The Best Toys & Games to Learn About The Planets

There's nothing more magical to a young child than the natural magic of the solar system. Learning about the planets opens up a whole universe of new exciting things to learn, and thanks to childhood wonder, you won't have any trouble getting your children interested in the topic.

Why is it important for children to learn about the planets and Solar System

Learning about space and the solar system is a vital part of your child's development and it involves active learning and captures their imagination. Encouraging your child to engage with learning about the planets and earth from a young age is an ideal way to spark an interest in learning through playtime and STEM. 

Starting your child's scientific journey from a young age can inspire a future generation of scientists and it is made easy with our wide range of Earth and Solar System toys. Inspire your child's interest in science with fun and interactive STEM toys.

Using toys to learn about the solar system offers so much more than just learning about the different planets. The topic opens up many secondary topics - such as; the basics of physics and science, gravity, temperature, oxygen and history. STEM toys also encourage and improve cognitive skills - such as critical thinking and logical reasoning. They enhance problem-solving and creative skills - unlike regular toys, STEM toys are all about active play, which encourages children to interact with toys in a whole new way.

Why buy Earth and Solar System toys from BrightMinds?

Our mission at BrightMinds is to foster “a brighter way to play” to inspire your child to be curious about the world around them & encourage creativity in a fun & relaxed way.

We curate a world-class range of educational toys, games, gifts & books which are good quality, safe and backed by our extraordinary customer service.

The top toys to help learn the planets for kids

Our Earth and Solar System make for fabulous educational toys for children of all ages. Take a look at our 5 top picks for the best toys for teaching your youngsters all about our wonderful solar system. 

Orbiting Solar System

Orbiting Solar System Toy for Kids

Set the planets in motion with a flick of your wrist!

Build a mechanical model of our magnificent solar system including the sun and eight planets, wind it up, and watch the planets revolve around the sun from the comfort of your bedroom.

Help your child assemble this complex machine using snap-together plastic parts and learn how the gears and wind-up mechanism work to spin the model. Detail each planet with colourful, realistic-looking printed planet graphics. Discover how a special type of gear called  planetary gear is used to simulate the mesmerising motion of the solar system. And learn about the order of the planets, their relative sizes, their rates of revolution around the sun, their appearance, and other planetary facts.

This DIY kit is perfect for children aged 8 and above who are curious about the world around us.  

My Very Own Solar System

My Very Own Solar System Toy for Kids

What child doesn't want their very own solar system on their ceiling? With the My Very Own Solar System from Brainstorm Toys, it is now possible!

Explore the wonders of the universe from the comfort of your own room! This amazing remote-controlled, motorised mobile has eight detailed coloured planets that orbit the full sun. Simply assemble the planets onto the three independent orbit mechanisms on the sun and mount them to the ceiling.

Use the remote control to operate the light-up sun and rotation of the planets. By day, an impressive and educational addition to any room and by night the illuminated sun is a colourful night light perfect for bedtime fun. 

Galt Toys Space Lab

Galt Toys Space Lab

Perfect for children as young as 6 years, this Galt Toys Space Lab is a great introduction to the planets and solar system for young children.

The Lab kit includes 12 extra fun experiments to encourage early stem learning and scientific thinking which is compatible with the National curriculum. So make glow-in-the-dark constellation models, build a telescope and launch your own rocket. Experiment with shadows, mix up galaxy slime and create a solar system in your room! What’s not to love?

GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope

GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope

The GeoSafari Telescope is ideal for getting children started with learning about astronomy. The telescope delivers clear, up-close images at magnifications of up to 18x magnification. This real working telescope for kids supports STEM learning. Powerful, lightweight, and portable, it’s perfect to help children aged 8+ get started in astronomy. 

It’s ideal for watching wildlife and nature and exploring the wonders of the night sky! 

Night Sky Projector

Night Sky Projector for Kids

Learn about the Universe – how big it is, what it’s made of and how it started with a Big Bang with the Night Sky Projector. Transform your room into an outer space light show with this awe-inspiring projector! Learn about the night sky with four incredible projection discs. View the planets of the solar system, constellations, the moon or over 20,000 stars.

Enhance your child's learning through educational toys with BrightMinds

Here at BrightMinds, we have a wide variety of educational toys and games that will help your child with all aspects of their learning. Whether you’re looking to improve your child's overall science knowledge or looking for a fun way to introduce STEAM toys into your child's routine

you can find what you need here at BrightMinds. 

For more information, feel free to contact us or explore our FAQs if you have any questions or need any help finding the perfect product for your child.

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