learning toys for preschoolers and big kids
Early learning can be super fun and so rewarding, especially with the Learning Friends 100 Words Book. Little ones will have instant access to more than 100 words chosen by learning experts. All they have to do is touch the words on each page to hear them said out loud with fun sound effects and facts! They can learn by page or by categories like pets, animals, food, colors and much more. Every word and each song included in the Learning Friends 100 Words Book can be heard in English or Spanish. So you can give your little ones a bilingual learning experience that entertains as they learn. Such a treat!
Soft, fluffy and filled with music…must be the Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy! Giggle and dance along to over 75 songs, tunes, sounds and phrases. While they boogie, they’ll learn over 100 first words, parts of the body, numbers, shapes and more. Just press a button on the Smart Stages Puppy’s paws, ears or heart and start the fun! They’ll get a whole lot of fun out of this educational toy, too. With three different Smart Stages, this pup will grow right along with your little one. There’s always more to learn and ways to sing, dance and have a blast with their cute and cuddly friend.
Sometimes finding the right toy is a breeze. The 3-in-1 Airtivity Center is a unique and super fun toy for your babies. The sea-themed toy comes with different moving and spinning parts to help develop their tactile processing, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills and more. Likewise, the 3-in-1 Airtivity Center is perfect for babies learning to sit and play, or it can be placed on a small table so they can practice standing while they interact with everything. Press light-up bubbles to hear underwater noises or spin the starfish. Watch the small pieces seemingly float in the center play area or wiggle with the seaweed! This is a great toy that grows with your child and one that they’ll find loads of great play in!
Wanna mix play time with household role play? Reach for the Pick Up and Count Vacuum and get busy havin’ fun! The set comes with 10 pretend dust bunnies that the smart vacuum can really pick up and say phrases about as they play. They’ll learn numbers, basic math concepts, colors and more as they use the play vacuum to pick up red, blue, green and yellow dust bunnies. They can try out six different learning games as they play and feel like a cleaning pro as they watch bouncing balls inside the vacuum. They can listen to songs, play in three different modes and have a great time learning as they play house.
Hey, what time is it? Time to learn! The Learning Clock makes telling time super easy with moveable hands and easy to read numbers. Turn the hands to any time and the clock will read out the time. Along the way, they’ll learn different phrases used to tell time, like “half-past,” “10 minutes before” and more. When they think they’re ready, they can try Quiz Mode and test their time-telling skills. Time for bed? The Learning Clock comes with 10 classical tunes and a night-light mode to lull them to sleep. Plus, there are 12 options with a timer up to 60 minutes for little snoozes throughout the day.
Turn their tablets into a learning machine with the Little Genius Starter Kit for Fire Tablet. There’s no WiFi necessary for this experience, they just need to start it up and learn more than 300 words, letter formations, phonics and more. The Little Genius Starter Kit for Fire Tablet comes with a silicone play mat, 19 costume pieces and 38 silicone sticks and rings. Play with them in front of the screen and they’ll come alive on screen! They can earn rewards, play mix-and-match, experiment and play. There’s SO much to learn, too! Introduce them to reading concepts, develop their listening, emotional and cognitive skills and teach them empathy, problem solving skills and spatial reasoning. There’s lots of learning and fun to have, and a great way to get them to use the screen and their mind to learn and play.
Make great music with the 10-piece Band-in-a-Box Clap! Clang! Tap! set. Introduce them to the fundamentals of music with a cool variety of instruments like miniature cymbals, maracas, a tambourine, triangle and more. Each instrument is sized for them to experiment with and make music with as they learn different rhythms and volumes to create tunes of their own. The instrument set comes with a sturdy wooden crate to store everything in when they’re finished playing, and just as easy to take out when they’re in the mood to make some music. Start their interest in music early on and watch them move and groove!
Where to? Check out the i-Poster My World Interactive Map and let them choose! This big map puts the world at their fingertips. With the press of a button they can learn about countries and their capitals. Just press down on a country and the i-Poster My World Interactive Map will say the country’s name and capital. Tap on a flag and they’ll learn which country to which it belongs. They’ll also learn about important landmarks and fun facts about our world. When they’re ready for a challenge, they can quiz themselves on the capitals and landmarks of each country, scouring the globe and developing their geography skills, introduction to different cultures and fine-tuning their memory and problem-solving skills. With over 1,000 fun facts and questions to learn and answer, there’s lots to do and see with the i-Poster My World Interactive Map.
Little gardeners will love the Light-up Terrarium Kit! Along with a jar to get their green thumbs started, they’ll also receive a light-up lid, soil, blue sand, white river rocks, accessories, a spray bottle, wheatgrass seeds and chia seeds. All your little ones need to do is decorate their terrarium how they’d like, place stickers and then plant some seeds. Keep it watered and watch it grow! The Light-up Terrarium Kit includes a built-in LED light, too, so they can use it as a nightlight when it’s time for sleep. Create layers and get an up-close view of nature as they learn about natural science and an introduction to botany.
Do they love to create? Then the Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit is just perfect for ’em! Get their hands on a project that’ll challenge them to build a mechanical hand that they can actually wear and use! They’ll learn about hydraulic pistons and pneumatic systems as they build a hand that uses air pressure, water and their own fingers to really move—no batteries necessary! Once they’re all finished, they can try it on and grip items, lift them and see their creation at work. The Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit gives them the tools to gain an interest that can last a lifetime.
LEGO has construction kits for every kind of kid, even your little techies! The Mindstorms EV3 Robot Kit will have your builders clicking and coding with 601 pieces. Once they’ve built it, the real fun starts! Connect with a smart device, download the free EV3 programmer app and teach the robot to talk, walk, grab and so much more. The Mindstorms EV3 Robot Kit includes IR, color and touch sensors for a unique experience that provides an incredible assortment of learning possibilities. If they’re ready to take their LEGO construction builds to the next level, this kit is perfect to get them interested in engineering, coding and so much more!