The toddler years are a time of constant exploration and learning. Choosing a gift that keeps a toddler engaged can be challenging. However, there are a variety of options to choose from that are fun as well as educational.
Toddlers love to have new toys and what about something to teach them about independent and self growth. Scooters are fun and a great toy for toddlers, you can get a kids three wheel scooter as gift. So they can use that until 8-10 years old.
1. Simplay3 Carry and Go Track Table
It is very easy to see why the Carry and Go Track Table from Simplay3 won the 2019 National Parenting Product Award. For instance, it is a solid yet lightweight track, which makes it easy to take with you on the go. Additionally, there are no track pieces that will continuously come apart, causing your toddler to become frustrated. Finally, for extra fun, it has a race track on one side that comes complete with obstacles for toy trucks and cars. The flip side is a figure-eight track that contains a train track with quarry and lake decals.
2. Guidecraft Jr. Rainbow Blocks
Perfect for helping to develop hand-eye coordination and visual perception, this set includes 20 blocks. Each block consists of a solid-wood frame that contains an acrylic window. Your toddler will have fun creating masterpieces while exploring the various shapes and colors of the blocks. Additionally, the blocks are smaller than most blocks, making it easier for little hands to build.
3. Little Tikes First Slide
When it comes to developing motor skills, climbing combines both leg and arm movements in a way that most other activities cannot do. You toddler will also practice eye-hand coordination as he or she ascends the ladder. However, the best part is the cool feel of sliding down the other side. Made of durable plastic, this slide is perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
4. Melissa and Doug Match and Roll Shape-Sorter
Featuring a variety of fun shapes, the brightly colored Match and Roll Shape-Sorter from Mellissa and Doug encourages the recognition of shapes and colors in the most fun way possible. It also helps to develop spatial relations, sorting, and problem-solving skills.
This shape sorter includes over a dozen brightly colored shapes that can be pushed through the matching hole. Once filled, the sorter can be rolled across the floor for some extra fun.
5. Activity Walker
Perfect for growing toddlers, the Activity Walker from Le Toy Van includes an activity center adorned in woodland, rainbow, and garden designs. Great for developing hand-eye coordination, the animals will provide hours of enjoyment for your toddler. For instance, your child will enjoy playing peek-a boo with the animals hidden behind the colorful doors. The walker also allows your child to explore a variety of spinning and sliding activities.
6. Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table
The water table from Step2 takes water play to a whole new level with its cool water wall. All you have to do is pour water into the top tier, and your little one can watch the water rain down as it activates the spinners and flows over the ramps to create a waterfall. Once the water hits the pond, kids can use the various buckets and spoons to scoop the water. Of course, no water table would be complete without a cute frog, rubber duck, and fish.
7. LEGO DUPLO My First Alphabet Truck
If you are looking for a fun and interactive way to introduce your toddler to the alphabet, you should consider this alphabet truck. In addition to exploring the letters of the alphabet and beginning to spell basic words, your little one can also stack, build, and engage in imaginative play. The included ABC poster is a great addition as it helps children learn to match, a skill that will help your toddler begin to recognize the letters.
8. My First Crayola Touch Lights
This musical doodle board from Crayola will give your little one the freedom to create without you worrying about having to clean up a mess. The sealed gel surface allows for endless doodling with just your child’s fingers. Additionally, your child will love listening to music and watching lights that accompany his or her creations.
9. Baby Einstein Magic Touch Piano
You can introduce your child to the wonderful experience of creating music with the Magic Touch Piano from Baby Einstein. Made of wood, this piano does not include the typical keys. Instead, little fingers can simply tap the piano keys to create musical tones. Additionally, there are three sheets of music to choose from as well as six different songs.
10. My First Finger Paint for Toddlers
You can help unleash the artist in your toddler with this paint set from Crayola. From learning about colors to enjoying tactile activities, these washable paints will provide hours of artistic fun. Additionally, the tubes are designed to allow you to easily squeeze out the paint without the need to unscrew caps or cut the tubes.