1. Primo toys cubetto coding toy
There’s currently a strong educational focus on teaching children coding, and as a result, lots of new toys, apps, and games are available to encourage and assist with this. The Cubetto is a premium product, but it’s teaching children the basics of coding in a simple, age-appropriate, playful way. Montessori-approved for children aged three and up, it takes coding off the screen and into the real world using blocks and a wooden control panel to create programs. They use these to navigate Cubetto (a little wooden robot) through magical worlds. It does require a bit of adult help for children to get started, but they find it fascinating. We think it would be great for primary school children of any age and we loved playing with it too.
2. Shumee toys shape and number toy house
Shape sorters promote hand-to-eye coordination and problem-solving skills – they’re one of those toys that every child should have or play with at some point. We love this new unique toolbox shaped educational toy house from Shumee Toys. Teach your child to build a basic home with six colorful panels, three wooden bars and screws. Drop-in openings for numbers Zero to Nine in the wall. Seven unique shapes with corresponding drop-in holes on one wall. Do simple addition and subtraction with + and – signs and combination digits. Teach how to tell time with the colorful clock. Easy-grab toolbar to lift and move the house as needed. Store all numbers and shapes within the house. Helps develop fine motor, gross motor, sensory, creativity, self-expression skills.
3. Baby walk button up activity
An important task made fun and easy to learn for kids. This activity game is a fun way to teach your little one how to fasten and unfasten buttons. Being able to dress oneself is the first step towards being self-reliant. Make this step easier and fun with the Button Up Activity.
4. Magna – tiles clear colours 100 piece set
This 100 piece set is loved by children, educators, and parents for its ability to develop spatial, fine motor, and creative skills. Magna-Tiles come in various sizes, shapes, such as right, equilateral, and isosceles triangles, and colors. Each tile has magnets along the edges and the unique ability to attract to other tiles, even when they are flipped, which provides seemingly endless possibilities for use. The tiles allow children to create anything they can dream up on either a flat surface in three dimensions. The tiles are great for all kids above the age of three. Younger children learn basic shapes by stacking and creating objects such as hexagons, while older children develop math and science skills by perfecting patterning, shape recognition, building, spatial, and fine motor skills. The more pieces or sets you combine, the more complex objects children can make – From building skyscrapers, rocket ships to tea party tables, your child can build it all. The tiles are translucent, so your child can build a structure and put it in direct sunlight to get a colorful reflection, use them on windows to create illuminated window decals, ‘look’ inside 3D shapes with a flashlight, see through them with a light table, or use them with a projector to seemingly enlarge the sizes of pieces and projects.
5. Magic Moves by Educational Insights
The Magic Moves wand provides 90 fun commands, 26 musical tunes and incorporates light shows that flash to the beat of the music. The Magic Moves wand also surprises you with actions like, “Freeze,” “March,” and “Let’s Dance” in between actions. Fundamental learning is provided through auditory, visual and kinesthetic stimulation during play.
6. Bright & Beyond Activity Cards by Ready Set Resources
These activity cards promote cognitive skills, motor skills, language skills, self-esteem and sensory awareness using simple, everyday items found in the home. The cards are sturdy and laminated and include helpful illustrations and simple instructions for each activity. The Bright & Beyond Activity Cards provide fun, interactive experiences for kids!
7. Puff the Magic Dragon, lived by the sea and Le Toy Van’s Sensory Shapes Blocks
Sorting and Nesting Toys, Buckets, Blocks, Stacking Rings, Shape Sorters, Pop-Up Toys, Simple Puzzles. These kinds of toys help kids learn to make choices, understand patterns, solve problems and develop competence and confidence. Simple toys that require learning new motor skills, sequence or color recognition or hand-eye coordination – for example: turning a jack-in-the-box handle, or putting things in a bucket and taking them out again – are a lot more fun for the little ones than adults might think.
8. Budkins by Le Toy Van
Designed specifically for imaginative play, they’re colourful, bendy and whimsical little dolls – schoolgirls and princesses, palace guards and pirates. “People” Play Sets & Playing House Toys. Playsets with little “people” or dolls, animals, houses and cars expand toddler’s language and communication skills and help them make sense of their world by imitating adult behaviour. They encourage imaginative play, the development of fine motor skills and problem-solving… watch them “explain” to their dolls how it’s important to use the “potty” or to “wait until supper is ready”.
It is the world’s best pull-toy-Pull-Toys & Push-Toys. Young children love to follow and imitate the adults and older children in their lives, and in doing so, they learn how the world works, and how they fit into it. Imitating and repeating reinforce new development pathways. But it’s equally important for young children to be “leader” and direct the action. In younger toddlers, that can truly be as simple and rewarding as pulling a responsive and functional – as opposed to decorative – pull-toy. Towing it along, leading the way to new adventures… trying out what it’s like to be more “grown-up”, with a faithful and non-judgmental pal literally following in his or her footsteps.
10. Musical Toys – Little Cooperation Game
Djeco Musical toys encourage creativity and artistic expression and can help encourage a lifelong love of music.