Toddlers are dynamic — they’re learning and changing so much every day! Toys are a great way to help them learn. “Virtually all toys help in some form of development — and that can be a pot and a spoon for that matter,”Independent analyst and historian of toys Chris Byrne, aka The Toy Guy. “Toys that encourage exploration and self-guided play really do support the developing toddler.”Byrne says that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to give children ages 1 and 3 a rich experience. “Parents should cherish that; it’s the last time they’ll get off so easily!”If you’re willing to splash out, there are many cool options available. (We’ve compiled a list with the top toys in every price range.
These are the holiday trends Squishmallows stuffies, character toys featuring CocoMelon BlueyOf course, Lego Duplo sets. Toys that support gross-motor development, such the Razor Rollie DLX scooter, Tonka 1968 Mighty DumpThe Learn and Balance SetThese are great choices. These products are great for encouraging creativity and fine motor skills. Connectix, Play-Dohdollhouse playsets. Let’s get on with the shopping!
An ever-popular option. DuploAccording to Byrne, sets can aid in fine motor coordination. This bright and inviting new arrival is suitable for toddlers aged 2 and up. “This set is especially cute with the little animals,”Writers One happy customer, “and will be a great way to teach them about wildlife.”
This is what Byrne enjoys. Scooter for toddler development. “Toys that really give kids a chance to immerse in fine or gross motor activities are usually excellent,”He said. The Rollie DLX glides well, especially when compared with other scooters. Parents and kids love the lights. “My 3 year old loves how it lights up and for me I love that there’s no on and off button for the lights,”One satisfied customer writes Razor customer. “It automatically lights up with movement and turns off when it stops.”
DJ Beat BoxerShe can respond to toddler touch by making sounds or motions, and can also create music using mixing capabilities. She moves to the beat and bobs and claps along to it. Cuddle Mode allows the pup to make realistic noises and snuggle.
Pop this Water wheel You can watch your child splash water into the bath, by placing the cup on the side. You will also find a cup for pouring water, which is always a hit, and a figurine of a baby Shark. You can put the figure into the wheel and go on a ride with him. Playmobil 1.2.3 is a great line of toys for toddlers. It’s high-quality sets and engages little hands and imaginations.
This is sweetTrain setIt is a great gift option, both from a toddler-joy perspective and a developmental perspective. “The Brio My First Railway hits a lot of these assets — fine motor, creative, interactive,”Byrne. You can purchase additional wooden Brio sets or accessories later if your child is interested.
ThisToddler-sized seat (it’s 19 inches high) is a winner. It’s got a cover that comes off for easy cleaning (and yes, you can toss it in the washing machine) and handy side pockets where kiddos can stash toys. There’s even a handle on top so it can be dragged around the house.
You can feel good about gifting this plastic playset. CoComelon Ultimate Learning BusIs it a? Toy of the year Finalist a Toy Insider Top Holiday Toys inclusion, it’s on Amazon’s Toys We Love List and it won a NAPPA Award. So yeah, it’s a sold pick! “The Learning Bus is awesome, but there are also a variety of JJ dolls,” says Byrne, if you’re looking for something a bit more cuddly.
This compact allows you to be creative wooden dollhouse. The 31 pieces also include furniture and pets so that toddlers can enjoy them. Bonus: Assembly is quick, simple, and easy. “Amazing quality, my daughter spends hours playing,”Writes a Happy Amazon customer. “Love the modern music twist on a classic doll house.”
These dolls, which are of high quality and new design, are now available Madame AlexanderThey can be dressed up and have long hair that can easily be styled. One doll plays tennis and the other eats ice cream. She comes with a bag, ball, and racquet as well as a purse, outfit, and tennis bag. Another enjoys camping and chess. This is a great choice, especially for children aged 3 to 8 years. It comes with small accessories.
A new toy on sale ConnetixProvides fine motor, creative and interactive play. “It is for the older toddler,”Says Byrne “I love these sets, but they may be a little pricey for a lot of parents. The design is worth the money for those who want to spend it, and the magnets are safely embedded and the whole product so well designed.”
This big gift will bring smiles to many people!Playset for ice cream truckThis is large enough to share with friends and family. For maximum fun, you will receive an impressive 27 accessories as well as 12 cans of Play Doh. “Creative play is always good, particularly when it involves paints, compounds, or other things,”Says Byrne “That’s why I think you’re right on with the Play-Doh Ice Cream Truck.”
Although your toddler may love cereal, scrambled eggs, and frozen waffles for their first meal, there are many other choices for breakfast. This colorful book is full of pages. Board book The illustrations show churros made from churros from Spain, Mandazi from Tanzania, and Cachapas (Venezuela) in the illustrations. Because of its bright illustrations and easy to read text, this book will be a favourite.
