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Top Educational Toys and Gifts for Children

Educational toys engage your child for a longer time, as they feed his or her brain hungry for neural stimulation. More importantly, the impact of educational gifts lasts a lifetime. These gifts give him a head start in reading, math and science. They develop his love for learning, the most important attitude to make your kid grow up smart. A great educational gift even triggers what will be your kid’s lifelong passion.

The following are suggestions for the latest and best fun educational toys and gifts available online. Every child is different, so go through the the whole list to find which will benefit your kid‘s intelligence the best:

1. K’Nex Toys – creativity, concentration and problem solving skills

For future engineers or builders, K’NEX have building toys that your child should have fun putting together to build anything he can imagine, honing his creativity and problem solving abilities in the process. These toys are even used in schools to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts. Dynamic K’NEX models offer hands-on learning opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry,investigation and experimentation. Models are fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines.

K’NEX Education develops curriculum supported Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) sets for use in elementary, middle and high school classrooms.


2. Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet – a variety of technology-driven intelligent games and books

Amazon offers a really fast, feature-rich high-tech tablet that is fun for kids. What’s more, this Kids Edition tablet includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. This give your child access to thousands of educational books, apps, games, and TV shows. You can also limit your child’s use of the tablet through personalized screen time limits and educational goals. It even has a kid-proof case to withstand rough handling and ensure that it will last for a long time.

Look for other Educational Toys from Amazon:

3. Piano Wizard – the many benefits of playing a musical instrument

Many studies have proven that learning music has a profound effect on your kid’s brain. Music is shown to increase IQ, improve school grades, and prepare your kid to learn the advanced concepts of math and science.

PianoWizard.com introduces your kid to the piano in a fun way. It combines the fun of a video game with the fundamentals of piano lessons. Anyone can sit down at a keyboard today and with The Piano Wizard EASY MODE , experience how Allegro has magically turned what once felt like boring, difficult practice into child’s play with its patented, 4-Step Method.

4. Ebeanstalk – Developmental Toys for Kids of all Ages

Ebeanstalk.com has a collection of toys that are selected by a team of child experts. Ebeanstalk toys gives your infant to toddler a headstart in his mental and physical development. The stimulation your kid gets from these toys contribute to the structure of his brain and its capacity – effects that can last for the rest of his life.

5. Magazine for Kids – The many benefits of reading

Magazines start off your kid on a life-long passion for reading. National Geographic Kids, for example, caters to your kid’s love for animals, and this will make her learn about geography, adventure, wildlife, science, and youngsters of special distinction from around the world. With magazines, your kid’s special interests will lead her to a love of reading that will open her up to more knowledge.

Other magazines that you can subscribe to at a great discount are Children’s Playmate (for beginning readers, it also contains puzzles, games, activities, simple recipes, comic strips and book reviews.) and Sports Illustrated Kids which covers sports the way kids like it – interviews with sports heroes, hilarious comics, awesome action photos and much, much more.

Your kid will eagerly await the next issue of her magazine! The anticipation will just fuel her hunger for knowledge.

6. Video Games

Video games, when played in moderation, can give your child’s brains a great workout, and may improve his problem solving, hand-eye coordination and other thinking skills, according to studies. See this article for details and find list of 23 video games that can make kids smarter.


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