Learning Toys for Kids at Different Developmental Stages Reviewed

Discover the Best Kids Learning Toys Appropriate for their Age

A review of the best learning toys for kids #kidslearning #homeschool #parentingtips #toysforkids #educationaltoys

Buying toys for Christmas and birthdays is a tradition that a lot of us follow every year. And surely there is nothing wrong with the spirit of giving.

However, this year we have decided:

to challenge the traditional gifting a little bit.

How? I am sure you are wondering:

We have decided to only invest in learning toys this year!
Yes!

We will only buy toys that are truly educational and will assist in learning, appropriate to our kids’ ages

Save this post for later in your kids learning board on Pinterest

Related 

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I may be compensated when you make a purchase after clicking a link, with no added cost to you.

Join the Kids Learning Community

Join now to receive only the best Kids Learning Tips and Hacks, Activities and Worksheets.  Helping you raise Brilliant Kids!

Please wait...

Thank you for signing up!

Check your inbox for amazing posts and free printables.

Free Printable Just Because I am happy you are here today!

Here is the deal:

Did you know you can easily improve your child’s overall learning capacity, skills, and memory?

Yes, you can! And this is how!

Read and implement:
And grab your free

Learning style activities guide for kids with learning style activities and worksheets. #parenting #kidslearning #learningstyles #freeprintables

And, it gets even better:
  • You can grab a load of parenting and kids learning freebies right here

Now, let’s jump into the educational toys review:

A Search for the Best Educational Toys

When starting my learning toy search, I was astonished by a large number of toys available making unjustified educational claims.

And, upon further investigation, you won’t believe:

  • these ‘educational benefits were proven to be nothing more than unsubstantiated marketing ploys… Can you imagine!

You might be wondering:

How do you choose true learning toys then?

That is exactly what this educational gift review is all about!

In order to help you find the perfect learning toys for your kids, I have compiled a guide of the best educational toys for this year as appropriate per developmental stage.

Each learning toy listed were carefully considered:

and only chosen when the criteria below were met.

And, in addition:

I have listed the major milestone per age to help you choose the best age-appropriate toy.

Therefore, you can be at ease knowing that these gifts are truly educational and will stimulate your child’s learning.

But what criteria am I talking about:

Learning Toys Criteria

The developmental criteria below had to be met in order for a toy to be labeled as truly educational.

And what’s more:

You can also use this list to make sure the toys you consider matches one or more of these requirements.

List of learning toy criteria:

  • improve hand-eye coordination
  • stimulate verbal learning, including letters and words
  • develop auditory learning, including music
  • multifunctional toys, stimulating multiple senses
  • improve fine motor skills
  • stimulate memory and focus
  • improve gross motor skills
  • spark creativity and imagination
  • stimulate physical development
  • safe for age – applicable to ALL toys

Join the Awesome Parent Challenge

How to be a better mom, awesome parent challenge #parenting #parentingtips #awesomeparent #beabettermom

Why you might ask:

Because it is a brilliant and free,

  • 7 day email course to boost your parenting skills with
  • easy yet powerful parenting tips and hacks.

You will receive amazing printable freebies.

You don’t want to miss out on this!

Top Tips for Buying Safe Learning Toys

  • Read more about safe toy guidelines here
  • To make sure you do not unknowingly buy a dangerous toy, search the US Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall List prior to purchase
  • Avoid toys that are too loud as they can cause hearing damage, volume control is beneficial
  • Choose toys that can grow with your child, those with the possibility of changing to be more complex
  • Match the toy and your child’s stage of development
  • Invest in toys that are non-toxic and easy to clean
  • For kids under 3 years, make sure the toy has no small parts
  • Check out the great infographic at the end of the post to help you determine the developmental stage of your child

Time to check out those cool educational toys

Are you also up for the challenge this year? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Infants 0 to 6 months

Babies like to:

look at, reach for, suck and listen to things. Good options are soft books, rattles, and soft music toys

learning toy for babyHere are some great examples:

 

Infants 3 to 6 months

At this age:

your infant will become more interested in music and interesting colors and shapeslearning toy mat

Infants 6 to 12 months

Infants start moving and learning to use their large muscles at this age. Stimulate development with these kinds of toys:

Toddlers 1 to 2 years

Let’s move it, move it!

A toddler needs to move, create and learn words at this age.

Toddlers 2 to 3 years

Language skills are one of the most important milestones at this age.

Therefore be sure to choose toys stimulating:

  • verbal and auditory language development and
  • sensory fine motor skills

Good examples include:

learning toys bright signs

 

Preschoolers 3 to 6 years

Pre-schoolers love to:

  • solve problems
  • ask why and
  • discover new things

Stimulate their brain development with construction sets and electronic pads like:

  I am buying my 6-year-old Son
This and This!

Kids 6 to 8 years

Reading and writing skills are important at this age.

But other important abilities include

Keep this in mind when you invest in toys like:

  I am buying my 8-year-old Daughter
This and This!

I hope you enjoyed the learning toys reviewed in line with the developmental stages of a child.

Leave a comment and let me know what you will be buying this year.

Do you also prefer the gift of learning?

And it gets even better:

Here is a great infographic to help you know the developmental stages of your child

Thanks to Invo-Progressus for the cool infographic!

Tired of receiving all these toys that land up in the bin just after Christmas?

Copy and Send this link to grandma and grandpa now and ensure your kids receive toys that will actually stimulate their brain development.

Remember to invest your own time in your kids learning abilities.

How do you ask?

Of course by doing great activities that help them improve their learning skills and memory. This is super easy with the free Kids Learning Guide.

**Disclaimer

Even though I have taken great care in choosing all the best and safest toys on this list, based on my own experience, I obviously can not guarantee your satisfaction.

These are simply my personal recommendations.

All further safety and educational value have to be investigated by yourself prior to purchasing toys of any kind.

Join the Kids Learning Community

Join now to receive only the best Kids Learning Tips and Hacks, Activities and Worksheets.  Helping you raise Brilliant Kids!

Please wait...

Thank you for signing up!

Check your inbox for amazing posts and free printables.

Top Healthy Lifestyle Posts

Top Parenting Posts

Please Share and Comment

Save this post in your kids & parenting board on Pinterest

Toys for kids, parenting toys advice. Invest in learning toys to boost your child's brain development. Minimal toys for kids to raise smart kids. Parenting tips on educational toys for kids to help kids learn. #toys #learningtoys #toysforkids #parenting #parentingtips

Top learning toys for toddlers, baby and pre-schoolers. Spoil your kids with educational toys this season. #learningtoys #educationaltoys #christmastoys #giftsforkids #kidslearning

Best learning toys by age. Gift brain developmental! Check out these educational toys now. #learningtoys #educationaltoys #bestgift #christmasgifts #giftsforkids #brilliantchild Spoil your kids with learning toys this Christmas. Find the best educational toys here. #learningtoys #educationaltoys #christmastoys #toysforkids #smartkids Educational toys for Christmas. Find the best learning toys for your kids appropriate to their developmental stage. #learningtoys #educationtoys #kidslearning #smartkids

 

Find the best educational toys for your kids this Christmas. Click now to see awesome learning toys. #christmasgiftsforkids #christmasgiftideas #educationaltoys #learningtoys

Educational gifts for kids, for toddlers. discover the best learning toys by age. Read now! #educationaltoys #learningtoys #christmasgiftsforkids #kidslearning #christmastoys

Author: HealthyFamilyandMe

Hi, I am Estie Alessandrini. Mommy of two awesome kids, Medical Doctor by training and Passionate about a Healthy Family Lifestyle, Power Parenting, and Kids Learning.

4 thoughts on “Learning Toys for Kids at Different Developmental Stages Reviewed”

    1. Hi there
      Thank you for your message and for visiting the blog.
      I agree, by investing in learning toys we invest in our children’s’ future!
      Such an easy thing we can do to help our kids thrive.
      Love your Montessori Toyz site!
      Best wishes
      Estie

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.