Updated: Jun 8
As a parent, grandparent, or babysitter, it can be difficult to know what educational toys and arts and craft items should be prioritised for your child. You can’t possibly buy every educational toys for kids out there, but choosing between the hundreds available can be quite challenging. To help you get some inspiration and choose between the wide range of educational toys online and in stores, the team at Creative Play Resources have listed our ten most popular educational supplies that have been trending this year.
1. Bamboo Counting Set
A bamboo counting set is an appropriate educational toys for toddlers or young child who is learning to count. Children are encouraged to place the corresponding number of sticks into each number labelled bamboo cup. Parents love bamboo toys, dot markers because they present a rustic and organic vibe in the home.
2. BRIO 50 Piece Track Pack
When it comes to buying a kids toy for a little one who loves trains, you can’t go wrong with a set of BRIO tracks. It’s a great way to stimulate their practical skills, and if they love it, there will be other BRIO options to build out their fantasy world in the future and reliably put a smile on their face.
3. Wooden Car Play Set
A wooden educational toys play set is a fun and exciting toy for young boys and girls. It can support dramatic and creative play experiences in the comfort of your own home.
4. Modelling Clay
Anything is possible with Modelling Clay – from family-shaped figurines through to whole worlds of Dinosaurs and Monsters. Let your child’s imagination run wild with this highly popular product that will have them enjoying the sensory experience and developing their motor skills.
5. Texture Wands
A packet of texture wands will support your children’s understanding of feeling and texture. It’s an affordable and unique educational resource suitable for toddlers and young children.
6. Oil Pastels, People Paint and little brian paint sticks
Art and craft is an important part of your child’s development. A simple resource, such as oil pastels, little brian paint sticks, can allow them to create, imagine and produce their own art and craft work. At Creative play Resources, we also have easy grip pastels for children.
7. Dough and Dough Accessories
Dough tools and dough accessories are exciting kid’s toys that will encourage your child to get creative and build a dough creation.
8. Fruit Counters
To encourage development of early numeracy skills, you might want to purchase a jar of fruit counters for your child. Counting fun items can help your child enjoy themselves while they are learning, and therefore absorb more information.
9. Orchard Games
Our range of Orchard Games are a great way to get kids thinking about future real-world interactions and activities, including maths, shopping, cooking and telling the time – but they also include some plain fun-filled gameplay such as with Dirty Dinos and Rainbow Unicorns.
An oldie but a goodie, books are a highly popular way for parents to make sure their kids are still developing the necessary listening, reading, writing and speaking skills to thrive in the real world. Particularly popular choices include Imagine by Alison Lester and The Crayons’ Book of Numbers.
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