When a child reaches toddler age — generally understood to be between 1 and 3 years old — parents quickly find they have a lot to consider. From cutlery to toys, every decision you make plays an essential role in their development. Safety is always the top priority, but it's also important to choose products and toys that encourage learning and stimulate the imagination.
Alex and Moo is passionate about providing parents and their children with access to eco-friendly, high-quality toys and products. Browse the complete collection of toddler toys that promote fun and learning on our website today.
What Toys Are Good For Toddlers?
Trying to figure out which toys are best for your toddler can be overwhelming, with endless options available. So, what makes a good toddler toy?
First and foremost, safety is key. Look for toys that are age-appropriate, which tends to mean they don't feature small parts or sharp edges. Take the Tikiri Organic Plus — Zibby the Zebra, for example. Organically made with soft embroidered features, Ziggy is safe for newborns and toddlers alike.
Beyond that, look for toy options that encourage development in areas such as problem-solving skills, creativity, and fine motor skills, like the Grimm's Stacking Tower. The brightly rainbow-coloured flower-shaped disks encourage children to participate in creative play while improving their coordination and motor skills.
Alex and Moo's range of toddler toys includes a wide variety of products that are perfect for toddlers of all abilities and interests.
Why Is It Important To Buy Sensory Toys For Toddlers?
When it comes to development, the first few years of a child's life are crucial. Sensory toys not only provide entertainment for toddlers, but they also stimulate essential cognitive and motor skills. By encouraging children to engage their senses of touch, sight, and sound, these toys can enhance learning and aid in brain development. The best part is, your little one won't even realise they're learning — they will be having just too much fun!
Caaocho's Rainbow Sensory Ball is a perfect example of a sensory toy. With six different textures for tactile exploration and bright visual colours for rainbow stimulation, the ball produces a gentle squeaking sound when squeezed. Come bath time; it will provide hours of entertainment!
The Sassi — Who Lives in the…Sound Book is ideal if you're looking to engage your little one in auditory play. You can read along with your child to learn more about each animal, the environment they live in and the typical sounds they make for an engaging and interactive aural learning experience.
With so many options available on the market, there are sensory toys to suit every child's individual preferences and passions.
Types Of Toys For A One-Year-Old
When considering what toys to purchase for a one-year-old, it's important to consider their developmental needs. At this age, babies are building up their fine and gross motor skills, as well as exploring their creativity through pretend play. Any toy that facilitates these activities is sure to be a winner. Check out some of our most popular below!
Playing with blocks aids in the development of fine motor skills, spatial reasoning, and problem-solving. It also helps promote creativity and imaginative play. Grimm's Stacking Fabuto set is among our best-selling toddler toys, allowing children to learn about colours, shapes and balance whilst developing fine motor skills. Made from biodegradable, natural materials, the Stacking Fabuto is painted with non-toxic watercolours and packaged in an eco-friendly wooden box to promote sustainability.
Of course, these are just suggestions — every child's interests and abilities are unique. So grab a few options, let them explore, and see what they gravitate towards!
Types Of Toys For A Two-Year-Old
Twelve months down the track, toddlers are beginning to expand their cognitive skills and learn about cause and effect, so interactive toys that encourage problem-solving are great options. Take, for example, the Tender Leaf Toys — Noah's Shape Shorter Ark. Children will learn about space, patience, and persistence while they place their favourite brightly coloured animals into the designated slots.
Pretend play can help your child project and express their creative imagination as well as develop their thinking capacity. They may create stories, imagine problems, and then act on solutions. The Grapat — Houses and Nins is a very popular choice of storytelling toy, featuring open-ended characters and houses for hours of entertainment.
Shop For Toddler Toys At Alex And Moo
A mix of stimulating yet safe options will ensure your little one has plenty of fun (and learning) during playtime. Keep their individuality in mind as you shop, and you're bound to find a winner!
Explore our range of toddler toys today, including best-selling products from leading eco-friendly brands.
Doll is as described, her hair covers the implant a bit much but that is a design thing & I can cut it so that my cochlear implant wearing 2 year old can see that her doll wears a processor too - and doesn’t take it off! Thank you for making these available.
These plates are fantastic! We use them all the time - for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The colours are gorgeous and fun. The quality is high - easy to clean in the dishwasher too.
We love these little soft dolls which we all call "sisters"
Well made and so soft - really beautiful
These are delightful soft dolls (which we have called sisters) and to have the Organic Cotton Doll Carrier adds so much to my granddaughter's (and my) play each weekend. We love them!
I would like to say what wonderful service I received from Alex and Moo and am very happy to have dealt with your company. So far I haven’t seen the erected bike but look forward to seeing my little one enjoying her birthday present.
Products are great and delivery was really quick.
Love these wooden toys, previously bought the ice cream cart and it is still a favourite toy
My two grand children love these cups for their morning smoothies when they come to visit Nanny
Very happy will be ordering more
Interesting and activities useful for curious children
With the original 6 pack, there were two cups slightly smaller and made different around the rims. My daughter in law noticed this. I did send a message but no reply as to why this was being in a set of 6. In addition I brought an extra 2 cups to match the 8 plates I akk K do brought. I’m very happy with these products but really thought someone could have acknowledged my original question as to why 2 cups in a sold set of 6, were obviously made different.
Great quality. Will purchase more again soon
Awesome little dummy's, great quality and a much cuter natural rubber option than the little orange ones you can get. The colours and cute little shapes cut out around the mouth piece are just adorable and suit every outfit. Not to mention bub loves them, the Orthodontic Teat is slightly more exaggerated than a normal one which I think is making it easier for bub to keep in her mouth without dropping. Overall 5 stars - can't beat 0% toxins with 100% cuteness.
Couldn’t be more happy. Free delivery and quick. Trike arrived on time. The crate was a great addition and so was the personalised name plate.
This was for my grandsons 1st birthday and he absolutely loves it! He’s not a big kid and I was a bit concerned it may be too big for a while but it’s perfect. He can get on and off of it with ease and was so proud of himself in front of his little friends. Would happily recommend this for any small child. Love the fact the shipping was free and quick so it arrived in plenty of time.