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Oh, Joy! 10 Amazing Holiday Toys for Toddlers
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Anisa Arsenault
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Oh, Joy! 10 Amazing Holiday Toys for Toddlers

Say goodbye to the days of rattles and teethers! Toddlerhood opens up a whole new world of games and toys, some more advanced than you ever thought possible. From classic shape sorters to sporty new bikes, these toys will elicit some major holiday squeals.

Chillafish Bunzi Toddler Balance Bike

Buy It: $60, Chillafish.com

Why They’ll Love It

Your one-year-old may not be able to pop a wheelie, but this indoor/outdoor starter bike will have him hanging with the big kids in no time. The two-in-one design helps him learn to balance on a tricycle. Once he’s ready, turn it into a two-wheeler — no tools required.

Ages: 1 to 3 years


PBS KIDS Wooden Toy Produce Shape Sorter

Buy It: $22, PBSKids.org

Why They’ll Love It

Finally, no more deciding between blocks and trucks. And your child can share the fun, since the wooden delivery truck toy comes with two driver figurines. Best of all, you’ll love that this shape sorter helps develop motor skills and a love of fruits and veggies.

Ages: 18+ mos.



Alex Jr. Tots Finger Paint Party

Buy It: $24, FatBrainToys.com
Why They’ll Love It

This isn’t your average finger-painting experience. After getting their hands dirty with four different paint colors, your toddler can spread it around with six textured tools to make designs that are truly wall-art-worthy. Don’t worry; an apron’s included.

Ages: 18+ mos.



LEGO DUPLO Toddler Build and Boat Fun

Buy It: $20, Lego.com

Why They’ll Love It

Yep, you’re allowed to bring your favorite toy into the tub. (Probably not something any kid is expecting to hear.) The big blocks are perfect for little hands, and perfect for building the included bear and bunny a sea-faring home.

Ages: 1.5 – 3 years



Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug

Buy It: $75-$85, PrinceLionheart.com

Why Your Toddler Will Love It

Exploring the world from a bug’s-eye view has never been so comfortable. This completely non-toxic toy is covered in an inch of soft sponge padding, so it’s easy to explore (and easy to clean).
Ages: 1.5+ years



Moulin Roty Wooden Toy Guitar

Buy It: $46, PerfectlySmitten.com
Why Your Toddler Will Love It

This is a no-brainer; every child wants to be a rock star. Lucky for you, this toddler-friendly instrument looks more like an accent piece for your living room. 

Ages: 3+ years


Janod Tool Trolley

Buy It: $90, Giggle.com
Why Your Toddler Will Love It

It’s never too early for baby to start honing those handyman (or handywoman) skills. This wooden cart and workbench brings the garage to your playroom, complete with magnetic tools to get any imaginary job done.

Ages: 18+ mos.


SmartMax Tripod

Buy It: $60, Amazon.com

Why Your Toddler Will Love It

They’ll be able to build endless creations with the large, easy-to-grab magnetic pieces. And bigger kids will love the challenge of following the building guide. Bonus: these pieces are compatible with any of the more intricate SmartMax sets you may buy down the road.

Ages: 3+ years


Smart Games Bunny Peek-A-Boo

Buy It: $25, SmartGames.eu

Why Your Toddler Will Love It

The perfect introduction to puzzles, this block set introduces concepts like inside versus outside and above versus below, letting your toddler hide the bunny in the different positions shown on each challenge card.

Ages: 1- 3 years


VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Fun at the Zoo Play Set

Buy It: $30, Walmart.com

Why Your Toddler Will Love It

Who’s in the driver’s seat? Your child. They can build the track, move the rhino figure and set off different phrases and tunes around the zoo. This toy is perfect for developing motor skills and learning about new animals.

Ages: 12 mos. – 5 years


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