Educational Toys

Educational Toys

Finding The Best Educational Toys For Kids…What To Look For

Children love role-playing and always seem to have excess energy for various fun activities. Toys play an important role in a child’s life. Swings, slides, sand boxes, educational toys and games are part and parcel of the child’s growing process. Famous brand names like Little Tikes make safe and useful toys enjoyed by children all over the world.  Take for example the latest new additions from Little Tikes. Their lookout swing set comes complete with a climber, a slide and 2 swing seats making that into a mini playground. This will surely keep your child entertain for hours. Mini playground set such as this encourages active play and social skills too. Group play helps improve social skills such as taking turns and sharing.

 

A sandbox is a very traditional playpen for small kids. The very cute little sandbox from Step2 provides hours of creative fun building and demolishing sand castles in your backyard.  Building blocks are good for improving spatial skills, balancing and motor skills. These blocks bring out the creativeness of your child. Stacking the blocks vertically, horizontally, big blocks over small ones and small blocks over bigger ones makes the child see the relationship between balance, sizes, shapes and gravity.

 

Playing with jigsaw puzzles help develop the cognitive skills. Jigsaw puzzles help the child to differentiate between various shapes and sizes, starting from the simple baby puzzles to the more complicated few thousand pieces puzzles. They get a great sense of accomplishment when the puzzle is completed and might even immediately take it apart and redo all over again.

 

Playing with toys enhances your child’s intellectual, spatial, social, emotional and physical development as well as improving motor skills. Buy age appropriate toys to stimulate your child’s growth at various stages of his/her life. Toys that stimulate the sense of sight, smell and touch are great for babies whereas an energetic toddler will love something more action-involved such as swings and slides.

 

Slightly older kids love role-playing. Kitchen sets, doctor kits, action figures toys and dolls let them have fun doing the things daddy and mommy do. They also learn to solve problems.

 

With the change in the education scenario, the pattern of education has also changed. More and more practical knowledge is being introduced in education nowadays. To add to the practical knowledge, Educational Toys have an important role to play. Today Educational Toys are used in kindergarten, play school, and by parents at home to teach their children. There are various kinds of Educational Toys and these toys are created using diverse kinds of materials such as wood or plastics.

 

Educational Toys are generally used for teaching and for increasing the thinking capacity of kids and hence various kinds of such toys are being used currently for these purposes. The various kinds of Educational Toys which are used consists of building blocks, construction toys, stacking units, puzzle games, musical toys, word games etc form some of the most commonly used Educational Toys. Each of these toys has their specific character and they are used to develop the perception and mental ability of kids.

 

You have educational toys for kids, educational toys for toddlers and even baby educational toys. You have electronic educational toys, educational board games and even for specific age groups such as the educational toys for infants or the 2 years old group.

 

The most common Educational Toys which are used are word games or alphabet games. The plastic pieces of English alphabet help the kids to learn alphabets and same for the numbers is also available. Buildings blocks are small plastic pieces of various shapes like rectangular, triangular, square etc. these blocks different colors. The building blocks help the kids for enhancing the eye and hand coordination, color and shape recognition etc.

 

Puzzle games are also very useful Educational Toys. The puzzle are generally related to figures of cartoon and kids are supposed to arrange those in correct manner. Hence these games increase the intellectual capacity and patience of kids. Musical games are another set of toys where certain tones and songs are played and kids are supposed to identify the songs and learn them better. This reveals the inner talent of kids from the very beginning which help them to choose their career when they grow up.

 

Children learn and discover the world around them through the toys they play. Just make sure the toys are fun too besides being educational. Develop skills and have fun at the same time and you can’t go wrong with your choice of the right toys for your child.

