Top 10 Educational Toys 2015

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2015 Best Educational Toys for Kids

 
Young girl with abacus toyThe educational toys for kids available today include quite a range of subjects, some pretty amazing forms and are actually staggering in number – so when it comes to sorting through what might be the “best of” these toys, it’s not a simple task to tackle! However, I believe I managed to nail down a fantastic list, having quite a bit of fun in the process. :)

What’s here: On this page is a “top 10″ list of the best (non-digital) educational toys for boys and girls during the spring and summer months of 2015. List rankings are based on a couple of criteria – consumer popularity and overall ratings.

For shoppers: For each of the kids’ educational toys on this list, one or more trusted shopping resources are hand-picked and recommended for low pricing, safe and convenient shopping as well as product availability. Links to consumer reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden
2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100
3. Bright Starts Get Cookin’ Kitchen
4. VTech Rhyme and Discover Book
5. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
6. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
7. Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set
8. Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit
9. Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad
10. LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set

1. Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

Ages: 4 and up

List Price: $19.99
Current Price: $12.16
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In 1st place among the top 10 eduational toys for kids in 2015 – Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden.

One of the few things I remember vividly from first grade was learning about metamorphosis. I thought it was fascinating, and still do! The Butterfly Garden brings that fascination to homeschools and doorsteps with caterpillars that transform into gorgeous butterflies.

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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden hatching+ Green Science Weather Station kits

$27.97 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Jul-13-2015 13:11:56 PDT
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Butterfly Garden Insect Lore Live Educational Science Nature Hobbies Bug Habitat

$22.36
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 11:46:20 PDT
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New Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden Educational Science Toy Kits Free Shipping

$21.98
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2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100

Ages: 8-15

List Price: $32.99
Current Price: $16.28
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Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 comes in next among the best educational toys for 2015.

Some of the best science toys anywhere, these Snap Circuits are for those imaginative, intrigued, excitable kiddos. There are over 30 snap-together circuits (all safe, of course), that go together to create 100 fascinating, scientific projects. Includes an illustrated manual.

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ELENCO SNAP CIRCUITS JR SC-100 ELECTRONIC KIT BUILD OVER 100 PROJECTS

$24.99
End Date: Saturday Jul-11-2015 10:56:59 PDT
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Snap Circuits Jr By Elenco (SC-100)

$20.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-2-2015 5:57:43 PDT
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Snap Circuits Jr SC-100 by Elenco

$40.50
End Date: Saturday Aug-1-2015 20:29:37 PDT
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3. Bright Starts Get Cookin’ Kitchen

Ages: 1-3
At #3 on this year’s list – Bright Starts Get Cookin’ Kitchen.

Musical toys are always a must-have for imaginative youngsters, and this Cookin’ Kitchen is no exception. Playing over 50 harmonies, sounds, and phrases, this miniature kitchen features 10 activities for kiddos who love learning. Includes a letters and colors flip-book.

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Bright Starts Get Cookin' Kitchen Toy

$34.30
End Date: Wednesday Jul-29-2015 1:56:10 PDT
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Bright Starts Get Cookin' Kitchen Toy 52054

$30.85
End Date: Thursday Jul-23-2015 10:58:38 PDT
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New Toy Bright Starts Get Cookin Kitchen Gift Play Child Kids

$29.89
End Date: Tuesday Jul-21-2015 15:07:04 PDT
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4. VTech Rhyme and Discover Book

Ages: 6 months to 3 years

Hitting the fourth spot of the “best of” educational toys this year – VTech Rhyme and Discover Book.

When it comes to rhyming and discovering, toddlers have learning down to a science. This VTech favorite gives them more musical, educational, light-up activities to learn from. There are 6 colorful pages, brimming with character buttons, songs, and fun activities.

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Vtech Rhyme And & Discover Book Pink Baby Musical Lights Toddler Toy FREE SHIP

$15.29
End Date: Wednesday Aug-5-2015 7:24:00 PDT
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Vtech Rhyme & Discover Book, 3 months & up. Nursury Rhymes w/Lights and Music

$3.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jul-12-2015 18:42:46 PDT
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VTECH RHYME & DISCOVER BOOK ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND LIGHT UP EDUCATIONAL TOY WORKS

$5.95
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 16:53:17 PDT
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5. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Ages: 4-8

List Price: $22.00
Current Price: $15.15
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A repeated favorite for a few years now – Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit also makes its way to 2015’s top educational toys list.

