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Educational toys, movies, games?

What are your favorites and where did you get them from? 


Asked by MrsHouston47302 at 8:49 PM on Feb. 20, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • MrsHouston47302, the Smart Cycle thing they're talking about is a stationary bike designed for kids through Fisher-Price. Leapster line of products is a hand held video game (think Game boy) system that has a bunch of educational games.

    My favorites: Caillou Ready For School 5-disk PC games. Teaches colors, shapes, numbers, and the like. Leapster games. And many of the PBS cartoons for preschoolers. Caillou I got at Target. Leapster I don't remember if we got at Target or Toys R Us.


    Answer by Rosehawk at 9:30 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • My son's smart cycle was the best investment in a toy I ever made. He got it for his 2nd christmas and at 5 still plays with it. It's helped with letter identification and recognition, number identification, basic spelling, and now he's starting to play the math games. And to make it even better I got it on black friday for 45 instead of the original 95 price at an unadvertised sale at Target. Best. Toy. EVER!

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 8:52 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Leapsters!! Toys r us

    Answer by Dee24997 at 8:57 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • A variety of books
    Leap Frog fridge magnets
    The Letter Factory DVD
    The Leapster 2
    Online games have been great too:

    Answer by KairisMama at 9:07 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Honestly, PBS shows are the best educational programs that I could've ever let my child watch. Sure he enjoys some other "Educational" programs on other channels, but PBS definately beats them all. My son is two years old and aside from what I teach him he has learned soo much from PBS programming. "Super Why" helped reiderate the alphabet, has taught him how to spell simple words, has taught him new words, and even how to recognize letters. That's just one example. Honestly, PBS kids programming is the best all around, wholesome, and educational programming out there for kids.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:24 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • We have these really great refrigerator magnets. They are letters. When you put each one on the base it sings a song about the letter and tells the sound it makes. That is how my daughter learned her letters.

    It is similar to this:

    Answer by mompam at 9:04 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Sesame street on PBS has great shows and has a whole store with educational ABCs and 123's.

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 9:09 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • OP any Toys R US, Wal Mart, Target, etc will carry the Leapfrog products.

    Answer by KairisMama at 9:30 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Oh yeah Caillou computer games are GREAT!!

    Answer by KairisMama at 9:31 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • I love toys made by "Melissa and Doug"

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:37 PM on Feb. 20, 2011