Monday, November 30, 2015

List of Awesome Educational Toys

This is week 5 of Blogging Through the Alphabet! E is for Educational Toys that would make great Christmas gifts. I tried to include toys for many different age groups and avoided the obvious {puzzles, pattern blocks, counting bears, etc}.">Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
These gears from Learning Resources are high my wish-list for my two youngest! This set comes with 92 pieces for only $24 right now. What a great way for young kids to experiment with simple mechanics. Plus, what child doesn't love to build?">Educational Insights 5351 Nancy B's Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal
This moonscope from Educational Insights would be a great gift for a budding astronomer! It comes with an activity journal and guide to help your child get started on their celestial adventure. Best of all? It is priced at $32 on Amazon today {regular $49}.">Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit</
Science kits are great gifts for kids! This kit comes with everything you need to perform 11 experiments! Erupt a coloring changing volcano, grow colorful crystals, and magic ooze are just a few of the fun experiments included in this kit. It's only $15 right now!">Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game
This Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game from Learning Resources looks like a ton of fun! There are 20 activity cards and 20 different blocks included in this game. You can play two ways: either build the structure on the cards, or build a structure while listening to another player describe it. This is on my wish-list for Silas, as it would be a great way to strengthen visual discrimination skills.">Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun
This Froggy Feeding Fun Game from Learning Resources looks like a ton of fun. You roll the cube to determine how many and what color flies for the frogs to munch. Fine motor skills are developed by having to squeeze the froggy's mouth open!">Learning Resources Create-a-Maze
This Create A Maze looks like so much fun! You build a maze with the colorful and curvy pieces, and then tilt and move the board around to navigate the ball through!">Learning Resources Anatomy Models Bundle Set
I would love to own this set of human anatomy models! This includes the heart, brain, skeletal and human body models. Each set includes a stand and a guide with facts and assembly instructions. It's on sale right  now for $50 {regular $99}!">Name That State Game
We own this game and love it! It's a great way to learn the states and capitals! You spin a spinner number 1-50, find the state on the map board and name it {or it's capital}, and then roll the dice and move! There are also Postcard cards you can draw with facts about the states. This would be a great addition to any homeschool.">OWI  4 Mode EM4 Motorized Robot Kit
This OWI 4 Mode Motorized Robot Kit would be a great gift for the child who loves to build things! It has 4 different modes you can easily transform the robot into with unique forms of movement.">Educational Insights Design and Drill Activity Center
My two little boys would have a blast with this drill kit from Educational Insights. It includes plastic bolts, a battery-powered drill, board, and activity cards!">NSI Deluxe 3D Wood Burning
Santa is bringing my 10 year old son this Woodburning Kit for Christmas! It includes everything you need to make 19 projects in wood, leather and cork - a woodburning pen, pen stand, pre-cut wood sheets, slats, leather, cork, sandpaper, paint, brush, glue, carbon paper, and more!
I hope some of these ideas were helpful! Leave me a comment and tell me which you would like have for your child!
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  1. I love all your ideas. All of your blog posts are beutifully written.

  2. What awesome science based ideas. My son is getting the QWI robotic arm.
    Blessings, Dawn

  3. We love the Mental Blox!!! I did a review on them over a year ago here:

  4. We have the torso from that human body anatomy set. It's neat.

    The Mental Blox are on my wishlist, but that wood burning kit looks neat! It's hard to find appropriate gifts that my 9 year old would like (besides LEGO of course) that are fun and educational!

    1. Yes, its hard to find toys for 9-10 year old boys! The wood burning kit is going to be well used by him!

  5. I LOVE when school & learning is disguised as "fun." Those models would be neat for my son who is studying anatomy!

    Thanks for sharing these at ABC Blogging!