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5 Educational Toys Every Child Should Have

By Natalie Crouch

The toy market today offers a wide range of educational children's toys that help to boost their learning and development outside of the classroom. STEAM toys include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Maths based learning, and offer a wide range of benefits including increased communication, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills and much, much more! 


Learning can be fun when you have the right toys and activities! At BrightMinds, we offer a diverse selection of fun and educational STEAM toys to aid with their learning and development at home. We’ve rounded up 5 of the top educational toys that we believe every child should have access to! Let’s get into it…

Melissa and Doug Wooden Stacker Toy

 

Educational Wooden Toys For Children 

Wooden toys have always been a popular choice when it comes to toys and activities for children. More specifically, wooden building blocks and stacking toys are some of the best educational toys on the market! BrightMinds’ offer a large selection of wooden toys to keep the kids entertained for hours on end. 

 

One of the most fun, engaging and educational wooden toys on the market at BrightMinds is the Melissa and Doug Geometric Stacker! This classic favourite enables children to learn about colours, shapes and numbers as they stack the wooden pieces on the frame included in the set. This helps to encourage problem-solving skills, imagination, creativity and much more! 

 

Science lab kit

Exciting Science Kits For Little Einsteins 

If you’re wondering what the best educational toys for children may be, we’d highly recommend an exciting science kit for little ones who love all things science and explosions! From bubbling lava kits to amazing hydraulic construction sets, BrightMinds offer a wide range of science-based kits for endless fun! 

 

Our personal favourite is the Galt Toys Science Lab kit. Keep them entertained for hours while they make a floaty ghost, a test tube kaleidoscope, bouncy balls and more! Perfect for little ones with an inquisitive mind and a playful spirit. 

Human body puzzle

 

Engaging Puzzles For Inquisitive Children

Puzzles are a great activity to keep not only the children, but the whole family engaged for hours on end. A fun puzzle is a great way to help children develop their imaginative thinking, creativity, problem-solving skills and much, much more! You can explore BrightMinds wonderful range of puzzles today to find the perfect activity for your little one. 

 

If you need some inspiration, our personal favourite puzzle is An Xray of the Human Body! Put together the jigsaw puzzle and discover how the human body works, including the organs, skeletal systems and more. 

Great Women Who Worked Wonders Childrens book

 

Children’s Books To Boost Their Imagination

Whether it’s a creative activity book, magical fiction book or an informative workbook, you can browse BrightMinds’ wonderful selection of books to boost their creativity and imagination today. Engaging in reading is a great way to improve children’s reading and writing skills, all whilst boosting their communication skills too!

 

One of the greatest picture books at BrightMinds is Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders. This is a highly inspiring book about the women who have achieved great things across the world; helping your little one to work out who they want to be when they grow up, and how they can achieve great things too!

 

Pressed Flower art Kit

Children’s Arts and Crafts For Endless Fun

Undoubtedly, one of the best educational toys are arts and crafts! Teaching your little ones all about the importance of creativity and imagination, engaging in fun arts and crafts also teaches children all about colours, shapes, letters and numbers and other important things that are crucial for their learning and development!

 

One of our favourite pieces of arts and crafts at available at BrightMinds is the Pressed Flower Art kit! Show children how easy it is to create art by finding flowers and leaves in your garden and using the kit to create beautiful prints that will last forever. 

 

Find The Best Educational Toys For Children

If you’d like to explore more of the best educational toys for children, head over to our website to discover hundreds of amazing STEAM toys! To shop toys for specific age groups, view our 'Kids Gifts By Age'.

If you’ve got any specific questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact today!

 


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