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30 Unique Educational Toys of 2018 for Curious Girls and Boys

Children are curious by nature, it’s how they learn about the world around them. Help them with their discoveries by getting them some educational toys. The ones inside this list will develop their knowledge as well as expanding their imagination and improving STEAM skills.

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Geomag Mechanics Gravity Jump Run

Geomag Mechanics Gravity Jump Run

Magnets are amazing things, and learning the science behind them is fascinating. Instead of sitting your children down and teaching them out of books, let them get hands-on with this Gravity Jump Run which will expand their STEM skills while they’re having fun.

$57.85


Kids First Science Laboratory Kit

Kids First Science Laboratory Kit

There is no better way to learn about something than getting your children involved. Science may seem boring to them, but this science experiment kit will get them focused; they’ll be excited to see the outcome of the 10 different experiments the kit allows them to do.

$49.95


Engino Qboidz Learning About Animals Construction System

Engino Qboidz Learning About Animals Construction System

Improve their STEAM skills with this awesome set from Qboidz. Using the different colored blocks, you child will be able to build five different animal models following the instructions provided. It’ll also be a great aid to their colors and number knowledge as well.

Prices Vary


Unplugged Explorers Outdoor Adventure Kit

Unplugged Explorers Outdoor Adventure Kit

Every explorer needs a survival kit and this one is ready and waiting for your kid. Inside, they’ll find everything they need for an adventure in the wild, such as binoculars, magnifying glass and a torch, as well as other tools which may come in handy while they’re in the wilderness.

$21.99


Beasts of Balance Digital Tabletop Hybrid Family Stacking Game

Beasts of Balance Digital Tabletop Hybrid Family Stacking Game

Jenga has had a wild makeover with this awesome game; Beasts of Balance. It’s up to you to create the tallest tower without it tumbling but you’re only allowed to use the plastic animals provided. It’ll definitely liven up family game night while improving everyone’s concentration and dexterity.

$58.49


Melissa & Doug Flip Fish Soft Baby Toy

Melissa & Doug Flip Fish Soft Baby Toy

We can introduce different sounds and textures to our children from such a young age, they’re like little sponges, soaking all the knowledge up. Melissa and Doug have made this adorable soft fish which has a variety of textured scales as well as a hidden squeaker in its tail; perfect for a curious baby.

$17.99


Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

These little Stomp Rockets will provide both girls and boys with hours of fun in the backyard. Line them up and stomp as hard as you can to see which one will fly the furthest. Each rocket is designed differently so they’ll all perform their own stunts and tricks while in the air.

$29.99


4M Crystal Growing Experiment

4M Crystal Growing Experiment

There’s so much science behind geology and how rocks are grown, but a lot of it can be too complicated for young people. Simplify it with this educational kit which has all the materials needed to grow seven different crystals and then display them in the cases provided when they’re fully formed.

$22.99

Ozobot Bit Coding Robot

Ozobot Bit Coding Robot

Who knew clever robots came in pocket sizes? Ozobot is a basic robot which can help your child learn how to code, as well as improve their STEAM skills. To begin with, you code simply using a marker and then move onto the online programming editor to further your coding knowledge.

Prices Vary


LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit

Combining LEGO and robotics is the perfect way to introduce your children to the world of coding, they won’t even realize they’re learning. This 5 in 1 model is compatible with an app you can download onto most smart devices and that’s where they’ll learn how to code.

$148.00


Fisher-Price Dance & Groove Rockit

Fisher-Price Dance & Groove Rockit

Get your baby moving and grooving with this Fisher-Price toy. It’ll teach them so much while they think they’re just playing; things such as colors and numbers through various songs and sounds. It’s not hard to see why it was named one of Amazon’s Top Toys of 2018.

$48.99


PlayMonster Marbleocity Skate Park

PlayMonster Marbleocity Skate Park

Do have a kid who is mad about anything to do with skateboards? With this kit, they’ll be able to build a miniature working skate park which they can test out using marbles. And because it’s made entirely from wood, it’ll be durable for years.

$36.61


Osmo Genius Kit

Osmo Genius Kit

Many people think that tablets are turning our children’s brains into mush but little do they know – you can transform your iPad into an awesome learning tool for your kids. Osmo has five award winning games which will help them with their core subjects such as math and spelling.

$80.81


Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set

Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set

Nurturing a love of animals is so important, and who knows, it might be their calling in life. This 24 piece set from Melissa and Doug contains a plush dog and cat as well as all the tools they need to look after them and nurse them back to health.

$28.98


Jurassic World Stem Playleontology Kit

Jurassic World Stem Playleontology Kit

If they love dinosaurs now, that might lead to them working with them in the future. Give your children this unique paleontology kit and show them that just because the dino’s were wiped out a long time ago, there’s still so much to be discovered about them.

$24.99


Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

Even though it’s been a long time since the books were written, there are still Potter fans all around the world. Introduce your children to the wonder of Hogwarts with this awesome coding kit which allows them to create their own wand and then make magic with it.

