There is so much learning that can be done through play. This is a list of 100 Educational Toys for Kids of all ages. Some of the toys are explicitly educational while others allow the child to explore the world around them and use their imagination to express themselves. I hope that you find toys that would suit your own children among this list.
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Building toys help to encourage problem solving as well as motor skills, hand-eye coordination and creative thinking. They are great for pretend play as well as learning about basic architecture concepts. Below you will find building toys that are suitable for a wide variety of ages and interests.
Musical toys have a wide range of benefits including boosting cognitive skills, encouraging creativity and the development of fine and gross motor skills. Below are musical toys to fit a wide range of ages.
STEM toys help teach science, technology, engineering and math. These toys have many benefits including promoting creativity and divergent thinking. Many toys also help develop hand-eye coordination and spatial skills. Check out my picks below for STEM toys for a range of age groups.
Arts & Crafts
Art is an excellent way to encourage creative thinking and build confidence. It is also a great way to express feelings and collaborate with others. Use art as a way to teach your child to observe the world around him and interpret what he sees. Below is a variety of art supplies and art themed toys and games for a wide range of ages.
Pretend Play Toys
Pretend play offers so many positive benefits for children including language development, building self esteem and using their imagination. This list offers many pretend play toys for both boys and girls.
Toys in this category help encourage reading and writing skills including letter and number recognition. I am not going to pout ages on many of the toys in this category since kids are at different literacy levels at different ages. Look for toys that are appropriate for your child’s developmental level.
We all know that there are so many benefits to kids playing outside. They learn physical skills, explore their world, and even exercise in a fun way. The toys in this section are fun because I think that’s all you really need outside. Yes, some may be explicitly educational but others are just great for getting your kid off the couch and out the door.
I hope that this list helps you find fun educational toys for the children in your life. There is so much learning that can be done through play! Thanks for having a look.