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Top Toys well known for achieving above and beyond expectations

Our Top Toys section lets you in on our secret A list of the most popular toys across our extensive range. We know it’s a little naughty to play favourites but there’s some items here we believe all household MUST have, or at the very least place on your Wishlist for later. All of the items in here have been personally road tested and have the extra Sweet Elephants thumbs up from both ourselves and our dedicated team of testers (our own children, of course)! Not only do they all pass our tests for quality, longevity and educational value, they each have something special about them that makes them consistent sellers from our site. What’s even more exciting for us is knowing that our customers always find there’s so much more to explore with these Top Toys once they have them in their home.

Toys with Educational Value

What we know about these toys is they each have an aspect of educational value, whether it be fine motor skill development, Mathematics, Early Literacy or imaginary play. Each of our individual product descriptions share with you the benefits we have uncovered for both you and your child, including helpful tips on how to encourage learning through play, or suggested activities to get the most out of our products.

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  • baby record book keepsake australiababy keepsake record book that will hold all your treasured memories for the first 5 years
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    Baby Keepsake Record Book

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $39.99
    Whilst baby books are cute, let's face it many are…unique in their own way. Our gorgeous linen covered baby keepsake record book with embossed title will maintain its fresh, clean appeal for decades to come. Fill the pages with personalised information about your loved one from pre-birth to the fifth year. You will be able to remember details such as your little one's family tree, baby shower, birth details, first tooth, steps, haircut and holiday for years to come. Whether it be to celebrate a birth announcement, baby shower, birth, Christening or special birthday, this baby keepsake record book truly is a present that any parent would treasure. Features: *210 x 285mm *96 pages Recommend Age: Pre-birth and newborn
  • Sale! time teacher watch purplekids watch that helps children to grasp the tricky concept of time

    Easy Read Time Teacher Kids Watch

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $25.99$36.95
    At first glance, telling the time may seem a simple concept to learn, however when you consider the number of skills required to accurately read analogue time such counting, number identification, fractions, length, spacial awareness and ambiguous terms such as 'second', 'minute', 'hour' and 'past' it is easy to accept that teaching time is not only challenging but can cause children severe anxiety. Reading the time is without doubt an important life-skill, so how can we avoid the frustration and tears? With an Easy Read Time Teacher Kids Watch. A watch the teaches time in the matter of minutes in 3 simple steps. Features: *With a 33mm diameter it is the perfect size for a little one's wrist-but can still be used for adults. The glass face adds to its sophistication and clarity. *It is water resistant. *Recommended Age: Those identifying digits to 30 (approx 4 years) - the young at heart. See more information for additional features.
  • easy read time teacher is the perfect clock for learning to read the timetime teacher clock helps people to read the time on an analogue clock

    Easyread Time Teacher Kids Clock

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $36.95$44.95
    Learning to tell the time is an abstract concept which many children find challenging. With the Easyread time teacher clocks, telling the time just got well…easy! For children who can identify numbers to 30, kids can read the time with just a few minutes of instruction with 3 painless steps. It is that simple! 1) Read the number at the end of the long/minute hand 2) Say ‘minutes to’ if the long hand is pointing to the red/pink side of the clock OR ‘minutes past’ if it is pointing to the blue/green side of the clock This time would read, “2 minutes to 8” Features: *Clear distinction between the size of the hour numbers and hand and the minute numbers and hand *No ticking equals less distraction *Recommended Age 5 years (or when child can identify numbers to 30) *Rainbow and Grey clock: 29cm *Classroom clock: 35cm Requires 1 AA battery (not included) Recommended Age: 5+ years
  • matador building blocks are super cool. Build ships, ferris wheels, cars, trucks, planes, ball runs, you name it you can do iteducational toys australia

    Educational Toys Matador

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $12.90$529.90
    Pop in the pins, hammer, twist, chisel and create a new and exhilarating masterpiece over and over again-with Matador wooden construction kits there’s no time for boredom! Build a vehicle, an animal, a moveable windmill or even a ball run! Matador will open your child’s imaginary world where there are no boundaries. Combining three basic elements of play-movement, motor skills and higher order thinking, Matador embraces open-ended learning, stimulates communication between friends and parents and encapsulates the creativity innate in every being; is it any wonder that these educational toys delight all generations? Features: *A world of creativity waiting to be explored.  Each kit is slightly different so check out our longer description to work out which is best your your family. Recommended Age: 3+ years (small parts)
  • science for kids to safely explore elecronicselectronics kit for kids is safe and fun
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    Electronics Kit Clip Circuit

