10 best educational toys and gift ideas for toddlers

Release date:2020-07-21

By standard.co.uk


Toddlers are balls of energy that are easily entertained.

Constantly exploring, pre-schoolers are learning sponges.

And this is why there are lots of toys out there geared towards pre-schoolers that can be both fun and help develop their vital skills.

Children these days get an excessive amount of screen time thanks to numerous cool things online – my children are definitely not an exception. Even I’m hooked on repeatedly watching Hey Duggee, Cocomelon and Pink Fong.

I chose durable unisex toys that can help develop their social skills, speech, sharing and turn-taking.

What I love about the selection below is that they keep my children entertained for hours and aids their creativity.

Plus, I also get a bonus of playing with great toys that weren’t around during my pre-school days.


LEGO Duplo Bakery


A childhood staple, LEGO allows you to create a world beyond your wildest dreams. This Duplo Town Bakery playset comes with a cafe van as well as the cutest unicorn cake and food processor. The dinky cupcakes are so cool and the best thing about Duplo is that they’re big enough not to be swallowed by my tiny testers and they are compatible with other Duplo products, we were able to make this part of our Duplo Big Fair and High Street sets. I must admit, I squealed when I got this set even though I’m 10 times older than my children.What I love about Duplo is that it helps toddlers develop fine motor, social and emotional skills as they build, play, redesign and play again. It’s entirely battery free and it’s powered by the children’s imaginations. My little ones enjoyed building scenarios where they’re busy baking and serving food in the toy cafe whilst one of them were “driving” the van to deliver the cupcakes.


Little Dutch Kitchen


Imaginative play is a very important part of a child’s education. Not only does it aid intellectual development, it also improves their creativity. We absolutely love how the Little Dutch Kitchen appeals to both boys and girls. This Scandi style play kitchen, fits into any living room or play corner and we’re talking hours of endless fun with this. We also love that this kitchen comes with extra 6cm that you can place under the kitchen legs, so that my budding cooks can use this kitchen set for a few more years.


VTech Kidizoom Duo Camera 5.0


It’s the perfect first camera. My young ones can drop it and it won’t shatter. The little ones can actually take decent photos and videos with this dual lens 5MP camera by VTech. We love the fun effects, stamps and frames that can be added to the photos and videos. The voice effects have also been a big hit with our little testers. This camera is also handy when travelling as it has games, so it kept them entertained even more. It’s so nice to see how my children have developed a love for photography thanks to this camera.


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