One year olds - not quite a baby, not quite a real toddler yet. People often find this age hard to shop for. The toys are either too "babyish" or too "grown up". We could all use a little help when shopping for gift ideas now and then. Hopefully you'll find this shopping guide helpful the next time you need to shop for your favorite 1 year old. Whether it's for their First Birthday, Christmas, or just for fun, these favorite toys for 1 year olds are sure to hit the mark. These toys are baby approved and favorites with my little guy who just celebrated his first birthday this month!
Favorite Toys For 1 Year Olds - Under $40!
Vtech Sit to Stand Smart Cruiser - $39.99
Cruise into the learning zone on the Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser. This 2-in-1 toy grows with children and transforms from a floor play toy with detachable steering wheel activity panel to an exciting ride-on toy. The interactive steering wheel features driving, learning and music modes with more than 80 songs, sounds and phrases that introduce animals, opposites and first words. Turn on the engine, move the gear shifter or press the horn to hear realistic driving sound effects. Children can pretend to drive to six different fun locations with arrow buttons teaching the concept of direction and road safety. Attach the steering wheel to the cruiser and it becomes a fun ride-on toy. The Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser also has a fun front activity panel and under seat storage children can fill with small toys for more fun on the go!
Hape Walk Along Snail - $24.99
This cute wooden snail is a multi-tasker. He carries his wooden shapes in his spinning shell on his back as he tags along behind your toddler. Remove his shell and he's ready to go it alone. Practice shape sorting and learning colors with the blue triangle, red circle and yellow rectangle. Made with the highest quality German engineering, all finishes are non toxic and safe for children.
Vtech Grow - Along Music Center - $29.99
Your 1 year old can show off their music skills with this grow - along mucic center from Vtech. As they sing into the microphone, five colorful lights correspond to children’s voices, or they can play with wacky voice-changing and amplifying effects. Rock out with three instrument buttons that play guitar, drum and saxophone sounds. Five animal piano keys introduce kids to instruments, colors and animals. Kids can choose between Learn & Play mode and Sing-Along mode to become learning super stars!
Fisher Price Little People Farm - $39.99 $24.97
This updated version of the iconic toy will capture their imagination and keep them busy. Farmer Eddie is included along with a horse, cow and sheep figures and are the perfect size for little hands. Store them in the silo after playing is done. The farm is abuzz with activity, with 8 sing-along songs about life on the farm. Little hands can make the barn doors open and close to the realistic sounds of “moo”, “neigh” and “baaa”.
Favorite Toys For 1 Year Olds - Under $20!
Vtech Call and Chat Learning Phone - $12.99
Little ones love to play on phones and with this new Vtech Call and Chat Learning Phone they can chat just like mom and dad. With over 10 games and "apps" to learn letters, numbers and time concept. Add up to 5 numbers to make a phonebook and pretend to call family and friends. Make this first smart phone personalized with voice activation and ringtones. Your little one will enjoy chatting with the friendly bird character too.
B. Fun Keys - $14.99
The closest thing to the real thing, babies gravitate towards these keys made with chew safe stainless steel. These cool (literally) keys feel great on teething gums. With a flashlight and several buttons that make fun car sounds. The strap makes it easy to attach to a stroller clip or onto your carseat.
Based on the best selling book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle this colorful wooden pull toy will encourage walking, running and laughter! Bring this well known character to life with this fun toy.
Vtech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Car - $7.99
Easy to grasp size for little hands with rolling wheels for pushing all over the house (or dad). Electronic points responds to SmartPoint locations on Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets (sold separately). Light up driver button activates the 9 playful melodies and fun sing-along-songs to engage kids. Learn "C is for car" while having fun with pretend play.
Wooden Stacker Lighthouse - $12.75
Colorful wooden rainbow stacker with a soft stick so that children won't be hurt if they fall on it. Helps to develop fine motor skills as well as logical thinking. Learn colors, order, and practice fine motor skills.
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