The surest way to be sure that you have completely wasted your money on a child’s toys is to let them overhear you say the words, “It’s educational”. So, what kind of toys can you bring home that backdoor education to them without them realizing it? Take a look at a few of these.
I am sure if you have been occupying space on the planet for any length of time at that you have played with Legos. What a great invention! Children as young as three can play with them and grandparents like them too. Just watch the little ones and make sure that they don’t put them in there mouth, they like to put everything in their mouth when they are little. Legos also come in assorted sizes and all different combinations of accessories that go along with them that make them more fun for the older kids. Kids will play with these for hours.
Sing Along Books are another great item for kids. All children seem to like books from an early age and books encourage them to think and grow their imaginations. These kinds of books add even more fun for them because they are so interactive. The books actually have singing that starts when the child pushes a button. If you are planning a trip, these are a great way to keep the kids occupied.
Baby dolls are not usually considered an educational toy but they really are. Little girls daydream and pretend to be mommies and it helps to teach them about the real world. Another great thing is that they are easily taken anywhere so they are great for trips. Little girls love to sleep with their dolls, even more so if they don’t have a sibling that sleeps with them. Taking care of a baby doll helps to teach them responsibility as well.
Coloring books and crayons are a simple but very effective educational tool for kids. This helps teach children colors and also brings out their creativity. Learning how to stay in between the lines is excellent for helping them with their motor skills.
Another really cool product for kids is a puzzle. Puzzles really make them think and it helps them with learning shapes and objects to be able to make the picture. They are excellent because you can start with simpler ones and then graduate to more complex ones as the children get older. They even make them of wood for really young children so they are more durable.
See, none of these toys screams educational, but they are, and your kids will love them.
Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find more about board games and educational toys at http://www.funtoysforchildren.com