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Top 20 Educational Toy Trends in July

From Smart Alphabet Toys to Coding Character Barbies

— July 30, 2016 — Life-Stages
These July 2016 educational toys range from smart alphabet tools to coding character Barbies that reject stereotypical gender roles. In addition to products like a gaming developer Barbie that encourages girls to embrace career paths that can mostly be dominated by the opposite sex, other standouts include DIY coding t-shirts that can be customized by kids while teaching them about engineering basics.

Additional notables include classroom 3D printers and interactive toy blocks that are digitally connected to teach kids about structural fundamentals while simultaneously enhancing their overall play experience.

Other July 2016 educational toys include buildable space station modules that encourage hands-on play and strategic learning. Playmobil's 'Space Rocket with Launch Site' toy is a great example that introduces kids to space travel while encouraging creativity and customization.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Game Developer Dolls
Game Developer Dolls
Barbie is Releasing a Doll with a Game Developer Career
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19
Gamified Programming Apps
Gamified Programming Apps
Apple's 'Swift Playgrounds' Teaches Kids to Code Through Play
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18
Educational Electronics Kits
Educational Electronics Kits
Play Lab's Kits Encourage Children to Explore and Enjoy Electronics
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17
Kid-Friendly City Guides
Kid-Friendly City Guides
ZigZag's City Guide for Kids Comes in a Fun and Educational Kit
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16
Gamified Children's Coding Apps
Gamified Children's Coding Apps
The 'Little Engineer' is a Programming Game for Young
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15
Simplistic Building Blocks
Simplistic Building Blocks
Edo's Cardboard Blocks Give Children Limitless Creation Opportunities
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14
Interactive Toy Blocks
Interactive Toy Blocks
These Toys Aim to Help the Social Problems That Arise from Autism
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13
Classroom 3D Printers
Classroom 3D Printers
XYZprinting's 'da Vinci miniMaker' Printer for Kids is Designed for School
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12
Educational Children's T-Shirts
Educational Children's T-Shirts
This Circuit Board Helps Students Learn Electronics and Computing
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11
Programmable Robot Toys
Programmable Robot Toys
Marty is a Robot for Kids That Teaches Coding in a Fun Way
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10
Educational Space Station Toys
Educational Space Station Toys
The Playmobil Space Rocket with Launch Site Toy is Built by Kids
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9
DIY Robot Creatures
DIY Robot Creatures
UBTECH's Programmable Robotics Kit is Easy Enough for Kids to Use
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8
Smart Alphabet Toys
Smart Alphabet Toys
These Classic Wooden Letters Teach via iPad Apps
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7
Eco-Friendly Card Games
Eco-Friendly Card Games
'Go Eco' Teaches Players About Conserving the Environment
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6
Visual Programming Toys
Visual Programming Toys
The 'Photon' Toy Robot Makes Learning Code Fun and Interactive
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5
DIY Slingshot Toys
DIY Slingshot Toys
Pied Piper's Build-Your-Own Slingshot Kit Revives a Retro Pastime
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4
Classic Artwork Action Figures
Classic Artwork Action Figures
The Vitruvian Man Action Figure Brings a Classic Image to Life
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3
Architectural Nesting Blocks
Architectural Nesting Blocks
These Nesting Toys are Based on the Russian Matryoshka
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2
Tangible Coding Toys
Tangible Coding Toys
Google's 'Project Bloks' Uses Toys to Teach Kids How to Code
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1
Intuitive Dinosaur Toys
Intuitive Dinosaur Toys
The CogniToys Dino Combines Fun and Learning in a High-Tech Way
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