12 Educational Toys Under $50 To Buy This Black Friday

Get your child's Christmas gift settled with one of these educational, yet affordable toys!

Black Friday is here! And what better time to splurge on toys and gifts for the little ones—especially with the Christmas holidays coming up? 

Now if you're thinking, "we shouldn't be gifting toys to kids anymore!" Not to worry, these are not your typical clutter-causing items, these toys will stimulate their senses and help with physical and mental development, too!

And finally, if you're on a budget, you're in luck! These toys are all less than S$50—with some eligible for further discounts on Amazon Singapore! DBS/POSB MasterCard holder? A special offer awaits you, here.

Happy Shopping!

LeapFrog Alphabet Phonics Bus
  • Price: S$39.99

Features a bright yellow school bus with 26 colourful letter buttons that come alive with unique and silly personalities. Includes animal, game and music mode. In game mode, press letters to help characters hop off the bus. How exciting! 

Author review:

A great toy to introduce phonics to the little ones while also helping to improve their fine motor skills. With the accompaniment of  Scout and his adorable animal friends, your child will definitely enjoy singing along to “Little Puppy Had a Bus” and “Letters Get on the Bus”!

VTech PJ Masks Super Catboy Learning Watch, Blue
  • Price: S$17.83

Play four exciting games that explore numbers, counting, addition and shapes while trying to defeat Romeo, Luna Girl and the Ninjalinos. The watch includes nine different PJ Mask clock faces, an alarm, timer, stopwatch and cuckoo clock.

Author review:

Unleash your child's inner superhero with this watch. It's so versatile and the digital features will keep your little one entertained. The picture quality is also great! A perfect gift for your little one that will definitely have other kids wishing they had one too.

LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch
  • Price: S$47.49

A 2-in-1 laptop that features five learning modes—ABCs, numbers, games, music and messages. Kids can pretend to be like mum and dad with role-play activities like emailing Scout. The laptop features an A-Z keyboard and number buttons 1-10, while the tablet features a touch screen.

Author review:

One of the great features that comes with the LeapTop Touch is that parents can help customise it to help their children spell their names. Kids will also enjoy toggling between the laptop and touchpad modes. With a handle in place, it's the perfect toy to take along outdoors and learn on the go!

Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes-100
  • Price: S$22.90

Hone your little learner's math skills with these versatile and stackable Mathlink Cubes! Ideal for ages 5+, they are great for counting to 100 by ones and tens, grouping, and one-to-one correspondence. 

Author review:

We love how each cube has a geometric shape cutout such as hexagon, pentagon and triangle among others, allowing little learners to engage in more complex patterned activities. Also, these cubes are made to fit their little hands so it's definitely a plus point! The possibilities are endless when it comes to arranging these fun cubes.

VTech Musical Rhymes Book
  • Price: S$17.56

Features engaging nursery rhymes and vibrant pictures, with learning and music modes that introduces age-appropriate vocabulary, music and instrument sounds. Baby book is suitable from aged 6 months to 3 years old. 

Author review:

Babies will have fun twisting and sliding on the fun play pieces that encourages motor skills development. One of the great features is that you can turn the volume down pretty low to avoid causing any disturbances. We also love how the colours are simply vibrant that gives off a cheerful vibe—a great toy that will surely brighten up your little one's day! 

Galt 1004864 Toys, Rainbow Lab, Multi-Colored
  • Price: S$44.90

Rainbow lab includes a 24-page full colour lab book with 12 fun experiments that include colour mixing, growing amazing jelly-like crystals and creating a rainbow in a test tube. Suitable for ages 5 years & up, adult supervision is required.

Author review:

A great toy for encouraging early STEM learning and scientific thinking in kids while having fun all at once! A super interactive experience that allows kids to utilise their creativity skills. Parents can also rest assured that Galt products are quality controlled.

LeapFrog Mr. Pencil's Scribble & Write (Amazon Exclusive)
  • Price: S$30.19

Explore six activities that introduce writing, drawing and spelling with the help of Mr. Pencil: write numbers, shapes, uppercase letters and lowercase letters step-by-step. This interactive toy requires 3 AA batteries.

Author review:

An effective way to help your little tot with letter recognition. We like how there's a visual representation that makes it easier for younger kids to make the connection between shapes and objects. And parents, you will appreciate the setting of switching off the background sounds.

Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
  • Price: S$16.05

Your forest pals are hungry and need your help! Help them find their acorns in this fun and addictive preschool game. This cute and colourful board game is great for teaching young children about colours in a fun way, while they develop matching skills and turn-taking among others.

Author review:

The sneaky bit of this game with having to 'steal' acorns from another player makes it the more enticing for the kids—them liking to test the waters. Apart from that, the game is easy to set up and the tongs are great even for little hands, so no worries on that parents! The cute package is also a plus factor!

LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch, Pink
  • Price: S$47.83

A 2-in-1 laptop that features five learning modes—ABCs, numbers, games, music and messages. Kids can pretend to be like mum and dad with role-play activities like emailing Scout. The laptop features an A-Z keyboard and number buttons 1-10, while the tablet features a touch screen.

Author review:

One of the great features that comes with the LeapTop Touch is that parents can help customise it to help their children spell their names. Kids will also enjoy toggling between the laptop and touchpad modes. With a handle in place, it's the perfect toy to take along outdoors and learn on the go!

LeapFrog Mr. Pencil's Scribble and Write
  • Price: S$31.39

With the help of friendly Mr. Pencil, explore six activities that will introduce writing, drawing and spelling. With the use of a simple stylus, kids are free to get creative and draw anything they want as well as tracing numbers, letters and shapes on the touch pad. 

Author review:

The cute animations that appear is definitely one of the plus points when you tap on the screen as you watch your writing come alive. It's interactive for the little ones and will keep them entertained. More importantly, it introduces early spelling and makes writing fun for them!

ThinkFun Potato Pirates Coding Card Game and STEM Toy
  • Price: S$20.58

Battle other players to eliminate their Potato Crews and seize their Potato King Cards. Acquire all seven Potato King Cards OR be the last player sailing and you win! This hilariously fun game is built to help develop critical thinking skills in kids through introducing key programming concepts.

 

Author review:

We like how the game is suitable for both boys and girls, and comes with a clear and easy to understand instruction manual, allowing the young ones to pick up the game instantly. It's fun yet challenging for both kids and adults, making it the perfect activity for some quality family time!

VTech Turn and Learn Driver
  • Price: S$33.62

The fun car design encourages imaginative play with a traffic light, a signal lever that triggers fun sounds and music and a gear shifter that pushes and pulls to introduce opposites. Suitable for children aged 6 months to 3 years old. 

Author review:

We love and envision how this toy would be a staple in the little ones' playtime, which can be incorporated into both schools and homes as an early education toy. The variety of vibrant colours also helps to stimulate your little driver's senses, together with the fun animal and music sounds. 

Written by

Jia Ling

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