13 Best Learning & Education Toys

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Learning & Education Toys in 2020


Gamenote Large Magnetic Drawing Board Education Doodle Toys for Kids, Colorful Erasable Magnet Writing Sketching Pad for Toddlers Learning

Gamenote Large Magnetic Drawing Board Education Doodle Toys for Kids, Colorful Erasable Magnet Writing Sketching Pad for Toddlers Learning
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

LALABABY 26 Letters Cloth Card with Cloth bag Early Education Toy for Over 0 Years

LALABABY 26 Letters Cloth Card with Cloth bag Early Education Toy for Over 0 Years
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up Counting Toy Set, 76 Pieces

Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up Counting Toy Set, 76 Pieces
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Develop math skills with these mini muffin counters
  • Develop color recognition, matching, sorting, counting, and early math skills
  • Squeezy Tweezers increase fine motor skills and hone skills needed for writing
  • Set includes: 1 muffin pan, 2 dice, Squeezy Tweezers, 12 double-sided sorting circle inserts, 60 mini muffin counters, and activity guide
  • Ideal for ages 3+

Key Education Sentence Building

Key Education Sentence Building
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Includes grammatically color-coded cards (55 word, 4 punctuation and 27 photo cards)
  • Game ideas, sample sentences and teaching suggestions
  • Tailor activities to different learning levels
  • Supports NCTE and NAEYC standards

VTech Alphabet Apple (Frustration Free Packaging)

VTech Alphabet Apple (Frustration Free Packaging)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Interactive toddler learning toy with light-up talking Worm slider; 26 light-up letter buttons, movable clock hand and carry handle for portability
  • Alphabet toy Worm acts as the guide during games and learning; the clock has a movable hand that introduces time concepts
  • Features 8 toddler learning activities with different progressive learning levels; introduces phonics, words, time concepts, music and more
  • Early learning center comes with 29 songs and melodies with blinking lights that promote verbal and visual discovery
  • This Pre-K toy is designed to teach kids ages 2 to 5 years old; 2 AA batteries are included for demo, use new batteries for regular use

VTech Touch and Teach Word Book

VTech Touch and Teach Word Book
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • This educational toy book for toddlers features 12 incredibly detailed and touch sensitive pages that help teach children over 100 words is six categories
  • Great pre-K toy for early education; four modes of play including: What's That Word, Letter Fun, Music Time and Find It
  • Pages react to your toddlers touch with sounds, music, and words; early learning center teaches fine motor skills along with words, and ABCs
  • Cody and Cora, the VTech Smart Cubs, guide your child through interactive play; expand your child's vocab with the introduction of ABCs and new words
  • The baby book toy is designed for kids 18 months to 4 years; 2 AAA batteries are included for demo, use new batteries for regular use

Skoolzy Peg Board Set - Montessori Toys for Toddlers and Preschool Kids | 30 Pegs for Learning Colors, Sorting Counting - 30pg Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Activity Pegboard Download

Skoolzy Peg Board Set - Montessori Toys for Toddlers and Preschool Kids | 30 Pegs for Learning Colors, Sorting Counting - 30pg Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Activity Pegboard Download
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

BEST LEARNING Mushroom Garden - Educational Toy for Toddlers Kids

BEST LEARNING Mushroom Garden - Educational Toy for Toddlers Kids
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Family Choice Award Winner 2018, Mom's Choice Gold Metal, Tillywig & Academics' Choice Brain Child Award Winner 2017! Innovative and educational. Rock It! Roll It! Spin It! Great fun for toddlers and children.
  • Great gift idea for young boys and girls. Early educational toy with colorful light-up mushrooms to learn numbers, colors and play music.
  • Memory Games - As the colorful mushrooms light up, pay attention to the patterns and follow it. The patterns get longer as you progress!
  • Skills learned include numbers, colors, music, hand and eye co-ordination, creativity and imagination, logical thinking, motor functions, concentration, problem solving, dexterity and memory.
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (alkaline batteries included); intended for toddlers and early learners of 12 months and up.

