Fat Brain Toys have yet to let me down. These fun, engaging toys teach kids new skills while having fun. Here are a few favorites that you should check out ASAP. Besides being colorful and inspiring creativity, this group of toys has a few things in common. No batteries required! In my house, if the batteries die, there’s a good chance the toy will stay dead for quite a long time. Second, no annoying sounds, music or lights. Seriously, when someone gives my kids a gift with a bunch of loud noises, I have to wonder if they are trying to punish me for something. I also like the fact that these toys can be neatly put away. The Dado Cubes nest inside the larger cube. The Tobbly Wobbly can fit the pieces inside. And the Joinks can be put away nicely as well.
Dado Cubes seems like a pretty simple idea, but they are SO MUCH FUN! Kids can learn and play while combining art and science. Bonus: it’s made in the USA!
This fun-loving monster-looking toy allows kids to make their own friend. It’s reminiscent of a certain root vegetable toy, but the colorful suction cup limbs make it a toy of its own. Tobbly Wobbly is a hilarious, tip-toppling buildable buddy. Open up the weighted base of egg-shaped Tobbly Wobbly, dump out the 14 fun suction cup components, then start building!
If you want to keep hands busy, give them Joinks. This toy is seriously fun for a wide age range – from toddlers to senior citizens. Colorfully constructed, brilliantly designed, Joinks engage the fingers and mind in a fantastic building experience.
What are some of your favorite toys and why?