Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shared interactive and educational toys for ages 3-5 with Grandparents.com’s Toy & Gift Finder. Unsure what to buy? Here are her suggestions:
An amazing array of colors will magically appear just by using one pen on these cool Wild Notes Index Cards from Crayola. The convenient spiral-binding at the top allows for easy flipping and the perforated cards allow for clean tear-out. These creative note cards are designed for both fun and learning!
Extreme InterAction Alvin-Alvin comes to life around his Dinosaur Train InterAction friends from Tomy; when one of them says the InterAction trigger word, Alvin crouches down low then launches forward at them. Complete with more than 50 fun dino sounds and phrases, Alvin takes InterAction to the extreme!
Kids can take their A-Game everywhere with this Go Sport Basketball Backpack from Neat-Oh!. Ruggedly built to tackle the books, it also makes free time–game time! It has padded pocket for MP3 player and a pass-through for headphones; pocket for water bottle and extra padding for back support too. Best of all: It includes a fabric handle that fits over a door knob and a net hoop so kids can hang and shoot any time! Includes hoop, net and 3″ basketball.
The Tag Reading System from LeapFrog is designed to help young children learn to read by using the small infared camera in the tag pen. The pen reads letters, words and pictures to the children and is designed to introduce nearly 40 essential Kindergarten skills. Includes: early number sense, comparing sets, science, social studies, and activity pages that teach sounds, phonics, word building and more.
This adorable Let’s Play School playset from Nenuco comes with everything kids need to be the best school teacher ever. Includes lesson plans to create a daily schedule, a bell, teacher glasses stickers, makers a toddler girl doll and more.
The Spider-Man Chair Desk from Delta is the perfect place for your little one to color, play or study! The seat opens to reveal storage space for supplies. For younger kids, they can pretend to be like their older siblings in school…and school age kids will love doing their homework here.