Developmental Toys & Cognitive Materials

Developmental toys and cognitive materials allow kids to learn while having fun. These learning toys facilitate a child’s development, helping stimulate fine motor skills, literacy skills, social-emotional abilities, and much, much more. As many kids learn with their hands and actions, you can have a great playtime while laying an important cognitive base for your students.

Shields Childcare Supplies offers a variety of developmental materials and educational supplies that encourage a child’s natural desire to learn and explore. Our vast inventory is comprised of high-quality, competitively priced developmental toys from top name-brand American manufacturers.

Cognitive Toys for Daycares & Classrooms

While some may call them toys, our stock of developmental materials and educational tools for children serve a wide range of classroom needs. We offer a variety of developmental toys that engage a child’s senses and encourage cognitive development. Children are free to explore the world with our safe, easy-to-clean, and built-to-last developmental play products.

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STEM and STEAM developmental toys are explicitly designed to encourage kids to engage with science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics while playing. When incorporated into your classroom, daycare, or other childcare settings, STEM and STEAM toys have many benefits. They:
  • Teach critical thinking skills
  • Develop problem-solving abilities
  • Foster a love for STEM fields during early childhood cognitive development.

Active Play Equipment for Toddlers

Active play equipment is an excellent way for toddlers and kids to develop gross and fine motor skills. Our active play equipment is high-quality, durable, and fits within any classroom or daycare. Besides being fun and engaging for kids, active play equipment can:
  • Help children learn to interact with one another and practice social cues
  • Build kids’ confidence
  • Develop balance, coordination, and good exercise habits.

Sensory Materials

Children learn best when all five senses are engaged: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. We provide sensory tables and workstations, block sets, and musical toys to keep kids of all ages engaged and entertained during playtime. Sensory developmental toys come with many advantages, such as:
  • Encouraging kids to explore their surroundings
  • Teaching children to block out distractions and focus on a task
  • Creating strong cognitive connections related to sensory information.

Building & Stacking

Classic building and stacking toys such as blocks and boxes may seem old-fashioned, but their positive impact on modern children is immeasurable! We offer alphabet blocks, building block sets, and stacking boxes to help kids have fun while exercising control over their space and navigating their environment. Other advantages include:
  • Teaching children to think independently
  • Promoting early childhood cognitive development
  • Encouraging creativity.

A Top Supplier of Safe & Long-Lasting Cognitive Toys for Childhood Development

Shields Childcare Supplies is your #1 distributor of high-quality classroom and daycare materials to promote cognitive development in children. Our top priority is supporting you as you provide for the kids in your care. We do this by offering great products and fast service at low prices. In addition to our developmental toys, we offer:We are continually adding new and exciting developmental toys to our inventory. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have questions, contact us today. We’ve got you covered!