeed summer is wrapping up, wish it could stay longer. Thanks for leaving a comment.
Thanks for your post. It is a nice review on educational toys for children. My grandson is 4 years soon and I need to buy a gift for him. Your article is a timely one and allows me to pick the best gift for him.
I like the LeamFrog Learning Friends 100 Word Book. There are over 100 appropriate words such as food, meal, fruit, pets, colors, and more. I know he is picking up new words now and he will love these toys. Also he loves singing songs and this book includes some songs. It is so nice and I am going to purchase this one, since the price of around $20 is in budget range.
It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us.
Hi Anthony, I’m glad you like my review. The Leap Frog learning friends book is a great choice and will aid child development. Of course you can’t go wrong with the price and your grandson would definitely love this product and learn a variety of topics from food to colors and more. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.