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Top 10 Toddler Gifts 2016

When you have, or know of, a little character with a birthday coming up who has just started to discover his or her legs, check out our selection of imaginative and inspirational toddler gifts. We've included things to pique the interests of all toddlers, in addition to some educational options so you can experience precisely approximately letting the youngsters have fun, too.

Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV, GreenFiesta Wild Animals Series 40'' Two-Hump CamelFantasy Fields - Lil' Sports Fan Thematic Hand Crafted Kids Wooden Table and 2 Chairs Set | Imagination Inspiring Hand Crafted & Hand Painted Details | Non-Toxic, Lead Free Water-based PaintLEGO DUPLO My First Deluxe Box of Fun 10580 Building ToyLittle Tikes 3' TrampolineFisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park [Amazon Exclusive]Pewi Ybike Ride On Toy and Walking Buddy (Red) Color: Red Toy, Kids, Play, ChildrenMega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag, 80-Piece (Classic)12 Pcs Wooden Engines & Train Cars Collection fits Thomas, Brio, ChuggingtonVTech Record and Learn KidiStudio

How To Choose A Toy For A Toddler

From birth to the age of three, the cells in a child's brain are creating rapid connections called synapses. These connections are how a child learns, however, they only occur if a child uses their brain a lot, and is provided with an engaging environment. During this phase of life, toddlers develop primal abilities like spatial awareness and motor skills. Giving a toddler gifts that nurture these skills is incredibly important.

Building blocks and Legos are wonderful toys for toddlers because they require them to use their muscles when they pick these items up and stack them on top of each other. These kinds of toys also appeal to a toddler's love of taking things apart (a telltale sign of the terrible twos). Providing them with a LEGO robot to dismantle rather than having them take out their curiosity on piece of furniture is beneficial for both you house, and the toddler. Toddlers are full of energy, and any gift that can help them expel some of it is also a gift to their parents. Low trampolines with a handlebar provide a fun and safe way to tire a little toddler out.

Parents can also give their toddler a small electric car or pedal car that they can drive around the house. Navigating around furniture and other obstacles will help them develop spatial awareness. Most parents recognize that toddlers have very short attention spans. That's why, regardless of the gift one gets for their child, they should look for features that will captivate them like bright colors, fun shapes, flashing lights and sounds.

How To Create A Safe And Fun Playroom


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Toddlers are brave enough to climb anything if the item they want is at the top of it. That is why parents should just keep their little one's toys in bins on the floor, or at least on a low shelf, so their toddler doesn't injure themselves trying to get to them. On that note, make sure that any bins that have lids are strong enough to support the full weight of a toddler because children love sitting and standing on these. Keep in mind that toddlers crawl around at eye-height of electrical outlets, so it's important to put safety covers over these.

If one is going to go out of their way to create a safe playroom for their toddler, they may as well ensure that their child stays in there. Parents should invest in an expanding gate so they can keep their child in a room, without needing to close the door entirely, allowing for easier supervision. Expanding gates also help parents create a play area in almost any room with a door frame. When it comes to furniture, parents should get pieces that don't have any sharp edges and are made from soft materials like toddler chairs.

While children love colorful items, parents should take caution not to pick any furniture or decorative pieces with toxic paint on them. Glass items have no place in a toddler's playroom since a child can easily break these, and cut themselves on or try to eat the pieces. The best materials for furniture in a playroom are unbreakable wood and plastic.

The Importance Of Music For Toddlers


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Many of the best toddler gifts incorporate music in some way. Whether they are toddler-safe instruments like plastic keyboards, or they are problem-solving games that play a song as a reward when a child gets a correct answer, these toys come with several benefits for a toddler. Studies on the mental benefits from music training have found that learning to play music helps a child develop executive functions like planning and organizing actions. The benefits are greater in people who begin playing music at a young age, and toddlerhood is a wonderful time to start.

Simply listening to, or singing along to, music can also help a toddler's language development. Focusing on the rhyming lyrics of songs, and staying with the rhythm, helps children focus on the way certain words sound and can help them increase their vocabulary. The music in some games can also encourage a child to focus. When they know they'll hear a new, exciting sound if they solve a problem, they feel more encouraged to work on it.

Singing along to music also helps toddlers develop social-emotional skills. The nature of sing-alongs teaches children to work with others. Because children learn as infants to associate music from their lullabies with soothing sensations, music time can be wonderful for calming down a group of toddlers.


#10.VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio


The Record & Learn KidiStudio by VTech lets you sing, record and play back your own musical masterpieces. Play along with 20 melodies in four popular music styles using the voice changer, sound effects and instruments. Now your child can perform and record like a rock star.


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#9.12 Pcs Wooden Engines & Train Cars Collection fits Thomas, Brio, Chuggington


These trains are awesome. My 2 1/2-year-old plays with these every day and sleeps with one every night. They fit perfectly on the wooden train tracks. They have a good strong magnet to hold them all together. Not that this part is a bad thing, but just to know - the 3 front engines only have a magnet on the back, not on both ends of the train cars. So you can't hook all 12 pieces together like my son wants to do! But it's a great train - very cute, very sturdy, very strong. I was really impressed.


