Best Educational Toys for Kids 2018-2019
Every tot and kiddo should have a few toys on hand that teach! From counting toys for tiny cuties to STEM toys for older kids, we’ve rounded up some of the best educational toys on the market for all ages.
Your kid has so much fun at home, right? It’s brilliant to turn play time into learning time. The toy market is so vast these days, there seems to be learning toys for everything, which is so cool. Whether you have a silly scientist who seems to take to biology, or a little learner who’s an empath at heart, there are toys that encourage intellectual development across the board.
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Best Tablet for Learning
What’s better than a virtual world designed for kids to grow intellectually? This tablet will adapt to your kid’s learning level by adjusting the skill level for the different games and activities offered in the form of apps! New challenges will appear as your little brainiac hits mental milestones. Plus, we love the shatterproof screen for slippery fingers and tantrum throwers.
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Best for Emotional Intelligence
Your child’s emotional intelligence (EQ) is as important as his intellectual intelligence (IQ). Help your little one learn to identify his own emotions — and those of others too — with The Moodsters. The Feelings Flashlight features lights and activities to help kids face their fears, and it comes with a storybook to take the scary out of bedtime.
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Best for Learning Numbers
Turtles like to take it slow, and your little learner can also take her time learning her 123s with this shelled friend by her side. Push the light-up buttons to hear the turtle count and say each number, then use the addition activity to practice early math skills. Ready for more? Switch to Spanish mode to do it all over again in a different language.
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Best Toy to Learn Coding
Is your child into coding? This wristwear reacts to different movements with multicolored lights, and the device can be coded in infinite ways. Kids will love assembling the watch, which simply fits onto a wrist or scooter via a slap band!
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Best for Learning Robotics
This robot can be built-up and animated via coding. Your kid will spend hours playing with it (and learning!) because there are five different versions to be built: Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, Guitar 4000, M.T.R. 4. (a truck), and Autobuilder, an automated production line.
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Best for Curious Kids
Your kiddo will have a blast getting a closer look at leaves, flowers, shells, and blades of grass under the magnifier.
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Best Activity Table for Learning
Is it super difficult to get your kiddo to calm down and pay attention? We hear you! Bring home an educational activity table so your little one can take all of that energy out in a productive way. This option features more than 70 learning responses, sounds, and songs, plus activities that will increase your kid’s knowledge of numbers, letters, colors, and shapes!
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Best for Learning the ABCs
Hop aboard this yellow bus to explore the world of A to Z. Place it on your fridge and let your tot insert any of the magnetic letter tiles into the open window. Press it once to hear the letter’s name and sound, and press it again to hear that letter used in a word and sentence. Hit the music note to sing along to the “Alphabet Song” and “Wheels on the Bus.”
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Best for Robotics On the Go
The Anki Cozmo is a cute little robot with a ton of personality. Powered by a sophisticated artificial intelligence, Cozmo is kid-friendly, self-aware, capable of recognizing its owner and expressing feelings, and always ready to play games. So fun!
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Best for Learning Spelling
Instead of Words With Friends, we call this one Words With Tots. Take your little one’s spelling session outdoors with this super-sized version of the popular crossword puzzle game. It’s a race to see who can use up all of their jumbo letters as fast as possible. The water-resistant tiles pack up neatly into the banana-shaped tote for trips to the park.
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Best for Learning Life Skills
From counting and cooking to serving and sharing, this singing oven will warm up your little sous chef’s life skills. As kids prepare their favorite meals — eggs, pizza, bread, and cupcakes — they’ll learn how long it takes food to cook based on temperature, plus they’ll practice counting by dividing and serving the food out on plates to share.
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Best for Learning Geography
It’s never too early to get a jump-start on memorizing the 50 states and capitals. This oversized jigsaw floor puzzle makes it so fun, your kids won’t even realize they’re learning while putting it together. The 51 sturdy and extra-thick pieces are just right for little hands to hold, and, once assembled, it’s a great size to display in their room.
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Best for Learning Engineering
Not your average set of toy building blocks, Magformers are magnetic building kits for kids that encourage the development of spatial skills. The Walking Robot lets kids click, connect, and create eight different colorful characters that come to life thanks to an engine block and walking accessories that make it move.