It’s that time of year again for kids to go back to school, and our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht showed Cityline some of the best toys that teach. There are all types of toys, from ones that inspire kids to toys that teach kids difficult or challenging subjects that they’re learning in school. These types of products make learning a lot more fun, so click the photo above or see our full list below!

skysprinterSky Sprinter Roller Coaster Building Set (K’NEX)

  • KNEX’s tallest Roller Coaster ever!
  • Build with 797 K’NEX pieces including classic rods, classic connectors, and track!
  • Use the included blaster motor to shoot the red coaster car to a height of 7 feet!
  • Then watch it wind it’s way down the track to complete it’s journey! For more fun, download instructions for an exclusive 2nd coaster. Models can be built one at a time. Requires 3 “C” batteries (not included). Rods and connectors Made in the USA.
  • Ages 9+.
  • MSRP: $129.99

Folkmanis.SeaSerpentShow & Tell Storytime Fantasy Puppets (Folkmanis)

  • Fantasy play just got more entertaining with new puppets from Folkmanis.
  • Fierce and bold, the Winged Dragon reptile is a handful of fun! Kids can create their own fairytales animating the mouth and wings of this magical beast.
  • The Sea Serpent puppet is an enchanting creature that features scaly-looking, midnight blue skin with feathery, three-humped spine highlighted with bright blue accents on his movable head and tail.
  • The Dragon in Turret is the latest pop-up. This king of this castle is a lively baby dragon with colorful metallic accents.
  • Encourages imaginative and creative thinking.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $27.99 – $35.99

KidDesigns.AgeofUltronEarbudsiHome Avengers: Age of Ultron Earbud Headphones (KidDesigns)

  • Delivers sound directly into kids’ ears! Ear cusions in three sizes help ensure comfortable use.
  • Sound-isolating technology helps block out background noise for a more focused listening experience.
  • In-line volume control with a built-in microphone lets you adjust sound levels and enjoy hands-free calls.
  • The 6’ cord provides ample room for movement.
  • Ages:
  • MSRP: $14.99

EducationalInsights.GeoSafariLabCrewJungleSetGeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set (Educational Insights)

  • 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!
  • Perfect for STEM learning.
  • Supports early math skills and understanding of measurement.
  • Activities provide hands-on experience with physical science, the senses, and more!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $48.49

LaserPegs.SuperCopterSuper Copter (Laser Pegs)

  • 30-in-1 Super Copter includes multiple models that can be built up!
  • When kids ae ready to take it to the next level, they can light up their creations.
  • Tons of play value with the multiple builds.
  • Includes a new, sound-activated Power Base.
  • Includes new Laser Pegs tinted bricks.
  • Teaches STEM concepts, logic, and problem-solving.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $99.99

pTRU1-20817723_alternate2_dtDoc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center (Just Play)

  • Kids can pretend to take care of their beloved pet friends and animals, just like Doc McStuffins from the top-rated Disney Junior series.
  • Future veterinarians will love exploring all the Checkup Center’s features and accessories, including Doc’s pet friends Findo, who is ready for his checkup!
  • Kids can slide in multiple x-rays to activate lights and sounds, use the scale to weigh animals with a removable basket, and give them a bath with a pretend water sprayer.
  • The Pet Vet Checkup Center is also equipped with an electronic stethoscope, kid-powered EKG, otoscope, brush, and a bandage sticker dispenser to fix boo boos.
  • The patients can get a special treat after their checkup from the pet treat dispenser!
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $79.99

yummy nummiesYummy Nummies (Blip Toys)

  • Yummy Nummies are candy, snack, and meal making sets that come with everything kids need to create no-bake, realistic-tasting mini foods!
  • Magically fun and delicious, Yummy Nummies intrigue little taste buds with an involved and educational activity that requires no oven or stove.
  • The results are adorable little foods that look and taste just like the real thing – a hamburger tastes like a real tiny hamburger, and the cupcakes smell freshly baked!
  • Made with only food ingredients from the USA, Yummy Nummies are a tasty and fun way for little chefs to explore and learn in the kitchen!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $7.99-$15.99

Crayola.CrayonCarverCrayon Carver (Crayola)

  • Engrave cool messages and designs into your crayons and make your mark!
  • The Crayola Crayon Carver lets you make art out of your favorite art tools.
  • Send colorful, custom-carved crayon notes to friends and family.
  • Easy, safe, and fun, this set includes 40 Tracing Tiles and 8 Crayola Crayons.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $29.99

EducationalInsights.AquascopeNancy B’s Science Club AquaScope and Underwater Wonders Activity Journal (Educational Insights)

  • Telescoping underwater viewer with 5x magnification.
  • Kids can see underwater without getting wet!
  • Built-in LED flashlight and thermometer strip lights up a subject and allows kids to gauge and documents the water temperature.
  • This underwater telescope for kids also comes with an activity journal packed with fun science experiments.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99

REV_Image1REV: Robotic Enhanced Vehicles (Wow Wee)

  • No special surface, mat or (assembled) track is required, open play on any indoor hard surface!
  • An intense Battle, Race and Chase game- one person can play against the REV drone…or two players against each other!
  • So, play by yourself or with a friend!
  • REV set Includes 2 fast, detailed APP-Enabled REV Vehicles
  • REV Smart Ramp sold separately (ramp not only adds jumps and excitement but “health” features during gameplay)
  • AA Battery Powered, but rechargeable REV battery packs sold separately (online)
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99


About the author

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik was the Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book from 2020-2022. She was also a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider.