Educational Toys for Toddlers for Christmas

by WriterArtist

Educational toys for toddlers besides being helpful in learning arouse curiosity and involvement from toddlers. Gift these delightful gifts to the kids for Christmas.

What are the best gifts for one year old?
Perhaps gadgets are! Haven’t they caught attention of the one year olds? Aren’t you aware the entire world is tuning into geeks? Why should the toddlers be any different?

Would you rather get your one year toddler play with a geeky gizmo or it has to be something cool and retro? Check out these freaky gadgets from the 20th century which look very much like toys. Watch out my words - you will not be surprised a few years from now, when you find a tiny tot fiddling with an IPod or a tablet.

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Kid's Educational Gifts for Christmas

Educational Toys for Toddlers
Educational Toys for Toddlers
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The Right Set of Toys


But, of course, the go-to toys that really occupy the toddlers for hours or for minutes – OK, who am I kidding, aren’t the steadfast toys at all. They are the simplest and cheapest household items that are so banal to your eyes that they don’t even register as toys to you at all. These are things never intended to be toys but they are brilliant and they can engage them for hours.

Parents are regularly reminded of how it is a massive squandering of money while buying expensive toys for kids. While they get attracted to the dazzle and rattle of shining new toys coming with sheen and promise of new and latest learning techniques with technological advancements – what is the point really. The glittering that you get after spending your hard earned money might last just 10 minutes.

Calico Critters Luxury Town Home with Lights

Calico Critters Luxury Townhome

Span and Focus of Toddlers

Your little girl or boy might have plenty of toys. Maybe a life-size doll from Madame Alexander or the American doll, but are these toys abandoned and gathering dust. You perhaps need to catch these mutant babies attention and find a toy that can really occupy them for hours or perhaps some minutes. Toddlers cannot focus for long time; their attraction for things are short lived. You need to catch their attention and choose toys that are feasible for their small feet and tiny hands to reach in addition to their fleeting attention. Their span of interest changes fairly quickly.


For instance if  a simple merchandize like a small  kitchenware item is gathering their attention and admiration, you might rather give them that cup than piles of cars and dinosaurs lying around the corner. It might be that they do not know what to do with them. Toddlers adore playing with water. Give them a cup and spoon and show them how to fill the water and empty it. And lo! You will find them doing it for hours without ever tiring of that monotonous job. 

What are the qualities you look for in a toy?

Toys of Interest


It is possible that a one year old needs change of activity. How about piling a stack of plates and giving them something that their hands have control on.  They will easily make themselves busy, you can probably go and cook a lavish dinner while keeping an eye on them. Needless to say, a constant vigil is required even if they are busy and you have to be definitely wary about choking hazards. Don’t give them anything that they may want to gobble, they are capable of doing it in a fleeting second while you are busy doing household chores.


There’s the light-up singing talking helicopter and the tiger-shaped xylophone and the push-popper. Then there are piles of tiny cars of varying designs, plastic dinosaurs and blocks.



Large Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug, Tiger

Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug, Tiger, Large

Musical Toys


Toys that can play music are awesome for babies who love to dance. A musical book that carries colorful illustrations in addition to rhymes can be very enjoyable to the kid. The toddler can sing while watching the pictures and engage as it learns the figures and characters of the fairy tales.

Babies love to imitate and this is how they learn so fast. Sing and dance while telling them about the musical story. Act and enact while playing with the musical toy. Your baby will love your participation.


Power Wheels Thomas & Friends Thomas with Track

Power Wheels Thomas & Friends Thomas with Track

Push and Pull Toys


Learning to walk is fun for a one year old, push and pull toys make the activity more enjoyable. A colorful and steady construction that can carry the weight of the baby while it is pulling can be very engaging.

Handcrafted wooden toys that do not come apart are great tools for kids who have learnt standing up on their own and now want to explore the treasure of walking. They are a great means to teach skills such as hand, legs and eye co-ordination.


Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set

Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set

Shape and Colour Toys


Shape and color toys can teach the toddlers about differentiating different forms. They are attracted by colours and want to discover every item through touch and taste. Beware; any hazardous toy part should be not a part of the set. Also, you need to take special care and watch that anything small that fits in their mouth does not end there.


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Updated: 10/20/2014, WriterArtist
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DerdriuMarriner on 08/19/2022

WriterArtist, Thank you for product lines, pretty pictures and practical information.

In particular, I appreciate the cautions that you append to each section since they add to knowing as much as possible about products before buying them for dependent, vulnerable recipients, such as toddlers.

For example, isn't the Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set educationally entertaining and entertainingly educational? But there's the problem that the drawing and writing tools may end up in toddler mouths :-{ ... .

Your product lines work as anniversary, birthday and holiday gifts.

Wouldn't it be fun to start a toddler on a collection of Thomas toys, such as
your displayed Power Wheels Thomas & Friends Thomas with Track, whereby the recipient looks back over the years and sees the track for toddlers and its counterpart for each successive age group, such as for 3- to 5-year-olds and so on?

ologsinquito on 11/20/2014

All of these looks like great gift ideas for little ones.

Mira on 10/20/2014

These are really nice toys :). Pinning them onto my gifts for kids boards.

VioletteRose on 10/20/2014

Nice collection of toys for toddlers!

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