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Perfect Toy Finder

When kids have access to the right toys, they have the opportunity to learn through play.But when choosing for their children, most parents feel like they are totally in the dark!

That's what Toy Finder is all about-finding the right toy for the right age that will actually be used by the child!

Discovery Toys has created 3 different ways to figure out what the perfect toy would be for your child! I have conveniently placed the information here for you! To find the perfect toy for your child:

 

What Makes a Good Learning Toy?

The greatest benefits of a good learning toy are the joy & self-esteem that children experience when they play with it. One carefully selected learning toy can do so much for a child; the right toy can literally help a child discover a love of learning!

A well chosen learning toy has certain aspects that make it more valuable to a child’s growth:

  • A toy should be challenging while allowing for success.
  • The toy can be used in several different ways.
  • A child can power the toy using his or her own ideas & imagination.
  • The toy can grow with the child through more than one developmental stage.
  • The toy has a lot of developmental play value.
  • The toy encourages open-ended play (there is no one "right" answer or way to use the toy…it provides room for a child's own creative thinking to come into play).
  • The toy engages a child's interest beyond a few minutes – he or she will continue playing with it for a period of time.
  • The toy is fun, safe, durable, & attractive!
  • The toy encourages parents & children to play & learn together.

Humans are blessed with natural curiosity & the desire to explore the world around them. Nurturing, loving environments, communication, lots of room to run & the availability of good learning toys are essential for that natural process of discovery to thrive — & this results in healthy, happy children!

Kids don't need a lot of toys...
just a few of the right toys!

We are more committed than ever to helping you raise smarter kids that enjoy learning. And a big part of that is helping you understand what you're buying & why you're buying it.

Learn more about your child's developmental stages.

What is special education? Learn more about common special education terms.

Your Guide To Discovery Toys Learning Pathways

How to use the chart:

  1. Select the age of your child across the top.
  2. Select the learning pathways vertically.
  3. Find products to support your child's needs.
  4. Select products from multiple pathways for a well-balanced diet of play.

(To see pictures and descriptons of products, please visit my online store at www.discoverytoyslink.com/toysdiscovery and click "Shop Products" in the top right corner).

http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Infant
Years
Toddler
Years
Preschool
Years
School
Years
Exploration Skills Learning Pathway

Sensory Stimulation
Experimentation
Music
Science
Dramatic Play
Social & Emotional

  • Animal Lullabies Book & CD
  • Baby Grooves Instruments
  • Baby Moves™ Book Collection
  • Baby Moves™ Lullaby Blankie
  • Baby Moves™ Shaker Weights
  • Baby Moves™ Wiggle, Jingle & Roll
  • Boomerings® Links
  • Chiming Charlie Hanging Toy
  • gLove Story Puppet
  • Play & Learn Snail
  • Rainfall Rattle
  • Rattle & Roll
  • Ring Around Soft Teether
  • Sounds Like Learning! CD
  • Super Yummy Teether
  • Try-Angle Activity Center
  • Big Tangiball
  • Castle Marbleworks®
  • Fingerplays & Fun! CD
  • Geo Cubes
  • Measure Up!® Cups
  • Measure Up!® Pots & Spoons
  • Play & Learn Snail
  • Rainfall Rattle
  • Roll & Play Game
  • Story Stacker
  • Sunshine Market Shape Sorter
  • Super Yummy Teether
  • Tangiball
  • The Potty Train Book
  • Toddler Talk Phone
  • Try-Angle Activity Toy
  • Working Trio Dump Trucks
  • ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Beyond the Book™ Big Hungry Bear Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ Gustav Mole Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Bilingual Songs® English/French CD
  • Bilingual Songs® English/Spanish CD
  • Bilingual Wipe Clean Primeras Palabras (First Words) Workbook
  • Busy Bugs Learning Set
  • Busy Farm Learning Set
  • Busy Pets Learning Set
  • Discovery Fun Play House
  • Fashion Friends Dolls
  • Fashion Friends Friendly Fun Dolls
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (English)
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (French)
  • Garden Works Tool Set
  • It's a Match! Deluxe Set
  • Jam Session Instruments
  • Measure Up!® Balance
  • Measure Up!® Shovel
  • Motor Works
  • Motor Works Vehicles Sets
  • PlayTown Pet Hospital
  • PlayTown Restaurant
  • PlayTown School
  • Progressive Puzzles
  • Rock the Boat Balance Puzzle
  • Shapes & Colors Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Letter Fun Lotto
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Short Vowel Fun
  • Think-It-Through® Tiles Learning Sets
  • Tree Puzzle
  • Word Match Colors & Shapes Puzzles
  • Word Match First Words Puzzles
  • A to Z Jr. Game
  • Friendship Island® Game
  • How To Build Your Own Country Book
  • One Odd Old Owl Book
  • Speed Wiz Game
  • Star Explorer Kit
  • The Jumbo Book of Space
  • Think-It-Through® Science Books
  • Zip Track Roadway

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Infant
Years
Toddler
Years
Preschool
Years
School
Years
Motor Skills Learning Pathway

