35 Best Toys For 1 Year Olds – 2016 Selection

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At 1 year old, your toddler is naturally curious, they want to know how every thing works. At this stage they have reduced on testing everything in their hands, they want to know exactly how it works so you have to get them a brain teasing toy – One which will help them grow mentally yet at the same time entertain them. Sex is not a big deal here because most toys can be shared at this age. I guess you have had of a saying that ”Curiosity killed the cat” True….at age 1, your son / daughter is curious, so get them the right toys. Check out my selection below;

  1. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair

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Infused with smart stages technology, the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair is the one that will grow along with your little one through all their stages.  This chair is a lot more than what it looks, it features three different stages whereby stage one which is best for kids at 12 months offers activities that make the baby curious such as playing songs and saying out phases with just the touch of a button. The second stage is ideal for kids at 18 months, this is the more encouraging level which gets kids more involved as it teaches about opposites, numbers and counting. And the final offers activities that make kids get more participative with pretend play and encourages imaginative play, this is a stage perfect for kids 24 months and above. The super exciting features on this chair include a light up remote control, flip book, a lift up cushion and buttons all of which are essential for the baby to learn about various things like numbers, shapes, vocabulary and so many others.

2.   Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower


Little Tikes Gas Go Mower

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Kids mimic a lot from the things they see around them so they will definitely love the Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower reason being after seeing how you usually mow your lawn they will also want to try it out. The child’s lawn mower is designed just like the real lawn mower and even makes sounds that give the baby courage to keep going forward and mowing. This toy operates by the effort that the baby put in to push it forward so it doesn’t need batteries, there are no maintenance costs for you to meet. Its gas can is removable so kids can take it out and pretend to refill it. Because of the engine sound it makes every time the cord is pulled, kids are motivated to pull the cord more which improves flexibility of hand muscles. Whenever your little one pushes the lawn mower he or she will see beads popping up and get more curious to go on along the whole yard.

3.   Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Sis’ Smart Stages Purse

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Sis Smart Stages Purse

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The Laugh & Learn Sis’ Smart Stages Purse from fisher price is just another of those adorable toys that lets you choose a stage that is best for your little. This incredible and extremely fashionable purse displays buttons in different shapes to help your little angel recognize shapes faster, easily learn about numbers and colors and not just in English but Spanish as well. It is also packed with five other pieces that introduce words, songs to sing along and phrases that kids learn from as they develop. The purse is spacious enough to house all accessories that come along with it that is to say the heart shaped mirror, credit card, clacker keys, rattle phone and bracelet. All these accessories encourage role play and better development of fine motor skills as its smart stages technology ensure that kids have something and appropriate for whichever stage they develop to. It is super easy change to any level, all you need to do is slide the switch.

4.   VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone

VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone

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In the amazing world of smart phones there is one made just for your precious little one and it is this Vtech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone. This phone is designed with pretend apps that your baby can use to pretend to talk to mom and dad or email them, make proper schedules of their day and check both time and weather. It offers two modes which include the music mode and learning mode so it from these that the baby chooses just by swiping the screen. The educational toy plays melodies and sing-along songs that keep babies having fun all through play time while its home button allows you to save a home number that they can learn from. All twelve apps are displayed in attractive brilliant colors and introduce activities to teach kids about vocabulary, phrases and role-play.

5.   Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Rollin’ Giraffe Ride-On

Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil' Rollin' Giraffe Ride-On

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With such attractive colors and friendly face, your baby will definitely fall in love with the Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Rollin’ Giraffe Ride on as their new toy. It features an adjustable design and foot to floor design that makes it easy for babies to climb on and as they grow you can always adjust the seat to what it more fun and comfortable for them. Therefore this toy will grow with them as they grow. Its back wheel is over size while the front wheels are small, this scooter can give your little one more stability while the wheel guard makes it safer for kids ride around. This toy is ideal for developing balance, large motor skills and coordination. Your toddle can ride on the Rolling Giraffe both indoors and outdoors.

6.  LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

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These toys are not just about introducing letters, shapes and numbers but come with the whole package to teach your babies about manners, vocabulary and how to associate with others. All babies starting from six months to about three years adore the LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket. As soon as she flips the basket open, she will smile to over 30 responses that make playing a lot more fun as they learn about shapes, colors, manners and so much more. The 14 piece set encourages kids to empty, refill, stack and match all of which develop motor skills. It is roomy enough to accommodate two kids so she can always play with you or her best friend. All the 14 pieces fit perfectly into the basket so there will be no clutter all over your home.

