Educational toys are essential for a young child’s development. These toys are designed to help children learn while they play. Educational toys can stimulate a child’s imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills. They can also help children develop their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and cognitive abilities. 

Many people may feel that electronic toys help children to learn more or better but that isn’t true. Children can learn just as much from traditional and non-electronic toys as they can from electronic ones.

Why choose educational toys?

Educational toys are important for young children. There are many reasons for this including the following reasons

  • Children learn through play – Children learn best through play, and educational toys are designed to make learning fun. Children can learn about colours, shapes, numbers, letters, and other basic concepts by playing with toys.
  • Develop creativity and imagination – Educational toys can help stimulate a child’s creativity and imagination. Toys like building blocks, puzzles, and art supplies encourage children to explore and create.
  • Enhance a child’s problem-solving skills – Many educational toys require children to solve problems, which can help them develop their problem-solving skills. Toys like building sets and puzzles can help children learn how to think critically and solve problems.
  • Develop motor skills – Educational toys like building blocks, balls, and push toys can help children develop their motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Boost cognitive abilities – Educational toys can help children improve their memory, attention, and cognitive abilities. Toys like board games and memory games can help children develop these important skills.

Educational toys are important for young children because they provide a fun and engaging way to learn and develop important skills. Parents and caregivers should consider investing in educational toys that are appropriate for their child’s age and developmental level.  

Non-electronic educational toys

As already mentioned toys don’t have to be electronic to be educational this is because the educational value of a toy is not determined by its technological complexity or capabilities. Instead, a toy can be educational if it promotes the development of a child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills.

For example, building blocks, puzzles, and board games are all examples of non-electronic toys that can be highly educational. These toys can help children develop problem-solving skills, spatial reasoning, and fine motor skills. Board games can also teach children about social skills, such as turn-taking, cooperation, and sportsmanship.

Additionally, non-electronic toys can encourage children to use their imaginations and creativity, which are important skills for cognitive development. For example, playing with dolls or action figures can help children develop storytelling skills and empathy.

Moreover, non-electronic toys can provide opportunities for social interaction, communication, and cooperation. Playing with other children or with adults can teach children important social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and resolving conflicts.

If you are looking for a non-electronic educational toy for your child, consider building blocks like Baby Qboidz™, I also have one set to giveaway.

About the prize

Baby Qboidz™ building blocks are suitable for children 18 months and older! They are the biggest and chunkier blocks in the brand’s range (other sets are available).

The blocks are not only colourful but safe and easy for younger children to assemble. They come in a sturdy plastic tub which means they can be stored away safely once playtime has ended.

The Baby Qboidz™ allow users to build in two ways – they can be stacked one over the other and they can be connected sideways too giving endless ways to build and play.

As your children grow older and develop their skills and spatial perception, they can combine this set with others from the Qboidz range.


How to enter

I have one large set of Baby Qboidz blocks to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. If you’d like to be in with the chance of winning this set, enter via the Gleam widget below (Ts & Cs Apply)

ENGINO My Steps Qboidz large baby set (RRP £39.49)

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  1. I love a lot of vtech and Leapfrog products. I find them highly educational and fun for the kids. My favourite toy from has to be Leapfrog magic adventures globe and from Vtech, their activity table. I’ve never seen these building blocks before but they would be great for my younger daughter who could do with some help with her motor skills

  2. Our little grandson would love this, he loves playing with bricks. Its lovely to find a toy that is educational and fun.

  3. They have been out for years, but my children loved duplo and stickle bricks! I had not heard of Baby Qboid building blocks before, but I like how they can be built sideways!