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100 Educational Gifts

From Interactive Teddy Bears to Constructible Kid Computers

— November 26, 2015 — Social Good
These educational gifts are perfect for children and adults alike. Although there are a number of toys designed to help children learn valuable skills, there are also products for adults who just as curious. These gifts are ideal for the person on your list who is eager to learn something new.

As programming becomes a more useful skill, many parents are eager to give their children the opportunity to learn basic coding principles early on. As a result, there are a number of toys designed to give children a leg up when it comes to learning about programming. These kid-friendly coding gifts include preschooler programming toys, spider-like DIY robots and code-teaching kids' books.

Of course, learning new skills is a lifelong process that continues well into adulthood. As a result, there are a number of educational toys aimed at curious adults who are eager to continue learning. For instance, there are personal desktop biolabs that can be used to experiment with genetic engineering, as well as electrical music kits that teach users about the science behind sound.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Diversity-Teaching Toys
Diversity-Teaching Toys
'MyFamilyBuilders' Lets Kids Build Different Kinds of Families
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99
Drug-Detecting Science Kits
Drug-Detecting Science Kits
This Toolkit Lets Citizen Scientists Help Discover New Drugs
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98
Locomotive-Inspired Alphabet Games
Locomotive-Inspired Alphabet Games
This Fun Puzzle Helps Children Learn the Alphabet
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97
Racially Insightful Dolls
Racially Insightful Dolls
These Dolls Teach Girls of Color to Embrace Their Natural Features
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96
Electrical Music Kits
Electrical Music Kits
This Musical Science Kit Lets You Learn About Electricity Through Sound
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95
Child-Centric Tablets
Child-Centric Tablets
The LeapFrog Epic is an Android Tablet For Kids
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94
Wilderness Explorer Kits
Wilderness Explorer Kits
This Science on a Nature Walk Kit Educates Kids About the Outdoors
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93
Handheld Digital Music-Makers
Handheld Digital Music-Makers
'Oval' is a High-Tech Instrument that Plays Acoustic Instruments
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92
Spider-Like DIY Robots
Spider-Like DIY Robots
STEMI is a Six-Legged, Open Source Build-Your-Own Robot for Kids
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91
Educational Air-Purifying Kits
Educational Air-Purifying Kits
Volkswagen Teaches Students in China to Create a DIY Air Filter
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90
Educational Menstruating Dolls
Educational Menstruating Dolls
The Lammily Doll Now Comes with Her Own Period Book and Pad Kit
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89
High-Tech Educational Games
High-Tech Educational Games
The LeapTV Games Console Helps Younger Kids Learn Through Play
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88
Caring Educational Robots
Caring Educational Robots
This French Company Provides Nursing Home and School Robots
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87
Child-Centric Tablets
Child-Centric Tablets
The LeapPad Platinum is Designed For Young Children
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86
Translucent Educational E-Writers
Translucent Educational E-Writers
The Boogie Board Play n' Trace Offers Educational Value
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85
Illuminating Lunar Charts
Illuminating Lunar Charts
This Glow-in-the-Dark Moon Phase Felt Chart is Perfect for Learning
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84
Programmable Smart Robots
Programmable Smart Robots
Ozobot Encourages Expressive Learning and Play
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83
Monster Strategy Games
Monster Strategy Games
EA's 'Minion's Paradise' Game is Fun and Educational for Cartoon Fans
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82
Sci-Fi Building Block Sets
Sci-Fi Building Block Sets
The LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS Kit is Perfect for Fans of the Franchise
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81
Playful Programming Books
Playful Programming Books
This Educational Series Introduces Infants to Computer Science
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80
Multilingual Teaching Toys
Multilingual Teaching Toys
'DipDip' is a Plush Panda Capable of Teaching Nine Different Languages
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79
Language Learning Video Games
Language Learning Video Games
Koe is a Japanese Language Game That Makes Learning Easy
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78
Explorer Rockstar Toys
Explorer Rockstar Toys
This Fisher-Price Dora and Friends Guitar Will Appeal to Cartoon Fans
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77
Virtual Learning Headsets
Virtual Learning Headsets
Google Expedition Introduces Virtual Reality to the Classroom
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76
Constructible Kid Computers
Constructible Kid Computers
The Kano PC Screen Kit is Educational Takes No Skill to Build
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75
Personal Desktop Biolabs
Personal Desktop Biolabs
This Device Makes Genetic Engineering More Accessible to Consumers
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74
Smartphone Piano-Teaching Systems
Smartphone Piano-Teaching Systems
The One Smart Piano System Works With Smartphone Apps
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73
Code-Teaching Kids' Books
Code-Teaching Kids' Books
This Coding Book Uses Rhymes and Color to Teach HTML Concepts to Kids
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72
