Updated July 26, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Educational Games For Toddlers

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in July of 2019. Toddlers minds grow at a rapid pace, so you need their toys to keep up and help them develop fine motor skills, counting abilities, language aptitude, and more. That's where these educational games come in. They're enough fun to keep easily-distracted youngsters interested, while teaching important lessons that can set children up for preschool and beyond. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best educational game for toddlers on Amazon.

10. Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog

9. The Learning Journey: My First Match It

8. ThinkFun Roll and Play

7. Teach My Toddler Learning Kit

6. Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart

5. The Learning Journey: Match It! Memory Alphabet

4. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank

3. Kidzlane Color Matching Egg Set

2. Banana Panda - Suuuper Size Memory

1. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

Special Honors

Funny Food Kindergarten App This is a collection of games, rather than just one, making it a very good value for the price. There are options to increase sorting, counting, matching, color recognition skills, and more. It can be played offline too, so you can turn off internet access while your child is using your device. wowkids.io

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox App This colorful game is made for kids ages two to five, and is a fun way to teach them about shapes, colors, letter, and patterns. Players help the monkey fill up his lunchbox with healthy items that will ideally get them excited about nutritious meals, too. The app offers a total of seven diverse games to exercise a variety of skills. monkeypreschool.com

Editor's Notes

July 15, 2019:

Different tots respond to different stimuli, so we rounded up an excellent variety of games that should get your cutie excited about learning, no matter how finicky he or she is. Those who require a lot of sounds and sights to stay engaged will love the VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe with its various songs and bright images. Plus, it will also grow with children, turning into an art easel when the tablet is flipped up. There is also the Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart, which has quizzes and songs a child can dance to. They can use it on their own or with your involvement.

Focused children who are ready for games that tend more towards educational than entertaining will benefit from the Teach My Toddler Learning Kit, which is intended to prepare kids for preschool, featuring games much like those you might find in a classroom. Paired with some good toddler books, this game can put your cuties at the head of their class. Then their are matching games like the The Learning Journey: Match It! Memory Alphabet, The Learning Journey: My First Match It, and Banana Panda - Suuuper Size Memory that seem to find that perfect balance between education and entertainment.

For toddlers who are still in that phase of needing every game to feel more like a toy, there is the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank and the Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog, each of which resembles familiar items or animals, while providing educational objectives.

While all of these games are designed not to have any small parts that could present a choking hazard, we recommend that you still supervise your child when they are playing with them to ensure their safety.

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on July 26, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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