Keep in mind that many times toys that are labeled “educational” actually aren’t all that educational. The best types of toys are going to be ones that allow children to really get into the flow of creative and imaginative play.
Little Surfer Balance Board– This is an extremely versatile “toy” that kids of all ages can play with. Whether it’s baby using it to practice pulling up or low height climber, toddlers use it as a bridge, a tunnel, a surfboard, or a seesaw.
Play Silks– The ultimate in open-ended play. My kids use these to build forts, as superhero capes, props for dancing, like blankets for their dolls, they ball them up and pretend they are garbage to be cleaned up.