Fine & Gross Motor
Hand-Eye Coordination

  • Animal Lullabies Book & CD
  • Baby Grooves Instruments
  • Baby Moves™ Book Collection
  • Baby Moves™ Lullaby Blankie
  • Baby Moves™ Shaker Weights
  • Baby Moves™ Wiggle, Jingle & Roll
  • Boomerings® Links
  • Chiming Charlie Hanging Toy
  • gLove Story Puppet
  • Go Go Caterpillar
  • Play & Learn Snail
  • Rainfall Rattle
  • Rattle & Roll
  • Ring Around Soft Teether
  • Super Yummy Teether
  • Try-Angle Activity Center
  • Big Tangiball
  • Castle Marbleworks®
  • Fingerplays & Fun! CD
  • Geo Cubes
  • Giant Pegboard™
  • Hammer Away! Boat
  • Measure Up!® Cups
  • Measure Up!® Pots & Spoons
  • Place & Trace® Puzzles
  • Story Stacker
  • Tangiball
  • Toddler Talk Phone
  • ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • A B Seas® Fishing Game
  • Beyond the Book™ Big Hungry Bear Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ Gustav Mole Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Bilingual Wipe Clean Primeras Palabras (First Words) Workbook
  • Busy Bugs Learning Set
  • Busy Farm Learning Set
  • Busy Pets Learning Set
  • Discovery Fun Play House
  • Fashion Friends Dolls
  • Fashion Friends Friendly Fun Dolls
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (English)
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (French)
  • Garden Works Tool Set
  • It's a Match! Deluxe Set
  • Jam Session Instruments
  • Measure Up!® Balance
  • Measure Up!® Shovel
  • Motor Works
  • Motor Works Vehicles Sets
  • Playful Bath Shapes
  • Playful Patterns Activity Set
  • PlayTown Pet Hospital
  • PlayTown Restaurant
  • PlayTown School
  • Progressive Puzzles
  • Rock the Boat Balance Puzzle
  • Shapes & Colors Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Tree Puzzle
  • Word Match Colors & Shapes Puzzles
  • Word Match First Words Puzzles
  • Flip Flop Faces Emotions Game
  • Marbleworks® Deluxe Set
  • Pick It Game
  • Qubits®
  • Speed Wiz Game
  • Tricky Fingers Game
  • Zip Track Roadway

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Infant
Years
Toddler
Years
Preschool
Years
School
Years
Thinking Skills Learning Pathway

Cause-and-Effect
Problem Solving
Strategy
Construction

 

  • Baby Grooves Instruments
  • Baby Moves™ Shaker Weights
  • Boomerings® Links
  • Go Go Caterpillar
  • Play & Learn Snail
  • Rainfall Rattle
  • Rattle & Roll
  • Super Yummy Teether
  • Try-Angle Activity Center
  • Castle Marbleworks®
  • Caterpillar Shape Sorter
  • Geo Cubes
  • Giant Pegboard™
  • Hammer Away! Boat
  • Measure Up!® Cups
  • Measure Up!® Pots & Spoons
  • Place & Trace® Puzzles
  • Roll & Play Game
  • Story Stacker
  • Sunshine Market Shape Sorter
  • Working Trio Dump Trucks
  • ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Beyond the Book™ Big Hungry Bear Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ Gustav Mole Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Bilingual Wipe Clean Primeras Palabras (First Words) Workbook
  • Busy Bugs Learning Set
  • Busy Farm Learning Set
  • Busy Pets Learning Set
  • Fashion Friends Dolls
  • Fashion Friends Friendly Fun Dolls
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (English)
  • Flip Flop Faces: Emotions in Motion Game (French)
  • Garden Works Tool Set
  • Gustav Mole Musical Families Game
  • It's a Match! Deluxe Set
  • Jam Session Instruments
  • Measure Up!® Balance
  • Motor Works
  • Motor Works Vehicles Sets
  • Playful Bath Shapes
  • Playful Patterns Activity Set
  • Progressive Puzzles
  • Rock the Boat Balance Puzzle
  • Shapes & Colors Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Letter Fun Lotto
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Short Vowel Fun
  • The Big Hungry Bear Game
  • The Princess and the Dragon Game
  • Think-It-Through® Tiles Learning Sets
  • Tree Puzzle
  • Word Match Colors & Shapes Puzzles
  • Word Match First Words Puzzles
  • Zingo!® Tile Game
  • A to Z Jr. Game
  • Friendship Island® Game
  • How To Build Your Own Country Book
  • Labyrinth® Game
  • Marbleworks® Deluxe Set
  • Money! Money! Game
  • Mosaic Mysteries Tile Game
  • One Odd Old Owl Game Book
  • Pick It Game
  • Puzzle Island Game Book
  • Qubits®
  • Speed Wiz Game
  • Star Explorer Kit
  • Tactico!™
  • Think-It-Through® Tiles Learning Sets
  • Tricky Fingers Game
  • Wiz Kidz Game
  • Word Flip Game
  • Zip Track Roadway

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Infant
Years
Toddler
Years
Preschool
Years
School
Years
Math Skills Learning Pathway

