9 best educational Tonies, including Nat Geo Kids, Horrible Histories and even Peppa Pig

We've curated our picks of the best educational Tonies that encourage independent learning and help your child learn about the world

Collage showing the best educational Tonies, including Blippi, Learn with Peppa Pig and Horrible Histories
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We take a look at the best educational Tonies you can get, and why they make perfect additions to any Tonies collection.

If you're new to the world of Tonies, Tonies are handmade magnetic characters, filled with stories, facts and songs - to play them, you simply sit them on top of an audio player called a Toniebox. You can read our Toniebox guide to understand all the benefits of this kind of toy, or you can take a look at our in-depth Toniebox review to see if it's the right choice for your family.

If you've decided on a Toniebox, then you'll need to buy some Tonies to play on it, but with more than 700 available, it can be hard to know where to begin. We'd definitely recommend taking at look at the most popular Tonies as a starting point, and keeping up to date with the latest Tonies to see what's new. While some Tonies are designed for entertainment purposes, there is a growing number of educational Tonies that kids will love too. To curate this list, we've not only called on our extensive product knowledge, but also a personal experiences and the first-hand opinions of kiddos we know and love.

9 educational Tonies to help your child learn about the world around them

How are Tonies educational?

All Tonies are designed to support your child's language development, encourage independent play and learning, and boost their imagination, but there are a selection of Tonies that are specifically designed to be educational as well as entertaining. And the topic selection is broad - in terms of both subject and age suitability. Some cover facts and figures about fascinating creatures (past and present), others will focus on historical figures and civilisations, while others will teach your children about other cultures from around the world. With the recently launched Blippi Tonie and the new Learn with Peppa audio character, even three-year-olds can get in on the education action.

What's really great about Tonies is that the hand-painted figures are really detailed - adding a great visual cue to accompany the audio tracks.

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