Best Toys for Toddlers TechnoBuffalo 2020

The best toys for your toddlers consist of items that are not only educational but are also fun and engaging. This collection includes a range of toys that incorporate learning activities and social interactions through play. For the best toys that spark imagination and encourage your toddler to build relationships with others, check out our top picks.

Best overall: LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

Staff Pick

This interactive LeapFrog word book is great for toddlers age 18 months and up. Pre-programmed with over 100 words that were carefully chosen by learning experts, your toddler will have fun singing and learning new vocabulary. To activate this toy, your toddler must simply touch the words on the pages and enjoy the fun sound effects, songs, lights, and more. This toy can also be changed to Spanish mode for bilingual learners.

$15 at Amazon

Best cleaning set: Melissa & Doug Dust! Sweep! Mop!

Great for kids ages three to six, this cleaning playset is a wonderful toy to encourage imaginative play, promote fine-motor skills, and teach your toddler about responsibilities within the home. This toy has realistic cleaning tools, including a broom, mop, duster, brush, dustpan, and organization stand. With these toys, you can encourage your child to clean alongside you, making a fun game out of housework.

$25 at Amazon

Best blocks: Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

These Mega Bloks are great for toddlers ages one and up. Equipped with 80 various-shaped and colored building blocks, this toy sparks imagination. Your toddler will enjoy creating with these hands-on blocks. The blocks are also great for helping your child develop their fine-motor and problem-solving skills. And cleanup is easy because the blocks can be stored inside the reusable storage bag they come in.

$15 at Amazon

Best sports: Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set

This Little Tikes basketball set is great for toddlers ages one to five years old. This basketball hoop can grow with your child because it adjusts to six different heights ranging from 2.5 feet to 4-feet high. Three junior-sized basketballs that are lightweight and easy to hold are also included with this basketball hoop. This toy will help your child develop their motor skills, coordination skills, and promote social interaction while growing your toddler's interest in sports.

$35 at Amazon

Best for doodling: Jasonwell Aqua Magic Doodle Mat

This toy is excellent for toddlers who like to doodle. Measuring 39.5-by-31.5 inches, this doodle mat has space for your children to create beautiful illustrations. Simply fill one of the included magic pens with clear water, doodle, and watch how the mat changes color. Once the mat dries, the illustrations disappear, making cleanup extremely easy. This toy features four suction cups to attach it to the wall or window, five magic pens, a design booklet, six stamps, six drawing templates, and six drawing molds.

$22 at Amazon

The bottom line

The best toys for toddlers encourage them to participate in activities that develop their motor skills, promote social interaction, and are fun and educational. The LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book is a fun activity book that helps your child learn new vocabulary through interactive buttons, words, and pages.

The Melissa & Doug Dust! Sweep! Mop! toy set is a great way to help your toddler understand shared responsibilities in the home, while also building and developing their motor skills. Help your child feel accomplished by allowing them to help with chores around the house.

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