It's never too early to start learning

With school just around the corner for little ones, you may be looking for toys that can help prepare your child for the transition into schooling. We've crafted a list of a few Hobby and Toy Central early-learning favourites! 

Hape Converse is a matching game that encourages your child to match and describe pairs of opposites, express differences and similarities, and assert their ideas and develop vocabulary. It can be played as a memory game, and it also develops describing skills.

The Melissa and Doug school time playset is an excellent role play based educational toy. Your child can practice being the teacher or the student. Practicing these roles can ease the transition into the classroom setting. The dry erase cards are reusable as are the stickers included. Your child can explore their favourite classroom activities and continue learning even when they’re out of the classroom.

Ready, Set, Tell Time by Alex is a great way to learn to read the clock! It includes many ways to learn and encourages time management and planning out your child’s day. Learn by matching the time with clock cards, an 18 piece puzzle and flash cards.

Melissa and Doug alphabet train lacing beads teaches the alphabet by using letter recognition, sorting, and sequencing. Encourages fine motor skills and literacy skills by lacing the beads to create words. Your child can string the beads in order and sing the alphabet song once completed. This set also includes double sided spelling cards. The beads can also be used to sort the animals on the train: by colour, species, or any way your child can come up with!

The Melissa and Doug magnetic daily calendar helps children fill out the details of their day! Practice putting up the date, learn the days of the week, and record the weather. It also includes tiles that show different emotions of how your child feels that day. Includes a dry erase marker to create your own special events.

Make learning fun with our many educational toys, as there are many more in store. Whether it’s colours, numbers, or letters we have products for all learning opportunities.