Puzzles And Other Brain-Stretching Toys To Keep Kids Occupied

Engage your kid with these entertaining and sneakily educational toys.

Whether your kids are stuck inside riding out inclement weather, COVID quarantine, one of the myriad horrible viruses running rampant this season or if they simply need some fresh mental stimulation, brain-stretching toys can help keep them engaged and entertained. Puzzles, word games or fun math and reading challenges are all great options that can keep kids happy and busy ― while secretly slipping in some educational benefits.

No one wants to spend a ton of money on junky toys that kids will quickly lose interest in before they’re relegated to a cluttered corner. Below, we’ve rounded up 16 captivating puzzles and toys that will provide hours of fun and enrichment for kids of all ages. Best of all, they’re designed to help increase kids’ concentration, teach them strategy, improve their memory and more.

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Melissa & Doug solar system large floor puzzle

The Learning Journey: Match It! spelling puzzle with matching images

Hape Discovery Scientific workbench

Skillmatics Card Game: Guess in 10 Animal Planet

National Geographic magic chemistry set

Fat Brain Toys One in a Chameleon brainteasers

Robobloq Qobo robot toy

Wooden sorting and balancing stones

Multiplication Chart puzzle

Montessori Mama wooden toddler puzzles

Wee Gallery Ocean Life floor puzzle

Ben Franklin Toys Talking Toy cash register

Fat Brain Toys trestle tracks starter set

Magna-Tiles 100-piece clear colors set

Fat Brain Toys original Dimpl toy

Eeboo 1,000-piece otter puzzle

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