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Happy Holidays!

Holiday Gift Guide: Fun & Educational Toys

Family opening Christmas giftsWe’ve gathered 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.












  • Rebecca Robinson

    I was in a family of four when I was a girl. My wolf cut-out likes Kindergarten math. He also likes first grade math. My wolf cut-out is seven months old. My panda cut-out likes first grade math. She also likes Kindergarten math. I was in Kindergarten during the 1993-1994 school year. When I was in Kindergarten, my older sister was in third grade. I was in second grade during the 1995-1996 school year. “Full House” ended in 1995. I hope my panda cut-out will believe in Santa Claus this Christmas. My mouse/elephant cut-out likes Preschool math. She also likes Kindergarten math. One Monday I smiled at a boy at the airport.

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