Real dinosaurs were probably pretty scary about 231 million years ago. Dinosaur toys for toddlers, not so much. Lions and tigers and bears are all fascinating animals that kids love to love, but there is something extra special about their love for dinosaurs. Maybe it’s because they don’t exist anymore and that makes them just a little bit more magical. Maybe kids love dinosaurs because there are so many different kinds. Brachiosaurus, Carnotaurus, Stegosaurus, Iguanodon and of course who could forget everybody’s favorite, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Memorize these names in case your kid starts to ask scientific questions in the middle of play time.
The choice of toys plays an important role in any child’s development. A dinosaur toy leads to questions about animals and nature and can also be valuable for imagination and role play. You never know, the right toy at the right time could lead to a life long hobby or interest. A simple stuffed dinosaur could turn a kid into a world renowned scientist someday. Life is funny that way.
Here Is A Selection Of Fun Dinosaur Toys For Your Toddler:Learning Resources Jumbo Dinosaurs
Not recommended for children under 3 years this is a set of five oversized dinosaurs. Great for helping learn to identify the different types. Great for indoor or outdoor play, they are easy to keep clean and can be transported in the storage box with handle. These realistic looking pieces will inspire imaginative play and curiosity about science. They are lightweight, durable and made of dishwasher safe plastic.ALEX Toys – Bathtime Fun Bath Squirters – Dinos 700DN
This is a set of four soft dino squirters for fun at home or on the road. They come packed in a zippered bag with handles and are intended for toddlers 6 months and up. These colorful little dinosaurs are perfect bathtub squirters sized for little hands. They are made by Alex Toys who are known for their best selling line of educational and entertaining products for kids.Little Tikes Gear Works Dinosaurs
This set includes several dinosaurs and is recommended for ages 36 months to 5 years. These brightly colored pieces are a gear toy that spin, whirl, flip and turn. This fun dinosaur themed toy will provide hours of imaginative play and fun. They are also musical and interchangeable and they can be used in conjunction with other items made by Gear Works.Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! Poppity Pop Musical Dino
This musical dino is for toddlers that are 6 months to 3 years of age. This colorful dino features 8 musical tunes and 6 colorful balls that can be dropped in the tail to start the music. This toy will help to stimulate your baby’s senses. Grasping and holding the balls will help to promote fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Balls can pop out and your toddler will want to crawl around and collect them and start the fun all over again.Animal Planet’s Big Tub of Dinosaurs
This 40 piece set comes with dinosaurs in several shapes and sizes. It has a playmat as well as volcanos rocks and trees to simulate a pre-historic setting. When it’s time to move, the mat folds up and the pieces go back to the storage tub for easy transport.Playskool Kota My Triceratops Dinosaur
This life size baby dinosaur comes to life with realistic sounds and motion. It is over 3 feet tall and responds to your voice and touch. This is recommended for ages 3-5 years and has a maximum weight of up to 60 pounds. It has a hidden handle and the seat is spring loaded for a safe and fun ride. It comes with special leaves so that the kids can feed him. Sound effects include music, munching, stomping and roaring. This will keep the pre-schooler occupied and having fun all day.Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Plush
This plush realistic looking dinosaur is recommended for 3 years and up. It measures about 3 feet in length and can stand on its own. This colorful and quality made toy will provide years of friendship and fun for your child.Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Heatwave The Rescue Dinobot Figure
Combination dinosaur and transformer is sure to please. It has more than fifteen sounds and phrases with lights and dino sounds. For 3-7 year olds. This transformer is a fire fighter. The neck extends for rescue lights and sounds and his tail becomes a rescue station. Fun and imagination go hand in hand with this toy.MerryMakers How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Plush Doll, 14-Inch
Perfect for all ages from 6 months to 6 years. Based on the book “How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?” This plush doll measures to 14 inches long. This toy provided comfort and warmth and is designed to help kids manage bedtime.The Learning Journey My First Puzzle Set 4-In-A-Box! Dino
Ages 2+ for this starter puzzle set. This set contains four puzzles full of fun characters that will help to develop your child’s tactile and problem solving skills. The different puzzles are designed to grow with the child as they develop their skills and fine motor skills.Kinderglo Portable Fun and Safe Rechargeable Night Light, Tyrannosaurus
Designed to help calm and comfort with soft light at bedtime. Automatically dims and shuts off after 30 minutes. It is easy to operate with one big button. It is rechargeable and portable and safe for kids to carry around or cuddle in bed. Make your bedtimes easier with this fun night light.Charm Company Dewey Dinosaur Rocker
Recommended for 18 months and up, this is a comfortable and safe rocker for your toddler. It is part rocking toy and part cuddly friend for your child. The cushioned and high back plush seat will secure your toddler while they are rocking and riding. There is also a wooden handle to hold on to for added safety. It will be the go to toy for hours of fun and it is easy to clean with soap and water.