Yet every so often, an educational toy would break through the Thundercats and Strawberry Shortcakes that cluttered the toybox, and it would be so much fun that we wouldnâ€™t realize we were learning as we played. Every time we pulled the string on our See â€˜n Say we were learning about numbers or farm animals, and when we werenâ€™t helping E.T. phone home, the Speak â€˜n Spell taught us... well, how to speak and spell.
With Black Friday and the holiday season fast approaching, itâ€™s now our turn to provide some fun and education to the young people in our lives. But where do we start? Like everything, educational toys have come a long way, so weâ€™ve picked out some of the best and most innovative ways for kids have fun while they learn.