  1. Boon Pipes Water Pipes Bath Toy

Boon Pipes Water Pipes Bath Toy

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You can choose to make your baby’s bath time a lot more fun with the Boon Pipes Water Pipes Bath Toy. These five pipes are designed to easily suction on the wall so you can suction each of them independently on the wall or put them together to make one long pipe. They are made of durable BPA free material so as babies play water will not be spilled on all over the bathroom but right into the shower. Each one of the five pipes has an exceptional shape so water flows through each of them different, the view is spectacular.

8.   VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

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It is with this smart shots sports center from Vtech that you will be able to make that adorable super start in your home smile. For added versatility, this center is a two in one, it has a basket ball hoop and a soccer net, your baby will able to change from one game to another whenever they feel like. By shooting through the basket ball hoop, the center’s LED screen lights and displays number of baskets to help kids learn about counting while scoring into the soccer net encourages play with phrases and cheering sounds to give him the courage to play some more. It also displays several other features that are essential in developing fine motor skills. It comes along with over 50 sounds, phrases and songs for perfect the perfect playing experience.

9.   Fisher-Price Little People Loops ‘n Swoops Amusement Park

Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park

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The Little People Loops ‘n Swoops Amusement Park from fisher price is loaded with a lot of fun features and activities that will teach your little ones about lots of things from its double track two sided roller coaster play set. Your baby will be able take the most fun filled rides on its brilliantly colored  two feet tall tower as it plays sounds, lights and plays some of the kid’s favorite songs. Only with the touch of a button, the car will roll down the roller coaster and make several other actions that kids just can’t get enough of. This play set comes with two wheelies vehicles ready to run over the two ramps and give babies double fun, this toy will be the best thing that ever happened to them.




10.Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike

Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike

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If what you are looking for is a toy that will make your baby’s mind buzz with imaginations it is this Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike as it offers them a lot of things to explore and discover. It is ideal for different child development stages as it can easily switch from a stroller, to a learning to ride trike, to steering trike and a classic tricycle therefore it grows together with your baby. For babies that are younger, it will not be that safe to ride out in the hot sun so this toy is made with a shade or roller-style canopy that protects babies from sun rays and removable wrap around tray which holds the child firm to ensure that they are 100% safe. The stroll bar, adult steer and seat adjust to make sure the bike is comfortable enough for your little one at all stages of growth and so does the head rest which offers ideal support for the neck. It offers fun for a long period of time thanks to the extremely sturdy and well constructed structure.

11.Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

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Inspire your little girl or boy to put their hands to use with these Mega Blocks First Builders Big Building Bag. In this bag, there are 80 pieces in this bag and trust me they will keep your little one very occupied for long hours giving you the peace and concentration your need to finish up tour own duties. From the so blocks there are very many possible buildings that can be made so this will give your kid the ability to get more creative, become more imaginative, get more skills in discovery, open play and not forgetting fine motor skills. These blocks also come along with a removable wheelbase so kids can even be able to make cars. They all come in a durable bag where you can pack all pieces when playing time is over to avoid making your home messy and ensure the blocks don’t get misplaced.

12.Mega Bloks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building Set

Mega Bloks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building Set

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Besides the extremely attention grabbing colors Mega Blocks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building Set has a lot more surprising features that your little one will fall in love with. It comes along with over 20 blocks in completely amazing colors so your first time builder can come up with some of the most awesome creations. It features a clear compartment through which kids can watch the blocks spin each time they push the wagon. It is so fun how the wagon dumps and picks up these blocks, it will leave your baby imagining lots and lots. It further displays really large wheels and a handle that is very easy for kids to grip and fold-able to make transportation and storage more convenient. Your little angel will play with this toy from when they turn one until they are as old as five years.

13.VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

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Make it easier for your baby to learn with Vtech’s Drop and Go Dump Truck, for babies play time is like the most important stage of their development because it accounts a lot for the several skills that they grow up with which is why it is important to consider such unique toys. As kids drop those colorful blocks into the truck they will learn how to count while at the same time enjoy the way they tumble inside the trunk as they pull or push the track. Its hinged bucket can be lifted to drop off the blocks and begin the whole loading process all over which is great for developing motor skills. It also shows off three colorful buttons which are not just for playing phrases and melodies but also for helping kids learn about tools and colors.

