The 10 Best Dinosaur Toys in 2021

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10 of the best dinosaur toys available right now

Does your little one love dinosaurs? If so, you are probably always searching for the best dinosaur toys for them to play with. With so many options available, how do you narrow down your selection?

Fortunately, we’ve collected a list of some of the best dinosaur toys out there. The age ranges for the toys on this list vary, so there’s something for everyone. This list is in no particular order.

 

The Best Dinosaur Toys

1. Take Apart Dinosaur Building Toy Set with Electric Drill 

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Sanlebi Toy for 4 5 6 7 Year Old Boys Take Apart Dinosaur Toys for Kids Building Toy Set with Electric Drill Construction Engineering Play Kit STEM Learning for Boys Girls Age 3 4 5 Year Old
  • 【DIY Take Apart Dinosaur】 Three dinosaur toys includes orange Tyrannosaurus Rex, red Triceratops, green Velociraptor can be taken apart and assembled. Simulation design and clear textures make dinosaurs more realistic.
  • 【Two-way Simulation Electric Drill】 Low-speed motor drill with two kinds of drill bits, two-way rotation to tighten loosen screws and encounter obstacle will automatically stop, don't worry about children hurt.
  • 【Flexible Joints】 Dinosaurs can move the joints of the head, hands and feet to swing the body, forming various fighting poses is more interesting and let children recognize the dinosaur world.
  • 【Safe and Fun】Made of sturdy and non-toxic ABS material, smooth edges and right size is suitable for children to build up.
  • 【Dino STEM Toys】Easy to assemble with instructions, installing different parts in place can improve children's hand-eye coordination and exercise thinking, promote children's teamwork.Ideal gfits for 3 4 5 6 7 years old.

First on our list (which is in no particular order) is the Take Apart Dinosaur Building Toy Set. This dino set includes an orange Tyrannosaurus Rex, red Triceratops, and green Velociraptor that can each be taken apart and re-assembled. The set includes a toy version of a low-speed motor drill that little ones can use to put the dinosaurs together. (The drill will automatically stop when it encounters an obstacle so that kids won’t get hurt.)

The dinosaurs in this toy set have flexible joints, so they can move their heads, hands, and feet. If desired, your kiddos can also mix up the parts and assemble the dinosaurs with different arms and legs. This capability encourages creativity while allowing kids to explore different possibilities. This toy set is also great for developing hand-eye coordination and hands-on play. This set is best for children who are 5 years old and up. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Package Dimensions: 10.55 x 7.2 x 3.54 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.28 pounds
  • Recommended Age: 3 years and up (but best for 5 years and up)
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required

What We Like

  • Encourages creativity
  • Unique set
  • STEM-inspired
  • Durable

What We Don’t Like

  • Younger children may require help assembling

 

2. TEMI Dinosaur Toy Figure w/ Activity Play Mat & Trees 

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TEMI Dinosaur Toys for Kids 3-5 with Activity Play Mat & Trees, Educational Realistic Dinosaur Play Set to Create a Dino World Including T-Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Great Gift for Boys & Girls
  • JURASSIC ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY - Are you concerned about your kid getting addicted to gadgets? Give them the chance to spend long hours exploring the dinosaur world. This is a complete set of 9 dinosaur figures, as well as a compelling Dino Park mat that can hone their exploration skills to these prehistoric creatures.
  • ULTIMATE REALISTIC DINOSAURS – This interactive dino playset includes Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giganotosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Acrocanthosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Dimetrodon in total 9 dinosaurs. Made of durable PVC, plus hand-painted craft makes them more durable and realistic. LARGE dinosaur figures of all types ensure safety for kids, eliminating choking.
  • ACTIVITY PLAY MAT –Compare with competition, our rug is made of soft non-woven fabrics texture instead of thin PVC. This carpet shows us an interesting cartoon dinosaur park with a bright color. It is large enough for 2 to 4 players to spend the quality time together. Activity mat dimension: 31.5" x 27.6".
  • EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT PLAY SET - The realistic dinosaur figures will spark hours of imaginative play. Make your kids away from electronics and let your child's imagination run. It is an excellent educational toy that will teach your children cooperation with their friends or will keep them creatively entertained in their own room!
  • NEVER GO WRONG AS A GIFT - All dinosaurs can be stored in one study carrying case with a handle. It is perfect for birthday gift, Christmas, holiday or impulse gift. Meantime, it can be played at home, outdoors or as part of a science project at school. The vibrant colors, the great attention to detail and the realistic moves make this dinosaur play set will be your first choice of gift to a dino enthusiast.

