The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Posted April 4, 2018 by Julie in Gift Guides, Parenting, TopPosts / 16 Comments

Older toddlers and preschoolers are in a very special part of their lives – everything is a toy, it is always playtime, and everywhere is an opportunity to learn.  Being this age is so much fun, and learning through play is the best way to build young minds.

Giving toddlers and preschoolers educational toys also keeps them occupied longer as these are active toys that engage their imaginations and they don’t get bored as quickly as with passive toys. So not only is the little one learning and benefiting, mom gets a break, too. Win-win!

Here are some wonderful educational toys and STEM toys to help enrich the minds of toddlers and preschoolers while giving their little bodies something fun to do.

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STEM and Educational Toys for Building

Building toys, such as blocks, are wonderful for little minds and tiny hands. Not only do they help build motor skills, but these activities develop critical thinking as well. STEM for the win!

 

 

 

You know I’m a huge fan of STEM toys for toddlers. Check these out! These are gears like blocks in a rainbow of various shapes and colors to sort, count, stack, build & create with their imagination.

 

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Educational Toys that are Active

Toys that promote movement and an active play time are great for tiny people. They not only help build coordination and motor skills but are also good for fitness.

 

 

 

 

Educational Toys for Pretend Play

Pretend play is very important for tiny minds. They mimic us adults so much at this stage, and it is fun to watch them invent realities to act out.  Toys such as play kitchens, dress up, puppets, play medical kits, etc. are wonderful for preschoolers. These activities also help build language skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Toys that Inspire Thinking

Board games and puzzles help build critical thinking skills. Plus, they can be fun to do together with our children! Here are some ideas.

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What do you think of these STEM and educational toy ideas for toddlers and preschoolers? What are some of your favorite toys to stimulate your child’s imagination and learning?

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JuliepicI'm Julie, a new mom who works full time and blogs, all while wishing I had more time to read fun books. I write about being a first time working mom in order to help myself and other working moms in our journeys to find balance between family, responsibilities, and hobbies so we can thrive both at home and at work.
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  • Barrie

    I LOVE STEM toys or any toy that is fun for kids but also great for creativity and learning. Blocks were always a favorite here!

  • Lauryn R

    I love wooden toys and blocks! There is just something about them. 🙂 I would love to get my kids the Monkey Balance Board, that sounds like fun indoor exercise! Thanks for sharing!

  • Hello Julie, Board games and puzzles are very helpful to build a mind and thinking skills for our children. I think this is a great way to grow up mind of little kids. Thanks for sharing these tips.

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