    $19.95$69.95
    Lights...Sound…Action! Get ready to fall in love with Clip Circuit electronics kit. Kits that capture young kids’ natural curiosity of electricity, provide a hands on approach to the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of systems; all without compromising safety. With an easy to follow manual- which progresses in task difficulty, kids are guided to build both series and parallel circuits with colour-coded and numbered pieces that snap together with ease; no soldering required. It is that simple. No fuss, no frustration and pieces can be used over and over again to construct jaw-dropping science experiments. Recommended Age: 5 years +
  • grimms rainbow tunnel wooden toy is awesome for pretend playgrimms rainbow large is a super popular wooden toy for all ages
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    Grimms Rainbow Wooden Stacker

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $29.50$132.00
    Little ones are so inquisitive when it comes to rainbows…their natural curiosity wants to know where do they stop, how are they made and what are the colours of the rainbow. Grimm’s Rainbow perfectly captures the wonder and awe of rainbow magic with these beautifully designed tunnels. Embark on magic adventures of open-ended play by building marble runs, sculptures, bridges, roads, fences, miniature dolls houses, stacking towers and so much more. Features: Made from naturally oiled lime wood and coloured with child-safe, non-toxic water based colour stain for the ultimate play experience. Dimensions Small 11 x 4 x6 cm Medium 17 x 7 x 10 cm Large 36 x 7 x 17cm Recommended Age: For the young to the young at heart NEW SHIPMENT DUE EARLY DECEMBER
  • wooden planks kevakeva planks are fabulous open ended educational toys
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    Wooden Planks Structure building blocks by Mindware is a set of 200 KEVA wooden planks ready to bring out the budding architect in your child, or your own inner child. The best part is, there’s no glue, screws, or connecting pieces required. To build their chosen structure, kids simply stack their pile of pine planks to come up with their own buildings, domino track, ball runs and structures. What they come up with is limited only by their imagination. Features:
    • Ideas booklet
    • 200 Keva planks
    Age: 5 + years
  • wooden stacking toys can be challenging. Create your own challenges with Kiko tanabata star dominoskiko tanabata star dominos
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    Boys building toys are often talked about, but what about construction toys for girls? Kiko have designed the perfect educational toy for all kids-even the big ones, with Tanabata Star Domino set. Tanabata dominoes consist of 7 coloured stars (10 of each) and 30 natural beech stars numbered 0-9 incased in a funky gold bag. The activities you can do with these small wooden toys are only limited by your imagination. Recommended Age: 3+ years
  • thinkfun laser game is an awesome educational toy and should become a part of your familys games nightlaser maze game thinkfun a logic puzzle for the whole family to enjoy
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    Take a science-inspired game, add a little brain bending and voila, you have Laser Maze Game, the perfect logic game that teaches STEM skills while encouraging problem solving and independent thinking. Simply mention ‘Laser Game’ to any kid and their eyes will light up ready to have some fun. Using mirrors and beam splitters, players direct lasers through some clever maze challenges with the end goal to light up their target with the laser. Features:
    • Game Grid
    • 60 Challenge Cards from Beginner to Expert
    • 11 Game Tokens (1 Laser, 2 Beam-Splitters, 1 Mirror, 1 Cell Blocker, 5 Targets/Mirrors and 1 Checkpoint)
    For ages 8 to Adult
  • wooden toys for kids are not only fun but long lasting. Kukkia Kiko Machi London is a fabulous play set.kiko toys are wooden magnetic toy sets that kids can build
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    Machi London by Kiko Toys mix magnets, wooden blocks and chalk all into one awesome toy. Children will be spellbound by Machi London's charm as they draw roads, paths and flowers on the chalkboard base and place the magnetic wooden blocks in position to create a striking city. Ride on a double decker bus or whizz around in a stylish black cab exploring sites such as the London Eye, Big Ben or the British Museum; whatever your child decides there is bound to be hours of pleasure encounter. Recommended Ages: 3+ years
  • mystery bag of educational toys

