Best of 2013

Best of 2013

The Best Educational Toys For Kids

Educational toys help your kids expand their minds and imagination. Plain old sturdy toys are the best educational toys for kids in the long run. They inspire creativity and exploration. With modern toys, there's often nothing to really think about and most of the time kids are just emulating what they've seen on TV.

Our "The Best Educational Toys For Kids" list represents the best as determined by our ranking of expert opinion. Learn more about our ranking technology.

 

Rush Hour

rush hour

Rush Hour is the mind-challenging game of pure bumper-to-bumper fun! Players set up the cars and trucks on a game grid to match one of forty color-coded challenge cards, and then try to maneuver the red car to escape the gridlock. Four levels of play range from beginner to expert. Measures 9"W x 8"H x 2.5"D. ...
TAGS: Math Toys Patterns Puzzles Kids 1st Grade Age: 7-9 Best Toys

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Haba Ball Track Construction Set

Haba Ball Track Construction Set

1136 Features: -Ball track construction set. -Made in Germany of natural hardwoods. -Create a fantastic and fun marble run with the Haba ball track construction set. -Align the holes and ramps to create a different maze every time. Set include 42 pieces of European beech wood, 6 glass marbles and a bell to ring when crossing the finish line. -Many accessory pieces available - so you can add on a ...
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Keva Catapult

Keva Catapult

Build your own authentic catapult with planks, a little glue and the help of easy, step-by-step instructions. Then let the fun and experimentation begin! What shoots farther, a marshmallow or a piece of macaroni? How does the object's course change when you pull the arm back to different points? If you make the flight deck higher, how does it affect the hurl? Includes pre-drilled planks, wood glue ...
TAGS: Math Toys Engineering Building Catalog Kids Moderate Best Toys

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Bubble Talk

bubble talk

Bubble Talk is a new fast-paced family board game that asks players to match hilarious captions with funny pictures. A game that is as much fun if you are 8 or 80, the game begins when each player draws seven random caption cards. The judge for that round draws a picture card and players must quickly try to match the funniest caption they have to the picture. The player who makes the judge laugh t ...
TAGS: Language Arts Games Reading Board Games 4th Grade Age: 10-11 Best Toys

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Acuity

acuity

2010 Parents' Choice Award Gold Winner - highest honors! Acuity - The Maverick New Game of Sharp Vision & Keen Thought! Acuity is the clever matching game of quick visual perception where players race against each other to discover and match hidden patterns. Be careful! Your mind's eye could trick you. With simple rules, Acuity is a game the entire family can play together. No reading required... ...
TAGS: Math Games Patterns Board Games 2nd Grade Age: 8-9 Best Toys

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Spot It

spot it

Truly Amazing. There is always one, and only one, matching symbol between any 2 cards in this game. Spot it and you win. There are only 8 symbols on each card, but 2 matching symbols may be different sizes. This challenge increases as new cards are quickly revealed in this fast-paced game.Spot it. contains four fast, challenging mini-party games in which all players play simultaneously. The Tower ...
TAGS: Math Games Patterns Board Games 1st Grade Age: 7-8 Best Toys

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Icosu

icosu

This puzzle is maddening! Place the number buttons randomly on the ball. Solve the puzzle by matching the dots to the numbers so that all of the dots touching a number add up to that amount. There are thousands of ways to play! It adds up to fun -- you can count on it! ...
TAGS: Math Toys Addition Puzzles Kids Kindergarten Age: 3-4 Best Toys

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Imaginets

Imaginets

Imaginaton plus Magnets equals Imaginets! Open the wood carry case to reveal a magnetic board surface that doubles as a dry-erase board. Brighly colored magnetic blocks can be arranged to form animals, faces, buildings - or try one of the 50 design challenge cards. Because of the small parts, Imaginets is recommended for children over the age of 3. ...
TAGS: Math Toys Engineering Building Kindergarten Age: 5-6 Best Toys

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Ant-O-Sphere Pods

Ant-O-Sphere Pods

The ultimate ant habitat of the future lets you see all the inner workings of an ant colony. Connect and customize your colony to make anti-gravity ant worlds in your own home. Contains 8 pods, 3 bases and 18 supports. Link your spheres together and see what purpose your ants put to them. For ages 6+ years. ...
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Scrabble

scrabble

Super Scrabble the Deluxe Edition. Due to overwhelming demand, the scrabble game with More Spaces, More Points and More Tiles is now available. Game board has Raised Grid so that the tiles will stay in place. The board Rotates on smooth ball bearings so you can look at every angle of play. Game comes with 200 Tiles ( compared to 100 ). 441 Spaces (compared to 225). 125 premium scoring spaces (comp ...
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Battleship

battleship

Do you have what it takes to command your own fleet of five ships' Can you survive thrilling, ruthless combat on the high seas' Find out with this classic Battleship game, a test of strategy, determination and luck! Stalk your enemy and plan your attack, even as the enemy is stalking you! Keep track of your hits and misses so you never waste a shot! Try to sink all five of your opponent's ships be ...
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Sorry

sorry

Since 1934, players of all ages have been chasing one another around the classic game board, trying to get their own four pawns from Start to Home. It's not that easy, because you never know what the next card will hold. This classic game of luck, strategy, and determination is easy to grasp for children as young as 6 years old. Sorry is known as the game of 'sweet revenge,"This game has become ...
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Yahtzee

yahtzee

It's America's all-time number one dice math game! Since 1956 players have been rolling classic dice combinations like Full House, Large Straight and Five of a Kind - that's Yahtzee! The unique combination of luck and strategy makes every game an exciting challenge. Can you rack up bonus points by scoring an extra Yahtzee' It's classic shake-and-score action that keeps the fun rolling! For 1 or mo ...
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Clue

clue

For generations, Mr Boddy has met his end at the hand of one of six legendary suspects in the classic detective game, CLUE. Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlett and Colonel Mustard are all here in Boddy Mansion. One of them has done away with Mr Boddy, but in which of the nine rooms (perhaps the Library, or Lounge, or Conservatory)? And which of the six weapons was us ...
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