BEST EDUCATIONAL TOYS FOR KIDS IN 2022

The experts say that knowledge is power! Most people will agree with that and this power is the power to accomplish one’s goals and lead a successful, happy life.

It’s never too early to enhance the learning process with toys and games, so we have compiled a list of the 20 Best Educational Toys for Kids. If you simply browse our collection below, we are sure that you will find one or more gifts that are ‘just right’.

1. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit by Elenco

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

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Do you know a child that needs more electronics variety or is maybe just getting started with experiments with electronics? A solid grasp of basic electronics can help a child in related subjects, such as, math, chemistry, physics, and the other sciences and they will have fun doing it.

This Learning Kit includes over thirty different parts that snap together creating working models of many electronic devices. Move a child up now from “toys” to challenges! They’ll thank you later in life whether they are planning on college or heading for trade school.

What we like: We like that this kit pushes our kids to think and work through a challenge rather than just bouncing a ball off a wall.


2. Gears! Gears! Gears! by Learning Resources

Gears! Gears! Gears!

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Little children love to watch things turn and spin and any child will love the Gears! Gears! Gears! by Learning Resources toy set of colorful gears. The 96 piece set includes gears, connectors, interlocking bases, a handle, and an activity guide. The gears simply snap to each other starting with the largest gear that has the handle for turning. Then as the child turns the handle they will see all of the other gears that they have attached turn accordingly. They’ll be proud of themselves will want to build more and more.

What we like: We like that our child sees the accomplishment and feels proud of what has been built, plus a lot of time is spent with this set of gears just for the fun of it.


3. My First Mind Blowing Science Kit by Scientific Explorer

The My First Mind Blowing Science Kit by Scientific Explorer is an amazing toy for young children. This kit can actually introduce a young child to chemistry. The kit includes red cabbage powder, citric acid, baking soda, 3 color tablets, vegetable oil, corn starch, 2 cotton swabs, 3 test tubes with stand, 3 plastic cups, pipette, 2 sticks, 2 measuring scoops and activity guide. Adult supervision is advised. Great for any home schooling situation and great for mom or dad to spend some time with a child doing the experiments.

What we like: We like that this science kit comes with so many safe materials and that it gives us a good reason to spend more time together on those rainy days. He likes the effects of the experiments. His eyes are wide open!


4. Write and Learn Creative Center by VTech

Write and Learn Creative Center

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Little children love to draw cars, trucks, ducks, and all sorts of things that they have seen on the TV. The problem is that the have no guide to help them, UNTIL NOW! The Write and Learn Creative Center by VTech has a magnetic drawing board-screen which shows an image, sort of like a template, that a child can trace and add details to it. Soon they will be drawing free hand. Plus, it teaches how to write letters putting them at the head of the class in pre-school.

What we like: We like that this toy assists our grandson to draw because we know he already enjoys drawing, but he is always asking someone ‘how to draw a cat?” or something like that.


5. Original Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore

The Original Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore is a fantastic biology lesson for kids. With this gift, a young child can actually witness how a caterpillar grows and eventually becomes a beautiful butterfly. This kit comes a pop up, reusable 11 inch tall mesh habitat that is just right for viewing the caterpillar’s growth cycle.

What we like: We like that the Original Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore is not just a text-book type of lesson, but a real, in-life witnessing of caterpillar to butterfly.


6. Mathlink Cubes – 100 by Learning Resources

The Mathlink Cubes – 100 by Learning Resources will be a great gift for any young child because it comes with 100 cubes that can be stuck together using any side of any cube. It is possible to practice counting with these cubes, but most little kids will build with them. Some things that they could build: rabbits, cats, all kinds of pokemon, birds, buildings, plates, carrots, jelly beans, towers, and wands.

What we like: We like that the Mathlink Cubes – 100 by Learning Resources can be used for counting and for building all sorts of things.


7. Rock On! Geology Game with Rock and Mineral Collection Kit by iLaughnLearn

Rock On! Geology Game with Rock and Mineral Collection Kit

The Rock On! Geology Game with Rock and Mineral Collection Kit is a game of identification of rocks and minerals to earn points. This science game comes with 15 rock specimens, over 60 polished minerals and rocks, a master rock guide, and a rock and mineral deck of player cards. There are five levels of play.

What we like: We like that the Rock On! Geology Game is a science game that could actually help our kids in high school and even in college.


8. Smart Globe Discovery by Oregon Scientific

The Smart Globe Discovery by Oregon Scientific will be a very beneficial gift to any child that is ready to learn about the world where we live. It’s 12 inches in diameter and accurately shows continents, countries and their capitals, facts about those countries and facts about the oceans.

What we like: We like that the Smart Globe Discovery by Oregon Scientific has all the continents, countries, and lots of facts about the world and the planet.


