It's that time of the year again! Christmas is here and looking for the best gifts for toddlers can be difficult sometimes. You want to give gifts not only that they will enjoy but that can develop their motor skills and promote learning. Here are the top 5 Christmas gifts for toddlers.
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1. Non-Toxic Play Mat
This first item isn't an actual toy but it is important for when your baby and toddler begins to play on the floor especially if you have a carpetless home. This particular one is great because it is non-toxic and has meet European Union Standards. I mention European Union Standards because there are toxans that are banned in the EU that are still available here in the U.S.
2. Wood Cube Activity Block
You can't go wrong with wood games especially this one. These activity blocks have multiple games all in one and they are are made mostly wood. They promote dexterity and problem solving while being fun.
You would be surprised how much toddlers love balls. Balls help babies and toddlers move! Parents can engaged with their child and these can help with coordination and faciliate movement if they are still in the crawling stage. For younger babies that are still crawling these smaller one could be better.
These LEGO toys are on my Christmas list for my 18 month old. Of course we have all heard about LEGO. I always thought they were for boys but turns out now they have pink ones for girls and green neutral sets. While reading The Danish Way of Parenting, I learned a fun fact about LEGO. Turns out that they were created by a Danish carpenter in 1932 and the word LEGO thrives from the words leg godt which mean play well.
5. Stacking Toys: Cups with Numbers and Letters
It's never to early to start practicing the ABCs and numbers. These are fun stacking cups that serve a dual purpose. These simple cups help promote motor skills, coordination and faciliates the learning of colors, letters, numbers and stimulates curiosity. You can't go wrong with these.