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. 

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    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.

    Other types of toys like plush dolls, block walkers and pull toys are all great options. Keeping their newfound love of making noise in mind, musical instruments can also be a hit. 

    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.

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