Just for fun, here are the best educational (i.e. toys that are open-ended, encourage thinking, and are a worthwhile purchase) on Amazon right now! Amazon is a tricky thing, because sometimes their “regular” prices are inflated to make their sales look like a better deal. I have, to the best of my ability, compared Amazon’s prices with the actual manufacturer’s price to make sure that these are deals! As always, check before ordering as Amazon can change their prices at any time.
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The Melissa and Doug Shape, Model, and Mold set is on sale from $12.74, marked down from $19.99. We own this set, and the younger boys use it often! We love the rollers and the stamps.
Also from Melissa and Doug – the Suspend balance game is on sale for $12.74, marked down from $16.99. We don’t own this one, but it looks really fun!
Many of the Green Toys are on sale right now. We got Jonathan this Green Toys dump truck for Christmas, and it gets a lot of use! Very sturdy, and he enjoys loading things in the back. It’s on sale for $21.99, marked down from $27.99.
Amazon’s Lego prices are all over the map right now with some items being a good deal and others priced ABOVE Lego’s official price. The Coast Guard Patrol set is truly a good deal at $62.20. Lego.com has it for $79.99. Plus, it has a lighthouse, and I love lighthouses! 🙂
The Lego Duplo My First Train is on sale for $33.99, marked down from $44.99. Jonathan wants this set – I may have to order it for his half birthday. His birthday is January 3rd, so we wait and do gifts on his half birthday.
The Lego Lone Ranger Silver Mine Shootout is a great deal at $47.99, marked down from $69.99. But watch out! The other Lone Ranger sets are priced above the Lego price – probably because many of them are no longer available.
The Keva Contraptions 200 plank set is on sale for $40.82. The original prices says $54, but $49.95 is more realistic (and that’s what we paid for ours) so $40.82 is a good price! We love these blocks. The booklet that comes with the set teaches you how to build all kinds of amazing structures! Fun for ages 8+.