 

 

Keep Reading For More Tips On Finding The Best Educational Toys For Kids…

 

 

 

 

 

Step2 Naturally Playful Summertime Playcenter – Give your kids a place to enjoy summertime outdoors — in a playhouse right in your own backyard! This Step2 Naturally Playful Summertime Playcenter features an umbrella and built-in picnic table for up to four children. There is also a built-in sandbox to add to the fun. More than just an outdoor playhouse, the Step2 Naturally Playful Summertime Playcenter is a whole world ready for your kid’s most imaginative role play.
Step2 Naturally Playful Summertime Playcenter:
Playcenter is designed with built-in picnic table
5′ umbrella protect children from the sun’s harmful UV rays
Sandbox holds up to 200 lbs. of sand (not included)
Includes a lid to keep debris out of sandbox
Also includes 2 shovels and 2 pots
Price $149

 

 

Little Tikes TikeStix Playhouse, Pink-Inspire Creativity
Sturdy building pieces fit little hands
Use indoors or outdoors
Kids can build a playhouse large enough to fit inside
Kids can create a playhouse, a baby doll crib (doll not included), a table & more
Building blocks and construction toys have never been so much fun! This innovative construction play set allows children to build an endless number of creations. Build a fort! Build a castle! What will children create a perfect toy for building problem solving skills while inspiring creativity.
Set includes:
1 piece of fabric
8 fabric clips
41 interlocking pieces
Price $49.99

 

Little Tikes TikeStix, Rocketship


With Little Tikes Rocket TikeStix, you and your little one can create anything you want. From rockets to robots to aliens and dragons, this rocketship toy can do it all if you have the imagination to start. The building set toy includes 30 interlocking pieces and five clips, and the pieces fit together perfectly for strong and durable creations. The rocketship toy is designed for small hands and is best-suited for children three years old and up. The Little Tikes Rocket TikeStix are also compatible with the whole line of TikeStix so you can mix and match as you add to your home collection.
Little Tikes TikeStix, Rocketship:
Age Range: 3 years and up
Includes:
30 interlocking pieces
5 fabric clips
Pieces fit together perfectly
Creates endless play possibilities
Pieces can form:
Rocket
Robot
Dragonfly
Lizards
Aliens
Much more
These TikeStix can be used indoors & outdoors
Price $29.94

 

VTech – Rhyme and Discover Book-Open a page to learning with the Rhyme & Discover Book! Recommended for kids 6 months to 3 years, the Rhyme & Discover Book combines rhythm and rhyme with nursery favorites. The electronic book includes three light-up character buttons on the tabs of the pages. Seven popular nursery rhymes and easy to turn pages encourage playing, thinking, and learning. The Rhyme and Discover Book features four movable pieces that your baby will love. The side of the book features bright colors and a music note button.
Parent Friendly Features:
Parent-friendly features include an automatic shut-off to preserve battery life. A durable design allows for long-lasting play while volume controls allow for quieter play. The Rhyme & Discover Book was developed with your child’s development in mind. Age-appropriate vocabulary and nursery rhymes introduce familiar animal names and sounds. Sing-along songs encourage verbal skills and familiar melodies and sing-along songs promote parent-child interaction. The twinkling lights and bright colorful graphics attract baby’s attention. Turning pages promotes gross motor development and sliding buttons strengthens fine motor development. Price $16.90 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25

 

The Little Tikes Count ‘n Play Cash Register blends education with entertainment. Its vibrant colors are more than just visually pleasing; they also provide a fun way to teach children to match colors, sizes and numbers. The Little Tikes count register features put-and-take and coin-drop play. Sliding the credit card into the card slot drops the coins into the drawer, and pulling the handle opens it up. This kids’ cash register also features a built-in change dispenser for additional play.
Little Tikes Count ‘n Play Cash Register:
Color, size and number match provides fun learning for kidsPut-and-take and coin-drop play
Slide the credit card in the slot to drop coins into drawer
Pull the handle to open the drawer
Built-in change dispenser for additional play value
Includes: 1 credit card, 1 dollar bill, 2 red coins, 3 blue coins and 4 yellow coins. Price $14.97

 

Educational Insights GeoSafari Phonics Pad-EDI1373-Price $174
Features:
GeoSafari Phonics Pad
Success with Phonics Pad
Children can ”touch, listen, and learn to read” in a systematic, fun way
Requires 4 C batteries (not included) or an AC adapter (sold separately)
Grades Pre-K+ / Ages 3+
Includes:
Includes learning station, 128 ”talking” lesson cards, guide, and follow-up tests
Dimensions:
Standard 1/4” headphone jack for silent learning
Dimensions: 5.8” H x 11.3” W x 14.2” D
Warranty:
One year unconditional warranty Price $174

 

 

