Our problem solving toys are meant to be fun and engaging and to inspire your little one to think outside of the box. Often, well-meaning parents mistake play for mindless fun and think that learning must be more structured. They may buy workbooks, flashcards and other materials for their child. Those types of learning products do have thier place. However, early childhood learning and play are not mutually exclusive. Actually, more often than not they are happening at once. That means that it is not typically necessary to drill a child with worksheets or busy work, which make learning a boring and tedious process. Our toys and games encourage and develop all of these skills while kids just think they are playing and having fun. For example, the number balance toy is a fantastic way to foster early math learning, with no paper, pencil or calculator required. In addition, children who learn in a hands-on manner retain more information and have a better understanding of the subject matter.