Give the gift of learning this holiday season! Check out our collection of best-selling learning toys priced at $10 or less. Building someone amazing doesn’t have to break the bank!

  1. Coding Critters™ Pet Poppers: Pepper the Cat

What’s popping? New STEM adventures! Meet Pepper the Cat, the quick-moving kitten pal of Scamper & Sneaker and star of the Pet Poppers adventures! With the help of her fun launcher house, Pepper introduces kids to essential STEM and kids’ coding concepts through the challenges found inside her full-color 20-page adventure book. As kids launch Pepper through the world of her STEM adventures, they’ll learn about STEM skills and topics ranging from force, motion, and angles to logic, trial and error, and more.

Every screen-free STEM challenge helps kids master early coding and preschool learning skills without the need for a phone or tablet. When she’s not zooming through her own Pet Poppers adventures, Pepper can join in the coding fun with Scamper & Sneaker and the rest of the larger Coding Critters interactive pet sets – race the other Pet Poppers, dream up new coding adventures that boost critical thinking and other STEM skills, or use the magnet in Pepper’s nose to help her interact with other Coding Critters!

2. Coding Critters™ Pair-a-Pets: Adventures with Pouncer & Pearl

The world of Coding Critters just got bigger! Meet Pouncer & Pearl, two new kitten pals for Scamper & Sneaker and stars of their own Pair-a-Pets adventures! This pair of playful kittens introduce kids to essential coding and STEM concepts through the challenges found inside their full-color 20-page adventure book. As kids help Pouncer & Pearl on their everyday STEM adventures, they’ll learn about fundamental kids’ coding skills, including sequencing, debugging, logic, trial and error, and more.

Every screen-free challenge helps kids master early coding and preschool learning skills without the need for a phone or tablet. When they’re not off on their own adventures, Pouncer & Pearl can join in the coding fun with Scamper & Sneaker and the rest of the larger Coding Critters interactive pet sets. Feed them treats from their included food bowl, dream up new coding adventures that boost critical thinking and other STEM skills, or use the magnets in their noses to help them interact with other Coding Critters!

3. Beaker Creatures® 2-Pack with Bio-Home

Give your Beaker Creatures a home away from home! Add some science to the world of collectible toys with the Beaker Creatures 2-Pack with Bio-Home from Learning Resources. Each pack comes with two Beaker Creatures collectibles: one that’s ready to identify, and one that’s encased within a mysterious Reactor Pod.

After dropping the pod in water and triggering its colorful bubbling reaction, kids can use the included classification cards to count up their creatures’ physical characteristics and determine which of the 35 Beaker Creatures they’ve discovered. The set also includes one Bio-Home, a cozy habitat for the creatures whose top also doubles as a magnifier that helps kids take a closer look. Each Beaker Creatures 2-Pack with Bio-Home comes with two double-sided mini-posters: one side features a quiz filled with amazing real-world science facts, while the other features fun images of the creatures that combine to form a larger poster.

4. Alphabet Puzzle Cards

Build new kindergarten readiness skills, one piece at a time! Get your little ones learning and playing at the same time with the Alphabet Puzzle Cards. This set of 26 colorful three-piece puzzles helps kids master early alphabet and language skills through brain-teasing puzzle play.

Each puzzle features one letter of the alphabet in uppercase and lowercase form, as well as a full-color image of a vocabulary word that begins with that letter; from alligator to zebra, your kids will pick up new language skills as they play. Designed with little ones in mind, each puzzle is self-correcting, which makes it easier for kids to puzzle out the one right answer. Each set of Alphabet Puzzle Cards comes in a sturdy reusable box that doubles as a storage container when playtime is done.

5. Number Puzzle Cards

Each of the 20 numbers, measuring 5’H, comes in 2 pieces to help children develop fine motor skills, number recognition, and counting skills. Each number features pictures of items to match the amount.

6. Learning Laces Skill Boards

Lace up new skills! Kids get a hands-on introduction to letters, shapes, and numbers with the Learning Laces Skill Boards from Learning Resources. Each of the set’s three durable lacing cards is packed with toddler lacing activities – practice lacing shapes in a colorful street scene, travel towards new letter skills in an airplane, boat, or car, and head to the farm to count up the one barn, two hay bales, and three smiling ducks.

These fun illustrations keep kids’ attention while they thread the set’s lacing laces through the holes in the lacing cards, building new fine motor skills as they go. Learning Laces Skill Boards includes nine durable lacing laces, so kids never have to remove laces from one board to complete the activities on another! Perfect for rainy days, long car rides, or just because, Learning Laces Skill Boards store flat for easy clean-up and on-the-go play.

7. Pedro the Fine Motor Peacock

Fine motor fun never looked so fancy! Kids build the essential fine motor skills they need to succeed in school and beyond every time they play with Pedro the Fine Motor Peacock. The friendliest fine motor toy for toddlers, this fine feathered peacock comes with 5 pinchable, pullable feathers. With push-in, pop-out play, these feathers make it easy for kids to build their hand strength, coordination, and other essentials of fine motor skill development.

Pedro’s feathers also come with a 4-in-1 learning surprise— in addition to building fine motor skills, feathers also come with unique textures that support tactile play, and introduce kids to early color matching and number recognition skills thanks to their vibrant designs and 1–5 numbered surfaces. Pedro’s feathers are sized just right for little hands, making them easy to grasp and explore. When the fine motor fun is finished for the day, Pedro’s durable plastic feathers also wipe clean for easy storage!

8. All About Me Family Counters

Help young children learn all about themselves and their families with this family of counters. Great for counting and sorting. Set of 24 counters come in 6 different shapes and colors. Counters can be combined with other counter sets for endless playing possibilities!

9. Snap It Up!® Addition & Subtraction Card Game

This exciting, fast-paced card game provides kids with hard-hitting practice in math skills! Players pick and pass cards as fast as they can to make math equations. It’s fast! It’s crazy! And it’s so much fun, kids will want to snap it up again and again!

10. Trace Ace Scissor Skills Set

Trace, cut, and craft your way to early scissor skills! Kids build the fine motor skills needed for preschool success one snip at a time with Trace Ace Scissor Skills from Learning Resources. This activity set’s tracing and cutting activities help kids build hand strength and coordination every time they play. Using the included stencils, kids can practice their pencil skills while tracing out straight and curved lines to cut with the included safety scissors.

In addition to building scissor skills and other fine motor essentials, Trace Ace Scissor Skills also encourages creative crafting fun; the set comes with blank coloring sheets complete with suggested projects to cut out and create. Trace, color, and cut the pieces needed to make your own sailboat, house, or rocket, then assemble them into a fridge-ready work of art! Includes 3 stencils, 1 pair of safety scissors, and 3 pages for coloring and crafting.