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Top Rated Educational and Fun Toys for Girls and Boys

Updated on December 14, 2013

You Cannot Beat These Top Rated Learning & Fun Toys for Girls & Boys

Small girls and boys are dear and precious to my heart when they are first starting out in life. If you take some time and watch them when they are able to interact with people and the world around them it is fascinating to watch them. After awhile you find yourself starting to learn from them in the things that they do.

As parents and G-parents it is our responsibility to help nurture, guide, protect and teach youngsters in their early development months. The first three are easy as it just takes some effort and time on our part to make sure the youngsters know that these are being provided and feel secure. The first couple of years should be bonding and teaching of the basic fundamentals. When the youngsters reach the age of 18 months to 24 months old that is when the youngsters should be exposed to more primary and preschool educational and fun toys to further develop their learning skills.

I can hear it now! Some of you may disagree with my philosophy but this has worked for many generations through the family tree. This is how everyone prior was taught as well as I, my youngsters and now the G-kids. My two youngsters were both top level students in high school and now in college; Top Level.

So, you may disagree with me and my philosophy but something seems to have worked. Anyway, this lens is suppose to be about searching out and presenting educational and fun toys for girls and boys gifts for Christmas and not my soapbox. Needless to say, I hope you will take some time and browse around the educational and fun toys for the girls and boys because these are all top rated quality educational and fun toys as gifts for Christmas. Wishing everyone a "Happy & Merry Christmas"!

Having Fun Blowing Bubbles - Back when; what simple fun it was just blowing bubbles. Today; it is everything about electronic and technological toys.

Blowing bubbles has always been a childhood favorite activity with the other youngsters from the neighborhood as long as I can remember. No matter how big or small we would all get together with our bottles of soap and bubble wands to see who could make the biggest bubble without it popping. The other game we would play was to see whose soap bubble could last the longest in the air before popping. For the smaller youngsters who wasn't blowing bubbles we would blow bubbles for them to try and catch without breaking the bubble. Some of the small youngsters would try to catch the bubble either on their tongue or nose. The really ornery youngsters would try to see how many of the bubbles they could pop as soon as the bubbles were blown. All-in-all, blowing bubbles is really fun and an activity that is long remembered!

ABC Melody Maker: My Spotlight Personal Review - You can put your youngster in charge of their own learning fun at their own pace!

This exciting electronic learning toy features five exciting fun games that will entertain youngsters for hours. The games include: 1) Letters & Numbers, 2) Find It!, 3) Letter & Number Order, 4) Follow Me plus 5) Music & Sounds.

The ABC Melody Maker is an electronic learning toy that is really easy for the youngster to use, is well laid out, and very educational. The learning companion features bilingual as well as English speaking functions, five exciting fun games, a ten note musical keyboard that plays cheerful melodies which will entertain youngsters for hours.

When the ABC Melody Maker is not being played with it features an automatic shut-off to help save the batteries. The electronic learning toy lets the youngster choose which of the five exciting games they would like to play and they don’t even realize they’re learning at the same time. The electronic learning toy comes with a song book and three “AA” batteries which are required for use.

Video: The Learning Journey ABC Melody Maker - Video shows the five fun educational games to help your youngster learn and have fun at the same time.

Watch the video as "The Learning Journey ABC Melody Maker" is being demonstrated showing the 5 educational games to help teach your youngster with learning basic skills. The last game will even teach your youngster how to play music with the included music book.

Video briefly demonstrates the five games and what each game does to help the youngster learn and have fun.

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You will find the best selection of the Top Rated Christmas gifts for youngsters 6 months to 4 years old to help in their mental and physical developments.

Youngster Having Some Fun with the VTech Toy Panel & Walker.

Youngster Having Some Fun with the VTech Toy Panel & Walker.
Youngster Having Some Fun with the VTech Toy Panel & Walker.

Video: Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker: My Spotlight Personal Review - VTech; A Brand Name You Can Trust! VTech is a leader in kid's laptops, learning toys and game

* Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24 in Toys & Games out of 100 Reviewed

* Best Sellers Rank in These Other Categories:

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#1 in Baby > Gear > Walkers

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (Frustration Free Packaging)
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (Frustration Free Packaging)

This is the perfect toy/walker to give the youngster who is starting to learn and comprehend what they are doing. The toy panel is detachable so it can be laid on the floor within the youngster's reach for exploration of the different animals, colors, music, shapes and numbers. As the youngster grows you can attach the panel to the walker so they will continue to learn as they move along the learning curve.

