Lovable, educational toys for toddlers
– reviewed and rated.
Fun toys that help them learn
– and that will be played with for ages.
Today there are so many toys available for toddlers that parents, uncles/aunts and grandparents face a baffling choice when picking a suitable toy for their toddler.
Best Toddler Toy – This Month
These play house kits provide the best way for building a spectacular wooden playhouse for your toddler.Just like this kid’s Gingerbread cottage.By choosing a playhouse kit you can make sure you have all the parts and all the instructions you need to build your child’s dream playhouse.
Check out the Gingerbread Cottage kit here.
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Only toys for two to four years old
Have you ever seen an appealing toy and then started to wonder if it was really suitable for the age of your child?
If the toy was designed for a younger child your toddler will quickly become bored with it. If it’s for an older age group your child will become frustrated and the toy may be unsafe for her.
That’s why we have restricted these reviews to only toddler educational toys for two to four years old and here you’ll find advice on the perfect toy for your child’s age.
“Granddad! Come and play!”
We watch how children play with a toy and see what makes it fun and what they learn . Whenever possible, we play with the toys ourselves! The invitation, “Granddad! Come and play!” is never refused.
What should the Teddy bears eat on their Picnic?
Throughout these guides you’ll find boxes like this suggesting fun ideas for play with a particular toddler educational toy.
Maybe you know the type of toy your toddler likes and are concerned you always give them the “same old sort of toy” . Here, we’ve tried to include a wide variety of toys and so you’ll find a host of alternatives within each group reviewed.
40 Milestones by 3!
The American Academy of Pediatrics lists 40 developmental milestones a toddler will achieve by the end of three years . Not surprisingly, most of these relate directly to toys and types of play . Here are just a few:
- Kicks ball.
- Turns rotating handles.
- Pedals tricycle.
- Builds a tower of more than six blocks.
- Screws and unscrews jar lids,nuts and bolts.
- Plays make-believe with dolls, animals and people
- Recognizes and identifies almost all common objects and pictures
- Makes mechanical toys work
- Imitates adults and playmates
- Sorts objects by shape and color
- Completes puzzles with three or four pieces
- Can take turns in games.
“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
A toy needs to be fun – so that it is played with time and time again. You’ll also want to choose toys that help your child learn and develop. The toys you’ll see here are all toddler educational toys . They’re fun and will encourage your child to learn.
Today, the Toy Industry is “Big Business” and millions of dollars are spent marketing toys to parents and children. We’ve tried to avoid the “hype” surrounding toys and aim to provide independent and straightforward information to help you pick the best toddler educational toy for your little one.
We check the information manufacturers supply and refer to independent experts on toys, play and child development. Most importantly, we listen to what parents say about the toys they have chosen – the best toys for a toddler.
Share your views
We get loads of letters from parents about toys they have discovered and these are always very welcome . So do please send us your experiences and opinions of the best toddler toys you have chosen so we can share them on this site.
We grown-ups have the important responsibility of ensuring that the toys we chose are safe for our children.
Throughout these reviews you will see boxes like this, warning you of the particular safety aspects that you need consider relating to this type of toy.
Ours is a busy world and it’s hard to find the time to research the best toddler educational toys for your child. We hope that having all of the information here will help you in your choice. Most of all, we hope you have fun choosing your gift and that your child will find it exciting to play with and learn from their play.
So with no more ado, please pick one of the categories on the left and begin your selection of a best toddler toy.
Yours at play,
“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.”
–G. K. Chesterton
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