Top 10 Educational Toys 2017


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2017 Best Educational Toys for Kids

 
Learn play puzzleThe educational toys available for children today include an extensive range of subjects, come in some pretty amazing forms and are staggering in number – so, when it comes to sorting through what might be the “best of” this category of toys, it’s no simple task, especially since so many wonderful picks are available this year.

What’s here: On this page is a “top 10” list of the best educational toys for boys and girls of various ages for the 2017 Christmas holiday season and into 2017. List rankings are based on a couple of criteria – consumer popularity and overall ratings and reviews.

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.

 Post Updated: April 9th, 2017


What’s Here:

1. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar
2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100
3. LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System (Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten)
4. Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Abacus
5. Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow
6. My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope
7. Personalized Name Puzzle for Children
8. VTech Write and Learn Creative Center
9. OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot
10. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Top 10 Educational Toys :


1. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

Price: $34.99
You save: $1.00 (3 %)
100 new from $34.9914 used from $28.69

Ages: 3 to 6

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First up on our list of the top 10 educational toys for 2017 is the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar.

This connectable, tech-savvy bug is divide into light-up, interactive segments that send the worm wriggling and moving in all directions. Want him to move a different way? Pull him apart and put him back together in a different sequence. Play freeform or opt for wriggly, fun missions.

 

 

 

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2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100

Ages: 8 and up

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Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 comes in second among the ten best kids’ educational toys this year.

Snap Circuits, my all-time favorite forms of science toys, are connectable, snap-together segments that do different things in different sequences. There are over 100 projects, like burglar alarms, photo sensors, and flash lights, for kids to make with 30 snap circuits.

 

 

 

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3. LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System (Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten)

Price: $31.99
You save: $8.00 (20 %)
23 new from $31.990 used

Ages: 2 – 4

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Hitting third place on the list – LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten.

Interactive and fun. The new Interactive Learning System, or the ILS, is a tech-savvy “flip book” with 16 pages of educational activities. Using a stylus, kiddos will learn about geography, numbers, and problem-solving with sing-along songs, jokes, and exciting challenges.

 

 

 

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4. Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Abacus

Price: $12.74
48 new from $12.740 used

Ages: 3 – 5

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Always a handy toy to have around – next up among the top children’s educational toys for 2017 and into 2017 is the Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Abacus.

The abacus is a fun classic with colorful beads, perfect for teaching youngsters about counting, numbers, colors, and sequences. There are 100 beads in total and an instructions guide for 8 educational activities. Helps kids hone their fine motor skills.

 

 

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5. Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow

Price: $17.99
You save: $12.00 (40 %)
37 new from $14.9911 used from $13.45

Ages: 5 – 7

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Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow is a huge hit with little ones this year, and also makes it as a top educational toy.

So much fun and very interactive, the BeatBowWow is consider the pet pup of the adorable BeatBo pair. This dancing and nodding and too-cute canine comes with rainbow-colored, counting ears for color and number recognition. Also includes an LED light-up tail and numbered, educational feet for toe-tappin’, head-bobbin’, tail-waggin’ fun.

 

 

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6. My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

Price: $63.99
22 new from $42.505 used from $44.97

Ages: 9 and up

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Holding strong among the best educational toys for 2017 — My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope.

I had a starter microscope when I was a kiddo, and it was awesome. Kinda like this one, but way less advanced. The Duo-Scope comes with lab-quality, real-glass optics, 3 magnification levels, and a battery-powered light. Accessories include blank slides, pre-loaded slides, cover slips, forceps, test tubes, and petri dishes.

 

 

 

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7. Personalized Name Puzzle for Children

Ages: 3 and up

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Another favorite among educational toys for young kids, here is the Personalized Name Puzzle.

What a great idea!

The name puzzle spells out your kiddo’s name in colorful (primary or pastel) letters (up to 9 of them).

It is an awesome way for kids to learn how to recognize and spell their names.

And they learn how to recognize the letters from their names as well.

 

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8. VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

Price: $15.98
You save: $9.01 (36 %)
23 new from $15.981 used from $17.21

Ages: 3 – 7

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Marking its own spot among the best educational toys at #8 is the VTech Write and Learn Creative Center.

The Write and Learn board is a fun method for teaching kiddos how to recognize alphabet letters, spell different words, and eventually write full sentences. The board is tablet styled with a light-up LCD screen where the letters appear. Kiddos can copy down the letters with a cool magnetic stylus.

 

 

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9. OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot

Price: $24.45
8 new from $24.450 used

Ages: 8 and up

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Second to last up on the list – OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot.

I am diggin’ the Solar Robot because this one is a 14 in one with two levels of buildable fun, from beginners to advanced builders. There are wheels, whirligigs, solar powers, and all kinds of fun, sun-powered elements that make each robot “go.” Homeschool your youngsters? Awesome for science curriculums!

 

 

 

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10. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Price: $27.99
You save: $7.00 (20 %)
1 new from $27.992 used from $18.83

Ages: 9 months – 3 years

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The final item on the top ten list of kids’ educational toys this year is a longer-term returning favorite – VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker.

The Learning Walker, my favorite for toddlers, comes with a colorful plethora of buttons for counting, shape-sorting, music-playing, and roller-spinning. The front is perfect for little crawlers and sitters who want to play and learn for a while. But the back features a handle that kids can practice walking with.

 

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This Top 10 Educational Toys page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.