It should be noted that both the intellectual and emotional development of kids are at stake while they are playing, or while they are playing with their favorite toys. The reason for this simple: both the emotional and rational sphere are both housed in the brain. Educational toys should therefore, serve the need to develop these two aspects of kids' brain. As opposed to the common toy, wherein the child is confined to just one activity, educational toys allow the child to explore different subjects and work with different types of learning paces and methods. For instance, Hasbro's Baby Einstein Company has an educational toy line that encourages kids to learn unique subjects like art, music, language and poetry. And because most of us are glued to our computer screens, children are more likely to respond to educational toys that are electronic because it gives them a sense of adulthood - that they just like mommy and daddy, typing something into a keyboard or studying a computer monitor. The first toy manufacturing company that introduced electronic educational toys is LeapFrog. That is, if it's learning level coincides with the child's age range. All educational toy boxes carry this information outside, to guide you in your purchase. For instance, while a Vtech Laptop is a really swanky gift, it won't do any good for a two year old. Get something that they can appreciate here and now so you won't be wasting any money. Fisher Price's Peek-A-Blocks Incrediblock Peek-A-Blocks is sure to get your child's attention because it has lively lights and sounds. Children can stack the eight blocks up or insert them into holes and watch them disappear, all while enjoying a fun lights and sounds mini-show. This is ideal for infants aged 9 months and above. This educational toy set gives enough of the ingredients or materials needed in creating lots of odorous and really disgusting body parts. You can get to make slimy brains, fake eyeballs, rotten egg smells, fake snot, and fake cuts and wounds. All these parts have been molded in various body part shapes to make your children realize that the body is not all good, and that it can get really ugly and smelly if not taken cared of.