And these are just some of the toys that are out in the market today. With the growing demand for educational toys nowadays, it won't be surprise when parents and children will be preferring these products more and more. Children's educational toys are, right now, a little expensive. But parents who have purchased one for their kids will tell you that it is worth every cent. Wooden toys and games take some time to develop and make because honing wood takes a lot of effort and energy. It is, therefore, for the above reasons that we should not underestimate the worth of wooden educational toys. They may look passe at first, but we have to realize the level of craftsmanship and skill that goes behind every wooden toy that is made. While it is true, as some child experts would assert, that any play will serve its purpose in developing the child's brain and total development, it is equally unassailable that maximizing this natural learning process, is not a bad idea. In fact, it is now an accepted maxim that children's educational toys should be considered by any couple or individual contemplating of raising a kid. Others are electronic and have built in geographical facts, world clock times and trivia that would help your children learn and discover the world. Besides globes, electronic interactive books provide excellent and fun learning for your little ones. These books have maps that talk and say different names of capitals and states. It has become so popular that, in 2003, it has sold over 1.5 million units and more than 7.5 million books. Imagine how many it has sold at present! Fisher-Price and Nickelodeon's Dora The Explorer These two top children's companies have teamed up to create a new cooking-based educational game that features the popularly cute and bilingual Dora preparing all kinds of dishes kids can emulate. However, nowadays, this has become close to impossible because every has to make a living. While children's educational toys do not aim to replace the actual presence of a parent, it is able to temporarily fill a void. It is for this reason that toy manufacturers have taken great pains and conducted deep research into a child's learning levels and capacities in order to come up with an educational toy that would be a fount of knowledge.