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Kids love toys — all kinds of toys — and parents love those toys when they get kids excited about learning and building skills they need through play. In fact, learning through play is how kids learn best! And for 60 years, Lakeshore Learning has offered innovative, educational toys that are family favorites.

Lakeshore Learning even created an entire Gifts for Growing Minds collection of children’s gifts to make holiday shopping easy for your children, nieces, nephews, grandkids, or any lucky preschoolers through tweens on your list.

What’s special about these exclusive products is that they were all designed by teachers, to inspire children’s love of learning and develop important skills through hands-on play. That’s a win for everyone.

– Special offer: Save with this Buy One-Get One 50% off coupon in-store or online. Details below! – 


Top learning toys from Lakeshore Learning: Alpha-Bots inspire early literacy, helping with letter identification and small motor skills (sponsored)

For generating excitement about early literacy: Alpha-Bots.

They look like chunky, colorful letters, but with a few twists and turns, each letter twists to transform into a different robot.  So they don’t just help with letter recognition, they improve fine-motor skills, and inspire hours of creative, self-guided play. (Ages 3-8)


Learning toys for the holidays at Lakeshore Learning: The Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle inspires imaginary play and social-emotional intelligence (sponsor)

For imaginative play that helps develops social-emotional skills: The Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle 

This is one mighty fortress built for endless entertainment for girls and boys. Castle walls open to reveal exciting play spaces like chambers, towers and stairwells, and there’s even a working drawbridge and dungeon door. Let the wizard counsel the king and queen, use knights and guards defend the castle — or maybe the queen and the dragon fly off together to explore distant lands. it’s totally up to your kids.  (Ages 3-6)


Top learning toys from Lakeshore Learning: The Ultimate Fort Builder. Helps develop STEM skills, problem-solving, and inspires creative play and imagination (sponsored)

For development of STEM building and engineering skills: The Ultimate Fort Builder.

These strong, snap-together builders let kids construct the fort of their dreams. Just add a sheet or blanket and now it’s a hidden cabin, a super spaceship, a science lab, a mysterious haunted house, or a cool igloo. 45 poles and 25 connectors plus a building guide make it perfect for creating any fort they can conceive, and even older tweens can get in on the action. (Ages 4-11)


Learning toys for the holidays at Lakeshore Learning: The Fairy Land Playset inspires imaginary play and social-emotional intelligence (sponsor)

For imaginative play that helps develops social-emotional skills: The Fairy Land Playset

We all know the importance of imaginative play and this 9-inch tall, durable fairy house brings to life the magical fairy land of kids’ dreams for solo playtime, or kids learning to play collaboratively with friends. Four poseable fairies can explore their enchanted home through a swing-open door, hang with fairy friends on the mushroom stools, gather by the magical wishing well, or nap on the leaf lounger. Because being a fairy is hard work!  (Ages 3-7)

Snap & Design Monster Trucks from Lakeshore Learning (sponsored): Top learning toys for kids for the holidays

For building and construction that inspires problem-solving: Snap & Design Monster Trucks

Kids will love designing and building impressive monster trucks as they mix and match 15 pieces including oversized truck bodies, chassis with massive wheels and cool accessories. Then, kids can just pull back each finished truck, let it go, and watch it zoom to race against other trucks, or compete against themselves to beat their own distance records. (Ages 3-8)

Check out Lakeshore’s Holiday Gift Guide for even more ideas or visit one of their 60 stores nationwide.

Buy One Item and Get One 50% off with this coupon through 12/31/18, redeemable online or at Lakeshore Learning Stores. Limit one coupon per customer for one-time use. Not valid on discounted items, click over for full details.

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