Great educational gifts for children

Every parent can relate to this – Trying to give their children some great and fun toys that can also be used as educational toys. It seems like a simple request, but it is more difficult than you might think.  

Once you have some ideas about what makes a great educational gift, you will find that it is a lot easier to get the perfect gift for your child, or any other child that needs a gift. You will not go wrong with these ideas.  

For babies and toddlers

It is a lot easier to buy educational gifts for babies and toddlers. Most of the toys available for them are all about learning and playing at the same time. So, at the end of the day, no matter what toy you are buying, it is likely to be an educational toy without you realising it at first.  

However, if you want to make sure that you are buying a great gift, then these are something to consider for babies and toddlers. 

Sit to stand baby walker

Sit to stand baby walker​
Sit to stand baby walker​

The sit-to-stand baby walker is a toy full of activities. This is a toy where a baby can start learning to stand as well as to walk.  It is fun, colourful and educational. This is one of the more expensive toys, but worth every cent. Many walkers have activities with sounds and colour. This toy ensures that even when playing, learning can take place at the same time. 

Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym & Maracas

Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym
Maracas
Maracas by Axel Heymann; Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

The Deluxe Kick and Play Piano Gym and maracas are great toys for babies of about 6 months when they start turning around on their stomachs and rolling back. The gym has some great activities for when they are on their stomachs and when they are laying on their backs. It keeps them occupied and learning new things while playing in the gym.  

Mega building blocks

Mega Building Blocks
Mega Building Blocks

This is one of the oldest toys you can still buy for your toddler. Not only does this keep them busy, but it also teaches them some great hand-eye coordination. It is a great tool to expand their creativity and to learn colours as well. This might be a toy that you and I played with as well but is still one of the most recommended educational toys out there.  

Pre-schoolers

Finding educational toys for pre-schoolers starts to become a bit more difficult than finding educational toys for babies and toddlers. This is the age where there are more fun toys than educational toys. However, this does not mean that you should give up on finding educational toys. It only means that you need to search a bit harder. These are some of the best educational toys for pre-schoolers 

LeapFrog 100 Animals Book

LeapFrog 100 Animals Book

The LeapFrog 100 Animal Book is more than just a storybook. This is an interactive book where the child learns more about animals. They will hear the sounds of the animals and read some interesting facts about them. This book keeps them busy for quite a while, and with parental assistance, they will learn more about the different animals in the book.  

See and Spell Learning Toy

See and Spell Learning Toy
See and Spell Learning Toy

Getting your child to learn to spell before school is always a great idea. What better toy to have than the See and Spell Learning Toy? With this toy, they see the picture and need to spell the word that describes it. This is easy to do for pre-schoolers and they will start learning the basics of reading and writing. This is fun to do as well, and they do not realize that they are actually learning.  

Magnetic Drawing Board

Magnetic Drawing Board
Magnetic Drawing Board

What is more fun than a magnetic drawing board? Even if this is for pre-schoolers, your young school child can use it to learn to spell and read as well. This is a board where they can write and draw on, taking it with them wherever they go. A great educational toy where you can spend some valuable time with your child, teaching them to read and write. This toy can also teach children creative drawing skills. 

No Bad Surprises

These are all some great ideas for educational toys, but not everyone sees the importance of buying toys for young children that ensure learning as well. There is also nothing worse when someone is buying a gift for your child that is not age appropriate.  

With No Bad Surprises, this will not happen anymore. You can write down all the gifts your child needs and wants, and even categorise them with specific tags. Friends and grandparents can view these gift ideas and purchase them. No more bad surprises and no more going from shop to shop to search for and find the right gift. This is even more important in the pandemic we are living in today.  

With a child growing, getting educational toys is essential. Especially where we are more at home since the pandemic. These are some great ideas for educational toys that you can list on the No Bad Surprises app. Making sure that loved ones know what to purchase for your child and so that you do not get any nasty surprises when your child opens their gifts.