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


Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden


Ages: 4 and up

In 1st place among the top 10 eduational toys for kids in 2015 – Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden.

List Price: $19.99 USD
New From: $11.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $9.97 USD In Stock
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

$17.61
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 18:48:46 PDT
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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden Standard Packaging

$19.98
End Date: Thursday Aug-27-2015 6:59:39 PDT
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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden Standard Packaging

$20.04
End Date: Wednesday Aug-26-2015 16:47:46 PDT
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2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100


Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit


Ages: 8-15

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 comes in next among the best educational toys for 2015.

List Price: $32.99 USD
New From: $15.25 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
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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Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

$12.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 11:34:22 PDT
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Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Kit BOX OPENED NEVER PLAYED WITH

$15.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Aug-5-2015 6:59:19 PDT
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Snap Circuits Jr Scientist Kit Experiment Lab Projects Complete Engineering

$29.99
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 20:12:42 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

$39.99
End Date: Sunday Aug-23-2015 4:33:54 PDT
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Bright Starts Get Cookin' Kitchen Toy 52054

$30.85
End Date: Thursday Aug-13-2015 22:46:32 PDT
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Bright Starts Get Cookin' Kitchen Toy

$34.74
End Date: Thursday Aug-13-2015 4:20:46 PDT
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4. VTech Rhyme and Discover Book


VTech Rhyme and Discover Book (Frustration Free Packaging)


Ages: 6 months to 3 years

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

List Price: Price Not Listed
New From: 0 Out of Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
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 Baby Musical Lights Toddler Sing Along Songs Toy

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Aug-5-2015 20:13:50 PDT
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VTech Rhyme and Discover Book w/Lights & Sounds: Age 6-36 Months

$1.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Aug-5-2015 15:23:33 PDT
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VTech Nursery Rhyme and Discover Book Musical Sounds Learning Toy (BIN9)

$3.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 11:24:11 PDT
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5. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit


Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit


Ages: 4-8

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.

List Price: $22.00 USD
New From: $15.35 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
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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New Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit. Free Shiping.

$19.94
End Date: Sunday Aug-30-2015 3:37:22 PDT
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

$18.65
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 8:07:22 PDT
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, Free Shipping, New

$18.16
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 0:38:00 PDT
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6. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker


VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (Frustration Free Packaging)


Ages: 9 months to 3 years

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

List Price: $34.99 USD
New From: $29.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $22.21 USD In Stock
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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Beautiful didactic toy VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

$38.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-9-2015 10:18:45 PDT
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Brand new VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (Frustration Free Packaging)

$26.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Aug-1-2015 11:07:41 PDT
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BRAND NEW VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker in Frustration Free Packaging!

$44.05
End Date: Saturday Aug-8-2015 10:04:45 PDT
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7. Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set


Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set


Ages: 3-6

The Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set enters in at #7 on our list this year.

List Price: $36.99 USD
New From: $19.00 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
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 Supplies Set Calendar Board Clock Map New

$30.23
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 13:56:27 PDT
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Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set - BRAND NEW!

$27.43
End Date: Friday Aug-28-2015 7:56:54 PDT
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Pretend Play School Set Learning Resources Student Teacher Pop-up Classroom Set

$36.90
End Date: Thursday Aug-27-2015 7:37:40 PDT
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8. Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit


Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Green


Ages: 8-15

A first-time “hitter” among the top-selling educational toys in 2015 – Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit.

List Price: $79.99 USD
New From: $48.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $36.81 USD In Stock
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 Snap Circuits Green - Alternative Energy Kit SCG-125 - Very Very Good

$19.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Aug-2-2015 18:02:48 PDT
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Elenco Snap Circuits Green - Alternative Energy Kit 125 Projects (Ages 8-108)

$48.99
End Date: Sunday Aug-23-2015 19:34:51 PDT
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Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit ELESCG125

$75.59
End Date: Sunday Aug-23-2015 9:15:59 PDT
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9. Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad


Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad


Ages: 3-10

Always a favorite of kids – Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad enters in next on the list.

List Price: $4.99 USD
New From: $2.00 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
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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Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad Free Shipping

$15.69
End Date: Wednesday Aug-26-2015 20:55:10 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Developmental Habitats Reusable Educational Sticker Pad

$7.03
End Date: Monday Aug-24-2015 8:50:39 PDT
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New Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad Toy, Gift, Baby

$8.83
End Date: Thursday Aug-20-2015 12:58:28 PDT
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10. LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set


LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set


Ages: 2-5

Practically a classic – the final item on the list of the top ten educational toys for 2015 is LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set.

List Price: $19.99 USD
New From: $14.19 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
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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LOT of 2---LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set + LeapFrog Count And Draw

$26.99
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 20:49:14 PDT
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Leap Frog Fridge Phonics Set Magnetic Complete with 26 Alphabet Letters Tested

$12.00
End Date: Thursday Aug-6-2015 18:36:11 PDT
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Leap Frog Fridge Phonics Complete Magnetic Set 26 Alphabet Letters PRICE CUT

$25.99
End Date: Sunday Aug-9-2015 17:36:51 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 05/05/15.

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