The Little Tikes Look Out Swing Set is designed for hours of backyard fun. Be confident your kids are playing on a durable, sturdy and safety-tested swing set from Little Tikes. It features climbing wall, fun steering wheel and slide. The Swing set includes 2 Cozy Swings and mounting hardware.Product must be anchored. (Anchors included) The fun never ends with Endless Adventures- an exciting line of color-coordinated products to complement any outdoor environment. The Little Tikes Company, founded in 1970, is a multi-national manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, innovative children’s products. Little Tikes products are known for providing durable, imaginative and active fun. Products are manufactured in a wide variety of categories for young children, including infant toys, popular sports, play trucks, ride-on toys, sandboxes, activity gyms and climbers, slides, pre-school development, role-play toys, creative arts & juvenile furniture.
Features: Accessories include: 1 Anchor kit,2-Swing Seats
Climber maximum number of kids: 4 (Weight limit up to 81lbs. per child)
Climbing wall on back side
Encourages kids to be active while having fun!
Lookout tower with steering wheel that encourages role play activity
Must be anchored. Slide
Swing extension maximum number of kids 1 per swing (Weight limit up to 81lbs. per child)
Price $571.01

 

 

Sum Swamp Addition and Subtraction Game- Kids will have a terrific time learning math skills as they avoid the hilarious pitfalls of the Sum Swamp. Designed for two to four players, this game is sure to develop and sharpen beginning math skills, because the only way to escape the mire is to roll the dice and add and subtract your way around the board. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to take the Crocodile Short Cut, although sooner or later everyone gets caught in the Endless Loop. Landing on special squares, such as Even or Odds or a number space, makes things even more interesting; you could get stuck for quite a while. The best part is that this is a game kids can grow with–children 5 to 6 will find it a learning challenge, and older kids can play for fun. The game is an Oppenheim Best Toy award winner. 
Product Description:
Math becomes an adventure with this addition and subtraction game that takes kids on a journey through Sum Swamp. They’ll make their way over the crocodile shortcut and through the endless loop by adding and subtracting the numbers on the dice. Includes 12″ x 17″ game board, four swamp critter markers, two number dice and operation die. For 2-4 players. Price $ $14.83 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25

 

 

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes-Promote music appreciation and auditory development by introducing your little one to baby-friendly versions of classical masterpieces by Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini with the Baby Einstein take along Tunes. A large, easy to press button allows your baby to toggle through 7 high quality and enjoyable classical melodies at home, or for on-the-go fun. This baby’s version of an MP3 player has colorful lights that dance across the screen to enhance each entertaining melody and promote visual perception.
7 baby-friendly classical melodies
Volume Control
The colorful and easy to grasp Caterpillar handle ensures that baby can ?take along tunes? anywhere
Off/Low/High volume switch
Promotes auditory development and music appreciation
Price $8.09 Free Super Saving Shipping & Free Returns

 

 

Little Tikes Jump 'n Double Slide Bouncer

Little Tikes Jump ‘n Double Slide Bouncer
This huge, fun-filled inflatable bouncer has double the excitement with two slides!
Little Tikes Jump ‘n Double Slide Bouncer:
Built of puncture-resistant material with durable mesh netting Tall, protective walls surround a large jumping area 2 big slides with side rails
Mesh door closes to protect children and allow parents to watch the fun
Stakes anchor the bouncer firmly in place
Blower required for inflation
Heavy-duty blower with GFCI plug included
Comes with stakes, repair kit and storage bag
Deflate and fold for storage
Maximum weight capacity: 250 lbs
Accommodates up to 3 children
Dimensions: 7’10″L x 15’5″W x 6’10″H
90-day limited warranty
Price $379.97

 

 

Keep the wheels of commerce turning with the authentic Town Hall! Build the authentic 3-storey Town Hall, the latest addition to the LEGO® Modular Buildings series! This highly detailed model features large entrance-way columns, a coat of arms, a tall bell tower with clock and a large skylight that lets you see inside! On the ground floor, the large hall, tax office and auditorium have everything you need to run the town. Take the working elevator up to the secretary and mayor’s offices on the second floor, realistically furnished with desks, chairs, paintings and even a frog sculpture. Hold a meeting and address the town’s citizens at the podium! On the third floor, a spacious meeting room features a large conference table, chairs, globe and plants. Includes 8 mini-figures: mayor, secretary, bride & groom, janitor & 2 children.
Features:
Accessories include a painting, desks, chairs, sculpture, lamp, conference table, globe, plants and bench
Bell tower features bench and maintenance ladder and the roof features skylight with view of inside the building
Functioning elevator features space for 2 mini-figures & ladder access to roof
Includes 2766 pieces
Includes 8 mini-figures: mayor, secretary, bride and groom, press woman, janitor and 2 children
Price $377.05

