Below are some of the most educational electric toys to teach your children the basics of education at each step in their life.
Appropriate for: 18 months+
Kids love music and they love pushing buttons. Lucky for them, the Alphaberry combines these two loves into a pint-sized Blackberry that your toddler will love playing with. In addition to learning letters and hearing them aloud, there are four different songs for kids to bee-bop to as well for a fantastic all-around learning experience.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Apptivity Case
Appropriate for: Ages 6 months +
While this case isn’t a toy, per se, it does house an iPhone that boasts thousands of educational apps and learning activities. The Apptivity case lets young ones explore, touch, tap, (and drool on) the device, yet still keeps it safe and protected. The rattles and baby-toy feel to it makes it all the more appealing to curious tots.
Appropriate for: 4-9 years
Vtech offers another great kids’ tablet that provides endless entertainment and learning activities. The InnoTab comes with interactive reading, learning games, activities and engaging tools that are operated by the device’s 5-inch touchscreen. Unlike the LeapPad, the InnoTab does not come with a built-in camera, which may explain the price difference, but it does come with an MP3 and video player.
VTech Tote & Go Laptop
Appropriate for: 3-6 years
Your preschool aged child will love playing with her Tote & Go Laptop. With its 20 learning activities that teach letters, spelling, numbers, shapes and more, the little ones will get a good learning foundation. This laptop also connects to a PC to download additional stories and downloadable cards.
VTech Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook
Appropriate for: Ages 5-8 years
Kids will delight in having their very own laptop, just like Mommy and Daddy. Vtech’s advanced version is the next level to the basic, and provides kids with a 4.5” color LCD screen, mouse, touch pad, animations and 120 learning activities that will get them to the head of the class.
Leapfrog Scribble and Write
Appropriate for: 3-5 years
Learning to write the ABCs is such a thrill in a young child’s life. The LeapFrog Scribble and Write toy is a great way for those little hands to practice writing letters. The instruction is sweet, and the audio encouragement helps kids trace the dots and master the alphabet.
Elmo’s World Talking Cell Phone
Appropriate for: Ages 18 months+
Toddlers clamoring for your cell phone will love this fun flip phone designed just for them. Pop it open to be greeted by Elmo and watch his eyes open. Switch between the two different modes that help reinforce beginning number skills and a foundation for early literacy by pushing the buttons on the phone.
Fisher Price Laugh ‘N Learn Learning Workbench
Appropriate for: Ages 6 months+
Young builders can pound and drill their way to learning about the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, opposites and actions in three different interactive learning modes that bring the workbench to life. More than 15 sing-along songs, sounds, and phrases engage a toddler’s listening skills while they learn cause and effect from the various tools