The manufacturer's recommended ages: 9 months - 3 years. However, if your baby shows signs of early walking attempts prior to 9 months this walker would be the perfect toy/walker to help them learn to walk without having to walk around something that is stationary. The baby can progress from the baby sit-in walker to this stand-up toy/walker. All you need to do is detach the toy panel and you have the separate walker for them to improve their walking skills. This is definitely a recommended, and must have, toy/walker for the youngster's early learning, development and walking skills. Be sure to place your order today so this will arrive in time for Christmas. Thank you!

 

Where is Howie's Owie Toddlers & Youngsters Game

Where is Howie's Owie Toddlers & Youngsters Game
Where is Howie's Owie Toddlers & Youngsters Game

The Game for Howie's Owie

This game has it's own tabletop easel that will fold flat and store back in the box for safe keeping. Other features include a write and wipe surface that has magnetic front lines on the back for labeling. Also on the back of the game board is a storage pocket to safely hold everything so they don't get misplaced. The game comes with colorful magnetic bandages as well as an instructional and activity guide. Great gift for any special occasion or holiday to help youngsters have hours of fun while learning at the same time.

Learning Resources Where Is Howie's Owie?
Learning Resources Where Is Howie's Owie?

Great game to help teach youngsters a person's anatomy and where each part is located.

Measures 19" x 1.3" x 11"

 

Youngster putting band-aid on Howie's Owie

Youngster putting band-aid on Howie's Owie
Youngster putting band-aid on Howie's Owie

Basic & Life Skills Toys for Boy/Girl Toddlers - Learning & Educational Toys

The toddlers and youngsters will spend hours and have loads of fun with this Step2 Easel for Two. There are all kinds of activities included with the Step2 Easel that will help them learn their basic learning skills. This Step2 Easel would make the perfect gift for the toddlers and youngsters come Christmas. They will be delighted!

Some of the features that make up the Step2 Easel are;

1. On one side of the easel is a magnetic surface for holding foam magnetic letters, numbers and signs.

2. On either side of the easel are large paper clips that will hold art craft paper for your young aspiring artists to help develop their drawing or painting skills instead of using the interior walls of the house.

3. Within easy reach is a large deep tray and pencil ledger to help hold everything in a nice, neat orderly fashion.

4. The Step2 Easel sets up quickly, folds flat for easy storage and requires very little adult assembly.

Fisher-Price Baby's Basic Toys for Learning & Playtime - Fisher-Price Baby Products: Toys are top-rated when it comes time for learning and playtime.

Fisher-Price Toys is a brand name you can trust and count on when it comes to fun and educational toys for babies and toddlers. The Fisher-Price Toys have been around for many years because they are well built, durable, sturdy and safe to play with. Fisher-Price Toys also come in all price ranges to help fit a person's budget.

Both of my youngsters started out playing with Fisher-Price Toys given to them throughout the years as they grew up. Some of the toys that my youngsters played with when they were young have been passed on to the grandkids who are playing and learning from them now. As with my youngsters, I see the grandkids spending several hours playing with them and having loads of fun with the Fisher-Price Toys.

The Fisher-Price Toys are durable, well built, sturdy and safe for play. I know this for a fact because my two youngsters used to put the toys through some really rugged times when it came to playtime. I used to see some of the toys dragged around the house and yard, vehicles and toys bounced off walls, left outside in the weather and the toys stood up to the rough play and climate.

As far as the educational aspect; they are made to help youngsters learn through both hand and eye co-ordination as well as helping them learn all of their basic learning skills. As the youngster grows and develops both mentally and physically there are toy categories to help fit the age range so the youngster keeps on having fun and learning from the Fisher-Price Toys.

I highly recommend giving your youngsters Fisher-Price Toys for any special occasion or holiday as they develop and for years to come. No babies or toddlers at home but have young grandkids that are babies or toddlers; I also recommend you start them off by playing with and learning from Fisher-Price Toys.

Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home
Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home

Hear fun sounds from around the house and all kinds of songs.

 
Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm
Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm

Hear fun sounds from around the farm and all kinds of songs.

 
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks

This toy is great for learning colors and shapes and which hole they go into that are in the lid. After play, the blocks go into the tub and the lid snaps on top making it convenient for storing.

 
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Screen Laptop
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Screen Laptop

Youngsters first laptop and introduction to computers and technology. Can spend hours just playing wih this laptop.

 
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy with Bonus CD
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy with Bonus CD

This is a really fun play puppy. Press on one of the magic spots on it's body and listen to the various recordings. Youngsters will send hours playing with the puppy plus adapting it as the youngsters favorite pet.

