12 Toys That Help Kids Read and Write
Dog or perro? No need to choose with this adorable animal puzzle! Mudpuppy English to Spanish My First Puzzle Pairs, ages 2+, $13.
Building the Basics
B” is for bebé! Encourage yours to start learning with this simple wooden puzzle. Melissa & Doug Jumbo ABC Chunky Puzzle, 12 months+, $20.
This childhood classic gets a refresh with the addition of colors, stampers, and a thick stylus for writing quick messages. Spin Master Etch A Sketch FreeStyle, ages 3+, $20.
Slime fans will love molding letters out of this squishy, mess-free material that never dries out. Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set, ages 3+, $13.
Turn A New Leaf
A new spin on hide-and-seek— each acorn has a tiny treasure that corresponds to the letter on the outside. Learning Resources Alphabet Acorns Activity Set, ages 3+, $30.
With a sprinkle of glitter and some emoji stickers, tweens can add a personal touch to this trendy notebook. STMT D.I.Y. Journaling Set, ages 14+, $20.
Preschoolers go on a virtual scavenger hunt or explore the jungle as they learn skills like sounding out letters and tracing numbers. LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Interactive Learning System, ages 2–4, $40.
Little ones can learn colors, shapes, and animals in español with this sweet giraffe, equipped with gears that twist and turn. VTech GearZooz Spin & Laugh Gearaffe, 18 months–4 years, $19.
Go Fish, Lotto, and other games in this kit make spelling words extra F-U-N! School Zone Spelling Words Learning Set, ages 6+, $15.
Challenge tots to roll up those tiny sleeves and stamp out the alphabet with this new take on everyone’s favorite dough. Play-Doh Shape & Learn Letters & Language, ages 2+, $15.
Bingo just got multilingual with this set including game cards in English, French, German, Italian, and, of course, Spanish! Pictolingua: Fun With Words, ages 6+, $19.
Inspire budding artists to add words to their creations with this magnetic set. Lakeshore Draw & Learn Studio, ages 3–7, $20.