When ever holidays or birthdays approach I am always looking for toy ideas for my kids that are both fun and educational. I like to provide this list to family members so that we try to avoid ending up with too many toys that don't get played with. As a homeschooling family I want something that is functional but also something that will keep my kids attention. This post is a list of great toys for young children from infants thru 1st grade. A few of these my kids have and LOVE and the others are on our wish list.
Infants & Toddlers:For gift ideas for young children, checkout this post by a great blog I follow, The Darling Bakers. The post shares great ideas for toys and activities for the first year and the toddler years.
Toys and Activities for Children's Early Years- The Darling Bakers
Preschool to Kindergarten:Alphabet Bingo Games- Where to Buy
This is a great game for children ages 4-6. It teaches pre-kindergarten children up to 1st grade. It teaches them to recognize the alphabet.
Jax Ltd., Inc. Sequence Letters- Where to Buy
Intended for kids age 4-7. It's a great way to learn the alphabet and the sound each letter makes.
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Addition and Subtraction Game- Where to Buy
This is a great game to sharpen math skills and the basic operations of addition and subtraction for younger children and as practice for older children.
Melissa and Doug Abacus- Where to Buy
This activity is great for kids 3 and up. It helps to teach math skills, patterning and color recognition.
Melissa and Doug Pattern Block & Boards- Where to Buy
These colorful pattern boards are great for children 3+ and is a great way to learn about patterns and shapes.
Melissa and Doug See & Spell- Where to Buy
This activity is recommended for children ages 4-7. It contains 16 colorful pictures to learn spelling skills.
Melissa and Doug Geometric Stacker- Where to Buy
This durable wooden toy for kids 2 and up. It helps to build shape, color and size differentiation skills.
Plan Toys Preschool Sorting Board- Where To Buy
Perfect for kids age 2-5. This toy teaches colors, shapes and math concepts.
ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words- Where to Buy
For grades pre-kindergarten to 2nd grade. This game was developed by educators to teach sight recognition and of essential words.
ThinkFun What's Gnu- Where to Buy
This game is designed for kids age 5-8. It teaches word recognition, vocabulary building and reading.
Do you have any mom approved toys to add to the list? We would love for you to share!
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