With home schooling still in full swing, but also possibly a new way of playing, adapted to every day life, here are LEMON’s top 10 educational but super cool toys for our most precious beings:
Magna-Tiles 3D magnetic building tiles are a must-have educational toy for imaginative play.
Children can use Magna-Tiles to stack, build, and explore. The shapes have a unique ability to always attract, even when the tiles are flipped – it’s the secret power of the click! Use them to help with numeracy, literacy, hands-on science, technology, engineering activities and art – as well as just the fun of construction and playing!
Play with geometric shapes – use Magna-Tiles to create a variety of 2D shapes or use just the triangular pieces to see how many different shapes you can build, such as a hexagon, a square or a rectangle.
GLTC offer a range of unique, small but mighty play shops & cafes. They’re compact but BIG on play value. See our favourites below:
Little letter writers will love this charming post office play set. It’s the perfect wooden toy for encouraging both independent and sibling play. Pop stamps on the letters and postcards and post them through the letterbox; weigh the parcels on the working scales; and don’t forget your bank card to pay for all that postage. And then it’s time to change roles and deliver all the mail to the lucky recipients. We just know that Big Ted will be so happy to receive his special delivery.
We love this stunning ice cream shop set, complete with cones and wafers and toppings; we love that you can play with it anywhere – garden, kitchen, sitting room, or bedroom!
This much-loved retro toys encourage empathetic play and help to enhance children’s cognitive development. Press on the roof and ‘Pop!’, the tree lifts up to reveal a charming little house. Inside you’ll find two characters, a working lift, a swing, garage and secret hideaway. All accessories and characters are stored in the tree, so easy for little ones to grab, carry and go.
The keyboard is programmed with the ABC song and Music song – both familiar to children and parents who watch the show. Children can play the keyboard, listen to CoComelon songs, and learn their ABCs. It is great for learning and may help develop brain-memory, hand-eye co-ordination, independent thinking and auditory skills!
Children will love exercising their fine motor skills as they learn about size, shape, and colour variation. This set provides endless possibilities for learning these important skills, while also laying the foundations for basic mathematical concepts. Encourage children to separate the beads into groups, create specific patterns, sequencing or simply use their imagination to design their own art piece.
Number rods are a great tool for children to play and learn number relationships, number comparison, part-part-whole, and understand multiplication concept.
Rainbow Pebbles® are an essential educational toy for all children and special needs learners. Children love playing with the wonderfully smooth, calmingly tactile experience of the Edx Rainbow Pebbles® that delight the senses. This construction and early learning manipulative also helps develop fine motor skills through play activities.
Cube set includes wooden cubes in 5 colors and three sizes, it is especially suitable for exploring sizes, patterns, symmetry, and spatial concepts.
A multi-purpose activities’ tray which can be used for sand and water play, art & craft, light box activities and planting. Children explore, discover and learn through Fun2 Play activities.