When our babies first birthday was approaching, I made a wish list for them. Not so much to get everything on it. I made it clear that no gift was needed but sometimes friends and family, who want to bring a gift, don’t know what your children needs.
I put diapers and a few toys. Some clothes for the upcoming season.
When the birthday party came, we ended up getting some of the greatest things that were not on my gift list. Amazing learning and training toys.
I have never been the kind of parent that just gives their children every toy they want. I love fun and useful toys that are not only great to play with but will help them out along the way.
A one year old can be so vastly different in stages of life. Some are mobile, some talk, some have teeth and some have none of these.
Getting toys that can help them through this stage of life with learning and mobility is key. But you also want them to have fun with them too!
This table is for all stages. There are two ways to set it up. On the floor or on it’s legs.
So whether you have a child who can stand or one that cannot, this works for both.
The table itself is covered in different types of learning activities, all of which can be performed at 3 different learning stages.
Colors, ABCs, shapes, animals and so much more.
I have always loved the ride on toys. I knew that I wanted one for each of the twins. But this car is above and beyond what they used to be!
Songs, noises, and a seat with storage! (Watch those little fingers when closing!)
This also has a handled back for mom and dad to push your little one along. Or for when your baby is ready to walk with assistance, just hold on and push!
Again with the multi purposed toy. This amazing toy and walker can also be used before your baby starts standing. The gadgets on the front help your little ones fine motor skills while they sit to play.
The handle on the top is there to help them stand and be pushed when they are ready for some assisted steps.
Assists in learning numbers and letters for all stages!
The most basic but helpful of toys. Learning colors and stacking skills, this stack-able toy helps fine motor skills in the best way.
Teaching on and off the stand.
I also used this toy to help learn clapping. My littlest was having trouble getting his hands together for clapping. If you take two rings off, and smash together (the motion of clapping) your baby will likely follow.
A classic toy for the creative minds. Help those little hands to start to be able to create by themselves.
Larger pieces for your little ones that are still too small for Legos. Get creative with your toddler! Help them create different colored structures.
Also has a huge and conveniently packaged bag for the easiest of cleanups.
Stackable cups are the best. Really, any brand you go with is going to be so helpful and beneficial to your child.
Most stackable cups are all different colors, easy to use and most are numbered.
Helping your child build their stack and teaching them the patience to wait until it’s complete to knock it down is so helpful.
A mini sports center! The main components of this toys are all amazing for hand/eye coordination. This a a great option for toddlers who are standing or sitting.
There is a bat that can be used to swing at a hanging baseball. Basketballs to try to score some baskets. And a football goal post to twirl the football in.
Also you can turn the sounds on to count all those baskets!
Nothing beats sitting down with your child to read a book together. I love having each of my twins to sit with, together or individually, to get some snuggles and reading in.
This VTech book is so amazing. Each button has it’s own learning process. The pages are fun and easy to turn.
With over 40 sounds, songs and noises, this book is easily one of the best learning toys out there for your baby.
The last on my list is this amazing motor skill toy.
When we first started to use the Bugs Playset, I would do each action and my children would then bop down whoever popped up.
After a few days with this, they started doing each of the four buttons to get the animal to pop up! Great for fine motor skills and colors.
Each toy listed here is not only colorful and fun, but provides your child with something to learn. I love that we now have the ability to get helpful toys and games to further motor skills and verbal skills in toys that are not electronic.
What toddler toys have you used to get your little ones playtime into learning time?