Most parents want their children to learn and develop their skills at every opportunity, even when playing. If you’re wanting to buy an educational toy for your child, or the child of a friend or family member, the toy suggestions below are ideal for children of certain age-groups. Depending on the child’s age, will determine how complex the toy can be:
Top Educational Toy #1 – Educational Toys for Pre-schoolers
Toomies Hide & Squeak Eggs are suitable for children from the age of 6 months+. They’re a really nice-looking toy, and compact, in that they are contained in what looks like a bright yellow egg-carton box; this makes it a good toy to take different places.
Inside are 6 eggs with funny faces on them, and when you open the egg-shells, there’s a brightly coloured squeaky chick inside. This toy can help children to recognize colours. It can help them to improve their manual dexterity, by sorting the shapes. This is a good long-lasting toy, which older children will still continue to play with.
Top Educational Toy #2 – Educational Toys for 1 Year Old
LEGO Duplo My First Number Train Toy with Number Decorated Bricks is an early education toy aimed at around the 18 months old mark. It allows children to build a locomotive with three wagons and contains number bricks from 0 to 9. It also has two child figures, and a cat figure.
It’s brightly coloured, chunky. It can help children to learn their colours, help with manual dexterity, and to learn about numbers and counting.
Top Educational Toy #3 – Educational Toys for 3 Year Olds
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope is a great toy for 3 year olds. The microscope is chunky, sturdy and robust in bright attractive colours, and allows things to be magnified.
Your child could see in greater detail a small coin, a rock or shell, a leaf, a flower etc. It allows items to be magnified up to eight times their normal size. There’s knob to turn to allow children to focus clearly and there’s an LED light to make the item brighter to see it in more detail. It supports STEM learning and introduces scientific discovery to children from an early age. It requires 3AAA batteries that are not included.
Top Educational Toy #4 – Educational Toys for 6 Year Olds
Outdoor Exploration Set – Perfect 3-12 year old boy toys and girl toys – Kids Adventure Pack This is an orange back pack, that contains a pair of binoculars, a whistle, a compass, a magnifying glass, and a flashlight. It’s a nice gift to give to children that will get them out exploring in the fresh air and countryside, and away from the TV or computer. It will get them active, and interested in the natural world, whether that’s biology or archaeology. Children could use this set to learn about orienteering, or bird-watching.
All the toys mentioned above, have a good practical element to them, which get children moving – whether that’s hands, or feet, and learning about colours, shapes, science and nature, so they’re all educational and will develop children’s skills.