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EDUCATIONAL TOYS FOR KIDS

April 20, 2012 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Buying gifts for children is difficult.   Something made of wood?   Or molded out of bright plastic?  Batteries?  No Batteries?  Fun?  Not Fun?   With two children under the age of 9, I’m a veteran of “smart” gifts that disappoint (no one wants to play with flashcards or read an Atlas).  Legos, floor puzzles & markers always work — but if you’re looking to branch out, here are some that marry fun & educational perfectly.  They are the ones worth buying for any 5 – 9 year old, girl & boy.

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Snap Circuit Extreme
($96 at Buy.com)

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Wedgits To Go
($57.94 at Scholastic Store)

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Works of Art Magnetic Cube Puzzle
($54.99 at Target)

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Learning Resources Teaching Cash Register
($47.99 at Quill)

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Marble Run with Expansion Add-Ons
($39.95 at Mindware)

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Space Age Crystal-Making Set
($39.95 at Mindware)

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Bucky Magnetic Balls
($33.49 at Overstock)

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Pathfinders Catapult Kit
($23.95 at Fat Brain Toys)

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Straws & Connectors
($25.30 at Sears)

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CitiBlocs 100-Piece Set
($22.65 at Amazon)

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Jenga
($19.99 at Drugstore)

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ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr
($13.36 at Amazon)

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Pin Art
($10.88 at Amazon)

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