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70 Educational Toy Gift Ideas

From No-Tech Coding Toys to Educational Transgender Toys

— December 22, 2017 — Eco
This holiday season, educational toy gift ideas can range from products that teach young children basic coding skills, to those that teach and emphasize the importance of social and personal development.

With programming being an increasingly important skill to master, parents can start their kids young by gifting them items such as the 'Let's Go Code! Activity Set.' This set consists of several foam mats and coding cards, which work together to give young children tactile experience with coding fundamentals.

Sam by Gender Creative Kids Canada is an educational toy that has a Russian doll design. The toy opens up to reveal the transitions, both physical and mental, that Sam experienced throughout his life in realizing that his assigned gender did not match his gender identity. In the end, the educational toy shows Sam as being satisfied with who he is as a trans man. This gift would be an excellent choice for parents of children who are going through similar experiences with their gender identities.
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3D-Printed Robot Toys
3D-Printed Robot Toys
Interactive Robogami from CSAIL Lets Users Mix and Match Components
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Hand-Controlled Coding Kits
Hand-Controlled Coding Kits
Kano's Motion Sensor Kit Creates Gesture-Based Games and More
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Roller Coaster Construction Toys
Roller Coaster Construction Toys
K'NEX Thrill Rides Lunar Launch Roller Coaster Builds a Toy Ride
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Children's Biology Kit Games
Children's Biology Kit Games
The Cytosis Board Game Takes Place Inside a Single Cell
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Language-Teaching Tile Games
Language-Teaching Tile Games
'Chineasy Tiles' Encourage People to Learn Chinese Through Gameplay
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Bilingual Intergalactic Board Games
Bilingual Intergalactic Board Games
Star Trek Klingon Monopoly Can be Played in English or Klingon
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Cognitive Toy Kits
Cognitive Toy Kits
bots_alive Turns Remote-Controlled Toys into AI Robot Creatures
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Emotive Coding Robots
Emotive Coding Robots
WowWee's 'COJI' Teaches Kids Basic Programming with Emojis
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Modular Activity Toys
Modular Activity Toys
MURO's Customizable Design Engages Kids of All Ages in Play
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Conductive Dough Toys
Conductive Dough Toys
Dough Universe's 'Electro Dough' for Kids Teaches STEAM Principles
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Inspiring Electricity Toys
Inspiring Electricity Toys
QMod Energy Challenges Children to Learn Hands-On Science
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Light-Up Drawing Toys
Light-Up Drawing Toys
'Dessineo Learn to Draw' is a Drawing Toy for Kids That Teaches & Inspires
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Educational Entertainment Child Laptops
Educational Entertainment Child Laptops
The Tanoshi 2-in-1 Computer for Kids is Intuitive to Use
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Coincidental Discovery Toys
Coincidental Discovery Toys
Sony's 'toio' Lets Kids Build and Play with Robotics
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Kitchen Chemistry Sets
Kitchen Chemistry Sets
This Kitchen Toy Playset from John Adams Encourages Safe Discoveries
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LEGO-Compatible Coding Blocks
LEGO-Compatible Coding Blocks
'Algobrix' is a Railroad-Building Kid-Friendly Coding Game
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Playful Mealtime Trays
Playful Mealtime Trays
'PlayTray' is a Food Tray for Kids That Doubles as a Toy
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Autonomous Toy Cars
Autonomous Toy Cars
This Raspberry Pi DIY Toy Car Kit Teaches Programming and Robotics
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Gentle Toy Robots
Gentle Toy Robots
Gomer is an Open Source Toy Robot with a Soft Touch
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Eco Egg-Dyeing Kits
Eco Egg-Dyeing Kits
The Eco-Eggs Carton Teaches Kids to Dye Eggs Naturally
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Western-Themed Figurines
Western-Themed Figurines
The Westworld Characters are Now Available as Funko Pop Vinyl Figures
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Digital Touchscreen Drum Kits
Digital Touchscreen Drum Kits
The ACPD Drum Kits & Game Help Users Learn to Play and More
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Girl Scout Dolls
Girl Scout Dolls
Lottie Doll is Introducing an Official Girl Scouts Brownie Doll
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Collectible Sci-Fi Film Toys
Collectible Sci-Fi Film Toys
The Funky Pint Size Heroes Science Fiction Mini Figures are Geeky
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Sensory Activation Playsets
Sensory Activation Playsets
This Educational Toy Set Teaches Science Through the Five Senses
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Children's LEGO Coding Sets
Children's LEGO Coding Sets
LEGO Announced Its Newest LEGO BOOST Set at CES 2017
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Programmable Combat Robot Toys
Programmable Combat Robot Toys
The Vorpal Combat Hexapod is a Low-Cost Robot to Learn STEM
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Flow Programming Blocks
Flow Programming Blocks
The Makeblock 'Neuron' Coding Blocks Enable a Variety of Different Uses
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Multifunctional Maker Blocks
Multifunctional Maker Blocks
The 'Plezmo' Build Blocks Teach Coding and Enable Creativity
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Educational Electronic Block Toys
Educational Electronic Block Toys
The 'HoneyComb' Electronic Toy Blocks are Simple to Use
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Pony-Themed Construction Toys
Pony-Themed Construction Toys
