Best Toys & Gifts for 1-Year-Olds in 2022
Best Toys for One-Year-Olds
January 7, 2022

Best Toys for One-Year-Olds

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These are our favorite toys to encourage 1 year olds' creative play and development.Best Toys for One-Year-Olds

At one year old, your little one is growing more curious by the day. Encourage their natural curiosity with toys that move, make noise and mimic the world around them. Toys like walkers and pull-along toys will encourage your newly mobile baby to keep moving, and dolls, playsets and toy vehicles help them learn more about their environment.

Your newly minted toddler is becoming increasingly capable of creative thinking, so pretending will become a big part of playtime. Get ready to zoom trains across the floor and clink tea cups with stuffed animals. At this stage, everything has the opportunity to delight your child’s senses, inspire their imagination and teach valuable behavioral lessons. To help encourage their physical, mental and emotional growth, look out for these features when choosing toys for your one-year-old:

  • Toys with bright colors: As their vision develops, little ones can distinguish vibrant colors more easily than dull or pastel shades (though they won’t start to name colors until about three years old), so they’re more likely to play with and learn from a bright red fire truck or a set of rainbow stacking cups.
  • Toys that require/encourage coordination: Your kiddo wants to get their hands (and mouths) on everything, so this is the perfect time to start stocking the playroom with toys that boost fine and gross motor development and coordination. Puzzles, stacking/nesting toys and shape sorters are perfect for tiny hands to gain dexterity and growing minds to learn problem solving.
  • Toys that get them moving: Toys that baby can push or pull with a string encourage mobility, which is especially important for one-year-olds who are just getting the hang of walking. Practice makes perfect, and toys that move with them make practice way more fun!
  • Toys that introduce sharing and parallel play: One-year-olds don’t really play together just yet; instead, they do “parallel play,” playing on their own while being near another toddler. Parallel play is one of the earliest stages of social development in children, so having toys that multiple toddlers can share (like a large playset or a multi-pack of toy cars) will help get them on the path to being social butterflies.

With those features in mind, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best-loved toys for one-year-olds:

Stacking

The only thing toddlers find more exciting than building a tower, is knocking it down.

All-in-One Entertainment

These interactive toys encourage development and are an endless source of fun.

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