20 Educational Gifts for Kids That Will Make Learning Fun
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As a former teacher, I’m all about educational toys and games. If my daughter can stay occupied and have fun while learning, I consider that a major win! However, sometimes the line between active learning and passive “educational” entertainment can be hard to distinguish, — that’s why we worked hard to put together a comprehensive list of truly educational toys.
When searching for an educational toy, look for something that encourages your child to actively participate. Bright, flashy toys that recite the alphabet or that only require kids to press a button sometimes appear educational, but they don’t provide the same benefit as toys that require kids to actively take part in their learning. From toys that develop essential reading skills to those that help develop mathematical reasoning to trivia games that put your bigger kiddos knowledge to the test, here are 20 educational gifts that you can feel good about giving to your child this year.