9 Toys to Keep Learning Fun & Educational

By 6/14/2021 01:52:00 PM ,

During the summer families are focused on enjoying a more relaxed routine. But that doesn't mean learning has to stop, or be boring. There's still lots of ways kids can avoid the summer slide with toys that are both fun and educational.

Note: I received product sample for review purpose, but any personal views expressed are always 100% my own

To learn about a few of these toys, I attended a Virtual Educational Toy Preview with Learning Resources, Educational Insights & Hand2Mind. During the preview, each brand highlighted various products including new and best sellers.

After the virtual preview, we received a few samples of the toys and products to try out. My son loves to build things and enjoyed making a catapult with Hand2Mind "Craft Stick Creation". 

Since I love puzzles I started playing with Educational Insights "Kanoodle® Cosmic", but my son saw how much fun it was, and he soon took over the game.

I was really impressed how easy it is to get kids to play with these items. While at first glance these seem like simple play items, they help kids develop deeper learning skills and abilities.

Since I know these products will help families keep learning in fun ways, I'm sharing a few toy suggestions from each brand that stood out for me.

Learning Resources

Coding Critters® MagiCoders: Blazer the Dragon ($49.99) - Preschoolers discover the magic of coding with this pet dragon who's ready for early STEM fun! Code along with the magical adventures in Blazer's coding spellbook; set your wand to Spell mode and cast 12 coding spells that make Blazer dance, light up, and more, then program Blazer to move through his fantasy challenges in Code Mode! You can even design your own endless coding challenges with Blazer's 22-piece interactive pet playset!

Skill Builders! Kindergarten Reading ($14.99) - Play your way to kindergarten-ready skills with these fun, quick activities! This 121-piece set's hands-on activities help kids learn and retain lessons in sight words, vocabulary, rhyming, and other kindergarten language skills through fun, active play. Plus, the built-in carrying case lets you take the learning on the go!

Gears! Gears! Gears!® Robots in Motion ($39.99) - Kids can design and build a STEM robot. This 110-piece robotics building set includes all-new special components for designing and building robots, cars, and machines that move and transform. Kids follow along with the included STEM Activity Guide, to boost their early engineering, critical thinking, and other essential STEM skills.

To learn more, visit - www.learningresources.com

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Coding Charms ($21.99) - Screen-free, hands-on approach to coding. Children learn about algorithms, sequencing, variables, binary, and much more while discovering lessons in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Plus they're having fun and making 15 adorable keychain charms.

Craft Stick Creation ($19.99) - Children use craft sticks and other materials to build their own catapult, craft stick explosion, Ferris wheel, and more—all while learning important lessons in STEM. Includes all materials needed to complete activities that create a high-quality learning experience allowing for creativity and experimentation.

World of Gemstones Dig Kit ($19.99) - Introduce children to the concept of culture and how our differences make us unique. The Activity Guide takes them around the world to dig up real gemstones and learn fun, relatable cultural facts about each country where the gemstones are found. When they’re done, they can turn the package into a World Culture display box and teach others about how gemstones are used all around the world.

To learn more, visit - www.hand2mind.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/hand2mindinc
Twitter - www.twitter.com/hand2mind
Instagram - www.instagram.com/hand2mindinc

Educational Insights

Playfoam® Shape & Learn Letter Sounds ($12.99) - Preschoolers can practice making letters and more with this all-new Playfoam set. Make learning last with no-mess, non-stick Playfoam that never dries out! Provides tactile and sensory stimulation. Helps develop fine motor skills. Teaches proper letter formation.

Kanoodle® Cosmic ($12.99) - Kanoodle Cosmic includes 200 brain teaser challenges and 12 puzzle pieces (6 symmetrical & 6 asymmetrical). Easy storage and perfectly portable for on the go fun. Perfect for enhancing problem-solving, critical thinking, and strategic thinking skills.

GeoSafari Jr. Kidscope ($36.99) - Kid-friendly magnification and printed 15 slides with 60 REAL images, storage drawer for slide safekeeping. Science guide contains over 200 facts to describe each slide and image to support hands-on scientific exploration and critical thinking.

To learn more, visit - www.educationalinsights.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/educationalinsights
Twitter - www.twitter.com/ed_insights
Instagram - www.instagram.com/educationalinsights


NOTE that this giveaway is for a prize pack that includes 3 Learning Toys (total prize pack valued at $60)

  • (1) Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Kidscope Microscope for Kids STEM Toy
  • (1) Educational Insights PaperCraft Fashion Parade Paper Dolls
  • (1) hand2mind Dig & Display Fossil Dig Kit for Kids.


Leave a comment sharing why you would love to win the Summer Learning Prize Pack ($60 Value). Comment must be completed before other entry options are counted.

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. July 5, 2021.

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This giveaway starts Monday, June 14th at midnight EST and ends Monday, July 5th at midnight EST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old.

One winner will be randomly selected by rafflecopter.com from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. I think my girls would really enjoy all of these things.

  2. I'd love these for my nieces and nephew, because they bring creativity and learning together.


  3. I think it is important to keep learning through the summer. These activities look fun as well as educational.

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  5. These fun summer learning toys would be perfect for my niece and nephew who live in another state from me. They would certainly be entertained.
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  6. They love playing games and learning... this would be perfect for them.

  7. I want my kids to keep learning over the summer.

  8. My kids would have so much fun and it’s a great learning experience

  9. This would be perfect for my kids. I like the idea of learning and play. This would be awesome to have on the hot days we can't go out and play. Patricia E

  10. I would rather them learn over the summer instead of being glued to video games.

  11. The games look like fun and educational at the same time.

  12. My daughter has been homeschooling for two years now and we are moving out to the country. She definitely needs a sweet treat to get her through the summer while still learning!

  13. These would keep my granddaughter busy and learning during summer.

  14. As a momma of 4 i like to keep them busy as possible in the summer and off tech . this would make my life so much easier!

  15. This would be so much fun for the kids, having fun and learning is always a great thing.

  16. I would like to win these fun summer learning toys for my daughter for those raining days.

  17. I would love to win this for my nieces so they can continue to learn!

  18. The games look fun and educational at the same time.

  19. I so want to win this one for the kids during this summer break so they can continue learning.

  20. my grandkids would love this. I love doing fun and educational things when they sleepover

  21. My niece will enjoy these. Would love to see the look on her face. :)

  22. I would like to win this because it would give my kids something fun to do.

  23. I have my grandkids all summer and I would love to win these for them, we would have so much fun these.

  24. All of my granddaughters would love to have these. They've been wanting a microscope.

  25. My son would love the KidScope. He's getting interested in science so he'd like looking at bugs or something with this!
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  26. This would be perfect for my little niece when she comes to visit me :) She loves stuff like this. Thank you for the opportunity :)

  27. I would love to win this for my daughter because it's educational and give her time off from technology.

  28. I have two daughters, ages 6 and 8 years old. They love to learn and would really enjoy this prize. We've stayed home all summer because of COVID. I am always looking for fun things for them to do. They would love these items.

  29. My kiddos would really enjoy these toys.

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  31. I oiled love to keep the learning going on all summer.