My kids have a lot of toys but my favorite are those that not only can they have fun with but they can learn from at the same time. As a mom of 5 with a background in education, I know that children learn best through play so I do my best to make sure our game closet is always full of games and activities from Learning Resources.
Gears-Pet Playland ($39.99) Ages Pre-K+
I love the Gears! Gears! Gears! line. This particular set includes 83 pieces of mix-and-match pieces featuring 4 pets, 2 ferris wheel carriages, a teacup, airplane and so much more. Children can watch as the rides spin with a twist of the gear handle and since the pieces are mix-and-match, the possibilities are endless. Each set is also compatible with the other Gears! Gears! Gears! sets so the fun and imagination never has to end.
Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run ($24.99) Ages 5+
This is one of our 5-year-olds favorite toys. He loves it because he can use his own critical thinking skills to create unique marble run with the long, short and curved pieces that are included in the set. He uses our refrigerator and spends countless hours moving the pieces around to ensure the marble can make it from the top to the bottom. This set includes 14 magnetic foam pieces, 4 marbles and 10 activity cards.
Create-A-Maze ($29.99) Ages 5+
This is another great toy that uses critical thinking skills. Players build their own maze with the curvy, colorful pieces by following designs on the 10 activity cards. After the maze is complete, players told the board and guide the 4 balls through the obstacles and into the goal.
What I love about all of the toys from Learning Resources is that they truly are kid-friendly. Our 5 year old can assemble and play any of the above toys with minimal supervision/help. This is such a great thing for him as he tries to find independence like his older siblings. Often times he doesn't want me to assist him because he's a "big kid now" (so he says!) so it's great that he can play these on his own. If you are on the lookout for great toys this holiday season, we recommend Learning Resources!!!
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