LEGO Sets Amazing Educational Toys

Give your kids educational toys that build the imagination and endorse their development skills. Lego sets are just amazing educational toys, that will indulge your child’s passion for building while inspiring creativity and improving dexterity.

educational toys  4This Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lego set is an unbelievable educational toy!
Inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean films, this replica of Captain Jack Sparrow’s “nigh uncatchable” ship is crafted from more than 800 LEGO pieces for a highly detailed appearance. Complete with six LEGO mini-figure characters from the films, the Black Pearl set is recommended for LEGO builders ages 8 to 14.

educational toys  5This LEGO set is a challenging project to build. However, the two instruction booklets are easy to follow. Much of the construction time consists of building the body of the hull. Once complete, the remaining details are fun to add, such as masts, shrouds, bowsprit, and lanterns. When completed, this model measures nearly 2 feet long and more than 20 inches high , lending impressive stature. Fans of the films, as well as admirers of ancient ships, will appreciate the attention to detail, and kids will enjoy recreating spectacular battles from the films.
This Lego set comes with six characters: Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Joshamee Gibbs, Maccus, Bootstrap Bill, and Davy Jones.

This is a lego set you’ll want to put on display once its completed, so make room on your shelf. So glad Lego has teamed up with Disney to make Pirates of the Caribbean themed sets and great educational toys!

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A Fun and Educational Toy – VTech InnoTab 3S Tablet

The VTech InnoTab 3S Tablet helps your child learn with one of today’s most popular technologies. This wifi enabled multimedia tablet combines interactive reading, learning games, and creative activities in a sleek and durable educational toy. This child-friendly version of InnoTab 3S  also offers built-in apps, a rotating camera with video recorder, and an MP3 player. With the tablet’s 5-inch color touch screen and tilt sensor, kids ages three to nine can touch, flick, and drag their way to learning and fun.

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InnoTab 3S Tablet, the Wi-Fi Learning Tablet, offers a wealth of fun, age-appropriate learning games for kids on their very own learning tablet! InnoTab 3S includes Wi-Fi, providing a bunch of new ways to play and learn. The rechargeable battery pack that comes with the InnoTab 3S lets kids play for up to 9 hours of fun learning.

Parents can download more than 350 educational games, e-books, music and videos developed specifically for each child’s unique stage of development, as well as their age and interests. The broad library of subjects includes reading, math, social studies, science, creativity, problem solving and so much more! Starting with activities suitable for toddlers and expanding to gradeschoolers, VTech’s Learning Lodge gives every child an opportunity to expand their learning potential while keeping them entertained.

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When Vtech created this super fun gadget they pretty much thought of everything. You will love everything about this educational toy, especially how durable it is. It’s sized just right for small hands but it’s very entertaining, while still providing tons of educational learning.  Kid-safe web browsing is just a touch away with pre-selected and parent-approved websites, allowing even more learning fun.

Wish List Maker lets kids wirelessly explore hundreds of games, e-books, videos, music and more on VTech’s Learning Lodge and send their favorite picks right to mom or dad’s email. Apps download wirelessly right to the InnoTab 3S after purchase by parent.

InnoTab 3S includes: E-Reader- Go on reading adventures as stories come to life with interactive e-books, Create Your Own MP3 Playlist (Music not included. Sold separately), Calendar, Clock and Notes, Friends List – Keep track of birthdays and contact information, Read, Play & Create Cartridge with 3 apps, What’s That Noise?, H20 GO! Game, Color and Pop Creative Activity

Using InnoTab 3S, kids can send and receive texts and stickers with VTech Kid Connect Basic, to and from iPhones and Android smart phones. Kids can also stay connected to their friends with tablet-to-tablet communication, allowing them to send messages safely between two InnoTab 3S tablets.

With the 180 degree rotating camera and video recorder, kids can take pictures and make amazing videos with the 2.0 MP camera with enhanced photo features. With the Wonder Cam your child can take silly pictures of themselves or their friends! Create funny faces, or decorate your picture with over 55 photo effects including picture frames and fantasy effects. Use the D-pad controller, and talk into the microphone for enhanced and interactive game play.

