There are educational toys for all ages. In some cases, the toys are specifically aimed at a certain age, in other cases – as with Clics, Clicformers & Magformers – the toys grow with your child as it were. Because educational toys are not just for babies and infants. Children of any age benefit from learning through play. This is how they acquire important skills in a very natural way. Knowledge gained by children through educational toys is retained longer. That knowledge and those skills become part of the child, not something fleeting that will soon be forgotten. That is why we call them acquired skills. They last a lifetime!
Educational toys for 3-year-olds
What are good educational toys for 3-year-olds? To begin with, 3-year-olds should like the toys! That might sound a bit simple, but it’s essential. When looking for educational toys, do not only consider the age of your child, but also their level. Some children develop a little faster than others. And every child is unique, so buying educational toys for a 3-year-old does not mean your child needs to be 3 years old. The aim is to challenge and stimulate your child. That’s perfect.
Educational toys for 4-year-olds
4-year-olds love slightly more challenging tasks. Pretending to be big is important and role play begins to play an ever bigger role. Educational toys for 4-year-olds can vary greatly: for example, a jigsaw puzzle is already an option, but also building blocks and everything that stimulates the child’s imagination. In this phase you certainly need to think a step further. Children develop quickly and what is challenging today, may no longer be tomorrow. Educational toys that can grow with your child continue to fascinate.
Educational toys for 5-year-olds
Those looking for educational toys for 5-year-olds are looking for something for children who are almost ready for the “big school”. During this phase, children will learn both to play together and to play more independently. Playing outside also starts to become more important. That’s why it is always a good idea to have toys that can be taken outside. Here the same rule applies: consider who your child is, where he/she is in their development and your child’s interests.