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker , Pink (Amazon Exclusive)

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker , Pink (Amazon Exclusive)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Interactive learning baby Walker features a removable toddler play panel that develops fine motor skills. Adjustable speed control on wheels
  • Early learning center has 5 piano keys that play music and encourage creativity; wheels work on carpeted and hard floors
  • Features 2 colorful spinning rollers, 3 shape sorters, and 3 light-up buttons that develop motor skills
  • Pretend telephone handset and mechanical elements enhance role-play fun; 2 AA batteries are included
  • Over 70 sing-along songs, music, sound effects and fun phrases; intended for babies and toddlers from 9 months to 3 years old. Also available in blue. Online exclusive version with optimized packaging to lower your shipping spending

BEST LEARNING Learning Clock - Educational Talking Learn to Tell Time Light-Up Toy with Quiz and Sleep Mode for Toddlers Kids

BEST LEARNING Learning Clock - Educational Talking Learn to Tell Time Light-Up Toy with Quiz and Sleep Mode for Toddlers Kids
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Family Choice, Mom's Choice Gold Metal & Tillywig Brain Child Award Winner 2018! "What time is it?" The smartest interactive talking clock toy to engage youngsters on how to read the clock with movable hour hand and minute hand to the minute.
  • Durable toy and its interactivity is essential to keep children absorbed in Quiz Mode.
  • In Sleep Mode, it plays any of 10 classical music and act as a night light with 12 options with a timer up to 60 minutes.
  • Skills learned include time, numbers, music, logical thinking, motor functions, concentration, dexterity and memory.
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (included); intended for preschoolers and early learners of ages 3 years and up.

teytoy My First Soft Book, 6 PCS Nontoxic Fabric Baby Cloth Books Early Education Toys Activity Crinkle Cloth Book for Toddler, Infants and Kids Perfect for Baby Shower (New Version)

teytoy My First Soft Book, 6 PCS Nontoxic Fabric Baby Cloth Books Early Education Toys Activity Crinkle Cloth Book for Toddler, Infants and Kids Perfect for Baby Shower (New Version)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

LeapFrog Scribble and Write

LeapFrog Scribble and Write
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Trace the lights to learn how to write
  • New writing accuracy feedback and easy-grip stylus
  • Now teaches A-Z and 1-10, ages 3+ years
  • Product and packaging may vary
  • Batteries included for demo purposes only, new batteries recommended for regular use

VTech Explore and Crawl Learning Cub

VTech Explore and Crawl Learning Cub
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Adorable teddy bear encourages your toddler or baby to crawl after the crawl toy as he moves across the floor
  • When the stuffed animal heart-shaped button is pushed, the floor toy will begin to crawl away while saying fun and encouraging phrases
  • Infant toy introduces colors, shapes and plays songs with the press of soft, colorful buttons; learning toy features 50+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases
  • Baby floor toy has a cheerful ladybug friend attracts your baby's attention and encourages interaction with a flashing light
  • Teddy bear toy makes a great baby gift for infants ages 6 months to 3 years of age; requires 3 AA batteries included for demo only, use new batteries for regular use

Educating Children without Toys: Back-to-Nature Parenting and Teaching

What would happen if next year all the education toys were packed away? Could we parent and produce smart, intelligent children the old-fashioned way?

When I had my first child, Evan, I looked forward to spending the days watching him play and learn. I liked seeing how his mind could turn a bed into a boat and a backyard into an Army zone. I was totally shocked and caught off guard the first time a friend asked me what preschool I was sending him to. I had not even thought about it, let alone researched it or put him on any sort of waiting list. I remember someone saying that you have to start early to get into one certain school that they described as "preschool on steroids." I have a degree in Education and had taught for awhile, yet I was totally unconcerned with my two year old knowing all his letters and sounds--I was sure that he would learn them when the time was right, when it was natural for him. I shortly found out that I was completely alone in this thought, and friends began letting me borrow videos and Cd's guaranteed to get my kid reading.

When Evan turned four we decided it was time for preschool; we picked the church across the street after one tour and a glance at the curriculum. When someone asked me why, I quickly said, "because we can walk and we don't have to second mortgage our home to pay for it." I soon discovered that the pressure on parents and children to be smart, gifted, and ahead of the curve is immense--so long lazy days with Lego's, hello phonic and flashcards.

I refuse to buy into today's "overactive parenting."

Here is the thing about kids: They need space to grow and develop at their own speed. There are certainly things that help children learn, but it seems that in our desire to produce miniature Einstein's we have abandoned all of these things for more sophisticated technology. Here is my suggestion for the next year: pack away the learning pads and the videos, the computer technology and the workbooks, and read to your child. Read books about pirates and fairies and dogs that can talk. Build blocks and make lemonade, ride bikes and play hide and seek. When they walk across the stage on graduation day, you won't regret one second of it, and you might just find that they got into the college that is perfect for them, and hopefully, not to far from home.

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