Here is a top toy list for babies and toddlers, full of good quality, highly recommended items which will last a long time and be very popular! Pin this or share it with family members to encourage them to find good quality toys and resources for the little people in your life or work!
Following on from the very popular Top Toys for 2-6 Years + Post, here is a list of highly recommended toys and resources for young babies up to older toddlers. These are just suggestions and of course you should apply your knowledge of your own child when thinking what to provide for them to play with.
Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile
Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Triangle Play Mat
Lamaze Mix and Match Activity Blocks
Tiny Love Double Sided First Book
Manhattan Toy Skwish
Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads
Heimess Beeswax and Wood Rattle
Lamaze Freddie The Firefly
Jungly Tails – Soft Baby Book
Whoozit Photo Album
Older Babies and Toddlers
Classic Pop-Up Toy
Peg Hammer Bench
Farm Sound Blocks
BRIO wooden play block set (50 Pieces)
Floating 3D Blocks Bath Toy
Colour Water Blocks
Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks
See Me Sensory Ball
Wooden Magnetic Wobbly Stacker
Fish Colours Mix ‘n Match Peg Puzzle
Farm Chunky Puzzle
Orchard Toys: Transport Puzzles
Wooden Mail Box with 5 Letters
LeapFrog Spin & Sing Alphabet Zoo Ball
Vtech Red Playtime Bus
Pintoy Wooden Trike
Mini Micro 3in1 Ride On Scooter with Seat [Ours LOVED this from 12 months!!]
MiniSun Light Panel A4 Size Light Panel This is what we use for all our light table sensory play ideas!
Rounded corner rectangle safety mirror Acrylic Mirrors for reflective play [brilliant for newborns to school age!]
Homemade Toys and Games (cheap and just as fun!)
Treasure Basket for babies and Toddlers
Discovery Boxes for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Pin this post to keep it handy for future reference for all those upcoming birthday and Christmas gifts! If you are lucky enough to be blessed with family and friends who ask for hints for presents for your little ones, pass along this Top Toys for Babies and Toddlers list and you can rest assured that they will get something that is great quality and truly stimulating and engaging! If you like this list, please share it!
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School Sparks Renee says
Great list! Freddy the Firefly was always a big hit with my infant grandsons. And anything by Melissa and Doug is a good bet. Thanks. Renee
Mario games online says
I love the train set from Playmobil
GREAT list! I owned a ton on your list for my kids when they were little! Love it! The play blocks are still popular at home!
The VTech Playbus is great, they make some fantastic learning toys.
I absolutely love your blog and since coming across it about a week ago I have been busy making discovery bottles, a material box, corn flour paints and am getting together a treasure box for my little boy who is seven months old.
This may sound silly but I’m unsure from reading this list which toys would be appropriate for my son, obviously some from way down the list would not be but I’m wondering about the pop-up toy, hammer bench, colour blocks and rainbow stacking toys…
Should I leave these a few more months? Would he be likely to hurt himself on them in some way? I really like the myriad toys and want to get them but on their website it says from 1 year + … what do you reckon?