10 Educational Toys We Love

Learning can, indeed, be super fun. Check out these 10 ADHD-friendly toys — gifts to help your child focus, learn to solve problems, and build social skills.

PREV Slide 3 of 10 NEXT

3. Classic Gyroscope

Ages 5 and up
Surely what Barbie meant to say is that physics class is tough. So we applaud any toy that establishes the bona fide awesomeness of the subject, toughness and all. Turns out you can't beat the gyroscope for a fascinating lesson in angular momentum -- the same mysterious force that keeps bicycles upright, ships on course, and satellites orbiting the planet. The gyroscope has been packaging this lesson into a sturdy, handy, and portable device for roughly a century, and it's still inexpensive and mind-blowing after all these years. Yank the string, and the spinning wheel will defy gravity long enough to inspire an interest in angular velocity, nutation, torque vectors, and other physics staples. Your kid will have an innate grasp of conservation of energy years before it shows up on a problem set.

The bottom line: Teach physics with a centuries-old classic.


Success at School
Advice for handling everything from social skills to homework meltdowns. Download now!

Get This Free Download

PREV Slide 3 of 10 NEXT

slide   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   next »

TAGS: ADHD Toys and Games, ADHD Products

No judging! No doubting! Just understanding!
Join ADDConnect's support groups for parents to discuss discipline challenges, school solutions, treatment options and much more.

Copyright © 1998 - 2016 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 108 West 39th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018