The Best Educational Toys & Activities for Kids 

Here at Birdkids, we understand how important it is to keep your little ones learning over the summer holidays so we have put together a definitive list of some of our favourite products that have a fantastic educational benefit. Whether you want to teach your children about our magnificent solar system or explore the wild animals that roam our earth, we have a great range of educational toys, puzzles and books as well as other fun and engaging products that will develop their creative and artistic skills.


Thirty-Six Wild Animals 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

This 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from Crocodile Creek is fun and challenging and will enable your child to learn the different species of wild animals that inhabit our world. Each puzzle creates a learning environment that includes 36 different species of wild animals and a chart which lists each animal’s name in multiple languages.

The Solar System 1000 Piece Puzzle

Explore our solar system with this amazing 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from Eurographics. The beautifully illustrated panels offer a panoramic view of our solar system consisting of the 8 planets with moons, the sun and 4 dwarf planets. The strong high-quality puzzle pieces are made from recycled board and printed with vegetable-based ink. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time.

100 Piece Discover Puzzle - World Animals

Teach your child about the animals of the world with this beautifully designed 100 Piece Giant Floor Jigsaw Puzzle from Crocodile Creek. This puzzle comes complete with 21 put-together animal figures and an illustrated guide book that includes facts and details about each of the animals featured.

Djeco Puzzle Duo - Emotions

Puzzle Duo - Emotions from Djeco features 8 beautifully illustrated puzzles that are designed to teach your child to recognise emotions and feelings such as love, surprise, fear and anger. The game involves matching the shown emotion to the appropriate situation and presents the perfect opportunity for your child to learn about and understand their own feelings.


The Big Human Body Activity Book

The Big Human Body Activity Book is bursting with fun and fact-filled activities for inquisitive kids. Children can find out about everything from where to find the smallest bone in the body to when you are most likely to need a poo!

This innovative activity book includes brain-training memory games, intestine mazes, spot-the-difference searches, odd-one-out puzzles and so much more. Each puzzle explores a different part of the body and includes lots of fun facts to discover along the way.

Learn to Write ABC

Learn to Write ABC encourages children to follow the dots to form letters, it's as simple as A, B, C. Young doodlers will delight in transforming the quirky illustrations by following the dots and filling in the letters. From transforming 'A's into googly crocodile eyes, to noses on cats made out of 'Z's, teaching children to form their letters has never been more fun.

Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

This Grand Tour of the Solar System book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System – visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where no human has been before.

Along the way, kids can discover how we could live on Mars, learn about the hunt for a mysterious super-Earth, have a snowball fight on Mercury, climb the tallest mountain in the Solar System and much, much more.

The Big Green Activity Book

Perfect for budding eco-heroes, The Big Green Activity Book is packed with more than 70 puzzles and quizzes to test curious kids and teach them about our changing planet. Each puzzle covers an eco-topic such as saving water, recycling or deforestation, which the reader can complete as they learn facts along the way.

Arts & Crafts

Avenue Mandarine Pix Gallery - Tulip

Teach your child a wonderful new hobby with the Pix Gallery Embroidery Kit from Avenue Mandarine. The kit contains all the items needed to complete the beautiful embroidery pattern. The picture is pre-printed onto cotton and the completed embroidery can be placed inside the included wooden hoop.

Djeco Animambo Guitar

The Djeco Animambo Guitar is the ideal first acoustic guitar for any aspiring musicians. Featuring 6 steel strings that can be tuned, this child's guitar is made from strong, durable wood that is beautifully painted. This kid's acoustic guitar is a great way to develop an appreciation of music from a young age.

Djeco Weaving Wool - Woolly Jumper

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of weaving with wool with this Creative Craft Kit from Djeco. Simply punch holes in the included illustrated board and weave a colourful patterned woolly jumper for the cat. This kit contains everything needed to make the picture including needles, thread, cotton, a hole puncher and a threader.

Giant World Map

Learn about the world with this globe-trotting Giant World Map from Clockwork Soldier. Use the 3D compass, aeroplanes, pop out landmarks and activities provided to take a trip around our wonderful planet. Learn about time zones, continents and discover new countries, landmarks and animals using the fun-packed activity sheets that are included.

Toys & Games

Djeco Educational Game - Additions

Count up your favourite wildlife friends with this fun and engaging Educational Game from Djeco! Get your kids into maths by learning about simple additions with an easy set of rules and plenty of vibrant animal characters to keep them entertained at the same time.

Tiger Tribe Waterworks - Pipeline

Let your little ones soak up some quality time in the bath with Waterworks - Pipeline from Tiger Tribe. Pour water through the top of the head of this multi-layered toy for an early childhood lesson in water exploration.

Waterworks - Pipelines provides multiple interactive activities and helps to develop key STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) skills including problem-solving, creative thinking, critical analysis, independent thinking as well as testing and exploring.

Tender Leaf Toys Weather Watch

Teach your little one about astronomy, our changing seasons, and the everchanging weather, with this Weather Watch Playset from Tender Leaf Toys. Features include a temperature gauge, lunar display and weather gauge.

Janod Magnetic Book - Alphabet

This Magnetic Educational Game from Janod will help your little one learn the alphabet. Featuring 26 illustrated magnets and 116 letters magnets, the aim is to correctly write the word indicated on the illustrated magnet. This game comes in a lovely book-shaped box set, making it ideal for storing on a bookshelf or in a child's room.

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