Do toddlers really need gifts? Absolutely yes because their early years are a critical part in developing their motor and critical skills. If you've never shopped for one or even have, you must know that it's equally not that easy finding the best toys for toddlers. If that's the case, have a look through our top toys for toddlers 2023 list for some inspiration.
Turtle, Monkey, and Tiger introduce your young one to over 100 age-appropriate words. The word categories include animals, opposites, colors, food, vehicles, activities, and the body. When your tot touches the words on the pages they sound out along with fun facts and exciting effects. It also teaches your child two learning songs including My favorite Word song and the Learning Friends theme song. The instructions are also available in both English and Spanish providing a bilingual experience.
It's always exciting to watch young kids learn new things, and riding a tricycle is one of them. The Schwinn 4 in 1 Tricycle comes in a classic red color and its removable/adjustable parts let it grow with your child. It features a removable and adjustable push handle which allows adults to control speed and steering for added safety. The collapsible footrest allows your child to learn how to pedal with guidance. A rear brake locks the trike in place. A rear-placed basket allows your child to carry their toys along with them. The trike also features a padded seat, safety harness, removable sun copy, removable head/neck rest, and a wraparound armrest.
The Learning Resources Spike allows your tot to exercise their motor skills. It features chunky, peg-shaped pieces that go into the back of the friendliest Hedgehog. The highly colorful quills also contribute to your child's color recognition learning, counting, and sorting skills. The pieces are easy for your toddler or preschooler to grasp in their hands. It also stores easily when playtime is over, and the quills fit inside the hedgehog. It's an ideal gift for kids age 2 and up.
Most Christmas toys 2019 lists for toddlers feature a playhouse, and ours recommends the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Learning Home. It encourages interactive play and helps your child learn about shapes, numbers, the weather and lots more. There is an office for your little homeowner to get some work done and a kitchen to whip up imaginary treats. There are also playful songs to learn and activities to do inside and outside the house. It also comes with 3 Smart learning levels as well as 4 languages to choose from including French, Spanish, Mandarin, and English.
It's never too early to start learning, and for that toddler age 3 and up, the perfect educative toy is the Brain Training Magnetic Geometric Puzzle. The set comes with 92 geometric magnetic tape pieces which kids can use to compose 20 patterns. It helps improve your child's imagination, hand-eye coordination, logic, observation, and concentration. The pieces come packaged in a unique pull-out storage box that also doubles as a display board during play. The whole family can join in on the fun to increase parent-child interaction.
Every kid at some point imagines taking a ride in a cop car. With the VTech Smart Wheels Launch, they can go on a couple of police chase adventures. The Go! Go! playset comes with a Getaway car and a Police Car as well as ramps, lifts, and slides. As if that's not enough, the police car called Po plays three sing-along songs, six melodies, fun sounds, and phrases. The set is compatible with other Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets for added fun.
You could say that the perfect gift for kids is a pet, but toddlers and preschoolers might be a little too young for the responsibility. The next best thing is to get them a play pet and Melissa & Doug fit the bill. The 24-piece pet vet set includes a cat and plus dog, a stethoscope, ear scope, thermometer, clamp, syringe, treatments, bandages, cast, and ointments. There is also a reusable double-sided checklist to help your little budding vet keep up with office visit schedules. A handy tote bag also comes with the set to store everything and take them over for house calls.
The little toddler or preschooler in your life could use a swanky backpack to carry their toys around. The Dough Dots! animal-themed backpack playset by Fisher-Price is what your child needs to ignite their creativity. Each backpack comes with four 2 oz. modeling dough in blue, red, yellow and purple colors, a solid cutter, and a see-through cutter. Everything fits in the animal-themed backpack, and there are four to choose from including a Lion, Monkey, Hippo, or Panda.
Kids are very imaginative and the eeBoo Create and Tell Me A Story Cards allows them to let their creativity run wild. It comes with 36 illustrated storytelling cards, and an instructions guide for activities and games. It works for both solo and group play, and kids, in particular, enjoy rearranging the cards while creating fresh new stories.
The Lakeshore Play & Explore Rocket made it to our top toys for toddlers 2019 list because it encourages imaginative play. Kids can make-believe that they are blasting through the outer space with the realistic-looking rocket. The 16 1/2 inch rocket features three levels including a control room, a garage/bedroom, and a furnished living space. It features hatches that snap securely to close making it easy to carry anywhere. It's ideal for kids age 3 and above.
There you go, with these 10 Christmas toys 2023 selections you are sure to earn some much-deserved Santa points this year.