What are the best toys for 1 year olds? If you are looking for a toy for your baby or if you're looking for a gift, we recommend toys that can have a positive impact on your baby's development.
What do 1 year olds need to learn? Firstly, they need to learn to move their bodies to develop their muscles, develop motor skills and acquire a sense of balance. Secondly, they need to learn to listen and communicate with the outside world by using two-word sentences. Thirdly, they need to learn to recognize size, shapes and colors, understand cause and effect and acquire problem solving skills.
There are many toys for 1 year olds that we recommend. A great toy specifically designed for smaller toddlers that help them move their bodies is the Wheely Bug (make sure you choose the small size bug). These ride on toys are really fun and available in ladybug, cow or bee patterns. They allow babies to move back and forth, side to side or any which way thanks to their swivel wheels. Most babies really love this toy!
Another fun toy to help your baby move is the Fisher Price Baby Gymnastics Bounce & Spin Zebra. With this toy babies ride a zebra, bounce up and down and spin around. This toy also encourages imaginative play, which is important for the good development of babies. This toy also has music, lights and makes animal sounds, which helps stimulate your baby's senses.
If you are looking for a toys for 1 year olds that can help babies develop motor skills and stimulate their senses, we recommend the Fisher Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm. This is a really fun toy that babies usually love. The set includes animals, a farmer figurine and a barn. The animals make animal sounds and babies can learn to associate the sounds to animals. Finally, the barn closes up which makes to this set easy to store.
Building blocks for babies are a great way for babies to develop fine motor skills and problem solving skills. With blocks for babies they learn to recognize shapes and how they can fit together. We recommend the Haba Fantasy Blocks. With this set of blocks babies have a fun time and become creative by building towers, creating wooden roads. The blocks have bold colors and have bells, ideal in order to stimulate your baby's senses.
There are also toys that help babies listen and learn new words. Babies usually communicate with two-word sentences and by the age of three they will already know upwards of 50 words. One such toy is the LeapFrog My First Book electronic book toy. This toy is in the shape of a book with large buttons and produce sounds such as letters, words, phrases and numbers. Babies can tap and pound on the toy and hear sounds (words, numbers, colors).
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