With Christmas Day just days away, it’s time to get our lists finalized for Christmas this year. And if you have little ones on your 2020 gift list, then this educational gift guide of 32 toys is for you.
We all want what is best for our kids so why not make the most of all your gifts for them this Christmas by buying ones that are the best of both worlds, educational and fun! Some of the gifts on this list require a tablet like an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy S7 while others don’t require any screen time at all. What you want for your kids or the child that’s on your Christmas list is up to you.
Learning, Creating, Excitement, Oh My! Here Are 32 of the Best Educational Christmas Toys of 2020
$129.99 at the time of publication
Allow any child’s imagination to run wild with this Magna Tiles Metropolis Set. And maybe even spark a love for architecture amidst all the fun. It’s like the box of the toy says, Magna Tiles Metropolis Set is where math, science, and creativity meet!
$49.99 at the time of publication
This toy is unlike any other. Allow your kids to bring their creations to life with this 3Doodler Start Essentials—3D Pen Set. As Amazon assures its customers, this 3D pen was “designed with no hot parts and is completely safe for kids aged 6 and older. The pen nozzle and plastic can be touched with no burn risks and it uses only the safest 3Doodler Start plastic filaments.” This is tech that will celebrate your child’s creativity and it doesn’t get much better than that.
$199.99 at the time of publication
Get that special little one in your life the gift of knowledge with this ANIMAL ISLAND Aila Sit & Play Virtual Early Preschool Learning System. According to Amazon, this “high-quality educational toy was developed by educators and innovators for early learning when it matters the most.”
$74.99 at the time of publication
For those little ones on your list who have an iPad, this is a great way to make sure their screen time is as educational as possible. Osmo is complete with fun-filled and award-winning learning games that allow children to “interact with actual handheld pieces and an iPad, bringing a child’s game pieces and actions to life.” What a brilliant toy!
$59.98 at the time of publication
And if you have a little artist on your hands, this Osmo kit that helps teach children how to draw would be perfect for them. This specific kit helps kids with improving their “drawing and listening skills, hand-eye coordination, and drawing confidence.” Not to mention, their drawings are then brought to life through this toy! How cool is that?
$127.99 at the time of publication
How cool would it be to give your kids the gift of building their own working robot? Well, now you can, thanks to this piece of tech created by LEGO. This award-winning STEM learning toy allows kids to be exposed to the “creative world of coding” all the while having fun “building, learning, and programming robots.”
$39.93 at the time of publication
“Build amazing gadgets and games with lights, sounds, and sensors using the modular system and microprocessor” provided to you by Smart Circuits. With over 50 potential circuits and thousands of different ways to build something, Smart Circuits mixes science with endless fun. Now that’s a Christmas present.
$29.99 at the time of publication
Play games and interact with Boxer, an interactive A.I. robot. A.I. As Amazon reports, Boxer has a big personality,” so “get to know the small robot who delivers big fun! This quirky Bot comes with 10 game cards and expresses a full range of emotions!” Tech really has become something else.
$29.95 at the time of publication
Build, create, and thrive with this STEM Toys Kit. With its 163 pieces, allow kids to find the joys of engineering, thinking outside the box, and more as they create their own cars, animals, robots, and more with this STEM set!
$29.99 at the time of publication
For just $30 give a child the most beautiful gift of music with this ATOPDREAM 49-Key Roll-up Piano. Without needing the space for a full size piano this roll-up version give children the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of music and playing an instrument. How cool would it be to find this under the tree this year?
$14.99 at the time of publication
Or try out this drum set for those kids who have a lot of energy and a love for rhythm! The First Act Toy Drum Pad includes 6 different rhythms for a rocking musical experience they can play along to that will also help them learn how to stay on beat and stay ultra cool!
$96.99 at the time of publication
Sphero SPRK+ is designed to be a robot that “inspires creativity and curiosity through coding and play.” The best part is that this piece of tech is so fun, your kids will not even know they are learning valuable information that could help them later in life. According to Amazon, Sphero SPRK+ “programmable sensors include a gyroscope, accelerometer, motor encoders, and colorful LED lights to create countless play experiences and coding conditions for all levels.”
$49.99 at the time of publication
Is there a child in your life ready to start learning his or her numbers? Well, this Marbotic – Sesame Street Numbers for iPad is perfect for that. “Marbotic provides an immersive, hands-on learning experience for preschoolers. Our award-winning interactive wooden toys and games transform your tablet into an educational tool for kids,” Amazon reports. So not only will they feel like they are getting to play by using the iPad but they will also be gaining the knowledge they need before heading into school.
$59.99 at the time publication
It’s made by the same company, Marbotic, but this set helps children learned their alphabet in a fun and interactive way. As Amazon writes, the Smart Letters will help kids “learn how to read and write with ease. It contains 26 wooden uppercase letters that are usable with our 4 free educational apps.” Amazing!
