2015's Top Toddler Educational Toy Picks
We have all heard the saying—monkey see, monkey do—which is the perfect way to describe the learning process for most toddlers. Little tykes have sponge-like brains that soak up all the information they can, preparing these cuties for their childhoods and beyond.
For this reason, educational toys are a must-have, as they enhance brain development and imagination, while teaching your child the how-tos simple subjects, such as introductions to letters, numbers, shapes, and colors.
When considering the best educational toys for toddlers, learning is important, but fun makes everything better. The three following educational toddler toys combine the best of both.
ABaby Personalized Name Puzzle
Spelling and reading are two essentials during childhood development. Thousands of parents are worried over how they can get their kiddos interested in spelling, reading, and recognizing different words, but their names are high on that word list.
This puzzle puts their name in bold, beautiful letters, and the length depends on the length of their first name. Of course, this puzzle is customizable, and parents can get their kiddo’s favorite colors for the letters.
The entire puzzle is constructed from strong, durable wood.
VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight
This flashlight is a great nightlight but the Spin and Learn components are awesome, too. There are several sing-along songs available at the press of a few buttons, and the light shines through a slideshow of different color-changing lenses.
One minute your kiddo could be listening to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with a lovely blue light to shine on the walls, and the next minute your youngster could be listening to a sweet lullaby with the room bathed in soft yellow.
For little ones who are dozing off into dreamland, this flashlight has an automatic shut-off after 45-seconds of inactivity.
LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set
As a kid, I was always underfoot when my parents would make dinner. They would get exasperated and frustrated with my being RIGHT THERE all the time—so magnets were placed on the fridge to keep me close but occupied. That is the general idea for the Magnetic Letter Set, too.
Kiddos are kept close enough to satisfy their urge to be near mom and dad, while still learning something to keep them engaged and attentive.
The Fridge Phonics set include 26 interactive letters, as well as an interactive letter reader that repeats the alphabet for tykes to memorize.