Amazon has spoken! The mega online retailer has reviewed thousands of toys and games chosen the best-of-the-best for their Holiday Toy List 2016, including eight award-winning selections from Educational Insights!
Make your holiday shopping as easy as point and click with these perfect presents for the little ones on your list:
The perfect first board game – fun for the whole family! Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, and place it into your log. Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns and you win! You could also spin “pick an acorn,” “steal an acorn,” or “lose an acorn,” so be strategic, little squirrel! For ages 3+.
For the creative kiddos on your list… Kids power up their imaginations and build coordination and creative thinking skills as they drill chunky, child-sized components into a sturdy activity board. Children love following the colorful activity cards to create pictures and patterns—from trains and boats to flowers and fish or creating their very own designs. Just snap any one of the drill bits into the power drill or the screwdriver handle, grab a handful of bolts, and turn on the fun! Ages 3+.
Instill a life-long love of science with this year’s holiday gift! My First Microscope allows kids to see a magnified hidden world with ease! This fully functional microscope is a real working science tool with two extra-large eyepieces and a chunky, kid-sized focusing knob. A bright LED with easy push-button action lights up details for even more discoveries. Ages 3+.
Kids who love story time will love Once Upon a Craft! Make story time even sweeter with The Gingerbread Man! Read the story together; then bring it to life by decorating a foam gingerbread man, coloring seven story-based finger puppets, and putting on your very own show! Ages 4+.
Order up! It’s a busy day at the diner, so don’t dilly-dally. Help your customers get just what they ordered by racing the other servers to the grill, relay style, and piling up pancakes in precisely the right order in this stack ‘em high, serve ‘em up, relay race game great for the active kids on your list! Ages 4+
Curious kids will roar into scientific exploration with this sturdy, 6-piece, animal-themed science set. Fun animal-shaped scientific tools introduce preschoolers to the wild side of science, and 10 hands-on activity cards offer fun, simple ‘experiment’ ideas using ingredients found in your kitchen or backyard! Ages 3+
Brilliance blossoms with this cute and colorful design studio! Girls love the action and sound of the kid-friendly power drill as they arrange and drill the designer plates and bolts into gorgeous, garden-worthy patterns and designs. When it’s time to pack up the fun, everything fits neatly into the fold-up board for no-mess creativity – and learning – on the go! Ages 3+.
Shopping for a kiddo with a sneaky streak? Kids can observe nature (and neighbors!) from their sneaky secret hideouts, peeking over a rock or around a tree, undetected, with the Sneak and Peek Periscope! Scoping in the dark? Flip on the LED light to spy on nocturnal animals in your backyard! This periscope features a wide viewing area, easy-grip handles, and soft goggles with a comfy nose placement guide to guarantee successful viewing, day or night. Ages 3+.
You’ll also find the following gifts on Amazon.com, sure to surprise and delight:
Discover amazing, up-close lunar exploration with GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope! Little ones can explore the moon with this focus-free telescope, built specifically for little hands and growing minds. Perfect for STEM learning. The 10x magnification provides fantastic views of the moon, while keeping the field of vision wide, which is essential for young children’s understanding of magnified views. Ages 4+.
Power up their imaginations! Bright kids build coordination and creative thinking skills as they drill colorful, child-size bolts into a beautiful activity board to create their own custom, glow-in-the-dark creations! With Sound Activation Mode, the lights respond to music and voice! Just insert one of the translucent, charm-shaped bolts into the board, use the working, kid-friendly power drill to drill it in, and watch as colorful creations glow from the inside! Perfect for STEM learning and hours of light-up fun. For ages 3+.
The little engineers on your list can build their very own vehicles simply by snapping pieces together! Then, they can use the motorized mini-drill to add colorful bolts. Finally, it’s time to add artistic flair and customize their creation with colorful stickers, and zoom into creative, kid-powered, STEM play! Ages 3+.
Part dino, part construction vehicle, Dino Construction Company is a monster mash-up like no other! These behemoth brutes can build and bash anything, anywhere, on carpet, sand, even snow! With moving parts and dino-tread tracks, there’s nothing too tough for this crew! Ages 3+.
Surprise the science lover on your list with cool chemistry experiments she can conduct in the kitchen! Perfect for STEM learning at home, junior chemists can safely explore simple scientific principles including extinguishing a flame with invisible gas; making their own bubbling “lava” in a bottle; causing chemicals to change color; and more. Includes 22-page activity journal packed with kitchen chemistry experiments. Ages 8+.
Don’t see the perfect gift for the little one on your list? Visit www.educationalinsights.com for our full selection of toys and games.