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Teaching Toys for Tots

FreeDigitalPhotos/MarginAs technology advances, teaching toddlers gets more engaging, hands-on and involved. What we learned with an old-fashioned pencil and paper, our children are learning on computers. While kids beginning elementary school often come to mind when we think of educational technology for children, toys for even the youngest munchkins have caught up with the 21st century. Check out some of the highest-rated techy toys for babies and tots:

 

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Letters Mailbox

For babies 6-36 months

Price: $30

Highlights:

  • The mailbox’s flag uses songs and phrases to help babies learn opposites.
  • The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Letters Mailbox features more than 20 songs for your baby to sing along to.
  • Let’s face it- the goofy mailbox calendar is just plain cute. Who can resist that grin?

 

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Boppin’ Activity Bugs

For babies 6 months+

Price: $15

Highlights:

  • Babies push, slide and turn the toy’s brightly colored bugs to learn basic motor skills.
  • The different bugs keep little fingers busy and different noises keep little ears engaged.
  • The varied textures help babies differentiate bugs and motions, making movement learning a breeze.

 

Letter Factory Phonics

For ages:2+

Price: $20

Highlights:

  • The Letter Factory Phonics teaches sounds and letters through songs to build early literary skills.
  • It’s both portable and durable, ideal for toddlers on the go.
  • It’s sounds are repetitive enough to teach tots, but not so repetitious that the songs get stuck in your head for hours.

 

LeapFrog My Own Leaptop

For ages 2+

Price: $25

Highlights:

  • This imitation computer teaches the alphabet, music, animals and computer literacy through the laptop-like model.
  • It connects to the internet and comes with eight different email messages that can be personalized.
  • Make your child a custom playlist by downloading songs of your choice to the LeapFrog Leaptop.

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