It is no secret that this Christmas is going to be a unique one. From covid19 to homeschooling, our worlds have been turned upside down and we have all had to manage through the uncertainties. As Christmas approaches, you may be considering what Christmas gifts to give your toddler this year.
You may be considering gifts that will keep them busy while you try to get work done since they have to be home with you. So in this post, I am sharing the ultimate Christmas gift guide for toddlers that includes open-ended toys that promote independent plat and learning. These toys will allow your child to explore different learning experiences and stay busy while you handle other matters. Hopefully, the new year will bring on a better beginning.
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2020 Christmas Gift Guide For Toddlers
Made using 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled themselves. The Go Green! Cozy Truck includes a shovel and rake to enhance kids’ pretend play. Parents can push kids using the attached handle, or remove the floorboard and kids can scoot themselves.
Two // Basketball Set
This Indoor and outdoor basketball hoop is perfect for boys and will keep them busy. It adjusts to six heights from 2.5 to 4 feet, includes an oversized rim and 3 Junior size basketballs. It helps develop social, motor skills and coordination
Three // Little Rolling Giraffe Ride on
Friendly giraffe ride-on and scoot toy with an adjustable seat. The over-sized back wheel provides added stability and includes a wheel guard for safetyBuilds coordination, balance and large motor skills
Four // Cape Cottage
This cute Cottage Playhouse has a sleek, modern style that your kids will love. It features two working doors, windows, and shutters. It’s easy to assemble and take apart with minimal hassle. It even comes with a built-in-mail slot which encourages kids to role playhouse!
Five // Indoor/Outdoor Slide
This 3-ft slide is the perfect beginner’s slide. It is sized especially for younger kids and folds down without tools for compact storage and moving.
Six // Trampoline
Toddlers always seem to have way too much energy so get them this indoor trampoline so they can burn off some of that energy while you do something else.
Seven // Popup Play Tent With Tunnel
This adventure play tent and tunnel set includes one square tent house, one teepee house, and a long tunnel. The tents and tunnel can be used together or as separate items.
Eight // Washer and Dryer Pretend Play
This cute washer and dryer set is perfect for little ones who are curious about clothes. My kids always try to help me when I’m doing laundry but now, I can give them their own little machine so they can do their own laundry.
This cute cleaning set inspires hours of pretend play. They are sure to motivate your child to model independence and use their imagination to have fun. Each cleaning tool gives them an imagined role and pretend task to try.
Ten // Dyson Ball Vacuum Toy
My kids are 19 months old and they are obsessed with the vacuum! At first, they were a little scared of the sound, but now, every time I vacuum, they are right there trying to take the vacuum away from me! Well, this should solve that problem! If you are having the same problem, then grab this vacuum!
Eleven // Kids Multi-Activity Table Set
This 5-in-1 build and play table include a compatible activity table, removable cover, 1 chair, 4 storage boxes, and 128 pcs of big DIY building blocks. It will keep your kid entertained as the are so many things they can do at the table.
Twelve // Aqua Drawing Mat
I love this water drawing mat especially because it is mess free! It allows your to kids to draw to their hearts content without the mess going outside the mat. The stencils provide hours of independent play.
Thirteen // Bubble Mower
This push mower features realistic sounds and bubble maker, which encourages pretend garden play, bring tons of bubbles.
Fourteen // Spike Hedgehog
This little hedgehog promotes fine motor skills by allowing your child to place pegs on the hedgehog. It features colorful quills that help kids build color recognition, sorting, and counting skills through fine motor skill games.
Fifteen // Drum Set
Things may get a little loud with this one but at least they’ll be occupied, haha.
Sixteen // Kids Musical Set
I like the variety in this musical set. Perfect for keeping your kids busy learning about the different sounds.
Seventeen // Wooden Puzzles
Wooden puzzles are a great learning tool as well. I love this because it has pictures on the board which help your child connect the puzzle to the correct hole.
Eighteen // Busy Boards
Busy boards are a great way to keep kids busy because they have a lot of different components that stimulate different interests.
Nineteen // Walkie Talkie
Walkie talkies are fun toy for kids.
Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) Original Series for toddlers (12+ months) – high-quality educational content developed by educators and innovators for early learning when it matters the most. It’s hands-free, worry-free, ad-free and subscription-free with automatic updates. There are three play modes with curated playlists: broadcast for exposure, session for learning and lullaby for sleepy babies.
What are some of your favorite learning toys for toddlers? Let me know in the comments!
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