The Best Educational Toys for Kids Ages 2-12

Gift Ideas for Kids: A Collection of the Best Gift Guides for Kids #mosswoodconnections #giftguides #kids #holidays

Educational Toys that Weill Keep Children Learning at Home!

“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” ~ Friedrich Froebel

Educational Toys for Learning at Home

Right now is a good time to invest in educational toys. As schools close parents are worried that their children aren't learning. Try not to worry children can learn as they play!

Call us sneaky, but when we give gifts, we like to give kids toys and games that have an educational value to them. That may be because we play for a living. At work, our job is to help children build skills and learn. At home, our job is to help our children grow and develop to the best of their abilities. We find that kids learn best when they are having fun so we try to gift wrap our lessons by playing games and doing fun hands-on activities. Over the years, we have discovered so many awesome educational gifts for kids. Games and toys that the children love to play, games and toys that we can use over and over again, and games and toys that help children learn and develop.

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Gift Ideas for Kids: A Collection of the Best Gift Guides for Kids #mosswoodconnections #giftguides #kids #holidays

Fort Magic (Age 6+)

One of our favorite childhood memories is building elaborate forts. This kit has all you need for many magical hours of building and playing in a fort.

Award Winning, Patented Fort Building & Construction Toy For Kids. Ages 6+

346 Piece Building Kit – High Quality, Sturdy Construction, Full Color Instruction Manual. Easily Store Kit Parts In Retail Box.

KEVA Contraptions (Age 4 – 12)

The smooth little planks feel awesome and it’s amazing all the different contraptions and structures that you can build. This toy will stimulate your mind and entertain with learning that’s right on track.

Create ramps, funnels, chutes and crazy contraptions like the “Black Hole” or the “Bounce Plate”

No Glue, no connectors – just loads of constructive fun

DreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit (Ages 3+)

This toy is Great for Education: The letter and digital cards(not magnetic) could be inserted into the square magnetic block and used to teach young children spelling and simple math. As it says, the best way to learn is through playing

The magnetic building blocks could encourage kids for creativity, brain development, and critical thinking

Educational Games and Toys

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game (Ages 3+)

This game has it all! Fine Motor, turn taking, social skills and more!

Color matching game for all ages

Designed to teach matching, sorting, counting, and simple math skills

Great first board game for a child.

The Scrambled States of America (Ages 8+)

Not only do kids learn all about the states with this game, they have a blast while playing. This is one of the most requested games that we have in our game collection.

Turn-taking and quick thinking make this a fun fast paced game.

Fine Motor Toys

Froggy Feeding Fun (Ages 3+)

Roll a cube to determine which flies to munch- practice number and color matching skills too

Includes 2 durable rubber frogs 60 flies 1 number cube 1 color cube and activity guide

Design and Drill Activity Center (Ages 3-6) 

Kids love this toy! They feel like they are really working while they develop their coordination, imagination, creative thinking and fine motor skills

Features 20 Activity Cards with design ideas children can follow for an additional color-matching challenge

Includes plastic bolts, a reversible power drill, a screwdriver, 3 drill bits, a combination wrench, and activity board


296 pcs Jigsaw Puzzle Mix Colour Mushroom Nails Pegboard (Ages 4+)

Builds coordination, imagination, creative thinking and fine motor skills

Kids can DIY many sorts of design with these colorful mushroom nails, amazing

Children can follow for an additional color-matching challenge

This product contains small parts, small age babies must be in parents’ care

 Gift Ideas for Kids: A Collection of the Best Gift Guides for Kids #mosswoodconnections #giftguides #kids #holidays

Gross Motor and Active Toys

Gonge River Stones (Ages 3-15)

We have so much fun with these stones. More often than not, there is a pretend game going on at the same time as we use the stones to cross a river full of crocodiles.

Great for improving coordination and balance.

Each side of the stones vary in steepness and difficulty

May be stacked for easy storage

Rubber rim prevents slipping

Contains 3 large stones and 3 small stones

FlagHouse The Sound Steps (Ages 3-15)

Makes a fun sound when stepping up or down on the step, it tickles the kids’ sense of humor and makes them laugh.

The Sound Steps helps develop balance

Made with bright, engaging colors that lend themselves to color matching games.

YBikes (Age 2-6)

I wish they’d made this Award Winning Balance Bike when I was a kid. It zips around for a super fun ride.

Help your child build the skills, balance, and coordination necessary to ride a big-kid bicycle.

Two Rear Wheels for Additional Stability

High ground clearance allows for safer riding

Bigger Wheels for safer riding

Math Games

CLUMSY THIEF – Adding to 100 Game (Ages 7-12)

A hilarious, fast-paced money game

Kids need to add the cards to make $100.

It helps develop quick response times. Kids need to pay attention to the cards that the other players have and react first to steal their cards.

Reinforces addition and strategy skills

Sum Swamp (Ages 5+)

Math becomes an adventure as children add and subtract their way across the swamp.

