What fun education toys and games can you ‘gift’ that can compete with addicting video games? Believe it or not, there are a lot of great gift ideas to choose from that are not just entertaining but also educational.
For example, take a look in a teacher’s classroom. It is full of educational gift ideas. You’ll see lots of toys that teach counting, sorting, shapes, time and so on. You know kids will enjoy them as a gift because they play with them at school and love it!
However, a lot of what teachers use in a classroom is not easily found in department stores. You can find a lot of classroom toys at Learning Resources –one of the top suppliers of classroom toys for teachers and learning centers. Parents and care givers can get the same classroom toys and games as a gift, and extend the fun learning at home.
Take a look at these toys – kids don’t even know they’re learning while having fun:
For the science oriented kiddo Spangler Science Club is an awesome educational gift that allows kids to explore science. Spangler Science Club is a subscription service that sends out a STEM activity kit with all the supplies and instructions to do safe science experiments at home. No parent supervision necessary, and appropriate for all science levels.
According to the website the founders “pulled together a team of science teachers and education experts to create a kit-of-the-month club” . Subscription boxes are like getting a present every month – you don’t know what you’re going to get. Spangler Science Club is offering $20 off a 3 month (or more) subscription on STEMlab & STEMdeluxe package with code SAVEME20. The subscription service allows you to skip deliveries or cancel any time.
For the older crowd table games that present a challenge are a fantastic fun way to hide learning.
Cooperative games are my favorite are super educational. Usually play against one another. But in cooperative games, players play against the game, and the only way to win is to work together. Kids learn to be part of a team without playing a sport. They also must learn to compromise and negotiate.
Happy savings, TaLis