7 Educational Toys for 6-Year-Olds That Will Keep Them Entertained and Learning

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Toys that help children grow and learn are a good investment. Here’s a list of seven toys designed to stimulate your child’s mind while they play. Easy Read Story Books with Early Learning Activities for 4-7-Year-Olds.This colorful book collection offers kids an introduction to early learning concepts through fun, engaging stories. Every story is set in a familiar context that young children can relate to.

Toys are wonderful for 6-year-old boys and girls to play with while they learn at the same time! See our list of toys below:

Bubble bottles

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Bubble bottles are great little science experiments that 6-year-olds will love to try. Using plastic tubing, straws, and water (plus dish soap), children can make their bubbles which is tons of fun.

Sand art

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Sand art is a classic toy for kids. It encourages creativity, fine motor skills, and patience while also developing scientific thinking. As your child digs for treasure by completing beautiful sand art designs, they’ll be learning too. These can become even more advanced when using glitter play sand or creating patterns in the wet sand before the sand dries.

Gravity feeders

Gravity feeders are one of the best toys for 6-year-olds. They work through the action and power of gravity by using plastic balls to pour into a container at the top. Some gravity feeders can be programmed to move in various patterns which young children find fascinating. These kinds of toys are great for developing thinking, problem-solving, and motor skills (and they’re also really fun!).

Magnet set

Magnet toys are really fun to make structures with – for both boys and girls! We have made dome-shaped buildings before but they can be combined to form words/shapes too. Plus magnets are linked with learning about patterns, sequences, and designs at school so this is another educational toy that your 6-year-old will love playing with over and over again. They can even bring the toys off the table to play with on their own lap.

Windows tablet or phone

We know that a windows tablet or phone is not a typical toy but it is definitely one of our top choices for 6-year-olds. Kids naturally love playing games and using technology, so why not get them something educational? You can find loads of apps for kids which will help develop your child’s thinking skills, math abilities, and language learning. We recommend Math Bingo. It has great reviews from parents and children, plus fun graphics and an easy interface making it perfect for young children to use by themselves.

Science kit

Science kits can be a lot of fun for 6-year-old boys and girls. There are many different kits for children to explore including, chemistry, plant or animal science, and physics. If your child is interested in learning more about the world around them, these will be great toys as they’ll learn new facts and concepts at the same time.


Whether it’s making animals with playdough or trying out different shapes with it there is always fun to be had with those little plastic containers. Children can work on fine motor skills and experiment with colors (and noise!) while developing their creative side too. Plus you can help them make playdough tools like knives and cutters which means even more tactile practice.


There are many toys for 6-year-olds to choose from, but these 7 were selected as they offer something a little bit different and will help develop thinking and learning abilities. Every child is different so it’s important to find the right kinds of toys that suit their personalities best.

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