Kids are naturally curious and creative. They need to be that way so that they can develop all the necessary skills to survive, no matter what society they are born into. Unlike many other animals, we aren’t born knowing what our purpose will be when we grow up: we need to practice. And one of the best things you can do for your kid is give them a wide range of toys to practice their curiosity, creativity, ingenuity, and logic on. These are the top ten building toys on the market today, all of them guaranteed to feed your child’s brain.

Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag, Classic

The first step to creative building is a good block. The first block for your child, ideally, should be one that is easy to put together. Mega Bloks are large, lightweight, free of small parts, and clip together to make building fun. The colors are bright, and the bag makes them convenient to carry.

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PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards – Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional

A fun and creative alternative to conventional blocks, these tiles are flat and magnetic, and come in a nice range of bright shapes. As they stick together any way, your kid’s ability to create will not be restricted. This is a great way of encouraging free thinking and imagination, as well as of developing core motor skills.

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set – 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes

When your child is ready to further challenge their coordination, the traditional wooden blocks are a wonderful choice. These blocks do not stick together, so your child will have to learn about gravity and balance. This will challenge their mind and motor skills. You get 100 mixed blocks, for maximum play potential.

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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Deluxe Building Set, 100 Pieces

Gears toys will really challenge your child’s understanding of cause and effect. Assemble gears in the right order and watch them turn! Get it wrong and they’ll get stuck. Your child will develop their critical thinking and understanding of physics.

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LEGO Friends Heartlake Puppy Daycare 41124 Popular Children’s Toy

If your child is a creative soul but less mechanically inclined, this may be a better choice for them. This kit includes several accessories and characters so your child can imagine different scenarios playing out.

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LEGO Juniors Batman & Superman vs. Lex Luthor 10724 Superhero Toy

A great way of encouraging your child to build, create, and imagine, is using their favorite heroes. This kit involves superhero figurines so they can play out epic battles, but also spare pieces so they can build creative places and items for the story.

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Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker

This self-supporting walker features a friendly zebra character and a range of activities. Your baby can use it for walking along, or sit down and play and learn with a combination of fun finger activities and learning games on the main body of the walker.

Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Walker -Seated or Walk-Behind Position

This walker grows up with your baby. It starts out as a seated activity center on wheels, but then upgrades into a self-supporting walker as your child becomes steadier on their feet. It features some fun toys, and can be collapsed to make it easier to store and move.

Fisher-Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker

Based on Fisher-Price’s original walker with a phone, this self-supporting walker features some newer designs and a variety of activities that will keep your toddler very busy. It can be wheeled along upright or flattened into a play center.