Want to get your child a fun toy that doesn’t require technology? Check out Parenting’s below list for a few of the best tech-free toys of 2014.
Bright Starts Having a Ball Get Cookin’ Kitchen: With five food-themed balls, 10 different activities and over 50 melodies and sound effects, the Bright Starts Having a Ball Get Cookin’ Kitchen will most definitely keep your youngsters entertained. The set also comes with a book that encourages them to recognize foods, colors and letters. Recommended for kids 18 months and up.
Mini Micro 3-in-1 Scooter: The 3-in-1 scooter grows with your child from ages 1-5. The scooter comes with a ride-on seat for age 1, an O-bar for age 2 and a TBar for kids 3-5. The company also sells scooters for kids ages 3-5, 6-12 and 12- adult, so family members of all ages can ride right along with them.
Monster High Create-A-Monster Design Lab: With this Monster Design Lab, kids create a new monster to attend Monster High. They simply use body parts and a tattoo sheet to create a design, place it in the lab and when the light stops flashing a unique doll of your child’s design has been created. Recommended for kids 3 and up.
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32 Piece Set: These colorful tiles are a step up from the plain wood blocks you probably had as a kid. With the magnetic pieces, kids can create countless formations on a flat surface or in 3D designs and build skills like pattern and shape recognition. Recommended for kids 3 and up.
GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine: The GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine engineering set comes with a book and all the parts your kids need to build with Goldie and leave them feeling like an engineer. It boosts their spatial skills, teaches them engineering principles and problem-solving skills and also lets them use their imagination to create a story. Recommended for kids 4-9.
Perplexus Maze Puzzle: This puzzle in a ball puts motor skills and hand-eye coordination to the test. Players pick a path and maneuver a small marble within the sphere through obstacles while shifting, twisting and working with gravity to reach the end. Recommended for kids 6 and up.
Elenco Snap Circuite Green – Alternative Energy Kit: This eco-friendly themed game teaches your kids about new energy sources by letting them build any of the 125 projects in the kit. They can create working electronic circuits with the included components like solar cell, LEDs, windmill, energy cell and hand crank. Recommended for kids age 8 and up.