Top Learning Toys for Toddlers Boys and Girls
By the time your little angel reaches one and a half you really need to be encouraging them to play with a variety of top learning toys for toddlers! There are so many different toys to help prepare your little one for preschool and eventually school. All Mamas want their little ones to have as easy as progression as possible through school and you can help your child get the best head start by using developmental toys for 1 year old! I am currently at this stage with my daughter and it is a great way for me to interact and bond with her! Learning can be fun for both of you with the toy selections I have recommended!
If you don’t want the technical details here are my top picks!
Learning Toys for 18 Month Old and Upwards
Basically the learning toys for 18 month old and upwards will focus on several things! I have grouped them below to make it easier for you to find them. The things I will focus on are toys that promote language development, toys that stimulate imagination and creativity and toys that build gross motor skills. I will do some individual reviews for the top learning toys for toddlers that I own.
Toddler Learning Toys That Promote Language Development
Your toddler should hopefully be able to say around 100 words by the time they reach the age of 2! I use a variety of toys that promote language development including electronic learning toys for toddlers and books. The Vtech Touch Teach word book is one of the excellent educational toys for 1 year old girl.
VTech Touch and Teach Word Book
We own the Vtech Rhyme Discover book and as Amelia loves it so much we decided to treat her to this one! This book is currently ranked as one of the top ten learning toys for toddlers and it is easy to see why!
Helps toddlers learn over 100 words! These are split over 6 categories and are based on things your Toddler should be familiar with.
6 Categories are home, toys, food, zoo, clothes, park and the zoo.
4 Modes of learning, ‘what’s the word, music, letters and find it’.
Buttons are responsive to Toddlers touch and in the ‘what’s the word mode’ if the same button is pushed several times book responds with different descriptions of the same thing, i.e sofa, blue sofa, cosy sofa
I like ‘find it’ because it encourages toddlers to think and look for the objects the book is asking them for. We often play this game without the book and it is a great way to help your toddler learn new words.
Vtech Light Up Alphabet Apple is Delicious Toddler Learning Toy
I am very tempted to buy my little girl this Vtech Alphabet Apple! She loves apples and she loves electronic toys so this would definitely grasp her attention!
This is one of the top learning toy for toddlers that helps language development.
Letter buttons light up when touched and help teach toddlers letters of the alphabet, animals, spelling and time
The green worm will become your child’s best friend as it sings to them
Top Learning Toys for Toddlers That Stimulate Imagination and Encourage Creativity
Let your toddler’s imagination run away with a cool playset! Toddlers need encouragement and Mama’s enthusiasm will encourage them to explore new toys! I have noticed my 18 month old is very creative with toys and other household items so I am looking forward to enhance her creativity with some of the top learning toys for toddlers shown below! Here again I will consider a few briefly and will probably do a separate post for some highlighting how I use the great learning toys for toddlers with my little girl.
One of the top learning toys for toddlers is a toy kitchen! The best toy kitchens for toddlers help stimulate imagination and enhance creativity. I especially love this one by Step2!
Step2 Best Chef’s Kitchen Set, Blue/Black/Brown
This is perfect for two toddlers/kids to play together! Like all my daughter’s toys I will be using this as a developmental toy!
I have been told it can be assembled in around 15 minutes which suits busy Moms and Dads as well as eager toddlers wanting to play!
Comes with recycling bin, pots and pans, cups and other utensils.
Oven and hob make realistic sounds
I would stimulate toddlers imagination with a game of find it! I would ask them to find different parts of the kitchen, i.e. where is the oven? Where is the sink?
As they would get more familiar with the kitchen I would ask them what are you cooking Mummy for dinner? I would ask them about different foods etc.
Great Learning Toys for Toddlers That Help Gross Motor Skills
By the time your toddler is 18 months they should have mastered walking forwards and using ride toys! From 18 months onwards ride toys can be used as top learning toys for toddlers to help gross motor skills. Ride toys are for sure some of the fun best toddler toys!
I would ask my toddler where are you going on your ride toy? Are you going to do the groceries? Are you going to the park? These questions stimulate their imagination. The only problem with this is the next time I say I am going food shopping my little one is reaching for her trike!
Other questions can be what color is your car, where are the wheels, where is the steering wheel? I would encourage them to turn the steering wheel to change direction. There are so many things you can do with each toy!
I could talk forever about the top learning toys for toddler but I am not going too because me having my head stuck in the computer all day means no learning for my little girl! So I will leave you with a few more recommendations!