Home > Toy Ideas > The Best Educational Toys

The Best Educational Toys

By: Sarah Clark (ILEX) - Updated: 15 Jun 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Educational Toys Toy Shop Children's

There is a huge selection of educational toys to choose from in every toy shop and web store, and it can be hard to decide what sort of toy will suit your child - whether it’s right for their age, ability or just whether they are likely to enjoy playing with it or leave it languishing in a drawer under their bed!

It doesn’t matter what stage your child is at, developmentally, there will be educational toys that fit the bill perfectly.

Why Should I Buy My Child Educational Toys?

Educational toys don’t have to be dull, and learning doesn’t have to stop at the school gates. There are educational toys available in toy shops everywhere which you can use to that will inspire your child, and at the same time help them learn new skills – including language, culture, motor skills, writing and spelling, reading, and numbers. These toys are designed to be fun and to make your child want to play with them.

Toy Advice – How Can I Tell which Type of Educational Toy Will Benefit My Child?

Some educational children’s toys are universally popular and have been around for many years – for example most of us have owned construction kits such as Lego and remember hours of fun playing with those.

With other educational toys, some children's toys will be more appropriate than others. For example, if you want to help your son or daughter improve their hand eye coordination, you could try giving them educational toys such as magnetic puzzles to do, or anything that involves having to piece something together, like Meccano or Lego.

If it’s reading and writing you want to improve on – there is a myriad of electronic speak and spell type educational toys, puzzle books, even wooden jigsaws for younger children. Scrabble and other word-related board games can really involve a child and also foster competitive natures!

What About Scientific Toy Advice?

Remember the old fashioned chemistry kits? Well, things have moved on somewhat for these educational toys, but many older children are fascinated by anything to do with science, so it’s worth cultivating that interest.

Kids love to experiment so treating them to a science kit is a great way to get them interested in science. You can get them with all sorts of gory and interesting extras nowadays - they can make an eyeball and look inside to see what it looks like, or maybe get a worm kit where they can build their very own worm hotel and play with them – all kids like playing with creepy crawlies, don’t they?

You can buy children's toys and games that are ‘gross out’ style toys which teach children about the human body - chemistry, biology and more in an entertaining – if somewhat disgusting – way. Or if that’s a bit too graphic, why not find them a toy that teaches them all about the solar system?

The best educational toys at the end of the day are the ones that will fascinate your child and make them think – so use some imagination when it comes to choosing your children's toys and get looking around the toy shops for fun games that will keep inquisitive minds occupied!

You might also like...
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice..
Emily-Bowen - Your Question:
Heyy, I am an A-level student who is doing dt and for my year 13 coursework I have to chose a brief. I have chosen the brief where I have to design and make an educational toys which will improve a childs physical, mental or emotional milestones. I was wondering if you could give me any advice on ways to make a toysafer or any idea's that you can recommend.Thank you in advance, Emily :)

Our Response:
We have a section on Safety on this website here which we hope will help. There is also information on regulations and laws that toys have to comply with here on our wesbite too. You could also take a look at the British Standards EN71 in a library, their Playing Safe - leaflet here, gives useful information
ToysAdvice - 19-Jun-17 @ 11:32 AM
Heyy, I am an A-level student who is doing dt and for my year 13 coursework I have to chose a brief. I have chosen the brief where I have to design and make an educational toys which will improve a childs physical, mental or emotional milestones. I was wondering if you could give me any advice on ways to make a toy safer or any idea's that you can recommend. Thank you in advance, Emily :)
Emily-Bowen - 15-Jun-17 @ 11:01 AM
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice...
Title:
(never shown)
Firstname:
(never shown)
Surname:
(never shown)
Email:
(never shown)
Nickname:
(shown)
Comment:
Validate:
Enter word:
Latest Comments
  • ericwinnert
    Re: Dangerous Toys and Recalls
    How does Brexit effect the law surrounding child safety. Will the new trade negotiations lower the standard so our children will be…
    12 December 2017
  • Miniature
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    I'm looking to form a company that produces dolls houses. These will be made from MDF and will have lighting. They are…
    11 December 2017
  • ToysAdvice
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    Chrissie - Your Question:Hello. I run a small business and we are considering making and selling teethers for babies.made from…
    5 December 2017
  • Chrissie
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    Hello. I run a small business and we are considering making and selling teethers for babies...made from natural wooden teething…
    2 December 2017
  • ToysAdvice
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    MARY - Your Question:Hello I would like to know what ce mark or safety mark is on barbies as I cannot find anything on the…
    29 November 2017
  • MARY
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    hello i would like to know what ce mark or safety mark is on barbies as i cannot find anything on the internet. only for the…
    28 November 2017
  • ToysAdvice
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    Ells - Your Question:I want to start a small craft business selling hand-painted stones in homemade fabric bags. What safety…
    28 November 2017
  • Ells
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    I want to start a small craft business selling hand-painted stones in homemade fabric bags. What safety regulations would I need…
    27 November 2017
  • Jacqueline
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    Can you help me please, do toys that you make and give away to family or friends have to be CE tested?..
    25 November 2017
  • Lottie
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    I have a question the above states that Christmas decorations are not needed to be ce marked does this mean the same for all…
    24 November 2017
Further Reading...
Our Most Popular...
Add to my Yahoo!
Add to Google
Stumble this
Add to Twitter
Add To Facebook
RSS feed
You should seek independent professional advice before acting upon any information on the ToysAdvice website. Please read our Disclaimer.