Looking for developmentally appropriate toys for little ones? As kids reach certain milestones, it is important for parents to choose toys that help kids grow socially as well as physically. We are huge advocates of learning through play, so we’ve found some awesome toys for all ages will not only entertain kids but also help them develop and reach those major milestone! Check them out, then read on for your chance to win all of them!
Best Developmental Toys for Kids
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Birth- 1 year
The Yookidoo Gymotion Activity Musical Robo Playland is the ultimate activity mat. With three different stages, this mat works hard to keep baby entertained. Stage one is all about reaching and focusing as baby grasps for the motorized mobile. Stage two? Tummy time! A puppy dog pillow keeps baby propped up. By the time baby can sit up and crawl, staying put will still be fun; a robot slides back and forth on a track, helping to hold attention and hone fine motor skills. Turn on two different modes of 10-minute continuous music. For Birth +. MSRP: $74.95.
2 years +
Children will have a blast using an easy-to-hold wrench to build with the NEW Count & Build TotBot™ from Learning Resources. Using fine motor skills, they will twist color, shape, and number pieces (1–5) into place. Skill Development includes: Color recognition, Shape recognition, Number recognition, Counting, Numerical order, Fine motor skills, Problem solving, Eye-hand coordination, Sequential thought, and Motor planning. MSRP: $16.99.
3 years +
With award-winning PlayTape from InRoad Toys, kids can instantly create roads and rails for toy vehicle play anytime, anywhere! Just unroll, stick, and drive! It’s hours of entertainment on a single roll. PlayTape sticks to any flat surface and is easy to tear by hand and reposition. It peels up without any residue and is recyclable, so cleaning up is a snap. Take PlayTape anywhere – in your pocket or purse – and let your child turn imagination into reality. 100% Made in the USA. Ages 3+. U.S. MSRP: $3.97 and up.
With the Hot Dots Jr. Succeeding in School with Highlights Set from Educational Insights, children can practice the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and first grade! This interactive and multi-subject set reinforces the fundamentals and prepare kids for success. Set includes skill specific lessons, a parent guide, and Ollie—the Talking, Teaching Owl™ pen that provides silly sounds, lights, and encouraging feedback little ones love. For ages 5-6 years. MSRP: $39.99.
Developmental Toys Giveaway ($135 Value!)
Enter below for a chance to win ALL FOUR of the toys above! That’s a $135 value! Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends on June 14th. Good luck!
Giveaway ended. Congratulations to Darcy K.
What are your favorite types of developmental toys for kids? Share below!
82 thoughts on “4 Best Developmental Toys to Help Kids Reach Milestones”
We liked puzzles and blocks.
Baby dolls, legos, puzzles and blocks
We always liked “real” toys- measuring cups, wooden spoons, counting beads, dolls, crayons- things that grow with the child and can be used for teaching new lessons as they accomplish the older ones.
We love puzzles, blocks, lego’s board game that teach them to count or use the imagination
we love educational toys. Stacking and nestling cups, colors, shapes!!
I love any toy that teaches my children, legos, board games, sensory toys.
I like learning tech toys.
we love toys that teach. Talking toys are always helpful.
I don’t have any kids
I would say toys that have words, letters and numbers.
I like toys with letters and numbers.
Anything manipulative is great!!
I love the toys that teach my son how to master a new milestone.
Love any toys that gets my little guys brain going
I really like the shape box you have to fit the toys into.
I like things that can help with building and hand eye coordination love blocks and puzzles
puzzles and blocks
Wooden blocks and ring stackers!
I love alphabet blocks.
Anything that has the alphabet and numbers. Also big Legos.
Simple toys are the best
I think books are really helpful and are a great bonding tool.
This looks great n helpful
Anything that he can use to build!
Puzzles and building blocks.
Not at toy but I think the outdoors are a great place for kids to learn and reach milestones.
Blocks and toys that light up but play the alphabet or sounds
I love interactive toys that are fun and help kids learn
blocks are a great way for children to develop
Simple toys that are easy to start off with.
I would love those toys for my grandchild.
We like simple toys that last through a few kids and don’t require batteries.
I love sensory toys.
i actually like to read books with the kids to help them and they enjoy it
I loved that alphabet floor mat.
My granddaughter loves doing puzzles
all the toys will help them learn. love them all
Any toys that help them learn like TotBot
Love Books with flaps,zippers, different textures etc for kids to explore with.
Anything with water involved! haha
I love anything with shapes and colors for my son who is 15 months old.
My nephew enjoys puzzles.
We love puzzles!
open ended toys made from natural materials have always been my go-to…
This looks very helfpful
We LOVE puzzles! Especially letter and number puzzles! 🙂
My kids always loved Legos
I like musical toys for reaching milestones.
I like educational toys that babies/kids can learn from – puzzles, shape sorters, cash registers, etc
I get the little toys that have parts to manipulate and chew on.
I like blocks and the large size legos.
I love the play mats the best! Thanks so much for the chances to win.
Physical activity toys are great for the mind and the body.
Mine is puzzles. Both kids like to do them!
A good toy is the Learning Resource ATM Bank and cash register. They both help children with money and learning math skills.
We like STEM toys.
PlayTape is such a great idea. Could put it on a rug that can be put away and brought out for hours of play. For educational toys, I am more to get to the puzzles games and books.
I like anything that’s educational, usually stuff that can grow with the child.
I like bright color toys
I love musical toys.
brightly colored toys
I love interactive toys that make learning fun! 🙂
Fischer Price has some great developmental toys!
I like toys that are interactive and colorful.
I like bright colored toys, that involve their imagination, i.e., building blocks, put together toys (Legos)
I love wooden blocks
I the magnetic toys because the kids create so many different things with their imagination!
My favorite types of toys lets the user be creative and use their imagination. I also like toys that has an educational value.
i like creative play toys and building toys.
legos has always been my favorite
I love toys that are both fun and educational!
Hands on toys work the best for us.
I love good old fashion wooden blocks and I love a lot of the bright color music boxes!
I like any kind of learning toys and since my grandchild is a boy and loves things with wheels I also like cars and trucks for him. Thank you.
I’ve always loved blocks and LEGOs
I’m always looking for fun, educational toys to play with my 5 year old grandson. He loves to learn. The Hot Dots Jr. looks like a lot of fun!