Do you want your kids to get more out of their play time than just fun? Obviously, fun is good but if your children can continue to learn while they have fun then it’s so much the better and there are loads of educational Christmas gifts for kids available.
Educational Toys for Boys and Girls
Cooking is one of the most important skills children can learn which will enable them to feed themselves for the rest of their lives. Learning to cook at an early age means they will always love it so why not start your kids with a play kitchen. These sophisticated toys contain all the essentials; fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave and dishwasher as well as a sink, pans and spatulas. Supplement the kitchen with food from the deli set or the ice cream shop. Take the opportunity to teach the kids how to clean up after cooking as well and you may find you have the next great chef in your family.
Science toys for kids are excellent educational toys and will spark your child’s interest in science subjects from as young as five years old. There are various kits available including one which enables children to learn about the human body using hands-on experiments, games and exercises.
For older children, the crystals, rocks and minerals kit may get them interested in geology. The kit contains real rock and quartz specimens and the children can grow three different types of crystals.
There are two grades of technology and electronics kits; the first, for kids age 10 and upwards, teaches how to put together simple circuits and how to build and repair sensors. The second, for children over 12, goes into more detail of basic electronic components and provides an introduction to more advanced components. Kids will learn how to follow a circuit diagram and how to create circuits from the components provided. Budding electrical engineers will find this an invaluable grounding.
Educational Toys for Toddlers and Babies
The Busy Ball Popper is ideal for both babies and toddlers to learn colours and manual dexterity. Babies will love to watch the colourful balls running down the spiral track and popping out the top and toddlers will have even more fun chasing the balls. This toy also features fun music with 8 upbeat songs to keep the fun going.
The Endangered Species Playset teaches children to recognise and learn about seven of the world’s endangered animals with and storage pouch showing the continents. Children can learn where to place the animals on their home contents.
For three years old and upwards the Deluxe Workshop encourages hand eye coordination and includes a tool chest and storage jars to promote logical thinking and tidiness. Tools are battery driven drill with interchangeable bits, screws, nuts, hammer, saw, pliers, wrench and screwdriver. Instructions are included for 4 projects.