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14 Great Educational Baby Toys

  • Jon Whittle

    A Better Block

    Boikido's Musical Blocks go beyond the basics with cleverly placed rattles, bells and beads. ($15; Boikido Wooden Musical Building Blocks - 12 Pieces)

    Super-Fun Games for Babies

  • Lamaze

    Stick 'Em Up

    Magnets hold the Lamaze Totem Stackers together while crinkles and rattles hold baby's attention. ($18; Lamaze Totem Pole Stackers Developmental Toy)

  • Fisher-Price

    Top Chef

    For your budding Gordon Ramsay, we give five stars to Fisher-Price's jingly and shiny Brilliant Basics Stack and Nest Pots and Pans. ($8; Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stack & Nest Pots & Pans)

  • Ikea

    What a Steal

    Work those baby muscles (and boost his hand-eye coordination) with the Leka baby gym — one of the cutest and cheapest on the market. ($25; Ikea stores)

  • Glueckskaefer

    Balancing Act

    Before he graduates to Angry Birds, mesmerize him with this Birds Stacking Tower by Glueckskaefer. ($37; Birds Stacking Tower)

  • Jon Whittle

    We Love Robots

    You can check circle, triangle and rectangle off baby's “to-learn” list thanks to P'kolino's three-piece robot puzzle. ($10; P'kolino Beginner Shape 3 Piece Puzzle - Robots)

  • Laura Doss

    Learning Letters Mailbox

    Special delivery! Your baby will have a blast dropping envelopes through the slot of this musical mailbox. (6m+, $23.99, Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Letters Mailbox)

  • Laura Doss

    My First Color Puzzle

    These pieces by Infantino are perfect for small hands. Spin the wheels to see how mixing two shades creates another. (12m+, $11.99, Infantino Colors and Shapes Puzzle)

  • Laura Doss

    Pull-Along Caterpillar

    Help your new walker get a move on. This friendly caterpillar will wiggle behind your little one every step of the way. ($18, Plan Toys Preschool Series Pull-Along Caterpillar)

  • Laura Doss

    Shake N' Stack Instruments

    Unstack the rings to find a maraca and tambourine so your baby can boogie with this Little First Act Discovery toy. (6m+, $34.95,

  • Laura Doss

    Stack, Roll, and Crawl Ball

    Watch this Lamaze stacker shake, rattle, and roll. Then give it a push and your explorer will chase after it. (9m+, $14.88, Lamaze Stack, Roll and Crawl Ball)


    Baby Einstein Around The World Play Gym

    The entire world at your baby’s fingertips! Each of the five sections of the mat introduces your little one to a different region of the world. A light up globe also plays music, and additional toys are available to add on. (Newborns and up, $47.54; Baby Einstein Around The World Play Gym)

  • Laura Doss

    Stack N Smile Photo Blocks
    Fill each cube with snapshots of family and friends to help your baby learn to recognize faces. (Newborns and up, $14.95 for a set of four, Stack n Smile Photo Blocks Stacking Toy)


    Learn to Dress Monkey

    Your tot can practice dressing and undressing with this huggably soft primate pal from Alex Toys. (18m+, $23.34; Alex Toys Learn to Dress Monkey)