Anatex's claim to fame is its award-winning Rollercoaster toy: a maze of wires and moving beads that has been a doctor's office waiting-room favorite since the 1980s. Founded in 1982, Anatex has expanded its line of educational toys over the yeras to include play cubes (ornate wooden blocks decorated with games), magnetic tables, school furniture and more. The University of Southern California business school has recognized Anatex for its innovative marketing strategy, which involves promoting toys through the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We always try to pick out the most fun toys for our kids (we want the playroom to be the happiest place on earth), but we love it when a toy combines fun with learning. From letters to new languages, the items here all have an educational component (we have books, too!). Our top picks: A play mat made of connecting letters, and toy instruments for mini musicians.
Innovative playtime picks to get their gears turning early
Playing is a kid’s job, and this line of educational toys makes playtime as enriching as it is fun. Included in today’s toy box: foam play mats featuring numbers and letters, colorful blocks that help kids build their imaginations, plus musical instruments, shape sorters, and more.
These toys are proof that you can't underestimate the power of play. Foam mats teach letters and numbers, building blocks teach fine motor skills, and special beanbags teach phonics. The kids will be happy, and so will you.