The most mind-blowing science projects I ever had were at home, with my dad, who also happens to be a reigning science buff. This is an at-home chance for family bonding and scientific learning. There are dozens of cool projects!

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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

$21.66
End Date: Friday Jul-31-2015 9:31:12 PDT
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

$18.42
End Date: Thursday Jul-30-2015 8:07:03 PDT
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

$19.16
End Date: Wednesday Jul-29-2015 17:26:29 PDT
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6. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Ages: 9 months to 3 years

Another multiple-year returning favorite – VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker.

Kids go from crawling, to sitting up, to standing in no time, but now they can learn other things while learning to be mobile. This walker features a walking, standing handlebar, but the front is decorated with dozens of push buttons and fun, learning activities. Encourages creativity and musical imagination.

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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker - Excellent Condition!

$18.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jul-10-2015 18:50:51 PDT
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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jul-10-2015 8:56:05 PDT
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VTech Used Kid Children Toys Kids baby Sit to stand Learning Walker

$14.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jul-12-2015 8:47:19 PDT
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7. Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set

Ages: 3-6

List Price: $36.99
Current Price: $19.00
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The Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set enters in at #7 on our list this year.

Surprisingly enough, most kids HATE spending SO many hours in a classroom – but still, school is one of their favorite games to play when they get home. Your kiddo can be the boss (the teacher)! This activity set features a tri-fold board with a pop-up classroom for eager, imaginary students.

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Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set, Standard Packaging

$28.00
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 11:49:15 PDT
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Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set, Free Shipping, New

$32.04
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 1:10:04 PDT
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Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set, Standard Packaging

$26.85
End Date: Saturday Aug-1-2015 21:32:23 PDT
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8. Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit

Ages: 8-15

List Price: $79.99
Current Price: $48.94
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A first-time “hitter” among the top-selling educational toys in 2015 – Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit.

New and totally awesome, this Snap Circuits is all about eco-friendliness and being kind to our planet. Using alternative energies, such as solar power, the snap circuits produce over 125 super-cool anomalies. Kids can build a functional FM radio, windmill clock, and dozens of other science-based, nature-friendly, eco-awesome snap-together projects.

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Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit ELESCG125

$75.59
End Date: Sunday Jul-26-2015 22:36:08 PDT
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Snap Circuits Green - Alternative Energy Kit (Model: SCG125)

$45.00
End Date: Saturday Jul-25-2015 19:40:32 PDT
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Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit

$140.64
End Date: Sunday Jul-12-2015 0:17:16 PDT
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9. Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad

Ages: 3-10

List Price: $4.99
Current Price: $2.00
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Always a favorite of kids – Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad enters in next on the list.

Sticker pads, especially reusable ones, are a miracle for on-the-go families with small, easily bored kiddos in the backseat. This one focuses on the natural habitats of different animals, such as leopards, whales, sharks, lions, pigs, and even towering dinosaurs.

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*New Fun Play* Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad By Melissa and Doug

$6.74
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Melissa and Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad

$15.99
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lot of 2 Melissa and Doug Reusable Sticker Pad - Habitats and vehicles TL

$8.99
End Date: Thursday Jul-30-2015 18:10:55 PDT
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10. LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set

Ages: 2-5

List Price: $19.99
Current Price: $16.99
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Practically a classic – the final item on the list of the top ten educational toys for 2015 is LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set.

For times when your kiddo is intent on staying in the kitchen while you prepare a scrumptious meal – this Fridge Phonics Set gives your youngster something fun and educational to fiddle with. The letters are interactive and colorful. Plus, there are easy sing-along songs, like the ever-popular, always-a-hit Alphabet song.

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Leap Frog Fridge Phonics Complete Magnetic Set 26 Alphabet Letters PRICE CUT

$25.99
End Date: Thursday Jul-16-2015 16:36:08 PDT
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Leapfrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Complete Uppercase Letter Set

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Jul-13-2015 14:06:18 PDT
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Leap Frog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set Complete A-Z Letters FREE SHIP

$14.95
End Date: Monday Jul-13-2015 12:18:39 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 05/05/15.

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