With “Back to School” season upon us, it sometimes seems like the big kids get to have all the fun–but that doesn’t have to be the case!
Whether your toddler is home with you or in daycare, they’ll love getting a new toy to play with. But shhh! Don’t tell them that the best educational toys for toddlers are actually designed to help them learn. Maybe you’re deciding between a Waldorf vs. Montessori approach, or maybe you just need new toys now that your baby is 1 (or older!). Either way, toys that pull double duty are the best toys of all.
We’re rounded up 10 learning toys for toddlers that are engaging, educational, and maybe our favorite feature of all: not-at-all annoying.
Here are our favorite educational toys for toddlers:
- Best for fine motor skills: Go Go Gears
- Most musical toddler toy: Mega Bloks First Builders ABC Musical Train with Big Building Blocks
- Most colorful: Grimm’s 12-Piece Wooden Rainbow Stacking Tunnel
- Most versatile toddler toy: Melissa and Doug Sort and Snap Color Match
- Best for hand-eye coordination: Hap’s Pound and Tap Bench
- Best water toddler toy: Boon Pipes Building Bath Toy Set
- Best STEM toddler toy: Magna-Tiles Jungle Animals
- Best multi-purpose toddler toy: Musical Lili Llama
- Most interactive toddler toy: Best Learning Mushroom Garden
- Best for teaching writing: Gojmzo LCD Writing Tablet
Best for Fine Motor Skills
Most Musical Toddler Toy
Most Colorful Toddler Toy
Best for Hand Eye Coordination
Best Water Toddler Toy
Best for STEM
Most Interactive Toddler Toy
Best for Teaching Writing
When you’re shopping for educational toddler toddler toys, remember: simple is best.
Toddlers are just starting to learn about their world, and something as easy as coloring, watching a ball roll, or seeing magnets click together can open up new possibilities for them
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