Ultimate List of Learning Gifts for Kids of All Ages

For this HUGE list of gifts, I looked for the best learning toys and engaging learning games with an initial wow factor and longevity.

When a celebration rolls around that requires a gift, I feel a mix of emotions.

I want the gift to be exciting for the little one receiving it… but I also want it to get used. It can be tricky to find a toy or game that does both.

Buying gifts for kids is hard.

I’ve included links to the recommended products where it was possible. Those links are Amazon affiliate links, meaning I will receive compensation when you purchase from them. Thanks!

Best Learning toys and learning games for kids of all ages

16 Best Learning Toys and Learning Games for Babies and Toddlers.

These toys and games are great for infants, 1-year-olds, and 2-year-olds.

A treasure basket is excellent for a gift that can be changed and enjoyed for months to come.

24 Best Learning Toys and Games for Preschool-Age Kids

This list of the best learning toys is great for kids three years old, four years old, and five years old.

For a gift that can be changed and adapted, a water or sand table to use for sensory bins.

Anything related to their current interests (Check out our Minecraft Gifts.)

 14 Educational Toys and Games for Kids Ages 6-10.

Keep the fun learning gifts going for the older kids. These gifts are great for elementary age kids.

A local class or things to learn a new skill like this jewelry-making kit or basic supplies make a great gift.

13 Educational Toys and Games for Kids Ages 10-14.

Some games have versions to grow with, Ticket To Ride is one of those. You can start with the Ticket to Ride First Journey and grow into Rails and Sails.

If there is an educational toy or game that your family loves… add it in the comments! 

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  1. I’m an art teacher. My personal favorite for the older children is ZOMETOOL and I am honestly surprised that it is absent.

  2. Spot It is a great card game. There are different sets, like a Jr edition, and there are 5 different ways to play with one set of cards.

  3. Not sure where you would like to post this gift idea but, I do believe it is worth mentioning. It’s for the entire family really – and great variety of options on Amazon – search for “Family Conversation Starter cards”! My teenagers loved them and they are a great way for the family to connect !

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