Even though parents might prefer to give kids gifts that aren’t toys, children love getting new toys. But a lot of playthings are only great for entertaining kids, not so much for teaching them about the world around them.
Fortunately, the latest technology and research has led to booming demand for educational toys appropriate for all ages. We’re talking about everything from coding bots and kid-friendly smartwatches, to books for children that teach them how not to be a jerk.
Whether you’re shopping for a toddler who’s beginning to walk or a child who’s mastering the basics of addition and subtraction in school, there are educational toys that can bring learning from the classroom to the playroom.
To make your hunt for educational toys easier, we’ve broken down our 15 favorite educational toys for kids by age group. Take a look below:
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