Children learn best through play. The environment where a child learns can be used as a second teacher or guide. Having the proper tools and toys available makes homeschooling easier on everyone. Knowing that learning is literally, built right in to each of these products helps me stay sane as a single, homeschooling mom of three. I know that any tool or toy they pull from the shelf has innate educational and learning value – built in – so I can stress less and let them play more. We utilize many different learning tools to practice the foundation of core subjects as we follow our feet in play and learning. Young people are inspired to play independently and collaboratively while practicing and reinforcing academic concepts in tangible, real life, everyday ways. Research tells us that children learn best through play.

Let this list guide your toy curation so that you can rest easy, knowing that anything chosen from the shelf will aid in your child’s learning journey.

(All of these are toys and tools we have used and continue to use in our home. They do contain affiliate links but they are all products we have used and loved.)

I am sure I have missed some, so this will be a living document that I will update consistently. If you have any to add, please connect on IG or our FB group at @ThePlayFULLWay !!

Count With Me Play Set by Mama May I

Tricky Fingers  https://amzn.to/3akJfb7

 Double Shutter https://amzn.to/3eAA2yA

 Yahtzee    https://amzn.to/2VLnThE

 Zingo 123   https://amzn.to/3eDjmXi

 Math Dice JR   https://amzn.to/3czEawS

Fidget Snake    https://amzn.to/3akJIKp

Sudoku Kids   https://amzn.to/3eF7Me4

Thinkfun Hoppers    https://amzn.to/2VoK6TW

Dino Math Tracks   https://amzn.to/2RT8A5D

Snap it Up – Math   https://amzn.to/2XPOPzu

Tri Facta    https://amzn.to/2KicjVR

Sweet Logic https://amzn.to/2Kkk9hV


 Learning Resources – Math Link Cubes  https://amzn.to/3cD9hb7

Pentomino  https://amzn.to/3cw5UTa

Pentomino puzzle   https://amzn.to/2xAGqFB

Dive into Shapes https://amzn.to/34RpPJC


Geometric Solids  https://amzn.to/3apee5y

Mini Muffin Match  https://amzn.to/3cy9OuH

Geoboard https://amzn.to/34SCGLJ

polygon  https://amzn.to/3czjt4h

Inchimals https://amzn.to/2KmOtbA

Chickapig  https://amzn.to/2VJmiJh

Labyrinth https://amzn.to/2RRnJ7t

Balancing Scale https://amzn.to/34Pky5e

Make a Match series by Mama May I

ABC Cookies  https://amzn.to/3ajLifj

 Letter Construction https://amzn.to/3cw6Nes

Site Word Splat   https://amzn.to/2KhgrFT

Spot It!   https://amzn.to/2RSQeBC

Spot It! JR https://amzn.to/2VnVak3

Zingo! https://amzn.to/34RrXRC

Boggle JR https://amzn.to/3btCo0g

Bananagrams https://amzn.to/2zhSsUH

 Elephant and Piggie  https://amzn.to/34QcMIt

What’s Gnu – https://amzn.to/2S40GGk

Fine Motor Skill Builders by Mama May I

Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor https://amzn.to/2VPxfJw

Gears! Gears! Gears! https://amzn.to/3bpg3B1

Learning Resources Peg Play   https://amzn.to/2xLt219

Snap Circuits JR https://amzn.to/2xMMJpn

Snap Circuits https://amzn.to/2XV6K7V

Snap Circuits Light https://amzn.to/34Onr6z

Jenga  https://amzn.to/2ysQsZh

Learning Resources Mix and Measure https://amzn.to/2XQjxbL

Brain Flake  https://amzn.to/2XPFmbn

Squigz    https://amzn.to/3cC8CXt

 Learning Resources Deluxe science kit https://amzn.to/2KmoXDy

Learning Resources Science Kit  https://amzn.to/3eCqQK3

Learning Resources Test Tubes  https://amzn.to/2VqvS50\

Learning Resources Magnetic Lab https://amzn.to/3bB3Ppb

Learning Resources Eyedroppers https://amzn.to/2XRjzAj

Learning Resources Splash Science https://amzn.to/2RU3d5V

Sensory Science Tubes https://amzn.to/3eBKKVB

Super Magnet Lab  https://amzn.to/34PZiwk

Jumbo Magnifiers https://amzn.to/2VJnbBB

Butterfly garden  https://amzn.to/2RWsLzA

Live ladybug kit https://amzn.to/3akPb3T

Uncle Milton Nightlight moon https://amzn.to/2KiUYvY

Primary Science Color Paddles  https://amzn.to/2VrB7S1

Press Here game https://amzn.to/2KmPX5E

Za Za Zoom game https://amzn.to/2VKT10F

Building Loose Parts by Mama May I

Picasso Tiles https://amzn.to/2XXSg78

Picasso Tiles marble run                                      https://amzn.to/2wYXQve

Picasso Tile – Road – https://amzn.to/3563fwR

Guidecraft blocks https://amzn.to/2xAPquo

Guidecraft bocks water https://amzn.to/2XQ77AL

Guidecraft treasure blocks https://amzn.to/2wYhveK

Guidecraft sand blocks https://amzn.to/3bB2ezi

Guidecraft branch blocks https://amzn.to/2KmWWeR

Guidecraft Rainbow Blocks https://amzn.to/2RQXzBA

Guidecraft pyramid blocks stacking https://amzn.to/3bv2n7K

Guidecraft large hallow blocks https://amzn.to/3cwxS18

interlox https://amzn.to/34Onhfs

Automobolox https://amzn.to/34SHdxJ

Waytoplay King of the Road https://amzn.to/3bpPYBU

Waytoplay https://amzn.to/2yqP2yC

Sensory Play by Mama May I
Sensory Bin of the Month Club

https://amzn.to/3czOZ2g

Bilibo Mini Set – https://amzn.to/2x6Q6ax

Remo Kids – Drums – https://amzn.to/2zoVhTP

Pacific Play Tent See Through Tunnel   https://amzn.to/35bfOHy

Aerial Silk – https://amzn.to/2VBMIxS

Gonge hilltop – https://amzn.to/3eRf5PV

Gonge River – https://amzn.to/2zvexPN

Gonge Tactile Discs –  https://amzn.to/3eJt62l

EZ Roller – https://amzn.to/2Y2AWhr

Ogo Sport discs – https://amzn.to/3cDwkT8

Ball Pit – https://amzn.to/3aI1Vln

Play Maty – Ball Pit Balls – https://amzn.to/2KxtDqb

 Radio Flyer – Walker https://amzn.to/2KxtDqb

Ride on Cow – https://amzn.to/3eVls59

The First Year Stacking Cups – https://amzn.to/2x7qbPT

Boon Bath Pipes – https://amzn.to/3eR3mkH

Boon Cast a Fishing – https://amzn.to/2SmeJYj

Alex Tub Tunes – https://amzn.to/3cMg4zb

Learning Resources – Ducks – https://amzn.to/2KzAcbC

Yoga Pretzels – https://amzn.to/2S9mjp0

Breahte Like a Bear – https://amzn.to/2VAVagH