  1. Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

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And now for all the babies that are crazy in love with music, here is a toy that is just perfect for such babies, the Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube. This cube is magical just like the name it has been given because it has the ability to encourage kids who love music to love it more and also inspire those are not music die hard. It includes five different instrument sounds that is the piano, French horn, harp, violin and flute so the cube basically helps kids understand how all the five sounds get together to come up with the eight Mozart songs. All the five sides are stunningly designed with drawings of the different instruments and brilliant colors and to get the child more involved the sides also light up as the music plays.

15.VTech Rhyme and Discover Book

VTech Rhyme and Discover Book

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The VTech Rhyme and Discover Book will introduce a whole lot of things that you would want your baby to be familiar with as soon as they turn one. This book is designed with four movable pieces, seven of the most famous nursery rhymes and over twenty songs, funny phrases and sounds that keep the baby curious to explore more and more of what could be inside this book. The infant book comprises of six fun pages and three large buttons which light up each time the baby flips to a new page thus making learning such a fun process. It takes kids all the way to three years thanks to its amazing durability and easy to clean design. The entire book is safe without any sharp corners or edges that might be of harm to precious little one so it 100% safe for kids.




  1. Nuby Bathtime Fun Bath Toys

Nuby Bathtime Fun Bath Toys

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Kids don’t only love Octopus Hoopla but love everything else that comes with him in the Nuby Bath time Fun Bath Toys because they make bath time an extremely enjoyable experience.  This set features three rings that babies love to hang on octopus’s tentacles as it floats on water to make bathing incredibly fun which in turn improves the child’s hand and eye coordination. These bath toys don’t stop and adding fun to bath time but they are also very good at encouraging important child development skills like imaginative play. The huge octopus is purple and the rest of the toys too display very beautiful and catchy colors that kids love.

17. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Spinning Spiral Tower Playset

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Spinning Spiral Tower Playset

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With such a busy toy what more can your baby possibly ask for, it is all featured on the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Spinning Spiral Tower Playset. This set features a car wash and gas station where kids pretend to replace their truck’s parts and refill gas to improve fine motor skills and encourage interactive role play. Along the car track there are six smart point locations infused with smart point technology so each time the car gets to those point the baby will hear music and interesting phrases. On this set there are four levels of driving fun and two courses through which kids can drive the vehicles so it a endless fun all through the journey. With manipulative features such as a turning gate, flip and rollers there isn’t even one bit of doubt that your kid’s fine motor skills will be strengthened.

  1. Earlyears Roll ‘n Swirl Ball Ramp

Earlyears Roll 'n Swirl Ball Ramp

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Don’t think twice about trying out the Earl years Roll ‘n Swirl Ball Ramp for your one year old because the earlier they are introduced to such things the sharper their mental capability will be as they grow. The set comes with brightly colored acrylic balls with rattle beads inside which excite the baby to grab them but what is more interesting are the fun sounds the balls make as they roll on the ramp. It can be assembled in just a flash of time and easily collapses so if you need to carry it on trips and journeys it will be simple. This toy has been much recommended for developing batter problem solving skills, introducing cause and effect relations to kids and also improves fine motor skills. It has the perfect colors to keep all the child’s attention away from everything else.

19. Little Tikes First Slide

Little Tikes First Slide

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To promote coordination, full body flexibility and balance first slide by Little Tikes is with no doubt the perfect toy to pick for your little ones. It is made with a foldable design to ensure that storage and assembly only takes a few minutes, you will not need any tools for this special toy. Kids will not want to get off this slide, it is therefore very essential that it is placed on softer kinds of surfaces that will not hurt your baby no matter how many time the slide down. When the weather is all cool and favorable, kids can play on the slide from outside the house and when the weather gets unfriendly, it can be taken indoors for them to enjoy better from within the house.

  1. Munchkin Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy

Munchkin Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy

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If you have been having a hard time convincing that little man or woman to step into the bath tab for a shower, the Munchkin Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy will do magic for you. This little penguin practically swims through water to makes baby’s bath time a lot more interesting. Because it is super easy to operate your babies will get to love taking a bath, thank to their best friend who takes off in water the moments its arms are wound. It has the perfect size and it is not that heavy so kids can easily hold the toy in their tiny hands. It comes in both blue and pink so both sexes have a color to be comfortable with.  As long as your baby is nine months and above he or she will be ready to enjoy the swimming penguin.

21. Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Crawl Around Car

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Crawl Around Car

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Fisher price’s laugh and learn crawl around car is designed with a really busy dashboard featuring several features and activities that will get your baby addicted to staying in there. It delivers three modes of play that is the learning mode, imagination mode and music mode all of which are very important for the child’s development. This still car allows kids to play from both inside or outside and keeps them entertained with over 75 tunes, phrases and sing along songs.

22.VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

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The busy learner’s activity cube displays five sides all filled with activities for your little one to explore and enjoy. The cube comes with more than 25 melodies and songs for babies to sing along together with 14 interactive features from which kids have fun while developing their fine motor skills. This cube also makes sound whenever it is shifted to another place to get baby;s attention since it is built with a motion sensor.

23.Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Activity Toy

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Activity Toy

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It is not only babies that have fallen in love with the Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Activity Toy but their parents too. Made of BPA free plastic, these unending loops are soft enough and safe for your little one to chew, at one year old kids still put everything they hold in their mouths. Its mixture of colors is appealing to babies, it is very easy for them to hold and keeps them calm with the rattle sound it makes.

24. Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table

Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table

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Besides teaching kids about innovative discovery and exploration, the water wheel activity play table by Step2 paves an interesting way for kids to learn about cause and effect relations. Its clever design makes it easily reachable for toddlers yet it at the same time prevents the floor and child’s feet from getting wet as water is being spilled. It is constructed into two sections to foam harbors, lakes and canals. Water is poured in through its large funnel over the water wheel and later splashed on both outside and inner harbors.

25. VTech Light-Up Baby Touch Tablet

VTech Light-Up Baby Touch Tablet

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With more than 10 pretend apps and activities, there is absolutely no way your baby will get tired of playing with this light up baby touch tablet from Vtech. As it motivates imaginative play, the tablet also helps kids learn shapes, colors, numbers, letters and so on and so forth. It features a light up screen and a swipe which that gives the kid access to more than 160 melodies, fun songs, phrases and sounds. Just like mom it also checks time and whether and also opens up a pretend email for chatting. This is appropriate for kids between 9 months and 36 months.

26. VTech Magic Star Learning Table

VTech Magic Star Learning Table

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Check out all the fun activities offered by the VTech Magic Star Learning Table, with all this your baby will be too busy to have time to get time to disturb you. There is a whole lot for your baby to discover from this table both in English and Spanish from the six super interesting activities. It features a flip book that develops fine motor skills as the child flips the pages and rhymes that kids love so much. In addition is also features a steering wheel, music buttons that light up and many other features that introduce numbers and letters o your little one. From its pretend phone, kids get to pretend to talk to mom, dad and friends.

27. LeapFrog My Pal Violet

LeapFrog My Pal Violet

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Nothing will make your baby happier than a toy that can actually call her by her very own name and even help her spell it. My pal violet will be your baby’s better half and buddy everywhere they go, whether it is in the play room, in the sitting room as they watch TV or when they go to bed. It is super easy to connect the toy to either your smart phone or computer to customize it so that it puts a smile on your baby’s face as soon as it is unwrapped. The purple beauty is infused with a lullaby timer that helps your baby go to sleep with 5, 10 or 15 minutes of bedtime music. Besides teaching your baby how to spell her name, she also helps them learn colors, manners, first words and feelings among others.

28. Hape – Walk-A-Long Puppy

Hape - Walk-A-Long Puppy

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The Hape – Walk-A-Long Puppy Wooden Pull Toy is here to replace the pet that gives you too much trouble taking care of because it does everything a real puppy does but saves a lot of your effort since doesn’t mess up your home and it is much easier to clean and maintain. It is expertly designed so it can be changed into any position, it sits stands, rolls, and kids can even make the puppy perform some rare and exciting tricks. It makes noises and complains just like a puppy but doesn’t bark to irritate you so it saves you all that noise and has a string for kids to pull it along for their walks. The wheels are rounded up with rubber to avoid the puppy from cracking or scratching your floors. The quality toy will promote social, emotional and physical skills in kids.

