Everyone knows that toys are meant for having fun. But what if your child’s toys were fun while promoting learning and development at the same time? Jackpot!
For small children, especially, playing is the key to learning. So it only makes sense that some of the top-rated toys out there would stimulate both the body and the mind during playtime. Parents who are getting a jump-start on Christmas shopping should absolutely check out the following must-have learning toys.
Via: Roominate rPower
These building sets aim to inspire a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in young girls. Circuitry is embedded inside the building pieces, which can be used to create anything from tiny amusement park rides, to helicopters, skyscrapers and more. Additionally, the circuits are connected to a bluetooth hub, which connects with either iOS or Android devices. This allows children to use their devices as remote controls for the toys they create.
Compose Yourself by ThinkFun
This game awakens the inner Mozart in every child. Kids start out by selecting four cards — all with four potential tunes on them — and placing them in a visually-appealing order. Next, they visit the Compose Yourself website, where they created an account and then enter the codes from the cards they selected. Children will then be able to hear and alter the melody they created, and even make it up to 16 cards long. Once a tune is finished, kids can share their music with others by downloading an Mp3 or printing out sheet music to play on their own instruments.
Three Little Piggies
Via: Three Little Piggies
This logic game is geared toward the younger crowd. It features three large puzzle pieces, as well as three pigs and their houses and the big bad wolf. Kids move around the pieces and figurines,depending on the situations such as: “Can you set them up so that the pigs can play outside?” or “If you spot the wolf can you help the pigs stay safe inside their houses?” This simple, yet engaging game gives young kids practical experience for word and math problems.
Check out Forbes’ complete list of top 10 toys to watch in 2015, click here.
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