    Mystery Bag

    $40.00$199.00
    Bring a little spark to your mail box with a mystery bag. Jam packed with value each bag is filled with goodies to delight both you and your little one. Each bag is carefully selected to match the needs of each age group such as baby, toddler, pre-school, early primary (prep-Grade 2) and middle primary (Grades 3 and 4). Packs are limited and will vary with surprises. Spend more and get more value Choose from a: $40 bag and receive $60 value $50 bag and receive $80 value $100 bag and receive $160 value Get more value for your buck and split up all the goodies as presents for several different children for Mother's Group, Kinder and School presents.
  • wooden blocks rainbow to explore light, colour. shape, fractions, art and so much morerainbow blocks are mesmoring for the whole herd
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    Rainbow Blocks

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $64.99
    Rainbow blocks are simply the coolest wooden blocks on the market. No longer do you have to be satisfied with plain blocks. These beautiful hardwood architectural rainbow blocks with red, blue, green or yellow acrylic centres transform a child's world over and over as they discover the principles of light, colour, shape and creativity. Recommended Ages: 1 + years
  • traffic jam game thinkfun rush hour
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    Honk Hooonnk!! Where on earth is that little red car going, and how is he going to get out of the traffic jam? It’s going to take some clever thinking to get out of this one. This Rush Hour traffic jam game, teaches kids (big and small) to tackle the gridlock using their brain power to strategically slide around the other vehicles and make way for the red car to escape the traffic. Features:
    • Rush Hour Traffic Grid with card storage
    • 40 Challenge Cards from Beginner to Expert with Solutions
    • 15 Blocking Cars and Trucks and 1 Red Escape Car
    • Game-Go Bag to take the game with you anywhere
    Age: 8 and Up Players: 1 Player
  • wooden number blocks can assist with computation especially when you use Sumbloxsumblox are wooden blocks that assist with maths. If the numbers add up, so will the heights
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    Sumblox

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $219.99
    Sumblox are the latest mathematical tool on the market that are assisting and empowering children of several ages to develop a deep understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. Sumblox allow kids to discover maths on their own terms through engaging hands-on play. The 43 hardwood building blocks are carved into digits from 1 to 10 and can be stacked on top of each other in multiple combinations to easily display the relationship between value and symbol. How cool is that? No matter how they are stacked, if the numbers add up so will the heights! Recommended Ages: 1-11 years
  • lego storage bag and play mat that you can create your own by colouring
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    Are you tired of stepping on toys or perhaps sick of telling the kids to pick up after themselves? The 2 in 1 Play and Go toy and Lego storage bag takes the pain of packing away, allowing more time for the more important things like fun! Features:
    • 140cm diameter and made from high quality polycotton
    • portable and hard wearing
    • extra bonus with the "Colour Me Style"
  • Machi town kukkia kikotoy wooden blocks by kukkia kiko
    Toy wooden blocks by Kiko Machi Tiny Town are open-ended and provide hands on experiences to nurture understandings in mathematics, language, science and dramatic play. Watch in delight as your child becomes the mayor of this wonderful 15 piece beech wood magnetised Japanese city featuring 3 houses, 6 trees, 2 traffic lights, 2 hills (one with removable snow) and a car. These Machi toy wooden blocks will have your child happily entertained for hours. Also available in London and Paris these little gems can be added together for additional fun. Recommended Age: 4+ years

  • smart games trucky 3 is the perfect spatial awareness game for kidstrucky 3 is an amazing game by Smart games that tests your spatial skills. It is a must have for every family's wooden games for kids collection
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    Trucky 3

    $39.99
    Trucky 3 is a clever 3D puzzle game that will have even the big kids bamboozled. These truck games are fabulous tools for developing logical thinking and spatial reasoning skills through play. Toddlers can initially push these happy trucks from one destination to another until their clever little minds are ready to discover the irresistible brain teasing aspect that accompanies these truck games. Features:
    • 3 trucks, 48 challenges
    • Recommended 3-8 years
  • wishbone 3 in 1wishbone bike is an ideal gift for a first birthday, Christening, Christmas or Easter. It teaches kids to balance so that they won't have a need for training wheels, reducing the chances of falling

