These gift ideas keep kids entertained while imparting lessons about the natural world.

To kids, everyday life is an experiment. The trick, says Claire Green, president of the Parent’s Choice Foundation, is finding toys that take advantage of their natural curiosity. The best ones will encourage the whole family to spend time together and spark discussions on biology, dinosaurs, and other kid-friendly fields. Here are the Parents’ Choice top 10 picks for science toys, books, and magazines for kids for every price point:

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