Best Educational Toys For Toddlers
For our purposes we have defined the toddler to be somewhere between 1 and 4 years of age. Some toys, like building blocks, grow with the child. A toddler of 18 months would have the ability to stack about three or four blocks in height. As dexterity improves with time and practice that number will increase. They can use those same blocks to build more complex piles and distinguish and separate colors and shapes.
Puzzles of all kinds are great for all toddlers. Interlocking puzzles develop manual dexterity and the ability to distinguish shapes and colors. There are many to choose from, form and shape puzzles, stackers, animal puzzles and sorting games.
There are certain benchmarks for emotional and physical development in toddlers such as a 2 year old having the ability to walk up and down stairs on their own, or at 3 being able to put on their own shoes, but not all children develop at exactly the same rate. It is our job as parents to provide as many stimulants as possible to encourage healthy development of mind and body.
The choice of age appropriate toys is the best way to ensure that your child will be ready when it comes time to start school and learn how to read, write and connect with other kids emotionally.Lauri Shape & Color Sorter
This shape and color sorter is for ages 2 and up. This is an educational toy that will entertain preschoolers and offer years of safe, quiet play. These brightly colored assorted shaped rubber pieces and stacking pegs will develop hand, eye coordination and shape and color recognition.Teach My Toddler Learning Kit
This 68 piece set will teach your toddler the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. For ages 2 years and up, Teach My Toddler is a multi award winning, all in one learning kit. It is developed and designed around the concept of matching, which is a key pre-reading skill. All pieces store neatly in a portable carrying case. Promotes literacy, numeracy, spatial reasoning, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (Frustration Free Packaging)
For ages 1 and up it has two modes of play. This is a toy that will grow with the child. Younger children can play on the floor discovering animals, colors, music, shapes and numbers. Attach the panel to the walker as the child grows and they’ll continue to learn while they move around. Pick up the phone to hear animals singing or play hide and seek with the friendly cow are just a small fraction of the colorful and exciting options on this multi purpose educational toy.ALEX® Toys – Early Learning String A Farm -Little Hands 1486F
Each set includes 12 wooden beads, wooden needle, cotton lace and stopper. The wooden needle is easy for little hands to lace through the beads. Kids will love the bright colors and shapes. For ages 3 and up the string a farm offers a fun way for children to improve their dexterity and fine motor skills.LeapFrog My Own Leaptop (Frustration Free Packaging)
For ages 2 and up to learn the alphabet, spell your name and more. Send and receive pretend emails, learn letters and animal names and sing along with 16 songs.VTech – Touch and Teach Turtle
Features a 16 page book for learning letters and shapes. Colorful light up displays interact with the book. For ages 2 and up. It has 3 modes of play. Letter, story and music. Multi functions provide alone learning and also interaction with adults for story time. Hours of fun for years with this educational toy from VTech.Tolo Toys Funtime Fishing
Make bath time fun while developing hand-eye coordination with this high quality safe and durable fishing set. Three colorful fish with fishing pole and smiling worm. The fish blow bubbles, it’s fun and also encourages imaginative play and patience. For ages 18 to 36 months.Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set
Convenient tri-fold board pop-up classroom set. This set includes everything you need for the ultimate pretend classroom. It combines creative and imaginative play while promoting language and social skills and school readiness. For ages 3 and up. This set includes 149 supplies for teaching, learning and having fun. This educational toy also promotes role play and helps get kids excited to go to school.Playskool Alphie
Electronic robot introduces your child to letters, math skills, special reasoning, cause and effect and much more. Robot figure sings, plays music, has fun eye animations and light-up buttons. Simply insert one of the 30 booster cards in his chest and let the fun begin. Fun activities, quizzes and games on each card. The cards store conveniently in Alphies backpack. 3 years and up is the recommendation for this guy.LeapFrog AlphaZoo Spinner
Press and spin your way to early reading skills. Appropriate for ages 1 to 3 years to learn the names of letters and the names and sounds of animals. Learn while building motor skills and having fun. Parents can connect online to the Leapfrog Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning. E