When you are shopping for your kids this holiday season, look for toys that are entertaining but also have an educational element too. These toys and games are so much fun that kids won’t even realize how much they are learning.
Little Passports inspires kids to learn about other countries and cultures, as well as find out more about the 50 United States. Little Passports starts out with a kit that includes a variety of different items and activities, and then each month the child receives a new pack with more items, activity sheets and online codes for new learning adventures. The Little Passports USA and World editions are available in 3-, 6- and 12-month subscriptions (LittlePassports.com, $10.95/month plus shipping for a 12-month subscription).
Worx Toys Race Car
Kids love learning and seeing how things work. And with Worx Toys, they can do just that. These vehicles feature transparent exteriors where kids can see all the parts inside. Each toy comes with an interactive storybook that takes the child on a tour and shows him special codes to make the toy come to life. Each vehicle has more than 20 light and sound features that are triggered when the child keys fun ‘shape-codes’ into a touch pad. The Worx Toys Speedster Race Car (Toys “R” Us, $30) is just one of the many vehicles available.
GeoToys Puzzle Pouch
GeoToys offers a lot of toys and games that make geography fun. The Puzzle Pouch (Toys “R” Us, $8) makes for a great stocking stuffer. It’s a fun, educational 36-piece jigsaw puzzle in a soft portable pouch for on-the-go fun. This puzzle is perfect for young kids who are just beginning to learn about the different states.
This family game isn’t just fun, it’s educational too. Geared toward children ages 6 and up, Exact Change (Continuum Games, $10) helps teach kids about the different currencies, as well as how to count money. It makes a great holiday gift for the whole family to play together. It’s a favorite among parents and teachers alike.
With Wi-Fi and an SD card expandable memory to 32GB, this kids’ tablet is an ideal learning toy for families on-the-go. Your child can choose from hundreds of educational games, ebooks, music, videos and more apps with the InnoTab 2S (VTech, $100). Suited for kids ages 3 to 9, the InnoTab 2S comes with 15 ready-to-use apps and provides endless hours of educational fun.
Little Pim Deluxe Gift Set
Little Pim offers a unique way to teach your child a foreign language through immersion and everyday activities. The Little Pim Spanish 3 DVD Gift Set (Little Pim, $85) features three Spanish DVDs, a plush Little Pim panda, Spanish Bop music CD, Spanish word and phrase cards, and a see-through Little Pim tote. This gift set is just one of the many wonderful learning products available from Little Pim.