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#8.Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag, 80-Piece (Classic)


Endless creativity with 80 award-winning building blocks! Build, stack, and explore endless construction possibilities with this award-winning set of 80 building blocks in classic colors! Now your little one can build anything they imagine when they use the blocks and special shapes to create tall towers, crazy castles, funny animals, or whatever else they dream up! Perfect for little hands, these big blocks fit together and come apart easily, helping your child to develop fine motor skills and creativity over hours of open-ended play. When playtime's over, cleanup is easy with the handy storage bag. Ideal for ages 1 to 5.


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#7.Pewi Ybike Ride On Toy and Walking Buddy (Red) Color: Red Toy, Kids, Play, Children


The Pewi ride-on from Ybike is an innovative fun foot to floor ride-on featuring a durable aluminum and plastic construction. The multi direction caster wheels allow a child to ride and easily control the Pewi in any direction.


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#6.Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park [Amazon Exclusive]


The Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park is a two-sided, double-track rollercoaster play set that delivers tons of action-packed vehicle fun. With this brightly-colored, 2-foot-tall tower, your child will go on endless wild rides--in their imaginations! And there are plenty of lights, sounds, and songs to keep him or her enthralled.


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#5.Little Tikes 3' Trampoline


This Little Tikes 3-foot kid's trampoline is the perfect size to provide hours of bouncing fun!

Little Tikes knows it is important for kids to stay active, and this toddler trampoline is easy to move so kids can bounce where ever they like any time they like!


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#4.LEGO DUPLO My First Deluxe Box of Fun 10580 Building Toy


Give your child hours of entertainment with the LEGO DUPLO Deluxe Box of Fun. This set makes the perfect introduction to LEGO building fun, with a huge range of classic and special DUPLO bricks. From teaching counting with the decorated number blocks to inspiring role play with the DUPLO figures, this box will open up a world of learning and creativity for your young builder. It also includes a wagon base, window and door elements in bright, primary colors that toddlers will love to play with. The whole set comes in a sturdy, iconic LEGO brick-shaped storage box with building inspiration to help you and your child build an exciting tall house and other fun buildings. Includes 2 child DUPLO figures.


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#3.Fantasy Fields - Lil' Sports Fan Thematic Hand Crafted Kids Wooden Table and 2 Chairs Set | Imagination Inspiring Hand Crafted & Hand Painted Details | Non-Toxic, Lead Free Water-based Paint


Invite your Lil sports fans to favorite teammate over for snack time after the big game, and you can serve it right on Fantasy Fields' Lil’ Sports Fan Table and Chair Set! The table is very appealing to the eyes, with multiple sports such as soccer, basketball, football, and baseball painted across the top and bats serving as legs of the table. This is as unique as can be! The table includes two chairs, one backing features a football jersey, and the other a baseball jersey. Both chairs have bats with baseballs on top serving as the back legs. Score a touchdown with this quality piece! Some assembly required. Perfect for ages 3 and up.


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#2.Fiesta Wild Animals Series 40'' Two-Hump Camel


Get ready for some big excitement in the playroom when you present your child with the 40'' Standing Two-Hump Camel. This amazing stuffed animal from the Fiesta Wild Animals Series is truly a work of art. The camel has a beautiful face, and two kinds of fur, making it huggable as well as dramatic. Children will enjoy staging make-believe games with this fantastic, well-made stuffed animal. For 40 years, Fiesta has provided safe, high quality thoughtfully designed stuffed animals that delight children everywhere. Our cuddly creatures can soothe and comfort a fussy child, and encourage creative play. The well-known Fiesta red bear logo appears on plush teddy bears, dogs and cats, jungle and sea creatures, and novelty items such as backpacks, purses, stick ponies and pillows. Soft fabrics, attention to detail, and expressive faces make this Fiesta stuffed animal a gift to be treasured. For age 3 and up.


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#1.Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV, Green


Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV hauls toys, leaves, and MORE! Carries two riders at once! This all-new John Deere Gator XUV 550 is the perfect vehicle for little helpers! They'll tool around the yard in this life-like rider, just like grandpa and dad! Features a huge working dump bed with a tailgate that opens up. The accelerator has automatic brakes. 2 speeds plus reverse (2 1/2; 5; mph) with second gear lockout for beginners; Knobby tread wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.; 12V rechargeable battery and charger included; Weight capacity: 130 lbs. (two riders); made for kids ages 3-8; Measures 67 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 24 1/2", weighs 77 lbs.; Pick this incredible Rider up, right now! Please Note: This item is shipped by commercial carrier curbside. Unloading is the customer's responsibility, including off the back of the truck. Ships in 1 box: 48.5" x 24.5" x 34.5", 77 lbs. No expedited delivery. High-value orders require a physical street address, otherwise, insurance costs will be added to the shipping total. Made in the USA in our Fort Wayne, Indiana Factory using domestic and global components.


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