December 18, 2017 / Modified dec 18, 2017 4:04 p.m.

Holiday Gift Guide: Fun & Educational Toys

Give your kids hours of play while growing their minds

childrens toys hero A child playing with toys. (PHOTO: Public Domain)

PBS Parents has gathered a list of some of the best educational toys for preschoolers and beyond. This holiday season, give your kids gifts that will lead to laughs and hours of play while growing their minds.

STEM-tastic Toys
With everything from a toy cash register to an edible chemistry set, this list of STEM-tastic gifts will make your little learner’s wish list complete. While these toys encourage a love of math and science learning, most of them can be used for general playtime and fun!

Gifts to Grow Readers
Reading, writing, a-Christmas-tic! Encourage early literacy learning with these incredible and award-winning toys for tots. Whether it’s alphabet learning, letter formation or storytelling, these items are sure to inspire the little reader and writer in your home.

Toys to Inspire Creativity
Help your child explore their creativity and imagination with toys that bring out their musical, artistic, and physical abilities.

Gifts for PBS KIDS Lovers
Whether your kid is wild for WildKratts and WordGirl or can’t get enough of Daniel Tiger and Super Why, we’ve got it covered. These toys and games will entertain and delight every PBS KIDS fan.

Stocking Stuffers–Gifts Under $10
Need ideas to stuff those stockings? Here is our suggested list of little presents for little ones.

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