Top 10 Educational Toys for 6 Year Old Kids 2017


2017 Best Educational Toys for 6 Year Old Boys and Girls

 

Four kids lying on the grassWhen we arrive at the level of educational toys for 6 year olds, we start moving out of the realm of “little kids” playthings and into a lineup of choices with a bit more challenge and creativity. A nice selection this year, with multiple varieties of playthings for basic learning, “techies,” builders – all enticing children to exercise their imaginations and mental skills.

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best learning toys for six year olds for the Christmas holidays of 2017 and into 2017, based on two criteria – popularity and overall ratings. Selections in the list include both boys’ and girls’ favorites, and are quite useful for adding to home-schooling programs or to play with just for fun.

For shoppers: Online merchants have been hand-picked for each of the toys listed here, based on trustworthiness, product availability and low price. Multiple resources have been given to allow for real-time price comparisons. Links to consumer reviews have also been provided, where available.

Post Updated: April 9th, 2017

 

What’s Here:

1. Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only
2. Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set
3. Stomp Rocket Ultra
4. LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
5. Magna-Tiles (48 Pieces)
6. Osmo Genius Kit
7. Great Explorations 3-D Solar System
8. Build & Imagine: Malia’s Magnetic Dollhouse
9. Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Stepping into Science
10. Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set

Top 10 Educational Toys for 6 Year Old Kids:

Product name Rating Price
Build & Imagine: Malia's House (award-winning magnetic dollhouse you design yourself) Build & Imagine: Malia's House (award-winning magnetic dollhouse you design yourself) *
$59.99
Fat Brain Toys Squigz- Starter Set Building Kit Fat Brain Toys Squigz- Starter Set Building Kit *
$22.95
Great Explorations 3-D Solar System Great Explorations 3-D Solar System *
$15.48
LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Kindergarten & 1st Grade LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Kindergarten & 1st Grade *
$29.99
Magna-Tiles 12148 Clear Colors 48 pc DX set Toy Magna-Tiles 12148 Clear Colors 48 pc DX set Toy *
$74.50
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles *
$39.99
Osmo Genius Kit Osmo Genius Kit *
$84.99
Scientific Explorer Magic Science Kit for Wizards Only Scientific Explorer Magic Science Kit for Wizards Only *
$14.99
Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Stepping into Science Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Stepping into Science *
$42.25
The Original Stomp Rocket: Ultra 4-Rocket (20008) The Original Stomp Rocket: Ultra 4-Rocket (20008) *
$18.89
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1. Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only

Price: $13.99
You save: $10.00 (42 %)
33 new from $8.000 used

Ages: 6 and up

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Making it as the 1st place pick of the 2017 top 10 educational toys for 6 year olds, here is Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only.

In ancient times, what we know as science was considered magic, often mastered by wizards. Or, scientists, as we would call them now. This setup comes with 9 “magical” projects, like a color-changing potion, sparkly wizard wand, and fizzy foam.

 

 

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2. Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set

Price: $22.95
You save: $2.00 (8 %)
36 new from $21.951 used from $20.53

Ages: 3 and up

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Fat Brain Toys Squigz holds strong as one of the best educational toys for 6 year olds.

Squigz, the starter set, comes with 24 squeezable, fun pieces, with one to four suction cups per piece. Each Squig suctions to another, perfect for building interesting structures and imaginative stuff on desktops, tabletops, and really any flat, smooth surface.

 

 

 

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3. Stomp Rocket Ultra

Price: $18.89
You save: $1.10 (6 %)
26 new from $10.913 used from $14.65

Ages: 6 and up

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And at 3rd on the list – Stomp Rocket Ultra.

This version of the Stomp Rocket is an ultra-pack of four rockets, each soaring mega-high for up to 200-feet skyward. The rockets are air-powered. So, kiddos have to do their hardest STOMP to send the high-flying rockets into the air.

 

 

 

 

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4. LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)

Price: $29.99
You save: $10.00 (25 %)
46 new from $29.990 used

Ages: 5 – 7

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An extremely popular pick in toys for kids age six for 2017 – LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System.

Great for both kindergarteners and first graders. The ILS features over 400 fun, interactive activities, all educational with different topics, like astronomy, world history, animals, math, and spelling. There are 16 flip books total. Includes a kid-friendly, ultra-tough, super-durable stylus.

 

 

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5. Magna-Tiles (48 Pieces)

Ages: 3 – 15

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Magna-Tiles makes it to the fifth spot among top 6-year-old kids’ educational toys for 2017 and into 2017.

Magna Tiles are colorful and clear with connectable edges that make it easier to build cool structures, like houses, cars, and arches. The setup includes a pint-sized car with a flatbed for hauling tiles from one fun “location” to another.

 

 

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6. Osmo Genius Kit

Price: $84.99
You save: $15.00 (15 %)
9 new from $84.992 used from $73.94

Ages: 6 and up

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The Osmo Genius Kit arrives next on the list.

The Osmo Genius Kit is a quartet of award-winning, hands-on games, each different in topic and educational value. For instance, there are words and numbers, as well as two problem-solving and building apps to improve quick-thinking and logic. Compatible with most iPads.

 

 

 

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7. Great Explorations 3-D Solar System

Price: $15.48
You save: $4.51 (23 %)
38 new from $11.893 used from $12.69

Ages: 5 and up

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One of my favorites among this year’s best educational toys for six year old girls and boys – Great Explorations 3-D Solar System.

I am diggin’ this 3D solar system because it sticks to bedroom ceilings, transforming anything into beautiful night skies. But the best part about the whole setup is a glow-for-life guarantee on over 200 gorgeous stars, meteors, and realistic planets.

 

 

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8. Build & Imagine: Malia’s Magnetic Dollhouse

Ages: 4 – 8

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Also stealing the hearts of young builders and dollhouse lovers – Build & Imagine: Malia’s Magnetic Dollhouse makes it to #8 of the top learning toys for 6 year old children.

An award-winning dollhouse, Malia’s House is a magnetic DIY buildable with double-sided panels that act as interior and exterior home décor. So, basically, your kiddo is both architect and interior designer. Comes with two durable, wooden characters, Malia and Skyler.

 

 

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9. Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Stepping into Science

Ages: 5 and up

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Next – Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Stepping into Science.

In the case of this kit, Stepping into Science means learning, exploring, experimenting, building, and drawing your own conclusions about the how, why, and what of basic science projects. Comes with thorough, detailed, illustrated instructions, which are easy and kid-friendly.

 

 

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10. Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set

Ages: 4 and up

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The final item on the list of the top ten six year old kids’ educational toys – Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set.

This setup is a bunch of connectable tubes and tunnels that kiddos snap into different mazes. The pieces are colorful but see-through. When building is done, youngsters let go of 15 glass marbles to see where the marbles land and how they navigate each custom maze.

 

 

 

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This Top 10 Educational Toys for 6 Year Old Kids page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.

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