The Baby Einstein Octoplush toy is great for infants. Babies can hug Octoplush to hear a song or squeeze the legs to hear color names. There are three language settings for English, Spanish and French.
This Tiny Love My Nature Pals Stroll Bar is bright and colorful, perfect for young babies to look at. As they grow they can bat at the crinkle animals, the spinning ball and pull on the propeller handle. For older babies, it teaches cause and effect. The universal clip makes it easy to fit almost any car seat or stroller. We have one and the kids love playing with it.
If for some reason your baby doesn't have a Sophie Giraffe teether yet, get them one for Christmas! This classic, natural rubber teether has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite among babies everywhere (including my own).
The Green Toys Shape Sorter is an eco-conscious way to teach baby shapes. It is made out of 100% recycled plastic, BPA and Phthalate free and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Recommended for babies six months and up.
The Giggle Gang toys by Fisher-Price are sure to bring a smile to your baby's face. They laugh and make sounds after being pressed and moved around. They are colorful with happy faces and a variety of textures to stimulate sensory exploration.
This Very Hungry Caterpillar toy helps bring the classic children's story to life by offering fun sensory play. There are five plush food items that he eats inside of the apple, offering spill and fill play. Each fruit makes noise (crinkle, squeak, etc) too.
The Mozart Magic Cube by Munchkin delights and entertains little ones. Encourage a love of music by playing along with them. Press the instruments to isolate their sounds within a song while also helping baby develop their hearing.
Keep bath time fun with this submarine from Green Toys. It is made out of recycled plastic and is BPA and Phthalate free. It floats and can be submerged by little hands for underwater adventures in the tub or pool. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Playskool Busy Poppin' Pals provides baby with cute, colorful animals that teaches cause and effect and develops fine motor skills. Babies love to discover who is hiding under each lid and push them closed again.
This Maxim Everearth Junior Racer set is made out of durable wood and kid safe, water based nontoxic paints. The set comes with the ramp and four cars, eager to race each other. Recommended for children 18 months and older.
This large wooden puzzle from Melissa & Doug features farm animals and a farmer against a barn. The thick pieces and large knobs are easy for little hands to grasp. Helps teach matching and fine motor skills, as well as identifying farm animals.
Curious little ones explore objects by trying to fit them into one another, making nesting toys a popular choice. VTech's Nest & Learn Animals set includes five animals and an electronic base that recognizes the animals. It teaches numbers, colors and shapes.
LeapFrog's My Pal Scout or Violet plus is great for little ones from 6-months-old to 3-years-old. (Both of my kids love ours!) Listen to any of five pre-loaded songs, four learning songs, and three playful melodies or select music from an online list (internet connection required) by pressing their paws. Learning songs and activities include numbers, animals, food, feelings and more. There is also a nighttime setting with lullabies and an automatic shut off. You also have the ability to customize your pup by connecting it to the computer and selecting your child's name and favorite things.
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy interacts with your child to teach them preschool songs, body parts, colors, alphabet, counting and more. Your child will enjoy squeezing the colorful marked areas to get responses. Be prepared to get the songs stuck in your head too.
The Tots Art Start set from Alex Toys comes with six ready-to-go art projects. Easy to peel stickers, fringe, crayons, and more. A great way to introduce toddlers to arts and crafts time without a huge mess!
BuckleyBoo is a soft plush toy that jingles when tilted. He comes with a variety of colored straps and buckle types. Younger children begin learning how to match up the straps while older toddlers practice motor skills by buckling and unbuckling. Larger versions and other animals are available too.
Role playing is good for the imagination. Almost every child pretends to be a doctor or to need a doctor. A doctor kit like this one helps them with imaginative play. It could also help them reduce fears over seeing their real doctor.