 

Snap Circuits Green – Alternative Energy-Learn about the energy sources and to “think green”. Have fun learning about environmentally-friendly energy and how the electricity in your home works. Includes full-color manual and separate educational manual that explains all forms of environmentally-friendly energy including: geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, wind, solar, tidal, hydro, and others. For ages 8 and up. Price $197

 

Doctor Kit Pretend Play Set – This doctor kit features enough medical tools for a whole team of young “doctors” to play at the same time.
The sturdy plastic 19-piece set includes:
Stethoscope with realistic sounds
Pager with realistic sounds
Battery operated cell phone
Forceps
Bandages
Thermometer
And more!
Everything fits into a handy 12″ x 14″ x 3-1/2″ plastic clamp-tight case.
Batteries for stethoscope and pager included.
Price $29.99

Little Tikes 7′ First Trampoline-Little Tikes has designed this trampoline for toddlers preschoolers and elementary school children. The large 7-foot bouncing area is durable and has just the right amount of bounce. The netting on all sides helps keep children safe and the padded frame provides extra protection.
Features:
Designed for home outdoor use only
Durable high-quality pad protector covers the safe
Ground to jumping surface measures 17
Jumping area measures 21.65 sq. ft.
Maximum number of children: 1
Shoe holder attached to the unit
The frame is made of durable blow-molded plastic a
Total diameter is 74
Weight limit up to 100lbs
Price $228.58 (FREE SHIPPING)

 


Top 100 Free Apps for Kids 6+


18 FREE Fischer-Price apps for iPad/iPhone!


18 FREE Fisher-Price apps for iPad/iPhone!

Guidecraft All in One Play Kitchen

Stimulate your child’s imagination using educational, creative pretend-play with the Guidecraft All-in-One Play Kitchen. Crafted in natural, birch hardwood, this Play Kitchen features loads of real-life chef necessities, including an oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, a clock with movable hands, a wall phone and a write-on, wipe-off marker board for lists and cooking orders. Brightly painted in retro colors, this Play Kitchen has a neutral, satin finish and is coated with a UV layer for rugged durability.Price $229.47

Little Tikes Endless Adventures Rock Climber & Slide-Price $199
The Little Tikes Endless Adventures Rock Climber & Slide offers adventure and versatility. This Little Tikes Hide & Slide Climber play set grows along with kids and provides multiple configurations for a variety of play patterns.
Little Tikes Endless Adventures Rock Climber & Slide:
3 kids can play at the same time (one on slide, one on platform, one on climbing wall)
Slide height can be adjusted for younger and older kids
Large 2′ tall platform with high safety rails and easy-climb ladder. 2 large climbing walls with separate climbing holds
Little Tikes Endless Adventures Rock Climber and Slide features an easy climb for younger kids or a challenging climb for older kids. Little Tikes rock climber and slide comes with several separate climbing rocks that can be reconfigured. 3 crawl-through tunnels
Dimensions: 88.12″L X 58″W X 61.68″H (with telescope); without telescope: 55.68″ H
Maximum weight capacity: 180 lbs. (for example, 3 children at 60 lbs. each)
Little Tikes sidle and rock climber are made in the U.S.A.
Backyard play set requires assembly
Price $199

 

The Best Educational Toys For Kids

 

 

What are the best educational toys and games for kids? Well, first of all I think they should be toys and games that your kid loves enjoying with. If they don’t love playing with the toy they won’t perform with it and therefore won’t understand from it. The toys and games should also educate typical lifestyle training, factors that are going to be useful to your kid in their beginning decades. Things like the Alphabets and numbers are great lessons and a good place to start.

 

 

Many small children’s are given the shapes and dice toy. This is where they learn to put the shapes onto the coordinating cube. But that is not all they understand. At that younger age they are still studying how to manage their hands and fingertips. It may appear to be very easy to someone that already knows this, but for a younger audience, it’s a first experience. Learning a new item and actually managing their fingertips to keep an item has to be discovered. Then there is side to eye control/coordination to take the item and position it up to the dice. This is complicated but can be accomplished with practice.

