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Top 10 toys for toddlers

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

In our list of top 10 toys for toddlers you will find a wide variety of toy types that can stimulate your toddler's mind as well as their body. When you do buy a toddler toy you should just make sure that it has no small parts. Toddlers love to stick their toys in their mouth but small toys can present a choking hazard to a toddler. There is usually a warning on the box or web site where you buy the toy, which warns you that it's not for children younger than 3 years.

1. Dolls: Girls love little toddler dolls. They seem to relate to them very well and will spend hours feeding and taking care of them. A stroller is a great accessory for a toddler doll. It makes it easier for you child to take the doll wherever she goes if she can push it around. I recommend getting a doll that can go through the washing machine, as those dolls do seem to get dirty very fast.
2. Tricycle: In my opinion every toddler should have a tricycle, even if it's a 'hand me down'. A tricycle isn't just a great form of outdoor exercise. It's a fun way for toddlers to expand their horizons. If your toddler is too small to reach the pedals you might consider getting one of the push tricycles. Instead of pedaling they just push forward and it moves.
3. Soft toys: Soft toys are very comforting to toddlers. Every toddler should have a couple, even the boys. There are some new soft toys that you should be aware of. They now make some which are battery powered and when the toddler pushes down on part of the toy it sings a song.
4. Wooden Blocks: Wooden blocks should be on any list of top 10 toys for toddlers. The more colorful blocks are more interesting to toddlers and the blocks should be the right size for them to grip. The simple shapes can be used to create many different little buildings. The only limit to a good set of building blocks is a toddler's imagination.
5. Musical toys: As all parents know toddlers love to make noise. As toddlers grow older and spend more time with their musical toys, they start to string the notes into music. All kids find this music fascinating, they will spend hours trying to see what new beats they can create. Unfortunately this can get a little annoying for parents, so you might want to consider getting a musical toy with volume control.
6. DVDs: DVDs are great if you feel you need to take a little break. Just turn them on and your toddler will be entertained for the next hour.
7. Sport toys: Sport toys help to develop a toddler's hand eye coordination.
8. Art toys: Art toys are great for a toddler's imagination. Just do it outside cause they can make quite a mess.
9. Books: I am a big believer in bed time stories. It helps to calm toddlers down, just before they go to sleep.
10. Not really a toy, for instance a cardboard box. As every parent knows. Sometimes you try to get your toddler the perfect present. Then they spend all day playing with the box. This means that with some imagination a child can turn just about anything into a toy.



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