Educational Toys to Support At-Home Learning This School Year

Educational Toys to Support At-Home Learning This School Year

This fall semester is unlike any experienced in recent history, with some students learning at home, and teachers facing new challenges to keep students engaged.

For this reason, many parents are looking for extra support at home. Luckily, there are fun ways to infuse more learning into daytime schedules. Here are three learning toys which can keep kids engaged:

• Build the Fundamentals: Help lay the foundation for academic achievement while getting kids ages 2-7 excited about learning with the . Touch-and-talk activities such as games, puzzles and creative challenges enhance learning to help kids build math, reading, problem-solving skills and more. The easy-to-hold stylus is comfortable for kids of all ages and promotes proper writing grip. And because the activities build on one another, this is not just a toy, but a learning system that can grow with your child. The expansive LeapStart library of books (sold separately) covers a variety of preschool through first grade subjects with more than 30 activities in every book.

• Explore the World: Young explorers can travel the world and see everything in it with the Magic Adventures Globe. Using the stylus, children can tap on the interactive learning globe and experience new places, languages, cultures, animals, geography, habitats and more through high-quality BBC videos. Featuring an integrated video screen, animations and live-action videos can supplement the school curriculum to provide a deeper understanding of the world. Three built-in interactive games further encourage kids to grow their geographical and cultural knowledge.

• Spark a Love of Literacy: Spark a love of reading and writing with the LeapReader Reading and Writing System, a tool which sounds out words, guides letter strokes and builds comprehension. LeapReader is also available with an accompanying book set that features interactive pages, lively character voices and activities that help boost reading confidence by introducing vowel sounds, sight words, word blending, spelling skills and more. Young readers can continue their learning journey with additional books advancing through four reading levels.

These learn-at-home toys are available on Amazon. For more information and school year ideas, visit www.leapfrog.com.

With educational toys that boost skills and spark a love of learning, families can embrace the school year with confidence. (StatePoint)

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