 

 

A toy box loaded with classic toys ones that you’ve made or bought produce your kid’s capability to make, innovate, and develop. Traditional toys are passively educational toys your kid’s creativity will develop and increase without them even understanding it. Old fashioned wood made toys like puzzles, building blocks and pull along toys motivate broad thinking, problem solving abilities, and even excellent motor abilities. Surprisingly classic toys are actually often a lot more secure than contemporary ones. There are less choking hazards, less fear about lead-based shows, no dripping battery power or electric areas, and are less likely to crack when chewed on.

 

 

Once you have made the decision on where you are going to get the educational toys and games, you can then shift one to choosing the toys and games according to your requirements and choices as well as your kid’s. When you are choosing the toys for your kid, it is essential that you also take the age or your kid into consideration. If your kid is still a baby, then you are restricted to the smooth learning toys and games. But when they get older you can opt for toys and games that are strong and are more complicated for them. And for course, do not forget to examine the quality of the toy, the components used and how it is designed.  Rather than getting regular toys or games, it is always best to consider an academic toy for your kids.

 

 

There are sooooo many great educational toys out there, but these are a few of the best academic toys and games for children. You should always be sure that the toys and games you get your kids are secure for them whether it’s educational or not. Don’t ignore the energy of toys and games that inform. Educational toys and games can provide your kids with a jump start on learning and provides them abilities that they will need in life.

 

Thank you for reading this article on Educational Toys. Please check back with us as we add new articles, blogs and videos daily!

 

 

IQ Baby Knock-Knock Blocks-Birth & up. Sixteen soft building blocks with lots of peek-a-boo windows and doors to build with. Eight colored blocks, eight black and white. All blocks have textures for little fingers and mouths to explore. Some blocks rattle and others make a crinkle sound as they are squeezed. Surface washable.
16 soft building blocks
Feather light to the touch
Covered with satin
Peek-a-boo fun
                     Teaches cause and effect                                               Price $25.19 & FREE Shipping

 

 

Lauri Toys Shape and Color Sorter-The captivating Lauri set that helps kids master essential skills! From basic pegging to the challenges of sorting 5 shapes or colors, little ones love this time-tested favorite. Inviting, chunky shapes-bumpy on one side, smooth on the other-slide over glossy pegs and promote eye-hand coordination. Includes 25 double-thick Crepe Rubber shapes. 11 1/2″ long rubber sorting board and 5 removable wooden pegs.
The Shape and Color Sorter promotes finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and sorting skills
The Lauri Crepe Rubber pieces are washable for years of safe, quiet play
Contents: Lauri Crepe Rubber Sorting Pegboard, 5 Wooden Pegs, 25 Lauri Crepe Rubber Shapes (5 Each of 5 Colors)
Made in the USA
Ages 2 and Up
Price $10.13 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25

 

Baby Einstein Bendy Ball-Price $5.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
The Baby Einstein Bendy Ball features bright primary colors and the recognizable Caterpillar character on center band. Soft, flexible plastic make this ball both durable and fun and the Bendy Ball’s design makes it easy for little fingers to grasp and roll. The multi-colored rolling Rattle Ball inside adds additional sounds and visual stimulation to this toy. Soft, flexible plastic with bright primary colors make this Ball fun and easy for little fingers to bend, squeeze, grasp, and roll
Colorful, recognizable caterpillar character on center band.Rolling chime ball inside for additional sounds and visual stimulation
Attractive, fun toy to play with. Price $5.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25

 

Children’s Factory 9 in. Block Set – Set of 21
9 in. soft foam modules for building structures
Light weighted, noiseless and colorful soft shapes
Meets ASTM standards and CPSIA requirements
Recommended for ages 9 months and above
Easy to store
Price $472.99

You can Find More Great Educational & Little Tikes Toys Here

Shop for littel tikes toys, playsets, and more...

Follow Us On Pinterest & Facebook

 

Everything Kids | Promote Your Page Too

Everything Kids


 

 

 

Article #1 Source:  http://EzineArticles.com/7634158 expert=Cherry_Li

Article #2 Source: http://goarticles.com/article/Educational-Toys-For-Kids/7473323/
Be Sociable, Share!

Comments are closed.