The holidays are my most favorite time of the year. I love personally picking out gifts for everyone in my life, especially my children! The educator in me is always on the hunt for toys that will create fun and engaging learning opportunities for my girls, particularly in areas that are of interest to them. But it can be overwhelming for parents who aren’t sure what their finicky kids will like.
That’s why I’m excited to share my curated gift list. It features toys and activities that offer creative and fun ways for children to learn and develop a variety of skills.
Learning Resources Alphabet Island Game
这个有趣的 board game helps with letter recognition, 开始看字读音, as well as matching upper and lower case 信.
An engaging board game provides essential brain development and computer programming skills for young children.
Kid K’next Oodles of Pals Building Set
A building set that helps kids exercise their creativity while helping to strengthen their hand-eye coordination, 精细运动技能, 解决问题 skills and special awareness.
Fisher-Price Code n’ Learn Kinderbot
这个交互式, learning robot teaches early math concepts, 颜色, shapes and 信 through exciting coding challenges. Kinderbot also helps develop problem-solving skills.
These wood blocks (with non-toxic painted symbols) are not only fun for your child to kids but they also help bring out the budding scientist in your child.
泰晤士河 & Kosmos Experimental First Botany Kit
This one-of-a-kind botany kit helps kids learn about plants and seeds through hands on experiments with plant cells and capillary action. It also teaches responsibility, as kids learn what it takes to care for their plants.
侏儒在晚上 is a cooperative search-and-find maze game where players work as a team to get through the maze. Through teamwork, this game helps kids develop their communication skills.
Osmo is fun-filled learning games that teach shapes, 解决问题, 早期的物理, 画, 数字, 信, 拼写和词汇.
Gravity Maze helps to develop critical thinking skills. Kids play their way through a series of challenges that build spatial reasoning skills.
K’NEX Thrill Rides – 3-in-1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set
K’nex Thrill rides provides hours of endless fun as children can build three different amusement park models, 一次一个. K’nex improves a child’s STEAM capabilities while invoking their natural curiosity and creativity. It also strengthens their hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.
Chess is a great way to keep kids engaged in critical thinking. The game also helps improve a child’s memory, concentration, creativity and problem-solving skills.
This Lego set includes a whopping 847 pieces! Kids can build and rebuild 5 different robot models. Lego Boost helps foster their creativity while making building, learning and programming super fun!
This planetarium teaches kids the wonders of the solar system. Kids just need to assemble, paint and then learn! 这个集合包括行星, 模板, 挤压辉光颜料笔, 棒, 字符串, a fact filled wall chart and 10 sets of Kidz Quiz questions.
这个有趣的, classic game helps children develop their logic and strategy skills while having fun in a head to head battle. Plus it’s a great one to play with your little ones too!
Brain Quest is beloved by kids, trusted by parents, used and recommended by teachers. 这是课程式, 快节奏的, question-and-answer game that challenges kids on the stuff they need to know, 当他们需要知道的时候. It’s the brand that says “It’s fun to be smart!它传递了.
这个有趣的 classic word game helps teach children parts of speech while making everyone laugh!
This tricky little puzzle teaches kids to think strategically, logically, and geometrically.
The original thinking putty…this classic toy is great for developing young children’s 精细运动技能 by working the muscles in their fingers and hands.
The benefits of backgammon are enormous. Children who play this game boost their critical thinking, 解决问题, spatial awareness and socialization skills.