If you are looking for educational toy ideas for babies or kids (up to 2 years old) to help them develop or simply as a gift… you may want to check out this compiled list for some of the recommended and best toys that are suitable for them and easy on your pocket!
#1 – Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack
The Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack is suitable for children between 6 months to 3 years old. The Bright colors and shiny reflections and swirling beads help to stimulate visual developments. The Placing of Rings strengthens eye-hand coordination as well as their sense of touch. The Different Colors and Sizes will teach the kids to differentiate as well!
#2 – VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight
The VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight is suitable for children between 1 to 3 years old. The child can turn the dial to change up to 5 different colors and listen to five fun animal sounds which give them a good exposure to learn about colors and animals. The child can also press on the Ladybug to hear phrases and sounds that teach about numbers to playful melodies. The Three Colorful Buttons teach the child to count along and learn the numbers 1, 2 and 3. There’s over 50 sing-along songs, music, sounds and phrases that will engage the child and making learning fun!
#3 – Bright Starts Grab and Stack Blocks
The Bright Starts Grab and Stack Blocks is suitable for babies who are 3 months old and above. These Four Blocks (two crinkle and two rattle) are good companions for babies when they are laying, playing or learning to sit. Give the baby an early exposure to simple alphabets (A to D), Corresponding words and Pictures on the Four Blocks. The wide range of colors also help in the child’s visual development.
#4 – Baby Einstein Caterpillar and Friends Play Gym
The Baby Einstein Caterpillar and Friends Play Gym is suitable for babies who are 3 months old and above or even 2 months old even if the baby starts being active. This Play Gym mat comes with lots of activities for the baby, for example, Classical Music and Dancing Lights to engage the baby for hours of play. Real life imagery to engage during tummy time. The star-shaped electronic toy has baby motion activated lights and 8 classical melodies. It also comes with a plush Dog chime, ring rattle, discovery cards with real life imagery, Frog rattle with bead chaser, leaf-shaped water-filled teether, and large baby safe mirror.
#5 – Hohner Kids HMX3008B Glockenspiel / Xylophone
The Hohner Kids HMX3008B Glockenspiel / Xylophone is suitable for babies who are 9 months and above. The Hohner Kids HMX3008B Glockenspiel / Xylophone is a great way to introduce the little one to music through play. This comes with a Safety Mallet and you do not have to worry that this musical toy will fall apart because the unique design protects the bars from falling off or being removed.
#6 – Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy
The Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy is suitable for babies and kids from 3 months to 2 years old. This toy skwishes when pressed and returns to its original shape when released and it comes with beads that slide and rattle thus engaging the little one. This Activity Toy has also received awards in 2011 (Best Classic Toy Award), 2013 (Best Toys for Kids Award) and 2014 (Family Choice Award).
I hope that this list of 6 educational and engaging toys provides you with some ideas on what you can get or give for the little one!