This 2-pack version conveniently comes in two different flavor/sensations! There is the soft and chewy red raspberry version for a lighter gum massage with little pressure; or, the harder dark chocolate version of this cookie teether! Both are designed so each ridge and floral pattern on the cookie has a different firmness of texture or “bite” to it. It has a detachable cord that nursing mothers can wear around their neck, or simply hang within reach of their child when needed.
Unbox 24 fun surprises with the LEGO City Advent Calendar 2018 set. From vehicles to minifigures to seasonal items, this set is loaded with so much fun! Kids will build everything from a monster truck to a racecar, spaceship and drone and enjoy creating adventures with the 5 included minifigures. With out of this world fun, it’s sure to make it a Merry Christmas.
Made of high grade flexible plastic materials, the Bendy Ball can be an excellent addition to your newborn baby’s arsenal of toys. It has a center band that is designed as a smiling caterpillar and a colorful smaller rattle ball inside the Bendy. With holes that make up the flexible plastic ball, even the small fingers of babies can grab on to them.
Scribble and Write includes an attached stylus designed for little hands, and the screen lights up to help kids trace both uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers. Kids will start out on Level 1, where scribbling is encouraged as they get used to holding the pencil, and then they’ll slowly progress to Level 2, where the goal is letter accuracy.
These super cute Little Live Wrapples do just that….wrapple around your kids wrist. Their tail is like those snap bracelets we all used to have in the 80’s and the 90’s, so they stay on their wrist securely. Plus, these cuties have over 50 different sounds and reactions and their eyes even light up to match their mood! There are 4 different Wrapples to choose from. See all the options here!
Your toddler is getting good at figuring out how objects in her world work—like television remotes or light switches. She is also interested in playing with your “real” stuff, like your cell phone, because she is eager to be big and capable like you. Toys like this help children problem-solve, learn spatial relations (how things fit together), and develop fine motor skills (use of the small muscles in the hands and fingers).
At the end of the day, however, social interaction between children and parents is really the most important thing to remember. “Even if you’re laying the foundation for later cognitive development, all learning happens in relationships,” she says. “Spend as much time as you can with your child to make that time as uninterrupted and undistracted as possible.” To help you parse what that means (and to make sure you’re first in line as the friend-aunt of choice), we’ve asked the parenting team over at PopSugar Moms to pick out the grooviest age-appropriate toys on the market, with Lytle explaining what makes them the best gift for a 1-year-old specifically. We’ve also made a few additional selections based on what Lytle had to say. We’ve also got gift guides for kids of all ages, including 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 7-year-olds, 8-year-olds, and 9-year-olds.
LOL dolls continue to be popular. There is something that is so fun about revealing the layered surprises inside. The latest series is the Eye Spy series, which is Series 4. The Series has secret messages on each layer that can be revealed with the included spy glass. Kids will feel like spies as they try to decode what Lil Sister is hidden inside.
• Stackable cups. Along with helping baby practice hand-eye coordination, these developmental toys can be used to teach baby about object permanence, the concept that items continue to exist even when you can’t see them. You can hide smaller items under the cups (just watch out for anything that might be a choking hazard) and then make a game of lifting the cups up for the reveal.
Wooden puzzles are a wonderful toy for toddlers and helps them to develop important cognitive skills such as matching and spatial awareness. The specific type of puzzle will be dependent on the age and ability of your child. The puzzle above is appropriate for a 2-year old while beginning jigsaw puzzles would be more appropriate for a 3-year old.
Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, professor of psychology at University of Delaware and co-author of the New York Times best seller Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, has one main tip when it comes to toys and gifts for 2-year-olds: “Don’t constrain them.” Leave every toy open-ended and malleable, so the child herself can learn new things, develop her imagination, and discover her own ways to have fun. At the same time, “they’re starting to put two words together, so they can talk to us, and complain if they don’t like something.” Language, she adds, also helps kids engage in self-regulation. “They understand when you say, ‘Can you count to ten? I’ll be ready then.’ If you tell your children, ‘Wait, just wait,’ then they can say that to themselves, or wait for this or that.” To aid the learning process and assuage the terrible twos, Dr. Golinkoff helped us pick out 15 great gifts for 2-year-olds. As a bonus, these toys can act as a distraction when they’re throwing a tantrum. We’ve also got gift guides for kids of all ages, including 1-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, 7-year-olds, 8-year-olds, and 9-year-olds.
Celebrating 50 years of Hot Wheels fun, Mattel will launch The Hot Wheels Original Sweet 16 – based on the original 16 toy cars in the line. While the Hot Wheels line has sold more than 6 billion toy cars and garnered the title of #1 Selling Toy in the World, each car still costs $1. Still an unbeatable value! Build your Hot Wheels collection with this awesome 50-pack set.
The LeapFrog LeapPad3 is the perfect first tablet for your child. Kid-tough and kid-safe, the Learning Tablet is shock-absorbent for accidental drops, and the protective screen guards against scratches and shatters. As an added bonus the LeapPad3 can access the learning library where your child can hone skills in math, science, reading, writing, and more. ($90; leapfrog.com)
The seat swivel all the way around and gives baby access to many colorful and educational toys. Baby can grasp, shake and roll them. They support motor skills development, tactile and visual development, learn cause-effect and practice hand-eye coordination, allow baby to explore different object and learn object permanence. It can be a great gift for an infant or a toddler (up to 24 months).