How to Choose an Educational Toy

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As the holidays draw near, a child’s wish list often grows longer by the day.  How can parents be sure that the toys they choose for their children are not only safe and fun, but also have a learning component?

To help parents make smart toy choices for the holidays and throughout the year, the experts at Kiddie Academy have developed a new infographic with suggestions for choosing an educational toy. 

“Educational toys allow children to explore in their own style and at their own pace without a time limit or expected outcome.  Unlike a video game that requires a child to follow a specific path in order to play, educational toys such as dolls and train sets allow for creative play that supports physical, cognitive and emotional growth,” explains Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Education Richard Peterson. “In fact, numerous scientific studies have proven that play is important to a child’s healthy brain development.”

For more tips and free downloadable activities, parents can visit the Kiddie Academy Family blog at: