When it comes to buying toys for your kids, do you feel like a kid in a candy store again, totally spoilt for choice? It can be quite a maze because kids are drawn to anything colourful and you might not be sure what will end up being tossed aside, building up clutter in the house. Here are a few toys that are helpful and keep them entertained in the early toddler stages, as the little tots are learning and growing at a rapid speed.
Little Tikes Light ‘n Go 3-in-1 Activity Walker
With over 70 activities, songs and sounds, the various activities like its piano keys, turning gears, flipping books, animal clickers, spinning ball and even a mirror are sure to keep your child entertained for a big part of their childhood. Recommended for children from 9 – 36 months, this activity walker is a great buddy to have around.
Available for $89 here.
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Sophie La Girafe (Teether)
Sophie the Giraffe was conceived by Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert in transforming sap from the Hevea tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept. He came up with the idea of designing a toy giraffe, sensing that such an exotic wildlife figure would be the first in the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for children’s hands to grasp and fit the baby’s small mouth. Made with natural rubber, it is soft, safe and non-toxic for babies/toddlers to bite and chew. The adorable award-winning giraffe also makes a squeaking sound when pressed, stimulating your little one’s hearing. For more information, head to their website.
Available at $39.90 here.
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Fisher-Price Little People Dump Truck
This lightweight yet durable dump truck comes with a hinged dump bucket that activates sounds and a cute little tune when the tots play with it. The spacious bucket has plenty of room for their toys and is really easy for little hands to operate. Suitable for both girls and boys, the truck includes a Little People Eddie figure and 2 boulders!
Available here for $29.25.
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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair
This interactive chair has 3 modes of play: Explore, Encourage, and Pretend. It even includes a Smart Stage technology allowing you to choose age appropriate learning content for your kid! A multi-purpose chair that teaches first words, numbers, shapes, and colours, your child will continuously be entertained by more than 50 songs and phrases! Conveniently cordless, its seat activates songs and phrases when children sit and stand on it!
Available here at $82.90.
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Melissa & Doug Farm Chunky Jigsaw Puzzle
Kid can have fun on the farm with this extra-thick wooden puzzle. It includes seven easy-grasp, chunky farm animals that stand upright for pretend play and each piece has a full-colour, matching picture on its barn background. Besides helping kids to recognise animals, this puzzle also encourages hand-eye, fine motor, counting and creative expression skills.
Available online for $14.95.
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Early Learning Centre Wooden Activity Cube
Your toddler will love exploring all the different features of this activity cube with their little hands. This wooden activity cube includes five different activities on the top and four sides: a spinning learning frame, a clock with movable clock hands, a wipe-clean chalkboard, a wooden xylophone and a bead maze. Kids can learn about colours and shapes, numbers and counting, the names of different objects, telling the time and music too! Handling the bead maze helps strengthen their little fingers and promotes hand-to-eye coordination, and the number flip board side will get them thinking and counting. They can also explore their creative side and use the chalkboard to write, scribble and sketch.
Purchase it online at $116.