Play is essential for learning! So what toys are best for your toddler’s playtime?

Toys that imitate real life – kitchen/food play set, doll houses, and animal farm sets

Push and pull toys – carts, wagons, and toy lawn mowers

Balls – made from soft or lightweight rubber, medium to large sized (golf ball size is still too small)

Books – board books, books with lots of pictures, or books with fun features like scratch-and-sniff, pop-ups, and sounds

Problem-solving toys – stacking toys, magnetic tile toys, locking plastic blocks and simple puzzles

Art – Putty, washable markers and paints, crayons, pipe cleaners

Sensory and motor – water table, sand table, bubbles

Don’t forget to ensure toys are safe! Avoid small parts and sharp edges.