I’ve been working hard on gift guides for television segments at work and I came across Discovery Toys which I love! First off, the company is based in Nor Cal aka the Bay (my hometown)…but what I truly appreciate about these “toys” is that they all have educational value. I mean when kids play they are learning, but it’s makes these toys extra attractive because while they play they are tapping into many senses…creating…and being educated!! Childhood development professionals recommend these toys…just saying.
For babies…there’s a new Earth Play collection of hug-and-hold take along animal buddies for babies, all produced with certified organic cotton. Among the neutral colored items in the collection are a lovie, squeakie, musical pal, rattle and puppet..not too much pink or blue, just perfect for any baby!
Then they have classic toys like the award winning Measure Up! Collection. Watch learning in action with this kitchen-themed set…sine they love all real kitchen utensils and stuff anyway… Spoons, cups and pots are all accurate sizes, perfect for interaction. Introduce a host of fundamental concepts related to counting, sorting, volume, size, patterns, measurement, clock time & more.
And for your bigger kids, the Marbleworks raceway sets are fun, who doesn’t love marbles. They have several sets that all work together, so you can add to the set as desired. Connect colorful tubes, chutes and bases together in different ways to create an infinite number of raceway configurations. As the marbles speed through the course, children learn about the laws of gravity, object permanence and cause and effect. Marbleworks products inspire girls AND boys to pursue higher education in the fields of engineering, math and technology. Yes inspire them to love and pursue a future in the STEM fields!
The Fashion Friends are perfect for the diva designer in your little one. Fashion design with math in mind! Mix and Match tops, bottoms, skirts, hairstyles and accessories with hundreds of combinations! I remember my fashion plates when I was a youngin and it was one of my favorite things.
Finally, check out Change-the-Story books. These are guaranteed to inspire the imagination and induce a ton of giggles. Story crafting builds vocabulary and early reading skills. This engaging interactive book lets the reader change the story every time it is read.
Every item in the Discovery Toys catalog is BPA Free, meets or exceeds all required safety standards, and is backed with an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. Discovery Toys products are available through DT Educational Consultants and at www.DiscoveryToys.net