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Preschool Guide: Toys as Educational Teacher Aids

written by: Janelle Cox • edited by: Donna Cosmato • updated: 4/5/2012

Toys are not just for fun! Letting your preschooler explore and play helps them develop important skills. Learn about the best learning toys that will educate and entertain your preschoolers and how to incorporate them into your classroom.

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    When preschoolers begin school, their first experience is learning through play. Providing the right educational toys can help preschoolers develop skills that they need to have for the future. The right toys are the ones that will enhance vocabulary, social skills, and comprehension.

    The purpose for providing young children with educational toys is to develop their skills and to educate them in the process. Providing toys that engage and enhance learning will benefit them in the long run. Learn about which toys and games you should have in your preschool classroom.

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    Educational Toys for Preschoolers Which Teachers Can Buy

    The developmental period that a preschooler goes through is a crucial time. Learn about educational toys that teachers can purchase to help their students develop the skills that are necessary for achievement. Discover affordable selections that are perfect for a teacher's budget.

    About Preschool Activity Kits

    Learn about which activity kits will help improve your preschoolers' concentration and imagination. Discover inexpensive toys that will make individual classroom use fun and engaging. Learn how these items are a must have in your classroom.

    Educational Toys for Preschoolers

    Using educational toys to enhance your students learning will only benefit the child and keep them engaged in the process. Learn about important toys that you must have in your classroom. Discover educational games, puzzles and toys that help your students develop lifelong skills.

    Hands-On Play with Sand and Water Activities

    Preschoolers love using their imagination and love getting dirty! What better toy is there to have in your classroom than a sand and water table? Learn about hands-on activities that will get your students to use their creative side while they develop important learning skills.

    Preschool Activities for Blocks in the Classroom

    Blocks are an exceptional learning tool that aids in any classroom lesson plan. Discover fun hands-on activities that help develop your little one's mind and learn important skills and concepts in the process. Explore the many uses of blocks through fun activities.

    Ideas for Preschool Toys in the City Theme

    Are you looking for toys to enhance your city theme unit? Learn which educational toys will best educate your students so they will have a better understanding of the city concept. Ideas to try include dress up and the Fisher Price Little People Series.

    Educational Toys for Preschoolers: 3 New Products from MoMA and Chronical Books

    Are you searching for educational toys that will encourage and exercise your students' fine-motor skills? Acquire knowledge on the three best toys to keep your students engaged and use their hands. Discover hand-on toys that make learning fun.

    Pre-K Math Games: You Can Teach Your Preschooler Math Skills with Toys and Games

    The best way for preschoolers to learn is through play. Math can be a hard concept to learn for young ones. Discover which toys and games will help your students learn important math skills by reading this in-depth article.

    The Best Educational Toys for Teachers

    With technology being the front-runner in most of our students' lives, it is important to find educational toys that will embrace our students' wants and needs. Discover fun learning toys that will help you teach and educate your students.

    Table Toys for Preschool: Types, Costs and Uses

    Some of the best educational toys are the ones that are the simplest and provide an overall development in our students. Learn which table toys are beneficial to your students as well as the cost and use for each. Find out how you can incorporate these toys into your curriculum.

    Preschool Learning Centers: Learning Through Play

    Learning centers are a fantastic way for students to gain important developmental skills. Find out how play centers are beneficial for students. Learn which toys and games to incorporate into your centers as well as how to set up the centers for educational success.

    Fun Puzzles for Preschoolers

    Puzzles are a great way to stimulate learning in preschoolers. Find out how students can develop their fine motor skills and how you can create your own puzzles. Discover which puzzles will help your students develop the most skills and keep them actively engaged.

    Learn About the Preschool Alphabet With Toys

    One of the first things preschoolers learn about is the alphabet. Discover which toys aid you in teaching your students this important skill. Discover ideas such as stamps, blocks, puzzles and magnets.

    Toy Safety Checklist for Preschool Class

    While providing educational toys is a necessity in all preschool classrooms, how do you know which toys are safe? Learn about the importance of toy safety with a safety checklist for your class. Before you go out and buy the toys, be sure to discover which toys are the safest.

    Fisher Price Cool School Software: Computer Learning in the Classroom

    Computer skills are an important concept for preschoolers to learn. Having the opportunity to provide this exceptional educational tool will provide children with an in-depth learning experience. Learn about which software to incorporate into your classroom to give your students a basic understanding of computers.

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    Using preschooler toys as teaching aids provides students with the skills and tools they need to succeed and to learn in school. If you have a comment or idea, please feel free to leave a suggestion in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you.

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