Living / 22 February, 2023 / Christina Walter

The Best Educational (And FUN!) Toys For Kids

Giving your child a toy that’s educational and fun at the same time is a great way to encourage learning. We’ve pulled together some of the best educational toys for kids. From smart globes to construction sets, each toy or activity set we’ve listed is speficially designed to make learning fun for your child.

Junior Rainbow Pebbles Activity Set, EDX Education

Edx Education should be your first port of call if you’re looking for the best educational toys for kids. They’re the experts.

The Edx Education Junior Rainbow Pebbles Activity Set is fantastic for children to play, learn and get creative! These safe, smooth, tactile pebbles will spark your child’s curiosity and encourage them to use their imagination to develop unique and interesting ways to incorporate them into play. Their odd shape makes them wobble when stacked, creating an extra challenge for young learners, and developing fine motor skills. Their rainbow colours and tangible texture make them ideal sensory toys for children with special needs. The pebbles can be used for learning colours, sorting, stacking and sequencing. Includes double-sided activity cards for inspiring ideas.

Age suitability: 18 Months+

Theme Park Construction Set, EDX Education

The Theme Park Construction Set will enable your child to have all the fun of the fair while developing their fine motor and creative design skills.

Using colourful cubes, triangles, quadrants and rods children can use their imagination to construct exciting and interactive theme park rides. Includes 14 double-sided activity cards for inspiration.

Age suitability: 3 years+


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Smart Snacks Counting Cookies, Learning Resources

This attractive plastic cookie jar stores 11 freshly designed chocolate chip cookies to help with early counting skills.

These cookies provide an engaging and imaginative way to develop early maths skills at home.

Age suitability: 18 months+

40+ Popular Countries of the World Geography Learning Set, Bndle

A fabulous collection of 40+ popular countries of the world from all continents on our planet – Europe, Asia, Africa, N. America, S. America, Australia, including Transcontinental Countries.

Each country has a dedicated learning card – the front features its map and the reverse features its flag and practical information about that country.

Children learn to match country flags with country maps, identify countries by their flags & borders. Learn capital cities, official languages, currencies & more for each country. Bite-sized pieces of information for easy grasping and long-lasting retention of information & knowledge.

Age suitability: 5 years+


Wooden Teaching Clock and Shape Sorter, Bndle

This Wooden Shape Sorting Teaching Clock Toy is a great toy for toddlers and children. The multi-activity design encourages Preschool Early Educational Learning whilst having fun and stimulating senses and creativity. Perfectly sized for little hands, the wooden toy introduces a shapes puzzle game and teaches time to infants and toddlers.

The Wooden Clock has 12 removable shape blocks for teaching 1-12 hours which fit into matching slots on the clock. This bright and attractive Wooden Shape Sorting Teaching Clock Toy will keep children busy exploring, learning and having fun.

Age suitability: 18 months+


Numberblocks MathLink Cubes 1-10 Activity Set, John Lewis

Meet the Numberblocks, stars of the award-winning CBeebies series! Children can build their own Numberblocks characters using award-winning MathLink Cubes, follow 30 hands-on activities linked to the episodes, and play along as they watch and learn.

Age suitability: 3 years+

Magic Adventures Microscope, LeapFrog

Explore tiny worlds full of huge discoveries with the Magic Adventures Microscope™. Young biologists can zoom in on flowers, animals, food, minerals and more using eight double-sided smart slides that activate amazing BBC videos and images.

Discover answers to curious questions like: How do leaves changes colours? What do plant cells look like? What is sand made of anyway? Make your own discoveries by finding things around the house and getting a closer look using the reusable slides or large sample tray. You’ll be amazed at what you can see with up to 200x magnification on this real microscope.

Age suitability: 5 years+

Magic Adventures Globe, LeapFrog

Tap anywhere using the stylus to hear thousands of facts, interact with unique games and trigger videos that let kids visually experience the world. Features a 2.7″ LCD screen displaying videos and animations with playful characters that guide children through games and activities.

Features a 2.7″ LCD screen displaying videos and animations with playful characters that guide children through games and activities.

Age suitability: 5 years+

Orchard Toys Magic Maths Numbers Game, John Lewis

Get your wizard hat ready, it’s time to make some number magic!

Once you have worked out the answer, the real magic begins by rubbing the magical heat-sensitive patch to see if your answer is correct. It features fun wizard characters and a broad range of simple and challenging sums.

Age suitability: 5 – 7 years

Artie 3000

Coding toys for kids are the hottest thing in the toy market and are brilliant educational toys for children.

Where you design the code, Artie 3000 draws the lines! This coding toy offers an easy setup with pre-programmed designs, so beginners can start coding immediately. Learn Drag & Drop, Remote Control, Point & Click, Blockly, Snap!, Python and JavaScript coding languages. With his built-in Wi-Fi server, you only need a tablet or computer to control Artie. And the good news? Artie does not collect data of any kind, so he’s completely safe. 

You’ll need 4 AA batteries, and with its built-in Wi-Fi server, you will need a tablet or computer to control Artie. He has 4 washable markers, a Quick Start Guide, and Activity Cards.

Age suitability: ?7 – 11 years

Smart Lab Toys-Squishy Human Body, Amazon

Use soft, squishy organs and hard, removable bones to create a realistic model. Squishy Human Body contains 9 vital squishy organs, 12 plastic bones and muscles, forceps, tweezers, and an organiser mat.

Learn how the vital organs work together in the fully-illustrated 24-page anatomy book. Journey from one end to the other and educate yourself on how cells, organs, muscles, and bones function together to make YOU!

Age suitability: 8 years+

Kids Concept Scales Bistro

A bestseller from our Kids Concept Bistro Collection. These wooden scales will inspire hours of imaginative play. Perfect for weighing things at the grocery store, kiosk or in your play kitchen.

The scales come complete with six different weights, which promote number and motor skills. Note this is for play only and the weights will not balance exactly.

Age suitability: 36 months+

TrueBalance Compact, Smart Toys and Games

Smarty Toys and Games is another brilliant go-to for the best educational toys for kids, and this unpredictably fun coordination toy is a great choice.

TrueBalance has been designed and developed to help improve focus and motor skills, as well as an aid to help children with attention deficit disorders.

On top of its essential STEM features, True Balance is an obvious ‘fidget’ toy, making it an ideal gift for both children and adults.

Age suitability: 8 years+

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