When trying to get our kids interested in learning, it can feel like we’re fighting a losing battle. Numbers and math are life skills so they need to start paying attention quickly. This list is filled with number toys for 6 year olds which are designed to be fun and get them engaged with learning.
Educational Insights MathShark
Perfect for car journeys or when you’re eating out, Math Shark has 8 different levels, and timed games too, which your child will love playing (even if they are improving their math skills!) It doesn’t only help with core practices like addition and subtraction, but also decimals and percentages too.
Michey Montessori Math Rods
Your kid will love learning different math skills with this Montessori package. As well as teaching them addition and subtraction, they’ll also learn how to tell the time on an analogue clock, plus they can use the colorful rods to help them with the sums you give them.
Keeping kids interested in learning can be difficult, but once you turn it into a game, they start to become engaged. This Monkey Math game is perfect for doing that, all they have to do is hang the bananas on the monkey’s hands and get him to look straight ahead.
Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card
Designed for age 6+ and with three difficulty levels, your child can use this to help them with their numbers for a good few years. It also has a timed mode for when you want to pile on the pressure, and also an untimed one when they can have some easy learning.
Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game
When learning math for the first time, your child won’t get very far without learning the basics like addition and subtraction. You need to answer as many cards correctly as possible to be the winner. Your child can play against you or their friends but it’s always guaranteed to be fun.
Educational Insights Number Balance
An excellent way to get them to recognize equivalents and learn addition and subtraction, this number balance comes with a variety of weights, all weighing differently. Your child has to make the scales equal by figuring out which numbers make the same number on the other side.
Osmo Genius Kit
There’s a lot of stigma around children using tablets and smartphones, but what if they were using them as a learning aide? Osmo has five games which can turn your iPad into an interactive way to learn, with core subjects like Math. It can also be altered to fit your child’s intelligence level.
Educational Insights Math Slam
Fast and upbeat, Math Slam is a super fun and cool way to get your children interested and engaging with math. Simply read the question which appears on the screen and scan the answers around it. Hit the correct one and see how many you can get correct in a row.
Pluses and the Minuses Math Keyboard
A great tool to help them with their addition and subtraction, the Educational Math Keyboard is super easy to use. Simply push down on one of the keys with a sum printed on it and the answer will magically appear. They’ll also be able to bring it with them wherever they like.
Orchard Toys Orchard Magic Math Fun Game
By making learning fun, children are more likely to retain the information you’ve taught them. Ideal for classrooms or home, this game features fun wizard characters who are trying to make spells using addition, subtraction and multiplication. Magic Maths will quickly become their new favorite numbers game.
Learning Resources Dino Math Tracks Game
Most kids have a dinosaur phase, and if your 6 year old is in theirs right now, they won’t be able to get enough of this dino themed board game. But this one comes with a twist, as it’s actually designed to help them improve their math skills and number knowledge.
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
Learning how to budget and manage money is one of life’s key skills. Start them young with this pretend cash register which is also a working calculator. They can use the pretend money to play shops with but also use real math to add it up.
Everyday Math Wipe-Off® Book
As a beginner math student, your kid will make a lot of mistakes, so why not get them a wipe clean workbook? Not only will they be able to erase a mistake easily but they can keep going over and over it until they have it nailed.
Learning Resources Math Mat Challenge Game
Bring math to the floor with this awesome interactive floor mat. It’ll ask questions and equations which your child will have to answer and then jump on the correct answer. It can teach number skills such as counting, addition, subtraction and numbers up to 20.
They Keep Multiplying Math Keyboard
Take the multiplication Educational Keyboard everywhere with you and your child will be able to practice their math skills on the go. It’s super easy to use, read the question on a key and then press it down. The answer will magically appear under the button.
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game
Kids love board games but they rarely notice that most are educational in some way or another. Buy them Sum Swamp and help them with their basic math skills, all while they’re having fun. They have to be the first to make it through the swamp using their math knowledge to help them.
Smack it! Card Game for Kids
If you’re looking for a quick game to play with your kids which is not only fun but will also help with their number skills, Smack It! is exactly what you need. Lasting between 7-14 minutes, each game is designed to help beginner math skills using number 1-50.
Learning Resources Pizza Fraction Fun Game
Everyone loves a good pizza, right? They’re warm and gooey and just amazing to eat while watching a movie. Use their love of this Italian delicacy to teach them fractions. There are seven ways to play this game with different levels so they can always improve on their skills.
