There's a vast selection of learning toys for kids available today for kids of all ages. Toys that cater to babies as young as one month old up to kids in their early teens.
There are toys that play music and make silly sounds that amuse tiny tots. Toys for older children that stimulate their desire to learn and that teach them the basic principles of reading writing and math. Then there are interactive toys for older kids that can be connected to the TV or a computer so that the kids can have fun while you can monitor their learning skills. And so the list goes on …
So with such an amazing amount of toy's for kids on the market where do you start looking to buy a toy? Well the answer is simple- with the three top manufacturers of kids learning toys. Here are some details about them and their products.
Fisher-Price has been around since 1930 creating toys that are designed to stimulate children's imagination. Fisher-Price make a large range of toys for kids including GeoTrax, Imaginext, Little People, Laugh and Learn, Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas and Friends, Elmo, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Sesame Street, Smart Cycle, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Toy Story.
VTech has been developing and making toys for kids since 1976. VTech's learning range includes toys for babies, infants, toddlers, and preschool and grade school kids. Products include the Bugsby Reading System and Software, and the award-winningV.Smile TV Learning System.
Leapfrog is another leading designer of toys and games for kids of all ages. They have developed the LeapFrog Learning Path that lets you the parent monitor how much time your child is spending in playing with a learning toy, what they are actually learning and what level of skill they are at. Leapfrog's Toys for kids include, Leapster, TAG, TAG Jr., DIDJ, Zippity, My First Leap pad, Learn and Groove and my Puppy Pal.
All the above makers of learning toys for kids make their toys so that they match their kid's age group as well as their learning abilities. So it is very important that before you buy any toy, you check if it's suitable for your kid's age and level of learning skill, (The best place to find this information is on the makers website), otherwise you could end up wasting your money on a learning toy that could either cause frustration to your kid, because the toys content is way too difficult, or boredom because the content provides no challenge.