With so many apps and video games flooding the market, it may be time to go back to basics. Children today can be overstimulated and could be missing out on educational experiences that simpler toys can offer. We have compiled a list of our favorite educational toys that will help your child develop problem solving skills, creativity and logic. These games aren’t only educational, they’re fun too!
Colorku: Like Sudoku but with colored marbles instead of numbers. It’s a fantastic game for logic and problem solving.
Doorbell House: The cutest cottage with four doors, each with a unique lock, matching keys, and a special doorbell sound. Great for visual-spacial skills and problem solving.
Dude Diary 3.0: Draw, doodle, and write in this very cool, slightly gross, totally awesome diary. Writing practice makes for better writers and readers.
Mind Putty: The coolest putty you’ll find. Available in magnetic and glow-in-the-dark. Improves children’s fine motor skills and great for creativity.
Kiwi Crate: Our favorite of the crafty crates on the market with easy to follow directions and kid-enticing activities. Great for following directions, creativity, and science (in some cases).
Suspend: A balance game for 1-4 players that helps kids develop eye-hand coordination, communication skills and thinking skills.
Tapeffiti Fashion Design Challenge: This kit helps kids use tape to create clothes. Imagination plus math and visual-spacial skills make this a great creative learning product.
Terra Kids Automobile Kit: Builders, here’s a car kit that uses rubber band propulsion and really works. Kids learn to follow directions, problem solve and engineer solutions to challenges.
Blunders: Play this board game and learn your manners along with the Blunder family. Lots of laughing in this game! Of course, you’re learning manners, but also cooperation and communication.
Hide and Seek Geocache: Talk about learning and fun mixed together! This is everything you need to start geocaching which is like a huge outdoor treasure hunt using a GPS. Kids learn orienteering, geography and more.
Honorable Mention: Lego – A timeless classic, enough said.
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