Plush Storytelling Robots
Plush Storytelling Robots
TROBO is a Cute Doll That Will Help Kids Fall in Love with Learning
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71
Wiggly Educational Robots
Wiggly Educational Robots
The Wigl Robot Moves to Music
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70
Digital Teacher Keyboards
Digital Teacher Keyboards
The Casio LK-100 Lighted Keyboard Teaches to Play in an Innovative Way
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69
Robot Building Subscriptions
Robot Building Subscriptions
This Service Delivers a New Robot Part Each Month
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68
Mad Scientist Kits
Mad Scientist Kits
This Glow-in-the-Dark Lab Toy Will Get Your Kids Excited About Science
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67
Space Experiment Kits
Space Experiment Kits
The Ardusat Space Kit Enables Students to do Science Experiments in Space
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66
Children's Fitness Toys
Children's Fitness Toys
The nabi Compete Keeps Kids Active While They Play Challenging Games
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65
Literacy-Promoting Kid's Meals
Literacy-Promoting Kid's Meals
This Fast Food Campaign Encourages Families to Read Together
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64
Shoulder-Perched Robots
Shoulder-Perched Robots
The Grasp Telepresence Robot Whispers Instructions In Your Ear
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63
Junior Biologist Toys
Junior Biologist Toys
Nature Technicolor's Histological Slides Teach Kids About Living Organisms
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62
Explanatory Taco Encyclopedias
Explanatory Taco Encyclopedias
The Tacopedia Book Dives into Popular Mexican Cuisine and Culture
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61
DNA-Based Matchmaking Kits
DNA-Based Matchmaking Kits
The Matchmaking Kit by Instant Chemistry Provides Matches Based on DNA
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60
Electric Coaching Toothbrushes
Electric Coaching Toothbrushes
The Sonicare Kids Toothbrush Teaches Children How to Properly Brush
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59
Sci-Fi Learning Books
Sci-Fi Learning Books
Sci-Fi Shapes and Nerdy Numbers Encourages Higher Learning
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58
Playful Kids' Computers
Playful Kids' Computers
The Leaptop has Educational Basics Integrated for Interactive Learning
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57
IQ-Boosting Wearables
IQ-Boosting Wearables
The 'Starling' is a Children's Wearable That Tracks Each Word Said in a Day
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56
App-Enabled Storybooks
App-Enabled Storybooks
PLAYFUL BOOKS Creates Interactive Story Books for Kids and Parents
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55
Educational Camera Kits
Educational Camera Kits
The Naturebytes Wildlife Camera Lets Kids Learn About Nature by Coding
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54
Colorful Technology Cabinets
Colorful Technology Cabinets
The Ideas Box Provides Tech and Learning for Underprivileged Areas
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53
Kinetic Spelling Games
Kinetic Spelling Games
Spelling Stomp Has Kids Step on an Interactive Mat to Learn Words
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52
Nervous System Papercrafts
Nervous System Papercrafts
BIOTUD Application by Varga Natalia is Created for Students
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51
Mythical Plush Toys
Mythical Plush Toys
The Unicorn and Zebra Hybrid Toys are Perfect for Young Boys and Girls
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50
Personalized Puzzle Stools
Personalized Puzzle Stools
One Step Ahead's Stools for Kids are Personalized by Name
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49
Educational LED Keyboards
Educational LED Keyboards
Opho Keys Uses a Guitar Hero-Like Approach To Help You Learn
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48
Kid-Friendly Coding Robots
Kid-Friendly Coding Robots
This Tiny Toy Helps Children Explore Robotics and Learn How to Code
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47
Robotics-Teaching Kits
Robotics-Teaching Kits
The Gadgets & Gizmos Kit is Designed For Young Makers
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46
Educational Robot-Building Apps
Educational Robot-Building Apps
The 'Robo Wunderkind' Toy Teaches Young Children Coding Skills
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45
Eco-Friendly Hobby Subscriptions
Eco-Friendly Hobby Subscriptions
Green Kid Crafts Playfully Teaches Children About the Environment
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44
Educational Piggy Banks
Educational Piggy Banks
This Smart Piggy Bank Teaches Children How to Save Their Money
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43
Educational Chalkboard Globes
Educational Chalkboard Globes
This Chalkboard Globe Lets Kids Learn Creatively
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42
Educational Air Purifiers
Educational Air Purifiers
This Virtual Vase Has Three Intelligent, Kid-Focused Functions in One
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41
Minion-Like Coding Robots
Minion-Like Coding Robots
These Kids' Robots Come with a Connected App to Teach Users How to Code
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40
Kid-Friendly Airline Kits
Kid-Friendly Airline Kits
This On-Board Activity Kit Features Games, Puzzles and Art Supplies
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39
Educational Programming Toys
Educational Programming Toys
The 'SPRK Edition' is Designed to Make Coding More Accessible
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38
Educational Fashion Dolls
Educational Fashion Dolls
This Line of Dolls Titled Project Mc² Seeks to Empower and Educate Girls
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37
Jigsaw Dining Sets
Jigsaw Dining Sets
The Puzzle Dinner Tray by Wendy Boudewijns is Designed for Kids
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36
