Choosing Toys For Children Aged 1-3 Years Old

Choosing Toys For Children Aged 1-3 Years Old

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Choosing Toys For Children Aged 1 to 3 Years Old

The first three years of a child's life are critical for brain development. Selecting the right toys for your child is important to ensure that.

The best choice you can make when shopping for children aged 1 to 3 years old includes purchasing toys that stimulate their senses, develop motor skills, and spark your baby's imagination.

At Toyland Treasures, we're passionate about showing you the magic toys bring to every child's growth. We're here to guide you, so every gift you give is not just a toy, but a cherished moment of joy and learning.


Baby Toys Suitable For Babies Aged 6 to 12 months

Babies at this age are becoming more mobile and developing their hand-eye coordination. Good toys include:

  • Rattles & Teethers: rattles and textured teethers promote motor skills. 
  • Activity Centers: Playmats or activity centers with dangling toys, mirrors, and sounds stimulate the senses.
  • Stacking & Nesting Toys: Blocks, cups, or rings that stack or nest together build hand-eye coordination.
  • Board Books: Thick, sturdy books with bright pictures and simple concepts engage their budding minds.
  • Balls: Soft balls in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes are great for grasping and throwing.

Avoid small objects that could pose a choking hazard. Choose toys with contrasting colors/patterns and watch for baby’s reactions to stimulate developing vision. Toys that make sounds or songs when baby interacts with them are excellent at this age.


Toddler Toys Suitable For 1 & 2 Year Olds

From 1-2 years, babies are rapidly developing their motor skills, imagination, and problem-solving abilities. Toys should nurture these emerging skills. Some of the best toys include:

  • Blocks: Simple wooden or plastic blocks allow toddlers to build, stack, knock-down, and explore spatial relationships.
  • Push/Pull Toys: Sturdy vehicles, activity walkers or toys on a string build motor coordination.
  • Shape Sorters: Sorting sensory toys with simple shapes boosts cognitive growth through problem-solving.
  • Pretend Play Sets: Toy kitchens, workbenches, and play food engage their imagination. Dolls and stuffed animals also inspire pretend play.


Toddler Toys Suitable For 2 & 3 Year Olds

Two and three-year-olds are becoming little people with busy minds and bodies to match. They are increasingly walking, talking, and understanding concepts. Great toys provide them with opportunities to explore, be creative, stay active and role-play. Some favorite playthings include:

  • Pretend Play Toys: Play kitchens, doctor kits, cash registers, trucks let them role play real world scenarios. Dolls and stuffed animals are also played with imaginatively. They can contribute a lot towards sensory development of your baby.
  • Balls: All kinds of balls including bouncy balls, soft fabric balls and beach balls get them running around and playing. Ball hoops and toss games build coordination.
  • Ride-On Toys & Wagons: Movement is crucial at this age so pedal or push toys like cars, scooters, bikes with training wheels provide exercise. Wagons and wheelbarrows they can fill give fun transport.
  • Blocks & Construction Toys: Simple wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, mega blocks, and toddler versions of Lego allow them to build towers and structures, promoting spatial and motor skills.
  • Puzzles: Beginning puzzles with large pieces foster hand-eye coordination and spatial reasoning ability.
  • Art Sets & Craft Kits: Crayons, markers, playdough fuel their creativity. Finger paints also make enjoyable sensory play.

The best toddler toys nurture their emerging abilities and develop independence while keeping them actively engaged through imagination, movement, and sensory play.

Always supervise young kids during playtime and store toys properly when done to keep children safe. Set playtime limits as well.


Embark On A Journey Of Discovery With Toyland Treasures

Embark on a journey of discovery with Toyland Treasures, where every stage of childhood is celebrated and nurtured. From the earliest days of sensory exploration to the imaginative adventures of toddlerhood, we're committed to providing you with the guidance and tools you need to enrich your child's playtime.

With our carefully curated selection of baby toys and expert advice, let's embark on this exciting journey together, creating moments of joy and learning that will last a lifetime. Welcome to Toyland Treasures, where every playtime is an opportunity for growth and wonder.

If you would like to read more information surrounding toys and their influence on your child's journey, explore our toy blogs or be sure to check out kids health.

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