Being restricted to learning at home during a pandemic is a challenging experience for young children — and pretty much everyone else. With schools across the country shutting down or limiting class sizes in 2020, you may have found yourself wondering how you could help your preschooler stay on track in the age of remote learning.
Fortunately, plenty of great educational products encourage children to develop their cognitive skills without even realizing it. While traditional "school work" may not sound like fun to many kids, especially preschoolers, children universally love to play with fun toys or test their skills playing an exciting game.
That's the reason many of the products found here are game-based learning tools, which come loaded with fun activities that kids are sure to love. What may look like a traditional board game could be a great way to help your kids practice their counting skills. Worried about too much screen time? Take the guilt out of letting your child explore technology with apps and devices that can help them learn to read, memorize numbers and shapes, and build their creativity.
With the holidays approaching, keep in mind that these products make great gifts for both your own children and those of family and friends. Whether you're looking to give your child a head start in learning or encourage them to use the skills they are currently learning through online schooling, you're sure to find some excellent tools to keep them happy, healthy and entertained. Let’s get this learning party started with some of our top picks for preschool-aged learners!