We know lil ones love to cuddle with cute stuffed animals, and these special toys are more than just a soft snuggle. Some stuffed animal serve as baby's introduction to textures and colors, while others are perfect for helping toddlers learn how to express feelings and hone fine motor skills. Educational stuffed animals are beneficial for kids of all ages, making this roundup a helpful guide for picking out a special new friend for the tots in your life. Click through to find the perfect new snuggly for your lil one.
These days, even preschoolers want cool digital devices! New learning devices for toddlers and preschoolers hit the store shelves on a regular basis, and the range of what they teach varies from helping kiddos learn the alphabet and numbers to animals, sounds, and much more. Give your kiddo the gift of technology — and education! — with one of these five educational devices!
It's learning time! Mama knows that teaching her tot the ABCs, shapes, and colors is an important job, but, most of the time, it isn't easy. Getting your kiddo to pay attention can sometimes be challenging, so why not make it fun, too? The Learning Boat is a great way to get your tots motivated and teach them all about the alphabet, basic shapes, and colors. Even making the Learning Boat, is a fun and educational project!
Ah, Summer vacation. Are there any two words that bring more joy to kids? Long, lazy Summer days don't have to signal a break in learning. A current study shows that kids who are a little too relaxed over the Summer can fall significantly behind their peers academically, and the results are cumulative. Avoid Summer learning loss with these great toys that will keep your kids entertained and stimulated. Ready to tackle the new school year in September?
Clockwise from top left: Ferm Living World Map Decals ($153); Authentic Models Globe Mobile ($70); This Land Is Your Land Bib ($8); LeapFrog Tag Maps ($20); Play & Learn Soft & Safe World Map Foam Puzzle Floor ($75); Alphabet Jigsaw USA Map ($47).
From iPhones to Android phones, there's no end to smartphone fun for the lil ones. iPads are also a great way to entertain the tots, and they make it easy to carry fun and interactive tools for on the go. These flash card apps take advantage of the iPad's large screen and touch technology to make learning irresistible! Click through for five beautiful flash card app options for your iPad (bonus: all are also available for the iPhone)!
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Remember in Jerry Maguire when Ray says "Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?" to Jerry? Talk about one of the most memorable quotes from the entire movie.
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