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The included Rechargeable Power Pack makes it easier than ever to recharge your InnoTab 3S! The charging takes place inside the system, so there’s no need to remove the batteries. The Rechargeable Power Pack also includes an AC adaptor. It’s never been more convenient to keep your child’s InnoTab powered up for hours of learning fun!

Product Features

  • Display uses Landscape orientation
  • 4 GB of internal memory storage
  • Improved 2.0 MP camera with enhanced photo features similar to the Kidizoom camera
  • Micro SD card slot for memory expansion
  • Kid Connect communication app allows secure communication between a child’s InnoTab and a parent’s smartphone

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Excellent Educational Toy – Refracting Telescope

This excellent educational toy is an amazing piece of technology, it is capable of giving correct views of land and sky and produces bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with this fine instrument.

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A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation. Telescopes may be classified by the wavelengths of light they detect:
• X-ray telescopes
• Ultraviolet telescopes
• Optical telescopes
• Infrared telescopes,
• Submillimetre telescopes
An optical telescope gathers and focuses light mainly from the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. A refracting telescope, is a optical telescope, which uses lenses to form an image. If you’re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then this Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope is for you.

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What to Look for When Buying a Telescope?

• The diameter of the lens or mirror
• Solid, easy to use mount
• What do you expect to see

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This refractor telescope is sturdy and easy to set up, is compact and light enough to transport easily and it has great optics. You can easily watch the below celestial objects:

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- Moon in a very high definition
- Mars
- Jupiter with Jupiter’s moons
- Saturn
- Venus
- Orion Nebula
and many many objects.

This telescope is a excellent educational toy for children and beginners alike, has a sturdy design and a very nice focal length. The First light software of this refractor telescope is very helpful and the 90degree prism makes erect images. From a telescope perspective, this is a very nice investment for a beginner to intermediate astronomers. You will enjoy the fun of it when you see it in refractors.

This is a high quality telescope for beginners, but be very choosy between reflectors and refractors. Even with a solar filter don’t see sun using this. Refractors get in a lot of light focus which sometimes makes the UV rays even come out of solar filters.

Technical Specifications:

• Optical Design: Refractor
• Aperture: 70 mm (2.76 in)
• Focal Length: 900 mm (35.43 in)
• Focal Ratio: 12.86
• Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79 in)
• Magnification 1: 45 x
• Eyepiece 2: 10 mm (0.39 in)
• Magnification 2: 90 x
• Mount: Altazimuth
• Optical Coatings: Fully Coated
• Weight: 18 lb (8.16 kg)
• Finderscope: Built-on StarPointer
• Tube Attachment: Dovetail Bar
• Star Diagonal: Erect Image Diagonal – 1.25″
• Tripod: 1.25″ steel tube legs
• CD ROM: The Sky L1
• Highest Useful Magnification: 165 x
• Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 11.7
• Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.99 arcsec
• Resolution (Dawes): 1.66 arcsec
• Light Gathering Power: 100 x
• Angular Field of View: 1.1 °
• Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 58 ft (17.68 m)
• Optical Tube Length: 36 in (914.4 mm)

General Features:
• Quick and easy no-tool setup
• Permanently mounted StarPointer
• Erect image optics – Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
• Quick release dovetail attachment – no tool setup
• Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch – for smooth and accurate pointing
• Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inches steel tube legs – Provides a rigid and stable platform
• All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
• Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
• “The Sky” Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images

Does it include a Warranty?

Yes, Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope includes a 2 year warranty.

Where Can You Buy the Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor?

You can buy this Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor or read more reviews about this product on Amazon.

So, if you’re a casual viewer of the terrestrial and extraterrestrial, this is a great telescope…I would definitely recommend this telescope for a beginner astronomist, as this turns out to be a great educational toy.

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One of the Best Educational Toys – LeapFrog LeapPad2

It’s almost time for the greatest celebration of the year, Christmas! Christmas is a time of peace, love and kindness to all and also the time of giving and sharing of Christmas gifts.

educational toys  16When I was asked what gift will my daughter receive from Santa this Christmas I realized that I don’t know the answer. The Christmas is fast approaching and the seeking for a great Christmas gift for my four year old daughter should have started by now. I want her gift to be perfect and because she loves to play on my IPad and laptop, I decided to look for a kids tablet. But there is more to a tablet for children than meets the eye so I took some time to really get into the detail and find the best tablet for kids on the market today, that should contain some high quality educational games. My extensive research finally led me to the Leapfrog LeapPad 2.