$19.99 at the time of publication
If you prefer to not use tablets when comes to the early education of children, then here is a matching letter game from ATOPDREAM TOPTOY that helps kids continue learning their letters and words interactively. According to Amazon, this game was designed to help kids’ “memory skills, strategic thinking, sociability, spelling and increases word recognition. Including improve kids letter recognition, spelling, word building, and early vocabulary recognition ability.”
$42.72 at the time of publication
More tech that encourages learning while also allowing them to have loads of fun? Count us in! This smART Pixelator encourages steam learning and creativity while empowering “kids to pixelated any design and build 2D and 3D projects using Bluetooth connectivity, easy-to-follow lights, and a variety of creativity tools.”
$51.98 at the time of publication
Allow the children on your Christmas list this year to have fun while also developing logical reasoning and planning skills with this ThinkFun Circuit Maze Electric Current and Traffic Jam Brain Games. How fun do these sound?
$19.98 at the time of publication
Another fun way to help kids learn their numbers and shapes without including any technology is this CozyBomB Wooden Number Puzzle Sorting Montessori Toys. How cool?
$23.24 at the time of publication
“Build a robot that walks along a tightrope thanks to a motorized gyroscope unit,” Amazon says. This is a gift of learning and fun, meaning it doesn’t get much better than this piece of tech right here.
$149 at the time of publication
It’s screen free coding experience that will allow your little ones to decorate, build, and code their very own robot to bring their very own creation to life. Now that is a neat Christmas gift.
$34.99 at the time of publication
These nicknack Mini Magnetic Blocks help introduce STEM into a child’s life at an early and crucial age. And the best part about these magnetic blocks isn’t that they could potentially unlock a creative side in a child you haven’t seen before, but it’s that this is the perfect educational toy for both parent and child to engage in together. It’s educational, quality time that will create fun memories to last a lifetime.
$55.99 at the time of publication
Teach kids the joys of coding with Osmo’s Coding Family Bundle. With it interactive set, kids can use the hands-on physical blocks which act as coding commands to control the character Awbie on a fun-filled adventure. How cool is that?
$19.88 at the time of publication
It’s technology without all the bells and whistles. Gift your child this Christmas with the LeapFrog 2-in-1 Leaptop Touch. The “leaptop” has five learning modes which help kids learn their ABCs, numbers, games, music, and messages. Parents can also customize the laptop to help their child learn how to spell their name.
$32.99 at the time of publication
Does your child like being up close and person with animals and plants? Well, this GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope “features up-close, quality images and the voice of Bindi Irwin who will help expand kids’ knowledge of animals and plants. It’s the perfect gift that combines learning and fun in a seamless way!
$29.99 at the time of publication
It speaks, dances, sings, records, responds to touch, and really brings the fun. Introduce your kids this Christmas to the world of STEM with this REMOKING Robot Toy! Now this is the future!
$35.07 at the time of publication
This Shifu Orboot will teach kids all about geography in an interactive way. All you have to do is buy the globe and allow your child to use the iPad to emerge themselves in an interactive experience in which they get to travel the world and learn new things. How awesome is that?
$21.98 at the time of publication
This is so much more than a pretend fishing game. With this wooden delight, enhance color recognition, hand-eye coordination, math counting skills, cognitive level, and help your child learn the alphabet all this this single toy! Talk about a game that can do it all!
$99.99 at the time of publication
Give your child the gift of even more music this Christmas with this new and innovative audio player for kids, Toniebox. Use the characters that come with the Toniebox to stop and start the music and the other additional buttons to adjust the volume and change the song. And get this, you can also use it for bedtime stories. How cool is that?
$24.99 at the time of publication
This Robot can play guessing games with its owners and helps children learn about different animals. Not only does that interactive learning help with cognitive development, but the robot also sings and dances and so much more. Who else wishes they had robots to teach them how to read and write when they were kids?
$31.98 at the time of publication
Throw interaction this Thinking Pad provides a wealth of knowledge to our youngest generations. From developing skills such as problem solving, concentration, and logical thinking, this Thinking Pad is exactly what our kids need to prepare before they head off to school!
$329 at the time of publication
Now this piece of tech is sure to make someone smile this Christmas morning. And because the Apple iPad is used for a lot of the toys above, we wanted to also add it to the list. The iPad is something for everyone and won’t disappoint when given as a gift.
$549.99 at the time of publication
And for those of you who prefer other tech creators to Apple, this SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab offers many of the same perks. It also comes with the redesigned S Pen which can be used for taking notes, drawing, and controlling presentations.
It doesn’t get any better than this. There is nothing better than knowing the gifts that are going to be under the Christmas tree this year are both education gifts and on top of all that fun! So jump start your little one’s love of learning this holiday season with anyone of these 32 educational gifts! You simply can’t go wrong!
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Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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