If you’re looking for a toy set that allows your little one to be immersed in a dino world, check out this TEMI Dinosaur Toy Figure w/ Activity Play Mat & Trees. This set includes 9 dinosaur action figures and a “Dinosaur Park” activity mat. The dinos included with this are a Tyrannosaurus rex, Giganotosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Acrocanthosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Dimetrodon. Each figure is hand-painted and made of non-toxic PVC. 

The activity mat on this set is 31.5’’ x 27.6’’ and features soft, non-woven fabrics instead of PVC. Kids will love immersing themselves in the dinosaur park world with their dino figures! Parents will love that this set includes a carrying case, so all the dinos can neatly be packed up, stored, or join the family on the road. This set is intended for little ones 3 years old and up. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.6 x 4.7 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.67 pounds
  • Recommended Age: 3 years and up
  • Batteries: None

What We Like

  • Includes 9 dinosaurs
  • Soft mat
  • Includes carrying case
  • Encourages creativity
  • Hand-painted dinosaurs

What We Don’t Like

  • Trees tip over easily on mat
  • Mat could be larger

 

3. Winsenpro 5PCS Jumbo Dinosaur Set 

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Winsenpro 5PCS Jumbo Dinosaur Set,13” Realistic Looking Dinosaur Toy Set for Party Gift,Boys Girls Children's Birthday Gifts (5PCS Dinosaurs)
  • 5PCS Dinosaur Set:2PCS Tyrannosaurus Rex,1PCS Brachiosaurus,1PCS Triceratops,1PCS Velociraptor
  • PERFECT GIFT FOR EDUCATIONAL,5PCS different dinosaurs are perfect as party packs, party favors, or birthday gifts
  • Your children will Enjoy Hours of Imaginative Play with our Jumbo Realistic-looking Dinosaurs.
  • All dinosaur toys are specially crafted with child safety in mind
  • You can contact us if you have any problem with our toys.

Are you looking for a set with some realistic-looking dinosaurs? Check out the Winsenpro 5PCS Jumbo Dinosaur Set! This set includes two Tyrannosaurus rex, a Brachiosaurus, a Triceratops, and a Velociraptor. 

These toys are larger in size and more realistic-looking than most other dino action figures. Kids will love the details and realistic features of these dinosaurs. This toy set is recommended for kids who are 3 years old and up and is a great choice for older children who love dinosaurs. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Package Dimensions: 11.97 x 8.98 x 5.16 inches
  • Item Weight: 3.16 pounds
  • Recommended Age: 3 years and up
  • Batteries: None

What We Like

  • Realistic-looking dinosaurs
  • Toys are solid and heavier than average
  • Great for older children

What We Don’t Like

  • Not great for smaller children

 

