The average American family can spend upward of $1,000 a year on toys and games for kids — and most of those will blaze through kids’ lives like flaming fidget spinners, soon breaking down on the job or falling, forgotten, to the bottom of the fun pile. So when Fatherly’s editors come across toys and games for kids that are ingeniously simple, totally captivating and built to last, we want to share them with parents.
The best developmental toys for toddlers and older kids are both educational and fun — engaging kids’ imaginations with open-ended play and boundless opportunities for experimentation and problem-solving. Games and toys hone our skills, build creativity, and shape us as people. These are some of the very best — selected by Fatherly’s editors week by week.