Ready to inspire the imagination? To make your life easier, our science staff has teamed up with education experts to pick the best science toys for kids. We have reviewed over 250 products and conducted a dozen (super fun) real-life play tests with children of all ages. We've also made sure that all products featured here are high quality and have excellent online reviews.
Combining learning with fun is what makes the best science toys and games so amazing. All products in this collection are educational, entertaining, and eye-opening. Young minds are naturally inquisitive and always thirsty for knowledge. Let's play with purpose! PS: We've also created a new collection of the best science kits for children, check it out.
The learning toys and games are designed to stimulate the curiosity of infants and babies. All products are specifically made for children that are one month to one year old. They build a solid foundation and promote mental development to give your little science fan a head-start in life.
At this age, a child's brain is going through incredible transformations. Babies are developing their reasoning, perception, and memory. Their bodies need high quality food to grow and their brains need mental stimulation to fully develop.
The educational toys for toddlers featured here are designed for one- to three-year-olds. As your child's brain continues its rapid development, it's important to actively nourish intellectual growth with fun, educational toys designed for this age group.
At this early life stage, a sense of self is developing, and deeper educational experiences start to shape the growing mind. It's an important time, and caregivers should provide an intellectually nurturing environment. The science toys shown here were picked to promote a broad range of mental development goals, including general learning and reasoning skills that prepare your child for the coming years.
From ages three to twelve, children experience some of their most fundamental intellectual development. Your child's brain is growing rapidly and reaches 95% of its adult weight by age six. Neural connections and grey matter are developing every year. Rational decision making and reasoning are also emerging, and it's important to foster the brain's intellectual foundations.
This time period is absolutely crucial for development but also a time to have tons of fun. The science toys featured here ensure that your child is getting the very best intellectual support - but we didn't forget about both of you having a blast together! You can't go wrong with these recommendations.
Teenagers (ages 13 through 18 and even older) are ready to explore the world and create their own opinions and experiences. During this time, the brain is on its way to peak power and is constantly craving new ideas. Being mentally active is as important as being physically active.
You can help your child learn important skills and spend time on quality activities with these science products that are smart, interesting, and accepted in their age group (i.e. fun and cool, so they don't just collect dust). Here are our recommendations based on expert opinions and proven popularity with teens. We have to admit, these toys are so much fun, we've started playing with them ourselves.
IMPORTANT WARNING AND DISCLAIMER
The products listed here may contain small parts that are choking hazards for children! Toys can pose a hazard to babies and young children – they can choke, suffocate, or otherwise harm the child. Young children explore their world by putting things in their mouths, but children under three years of age do not have a well-developed coughing reflex and will choke easily on small items. All children, regardless of age, need close supervision with any toys to help prevent accidents from happening. Adult supervision is required at all times!
Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines for age appropriateness as shown on the product's official packaging. Only buy toys that are right for your child’s age! Should the product's packaging or other product information (especially in regards to recommended age) deviate from the information presented here, DO NOT give the product to your child! All information presented here is for entertainment purposes only. We do not assume any liability for the information presented here. It is your responsibility to ensure that products are age appropriate and safe to use for your child. Please always be careful, safety comes first.