4. Jumbo Dino Egg 

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Jumbo Dino Egg - Unearth 12 Unique Large Surprise Dinosaurs in One Giant Filled Egg - Discover Dinosaur Archaeology Science STEM Crafts Gifts for Boys & Girls…
  • Dig up 12 dino eggs & discover 12 unique dinosaur models in one jumbo egg: Feel like a real paleontologist excavating up unique toy dinosaurs from the giant dino egg. Find a T-rex, Dilophosaurus, Ankylosaurus, and much more! Once dug up, find the appropriate card describing the history and characteristics of the dinosaur.
  • Kit includes: 1 huge dino egg (over 7 inches long!) (with 12 unique toy dinosaurs buried inside), Chisel, Brush, Mallet, Instruction Guide, and 12 full-colored beautiful learning cards - one for each dino. Includes everything needed for the young scientist to excavate the dinos with ease, and gain a deeper understanding of them.
  • 12 full-color dinosaur learning cards: Includes 12 beautiful cards on a chain, each describing the history of a different dinosaur. After digging up a dino, try to match up the appropriate card to your dinosaur and learn more about it.
  • A fun and educational gift for all ages: It's not often that a science project can be fun and engaging, but this kit achieves both! Great set for individual play or as a group activity. It fascinates children as soon as they pull it out of the box and is a perfect STEM project. It fosters a love for science and paleontology in a fun and exciting way.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed: Love it, or your money back! We're sure that the child will have a blast, but if you are not satisfied with the kit we'll refund you 100% of the money, no questions asked.

Here’s an option that will have your little paleontologist jumping for joy! The Jumbo Dino Egg is a large egg toy over 7 inches long. Inside the egg, kids can “dig up” 12 unique dinosaur models. Each model has a corresponding card so that kids can learn the history and characteristics of each dinosaur. 

This dino egg kit includes the egg, 12 dinosaur models, a chisel, brush, mallet, instruction guide, and 12 full-colored learning cards for each dinosaur. This set is one of the best dinosaur toys because it allows children to get the experience of discovering dinosaurs for themselves. Who knows, this kit may just spark a lifelong love of science, excavation, and paleontology! This kit is intended for children 3 years and up. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Package Dimensions: 8.62 x 6.46 x 6.26 inches
  • Item Weight: 2.48 pounds
  • Recommended Age: 3 years and up
  • Batteries: None

What We Like

  • Includes the experience of digging
  • 12 unique dinosaurs
  • Educational cards included
  • Unique toy

What We Don’t Like

  • This toy can get messy, so be prepared beforehand (or take it outside)

 

5. Palotix Pullback Dinosaur Cars

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Dinosaur Toys for 3 Year Old Boys, Kids Toys Pull Back Dinosaur Toys for 2 Year Old Boy Toys 6 Pack Toddler Car Toys for 4 Year Old Boys Birthday Gifts for Kids Age 1 and Up Dinosaur Games
  • 【Pull Back Dinosaur Cars】No batteries needed, just pull it back, then release your hand, dinosaur car can run a long distance. Dinosaur toys for 3 year old boys and toddlers, toys for 2 year old boys make great fun for party favors and kids play. Kids can take toy dinosaur to play anywhere.
  • 【High Quality Toys for Kids】Dinosaur toys for boys age 1-3 with high quality and durable soft plastic. The outer casing and corners of toddler toys are made of soft plastic, 100% friendly trucks toys for boys girls.
  • 【Great Toys for 2-6 Year Old Boys】This dinosaur car toys set comes with beautifully designed gift boxes. A highly recommended birthday gift for kids, home decoration, travel toys,dinosaur birthday party supplies, festival gifts toys for 2,3,4,5,6 year old boys dinosaur games.
  • 【Perfect Size for Small Hands】Perfect mini dinosaur car toys and toddler boy toys are lightweight and small size design for small hands to hold and push, very handy to carry wherever you go. Perfect dinosaur party decorations and outside toys dinosaurs for toddlers.
  • 【Ideal Gift Toys for Kids】All of Palotix dinosaur toys are packaged beautifully which makes it a perfect Christmas gift for kids, dinosaur party favors. Great educational toys to help kids learn about different dinosaurs. Surely love car for boy toys on any occasions.

Maybe your little one already has some dinosaur figures, and you’re looking for something a little different. Check out these Pullback Dinosaur Cars by Palotix! These dino cars don’t require batteries — just pull them back, release, and watch them go!

