Best Toys for 1 Year Old Kids

October 1, 2010 by  
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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


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