best educational toys

Sort By: RatingRating Count
Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit Toy – Includes Voucher Coupon for 5 Live Caterpillars to Butterflies

This kit comes with an 11.5” pop-up enclosure, a feeding pipette, an instruction guide and a voucher to send away for five live caterpillars.
The entire transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly takes about two to three weeks.
Witness one of most spectacular nature’s transformations up close.
Kids can release their butterflies three to four days after they have emerged from their
chrysalides
The butterfly growing kit is reusable and additional caterpillars can be reordered.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit Toy Review
VTech Musical Rhymes Book (Frustration Free Packaging)

Playmags Classic Set lets kids build, play & learn for hours of educational entertainment.
It includes exclusive SUPERMAGS; strong, durable magnets that are great for building tall 3D structures.
Engineering toys stimulate problem solving, shape recognition and motor skills.
Perfect for Preschool Games & Group Activities.
Colorful, fun and creative set, makes a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for girls and boys.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

VTech Musical Rhymes Book Review  
Playmags 100 Piece Super Set: With Strongest Magnets Guaranteed, Sturdy, Super Durable with Vivid Clear Color Tiles.

Kids learning toy teaches letters, numbers, and music.
Play along to built-in melodies in a variety of styles including rock, dance, pop or in your own style to encourage musical creativity.
The drum pads and cymbal each have their own unique sound for sensory development.
Four play modes include Free Play, Letters, Numbers and Follow Along.
Drum set is intended for toddlers aged 2 to 5 years old.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Playmags 100 Piece Super Set: With Strongest Magnets Guaranteed, Sturdy, Super Durable with Vivid Clear Color Tiles Reviews  
VTech KidiBeats Drum Set (Frustration Free Packaging)

Kids learning toy teaches letters, numbers, and music.
Play along to built-in melodies in a variety of styles including rock, dance, pop or in your own style to encourage musical creativity.
The drum pads and cymbal each have their own unique sound for sensory development.
Four play modes include Free Play, Letters, Numbers and Follow Along.
Drum set is intended for toddlers aged 2 to 5 years old.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

VTech KidiBeats Drum Set (Frustration Free Packaging) Review
Kids First Thames & Kosmos Automobile Engineer
Posted In:

This 70-piece science kit combined with the beautifully illustrated storybook provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering concepts to preschool-age kids.
This kit helps develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, visual-spatial skills, and reasoning and concept development skills.It comes with a durable storage case and and a 32 page illustrated Story Book. As you follow the story, you can build models of the 10 vehicles in the story a fire truck, tractor, school bus, motorcycle, cement truck, forklift, pickup truck, and race car to help their friends out. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Kids First Thames & Kosmos Automobile Engineer Review
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet
Posted In:

The pegs on the bench go up and down, playing peekaboo on this solid wood pounding activity. 
Non-removable pegs take turns showing their smiles while your toddler has fun naming the colors and practicing fine motor skills.
It builds motor skills, hand-eye-coordination, and even thinking skills–as deciding which colors should be up or down or evenly matched in height requires some intricate choice and physical application.
It’s solid wood and very sturdy, it can take all the abuse a rough and tough toddler can dish out.
Ages 2 years and up.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet Review
LeapFrog My Own Leaptop, Green
Posted In:

Learn about the alphabet, spell your name and more on a pretend play computer built for kids.
Be big and little -Pretend to be like Mom and Dad with fun computer role-play, such as emailing with Scout, and a take-along handle.
My Own Leaptop  is now even better with a larger screen featuring 26 fun critter animations!
Tap away in 4 learning modes – ABCs, Messages, Games and Music – and bop along to 16 songs and melodies.
Customize My Own Leaptop to help your child spell his or her name.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

LeapFrog My Own Leaptop, Green Review
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, 73 Pieces
Posted In:

Learn basic math and calculator skills while running a pretend store.
This calculator cash register features oversized buttons and a big number display, making it appropriate for all ability levels.
73 pieces include actual-size pretend money, pretend credit card, and suggested activities. 
Solar activated calculator and cash register with LCD screen.
Cash drawer makes a “cha-ching” sound when it opens, just like a real register.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register Review
Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
Posted In:

