5 Popular Types Of Educational Toy Categories For Toddlers

5 Popular Types Of Educational Toy Categories For Kids

Toys and kits have become more and more popular as parents are more concerned about developing children’s different skills. In addition to being a great way for children to spend time, they can learn through play. Here are our top 5 educational toy categories picks that can entertain and inspire our future generations. 

But first, what are educational toys? According to Wikipedia, they are ‘objects of play, generally designed for children, which are expected to stimulate learning. They are often intended to meet an educational purpose such as helping a child develop a particular skill or teaching a child about a particular subject.’

1. Pretend play

Pretend play is children use objects, actions, or ideas to represent other objects, actions, or ideas using their imaginations to assign roles to inanimate objects or people. Some of the popular items will be a play kitchen set, cashier, and medical kits. You can find all of the mentioned role playsets here at Sourcing. Inspire the kids to create and fill imaginary worlds just like the real thing now!

2. Science toys

Kids are born curious, they are eager to explore, discover and figure out how the world works. When they are having fun with these science and chemistry toy kits, this will increase the kid’s interest in science and nature aspect for sure. Discover more science and chemistry kits now at Sourcing.

3. Art & craft toys

We love to see kids getting creative and hope they can enjoy the process of creating art. That’s why we have thousands of art & craft kits available at Sourcing, whether it’s about learning a new handcraft like knitting or let the kids do painting or scrapbooking, you name it, we have it.

4. Constructive play / Toy brick

Let the kids build things with different types of toys or anything they find around them! Through construction play, they use different types of materials to create something, they can build buildings and towers with blocks, using art materials like sand or water to create a picture.  All these plays help the kid to improve their problem-solving skills and develop their creative thinking skill.

5. Video games and AR

If parents choose the appropriate video game for their children, this can actually do more good than harm. Through playing educational video games, teaches kids cognitive skills and can help them to improve team building and socialization skills.