There is something I need to confess that I am a Daiso shopaholic , I cannot resist to visit Daiso when i know that there is an outlet near me. Furthermore, to be able to buy something with just $2 , it is irresistible.
Daiso provides a wide variety of products ranging from household items , foods, toys , cosmetics and many more products which you can ever imagine.
With the help of many mummies in our group, I have consolidated a list of our favorite educational buys :
1) White board markers
The design for these markers are perfect for children as they are slim and sleek hence easier for children to hold. One packet consists of five colours and is perfect for drawing , doodling or writing activities.
2) Stickers Books
Daiso carry different themes of stickers books such as ocean , zoo , transportation , etc . They are great for keeping our little ones occupied (while practicing on their fine motors skills ) when we are dinning outside while waiting for our food to be served.
These stickers books also make good birthday goodies bag gift too ! They are usually place near the cashier area so do keep a look out for them.
3) Wooden blocks
These wooden blocks are very versatile , with a little creativity and you can discover many different ways of play.
Print those images on self-adhesive stickers paper , laminate and paste on 3 cm wooden blocks
For the printable , please click HERE
(b) Right brain training game
Mummy Jaclyn has created 3D block formation game for her boy. Her boy will replicate the design shown on the card using the blocks.
For the printable, please click HERE
(c) DIY Story cubes
You can get your child involve in this DIY story cube to make the process more fun and meaningful.
- Prepare self-adhesive labels / post stick note
- Trim accordingly to fit the size of the block
- Invite your child to draw pictures of her choice
- paste it on the wooden blocks
Details on how to play the story cube can be found here :
4) pom pom
You can find pom pom of different sizes and colours under crafts section in Daiso and there are numerous ways to use them
(a) colour matching game
(b) Practical life activities
Transferring of pom pom using tweezers or chopsticks which helps to promotes fine motor skills.
You can also include other activities such as transferring/scooping/slotting activities for toddlers.
(c) painting with pom pom and clothespins
Children can explore making dots with these pom pom brushes
(d) finger puppets
Make finger puppets using pom poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners
5) Country Flag Flash Cards
These are 54 country flags flash cards in this pack ( wallet size) with English and Japanese names of the country at the back of the cards.
This pack of flash cards is such a steal at a value of $2. They are located in the toys section.
6) DIY Light box (using LED push lights)
A real light box is pricey. Why not try to DIY one at just a fraction of the price ? The kids will have lot of hours of fun exploring and playing with it.
- 2 LED push light (daiso)
- clear plastic box
- Aluminium foil /baking paper/ tracing paper
Mummy Lena uses a clear plastic box and line the bottom of the box with a layer of aluminium foil /baking paper/ tracing paper to cut out the glare. She then inverted the box and place the two LED push light inside.
Her elder child ( age 5) enjoys forming words and arrange the letters in alphabetic order while her youngest child ( age 1.5 year old) enjoys touching the marbles and watching the light
The glass marble accents used in the picture can be purchased in Art Friend.
- Iphone ( which act as light) , you can replace with LED push light from Daiso
- Ikea Trofast box , tall
- Clear folders
Mummy Xiu Shi draw drawings on coloured folder and let her child explore on the DIY light box.
7) Wall Pocket Charts
Pocket wall charts that can be used for various home learning activities .
(a) colour sorting
Colour felt are cut and slot into the pocket of the wall chart. The child will have to place the correct coloured counters into the corresponding slot with the correct colours.
(b) Initial sound sorting
(c) Flash card holder
Assorted types of felt can be purchased at Daiso for DIY activities like no sew quiet book and play food and more.
9) Glass Pebbles
They can be found at the toys sections in daiso. They can be used as counters or tracing and patterning activities and many more.
We hope you find this article useful and if you have any useful educational buys from Daiso that you would like to share with us.
Please leave us a comment or email us !
Content Source: Mummy Wang Yahui Regina, Mandy Tan, Jaclyn Tang, Rosa so, Joleen Tan, Lena Lee, Cai Xiu Shi, Vivian Wang, Ferline Tan, Jocelyn Pua, Jean.