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25 of the best learning toys for kids

Schools worldwide have been closing, forcing parents to have to do a little more teaching than they may be used to. This means that sometimes we have to get a little creative when it comes to teaching our kids while they’re outside of the classroom. So we have put together a list of the best learning toys for kids to help you get a head start in teaching your little ones from home. We have a range of ideas for you here, from toddlers to primary school children. While you are here, we also have recommendations for best pretend play toys on the site too – so do check them out after looking at these learning ideas.

Learning Toys for Kids

Whether you are a homeschool mum, helping your child with distance education, or just looking for unique ways to encourage learning in your home, educational toys and games are great ways to do this.

This list has all of the best educational and learning toys for kids that your kids will actually want to play with, from building blocks to coding kits.

  1. ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game
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This Toy of the Year Award winner is a fun and educational way to get some STEM fun in! With over 60 puzzles and challenges your kids are bound to always be entertained.

2. Coogam Wooden Geoboard Mathematical Manipulative Material Array Block Geo Board

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Encourage little ones to practice shapes, letters, and more 2D figures to aide with fine motor skills, and visual skills.

3. Magna Tiles Metropolis Set

This set is so versatile! From being able to build structures to using the shapes to learn maths and fractions, there are so many ways that your kids can learn with the magnetic building tiles.

4. IQ BUILDER 164 Piece Set

IQ BUILDER helps teach concepts of geometry, physics and mathematics. It is a fun and productive gift for anyone – child or adult – that has shown an interest in math, science, construction and/or engineering!

5. BettRoom Wooden Geometric Sorter

Inspire little hands to learn shapes, colors, counting and hand-eye coordination with this fun geometric shape sorter.

6. ThinkFun Circuit Maze Electric Current Brain Game

Use real circuits and pieces in this circuit maze activity that encourages you to learn how circuits and electrical currents work.

7. AmScope 120X-1200X 52-pcs Kids Beginner Microscope

This kit is perfect for the little explorer who wants to learn more about the microscopic world around us! This 52 piece kit comes with it’s own carrying case, too.

8. Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit

Perform 7 different growth experiments with this crystal growing kit perfect for kids interested in science, in particular geology.

9. Learning Resources MathLink Cubes

Develop math skills from an early age and encourage STEM activities with early maths skills and building and shape creation.

10. Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set

Have fun with this marble run super set! The clear set allows your kids (and you) to see all the fun as it happens.

11. Little Live Aqua Dragons Deep Sea Habitat

Hatch and grow amazing tiny Aqua Dragons in a special Deep Sea Habitat tank! It only takes 48 hours for the little eggs to hatch and your kids to see the tiny aquatic dragons!

12. Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

Let Bindi Irwin”s voice guide your kids through the wonder of science, with the GeoSafari Jr Talking Microscope! Perfect for pre-schoolers!

13. ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words

Zingo Sight Words is a bingo style game for kids in reception to Year 2. Created by teacher this game isn’t only fun, but also educational!

14. National Geographic Mega Fossil Dig Kit

Dig up real dinosaur fossils in this dig kit created by the pros at National Geographic. Excavate incredible, real fossils using the included tools of the trade: a chisel, brush, and magnifying glass. This kit makes an excellent STEM gift for boys and girls!

15. VTech Write & Learn Creative Center

Your kids will enjoy learning to write letters, numbers, and draw shapes with this fab toy that teaches through animations and stencils.

16. BEST LEARNING Learning Clock

The clock not only teaches your kids to tell time, but it’s also perfect for nighttime as it works as a night clock and includes 10 lullabies to get your little one to drift off.

17. LYiUP Solar Robot Kit

STEM Solar robot kit can be easily converted into 12 different robots with the help of a model. They are divided into two difficulty levels, which makes the robot more interesting and challenging.

18. ROYBI Robot

ROYBI comes packed with interactive lessons in Language, Science, Technology, Math & more. Best companion for learning at home while limiting screen time.

19. Osmo – Little Genius Starter Kit

Award-winning learning games let your child interact with tangible educational toys and an iPad, bringing their actions to life. A hands-on learning adventure awaits your little genius (No WiFi necessary for game play). An Osmo Base is included, an iPad is not included, both are required for game play.

20. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

The Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe is an interactive desk and includes five activity pages to explore that are filled with engaging content.

21. Montessori Math Shapes

This product aims at training kids imagination, color,shape and number recognition, eye-hand coordination;All children aged 3 or up will enjoy the colorful world they can create with this set.

22. Kidzlane Count & Match Educational Egg Toy

Make the most of your child’s priceless first years by giving them the toys that will develop their brain and set the foundation for future learning in a fun, engaging way.

23. Creativity for Kids Grow ‘N Glow Terrarium Kit

Explore the wonder of nature and science with the Grow ‘N Glow Terrarium Kit! This indoor activity for kids allows you to craft, plant, water and grow your own mini ecosystem. Just add water for a unique science experience!

24. BEST LEARNING Mushroom Garden

Teach your kids a plethora of new skills including numbers, colors, music, hand and eye co-ordination, creativity and imagination, logical thinking, motor functions, concentration, problem solving, dexterity and memory.

25. LeapFrog LeapReader System Learn-to-Read

This all time favourite toy is still a great way to help your kids to learn to read. This set includes 10 early reading books that feature short vowels, sight words and simple words.

We hope you get some wonderful ideas front this post to give your kids’ some fun and educational gifts!

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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