Toys That Teach

By Sheri McCrone

Now that school’s well under way, sneak in some extra learning during with these fun educational toys.

Circuit Scribe Maker Kit


Ages 8 and up

Electronics and circuitry can be very intimidating concepts to learn, but Circuit Scribe Maker Kit breaks it down, making learning a lot more palatable for kids (and adults)! The included booklet explains the "how" and "why," giving a thorough lesson in circuitry, with many fun and easy-to-build circuits throughout the book.

Q’s Race to the Top by EQtainment


Ages 3 and up

It is never too early to teach kids about social/emotional skills! This game provides invaluable lessons to both kiddo and caregiver on manners, self-awareness, attitude, emotions and so much more. Q's Race to the Top game connects the mind and the body to help kids digest their social skills, emotions and behaviors through cards that have kids share, advise and get movin'!

Brixo Creator Kit


Ages 6 and up

Builders will love BRIXO bricks, which are like “powered up” Legos. They safely conduct electricity, adding tons of fun to design creations. Experiment with lights, sensor controls, motorized blocks and sound. Compatible with Legos for an even bigger building experience. The 43-piece Creator Kit includes a battery case (without Bluetooth), 1 Motor Brick, 1 White LED, 1 Proximity Sensor, 1 Logo Magnet, a variety of different sized bricks, 11 Gear Accessories (cogs, wheels, axels etc.), a pocket screwdriver and two crocodile cables. Smart phone integration adds another dimension to play.

Magnetic Game Box ABC Expedition and Magnetic Game Box 1, 2 Numbers & You by HABA


Ages 4 and up

HABA makes it easy to take learning on the road with these beautifully designed portable alphabet and number activity kits. The magnetic pieces stay securely in place on a variety of themed activity boards. Colorful illustrations and effective in teaching letter and number recognition, reading, spelling and basic math concepts. Made of sturdy cardboard and magnetic (PVC-free) vinyl.

Escape Room the Game by Spin Master, LTD.


Ages 15 and up

Give your brain a total work out with the Escape Room the Game, four challenging one-hour experiences where 3 to 5 players work against the clock to solve puzzles and clues to escape the room. Builds teamwork and puts your noggin in overdrive. Just as thrilling as a real Escape Room experience and hones logic, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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