This week’s infographic is about educational toys. While the twins are a bit young for most toys, it is still something I am already thinking of as their grandma. When my son (the twins daddy) was young I really tried to purchase toys that were not only fun but also educational. Many toys can become educational if you use your imagination as well. I think math and literacy are the easiest ways to make any toy educational. Think of simple counting and math equations for math and story telling, consecutive order and the like for literacy. Open ended play toys are always fabulous.

Along with the infographic I am also including some great educational toy suggestions for you below. They may not be what a child asks for on their own, but I promise you these are toys they will go back to again and again to play with so much more than what they see commercials on TV for.

Educational Toys - Infographic and Toy Suggestions | Robyns.World

Educational Toy Suggestions

Disclosure: These contain affiliate links – but they are all personally selected by me and our toys I bought for my own son when he was younger, for kids in our family, and things I will be buying for the twins as they get older.

Gears! Gears! Gears!

Gears! Gears! Gears!

This was not only one of my son’s favorite toys, but also a favorite of Hubby’s and mine to play. I have also bought several of the Gears! Gears! Gears! kits for my nephew, Colby, and he loves them too. The basic sets are where to start, but there are tons of more advanced sets you can get as the child grows. We used this for science, math, and literacy.

Pretend & Play Cash Register

Pretend & Play Cash Register

Kids love to pretend they are like the adults in their lives. The Pretend & Play Cash Register is fun for open imagination play but you can also use it to teach about money, spending, smart shopping and so many other things.

Primary Science Viewscope

Primary Science Viewscope

Young children may not be quite ready for a microscope but this Primary Science Viewscope gives them a precursor of what’s to come. Kids can use it in the “microscope form” as show in the picture, but they can also take the viewfinder out and take it outside in the yard and around the house to view things magnified.

Crocodile Hop Floor Game

Crocodile Hope Floor Game

The Crocodile Hop Floor Game is great for gross motor skills. While there is an actual game that it is designed for you can still expand on it. Have kids try to make up a story as they hop thru the game.

Bear Manipulatives

Bear Manipulatives

When my son was young we had these bear manipulatives. We had several other shapes and varieties throughout the years, but the bear set was my go to for so many things. These are great for counting, sorting, math, story telling, order, and so much more. My son also liked to create his own board games when he was younger and manipulatives like these made great player pieces for those games. There are plenty of other varieties of others if your child does not like bears.

Did you learn anything new about educational toys today? Do you think you might purchase any of the educational toy suggestions I offered? What is a favorite educational toy for the children in your life?

Robyn