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Hours of fun: Educational toys for toddlers and kids

ByTiffany ReyesJanuary 31, 2023
asian toddler playing with wooden toys
Wood is in and we’re not wondering why. Wooden toys are best for tactile play, and give the child a better experience.
While many options are available in the market, you must ensure you’re giving toys that are safe, of high quality, and durable. Check out our picks from Anko, a trusted Australian brand when it comes to wooden toys and other playthings for children of all ages.
Here’s our top recommendations:
For your toddler (1 to 2 years)
Give those pudgy hands something to play with– these wooden vehicle toys are ready for throwing! For your car-crazed kid, Anko has wooden vehicles like fire truck, bulldozer, police car, and a school bus.
Meanwhile, these wooden educational toys complement the Montessori lifestyle. Enhance your baby’s analytical skills with the Anko Wooden Stacking rings and Wooden Rainbow. These toys are perfect tools to introduce colors to your toddler, while they play.
More options for your growing child (2 to 3 years)
Raise little musicians with Anko Maracas, a top quality musical instrument for your budding artist, or spur curiosity with this cute wooden magnifying glass.
At this age, kids are also extra eager to learn about the world around them. Introduce farm animals through these wooden toys. Teach animal sounds and make fun conversations for a longer playtime bonding.
The best pretend play (3 years and up)
Tea parties? Anko has a 6-piece wooden kettle set that will surely delight girls and boys! If your little kid loves to play pretend store or restaurant games, check out this 18-piece wooden ice cream shop, coffee shop, basket, or this supermarket set that has plenty of accessories for your little learner.
Dollhouses are also a staple at this age, so grab this 11-piece fold and go playset.
Children who love to portray certain jobs will enjoy this firefighter kit. Budding baristas will love this cute babychino kit while aspiring chefs will be excited with this sushi set or pots or pans.
Want to go bigger? This wooden market stall will be a favorite for years. It will be a great addition to your child’s play area, with its wooden crates, 30 pieces of wooden fruits and vegetables and other accessories.
For learning (3 years and up)
Dinosaur for days: this adventure bucket will excite your learners with this 60-piece playset. Be ready to google when your child asks for the dino names!
Enhance creativity and building skills with Anko Magnetic Blocks, a 24-piece playset that helps develop fine motor, sensory, and tactile skills.
Teach responsibility through play with Anko Magnetic Reward chart, which has 14 task stickers, 35 reward magnets and 1 wipeable marker.
School age kids will also benefit from playing Anko Learn to Spell, a tool that aims to sharpen your child’s memory and increase their attention span with 100 words to learn. This set includes 52 upper case alphabet tiled and 100 word cards.
Meanwhile, older children who are into geography will also enjoy this World Map puzzle.
Don’t forget to play these toys with your children, mama! The bonding will always be worth it.
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