9. Brain Quest Smart Game by University Games

Brain Quest Smart Game

The Brain Quest Smart Game by University Games is a game for the whole family because the objective is to correctly answer the questions about science, mathematics, arts, reading, and the world in general. Get the answer right and earn points. Create teams and have friendly competition.

What we like: We like that the Brain Quest Smart Game by University Games can be played with just two or by the whole family and even with teams.


10. Backyard Exploration Critter Case by Toysmith

Backyard Exploration Critter Case

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The Backyard Exploration Critter Case by Toysmith will be the perfect gift for any child that loves to catch critters from the backyard, such as, a frog or a large beetle, even a butterfly. The case is made of extra sturdy plastic with fabric mesh sides for easy observation. The case measures 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches by 7.5 inches.

What we like: We like that the Backyard Exploration Critter Case is a safe and clean way for our kids to store and observe small critters and even some insects.


11. Super Magnet Lab by Learning Resources

Super Magnet Lab

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The Super Magnet Lab by Learning Resources will be a great gift for any child that is interested in science and how things work. Also, this gift will be great in order to encourage a child to pay more attention in science. This kit comes with a large horseshoe magnet approximately 5 inches by 5 inches, plus 100 other pieces to make a complete lab.

What we like: We like that the Super Magnet Lab by Learning Resources makes learning about magnetism fun and very interesting. Both of our kids love this lab.


12. 14-in-1 Solar Robot by OWI

14-in-1 Solar Robot

Wow! A solar powered robot! What could be better than that? Take it outdoors and run it all day with no batteries needed and no recharging needed, it will run forever on the power of our sun. The 14-in-1 Solar Robot is capable of running in either beginner’s mode or advanced mode, so this gift is for every young child. The kit comes with everything that is needed to build fourteen different robots that mimic the appearance of animals and insects, such as, a dog, a crab, a turtle, and a zombie. This is going to keep the child busy day after day.

What we like: We like that it is solar powered, since we already spend too much money on batteries. Plus, it is 14 robots all in one kit.


13. Ozobot 2.0 Bit by Ozobot

Ozobot 2.0 Bit

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The Ozobot 2.0 Bit by Ozobot is one of the world’s tiniest robots. It’s only one-inch wide, but it’s programmable and any child will love it. The Ozobot will follow any pattern that is drawn on paper. Have it dance, zig-zag, move in circles. It does much more than that though, there are games that can be downloaded from the Ozobot website and those will provide hours of fun.

What we like: We like that the Ozobot follows the directions that are drawn very well. We downloaded some games from the Ozobot website and we are enjoying Ozobot very much.


14. Squishy Human Body by SmartLab Toys

Squishy Human Body

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The Squishy Human Body by SmartLab Toys will be a superb gift that will introduce a child to the inner workings of the human body. This model shows the muscles, the skeletal system, the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system. It stands over one foot tall with a sturdy base.

What we like: We like that the Squishy Human Body by SmartLab Toys shows so much about the human anatomy and both of our kids enjoy studying the model.


15. Prime Climb by Math for Love

The Prime Climb by Math for Love will be an excellent gift that will encourage children to use their basic math skills, such as, addition and subtraction, in order to play the game well. In doing so, their math skills will improve and they’ll be having fun in the process.

What we like: We like that the Prime Climb by Math for Love board game improves the basic math skills of our kids while they are having fun.


16. Duo-Scope Microscope MFL-06 by My First Lab

Duo-Scope Microscope MFL-06

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The Duo-Scope Microscope MFL-06 by My First Lab will have any child smiling all day when they find out they are the owner of a microscope that has up to 400x magnification. They will be zooming in on a drop of water, a human hair, and even a piece of dirt or dust. What they see will amaze them and increase their interest in science.

What we like: We like that the Duo-Scope Microscope MFL-06 by My First Lab has given our kids the opportunity to see the microscopic world.


17. 130-in-1 Electronic Playground and Learning Center by Elenco

The 130-in-1 Electronic Playground and Learning Center by Elenco will be a great gift for any child because it will pique their curiosity with it’s 130 experimental projects. This kit gives a child the opportunity to learn about electricity, magnetism, and physics. Some of the projects include an AM broadcasting system and an electric organ.

What we like: We like that the 130-in-1 Electronic Playground and Learning Center has so many varied experiments and projects. Both of our children love this kit.


18. Wooden Magnetic Map of the USA Puzzle by T. S. Shure

Wooden Magnetic Map of the USA Puzzle

The Wooden Magnetic Map of the USA Puzzle by T. S. Shure will be a hit with any child because geography is not usually very exciting, but a puzzle of the states of the USA will be fun and challenging to put together. If it’s fun, kids will learn it and remember it. Map puzzle includes capitals and state facts.

What we like: We like that the Wooden Magnetic Map of the USA Puzzle really grabs the attention of our kids. They put this puzzle together at least once a month just for the challenge of it.