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Educational Toys for Christmas

Posted by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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Does anyone have any recommendations for educational toys for the ages 1 through 4? I have twin one year olds and a 3.5 yr old.

Or suggestions for any age. Maybe some other mommas need ideas also. :-)

Thanks.
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Jules_
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Have you looked into discovery toys. They have educational toys by age ranges.
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Sisteract
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Good question- I would often buy from a teacher's supply store, but that would not work for an 18mos old (s).

MamaBear2cubs
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Leap Frog has awesome educational toys

Kmakksmom
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 1:34 AM

My mom is buying a Leappad 2 for my 4 year old son at Christmastime.  I've heard they are really cool.

Hannahsmommy816
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:40 AM

 I've heard Discovery Toys are great....Leap Frog items are all great too! I think anything that teaches colors/letters/shapes are great, and reading of course too!

Bmama1
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM
Thanks! These are good ideas!
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nikabear
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM
I am upgrading my six year olds innotab to the two with wifi and my son is getting a tablet because he has,outgrown his innotab. You should look into the vsmile. My kids have those as still love to play with it. The games are fun but educational at the same time
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Reannen8607
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 1:31 PM

thanks for the suggestions!

aneela
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM

i think this is a good one too

Quoting Kmakksmom:

My mom is buying a Leappad 2 for my 4 year old son at Christmastime.  I've heard they are really cool.


Kris_PBG
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I just saw a page that had suggestions - let me go look.

http://www.fatbraintoys.com/toys/toys_by_ages/ages.cfm

For example - this is the first 10 for a 4 year old boy list - but the full list has 50 ideas!

1. Stomp Rocket® Junior Stomp Rocket® Junior
Stomp Rocket® Junior
Stomp Rocket® Junior
So easy to use even very small kids can set up the rockets, jump, stomp, and launch rockets on their own. Kids easily give this kids rocket power, and they will be grinning ear to ear about the distance they made it fly. The perfect indoor or outdoor toy. Includes 4 safe, foam rockets, launch pad, hose, stand. Ages 3+

Stomp Rocket® Junior
Retail Price: $16.00
Today's Sale Price: $14.95
7% off retail...you save $1.05!

2. See & Spell See & Spell
See & Spell
See & Spell
See & Spell Puzzle. First, "feel" the alphabet, "see" the alphabet. Next, associate letters with objects! Puzzle-playing children marvel in using puzzle-solving skills to spell words. A great, confidence-building, teaching resource for beginning readers. Teaches pre-reading concepts, phonics, literacy development! 20 puzzle pictures & 50+ vibrant letters. Ages 4+

See & Spell
Retail Price: $19.99
Today's Sale Price: $17.95
10% off retail...you save $2.04!

3. Reptangles Reptangles
Reptangles
Reptangles
As seen on ABC's Good Morning America! 2010 Parents' Choice Award -Recommended! Flip, slide, turn, connect, combine, build with Fat Brain’s newest construction toy! Clever, colorful turtles snap & slide together in over 100 incredible ways! Each set of 24 Reptangles comes with a full-color bonus activity book with 80+ puzzles to encourage young minds to explore the world of geometry, design & construction.

Reptangles
Price: $27.95

4. PlasmaCar PlasmaCar
PlasmaCar
PlasmaCar
Oppenheim Toy Porfolio Platinum Award 2006! Nominated-Outdoor Toy of the Year 2006! Kids' race car of the future. Hop on the Plasma Car & prepare to zip, zoom & cruise! No typical toy pedal car, this revolutionary ride on toy has even adults Plasma Car crazy! Plasma Car harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity & friction. An inside or outside toy designed like a trike with no pedals, gears or batteries! More fun than a scooter & supports up to 220 pounds! Yep, even Grandpa can take a spin!!!

PlasmaCar
Retail Price: $70.00
Today's Sale Price: $59.95
14% off retail...you save $10.05!

5. What's In Ned's Head? What's In Ned's Head?
What's In Ned's Head?
What's In Ned's Head?
The gross-out game kids love so much that they voted it #1! What’s in Ned’s Head? Who knows?

What's In Ned's Head?
Retail Price: $30.00
Today's Sale Price: $26.95
10% off retail...you save $3.05!

6. Ultra Stomp Rocket® Ultra Stomp Rocket®
Ultra Stomp Rocket®
Ultra Stomp Rocket®
Every family should have a Stomp Rocket. Excitement & fun for all ages! Jump on the stomp pad and a giant blast of air propels the stomp rocket skyward up to 200 ft! No batteries or fuel required--it's powered by you! The race is on, everyone wants a turn! Ages 8+

Ultra Stomp Rocket®
Retail Price: $19.00
Today's Sale Price: $16.95
11% off retail...you save $2.05!

7. BluTrack - 18 ft. Starter Kit BluTrack - 18 ft. Starter Kit
BluTrack - 18 ft. Starter Kit
BluTrack - 18 ft. Starter Kit
Gravity Defying Fun! Gravity defying race track designed by kids- or the whole family! 18 ft BluTrack, Hanger pad, Stiffener bar and suction cup. Countless track configurations - Let the children's imaginations go!

BluTrack - 18 ft. Starter Kit
Retail Price: $40.00
Today's Sale Price: $36.95
8% off retail...you save $3.05!

8. Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet
Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet
Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet
Never the same puppet twice! Children assemble & reassemble a bazillion crazy creatures from their imagination!

Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet
Retail Price: $25.00
Today's Sale Price: $22.95
8% off retail...you save $2.05!

9. Solar System Floor Puzzle Solar System Floor Puzzle
Solar System Floor Puzzle
Solar System Floor Puzzle
Discover the Solar System! Impressively detailed solar system floor puzzle includes accurate visuals of the planets & labels to engage curiousity. A great hands-on way to teach about the planets and the names of each one. 20% thicker than other cardboard puzzles, easy-clean surface keeps the puzzle looking new. 48 jumbo pieces. 2 x 3 Feet. Ages 3+

Solar System Floor Puzzle
Retail Price: $13.00
Today's Sale Price: $11.95
8% off retail...you save $1.05!

10. Yo Baby Kick Flipper Yo Baby Kick Flipper
Yo Baby Kick Flipper
Yo Baby Kick Flipper
A cool new extreme boarding sport! Flip it! Kick it! Pop it!

Yo Baby Kick Flipper
Retail Price: $16.00
Today's Sale Price: $14.95
7% off retail...you save $1.05!
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