The holidays are quickly approaching, which means that a majority of us have started shopping for the people on our list. When it comes to your kiddos, one things for sure: you want to see nothing but joy as they unwrap their presents on Christmas morning. Even though the typical toys are a popular option among children, there are so many toys that will not only make a great Christmas present, but that will also assist with early childhood development. 

In today’s blog, the team at Child’s World Academy will be going over a few of our favorite educational toys that make for great gifts. Let’s dive right in.

Wood Blocks

As old school as it may sound to give wooden blocks to your child as a gift, this is actually one of the best gifts to promote early childhood education and creativity. Wood blocks are great for younger ages and ideal for open-ended play, meaning that children are able to use their imagination and create and play as their mind sees fit. Aside from that, wooden blocks are a great way to learn more about shapes, colors, and sizes. 


Another toy that has been around for quite some time but won’t be going anywhere soon are the fun and patience-testing puzzles. These are incredible toys for kids that love a good challenge, don’t mind sitting back for a little or could benefit from learning either one of those attributes. There are so many different types of puzzles, the sky is really the limit when it comes to finding a puzzle that speaks to your kiddos taste.

Play Dough

Open-ended play is something that we encourage here at Child’s World Academy, which is why play dough is another toy idea that we love. This particular gift allows children to get creative while they play. Whether they decide to construct a castle with a large moat and drawbridge or they make a zoo with all of their favorite animals, play dough is yet another toy where the sky’s the limit in terms of creativity and opportunity to play. 

The official Play-Doh company has made countless sets that allow your child to get creative in one particular way or another. From baking to the experiments of a mad scientist, Play-Doh has made a large variety of sets for your children to play with and let their creative minds run wild.

Gifts That Promote Learning are Great

As we mentioned earlier, the team at Child’s Learning Academy in Monroe loves being able to find new and exciting ways to introduce learning to children. If there’s a toy that you absolutely love and feel helps your child learn, don’t hesitate to talk about it with their teacher. We would be more than happy to chat about the toy itself as well as other options that we’ve seen work wonders. 

Make sure to keep an eye out on our blog because we are always sharing fun ideas like the one today. Feel free to contact our office for any questions you have, we are always happy to help!