Best Toddler Educational Toys
With a child’s introduction into the world of learning, there comes a certain sense of adventure. And with the right educational toys, you can really see toddler-aged children come to life, which is where the list on this page comes into play.
The top 10 educational toys for toddlers is a wonderfully-comprehensive list featuring all kinds of goodies for your precocious toddler. There’s a plush bowling game complete with monsters as the ball and pins from Melissa & Doug, a dance/movement game, sound puzzle, dump truck…the list goes on. Your toddler will have fun and take those first steps in his or her education…what is not to be thrilled about?
Browse this list…and give your toddler a foundation in learning. Enjoy!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best educational toys for toddlers was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow
2. Personalized Primary Name Puzzle
3. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
4. Melissa & Doug Monster Plush Bowling Game
5. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe
6. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck
7. Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo
8. VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register
9. ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready, Set, ABC Touch and Feel Cards
10. Melissa & Doug Vehicle Sound Puzzle
Top 10 Educational Toys for Toddlers:
Ages: 9 mos to 3 years
Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow comes in at 1st place among the 2017 top 10 educational toys for toddlers.
Adorable and sweet. This pup, nicknamed Beat Bow Wow, is an ear-wigglin’, head-bobbin’, tail-waggin’ cutie with rainbow-colored, soft ears and an LED-lighted tail. When kids press the buttons, this friendly pup sings, dances, and teaches with numbers, colors, and sounds.
Ages: 1 and up
Another exrremely popular toddler educational toy this year is the Personalized Primary Name Puzzle.
Simple, effective, and fun. This puzzle teaches kids how to recognize and piece together the letters of their own name. Eventually, with puzzle practice, toddlers will be able to spell out their name on paper. Customizable for 9 colorful letters.
Ages: 9 mos to 3 years
And in the #3 spot of the best educational toys for toddlers 2017 and into 2017 is the VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker.
From those creative folks at VTech, the Sit to Stand is a colorful walker with lots of functions for different toddler stages. For crawlers, the front buttons provide plenty of learning and music. For walkers, the handlebar provides comfort-grip balance.
Holding the next spot on the list – Melissa & Doug Monster Plush Bowling Game.
What an adorable and awesome idea! The Monster Plush Bowling Game uses too-cute “monster” plushies as pins, and a rollin’ monster as the bowling ball. Take aim and see how many pins you can knock down! Includes self-balancing weighted bottoms.
Another wonderful toy from VTech hits the 5th spot among the 2017 best toddler educational toys with the Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe.
VTech has a knack for toys that feature double functions. The Touch and Lean is a deluxe desk that can become an easel and a chalkboard. Desk mode is learning mode, so there are 5 pages of fun activities that explore numbers, colors, letters, sounds, shape, music, and artsy stuff.
Ages: 6 mos to 3 years
Next up – VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck.
The Drop and Go is a pint-sized dump truck with a adorable cat and a hat-wearing dog in the driver and passenger seats. So cute, fun, and educational. The truck comes with 3 “rocks” that kiddos carry, dump, and reload. There are lots-a buttons that teach numbers, songs, and actions.
Ages: 2 and up
Love this one! The Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo also manages a spot among the top toddlers’ educational toys this year.
I love this brand—Fat Brain. That name is so creative! Their toy, the Tobbles, look like cracked eggs that wiggle, wobble, roll, topple, stack, and spin. The exteriors are super-soft and super-grippable, perfect for hours of imaginative play.
So fun! The VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register is another among the favorite educational toddler toys for 2017 and into 2017.
Can you tell that I am really diggin’ the VTech line-up this year? Dubbed the Ring and Learn, this cash register teaches numbers and counting through sounds, actions, songs, and lights. Includes a colorful register, “credit” card, and plastic foods.
ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready, Set, ABC Touch and Feel Cards make it to #9 on our list this year.
The ABC edition of Little Hands is a touch-and-feel book of 13 alphabet-themed cards. Each card is two-sided and features a colorful illustration of something that begins with the letter on the card. For instance, A is for alligator, with his shiny scales. This is a great introduction to reading!
The final pick among the top ten educational toys for toddlers this year is a long-term favorite – Melissa & Doug Vehicle Sound Puzzle.
This sound puzzle is a unique, light-activated peg puzzle with sounds to match the vehicles. When your kiddo picks up a puzzle piece, the light activates the respective vehicle sound. For example, the plane creates a WHOOSH of air.
This Top 10 Educational Toys for Toddlers page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.