Need the perfect gift for your toddler? We’ve put together some of our favourite toddler toys for Christmas 2016.
Here you’ll find a mixture of well-known brands and smaller toy companies that are producing some exciting products especially for little ones. We’ve also made sure the toys cover a ranges of price brackets, so there’s something to suit every budget.
Early Rider Spherovelo
The latest innovation in ride-on toys, the Easy Ride Spherovelo is designed for children from 7 – 24 months. Rolling on large balls rather than wheels, the Spherovelo teaches children to balance themselves – much like a bike, but without the safety worries! Central stabilisers are attached for younger toddlers and can then be removed as your child grows in confidence. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
VTech Toot Toot Drivers Goldmine
VTech’s latest Toot Toot toddler train set that features a mine and drop chute, as well as a motorised engine that chugs the train up slopes. The set contains 32 pieces and 9 interactive SmartPoints to help boost early language skills. This toy is ideal for train fanatics aged 1 year and over.
Skip Hop Zoo Light-Up Surfers
Indigo Jamm Camper Van
Despite the wonders of modern technology, sometimes it’s best to go back to basics. This cheerful camper van designed for toddlers is beautifully made from sustainable rubberwood. It comes with four smiley peg figure, their pet dog and a removable roof rack for easy play. For children from 12 months.
Nesting and Sorting Garages & Cars
This product from Melissa & Doug combines three classic toddler toys; nesting cubes, stacking blocks, and wooden cars. The seven progressively sized garages can be arranged into towers and then slotted neatly inside each other for storage. Each car is also coloured and numbered to match a garage, which supports early learning. For 2 years plus.
Even the smallest people need their own space. We love the fun tepees from Just For Tiny People. Suitable for use indoors or outside on dry days, they are easy to put together and are made of durable materials. This teepee stands at approximately 145cm tall and has a square base of 120cm. While the structure of the teepees are safe for children of all ages, they are recommended for children from 36 months as they are wipe-clean only.
From £125.00 justforlittlepeople.com
Tegu Magnetic Robo Blocks
These wooden blocks from Tegu are magnetic, meaning children can build even more brilliant designs. This set contains 8 pieces that can be used to create a horse, a spaceship, or anything their little heart desires! Made from sustainable wood and no nasty dyes or small parts, they are completely safe for children from 1 year and over.
Take It Easel
Half art box, half easel, this fun toy features an erasable white board and chalkboard on the other. It comes with four WASHABLE markers and a handle for easy carrying. Perfect for your little Picasso.
Post Box Game
Your toddler doesn’t have to miss out on the Christmas board games. This Post Box Game from Orchard toys lets little ones practice their colour recognition. Simply match the letters to the right coloured post boxes! This game is suitable for children from 2 years, and there are two levels of play depending on the age of your child.
Stir Fry Play Set
Your little chef can practice their cooking skills with this stir fry set from New Sprouts. Made with soft, rubberised plastic, it’s perfect for small hands. The set comes with 17 pieces, including a wok, vegetables and accessories. For ages 2 and up.