10 Great Educational Toys For Preschoolers

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Finding toys to stimulate your preschool-aged child’s mind can be a little difficult  You want something that entertains them, but something that also gets the wheels turning in their brain and provides an educational experience.

The good news is, there have never been more great educational toys on the market than there are today.  Easy to find, and offered at lower and lower prices, these toys will get your preschooler’s brain juices flowing all throughout playtime.

1. Little Tikes cash register

It’s never too young to start learning about consumerism, right?  Well, this cash register actually is very educational as it allows your preschooler to match coins by color and size, count them, and even start grasping the concept of coins with different values.

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2. Curious George card matching game

This game will really work your kiddo’s memory skills, but it’s one of the great educational toys for another reason: it develops the understanding of playing games and taking turns with others.  Those are skills every youngster needs to learn.

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3. Froggy feeding game

Encourage familiarity with color and numbers with this simple, fun game.  Your toddler rolls the dice which determine how many flies or a certain color they feed to their frog.  Quick enough for short attention spans, but really hammers home necessary knowledge.

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4. Motor skills tool set

Your preschool-aged kid will continue developing their fine motor skills and have fun doing it with these completely safe tools.  They can squeeze, stretch, scoop, hold, and pinch with these tools which also strengthen hands and fingers to get them ready for writing.

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5. Auditory feedback phone

One of the top great educational toys when it comes to developing comprehension, pronunciation, and even reading fluency, but your toddler will just have a blast playing with it.  When you speak into the tube like a telephone, the design magnifies your child’s voice, providing clear auditory feedback.

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6. Create-a-Maze

This maze board and accompanying pieces fit together in endless combinations for hours of interactive fun.  While your toddler builds a maze and attempt to tilt the ball safely through it, they’ll be building tactile awareness, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and more.

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7. Abacus robot

There’s a reason the abacus has been around for centuries: because it’s a great tool for basic arithmetic and basic counting.  The different colored beads and spinning gears will attract your toddler’s attention, and after that, the counting just comes naturally.

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8. Gears and handles building toy

Watch your preschooler’s creativity and critical thinking soar as they figure out ways to connect these colorful gears and make them all turn in unison.

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9. Wooden puzzle stacker

These chunky wooden pieces are easy for little hands to manipulate, and can be played with and arranged in many different ways to encourage building and construction, or just imaginative play.

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10. My First Microscope

The world is full of more wonder than ever before with this awesome toy.  Not only can your child use it to examine everything from rocks to leaves to coins, it encourages a growing love for exploration and discovery.  The adjustable knob is easy to use and perfectly sized for small hands.

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