When adults hear the word "toy" they generally think of an idle waste of time while playing with trinkets. What is going on in the child's head, however, is a whole world of discovery.
Fortunately, there's are large number of web designers living their second childhood and are designing toys that open the child's mind to more than idle fantasy. This page lists web sites offering toys that challenge the child to discover.
Constructive Playthings (*) Constructive Playthings, by US Toy, offers instructive toys, blocks, etc., ideal for classrooms, playgrounds and home.
Imagine Childhood (*) Imagine Childhood is a family owned firm from Colorado with crafts, toys and ideas to spark a child's imagination and create childhood memories.
Brackitz (*) - review Brackitz is a super fun construction toy that uses long pieces with interlocking brackets, pullies, and other innovative designs to create imaginative structures.
Learning Resources (www.learningresources.com) Learning Resources is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars (telescope.com) - review Established in 1975, Orion Telescope of Cupertino offers high quality direct to consumer optics including telescopes, binoculars and astrophotography supplies.
Tiggly (tiggly.com) Based in New York, Tiggly offers interactive toys and iPad learning apps for toddlers and preschoolers.
Lakeshore Learning (Profile) Established as a toy shop in 1954, Lakeshore Learning has developed a fun selection of education toys and learning resources.