For kids, learning is more fun when you get to learn and it’s hands on. it’s not always about reading and reciting different facts. Hands on learning is always a lot of fun and this year National Geographic has some fantastic toys for the little learners on your list. They sent us a couple of their newest toys, that kids will absolutely love – and let’s face it – the kids inside of us love them too!
As a kid, I absolutely loved dinosaurs and it’s something that Goonie loves still today. But the toys we had were hard figurines that locked you into a certain type of play. National Geographic knows that not every kid wants a hard dinosaur toy but also wants one that is a bit updated. How can you update dinosaurs you may wonder? How about making the toy soft and make it interactive! No, the T-Rex isn’t exactly plush, but it is soft and squeezable. It doesn’t require batteries or charging, but you can put it on the included map and it will work with an app so you can actually observe it interacting with the world around it. This is an amazing blend of old style toys with new technology – and yes, the T-Rex is soft enough to cuddle with if you have a dino lover in the family.
Another childhood favorite is one of the oldest things they could possibly play with – rocks. I can’t think of a kid that hasn’t loved rocks at one point or another. And once they find out some have gems inside, it’s even more exciting. National Geographic has a great way to engage kids, even though it may get a bit messy – but that’s fun as well. You can get a Geode kit for your kids to break open and reveal 10 different crystals inside. The kit comes with safety goggles and a display stand for them to show off their finds, all you have to supply is a hammer to crack open the geodes. This kit is for a bit older of kids, but a lot of fun to do as an educational activity or one for the whole family to get involved with.
We love learning toys, especially when they focus on what kids are interested in. We know that these are going to be big hits this holiday season and even further into the year!
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