Best Toys for Toddlers

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Toys

Toys are an important learning and growing part of any toddler’s life. The kind of toys that are introduced to them in these tender years make a huge impact on their minds and future. These miniature playthings are specifically designed keeping this ideology in mind. During this period, toddlers don’t just grow strong physically, but their physical and intellectual growth is also essential. Along with games and toys made for building their stamina and developing their muscles, certain toys help them understand the world around them, one step at a time. The best toys for toddlers are the kind of toys that are fun, educational, constructive, and creative.

Toddlers, basically between the ages of birth to 3, tend to look at the world in an unparalleled manner, which is altogether different from ours, which is why the kind of toys we bring them into contact with should be carefully selected. Their minds are unbiased towards everything around them and they can grasp onto anything we speak, do, or act in front of them. The variety of toys that are available in stores today can be quite confusing for many. Hence, these fun and educational toys for toddlers mentioned in the article can help smooth things for you. So if you want to know which are the top toys for toddlers, according to their age group, read the article for some helpful suggestions.

Best Toys 2010 for Toddlers

The top picks on baby toys here are given to develop a toddler’s senses and motor skills. The companies that make these classic toys for toddlers also keep these factors into consideration while inventing new toys. And since the concentration on child development has increased in recent years, parents are searching for more education-oriented, creative, and problem solving toys for their kids. Hence, the article will also concentrate on the best toys for toddlers that will enhance and increase their chances of growing to their best.

Best Toys for Toddlers – Up to 12 Months
Babies that are even few months old have the ability to learn and understand their surroundings. These fun and educational toys for infants and children are meant for them to enhance their senses and recognize certain toys.

  • Fisher-Price Classics Two Tune TV
  • Fisher-Price Classics Music Box Teaching Clock
  • Playskool Busy Basics: Busy Poppin’ Pals
  • Fisher-Price Stack & Roll Cups
  • Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Ocean Adventure Gym
  • LeapFrog Learn and Groove Musical Table
  • Bright Starts Start Your Senses Activity Mats
  • Lamaze Freddie the Firefly
  • Tiny Love Classic Development Mobile
  • LeapFrog My Puppy Pal-Scout

Best Toys for Toddlers – 12 to 24 Months
The following toys can grab the kids’ attention with bright colors, large keys, and attractive designs. Also, in these months, they can be introduced to books that teach about words, counting, and stories. And for more best baby toys for 1 year old, read the article.

  • Goodnight Moon Board Book
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Home Playset
  • Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway
  • First 100 Words Bright Baby Board Book
  • Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway – Ferdinand
  • Imaginarium 75-Piece Wooden Block Set
  • Dusty the Talking Vacuum
  • Fisher-Price Medical Kit
  • LEGO Toy Story 3 Great Train Chase
  • Crayola Beginnings TaDooles in the Tub – Tub Crayons

Best Toys for Toddlers – 2 Years
2 year old kids are really active, like to know about different things, and full of energy. Here are some good toys for 2 year olds that will help them learn new things.

  • Play-Doh: 4 Pack Neon Colors
  • John Deere Turf Tractor with Trailer
  • My Very Own House
  • Boikido Wooden Chunky Clock Puzzle
  • Playmobil 123 Playset: Wild Animal Puzzle
  • Magneatos Jumbo 36 Piece Set
  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe 50 Piece Wooden ABC/123 Blocks Set
  • Step2 Basic Rhythms Piano
  • Colors & Letters Karaoke CD+G
  • Imaginarium 5-Way Giant Bead Maze Cube

Best Toys for Toddlers – 3 Years
3 years; you baby is getting really big. Give your child the opportunity to think and dream big. Let them learn whatever they want, may that be music, drawing, painting, or singing. Here are the some fun toys for toddlers who are now 3 years of age.

  • Crayola 52 Count Sidewalk Chalk Bucket
  • LEGO Gift Building Set-House
  • Imaginarium 75-Piece Wooden Block Set
  • Imaginarium Alphabet & Numerals 36 foot Foam Puzzle Mat
  • Radio Flyer Big Flyer with Safety Flag
  • Crayola Magnetic Double Easel
  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wire Puzzle Rack
  • Nerf N Sports Classic NFL Football-Dallas Cowboys
  • Fisher-Price Let’s Get To Work Handy Manny Figure
  • Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set

Well, we have reached the end of our list of best toys for toddlers. Hope the article was helpful and informative enough to help you decide which toys to choose for your kid.

By Sheetal Mandora
Published: 9/6/2010

Best Toys for 1 Year Old Kids

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Toys

As the first birthday approaches, kids begin to become more and more active, not to mention naughtier by the minute. At such a stage, it is very important to keep the child occupied with some good toys. Toys are the medium through which the baby receives his/her physical exercise. Also, with the help of some creative toys, even the brain of the child begins to develop. Hence, we can say that buying some of the best baby toys for 1 year old kids should serve a dual purpose. Not only should they be interesting and entertaining to the children, they should also help in teaching them small, but important and basic things about their surroundings. And with the rate at which kids are maturing these days, it is not really difficult to teach them. So why not see what are the best toys for 1 year olds? Let’s read on…

Best Toys for 1 Year Old Kids

Today, there are so many varieties of toys available in the market, that it really becomes a task to select that one perfect toy for a child. But still, let us make an attempt to see the general ‘types’ of toys that can be bought for 1 year olds.

Vehicles: By vehicles I do not mean the miniature cars and other toys which have small parts. I mean the big ones. Cars, trucks, tractors, dumpers, etc. Choose from the myriad range of toy vehicles available. Most of them are battery operated and move around with lights blinking and emitting shrill sounds. They are probably the best toys for 1 year old boys.

Big Dolls: Giant dolls are one of the best toys for 1 year old girls. They are pretty, colorful and help the girls identify with them. Don’t be surprised if you see your little angel imitating you and trying to put her doll to sleep by singing a gurgling lullaby. You are, after all her first role model.

Fitting Toys: Another pick from the best toys for 1 year olds. For some reason, kids love to either hide things that are outside, or if things are inside, they like to take them out. So, get them a set of plastic cups or containers in different sizes. How they while away their time putting them inside each other, and removing them again, is indeed boggling.

Musical Instruments: It’s never too early to begin imbibing culture into your toddler. And music is one of the inherent parts of culture. So get them a toy drum set, or a toy guitar and watch as they bang and strum around in glee.

Pushers: 1 year olds are on a sort of threshold in their lives. Relax, it’s just that they are soon going to learn (or probably already have begun learning) to walk. You can assist them in this process by buying them some toys like walkers, grocery carts, a movable tea set, etc.

Rocking Toys: No childhood is complete without the classic rocking toys. It could be a pony or any other animal. A rocking crib with a toy mobile hung over it is also a good toy for a 1 year old. They are one of the classic toys for toddlers!

Noisy Toys: These toys may highly annoy you, but when you see that little face light up, like a million light bubs, at the sound that noisy toys emit, you forget everything about the high decibel levels. Take your pick from toys like dolls, vehicles, squeezies, rattles, toy cell phones, etc. and give your kid the best!

Fruits and Vegetables: This, most of you will agree, is one of the best educational toys for children. Get a basket of attractively colored false fruits and vegetables. Pick each one out and teach your little one each fruit’s and vegetable’s name. You’ll be surprised at how quickly they pick it up!

That was my take on some of the best toys for 1 year olds. If you have any ideas, they are more than welcome. Tell us about them too, so we can exchange the happiness of making the babies and toddlers as happy as can be!

By Sujata Iyer
Published: 9/6/2010