This set includes six cars. They are high quality and made with durable, non-toxic soft plastic. They are small enough to travel well, but not so small they can be dangerous. These dino cars are best suited for children ages 3 to 6. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 1.97 x 2.36 x 2.76 inches
  • Recommended Age: 36 months to 8 years
  • Batteries: None

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Portable
  • A unique take on dinosaur toys
  • Comes with 6 cars

What We Don’t Like

  • The cars are smaller than you might expect

 

6. Dig a Dozen Dino Eggs Dig Kit 

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Dig a Dozen Dino Egg Dig Kit - Easter Egg Dinosaur Toys for Kids - Dig up 12 Eggs & Discover Surprise Dinosaurs. Science STEM Activities - Educational Gifts for Boys & Girls Age 3-5 5-7 8-12 Year Old
  • Dig up 12 dino eggs & discover 12 unique dinosaur models: Feel like a real paleontologist excavating up unique toy dinosaurs from the dino eggs. Find a T-rex, Dilophosaurus, Ankylosaurus and much more! Once dug up, find the appropriate card describing the history and characteristics of the dinosaur.
  • Kit includes: 12 Dino Eggs (with a unique toy dinosaur in each), 12 Chisel/Brushes, 12 Instruction Guides, and 12 full-colored beautiful learning cards - one for each dino. It all comes packaged in a sleek display box. Includes everything needed for the young scientist to excavate the dinos with ease, and gain a deeper understanding of them.
  • 12 full-color dinosaur learning cards: Includes 12 beautiful cards, each describing the history of a different dinosaur. After digging up a dino, try to match up the appropriate card to your dinosaur and learn more about it.
  • A fun and educational gift for all ages: It's not often that a science project can be fun and engaging, but this kit achieves both! Great set for individual play or as a group activity. It fascinates children as soon as they pull it out of the box and is a perfect STEM project. It fosters a love for science and paleontology in a fun and exciting way.

Here’s another take on the dino egg that gives little ones the excavating experience! The Dig a Dozen Dino Eggs Dig Kit includes 12 dino eggs (with separate chisels for each one), a different dinosaur in each egg, and a corresponding learning card for each dino. Dinosaurs included are Styracosaurus, Pterodactyl, Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Ornithomimus, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Deinonychus, Diplodocus, Iguanodon, and Corythosaurus.

This toy is STEM.org authenticated, which means it was evaluated and authenticated to meet the highest STEM learning standards. Because it comes with 12 eggs, this set would be fun for a birthday party! It is best suited for kids who are 6 years old and up.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 5.51 x 4 inches
  • Item Weight: 2.12 pounds
  • Recommended Age: 6 years and up
  • Batteries: None

What We Like

  • Experience of excavating
  • Fun
  • Educational
  • 12 unique dinosaurs included

 

What We Don’t Like

  • This toy can get messy, so be prepared beforehand (or take it outside)

 

7. 3 Bees & Me Dinosaur Toys with Storage Box 

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3 Bees & Me Dinosaur Toys for Boys and Girls with Storage Box - 12 Large 6 Inch Toy Dinosaurs & Case - Gift for Kids Age 3 to 8 - Dinosaur Toys for Kids 3-5 5-7 8-12
  • A Dinosaur Gift Set They Will Love - Searching for a cool birthday party, Christmas or just because gift for that special girl or boy age 3 year old and up? Kids play with this popular, realistic dino set for days not just minutes like with some gifts.
  • Unique Metal Storage Box Makes Play More Fun - unlike other toy playsets that come with just the dinos or a plastic bucket tub that tears our storage box is durable metal which makes play more fun for kids and easy cleanup that Moms like!
  • Fun and Educational - T-rex, Spinosaurus, Triceratops ... oh my! With 12 of the best big jumbo prehistoric dinasours as well as Names and Fun Facts about each, this real looking dinosaur toy collection can ignite your child's love of science and learning.
  • Best Value - while most jurassic toy sets just come with the dinosaur action figures our set comes with a storage box AND fun facts making it a super and affordable value gift. s is a jurassic toy set you can give with peace of mind.
  • 60-Day 100% Money-Back Gifts Guarantee - our toy dinosaur figure sets are backed by our top sellers no-risk Satisfaction Guarantee. If you or the little kid it's for don't absolutely love our dinosaur figurines playset we will refund your money.

