Toys are great but educational toys that help children learn while playing are even better. If you’re still looking for some last minute holiday gifts here are 5 great, educational toys that your kids will love.
Snap Circuits are a safe way for kids to learn about electricity. The book that comes with this set is full of various circuit arrangements. We have spent hours with the kids building various electronic devices with this but a favorite by far is setting up the fan so that the motor spins so fast the fan flies into the air. That never gets old.
Tangrams are a set of 7 specific shapes that can be combined to make other shapes. They are a great way to help children understand shapes, experiment with patterns and think abstractly. Recently my family was at a museum where they had tangram sets set out for people to experiment with. We spent nearly an hour trying to make the different shapes.
3. Story Cubes
Story cubes help kids to use their imagination. You roll the various dice and then use the images to tell a connected story. These are great for even little ones because no reading is involved.