Friday, November 3, 2017

15 Toys To Get Kids Thinking

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! I know two posts in one day, crazy pants right? But hey when you're on a roll, you're on a roll! Being an engineer, I love toys that get kids thinking, and wanting to learn more about how things work. Baby Fox is always curious as to how things work and wanting to know more, so I've put together a list of educational toys to get kids thinking and wanting to learn more. I've broken this gift guide into sections for easier navigation.

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Building Toys 

There are so many building toys out there but I found the ones that I think are going to get your kids loving building and learning more and using their imagination to think outside of the box.

Snap Circuits

I think this is one of the coolest building/learning things. Being an electrical engineer, this gives a "recipe book" for kids to build simple circuits, like a radio, light bulb and such.  This one is for younger kids, with simpler circuits.

Marble Fun Run

What is more fun that creating a track and letting a marble run through the track that you just created. So many possibilities, showing kids reactions of different pathways.

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

I love that you add this to your child already growing Lego set and it gives them other ways to use them, now they can create chain reactions with their Legos.

 Creative Plastic Engineering Toys

A fun way to start thinking in a 3-dimensional way.

Edu-Toys Leonardo Da Vinci Swing Bridge

A great way for kids to learn how bridges work and how to construct one.

Magical Model Roller Truck

This toy let's kids build something in 3-D, by following an instruction booklet.

If you want some other gift ideas for kids that love to learn go check out Beth from Paper Angels


Coding is something that our future is leaning towards, everything is all about coding and electronics right? Why not start your kids with some fun games, they won't even know they are learning to code!

ROBOT WARS Coding Board Game

There is no prior coding needed, anyone can play this fun game. Teach your kids some life long lessons while having fun in the process.

 Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming

 A whole program for kids to teach them how to code. Simple and easy to get your kids thinking of projects and everything that they can potentially create.

SmartLab Toys Room Defender

A fun way for kids to learn coding all while keeping their room safe. Easy instructions to follow, they put it on their door and their coding is what sets it off. Potentially annoying for kids, but what better way for kids to learn coding then seeing what a happens to something tangible in front of them.


4M Magnet Science Kit

A fun way for kids to learn all about magnets with this fun experiment set.

 Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop

This kit helps kids to understand the basics of physics, by putting together simple models and the kids will learn the basics of physics.

SmartLab Toys Ultimate Secret Formula Lab

A fun kit to help kids learn the reactions when you combine different ingredients together.

Check out some other gifts for young inventors and scientists from Crystal at Penny's and Playdough


SmartLab Toys Demolition Lab Triple Blast Warehouse

What more fun for a kid than to build something then have it explode? This fun toy let's your kids build anything they want, and then push a button and it knocks it all down.

Thames & Kosmos Air + Water Power

A fun way for kids to build something that is powered by water and air! They'll love it.

Thames & Kosmos Robotics: Smart Machines Science Kit

This is an introduction kit to robotics, it let's kids build 8 simple robotics to see how it works.

Click here for a gift guide for even more elementary aged kid toys!

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