Best Educational Toys & Games for Infants and Toddlers / 7- to 10-Year-Olds

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In the first year of a baby’s life, the brain doubles in size, according to a 2007 study. The hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped structure deep in the brain that is used in memory processing, reaches its adult size by 10 months of age. These anatomical changes go hand-in-hand with rapid development:  Motor skills, language, and even social understanding all advance by leaps and bounds.

Toddlerhood brings an even more dramatic transformation, as kids learn to walk and talk and solve problems. These science-y toys will put all that developing brainpower to good use.

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Best Educational Toys & Games for 7- to 10-Year-Olds

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Let’s Experiment!

Elementary school kids are natural science whizzes. These are the years of pop-bottle chemistry experiments, baking soda volcanos and Lego Rube Goldberg machines. Encourage hands-on fun and experimentation with kits to inspire kids’ natural curiosity. These toys will open up the worlds of chemistry, physics and more to the 7-to-10 set.

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