Instructional toys are a time-tested way for parents to teach their children important skills and pieces of knowledge in a fun, non-preachy way. Savvy toy-makers have jumped on this bandwagon with toys that teach topics from religion to beauty, cooking and even recycling.

The toys in this cluster below all exist to teach children different things about the world in which they live. From the importance of recycling and reuse to all of the different subatomic particles, there’s a fun instructional toy below that covers it in a fun way.

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