Finding the right toy for a one year old child can be a bit of a mind-boggling experience sometimes. There is a phenomenal amount of choice on the market, so you could be left feeling confused about what to choose. Here, we will look at some great toys for 1 year old boys and girls, so you can find something they are sure to love.
The first thing you should think about is which type of toy you are looking for, to help you narrow down your search a little bit. Some good choices include building blocks, push-along toys (especially if your child isn’t quite walking yet), ride on toys and toys which make sounds. Let’s look at these types of toy in more detail now.
Building blocks which are good for one year olds should be quite chunky so they can grip them easily. They should also have bright colors or interesting patterns to keep your child’s attention. Some nesting blocks are good, and they often have numbers to help your child learn to count, too. A classic wagon with wooden blocks is a great toy for one-year-olds too, as this can help them learn to walk.
Other great types of push toy might include a baby walker, a shopping trolley or a baby buggy. The former is ideal for when your child can’t quite walk unassisted, whilst the latter are more fun once they are already walking confidently.
Ride on toys are great for one year olds, especially those which are marketed as ‘first’ ride ons. These are usually small enough for little ones to reach the ground and push themselves along, great for developing strength and motor skills. Some also have the added benefit of buttons which can be used to make lights and sounds for even more fun.