Smiling like Sunshine: Educational toys for toddlers

Friday, 22 June 2012

Educational toys for toddlers


Inspired by MamaSmiles, I thought it would be nice to share the educational toys that we love.


BigJigs Learn to Count toy is a beautiful toy that teaches basic mathematical skills and the colours: From counting to sorting, from stacking to matching this toy has a lot to offer.


 Djeco Topanimo Stacking Blocks I bought these when Defne was one years old.Both my kids love these and play with them nearly daily.4.5 years later, despite being made out of cardboard box they are still going strong! My kids love stacking them,counting them,knocking them. The animal figures that come with the toy are lovely,too and they are also get played with a lot.


Melissa and Doug Latches Board is a new favourite. The manufacturer's recommended age for this toy is 3 but it is a brilliant toy for 2 year olds. Derin has always been interested in locks. This toy is great for hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.


ELC Click Clack Wooden Track is much loved by both kids. It is great fun watching the cars zoom down. This toy indirectly prepares children to reading as they watch the cars move from left to right and then from right to left.



Galt Toys Soundtracks is a great toy that teach children to concentrate and listen. At 2.5 years, Derin is too young to play with this as intended. But he loves listening to the tracks and finding out what the sounds are.



I like that these are all wooden toys (except the soundtracks of course)  and don't cost too much. They are also  very close to the Montessori  education that I love.
What are your children's favourite toys?



21 comments :

  1. That's a handy post. Would love to see the pics of all the items.. :)

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  2. Debs, Pictures added now,thanks for your feedback :)

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  3. great post. Just shared on Pinterest. Thanks for the lovely photos!

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  4. These sound like great toys, and we don't own any of them! Great post :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing...some of these I had never seen before. I've been wanting to get the latch board from Melissa & Doug for some while. Putting them on my list! :)

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  6. What great toys! We love the latch puzzle too!

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  7. these are great. my kids favorite toys when they were younger (and still) are big cardboard boxes, fabric, sticks and recyclables. they will actually fight and hoard egg cartons or little yogurt containers!

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  8. We had the click clacking caterpillar - was great. We also have an Adam the adder which is colourful with numbers down it.

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  9. Thanks for posting. I love the Bigjigs learning to count..think I will have to add this to my wish list!

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  10. These are great picks! I love those stacking blocks especially. I know my kids would love how they each have little doors to make them into little buildings. They're all about making "cities" lately. Thanks for sharing! I think you've inspired me to make my own toy post. :)

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  11. What a great idea to post your favorite toys. We love that latch puzzle, too. My doctor's office has one mounted on the wall of each exam room. My kids love it. :-)

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  12. We have the click clack track but i love that latch board!

    Thanks for sharing on Family Frolics

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  13. I have to agree with Julie on this one! The stacking blocks are a firm favourite of mine. Will have to get some more blocks for when my little one finally arrives!

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  14. educational toys for toddlers is really good and interesting game for kids.Thanks for giving this.

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  15. Hey, Really great work, I would like to join your blog anyway so please continue sharing with us, MyKidsGuide

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  17. I think these would make a great addition to this.

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  18. Hi!
    I think these are great toys,by this child play and learn more......

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