Toys aren’t just for having fun! Great open ended toys help teach creative thinking and problem solving. What does open ended mean? It basically means that they don’t come with instructions and that kids can decide how to play with them. Here are some of our favorite open ended toys for all ages!
Learning Resources Gears!
Dress Up Costumes – price varies
Pattern Blocks –
Pretend Kitchen –
Train Set – varies – this 100 piece set is $46.99
Doll house – varies – This house is
Make Your Own Monster Puppet –
Bicyle – varies (Did you know that as soon as your child can walk they can ride a Strider bicycle? They are super cool!)
Don’t forget art supplies! Paints, clay, craft kits, chalk, crayons and lots of paper! :)
Five and Under:
Wooden Bear Family –
Magical Tea Set – $17.99
Pretend Food – Price Varies – My favorites are by Melissa & Doug!
Five and Older:
K’nex Classics 50 Model Building Set
Draw & Write Journal $8.97 (This would be good for younger children too for an adult to ‘scribe’!)
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set
Fashion Design Activity Kit
ZAC – The Zoob Alien Creature
Does your child have a favorite open ended toy?