Play is important for the intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of children, especially for kids under the age of 5. The tools that best enhance their development (both mental and physical) are the toys. It is the toys that enable children to experience the real world, learn about it and make sense of it. By playing with educational toys, children can learn about different subjects and also develop specific skills.
Most educational toys for kids are designed to suit the age of the child, and to meet the specific interest of specific age groups, all in order to ensure the toy holds child’s attention, encourages creativity and is challenging enough for the child. The list of educational toys for kids suitable for under and up to the age of 5 is long, but here are some parents’ favorite ones.
Alphaberry – This toy combines every child’s two favorite things: music and pushing buttons. The Alphaberry looks like a pint-sized Blackberry and helps children learn the alphabet by pressing on the letters and hearing them aloud by four different bee-bop songs.
Plush Caterpillars – This toy combines both fun and learning. The plush caterpillars fall under ‘educational toys for kids’ because they have either numbers or letter embroidered on one side and a pattern or a picture corresponding with a number or a letter on the other side. These caterpillars are made of high quality velour plush and can be found in different combinations of colours.
Alphie – This learning robot toy features an LCD screen that displays friendly facial expressions, and produces friendly voice. It is ideal for 3-plus year old kids and helps in learning spelling, rhyming, shapes, names of animals and the alphabet. Alphie comes with 30 cards which can be neatly stored in the space at the back of the toy.
Activity books – This is the best way to introduce your child to the world of letters and numbers. With every unfolding page there is a new surprise – a different zoo animal. These activity books also feature letter stitching, baby teether, playful flap patterns, small child-proof mirror, and are made of high-quality materials that are completely safe for your little one.
Stackers – These toys provide the best fun for babies 10-plus months old. Your child will love them, since they can be used everywhere, on the bed, on the floor and for making baths even more fun. These educational toys for kids come in different shapes and sizes. Your little one will have great play time by stacking different shapes onto the stacker.
VTech Tote & Go Laptop – This educational learning toy is appropriate for kids between 3 and 5 years of age. With VTech Tote & Go Laptop, kids can learn letters, numbers, spelling and shapes with the help of 20 learning activities. This educational learning toy provides a good learning base for kids under the age of 5.