Toddlers are dynamic — they’re learning and changing so much every day! They can benefit from toys that help develop. “Virtually all toys help in some form of development — and that can be a pot and a spoon for that matter,”Independent analyst, toy historian Chris ByrneThe 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 have put together a list with the top toys at every price point.
These are the top trends this holiday season Squishmallows stuffies, character toys featuring CocoMelon BlueyOf course! Lego Duplo sets. Supports gross motor development with toys like the Razor Rollie DLX scooter, Tonka 1968 Mighty DumpIt Learning and Setting BalanceThese are wonderful options. With products such as these, parents can inspire creativity and improve motor skills. Connectix, Play-DohDollhouse playsets and other accessories. Let’s get on with the shopping!
An ever-popular option. DuploAccording to Byrne, sets may help improve fine motor coordination. This bright, colorful new baby is designed for toddlers 2+ years of age. “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 why Byrne loves it Scooter for toddler development. “Toys that really give kids a chance to immerse in fine or gross motor activities are usually excellent,”He added. Rollie DLX glides well, even when compared to other scooters. Both parents and kids love the light effects. “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,”A satisfied customer reviews Razor customer. “It automatically lights up with movement and turns off when it stops.”
DJ Beat BoxerHer many functions are endless. She responds to touch from toddlers with sounds and motions. Children can create music by mixing together sound effects. She dances, claps and moves her face to the beat. Cuddle Mode allows the pup to use realistic sounds and snuggle.
This is how you can pop this Water wheel You can watch your baby splash water into the bathtub by placing the cup side-by-side. You will also find a cup for pouring water, which is always a big hit. Put the figure on the wheel to take it along for a ride. Playmobil 1.2.3 toys are a great line for toddlers. It’s high-quality sets and engages little hands and imaginations.
Enjoy this sweet treatTrain setThis is both a great gift idea for toddlers and adults. “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.
These are the bestToddler-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.
It’s a good gift idea to give this playset plastic: CoComelon Ultimate Learning BusWhat is it? 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.
You can be creative with this compact wooden dollhouse. Children can enjoy the 31 pieces, which include pets and furniture. The bonus: Assembly is easy and fast. “Amazing quality, my daughter spends hours playing,”Writes Amazon Customer Happy. “Love the modern music twist on a classic doll house.”
The high-quality dolls of today are available Madame AlexanderThese dolls can be dressed up with long, styleable hair and accessories. Both dolls play tennis while one eats ice cream. Her package includes a tennis bag and ball as well as a purse, outfit, and tennis racquet. Another enjoys camping and playing chess. Because it includes small accessories, this is an excellent choice for children aged 3 and up.
New toys on sale ConnetixFine 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.”
You will be greeted with big smiles by this big gift!Playset for ice cream trucksIt is big enough to be shared with friends and loved ones. You get a total of 27 accessories as well 12 Play-Doh cans. “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.”
Your toddler might prefer cereal or scrambled eggs for their first meal. However, you have many options when it comes to breakfast. The colorful book is full of pages. Book for board Illustrations show churros from Spain, Mandazi in Tanzania, and Cachapas (Venezuela) as well as churros from Venezuela. Because of its vibrant illustrations and clear text, this book is sure to be loved.
It celebrates its 75th Anniversary with this red-and-yellow version, showing that it has been a long-standing favorite. You don’t need lights or sounds. Tonka’s classic dump truck It is easy to drive and has no complicated tech. This is a Steel Classics model. Toys, dirt and sand are great for toddlers. They can then throw it away. The good times will continue!
“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,”A Walmart employee stated that 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. This toy can also be used as a push-toy for children who are just learning to walk. “I got this for my 18 month old to use in the yard and she loves it so much!”Writers Amazon reviews happy customers. “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!”
It includes Ted Lasso (and Rebecca Welton), Coach Beard and Coach Beard and Roy Kent. Sam Obisanya is also included.Limited-Edition SetLittle People. Little hands will love the chunky plastic dolls made from AFC Richmond. 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 open-concept, durable design was created. CampingThis is adorable! This is a great idea! Toddlers can happily play with toys for hours. “grilling” with the Stack’n’Stay set, complete with electronic lights and sounds. The other features include Dutch doors and wheels as well as storage and a functioning doorbell. This Adventure Camper is sure to look fantastic under any Christmas tree.
Sleepy Eyes OwlTwo modes can be used for bedtime relaxation. There are two modes of bedtime relaxation. One, you can listen to 20 minutes worth of volume-controlled music and have your eyes lit at night. Another is a sound system with seven options. The owl’s eyes slowly start closing, encouraging your toddler to do the same. This is a wonderful gift idea!
The wooden cookie set It can be used with or without a play kitchen. Included are 12 cookie cutters. These can be used to cut cookies and store them in a dough tube.
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, an expert on movie-related toys and television. Australian Animated Series BlueyIt is loved by both parents as well as 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 with her garbage truckThe set is a great buy! This set comes with bins and lots of accessories.
Spatial learning can be a wonderful qualityBalance beam SetLittle 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.”
The 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! PlaneAnd BootYou can also get versions.
The hoop adjusts to 6 different heights to grow with your child, making this a gift that’ll last. For more security, you can add sand or rubber to the base. This is the complete set It can be used outdoors and indoors. “This is the second one we have owned,”Comment Amazon 2-time Buyer. “The first one lasted 15 years sitting outside by the pool. GREAT PRODUCT.”
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These are the best CoComelon WinnerThere are three play modes that offer hours of entertainment. Chase mode encourages toddlers to follow the toys. 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.
You get 14 different pieces in this package SetSpike aids with color recognition and counting as well as fine motor skills. Spike is a top seller on Amazon with over 44,000 reviews. “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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