Hasbro is Introducing TINKERTOY My Little Pony Toys for Kids
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Conversation-Starting Board Games
Conversation-Starting Board Games
The 'Personalitree' Conversation Game Gets Participants Chatting
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Interactive Education Speakers
Interactive Education Speakers
The 'Yoto' Speaker Allows Children to Play and Learn
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Augmented Reality Globes
Augmented Reality Globes
'Orboot' is a Map Globe That Teaches Kids About Countries and Cultures
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Collectible Retro Cartoon Toys
Collectible Retro Cartoon Toys
The New Funko Disney Mystery Minis Celebrate Classic Programming
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Miniature Robotic Ball Toys
Miniature Robotic Ball Toys
The Sphero Mini Lets Kids Get Started with Programming
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Cartoon Programming Toys
Cartoon Programming Toys
This Minion Coding Toy Flatulates on Command
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Interactive Construction STEM Toys
Interactive Construction STEM Toys
The New CogniToys 'STEMosaur' Allows Access to Internal Parts
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Kid-Friendly Robot Kits
Kid-Friendly Robot Kits
'IronBot Chap' is a DIY Robotics Kit for Kids That Offers STEM Education
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Educational STEM Robot Toys
Educational STEM Robot Toys
The 'ROBOPAL' Teaches Kids About Programming in an Entertaining Way
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Entry-Level STEM Robots
Entry-Level STEM Robots
The 'Codey Rocky' Robot Teaches Kids About Coding and AI
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Letter-Shaped Toy Blocks
Letter-Shaped Toy Blocks
Alphabuild Blocks are Unrestricted Magnetic Learning Toys
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Wireless Programming Toys
Wireless Programming Toys
The Cubroid Coding Blocks Teach Through Building and Play
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Theme Park Engineer Games
Theme Park Engineer Games
The ThinkFun Roller Coaster Challenge Logic Game is Educational
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Tangible Programming Toys
Tangible Programming Toys
The 'PETS' Programming Learning Kit Gets Kids Started with Tech
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Faux Tech Art Tools
Faux Tech Art Tools
Land of Nod's Personal Laptop Chalkboard is a Clever Children's Accessory
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Educational Transgender Toys
Educational Transgender Toys
Gender Creative Kids Canada is Launching a Toy About Gender Identity
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Programmable Dancing Dolls
Programmable Dancing Dolls
The Hasbro Dance Code Belle Character Toy Teaches Rudimentary Code
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Programmable Education Robots
Programmable Education Robots
The Cue CleverBot Lets Kids Learn, Program and Play
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Strategic Maze Navigation Games
Strategic Maze Navigation Games
The 'Mazing' Board Game Has Players Battle to Reach Home Base
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Upcycled Block Stacking Games
Upcycled Block Stacking Games
'Jenga Ocean' Features Blocks Made from Recycled Fishing Nets
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Plug-and-Play Robot Toys
Plug-and-Play Robot Toys
The 'Mabot' Robotic Toy Lets Kids Create with Their Imagination
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Animated Lamp Engineering Kits
Animated Lamp Engineering Kits
The Jubilite Lets Kids Explore Their Creative Sides
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Language-Teaching Robots
Language-Teaching Robots
The EMYS Interactive Robots Help Your Child Learn a Foreign Language
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AR Coding Robots
AR Coding Robots
Pai Technology's 'PaiGO' is a Bot That Teaches Programming for Children
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Code-Teaching Computer Puzzles
Code-Teaching Computer Puzzles
The 'Turing Tumble' Mechanical Puzzle Teaches the Basics of Coding
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Kid-Friendly Coding Tools
Kid-Friendly Coding Tools
The Pixel Kit is a Colorful Computer of Lights
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Child-Friendly Smartwatches
Child-Friendly Smartwatches
The Pomo Waffle Helps You Keep an Eye on Your Kids
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Playful Educational Robots
Playful Educational Robots
The 'KUBO' Education Robot Teaches a Number of Different Skills
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Opulent Sci-Fi Chess Sets
Opulent Sci-Fi Chess Sets
The S.T. Dupont Star Wars Chess Set Has a $128,000 Price Tag
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App-Enabled Children's Toys
App-Enabled Children's Toys
Sphero: SPRK Edition is Teaching Kids of All Ages to Code
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STEM Playground Toys
STEM Playground Toys
Learning Resources' Building Playset Focuses on Engineering and Design
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Children's Stationary Bike Toys
Children's Stationary Bike Toys
Fisher-Price's Think & Learn Smart Cycle Helps Kids Stay Active
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Educational VR Map Toys
Educational VR Map Toys
The 'WorldMapPortal' Mixed Reality Map Makes Use of VR Viewers
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No-Tech Coding Toys
No-Tech Coding Toys
The 'Let's Go Code! Activity Set' for Kids Teaches Programming Without Tech
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STEM Toy Subscriptions
STEM Toy Subscriptions
The Amazon STEM Club Sends Kids Educational Toys Every Month
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Underwater Exploration Toys
Underwater Exploration Toys
The GeoSafari Jr. Subscope Lets Kids Uncover Underwater Worlds
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Programmable Fidget Spinners
Programmable Fidget Spinners
The 'Air-Scribe' Fidget Spinner Toys Feature a Built-in Display
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