Buying a toy for a toddler can be quite tough. Sure for some its easy they just go into a store and buy the first licensed stuffed animal they see. Which do not get me wrong can be great, but if you want to buy something that will make them think as well as having fun then you may want to put a little more thought into it. With that being said here are a few fun toys for toddlers that are also educational. As a parent I want to let you guys know that this list is made up of toys that I have personally bought for my own kids so I recommend these to you as a parent who has seen all of these in action.
LEGO Duplo is a great way for a child to think creatively while they are playing. Regular Lego is great, but some toddlers still like to put things in their mouths. Lego Duplo though is just like Lego only it is much larger and safer for a toddler. Like regular Lego you can buy all kinds of fun sets including some based on popular licenses such as Disney.
Fisher Price Little People
The Little People range from Fisher Price is really cool and I am speaking here from personal experience. My son and daughter loved their Little People toys. These are a great way of making your child use their imagination as they play. The play sets that you can buy have various little features that they can play with. The Little People range caters for both boys and girls. For little girls there are characters and play sets based on Disney Princesses. And for the boys they have characters and play sets based on DC Super Heroes like Batman and Superman.
LeapFrog Leap Pad
Kids these days love playing on their parents tablets and mobile phones. There are many companies who make tablets that are designed for kids aged from as young as three. The Leap Pad from LeapFrog is one of the best. This tablet has a ton of great features and games that are not only fun, but educational as well. The cool thing is that it starts of simple for younger children with games based on shapes and stuff like that. As they get older though you can buy new games that help mathematic skill as well as reading and writing. This may be an electronic device, but its very well made and is designed for the rough and tumble that toddlers bring.
Little Tikes Toy Cash Register
This toy cash register from Little Tikes did wonders for my daughter in terms of her learning to count. And as well as that she had a great deal of fun with this as well. Little Tikes make their toys very well and they can take a real pounding. This cash register toy will help your kids maths skills and even their social skills as well as they pretend to be a cashier. Now I want to add that it does not have to be this particular model of toy cash register as truth be told there are literally hundreds of toy cash registers on the market. Any one is sure to help your child learn basic mathematics all the while having a great time.