I happen to love puzzles for kids. They are one of the best educational toys that a parent can buy for their kids. It stimulates their mind, and though some kids have great spacial visualization, not all kids are like that. You time spent doing puzzles when they were kids will highly pay off later on when they work on Geometry classes. I like the Rolimate wooden cube blocks. The blocks are big enough to prevent chocking even for an 1 year old child. Made from safe paints. One puzzle creates 6 different pictures.
V-Tech Sit Stand Alphabet Train
The VTECH Sit and Stand Activity Walker is one of the most popular toy for babies and toddlers. I find it quite limited compared with their Alphabet Train Sit To Stand Activity Walker. The later can be used as a pretend ride on toy and a walker helper as well. Both contain rhyming songs, yet the Alphabet Train comes with learning letters, numbers and sorting toys. It makes a great Christmas or Birthday gift for a 1 year old boy if chosen in orange/blue color.
Ride On Toys For Toddler Boys
Boys love their ride on toys at that age more than anything. The biggest concern when choosing a ride on toy is to be stable and not be easily tip off by the kids. However, they make perfect birthday gifts for toddlers. I would hold onto giving it to a child below 18 months, though. The Little Tikes Go Grow Lil Rolling Giraffe Ride is a best seller. For a ride on that can be used by smaller children, such as at least 9 months old, the Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride and Ride Elephant is a great option.
Activity Play Gym
An activity play gym is a great gift idea for a baby. When they are small they can crawl nd wonder to the wonderful colors on the mat/gym, yet once they grow up you can always use it as a play mat for play. At least, this is what I’ve done with mine. If I were to buy a new one today I would choose the Nifty Kids Large Extra Thick Play Mat Tiles. It’s a very clever play mat.
Mozart Munchkin Magic Cube
This is one of the greatest rhyming and musical toys for toddlers. There are two versions of it, the old one is a real cube while the new Munchkin Mozart Magic Music Cube is more roundish for easier holding by smaller babies. It’s cheap enough to not break the bank and it can make a great gift for your nephew or niece this Christmas.
Mokoqi Table Led Night Lamp
My kids couldn’t sleep without night light. I am sure mine are not alone. A practical gift is a projection night light for babies such as Mokoqi Night Light. It comes in different colors and with two lids. One projects the sky and stars, and the other one is projecting the planets. It can be paired with the popular book by Dr. Seuss, “There is No Place Like Space“, to make a great holiday present for a 1 year old boy.
Cute Toddler Backpacks
When choosing gifts I always like to be practical and offer something that can be enjoyed more than two days. No Kidding, most toys interests doesn’t hold more than two days with most of kids. For this reason, I think a cute little toddler backpack is very useful for holding their small plush toys and other little things that toddlers love to carry around everywhere they go. Plus, its a life saver for moms, trust me on that…
Mega Blocks For Boys
A 1 year old is a great age to introduce a child to building blocks. I think every child should have some on these of home. Nothing to fancy….just a big stack of building blocks is all they need for hours of creative play. Mine kids still play with them year later, lol….they always find something new to create. This time is about building cities. Besides that Mega Blocks toy building bag, I sure my son would have loved the Scooping Wagon Building set. I It would have been useful as my son used to put the blocks and other stuff into pull-along wood box and carry it around the house.
ALEX Jr. Tots First Chunky Pegs
Besides building blocks for babies, a great educational toy is the stacking toy. There are lots of stacking toys for 1 years old, but I find this Alex Jr. Tots First Chunky Pegs to be brilliant. I love stacking toys, and this is just what a 1 year old needs to develop coordination and critical thinking. Comes in bright colors which small kids are attracted to it. Really, any stacking toys make great gifts for babies and toddlers.
Fisher Price Laugh And Learn Love to Play Puppy
The Laugh And Learn Puppy by Fischer Price is a cool gadgetry toy for a 1 year old boy. You can go for a classic plush puppy like Ty Beanie, yet more and more parents opt for these types of toys for their kids. It makes a great toy gift for a baby. LeapFrog has a somewhat similar product, called My Pal Scout. One thing that I don’t really like about Leap Frog toys is that you have to register on their platform to make the toy work. For this reason I prefer the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy Play.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Laptop
Which is the best kids laptop for toddlers? The Fisher Price Laugh And Learn Laptop. Vtech has another very good baby laptop. So, if they want to follow their mommy or daddy or bigger brother, its a good idea to offer their own toy laptop as a present for a birthday or under the tree.
Elmo Toys For Toddlers
If you are looking at a popular gift for a 1 year old, then Elmo toys is a very good choice. Kids love their Big Hugs Elmo, from dawn til night. Plus, it can make a very nice companion at night.
Little Tikes 4-in-1 Trike Ride On
House/Castle/Tent as a Gift for Indoor and Outdoor