During their formative years, children learn through play. Building bricks and construction sets encourage logical thinking and creativity, costumes promote imaginative play, colored pencils provide an artistic outlet, board games focus on counting and fair play, and electronic toys teach reading and mathematics. Our extensive selection of learning toys has everything necessary for putting children on the right path to a bright future.
Toys for toddlers
It's never too early to start introducing your children to learning experiences, and there are many products for babies and toddlers that promote the development of mental and physical skills. Even something as simple as a wooden number puzzle lays the foundations for number recognition, pattern recognition, color recognition, spatial awareness, problem-solving skills and logical thinking. Once your baby transitions to toddling, there's no stopping them. It's time to get a walker, or a portable shape sorter, so no matter where their adventures take them, learning toys are always at hand.
Interactive play sets provide constant encouragement, using playful voices and bright, flashing colors to respond to inputs. Plush electronic toys provide cute learning games while also being huggable friends that children love to snuggle with at night. Electronic pets help children to learn about the responsibilities involved in caring for a pet, and many are teachable, so children get the pleasure of watching their pet develop a personality based on their interactions.
It's a digital age, and handheld devices are a part of everyday life. Children want to play on a tablet or smartphone just like everybody else, but putting your expensive device into their hands could prove costly if they damage it. Worse yet, if you don't have adequate child protection on your device, children may have access to the Internet or sensitive information you don't want them to see. It's a better idea to let them have their own handheld device, and tablets designed for young children are a good starting point. Such devices have oversized designs so it's easier for children with limited dexterity skills to use them, and the robust construction reduces the risk of breakage. They provide a wealth of learning games and activities, including read along stories and math games, while interactive challenges improve fine motor skills through tapping and swiping.
If you intend to buy expensive electronics for children, you may want to invest in some additional protection, such as a rubber skin or carry case. If you're still worried about damage, look at our optional Care Plans. They start from just $2 with a $0 deductible and protect purchases against unexpected repairs.
For children with a love of science, consider STEM-based learning toys. The STEM curriculum covers the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The associated toys offer children the thrill of exploring these subjects through robotics and experimentation. Robot kits include all of the pieces and electronic components needed for children to make their own interactive toys, such as solar-powered robots, or mechanical arms that work by remote control. Crazy science kits provide the materials for your little mad scientists to grow their own crystals or make glow-in-the-dark slime. These kits often involve easy-to-follow instructions so budding scientists and engineers of all ages can get involved in the fun, but always check the manufacturer's recommended age to ensure the product is suitable.
For anyone with an inquisitive mind, a microscope is lots of fun, and the opportunity to get a close-up look at the world and to learn more about how things work encourages an interest in our planet. However, for children with a fascination that extends beyond our own planet, a telescope opens up new worlds of discovery.
Start learning today
Children are growing all the time, so don't delay: Provide them with the educational toys they need today. Our Every Day Low Prices mean that all of our products are great value, and you don't have to wait for a special promotion or sale to get what you need. Use a Payless Daily credit card for even better value, with a 3 percent discount on purchases online, or a 1 percent discount on purchases in store.
Our shipping options mean you don't have to wait long to introduce your children to new experiences. Many of our items are available with 2-Day Shipping, and we also have a Pick Up Today service. Simply order online and then collect your purchases from your nearby Payless Daily store.