Ignite both imaginations and creativity this Christmas with one of these fantastic educational toys.
Whether you’re wanting to inspire a preschooler – or give an adult brain a little bit of a workout – this collection has something for every age group.
Educational Toys for 2-5 Years
Numberblocks and Alphablocks Phonics Fun | RRP: £24.99
With the award-winning Numberblocks and Alphablocks, learning has never been so much fun for preschoolers!
Numberblocks is the numeracy-based animation series that shows young children how numbers really work. Meanwhile, Alphablocks is the literacy-based animation series that helps children learn to read – mastering phonics, spelling and reading skills with each episode! It’s a story of 26 friends who have fun making word magic.
KidiZoom Smart Watch DX2 | RRP: £54.99
Get your little one their very own Smartwatch this Christmas! They can take great photos and videos with the dual cameras and apply cool effects to them! Play Monster Detector, count their steps, record voice notes and more! Features a 1.4 colour touch screen and built-in rechargeable battery.
7-in-1 Grow with Baby Sensory Gym (Birth+) | RRP: £79.99
Designed to support a baby’s developmental milestones from birth to 12 months+, this large safari themed mat features 4 different sensory play zones. Including 7 ways to play, the 7-in-1 Grow with Baby Sensory Gym includes a detachable xylophone, balls and storage with 3 different modes, introducing colours, animals, shapes and numbers.
Educational Toys for 5-8 Years
Vtech JotBot Robot | RRP: £49.99
Introduce children to the world of coding with their very own drawing robot buddy! Simply place a chip into the robot’s backpack and watch as they draw the object on that chip. There are 15 doubled-sided chips included, and 2 modes of play; coding mode and drawing mode.
Children can code simple commands for the robot to draw using the directional buttons on the top of the robot’s head or opt to use the fun chips!
Smart Sketcher Projector 2.0 | RRP: £67.00
Project and Sketch with the SmART sketcher Projector 2.0. Choose from 60+ pre-loaded ‘learn to draw’ pictures or use the free downloadable app to load your own photos! Easy to use buttons for moving through the drawing steps.
60+ smART activities with interactive sounds and special effects. Encourages STEAM learning.
Educational Toys for 8-12 Years
KidiZoom Studio | RRP: £69.99
Your kids can be the star of their very own video this Christmas! This high-definition video camera kit comes with a green screen with 20 animated backgrounds, a tripod, and everything else your little one needs to create the video of their dreams.
Pretend to host a show, give tours, create disappearing illusions and trick shots, or shoot how-to videos!
Genio My 1st Laptop | RRP: £119.99
This sleekly designed laptop comes complete with word processor, diary, calendar, art studio, calculator, clock and more.
Includes 50 interactive games and e-books with access to more via the VTech Learning Lodge. Includes 20 printable revision sheets, SD card and rechargeable battery.
Educational Toys for 12 Years to Adult
K’NEX 15237 Architecture London Eye Building Set | RRP£59.99
Spark an interest in architecture with this engineering set which encourages the development of dexterity, spatial awareness and problem solving using the colour-coded rods and connectors specially designed to snap together.
Bringing together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths with imagination, K’NEX provides specially designed toys for every age
Machine Works Haynes V8 Engine | RRP: £44.99
Build a fully functional, motorised model of a V8 internal combustion engine with this brilliant kit.
Contains over 250 pieces and all that you need to assemble the model. Comes with a Haynes style manual giving you step by step instruction as well as interesting information about V8 engines.
Open Source Programmable Robotic Dog by Petoi STEM Learning | RRP: £299.99
Realistic little Robot Dog construction kit; Bittle is the world’s first palm-sized, servo-activated bionic robotic dog with 1 hour of play time. Build and program your Bittle to perform new skills and tricks whilst harnessing all aspects of STEM learning. Begin with Scratch block-based coding and advance with Arduino IDE and C++/Python. Develop your moto, physics, engineering skills & problem solving abilities.
Suitable for adults and children over the ages of 14.