Playtime is learning time with these 20+ educational gifts for toddlers. Children learn through play, so toys and games designed to make learning fun are great gift ideas. Both parents and toddlers will love these brain-boosting, skill-building gifts. Parents will be happy their child is learning new things and toddlers will be thrilled with fun and creative play.
Whether you’re stumped for toddler gift ideas or are specifically seeking educational gifts for toddlers, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the little one in your life from the list below.
VTech makes top-notch learning toys. This Touch and Teach Word Book is no exception. It helps to expand your toddler’s vocabulary while introducing ABCs and new words. The touch-sensitive pages offer a fun and interactive learning experience for your little one.
If your toddler is a little too interested in your laptop, it’s time to get them their own. The LeapFrog My Own Leaptop provides children with learning opportunities while allowing them to emulate their parents. Your little one can settle in next to you with the Leaptop and learn while he or she plays.
Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo
Toddlers and preschoolers can play personalized learning activities right along with their best friend, Elmo. Love2Learn Elmo plays games, sings, and makes silly sounds. Clap his hands together to hear all about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and animals! The app also includes 3 games for children and Elmo to play together for an interactive game experience! Parents select their child’s name for Elmo to recite, desired subject, level, and favorites in the app.
Move and Groove
Move & Groove is a great way for toddlers age 18 months and up to boogie down to their first dance game. To play, your cool cat kids roll the big plush cube to get a color, choose a matching color card and perform the move on the card. 6 card categories ensure players get a variety of active motion including imaginative play, classic dance and outright silliness. Inspires learning, creativity and laughter while improving balance, coordination and flexibility.
Geometric block boards allow toddlers to learn fine motor and spatial skills. The brightly colored wooden pieces attract little eyes and promise fun times. The chunky pieces are perfect for little hands. The large number of possible combinations keeps children entertained and sparks imagination.
This lovely Montessori-based peg board set is perfect for refining motor skills. Toddlers will love the large, colored pegs that can be stacked on top of each other. This peg board set is a popular one among parents, teachers and occupational therapists.
Melissa and Doug toys never fail to keep toddlers busy. This shape sorting cube helps them to learn color and shape recognition, as well as problem-solving skills. Your toddler will feel a sense of accomplishment when he or she makes all the blocks fit in their proper geometric space.
This bead maze is perfect for young toddlers around the age of 18 months. It helps them to learn colors, shapes, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Little ones will love the many activities they can do with the VTech Click and Count Remote. In addition to introducing numbers, the toy remote also teaches opposites, colors, shapes and even volume control.
Older toddlers will enjoy the challenge this geometric matching board provides. Children learn fine-motor skills, matching, causation, ordering and beginning number concepts. This toy is wooden, durable and non-toxic.
This singing oven is as fun as it is educational. Toddlers will learn counting, sharing and vocabulary skills along with numbers, time and temperature as they cook, cut and serve toy foods. Toddlers won’t realize it, but this great toy also teaching beginning fractions skills!
This fun activity desk comes with a stool and hours of edu-tainment. Your toddler will learn concepts like reading skills and numbers along with nursery rhymes and fun information about animals. The activity desk also transforms into an easel and chalkboard with space to store art supplies.
When you need to keep your toddler busy while preparing dinner these wooden fridge alphabet magnets do the trick. Your little one will be entertained by the letters and fun designs. You’ll be happy they are playing safely nearby.
If your toddler is a little older he or she will love this playset. In addition to providing sounds and music, it will amaze your child as he or she practices motor skills and language development. As the race car zooms through obstacles your toddler will also learn problem-solving skills.
For younger toddlers, the VTech track playset is perfect. Your toddler will learn problem-solving skills as he or she fixes the track to accommodate the cars. The large pieces and snap-together construction are just right for little hands.
This VTech table for toddlers teaches letters, counting, number order, and matching in addition to early music skills. You’ll love the volume control and your toddler will love the learning activities with progressive levels. This is a great educational toy for traveling.
Your young toddler will love this interactive toy that grows with him. The Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space introduces your toddler to colors, numbers, ABCs, music, and cause and effect while sharpening motor skills and stimulating his senses of sight, hearing and touch.
This neutral-toned magnetic wooden block set is designed to help spark your toddler’s imagination and creativity. This set includes wheels that they can use to create moving vehicles. The open-ended play possible with these wooden blocks is great for keeping your toddler entertained and learning.
If you want to introduce your toddler to the concept of time, this wooden shape sorting clock is just what you need. The brightly-colored pieces are attractive to toddlers. As they place the numbers on the clocks they’ll be sharpening their fine-motor skills.
Perfect for the older toddler, these Montessori-based phonetic reading blocks help to teach letter sounds. The blocks provide a total of 80 beginner words and reinforce phonics and rhyming.
Inspire the gift of music with this awesome toddler toy. This toy encourages audio recognition and musical development. This education toy won Creative Child Toy of the Year as given by Parenting Magazine.
Your toddler’s first video game system should be made just for little hands and eyes. This interactive, educational video game system provides a custom controller and web-based software that sparks creative thinking and sharpened dexterity. It comes with 50 games that teach a variety of skills such as memory, planning, counting, language, and communication.
This Fisher Price learning center would make a great choice for parents interested in buying a toy that will grow with their toddler. From sitting, to crawling, to standing to cruising, this learning center will take your baby through important milestones during early development
Toddlers are little learning machines who absorb new concepts and skills whenever they are awake. Make sure their playtime is as educational as it is fun with any gift from this list. Your little one is sure to develop a love of learning with the help of these great education toys for toddlers.
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