Looking for a fun, colorful dino set that includes a convenient storage box? The 3 Bees & Me Dinosaur Toys with Storage Box is just that! This set features 12 unique dinosaurs (each that stand up on their own). Parents will love that the storage box is metal and makes clean-up time a breeze.

The dinos in this set are larger than many figurines and are made of BPA-free, phthalate-free materials, and have been tested in a USA government-approved lab. The set includes a T-rex, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, and much more. Each dino also comes with fun facts, so your kiddos can learn more about their favorites! This set is intended for children ages 3 and up.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 9.75 x 3 x 7 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Recommended Age: 3 years and up
  • Batteries: None

What We Like

  • Educational
  • 12 unique dinosaurs
  • Includes storage box
  • Toys stand up
  • Great value

What We Don’t Like

  • Some Amazon reviewers complain that these toys have a “paint smell” at first

 

8. Hapinest Dinosaur Terrarium Kit with Light-up Volcano 

Hapinest Dinosaur Terrarium Kit with Light-up Volcano Garden - STEM Science Educational Toys and Gifts for Kids Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Years Old and Up
  • KIT INCLUDES: terrarium jar, light-up lid, usb charging cable, instructions, soil, sand, black rocks, chia seeds, wheatgrass seeds, volcano, 3 small dinosaurs, 1 large T-Rex, 14 removable stickers for decoration, spray bottle, and planting stick.
  • WHAT IS A TERRARIUM? The Hapinest Dinosaur Volcano Terrarium Kit is a mini garden in a jar that allows boys and girls to craft their very own ecosystem that grows during the day and doubles as a night light at night.
  • EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: Makes a great gift for ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 year old boys and girls. Our easy to follow instruction booklet will provide kids with step-by-step instructions to make their terrarium a success.
  • LIGHT-UP YOUR VOLCANO: The light-up lid is equipped with an on/off switch and star cutout pattern. Guide the light string into the top of the volcano during assembly to mimic an erupting volcano. The micro-usb cord is used to recharge the light-up lid.
  • FUN AND EDUCATIONAL: Both boys and girls alike will love the science behind this gardening adventure and hands on experience that comes from this educational arts and crafts kit.

The Hapinest Dinosaur Terrarium Kit with Light-up Volcano is a fun take on a dinosaur-themed item designed for slightly older kids. This kit includes a terrarium jar, light-up lid, USB charging cable, instructions, soil, sand, black rocks, chia seeds, wheatgrass seeds, volcano, three small dinosaurs, one large T-Rex, 14 removable stickers for decoration, a spray bottle, and planting stick.

A terrarium is basically a miniature garden in a jar, allowing kids to craft their own little ecosystem. At night, the jar lights up and can double as a nightlight. The kit includes easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions to help kids set everything up properly, but adult supervision is helpful! This set is great for kids ages 5 and up.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 6.81 x 6.69 x 4.41 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.39 pounds
  • Recommended Age: 5 years and up
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required (included)

What We Like

  • Educational
  • Unique kit
  • Encourages a love of gardening and science
  • Doubles as night-light

What We Don’t Like

  • Not much playing can be done after initial set up (but still fun to look at)

 