Computation
Logic
Size
Shapes
Spatial Relationships

 

  • Boomerings® Links
  • Sounds Like Learning! CD
  • Caterpillar Shape Sorter
  • Geo Cubes
  • Giant Pegboard™
  • Measure Up!® Cups
  • Measure Up!® Pots & Spoons
  • Place & Trace® Puzzles
  • Story Stacker
  • Sunshine Market Shape Sorter
  • Working Trio Dump Trucks
  • ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Beyond the Book™ Big Hungry Bear Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ Gustav Mole Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Bilingual Songs® English/French CD
  • Bilingual Songs® English/Spanish CD
  • Bilingual Wipe Clean Primeras Palabras (First Words) Workbook
  • Busy Bugs Learning Set
  • Busy Pets Learning Set
  • Fashion Friends Dolls
  • Fashion Friends Friendly Fun Dolls
  • It's a Match! Deluxe Set
  • Measure Up!® Balance
  • Measure Up!® Shovel
  • Playful Bath Shapes
  • Playful Patterns Activity Set
  • Progressive Puzzles
  • Rock the Boat Balance Puzzle
  • Shapes & Colors Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Think-It-Through® Tiles Learning Sets
  • Tree Puzzle
  • Word Match Colors & Shapes Puzzles
  • Word Match First Words Puzzles
  • Money! Money! Game
  • Mosaic Mysteries Tile Game
  • One Odd Old Owl Game Book
  • Qubits®
  • Star Explorer Kit
  • Tactico!™
  • Think-It-Through® Math Book Sets
  • Tricky Fingers Game
  • Word Flip Game

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Infant
Years
Toddler
Years
Preschool
Years
School
Years
="Reading

Comprehension
Vocabulary
Communication

 

  • Animal Lullabies Book & CD
  • Baby Moves™ Book Collection
  • gLove Story Puppet
  • Sounds Like Learning! CD
  • Fingerplays & Fun! CD
  • Measure Up!® Cups
  • Measure Up!® Pots & Spoons
  • Roll & Play Game
  • The Potty Train Book
  • Toddler Talk Phone
  • ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • A B Seas® Fishing Game
  • A Seed Grows Book
  • Ahoy, Pirate Pete Book
  • Beyond the Book™ Big Hungry Bear Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ Gustav Mole Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Bilingual Songs® English/French CD
  • Bilingual Songs® English/Spanish CD
  • Bilingual Wipe Clean Primeras Palabras (First Words) Workbook
  • Busy Bugs Learning Set
  • Busy Farm Learning Set
  • It's a Match! Deluxe Set
  • Measure Up!® Balance
  • Once Upon a Time Book
  • Playful Patterns Activity Set
  • Progressive Puzzles
  • Shapes & Colors Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Letter Fun Lotto
  • Sounds Like Phonics™ Short Vowel Fun
  • The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear Book/CD
  • The Musical Life of Gustav Mole Book/CD
  • The Princess and the Dragon Book/CD
  • Think-It-Through® Tiles Learning Sets
  • Word Match Colors & Shapes Puzzles
  • Word Match First Words Puzzles
  • Zingo!® Tile Game
  • A to Z Jr. Game
  • Friendship Island® Game
  • How To Build Your Own Country Book
  • Money! Money! Game
  • One Odd Old Owl Game Book
  • Puzzle Island Game Book
  • The Jumbo Book of Space
  • Speed Wiz Game
  • Star Explorer Kit
  • Think-It-Through® Reading Book Sets
  • Wiz Kidz Game
  • Word Flip Game

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http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Infant
Years
Toddler
Years
Preschool
Years
School
Years
Expression Skills Learning Pathway

Writing
Arts
Crafts
Color Exploration

  • Fingerplays & Fun! CD
  • Giant Pegboard™
  • Hammer Away! Boat
  • Measure Up!® Cups
  • Measure Up!® Pots & Spoons
  • Toddler Talk Phone
  • ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • A Seed Grows Book
  • Ahoy, Pirate Pete Book
  • Beyond the Book™ Big Hungry Bear Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ Gustav Mole Collection
  • Beyond the Book™ The Princess & the Dragon Collection
  • Discovery Fun Play House
  • Dragon Puppet
  • Garden Works Tool Set
  • Gustav Mole Puppet
  • Jam Session Instruments
  • Make It Fun! Craft Kits
  • Once Upon a Time Book
  • Playful Bath Shapes
  • PlayTown Pet Hospital
  • PlayTown Restaurant
  • PlayTown School
  • Shapes & Colors Wipe Clean Workbooks Set
  • The Big Hungry Bear Play Set
  • How To Build Your Own Country Book
  • Marbleworks® Deluxe Set
  • Mosaic Mysteries Tile Game
  • Qubits®
  • Wiz Kidz Game
http://www.ToysDiscovery.com Infant
Years
Toddler
Years
Preschool
Years
School
Years

(To see pictures and descriptons of products, please visit my online store at www.discoverytoyslink.com/toysdiscovery and click "Shop Products" in the top right corner).

Here is a .pdf file of the Learning Pathways Chart: learning_pathways.pdf (size: 203K)


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