This red-and yellow edition celebrates its 75th birthday, proving it is a beloved classic. Who needs lights and sounds when there are so many options? Tonka’s classic dump truck This vehicle is simple, reliable and does not require any fancy tech. This guy is from the Steel Classics range. Toddlers will love to haul dirt, toys, and sand around, and then throw it out. Let the good times roll!
“Squishmallows are the hottest thing out there this year,”This is Byrne’s favorite line of stuffed toys. There are so many adorable critters to choose from, you can find your toddler’s favorite animal. “Really cute and well made,”One Walmart reviewer said this. “Gloria is a perfect example of original Squishmallow quality. I’m very happy with my purchase.”
A roller, light up buttons, a pullcord, pretend blade, popping beads… There’s so much to see and touch! VTech’s Pop & Spin Mower. It also acts as a push toy, making this ideal for toddlers learning how to walk. “I got this for my 18 month old to use in the yard and she loves it so much!”Writers Amazon reviewer happy. “She especially loves playing with the toy when daddy is out mowing the yard. It’s very cute and it even makes the same sounds that a real lawnmower does!”
This includes Ted Lasso (and Rebecca Welton), Coach Beard/Coach Beard Roy Kent, Sam Obisanya and Coach Beard.Limited-edition setLittle People. Little hands will love the chunky plastic dolls made from the AFC Richmond team. Or parents might want to keep this collection boxed and display it as a collector’s set! “I love this. Makes me smile,”Writers one Amazon Ted Lasso fan. “The details on each one, the box front and back… perfect!!!!”
This durable, open-concept design is CamperThis is too cute. These toys will be cherished by toddlers for hours. “grilling” with the Stack’n’Stay set, complete with electronic lights and sounds. Other features include Dutch doors, wheels, storage, and a working doorbell. The Adventure Camper looks great under any Christmas tree.
Sleepy Eyes OwlThere are two types of bedtime relaxation. The first is 20 minutes quiet, volume-controlled, with nightlight. The second is a sound machine that offers 7 options. The owl’s eyes slowly start closing, encouraging your toddler to do the same. What a wonderful gift!
This wooden cookie set This item is great for a play-kitchen. However, it can also be used by itself. 12 cookie cutters can be sliced and stored in a dough tube. The dough tube includes 12 toppings, a knife, spatula, a cookie sheet and a kitchen mitt.
There are over 15,000 5-star ratings on Amazon — it’s a solid buy! “The ‘decorations’ are removable (velcro) so they can add or remove them if they desire,”One satisfied customer explains it Amazon reviewer. “When they are removed, the cookies all velcro together and the toy knife allows them to ‘slice and bake’ the cookies. We look forward to many baking sessions and cookie parties over the next few years!”
“At this age, kids are really starting to engage with characters,”Byrne, a TV- and movie-related toys expert. Animated Australian Series BlueyThis is a hit among both parents and children. “The important thing about characters, however, is that if they exist in an on-screen environment, they have to be compelling enough so that kids want to take that character off the screen and express themself through play with it.”
Bluey and her trashtruckThis set is definitely a hit! This set includes bins and many accessories.
Spatial learning can be a great qualitySet of balance beamsLittle Partners. It’s easy to store and set up, and toddlers will love completing their own obstacle courses and challenges. It’s also perfect for playing “the floor is lava”!
“This is a nice item to build confidence and coordination,”Comment One Amazon reviewer. “Solid construction, great finish and very sturdy.”
This little schoolhouse set can be carried anywhere — it folds up into a backpack with adjustable straps. It’s a great travel tool or something to bring to visit family and friends. Each room includes furniture accessories — the tiny toilet even has a lid that flips! AirplaneAnd BoatVersions are also possible.
The hoop adjusts to 6 different heights to grow with your child, making this a gift that’ll last. You can add sand or rubber to the base for extra security. This set It can be used indoors as well as outdoors. “This is the second one we have owned,”Comment Amazon offers 2-time buyers. “The first one lasted 15 years sitting outside by the pool. GREAT PRODUCT.”
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This CoComelon winnerThree play modes offer endless hours worth of entertainment. Chase mode encourages toddlers and young children to follow the toy. Hide ‘N Seek has Chase hide and count, and it even moves to “find” your child. The Sit ‘N Play option lets toddlers enjoy all the tactile offerings. Touch the antennas and hear sounds and songs. Chase’Children’s cheeks will lighten up and they can even ask questions.
This package contains 14 colorful pieces SetSpike aids with color recognition, counting, fine motor skills, and counting. Spike has received more than 44,000 positive Amazon ratings. “This hedgehog is adorable,”Writers One happy Amazon customer. “My nephew who is 18 months old loved it and played with it for weeks. Would gift again to someone else.”
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