Tactile Children's Books
Tactile Children's Books
This 3D Printed Book Project Helps Young Blind Kids Read Earlier
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35
Smartphone-Connected Stuffed Animals
Smartphone-Connected Stuffed Animals
The Oliba Attachment Turns Any Toy into a Smart Object
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34
Programmable Educational Balls
Programmable Educational Balls
The Hackaball Teaches Children How to Code
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33
Sci-Fi Robotic Toys
Sci-Fi Robotic Toys
Star Wars' 'BB-8' Droid Toy Can Drive, Patrol and Play Holographic Messages
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32
Educational Hacker Tookits
Educational Hacker Tookits
Piper Teaches Kids Hardware Development Using Video Game Minecraft
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31
Intelligent Personal Robots
Intelligent Personal Robots
Musio is an AI Robot with Interchangeable 'Brains' for Different Tasks
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30
Educational Activity Kits
Educational Activity Kits
'Raina to the Rescue' is a Hands-On Educational Toy for Kids
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29
Kids' Educational eWriters
Kids' Educational eWriters
Boogie Boards Teach Kids to Write and Count with Digital Tracing
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28
Girl-Targeted Science Kits
Girl-Targeted Science Kits
Yellow Scope Produces Creative and Rigorous Science Kits for Girls
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27
Code-Teaching Robots
Code-Teaching Robots
The Kibo Robot Kit Teaches Programming Skills to Youth
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26
Interactive Teddy Bears
Interactive Teddy Bears
The Smart Toy Bear Connects to an App to Teach Kids Lessons
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25
App-Assisted Educational Gardens
App-Assisted Educational Gardens
This Sustainable Indoor Planter Includes an Educational Element
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24
Egg-Shaped Social Toys
Egg-Shaped Social Toys
Grumblies are Smart, Social Tech Toys That Interact with Kids & Devices
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23
Diabetes-Teaching Teddies
Diabetes-Teaching Teddies
This Educational Teddy Bear Shows Kids How To Monitor Their Disease
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22
Fatherly Playtime Kits
Fatherly Playtime Kits
The Cooper Kit Supplies Monthly Dad and Kid Activities
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21
Girl Construction Toys
Girl Construction Toys
GoldieBlox and The Builder's Survival Kit Teaches Important Skills
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20
Code-Teaching Children's Books
Code-Teaching Children's Books
Hello Ruby by Linda Liukas Gets Kids Excited About Programming
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19
Kiddie Coding Kits
Kiddie Coding Kits
Bitsbox Teaches Kids Coding Through Monthly Subscriptions
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18
Educational Robot Toys
Educational Robot Toys
Codie Takes a Simple Gaming Approach to Teaching Coding to Children
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17
Creativity-Inducing Kits
Creativity-Inducing Kits
'Curiosity Boxes' Aim to Enhance Children's Imaginations & Curiosities
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16
Playful Programming Games
Playful Programming Games
Code Kingdom Teaches Coding for Children Through Play
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15
Creativity-Boosting Card Games
Creativity-Boosting Card Games
This Educational Game Teaches Kids to Think Like Designers
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14
Interactive Architectural Toys
Interactive Architectural Toys
'Lux' Connecting Toys are Used to Build and Create Design Concepts
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13
Educational Craft Subscriptions
Educational Craft Subscriptions
Green Kid Crafts' Activity Boxes Gift Smarts & Sustainability
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12
App-Connected Educational Toys
App-Connected Educational Toys
This Interactive Toy is Designed to Introduce Kids to Technology
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11
Connected Home Kits
Connected Home Kits
The Smart Home Kit From LittleBits Doesn't Require Knowledge of Coding
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10
Astronomic Cutting Boards
Astronomic Cutting Boards
This Solar System Chopping Board Teaches You Science While You Slice
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9
Child Coding Playsets
Child Coding Playsets
Cubetto Introduces Programming Basics to Kids with a Robot
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8
Educational Board Games
Educational Board Games
The Hubo Cubo Offers Learning Opportunities in a Sustainable Package
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7
Smart Dinosaur Toys
Smart Dinosaur Toys
The CogniToys Dino Talking Toy Learns and Grows Alongside a Child
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6
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
This DIY Halloween Pumpkin Kit Lights Up with Sound
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5
Planetary Glass Sets
Planetary Glass Sets
These Solar System Cups are Functional and Educational
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4
Cardboard Kids' Desks
Cardboard Kids' Desks
Flatpacked Furnishings Teach Youngsters the Process and Logic of Assembly
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3
Preschooler Programming Toys
Preschooler Programming Toys
The Primo Play Set Teaches Coding Before Reading
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2
Amazing Engineering Toys
Amazing Engineering Toys
This Building Toy Allows Kids to Create their Own Water Recycling System
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1
Age-Adapting Bicycles
Age-Adapting Bicycles
The 'Infento' is the First Convertible Bike That Transforms into 18 Rides
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