Learning – Fun for all ages

Here at Hobby and Toy Central our experts know that making learning fun and interactive will help to encourage children to achieve anything they set their minds to.  We like to believe that the educational toys and science products that we sell help to reinforce and teach new skills to eager young minds.   

Preschool learningDiscover, Build and develop

Learning can be fun, with our huge variety of preschool learning activities and toys!  With great products from Melissa & Doug, Learning Resources and Alex you’ll find a wide variety of activities designed to teach children about letters & numbers, shapes & patterns, beading & lacing, even money!  Other toys from this area help to build dexterity with blocks & bead mazes as well as stacking toys shaped like animals, trucks, trains & planes!


You know that a square has 4 sides, but do you know how many sides a cube has?  With construction toys like Magformers your child will be learning about shapes and geometry without even knowing it!  Strong Magnets encased in durable plastic shapes allow for creative construction of buildings, vehicles, or complex 3d shapes like the “famous” Magformer ball (actually a Rhombicuboctahedron).

Perhaps you’d rather have your child learn some patients, or have them follow instructions and increase their manual dexterity.  If this is the case, may we suggest Meccano?  Around for over 100 years Meccano’s unique combination of metal (or plastic) pieces and nuts and bolts allow for construction of simple or complex working machines.  Advanced sets include motors gears and pulleys that help to make your creations move!  Meccano has been encouraging kids to be creative for years!  


Hobby and Toy Central experts know how much fun science can really be when it’s made interactive and exciting.  You can learn all about electricity with snap circuit’s kits by Elenco.  See to the moon and beyond or get a close up view of our world with telescopes & microscopes.  Become an engineer, learning about physics and find out about alternative energy sources with kits from Thames & Kosmos.  Trek out into the natural world with bug traps, ant farms, butterfly nets & binoculars.   Maybe you want to be a spy, detective or budding geologist with your very own rock tumbler?  These are just a few ideas to inspire your mind!

So take a trip down to Hobby and Toy Central and let our experts guide you along your journey.  A new adventure is waiting for you with every new activity you try!


Written By: Cheryl Flood
Cheryl Flood

After 10 years as a hobby wholesaler, Cheryl decided to open Hobby and Toy Central to engage closer with the kid in all of us, developing minds, talent and promoting some good old fashion fun! Cheryl is known for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list in minutes. 

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