Logic Roots Monkey Fractions Card Game
Fractions can be a bit mind boggling, especially when you get down into the harder ones. Make the basic ones easy to understand with this Monkey Fractions card game. Match the images with the correct fraction to win – it’s an ideal toy for 6 year olds.
Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set
This card set from Melissa and Doug would be perfect to leave on your kitchen counter, and used to test your children while you’re cooking their dinner. There’s a number of activities included like number puzzles and vocabulary builders, and your child will enjoy learning with these.
Math Dice Chase Action Game
Great for family game night, Math Dice Chase will not only improve your children’s mental math but it’ll test the adult’s skills, too! Sit in a circle and two people opposite each other throw a dice. Be the first to multiply the numbers together and you’ve won that round.
Learning Resources Penguins On Ice Math Activity Set
These cute colorful penguins will help your children with recognizing colors, patterns, and also with counting. Place the penguins on the ice bars which can hold 10 each and make up fun games which will get your kids engaged and interested. It’s the ideal math game for kids aged 5 years and over.
Race To Infinity
Homework isn’t fun for kids, which is why they don’t enjoy doing it. But if they need some extra help with their math, the Race to Infinity game will be perfect. It will improve their addition and subtraction skills and the best part is that you can all play it as a family.
Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards
When you need toys for 6 year olds, there isn’t anything much sturdier than Melissa and Doug. This brightly colored wooden shapes toy is perfect for getting children to recognize shapes and complete patterns, improving spatial awareness, and color recognition. It comes with 120 shapes and 5 double sided boards.
Learning Resources Fraction Tower Activity Set
Once they’ve mastered the basics, the next thing to tackle is pesky percentages. This equivalency cube tower covers them as well as fractions and decimals. They’ll be able to clearly see which ones are the same and should understand them easier with this visual aide.
VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe Expansion Pack
If you’ve got a VTech Activity Desk deluxe, this expansion pack will encourage your child to use it for educational purposes (except they won’t know that!) They’ll have so much fun with their new math pages that they won’t realize that they’re learning…which is how it should be.
The Learning Journey Match It! Memory
Start them early with this Mathematics Memory game. For ages 3+, it would be perfect as a toy for a 6 year old too. It helps them with their number recognition as well as their addition and subtraction. Their memory will also be improved which is something a 6 year old could do with!
Tiggly Math Blocks Interactive Learning Games
Tiggly Math is a great addition to smart devices, it has 4 math games which are free to download as well as 5 learning toys. Suitable for ages 3-7, it teaches the basics like counting, addition and subtraction as well as counting and number sense.
Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun Activity Set
While feeding the cute frogs, your child will learn both number and color recognition. Roll the color die or the numbered one and see which flies you need to feed to the frog. Or roll both of the dice together to really give them a challenge.
Arshiner Pretend & Play Learning Calculator Cash Register
When we go shopping, all too often our children want to help with the paying, because they’re interested in money and how much you had to pay. Teach them the value of money and help them set up their own pretend store with this play cash register with a working calculator.
Learning Resources I Sea 10! Game
Counting to 10 is a logical place to start with math, without that you won’t be able to move on. You can make it fun though with this ocean themed game. I Sea 10 encourages children to make combinations of 10 using the number cards included.
Ocean Raiders Math Game
With a fun pirate sea theme, this board game is designed to help their addition. There’s some treasure in Sector 49 and it’s your job to get there before anyone else. But in order to reach it, you must solve some addition sums along the way.
Melissa & Doug Abacus
An abacus is such a classic way of improving and helping a child with their numbers. This one from Melissa and Doug is made from sturdy wood and has colorful beads, meaning it’ll withstand the clutches of a 6 year old and the bright colors will grab their attention.
ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game
This game is easy and so much fun to play. Take the 12 sided target die and the 5 colored scoring die. Simply combine the scoring die to make the number on the target die. You can either use addition or subtraction to reach your target number.
Osmo Coding Jam Game
Coding Jam from Osmo combines both math and funky beats to bring some excitement to numbers. Your children can make their own music and compositions by building sequences and patterns, an area of math which is often forgotten about. All you need is an iPad and base and you’ll be making melodies in no time.
Learning Resources Smart Scoops Math Activity Set
Ice cream is a firm favorite among most children but what if you could use it to help your kids with their math? The colorful scoops inside this activity set can be stacked together which will help them with their counting and sorting and when they’re done learning, they can be stored in the container.
Osmo Pizza Co. Game
Turn your child into a pizza shop owner with this Osmo game. Their job is to make as much profit for their pizzeria as possible, all while improving their number practices like addition and subtraction. You’ll want to tuck into some real pizza after all that brain work!
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