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The Best Learning Toys and Games for Young Kids

The Best Learning Toys and Games for Young Kids

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With only one week until Christmas day, I am sharing a round-up of learning toys and games for elementary-aged kids.

Whether you are a last-minute shopper looking for helpful gift guides or a mom who is looking for the best learning toys for your children, I think you will enjoy this list.

Because I don’t prefer to have a ton of novelty toys in our home, I am always looking to make the most of all of our toy purchases by getting toys and games that encourage learning and skill-building of all sorts.

Here is a roundup of learning toys and games that are our favorites or currently on our wishlist! The toys on this list encourage imagination and pretend play, cognitive development, problem-solving and more. They are highly rated for quality and serving their purpose.

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Learning Toys & Games

STEAM-Related Toys

Pretend Play

Magnetic Toys

Magnets are a great option if you have a child who enjoys building things. I've noticed that they definitely encourage curiosity about the physical world around my children. With magnets, children can build flat or 3-D objects.

Learning toys and Educational Games

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Saturday 22nd of December 2018

These are all such awesome gift ideas for the kids!


Friday 21st of December 2018

I don’t have school aged kids, but these toys look awesome! I love toys that are also good “learning” games.

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Friday 21st of December 2018

These are great! I don't have kids but I work with them (I'm a children's librarian) and we have a small selection of STEM toys. We have those snap circuits and the kids love them - plus it's amazing to see all the things they can do with them!


Thursday 20th of December 2018

These look like great toys. My kids had that cash register and it was wonderful.