Amazon’s Top 10 Best Educational Toys for Kids
Featuring Amazon’s Top 10 bestselling educational toys for kids
There’s no denying it. If you want to make a kid or a child happy, regardless of his or her age, toys are almost always guaranteed to bring a smile on his or her face. You seldom see a child cry when he or she receives a new toy. And nothing beats seeing that wonderful smile on a child’s face when you present him or her with a toy.
When it comes to toys, nothing beats the choices in Amazon.com. There are a wide variety of toys in this site and they can be found in various classifications. You have arts and crafts, electronics, pretend play, building and construction toys, action and toy figures, various games, various toys for sports and/or outdoor games, stuff toys, dolls, hobbies, etc., etc.
This hub of mine features the best educational toys for kids from Amazon. Well, how did I know they are the best? Simple. I just chose those that are in the bestselling list with good reviews. These reviews are, after all, given by real people who have tried these toys already and have liked them.
So without much further ado, here are the bestselling educational toys for kids from Amazon:
Lego Ultimate Building Set
Number 10: Lego Ultimate Building Set
I’m pretty sure a lot of us know what Lego is. People, young and old alike, are used to seeing these toys and playing with them. As one of the customers who reviewed this product said: “I bought this…to relive my days of playing with Legos in the 1970s”. The Lego tub contains 405 assorted Lego bricks and elements. You even have building plates, minifigures, doors and wheels. This toy (or toys) comes with building instructions for 5 different building models. And if you are not satisfied with just 5 models, there are also photographs of 25 more models to choose from. The Lego tub comes with a transparent lid so that the child can display his or her model inside the tub.
This Lego set is great as a Lego starter kit for any child who are 3 years of age and above.
Fisher – Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks
Number 9: Fisher – Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks
Who didn’t have toy blocks when they were just learning how to walk? Toy blocks are great for the easy coordination of the baby’s eyes and hands. Kids will also learn how to identify various shapes and colors by using this toy (and this is based on my personal experience with my niece, who had a toy block when she was still a toddler). This toy features 10 blocks in various bright colors and shapes. There’s a shape sorting lid that can actually be taken off. If a child gets frustrated, he or she can take it off but then again, as one customer stated in her review, if you take the time to play with your child, get him or her to learn about the shapes and how to play with this toy, he or she will likely get the best educational experience that this toy offers.
Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table
Number 8: Qwirkle Board Game
As the name implies, this toy requires 2 to 4 players. This board game is not for kids below 6 years of age. It is a wooden block game that requires the same skills that we use for Scrabble. It requires creating columns or rows of matching colors and shapes. Take note of the time limit though – the game is good only for 30 – 45 minutes. So you don’t need to worry that your child will get bored when playing this game.
Qwirkle Board Game
Number 7: Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table
If you want to encourage your kids to go and have fun outdoors, this toy is definitely for them (or for you). With dimensions of 6.8 x 28.2 x 29.5 inches, this toy can fit kids from 12 months to 4 years of age. But according to one mom, even her 6 – year old kid play as well. The play table includes boats, a waterwheel and a cup for pouring. All of these are on top of an elevated design, and since it calls for pouring of water before activating the waterwheel, this design ensures that water will not spill to the ground. So you don’t need to fear that you will see mud under the table or your child will slip and slide (ouch!) when playing around the table. This play table can hold up to 4 gallons of water.
Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
Number 6: Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
I think you will agree with me when I say this is a very cute toy. It’s colorful, bendable and squeezable, which makes it great for little fingers and curious eyes. There’s also a colorful rattle ball inside for sounds and visual stimulation. Your baby will definitely have fun playing with this toy.
Number 5: Bananagrams
Now this one, I definitely wish we had when I was a kid. The name comes from the yellow pouch, which is shaped like a banana. Inside the pouch are 144 letter tiles that you can form into words, much like Scrabble. Unlike Scrabble, however, there’s no board to use. All you actually need is a table. The goal of the game? Be the first to use all your tiles and say “Banana”. Simple? Yes and this is definitely great for kids (and even adults, too).
Number 4: Perplexus Maze Game by PlaSmart, Inc.
For kids 6 years and above, this is a maze game and the goal is to maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a transparent sphere. It provides a 3 – dimensional experience for the players and a lot of challenges (there are 100 barriers - whew!). If you want to develop your child’s eye-hand coordination, as well as his or her motor and dexterity skills, this toy is definitely for him or her.
Number 3: Fisher – Price Sesame Street Silly Sounds Remote
When I first saw this toy, I asked myself – “This is educational!?” But when I read the description, I changed my views. This portable and durable toy plays 35 silly sounds and fun phrases, all at the touch of the buttons (much like a TV remote control). Plus there are fast forward and rewind sound effects and a real working volume control. The sounds will definitely help your baby’s brain develop plus you can bring it anywhere with you to keep him or her entertained.
Fisher – Price Sesame Street Silly Sounds Remote
Number 2: Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
When it comes to teaching your child to appreciate music and to develop his or her auditory functions, nothing beats playing classical masterpieces. And Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes definitely fits the bill as it plays masterpieces from Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini. There are 7 high quality and enjoyable classical tunes to choose from. To enhance the visual aspect of the toy, colorful lines dance across the screen as the music plays. With its small size, it’s very easy for a baby to hold this toy and to take it anywhere with him or her.
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
Number 1: Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden
This one lets your child experience nature up close and personal. It lets your child see and observe butterflies through their lifecycle changes. And no, your child doesn’t have to go out and get live caterpillars to do this. This garden comes with a voucher that you can mail out so that you can receive 5 caterpillars. And don’t worry about the food - the package is complete with caterpillar food. The mesh butterfly habitat enables your fully grown butterflies to live within the garden, if you want them to stay inside. Otherwise, you can opt to release them when they’re fully grown. And then you can re – order a new set of caterpillar and watch the whole thing happening again.
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden
So there you have it. The top 10 bestselling educational toys for kids from Amazon. Definitely some of the best educational toys you can give to your kids, no matter what the occasion is.