Erupt a color changing volcano, mix up magic ooze with a mind of its own, mix safe chemicals and watch colors change before your eyes and so much more!
Represents STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) principles – open ended toys to construct, engineer, explorer and experiment.
Chemicals Included: Red cabbage powder, citric acid, baking soda, 3 color tablets, crosslinked polyacrylate copolymer, vegetable oil, corn starch.
Supplies Included: 2 cotton swabs, 3 test tubes with stand, 3 plastic cups, pipette, 2 sticks, 2 measuring scoops and activity guide
This science kit by Scientific Explorer is a great learning toy for kids ages 6 and up! Instructions for 11 different science experiments are included.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit Review
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit
Posted In:

Snap Circuits makes learning electronics very easy and fun! Just follow the colorful pictures in the manual and build exciting projects such as a flying saucer, alarms, doorbells and much more!
All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease.
No tools required. Includes Projects 1-101 manual.
Includes 30 parts, and instructions for over 100 projects.
Electrical parts provide students grades 2 and up (age 7+) with hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit Review
Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes, 3 Planes
Posted In:

Run, jump and stomp to launch the Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes! These kid-powered planes soar, loop, and flip as you experiment with aerodynamics.
Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes are completely kid-powered, with a soft and sturdy foam construction. Includes 3 different style planes.
Launching and retrieving the rockets promotes gross motor skills and physical activity. 
Soft foam tips and sturdy construction help to ensure that the rockets are safe for children of all abilities, making it easy for kids to develop social skills while playing together.
5 Years to 12 Years.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes Review
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner

Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game it’s a gravity-powered logic maze game that builds reasoning skills and visual perception.
Use the challenge cards to strategically place towers and create a path for your marble to reach the target. 
With 60 challenges to test your skills, this fun maze game is definitely a marble run for brainiacs!
It features 1 Game Grid, 10 Gravity Maze Towers, 3 Stainless Steel Marbles, 60 Challenges from Beginner to Expert Instructions.
Age 8 and up.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game Review
4M Crystal Growing Experiment

Grow and display your own vibrant collection of colorful crystals!
Using the included crystal solutions and tools, kids simply follow the detailed, step-by-step instructions to create the liquid from which a collection of mesmerizing crystals will actually grow.
Encourages logic, scientific learning and exploration.
Includes 3 large bags containing white crystal compound (base compound called mondammonium phosphate), 3 small bags containing seeding mixture, large display base with hexagonal cover, 2 medium display bases with hexagonal covers, 4 small display bases with hexagonal covers, stirring bowl, stirring spoon, large ring-shaped template, 2 medium ring-shaped templates, 4 small ring-shaped templates.
By the time you’re finished with this kit, you’ll have SEVEN different crystals to put on display.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

4M Crystal Growing Experiment Review
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit for Kids

LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 lets you unleash a world of walking, talking and thinking robots that do anything you can imagine.
Complete a series of challenging missions using the intuitive icon-based EV3 Programmer App for tablet devices to build and program.
Take your robotics skills to the next level with the companion EV3 Software for PC and Mac, with its more advanced yet familiar programming interface.
Includes Intelligent EV3 Brick & three servo motors, plus colour, touch and IR sensors.
LEGO MINDSTORMS building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit Review
4M Water Rocket Kit

The 4M Water Rocket Kit contains all the parts required to transform a recycled soda bottle into a functioning water rocket.
The Rocket Kit uses the power of water pressure to blast its rocket up to 30 feet in the air.
Contains 1 x plastic bottle (rocket body), 4 fins(One for spare), 1 x fin support, 1x bung, 1 x bung connector, 1 x pump connector and 1 x extension plastic pipe.

Ages 14+
This kit is perfect for young science enthusiasts, especially those interested in rocketry and space flight.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

4M Water Rocket Kit Review
Elenco FM Radio Kit

The Elenco® CK-1000 Basic Electronic Parts Kit includes a wide variety of basic electronic parts to satisfy almost any training project. Packaged in a handy plastic parts container with 18 compartments.
The kit is a monophonic, two-IC, FM (frequency modulation) receiver designed to receive FM signals in the frequency range (88-108MHz).
 It uses electronic auto-scan to search for FM stations. This scan system is done with two button switches – one switch scans up, the other resets to the start of the tuning position.
Develop good soldering skills.
Will help you understand the basics of working with printed circuit boards.

Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. Learn More

Elenco FM Radio Kit Review