Top toy choices for toddlers

With a glut of options on the market, choosing a few classic toys for your child is getting harder and harder. Focusing on educational toys is a powerful strategy, but they have to be fun as well. With this in mind, here are a few top suggestions for toys for any toddler.


Blocks and stacking toys

As we detailed in our previous blog post stacking toys assist with cognitive development, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. These ideas are pivotal to build on, and hence make up a critical part of any toy set.

Open ended home-like spaces

Home-like spaces can fuel creativity, as well as be great educational tools towards safety (such as the toy kitchen), manners (tea sets) and much more. A full dollhouse-like item (such as the Sylvanian Families range for slightly older children also serves the same purpose, providing a backdrop for dramatic play and imagination.

The alphabet

Having the alphabet handy in a toy like fashion, such as a Hape ABC magnetic set can be a useful educational tool for when you want to improve vocabulary, as well as a general play tool. Every kid loves magnets, and having a set of magnets that will help reinforce the alphabet makes for a fun, educational experience.

Construction toys

Having a solid kids Hape tool box is a great way to spark imagination, as well as teach any toddler the very basics of how to use tools. This includes, of course, building upon fine motor skills, such as those used when holding a screwdriver. As another construction option, something that you can build together with them like a castle serves a similar purpose, building skills and being great fun.

Balance bike or tricycle

As the old saying goes, riding a bike is a skill that one never forgets, so getting that skill developed early is incredibly valuable. Having a balance bike and tricycle around for those early years will be invaluable as an outdoor activity. Of course, be sure to be around when they are using the bike/trike, for both supervision purposes, as well as to guide.

Summary

There are a wealth of toy options available for parents to buy for their children these days. In this article, we have covered a few of the classic and best options, such as building blocks, home spaces, a magnetic alphabet, construction toys, as well as a balance bike or tricycle. If you have any questions about any of these toys, or want to look at other options as well, be sure to reach out to KidsnToys today. Email us at info@kidsntoys.co.nz

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