When the kids are out of school, they will need some mindful activities that provide beneficial learning. Here are some toys that will keep help them get smarter over the summer and give them an advantage when they return to school in the fall.

Melissa & Doug See & Spell Learning Toy (Developmental Toys, Wooden Case, Develops Vocabulary and Spelling Skills, 50+ Wooden Pieces)

This set develops sight-reading vocabulary, spelling, and fine-motor skills. It’s an easy and exciting toy that multiple children can play with at once, helping them develop important social skills

I’ve played this at teacher time with 1st graders and it is SUPER fun for the kids. It absolutely causes kids to memorize sight words. Sight words Splat card game for grades K – 1 renders practice for 75 sight words and there are multiple decks with different words!

Learning Resources Make a Splash 120 Mat Floor Game, Addition/Subtraction, 136 Pieces

Learn number concepts through 120. Practice addition and subtraction using number patterns on a grid. Includes 120 mat and 3 inflatable cubes. Features 64 frames, 64 markers, and 4 t-shaped frames that highlight ten more/less and one more/less.

Shifu Plugo Count – Math Games- Educational STEM Toy for Boys & Girls Ages 4 to 10 Years (iPad / iPhone Required)

Interactive Talking World Map for Kids Push, Learn and Discover Over 1000 Facts About Our World Interactive Learning Toy

Learn facts about 92 different Countries, including population, languages, flags and famous landmarks. Has over 1000 facts about the world and you can test your learning by switching to quiz mode.

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