Fluency in early math skills is made into a social affair as children. take turns, follow directions and sequence steps to play.

Kids love playing this game so much that it’s a winner of 6 awards.


Pretend Toys

Cutting Fruit & Vegetables Pretend Set (Ages 1+)

Set (11pcs) includes: Orange, Apple, Watermelon, Corn, Grape, Strawberry, Banana, Eggplant, Chili, Knife, Cutting board

Set of colorful fruit and vegetable toys for your children

Made of environment-friendly plastic, no harm to kids Each fruit and vegetable can be sliced in half because they are connected with Velcro

Pretend and Play Cash Register (Ages 3+)

Four built-in learning activities, each with three difficulty levels, keep learning stimulating and fresh.

Transactions are rewarded with lights, sounds and voice messages

This cash register helps children learn practical money skills of coin identification and value.

Fosters healthy early childhood development by helping kids interpret and imitate the world around them. Winner of 15 awards

Reading Games

Story Cubes (Ages 7+)

Rory’s Story Cubes is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages.

Story Cubes are a great way to get visual thinkers and reluctant writers to find the power of story-telling.

Reinforces artistic expression.

This toy makes a great travel or waiting room game.

Word Shark (Ages 7 & Up)

Kids have fun while building words.

The puzzle-like nature of this toy keeps the kids busy and happy.

The set includes 10 two-sided mats, 58 vowel tiles, 92 consonant tiles.

Apples to Apples (Ages 12+)
Apples to Apples Junior (Ages 6+)

Apples to Apples is the game of hilarious comparisons

It’s as easy as comparing apples to apples… just open the box, deal the cards, and you’re ready to play

Select the card from your hand that you think is best described by a card played by the judge

Each round is filled with surprising and outrageous comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things, and events

Science Kits and Games

Snap Circuits (Ages 5+)

Be amazed at what your music can do with the new Snap Circuits Lights

Color organ controlled by iPod or other MP3 players, voice or finger

Enjoy your music as the lights change to the beat

Plus many more Snap Circuits projects

Totally Gross: The Game (Ages 8+)

Play award-winning Totally Gross from University Games, the science game that makes learning fun

Kids and parents will enjoy plenty of laughs answering silly science questions and acting out the Gross Out challenges

Questions cover biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, zoology, anatomy, and physics

Salt Water Robot (Ages 9+)

This robot kit is a hands-on learning experience that illustrates the value of alternate energy sources.

The robot is powered by the chemical reaction of salt water and charcoal and is safe and non-toxic.

This kit contains all the parts and materials needed to create a salt-water-powered robot.

Playz Kaboom! Explosive Combustion Science Lab Kit - 25+ STEM Experiments (Ages 8-13)

Make rockets from a chemical reaction or a balloon, make fizzy bombs, make a fun explosive bag, and create a color explosion.

The fact-filled colorful lab guide is chock-full of pictures and information for hours of fun in your own combustion lab!

Social Skills Games

Hedbanz (Ages 7-9)

The award-winning, goofy guessing game of “What am I?” with Hedbanz is a great way to get children to look at each other.

Kids use their heads in more ways than one while asking yes or no questions to figure out if the cartoon on their head

Be the first player to guess what you are and win by asking questions. This helps build conversational skills!


My Feelings Game: Fun educational family game to help kids express their emotions and learn self-regulation.

280 scenarios to help kids explore and talk about feelings! 260 regulation strategies to help kids manage their feelings in socially appropriate ways! 24 movement cards to keep kids engaged! Illustrated Booklet that introduces seven different kids with seven different feelings!

Stop, Relax & Think: A Game to Help Impulsive Children Think Before They Act (Ages 6-12)

Active, impulsive children learn motor control, relaxation skills, how to express their feelings and how to problem-solve

Ideal game to help impulsive children think before they act

What Do You Say... What Do You Do... At School? Social Skills Board Game (Ages 5-12)

  • 390 School Situation Cards (3 1/2" x 1 7/8") Color-Coded into Six Categories
  • Sturdy, Colorful Game Board (18" x 18")
  • Laminated, School Characters, Tokens, & a Pair of Dice for Game Play
  • Educational - Teaches Children Important Social Skills in a School Setting

Vision Games; Toys for the Eyes

BusyTown (Ages 3+)

Kids love looking for items because of the wonderfully engaging illustrations by Richard Scarry. Kids have fun and build confidence every time they say, “I found it!”

Encourages teamwork

Promotes attention to detail

Reinforces object identification and matching skills

Pictureka! (Ages 6+)

Exciting games of visual hide and seek

100 different mission cards in 3 categories

Includes 9 two-sided gameboard tiles, 108 cards, dice, timer, and instructions

For 2 or more people

 Gift Ideas for Kids: A Collection of the Best Gift Guides for Kids #mosswoodconnections #giftguides #kids #holidays



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