Like most people, I can still remember the names of my favorite teachers from elementary school, even though it’s been a very long time since I left the classroom for good! What did Mr Wraight, Mrs. Atwood, and Mrs de Santo all have in common? They all made learning fun! When you were being taught by these wonderful teachers, you simply enjoyed yourself. You were having such a marvelous time as they shared their knowledge, that you didn’t even realize you were learning.
The world in general, and education in particular, have both changed enormously since the sixties and seventies when I was at school. But kids themselves are largely still the same, and that same guiding principle still applies: young and even older children learn best when they’re having fun.
Happily, there are many companies that offer a wide range of products to support your child’s learning enrichment at the same time as making it fun. We’ve put together this article to help you understand the benefits of using these products, as well as describing some of the best brands on the market. So have fun reading about how you can have fun with your kids as they learn!
For any child to progress and thrive, there are a number of life skills that they need to learn. This is especially critical in the early, formative years, but children also learn some of the most important life lessons later on in school and as teenagers.
It’s a universal truth that children learn better when they’re having fun, and that’s where educational toys come in. They start by helping infants and toddlers to learn basic but essential skills like mobility, counting, hand-eye coordination, and sociability.
But kids never stop learning. For that reason, we’ve also included a selection of brands that focus on older children. School-going children need to develop more sophisticated skills like taking pride in work, teamwork, and thinking creatively, and these products help them to do just that.
STEM learning is another useful educational concept. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, and this approach is about educating children in these four important areas. STEM learning helps children to develop skills like critical analysis and problem-solving.
To give you an idea of the sorts of educational toys on the market, here’s a selection of some of our favorite brands and products.
You might think the best thing about these educational toys is that they help your children to have fun as they learn – but there’s another great benefit. They’re also a fantastic way for parents to interact with their children and have fun themselves. It’s a double “Win-Win” situation!