I love educational toys. My son thinks he’s just playing but he’s actually learning! (mwa ha ha ha) Right now he loves the alphabet, so he owns quite a collection of alphabet toys and alphabet books. Below you’ll find 10 of our favorites.
My son is a late talker. As with crawling and walking, he is taking his absolute time to get up to speed. He just seems to be one of those kids who is extremely tentative and will only start something once he’s absolutely 100 percent okay with it. While I can’t deny that I wish he would talk more, every day now he is saying more and more words and I love hearing his little voice. What’s funny, though, is that while he’s not keen on talking, he absolutely LOVES the alphabet. He walks around the house singing the alphabet song all day long. He knows his uppercase and lowercase letters by sight and can sound out some letters. Full words, though? Apparently, that’s for the birds!
Because he loves the alphabet so much, I’ve invested in a few alphabet toys already, and have added a couple more to his wish list. I love that he loves the alphabet and want to continue building upon the knowledge and skills he has already gained. Educational toys are a great way to encourage learning without being overbearing. I’m all about it. If you’ve also got a little alphabet lover on your hands – or want to turn your child into one – here are a few of my favorite alphabet toys and alphabet books.
Awesome Alphabet Toys & Alphabet Books
My son is absolutely obsessed with these Alphabet Acorns. For something so basic, there seems to be a never-ending assortment of ways to play with them. For instance, both the acorn base and the cap have different letters on them, so you can match up the letters. You can hide the little toys that come with the acorns inside of them. You can stack the acorns. Seriously, my son loves when I pull these out and they really are great for kids who are learning the alphabet. Word of warning, though: The little toys that come with the acorns are pretty small. This set is ONLY for kids who are past the age of putting things in their mouths.
My son received My Awesome Alphabet Book as a gift and it quickly became his favorite book EVER. In fact, I credit this book with him learning the alphabet as quickly as he did! Each page is cut to look like a letter. While this isn’t a board book, the pages are a little thicker than traditional paper, which makes them easy to grasp for little hands. In addition to each page being the shape of a letter, the back of the page is covered with items whose names start with that particular letter. This is our favorite alphabet book and I cannot recommend it more highly!