$99.95


Anki Cozmo Robot

Anki Cozmo Robot

This little robot is perfect if you’ve never coded anything before and you’re keen to learn. Cozmo is beginner friendly, ready and waiting to teach you everything he knows about robotics. Download the compatible app for free which will work on both iOS and Android devices.

Prices Vary


Kamigami Bokken Robot

Kamigami Bokken Robot

When it comes to robotics, there’s so much more to them than just playing with them. This kit has everything you need to build a cute robot from lightweight sheets of plastic, program it, and then play with your new friend using the free app.

$49.99


Discovery Kids Extreme Weather by Horizon Group USA

Discovery Kids Extreme Weather by Horizon Group USA

With climate change a talking point in the news, there’s no better way to teach your children about the different weather types than with educational science experiments. They’ll be able to build a volcano, a tornado, artificial snow, and a solar oven all with this one kit from Discovery Kids.

$17.00


Fisher-Price Think & Learn Count & Add Math Center

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Count & Add Math Center

Fisher-Price have come up with a new way to get our children interested in math. This interactive learning toy is perfect for pre-schoolers as they can practice their counting and number skills in a fun and interesting way, meaning they’ll be more likely to remember what you’ve taught them.

$29.97


littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

All little kids look up to superheroes, maybe they aspire to be like them one day. Turn that dream into something educational with this awesome Avengers Hero Inventors Kit. They’ll learn how to design and code their very own gauntlet all without needing the help of an adult; they’ll have Iron Man as their guide.

$149.95


Smartivity Roller Coaster Marble Slide

Smartivity Roller Coaster Marble Slide

This awesome kit from Smartivity will be a great resource to help your child develop the necessary STEM skills they need for school. Not only do they get to build a rollercoaster using the wooden pieces, but they then get to test it out using the included marbles.

Prices Vary


Crayola Color Chemistry Set

Crayola Color Chemistry Set

While chemistry isn’t the easiest of sciences to learn, it can be one of the most fun because there are so many experiments which can be conducted. This set contains 30 of them, all of which have been designed to be engaging while teaching your children new things.

$19.95


Smartivity Mechanical Xylofun Music Machine

Smartivity Mechanical Xylofun Music Machine

Not only will your children learn how to play this awesome instrument, but they can build it from scratch as well. It comes with 208 pieces and an instruction booklet which will tell them how to construct and then play it. Once it’s built, they can color it in any way they want to.

Prices Vary


Mega Construx Inventions Deluxe Pack

Mega Construx Inventions Deluxe Pack

With 1000 different colored bricks, this set from Mega Construx Inventions will expand your curious child’s imagination as they think up new things to build. As well as the standard bricks, they also get 125 special pieces such as a spring piece, as well as a builder’s multi tool and brick separator.

$55.95


Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rhythm 'n Roll Hedgehog

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rhythm 'n Roll Hedgehog

There is nothing small children love more than playing. So why not incorporate learning into their playtime? Rhythm ‘n’ Roll Hedgehog is here to help; he’s ready and waiting to play with your kids while teaching them numbers, the alphabet, and even how to share.

$16.95


Jurassic World Stem Tyrannosaurus Rex Anatomy Kit

Jurassic World Stem Tyrannosaurus Rex Anatomy Kit

Learning how bodies work is incredible but why not take it one step further? This dinosaur might look like a regular toy, but one side opens up to reveal the insides of a T-Rex. It comes with a DNA “key” which allows you to pump the heart and lungs as well as flex the leg muscle.

Prices Vary


Smartivity Pump It Move It Hydraulic Crane

Smartivity Pump It Move It Hydraulic Crane

This is a great eduicational project for you to do with your children while they’re improving their STEAM skills. As well as building a hydraulic crane from scratch and then learning how to operate one, they can decorate it however they like with paints and marker pens.

Prices Vary


Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Your children are never too young to start learning about the world, and when they want to start conducting experiments, this Mind Blowing Science Kit is a great place to start. You can conduct 20 amazing experiments which will teach them some of the basics they need to know.

$14.95


Klutz Lego Gadgets

Klutz Lego Gadgets

LEGO can be used for so many amazing things but have you ever thought of building gadgets with them? This set allows you to do that, with instructions and enough parts to build 11 amazing machines, including a boxing robot and a gravity powered car.

$19.22

3 Fun Educational Diy Toys

Diy Geoboards

Diy Geoboards

Geoboards are a fantastic resource which are easy to incorporate into your child’s learning routine, especially if they’re learning about shapes. This tutorial shows you the different kinds of geoboards you can get, as well as showing you how to make one yourself from timber offcuts and nails.

Diy Child's Toy Light Switch Box

Diy Child's Toy Light Switch Box

Have you noticed that your child likes to flick the switches around your home? There’s just something about them which is fascinating to children. Let them explore in a safe way with this DIY toy light switch box which is also a great sensory aide as well as a play thing.

Diy Newton's Cradle from Cardboard

Diy Newton's Cradle from Cardboard

Newton’s Cradles are so interesting but they can be expensive if you want to buy one from a store. Have a go at making one with your kids from nothing more than cardboard – you’ll be able to explain the science behind it a little bit better, too.
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