There are so many junky gifts for kids out there, but there are also lots of great toys that not only entertain but also educate.
It is just a matter of taking the time to really look for them, but with this list, you have lots of options right at your fingertips. I hope you find something you like!
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1. Oregon Scientific Smart Globe The SmartGlobe talks and speaks about lots of fun facts. Listen to the country’s national anthem, capital, or history. Over 2,000 information pieces are stored in the globe’s digital memory 4 ways to learn, Hear, Touch, Play and Augmented Reality
2. Elenco Electronic Playground 50-in-One: With the Elenco Electronic Playground 50-in-One, kids build over 50 Electronic projects including finger touch lamp, metal detector, transistor radio, and alarm.
3. 6-in-1 Educational Solar Kit Build Your Own Science Toy DIY by PowerTRC: With the 6-in-1 Solar Kit, kids build 6 different model – Solar Revolving Plane, Solar Windmill, Solar Plane, Solar Airboat, Solar Puppy and a Solar Car. These projects teach kids about the benefit of solar energy and help fuel an interest in science.
4. Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit Educate kids on what actually grows on their own body. Kids create a stinky intestine, slimy snot, fake blood and learn how to grow friendly molds and bacteria The kit includes 4 petri dishes, magnifier, 4 cotton swabs, gelatin, sugar, baking yeast, red and green coloring, rubber balloon, plastic bag and guide.
5. Gravity Maze The Gravity Maze is the game of falling marble logic. It is a marble run and logic puzzle in one. There are 60 challenges ranging from beginner to expert.
6. Educational Insights Math Whiz: With Math Wiz, kids learn math in a flash! This portable game quizzes kids on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division! It features eight skill levels, as well as lights and sounds for instant feedback. 2Math Whiz also converts to a full-function calculator!
7. 5-in-1 Model Building Blocks Set: GIFT A TOY THAT IS FUN AND EDUCATIONAL. This 132 pcs gift idea set help kids develope fine motor skill, enhance hand-eye coordination and brain development. Great educational toy for adults to teach kids how to use Toy Screw Drivers and Toy Wrench tools. All tools required are already included in the set. Each model built is sturdy and can be used to play.
8. Melissa & Doug USA Map Floor Puzzle This USA Map helps kids learn location, shape, and capitals of all 50 states. It has a wipe-clean surface and is 24" x 36" assembled.
9. Solar System Planetarium: The Solar System Planetarium set teaches children about the wonders of the solar system. Just assemble, paint and learn. This set includes planets, stencils, squeeze glow paint pen, rods, string, a fact-filled wall chart and 10 sets of Kidz Quiz questions.
10. The Learning Journey Match It! Memory: The Learning Journey Match It! Memory game takes the fun of memory and combines it with learning math facts.
11. K’NEX Imagine Building kits are always great educational toys. This KNEX kit comes with 529 ASSORTED and includes a motor. With Suitcase style packaging, kids can take their building supplies anyway they go.
12. Magnet Science Kit: The Magnet Science Kit helps young scientist learn about magnets while doing fun experiments and games. The kit contains the materials to make interactive magnetic objects like the Super Power Horseshoe Magnet and the Magnet Wand. Kids will construct Super Magnet Racer, a Yacht Compass, or a Mysterious Dangler and do activities like the Fishing Game provide hours of fun and provide hands-on learning about the effects of magnetism.
13. IQ Challenge Set by GamieUSA: This educational toy and puzzles set will challenge your child’s intellect by stimulating amazing creativity. Your child’s mind will be sharpened enough to develop their problem solving capacity through reasoning, development of mental stamina and boosting their self-confidence. It makes the perfect gift.
14. 120pcs Wooden Dominos Blocks Set: These wooden Dominos blocks are great for teaching math, science, spatial and tactile skills, while encouraging kid’s imagination. This wood set is made of environment-friendly linen wood and non toxic paint.
15. XUELIEE 103 pcs Educational Magnetic Sticks Building Blocks Toys: A great creative toy that lets your child engage with their imagination. it Can change various appearances with vivid mobility nodes and help kids to learn color, counting and flat or geometric modeling. Magnetic building toys indeed is the best parent and child activities.
16. Multiplication Slam: Mastering multiplication is a "slam" dunk with Multiplication Slam's 5 multiplication games! Reinforces multiplication concepts for numbers 1–9. Kids simply read the problem, scan the possible answers, and slam the correct answer! The faster they respond, the better your score.
17. Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab: With the Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab kids build unlimited electronic games and gadgets. They learn about electronic engineering using the modular system and microprocessor. It includes 6 base boards, battery module, variable resistor module, microprocessor module, tricolor LED module, speaker module, photodiode module, tilt switch module.
18. Stars and Planets: This book takes kids on a guided tour of planets, stars, and space exploration, helping them unlock the mysteries of the universe. Little explorers will realize that what they can learn about the galaxy is as limitless as the night sky.
19. Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit: Beware, this kit is for wizards only. It is a uniquely educational kit that will teach kids the science behind the magic. Kids will use chemicals like citric acid, baking soda, vegetable oil, cross linked polyacrylate copolymer, red cabbage powder, color tablets and zinc sulfide. The kit comes with 4 test tubes with stand, 1 clear tube wand with 2 caps, 2 measuring scoops, Purple paper, star stickers and activity guide.
20. Nancy B's Science Club Microscope and Activity Journal: This Microscope encourages kids to pursue their natural love of science! Real-life journaling activities provide hands-on science experiences. Follow the activity guide to collect your specimens, then get amazing, up-close views magnified up to 400x!
21. Robot Face Race: A crazy inventor has built dozens of robot bodies and needs your child’s help finding the matching heads! Make sense of the madness by shaking the Robot Randomizer to determine the attributes of that robot's head and searching the board for the match.
22. Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set: These brain flake style building are child safe and are BPA, lead, heavy metal and phthalate free. Both boys and girls love brain flakes disks! The Brain flakes teach spatial thinking. They will provide hours of play and tons of awesome creations!
23. Osmo Genius Kit: The Osmo Genius Kit has five award-winning games that transform your iPad into a hands-on learning tool. It turns core subjects, like math (Numbers) and spelling (Words), into fearless fun.
24. LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System: LeapReader helps children learn to read and write with confidence by teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary and listening skills. It features a LeapReader, activity sampler, Learning Paper writing sheet plus a download for 1 Audio Book Bundle, 1 Music Album and 1 Trivia Challenge pack. It also works with some of the LeapReader and Tag books.
25. Crystal Growing Experiment: This science kit contains everything needed to perform seven different crystal growth experiments. It has a special display case is included to admire the crystals once they are fully grown. It is perfect for young science enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in geology. It complete instructions for each experiment are included with the kit.
This list has been so helpful for me this year, and I hope it helps you too!
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