The Best Toys to Help Your Toddler Learn

The Best Toys to Help Your Toddler Learn

Great educational toys aren't always obviously educational to adults.

As you parents might have figured, 3-6 year olds don't learn the way that adults do, they don't even learn the way that older kids do.

They learn by doing. Simply holding, shaking, experimenting, and playing with an object is a learning experience for a young child.

There are so many amazing toys on the market these days that it can be hard to know which ones are best for your child.

If you're looking for the best learning toys for 3-6 year olds, look no further!

We at Meland suggest parents look for three important criteria when picking out toys for your kids:

  1. Fun
  2. Educational
  3. Durable

Ensure the toy is fun

One of the most important things to look for when choosing a learning toy is that it is fun.
After all, if your child doesn't enjoy playing with it, they're less likely to stick with it. Make sure the toy is engaging and stimulating, and provides a variety of different activities to keep your child entertained.

Colour and ease of use are really important factors for toddlers toys. However, at this age toddlers are also starting to develop preferences and strong personalities.

This means that toys should also meet their budding interests. If your toddler is into cars, for example, get them a car-shaped toy that they can push around and make noises with.


Ensure the toy is educational

Besides being fun, a good learning toy should also be educational. It should help teach your child new skills and concepts in a way that is exciting and engaging.

Look for toys that introduce colours, shapes, counting, letters, and other basic skills.

Many parents wonder if it's necessary to buy educational toys specifically or if regular toys will do the trick. The answer is both!

You don't have to go out and buy every educational toy known to man – though that might be fun! – but try to include a few educational items in your child's playtime each day.

Stimulate little minds

In addition to being fun, a good learning toy should also stimulate your child's mind. It should encourage them to think and problem solve, and help them learn new things.

Look for toys that have different levels of difficulty, so your child can continue to be challenged as they get older.

A great toy should offer a variety of educational opportunities, teaching your child new skills and concepts as they play.

Look for toys that support different developmental stages, and provide a range of activities to help with cognitive, physical, and social development.

From tactile, colorful slime, through to complex artistic projects such as fuse beads, Meland has a range of toys for little girls at all stages of their development.

Fostering creativity and imagination

Creativity and imagination are two of the most important skills a child can learn, and what better way to foster them than with a fun learning toy?

Look for toys that allow your child to be creative and imaginative, such as arts and crafts sets, makeup sets, play cleaning set, or dress-up.


Make sure your toy will last

Finally, it's important to find a learning toy that is durable. You want something that will last for years, not just a few weeks. If you've chosen the right toy, then expect it to have its durability tested thoroughly!

Learning toys can be expensive so you want to make sure they'll stand up to heavy play and repeated wear and tear.

Try to find toys with bright colours and fun shapes since this will help them last longer. 

Learning toys should be made from high-quality materials and offer a variety of different activities.

All Meland toys are thoroughly tested and are certified under US safety and manufacturing standards.


Learning toys are a great way to help your child develop and grow.

They come in many different shapes and sizes, but all offer educational opportunities for your child.

Many of these toys are also fun, stimulating, and encourage creativity and imagination. It is important to choose a toy that is durable and fits your child's developmental stage.

We think our toys are some of the best learning toys for 3-6 year olds available.

So, whether you're looking for a creative arts and crafts set, or a make believe dress up set, we have you covered!