The Best Toys for Learning

One to check out: Letter Factory Game by LeapFrog; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2005

5. Sports equipment. Playing sports "develops coordination and big muscles along with a sense of teamwork and fair play -- important learning that is often overlooked."

One to check out: Mini Golf by Alex; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2005

6. Puzzles. "These develop visual discrimination and patience to stay with a less than instant task."

One to check out: Beginner Pattern Blocks by Melissa and Doug, available at; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2005
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