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What to Look for When Buying Tablets for Kids?

It didn’t take my long to realize that there are a few important things to keep in mind when buying such a pad, so for this product I wanted to find some answers to this issues…

• Is the LeapPad more rugged and more child-friendly compared to an iPad, iPod or Android tablet?
• Is the LeapPad much more responsive than any of the other child tablets?
• What apps or features are already included on this LeapFrog LeapPad?
• Is the LeapPad interface child friendly?
• How innovative is the learning approach?

If you just buy the first LeapFrog, you will find out that there are a lot of positive reviews that are a bit inflated, and many negative reviews that are simply unfair in their expectations. Here’s my realistic parent-friendly review…

LeapFrog LeapPad2 Kids’ Learning Tablet is the number 1 learning tablet. This pad inspires kids to create and explore with front-and-back cameras and video recorders, 4GB of memory, a faster processor and a library of 325+ game cartridges and downloadable apps. You can challenge your child’s imagination and potential with eBooks, videos, music, creativity studios, games and much more.
The LeapFrog LeapPad2 is more rugged and more child-friendly compared to an iPad, iPod, or Android tablet. The LeapPad’s more durable casing allows young children to hold and carry it with less likelihood of damage and since it is not wireless-connectivity enabled, you don’t have to worry about your child stumbling across objectionable content or making accidental purchases.

This educational toy is much more responsive than any other child tablets. LeapFrog learning apps and games are designed by educational experts, who create innovative, immersive experiences that keep children challenged and inspired.

LeapPad has a decent array of basic apps and features already included. This included applications are:

1. CARTRIDGE: which accesses the content on a cartridge, which must be purchased separately
2. PETPAD: allows you to customize the type, color, and features of a small electronic pet, who can then be fed, bathed, or used to learn how to draw upper- and lower-case letters.
3. MYSTUFF: a consolidated inventory of MyPhotos, MyArt, MyVideos, and MyStories, all of which are created in other apps.
4. CAMERA: allows you to use the front- or rear-facing lenses to capture photos or videos of decent quality under ideal lighting conditions.
5. MYBOOKS: a bookshelf-style interface that links to eBooks which must be purchased separately
6. ARTSTUDIO: a simple drawing program much like the basic Paint program on most computers
7. MUSIC: a jukebox-style interface that includes one album with five songs about topics like punctuation, vowels, the alphabet, etc.
8. SNEAKPEEKS: a link to various advertisements for add-on content including downloadable and cartridge-style eBooks, games, etc.
9. ARTSTUDIO: a simple but decently-featured drawing program much like the basic Paint program on most computers.
10. CREATIVITY: allows you to make short 3-, 4-, or 5-section animated cartoons that include your own photos and voice if desired
11. One FREE APP of your choosing from a list of three provided when you sync and register the device.

The LeapPad interface is very child friendly. The buttons are minimalist and positioned well out of the way. They include a power button for turning the device on/off, an increase and a decrease button for controlling the volume, a four-way navigation button and a home button for returning to the main page. This tablet has a 2.5″W x 4.5″L large screen, bright and colorful and the sound is also very good, since the speaker is aimed directly at the user, the lowest volume setting is still quite audible without being likely to annoy others nearby.

What’s Included

• LeapPad with a faster processor and 4GB
• Front & back cameras
• 5 apps: Pet Pad, Learning Songs, Art Studio, 1 app of your choice and Cartoon Director app
• Draws from more than 2500 skills in subjects like reading, art, music, language and culture, science, geography, mathematics, health and more

Does it include a Warranty?

Yes, Leapfrog LeapPad 2 includes a 1 year warranty.

Where Can You Buy the LeapFrog LeapPad2?

You can buy this LeapFrog LeapPad2 or read more reviews about this product on Amazon.

LeapFrog LeapPad2 tablet for kids is an outstanding device designed for children aged 3 to 9.

It is a great educational toy, that will develop your child’s skills, in subjects such as reading, music, language, art, science, culture, math, health and so much more. LeapFrog is more affordable, more durable, and more child-friendly than more sophisticated Apple or Android tablets, considerably more responsive and enjoyable than competing kid tablets, and richly featured enough to provide a tremendous amount of entertainment and education.

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