    Wishbone Bike Original 3 in 1

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $289.99$299.99
    Wishbone Bike is a Multi Award Winning balance bike sensation and here's why. This revolutionary design grows with your child assisting them through milestones to ultimately ride a push bike in the easiest way possible. Starting at 12 months the seat can be removed from the trike to assist children to walk. A few months later the seat can be reattached and the child can use the bike as a trike; gaining greater control over stirring with a sturdy frame beneath them. As your child acquires more confidence and stability (approximately 2.5-3 years) the trike converts to a balance bike or commonly known as a running bike. Now your child begins to learn to balance. Unlike training wheels, Wishbone bikes recognise that is is easier to learn to balance before pedalling. Put that way it's crazy to think that most people learn pedal first right? At 4-5 years the frame of the Wishbone Bike is flipped so that your child can experience maximum usage out of once of the largest balance bikes on the market. Seat height adjusts from 28-46cm. Such magnificent value! SHIPPING FEE APPLIES
  • wooden ride on toyswishbone flip red is an ideal first birthday present to get kids moving. It is a ride on, rocker and push toy
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    Wishbone Flip

    $169.99
    Rock & Roll It’s a rocker.  It’s a ride-on.  It’s your child’s best friend. With its innovative flipping mechanism, Wishbone Flip transforms from rocker to ride-on in seconds. Eye-catching and super-functional. Wishbone Flip is a timeless toy your whole family will love. Features: *Made from 100% reforested birch plywood. *Meets current European, US and international toy safety standards. Recommended for ages 1 to 5. SHIPPING FEE APPLIES
  • wobbel rocking board can be used for imaginative play or developing gross motor skillswobbel board is a fabulous wobble balance board for core strength
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    Wobbel Board

    $295.00
    Wobbel board is a modernised Waldorf classic capturing the minds of your loved ones. But is this spectacular European beech wood toy a balance board, swing, cave, step, stool, bridge, racetrack, marble run, animal’s back or doll’s cradle? Your family will have so much fun bonding, discovering and learning endless new ways to play with your Wobbel board. Designed to develop strength, balance and core stability, this quality wooden layered curved board is built to rock and roll all day. Whether you stand, sit or lie, you can’t help but feel at peace with the smooth textures and soothing motion. Features:
    • Perfect for physical therapy and sensory input as you and your loved ones manipulate the board through movement
    • Made from sustainable materials
    • EKO felt backing will reduce noise, protect your floors from scratching and is free from nasty synthetic chemicals
    • Meets CE standards
    • Weight limit of 200kgs and dimensions of 90 x 30 cm
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  • wooden plane kukkia kikowooden plane

    Wooden Plane

    $55.00
    For wooden plane fans far and wide, this little wonder ‘Hikoko’ by Kiko Toys in Japan is sure to excite budding pilots of all ages. Its sleek design will have your little ones captured from the moment they first lay their eyes on it.  The built-in pull-back motor creates an extra wow factor when it is released and they watch the plane zoom along the runway. Features: *European Beech Wood finish. *Use as a toy or decor. Recommended Age: 3-9 years
  • wooden rainbow decor to make your childs room brightwooden rainbow for exploring and creating symmetry, colour, balance and creative play
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    A delightfully, vibrant wooden rainbow that will grow with your child and remain a favourite for many years. Designed with your loved one’s creativity, safety and learning in mind you will be amazed by the magic that this handmade wooden rainbow ignites. From 1-2 years : explore colour and shape, texture and build vocabulary. Between 3-4 years: creative play increases as he/she substitutes the blocks for other objects and toys and develops simple pattern making and stacking. The opportunities for older children and adults are endless and more sophisticated. Through building one’s imagination, symmetry and balancing skills are challenged. Adding extra blocks like our Machi sets can further enhance play and encourage higher order thinking. Features: *Size: 260mm x 130mm x 20mm Recommended Age: 3 years +
  • toy trucks hape make the best toys for future builderstoy trucks that are fun, sturdy and perfect for the avid builder
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    Wooden Trucks

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $34.99
    Wooden Trucks by Hape open up a whole new world of pretend play. Watch their imaginations run wild as they set up their own construction scene with just one, or maybe all of these amazing vehicles. *The Great Big Digger-dig up the ground ready for construction with a moveable scoop. *Steam’N Roll-roll the moveable spinning roller over their freshly dug surface to flatten it ready for the construction workers. *The Mix’N’Truck-featuring a cement mixing barrel that turns and tilts for cement pouring. *The Dumper Truck-a must for transporting the materials ready for construction to begin. Recommended Ages: 2+ years