 

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Melissa & Doug Jumbo Chunky Puzzles

Melissa & Doug ABC Chunky Puzzle has 26 colorful pieces to the puzzle.

Melissa & Doug ABC Chunky Puzzle has 26 colorful pieces to the puzzle.
Melissa & Doug ABC Chunky Puzzle has 26 colorful pieces to the puzzle.

Melissa & Doug Jumbo Chunky Puzzles - Learning & Educational Toys - Enjoy Hours of Fun & Learning

Melissa & Doug is a brand name you can count on and trust to be both fun and a learning experience when it comes to toys and puzzles. They have been around for many years making and developing toys for youngsters to last a lifetime. The prices are affordable and priced just right for any budget as you will discover.

The Melissa & Doug chunky puzzles come with my recommendation because you will find the puzzles offer several advantages to them. The puzzles come in a variety of styles to help the youngster learn their basic skills. IE; ABCs, Numbers & Counting, Shapes, Colors, etc.

The puzzles are made with chunky pieces so the small hands can easily handle them to put the puzzle together and aid in dexterity. The puzzle pieces are also thick enough that they can be stood up which gives another level and dimension of play for the youngster.

When trying to decide what to give the youngster as a gift for special occasions or holidays, I recommend giving them any of the Melissa & Doug Toys and Puzzles.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock Educational Toy
Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock Educational Toy

This helps with learning the time, numbers, shapes and colors.

 
Melissa & Doug Shapes Wooden Chunky Puzzle (8 pcs)
Melissa & Doug Shapes Wooden Chunky Puzzle (8 pcs)

This chunky puzzle helped with learning shapes, colors and the name of the shape.

 
Melissa & Doug Jumbo ABC Wooden Chunky Puzzle (26 pcs)
Melissa & Doug Jumbo ABC Wooden Chunky Puzzle (26 pcs)

* NOTE: Larger photo for this chunky puzzle is shown in the Polaroid module above.

This puzzle helped with learning the ABCs, colors and basic spelling.

 
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Numbers Wooden Chunky Puzzle (20 pcs)
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Numbers Wooden Chunky Puzzle (20 pcs)

This puzzle helped with numbers, counting plus basic math skills.

 
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Metal Wire Puzzle Storage Rack for 12 Small and Large Puzzles
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Metal Wire Puzzle Storage Rack for 12 Small and Large Puzzles

Great storage rack to store all of the chunky puzzles on so the pieces and

puzzles are all neatly organized in one place.

 

Video - Melissa & Doug Jumbo Chunky Puzzles

Melissa & Doug Jumbo Chunky Puzzles - Learning & Educational Toys - Enjoy Hours of Fun & Learning

These are some of the chunky puzzles that are on the wish list for our grandkids. The chunky puzzles that they have so far from Melissa & Doug they really enjoy and will play with them for hours. The chunky puzzles have been a great help teaching what the picture is on the puzzle piece and be able to identify and say its name.

Melissa & Doug Farm Wooden Chunky Puzzle (8 pcs)
Melissa & Doug Farm Wooden Chunky Puzzle (8 pcs)

Great puzzle for helping to teach youngsters what the different farm animals are. By being able to stand the puzzle pieces up they can build their own farm with the animals on the pieces. I can recommend this chunky puzzle for a gift.

 
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Chunky Puzzle
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Chunky Puzzle

All youngsters love dinosaurs and with this chunky puzzle they will spend hours playing with the various dinosaurs.

 
Melissa & Doug Tools Wooden Chunky Puzzle (7 pcs)
Melissa & Doug Tools Wooden Chunky Puzzle (7 pcs)

Have a young handyman that likes to hang around with dad when he is working with his handtools? With this puzzle the youngster will be able to learn what each tool is and how to use it.

 

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Thank you Susan52 for your reply and comment as I really appreciate them. I couldn't agree with you more all the way around. Bubbles were my favorite also. (^_-)

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Love that you started out with the bubbles. There are lessons to be learned with bubbles, too, and kids love them. I love education when it's fun! (And fun when it's educational, too!)

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: I totally agree with you kabbalah. Thank You for you reply and comment as I appreciate it. (^_^)

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Educational toys are the best for kids

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      @poldepc lm: Thank you poldepc. I appreciate the reply, comment as well as your stopping by my lens. Have A Safe & Happy New Year!

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      great lens, beautiful lens...

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      I loved to read this lens...