Educational Toys for Children | Christmas Gift Guide

Remember leaving out a glass of milk and a carrot for Santa and Rudolph? Getting SO excited to put up all your Christmas decorations and counting all the presents under the tree? Christmas is definitely the most magical time of the year, and especially for the children in our families. As well as treating them to their favourite action figure or video game, we’ve put together a guide of the most educational toys at The Hut, perfect for Christmas.
image of wee gallery educational blocks

#1 Best educational books for children

Bookspeed Little People Big Dreams books are designed to educate little minds on topical subjects like gender and racial equality. With a range of subjects from Bold Women in Black History, to dedicated books on Audrey Hepburn, Martin Luther King Jr and many more inspirational people, all known for their outstanding achievements.

#2 Best educational toys for children under five

@weegallery Baby looking at animal cards


Designed to entertain and educate, Wee Gallery’s collection of educational toys, books and art cards takes each stage of development into account. Learning from their own experience as parents and research into child development, founders of the brand found that newborns are drawn to simple and repeating geometric shapes in black and white. At around six months children begin to recognise animal forms, this inspired the designs which feature dinosaurs, woodland creatures and many more.

#3 Best educational toys for sensory play

@bloomingvillemini smoothie toy

image of wooden block toys from @bloomingvillemini

Sensory play is very important in young children’s development. Helping them to build nerve connections to the brain, and support with cognitive growth, problem solving skills, social development and language skills. Sensory play focuses on activities that are going to stimulate children’s senses, and the toys on offer from Bloomingville do just that. With bright colours, interesting textures and encouraging movement and balance while they play, each educational toy will entertain and teach them essential skills.

#4 Best toys for creativity

Girl playing with star wars LEGO

Number four in our list of educational toys is an iconic brand, and one for both you and your child to enjoy! The Hut’s range of LEGO sets are the perfect gift for your children this Christmas. Helping to develop creativity skills as well as their communication when building with others and describing their masterpiece! From Harry Potter to Star Wars and architecture to Disney, take your pick.

#5 Best educational gift for early development

Teaching your toddler how to count numbers and learn the alphabet is a fundamental part of their development. So, to make learning your abc’s more fun, Design Letters message boards help children to visualise letters and numbers and spell out words. The letters shouldn’t be used by infants and small children, and an adult should supervise at all times.



Ciara Martin

Ciara Martin

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