Age-Appropriate & Developmental Toys
For young toddlers 1 to 2 years
Young toddlers are energy generators! Kindle their brain development and exploratory play with age-appropriate and developmental toys.
According to child development and brain expert Rima Shore, that’s because a toddler’s brain, by the time they reach age three, are twice as active as those of adults. Toddlers are active, often times with tantrums, exploring their independence and the limits of their capabilities.
At this stage, the little dynamo prefers action toys, and toys that produce movement or sounds. They are interested in causing effects, and in mechanisms and objects that move or can be moved through one’s actions.
Developmental toys that advance cognitive and sensory skills development
Our curious little one is really taking off these days! See them lug, dump, push, pull, pile, knock down, empty and fill. Did we mention proofing? Ah, yes, because the little ninjas can climb and manage indoor steps. Watch out, too, for the young toddler can kick and catch a large ball!
Developmental toys that strengthen fine and gross motor skills
Young toddlers enjoy listening to stories, and feeding their imagination with colorful illustrations. They loved picture books, sorting and nesting toys, washable crayons and papers, building blocks, and big puzzles.
Developmental toys that kindle socio-emotional development
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” —Emilie Buchwald
Our purpose is to make developmental toy selection easier for you. We do this through research, recommendations by experts and parents, and through the pre-selection of toys on Amazon, as reviewed by verified consumers. We welcome recommendations in helping us and other parents choose age-appropriate and developmental toys.
The Brightest Family conducts independent research, and may refer to studies from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission web site, and from non-profit organizations.
“Kids and Babies - Safety Alerts.” United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, www.cpsc.gov/safety-education/safety-guides/kids-and-babies. Accessed Aug. 2017.
Which Toy For Which Child. Washington D.C., U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Accessed Aug. 2017. A Consumer's Guide for Selecting Suitable Toys
“Age-by-Age Toy Buying Guide.” PlaySafe.org, The Toy Association, www.playsafe.org. Accessed Aug. 2017.
Older Toddler Toys
Inspire exploration and stimulate sensory learning through age-appropriate and developmental toys.