29. Hape – Pound & Tap Bench with Slide out Xylophone

Hape - Pound AND Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

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The Pound & Tap Bench with Slide out Xylophone by Hape is another extremely exciting toy that kids love. The sound that comes from pounding the beautifully colored balls on the xylophone gets kids curious and excited and in that they learn more about cause and effect relations as a major skill in their development stages. This xylophone is amazingly designed to attract kid’s interest and attention which is why it is a favorite in many families. Whenever the ball is hit, it fall through onto the xylophone to make sound and the good news is that the xylophone is removable in case you don’t want too much noise. The beautiful melodies produced help the child to build their self esteem and increase their love and capability for music.  It is constructed from durable solid wood and accented with paint that is very safe for the child’s health.

30.VTech Pull and Learn Car Carrier Pull Toy

VTech Pull and Learn Car Carrier Pull Toy

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The VTech Pull and Learn Car Carrier Pull Toy is loaded with activities for your baby to learn from and enjoy quiet time alone as they play. This van features many buttons which kids can touch to enjoy the fun things that it has to offer such as driving phrases, short tunes, animal names, interesting sounds, colors and numbers, this makes learning a lot easier for your toddlers. It doesn’t stop at that, it excites your little one even more with the three vehicles and three characters so each character is recognized as soon as he is made to sit into any of the vehicle’s car seat. All the three vehicles including the jeep, tow truck and car fit right into the large van and pulling and pushing the track rewards the child with melodies, songs, vehicle sounds and encouraging phrases. With all those buttons and features, your baby will not miss out on all curriculum that is suitable for his or her age.

31.Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

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Parents that have tried the Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space have assured that this is definitely the ideal toy for child growth and development. Offering three different modes this toy gives your little one to have fun in three different ways that will get your baby up on their feet to participate. the dance mode gets the kid standing up to dance or move with upbeat music along with phrases, the piano play mode where the kid sits and taps the bar for lights and musical tones and lastly the learning and games mode from which babies learn how to count, learn the alphabetical letters, colors and so much more. When the baby rests from play they will still enjoy a synched light show and interesting music. It also offers lots of activities to keep the adorable little angel busy for hours.

32.Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze

Melissa - Doug First Bead Maze

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All time will become play time when you buy your kids the Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze. Because of its excellent craftsmanship this toy is one of the most loved both by children and parents. This gorgeous maze shows off beautifully colored beads in a variety of shapes. It also features two twisted lines in yellow and red fixed to a really strong suction cup base onto which kids slide and roll the beads. From this toy kids learn a variety of skills such as color and shape recognition, development of fine moor skills and coordination of hands and eyes. It is perfectly designed and super durable so you can use it for quite a long period of time.

33. Interactive Frog Bath Toy for Toddlers

Interactive Frog Bath Toy for Toddlers

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The perfect bath companions for your little ones are these FUN Toddler Bath Toys, because of them your baby will always be excited about when their next bath will be. This frog has extremely strong suction that it doesn’t require any batteries so besides saving you those battery costs it also makes it easy for you to place right where your baby will be able to play with it. Because the frog spits water out of its mouth and makes his tip and bow tie turn whenever water is poured onto it, kids are always encouraged to pour more and more water on it. The frog bath toy is such an interesting toy that is very helpful in hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills development among children. It exceeded safety testing and does segregate in that I mean it is perfect for both boys and girls.

34.Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks

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The Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks will have your baby reciting those shapes like they have always known in just a short period of time. It is comes with 10 brightly colored blocks to help your little one learn about shapes and colors while enjoying each and every bit of the process. Five of the blocks are cut in different shapes and it shape sorting lid will help the child recognize each of the shapes as they sort, stack, empty and refill the bucket. All the blocks are well-sized for babies to easily grab and hold tight in their little hands and all fit inside the bucket. Lastly it is detailed with a handle for kids so that your little one can conveniently carry it to trips and journeys.

35. Power Wheels Lil Quad

Power Wheels Lil Quad

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Because it is easy to jump on and off the power wheels Lil quad is such a favorite for thousands of kids.  All its features are super easy for toddlers for to operate take for example the super large push button strategically located at the handle bars so that his or her little hands can easily reach out for the button to start or stop the ride. Its footrests are inbuilt so it is more comfortable for their little legs, it has large tough wheels, a pretty rack for cargo and gorgeous sporty details that make it look so stylish. Thank to its tread tires, the quad easily moves over all types of surfaces so it is perfect for outdoor play and they can ride along with their favorite toys since the track is spacious enough to accommodate them. Even pediatricians recommend such toys as they are very helpful for emotional, social and healthy growth.