9. Create A Dinosaur World Road Race 

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Dinosaur Toys,Create A Dinosaur World Road Race,Flexible Track Playset and 2 pcs Cool Dinosaur car for 3 4 5 6 Year & Up Old boy Girls Best Gift
  • 144 Track Pieces - 4 Tree - 2 Dinosaurs - 2 Dinosaur Cars - 1 Door - 1 Bridge - 2 Slopes - 8 Traffic Signs - 4 Car Tires.
  • Dinosaur Themed Race Track -Create unique dinosaur track of dinosaur world. A good interaction toy for boys and girls.
  • Be easy to assemble or take down to store. The track pieces dynamic and can twist left or right, which when the entire track is pieced together, allows alot of flexibility, make a new track layout for different variations.
  • The dinosaur car requires 1x"AA" battery (NOT INCLUDED) - 2 dinosaur cars and 2 dinosaur molds make the game more interesting more attactive. Learn to cooperate. Exercise hand-eye coordination and color perception.
  • Perfect Gift: Color packing box - Dinosaur theme - Cars - Lights. Safe and Non-toxic, High quality and Durable. No harmful to kids. The best choice for kids Birthday gift or Christmas gift.

Looking for a car and track set that doubles as a dinosaur toy? Check out this 144-piece set called the “Create A Dinosaur World Road Race!” It includes trees, dinosaurs, dino cars, a door, a bridge, and slopes. It’s colorful, fun, and allows kids to be creative as they set up the tracks in different layouts. 

This set is easy to assemble and store. The tracks are flexible and can twist to each side. The set is best suited for kids age 8 and over. Note: Each car requires one AA battery that is not included. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 10.7 x 3.2 inches
  • Item Weight: 2.03 pounds
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries (one for each car)

What We Like

  • Encourages creativity
  • Durable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good gift for older kids

What We Don’t Like

  • Batteries not included

 

10. Prextex Realistic Looking 7″ Dinosaurs B011PLVBJG

12 Pack of 7 Inch Dinosaur Toy Figures with Educational Dinosaur Book, Large Plastic Dinosaur Toys Set for Toddlers, Kids, Boys and Girls
  • Ultimate Jurassic Dinosaur Playset: Immerse your children in dinosaur world with 12 unique Dinosaur Toy Figurines. Learn as you play with an Educational Dinosaur book to help their reading skills and tap into their curiosity.
  • Educational & Developmental Toys: Let your child unplug from gadget and let them enter an imaginative world of Jurassic Dinosaurs. Grow your child's social skills and reading skills when playing with the ultimate Jurassic Dinosaur set.
  • Child Safe: Dinosaurs are made of non-toxic material and feature realistic detailing for the best educational displays and everyday play.
  • Best Gift for Kids, Boys & Girls: Birthday Party Games, Educational Purposes, Party Decoration, Handouts or Rewards, Chrismas Gifts,New Year Gift, Class Project Dinosaurs. Ideal Party Favor or Gift For a Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party.

What if you just want a simple set of colorful dinos for your child — with no gimmicks? Check out this set of dinosaurs by Prextex. Each dinosaur toy in this set is around 7 inches. A simple set like this one will bring you back to your own childhood and encourage your little one to use their imagination with creative play. 

This set would work well for a science project or even as decorations (or favors) for a dino-themed party. As a bonus, this set includes a book with information about each dinosaur. It is intended for kids ages 3 and up.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 3 x 7 inches
  • Item Weight: 10 ounces
  • Recommended Age: 3 years and up
  • Batteries: None

What We Like

  • Simple, colorful set
  • 12 unique dinosaurs
  • Educational (includes book)
  • Affordable
  • Durable

What We Don’t Like

  • Some of the toys may not stand up on their own

 

The Benefits of Dinosaur Toys for Kids

Whether or not your child already has an interest in dinosaurs, there are benefits to purchasing dinosaur-themed toys for them. Dinosaur toys can encourage imaginative play while sparking an interest in science and the natural world. These toys can help kids to learn about the past and encourage them to ask more questions.

Of course, most kids have a natural interest in these creatures. Adding dinosaur toys to their collection allows them to explore that interest and gives them an opportunity to enjoy some low-tech fun! 

If your child seems to really enjoy playing with their dinosaur toys, this also opens up an excellent opportunity to further explore this interest. Consider taking them to a science museum so they can learn more about dinosaurs (and so much more). Even a local library is full of resources that will be great to explore with your little one! 

(Sometimes, all it takes to spark a love of learning is some good, old-fashioned play!)

 


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