The below is a list of top toys for 1 year old, which are highly rated by parents. These toys make great gifts for toddlers, whether you are getting them for a birthday, Christmas, or just out of love. For more gender specific toys, check out our Best Toys for 1 Year Old Girl and Best Best Toys for 1 Year Old Boy.
Best Gifts for a 1 Year Old
This interactive learning walker from VTech helps your baby develop from a crawler to a walker. It comes with a removable play panel and helps babies learn shapes, colors, animals, music, etc. There are over 70 songs, music and fun phrases to keep your child entertained for a long period of time. Features such as spinning gears, shape sorters, and a telephone handset keep the little ones engaged while they learn and develop their motor skills.
This Baby Einstein musical toy has 7 baby friendly classical masterpieces by Mozart, Chopin, Rossini, and Vivaldi, helping your baby promote auditory development and music appreciation. Amazon has this toy for an affordable price of $5.99. This toy features a caterpillar bead handle that makes it easy for little hands to grasp and take anywhere.
Mega Bloks are made for little hands. Designed especially for toddlers, First Builders blocks are easy to hold, stack, and take apart. Kids use their imagination and creativity to build anything they can dream up. Mega Bloks helps with physical, cognitive, and social development. Stimulate your kid’s motor and learning skills while encouraging discovery and role-play. Mega Bloks is available in a variety of color schemes, including classic colors, lighter pastels, and trendy bright colors. It comes with a storage bag to make clean-up easier.
Improve your baby’s motor skills with this adorable animatronic pal that encourages your baby to get up and move. BeatBo teaches babies with its fun songs, learning content, and dance moves. It has 3 different modes – a Dance ‘N Move Mode that encourages baby to move around, Learning & Games Mode which helps teach baby ABCs, numbers, colors, etc., and a Customized Sing-Along Mode that lets you record a phrase, which BeatBo remixes into his favorite song. All of BeatBo’s colorful lights, dancing motions, music help stimulate baby’s senses of sight, hearing and touch.
This interactive activity table has many features to keep your baby busy. Its 4 light-up corners (laptop, phone, book, piano) improves your baby’s motor skills as it encourages babies to stand and cruise all around the table. Babies learn the alphabet, shapes, numbers, colors, greetings, and more through exciting stories and songs. There are over 60 songs, tunes, and phrases to keep your little ones entertained for longer. Phrases are available in both English and Spanish for bilingual learning. The legs of Fisher Price’s learning table can also be detached for playing on the floor.
VTech Spin & Learn Color Flashlight will keep your child engaged with songs and music that teach about colors, numbers, and animals. This kids flashlight comes with over 50 sing-along songs, sounds, and fun phrases to make learning more fun. There are 5 different light colors you can change to and 5 fun animal sounds you can listen to. It has an easy-to-grip handle so that your child can take it with them on every adventure.
Keep your baby busy with Fisher Price’s Step and Play Piano. There’s a musical keyboard on top and below to help your baby develop motor skills. Your baby can go for a 360 degree spin in the entertainer for all-around play. Activities include light-up drums, music note sliders, a tambourine, a microphone rattle, roller ball with music beads, and more. The sliding seat encourages baby’s first movements as baby walks back and forth on the keyboard. You can also remove the super-sized soft keyboard mat for tummy time or lay & play. All the lights, sounds, and music grabs your baby’s attention and helps to stimulate visual and audio senses.
VTech Touch & Swipe touch screen baby phone features 12 light-up pretend apps to encourage your child to touch and play. Apps include pretend calendar, clock, and weather. You can toggle between the app screen and the music mode, which features 15 playful melodies and sing-along songs. The songs help teach toddlers the alphabet, numbers, and first words. This baby phone encourages hand-eye coordination and role-play as they use pretend apps to call home, check the weather, and organize their day.
This Fisher-Price chair features Smart Stages technology, where you can enter baby’s age to select the stage that’s best for your child’s development. There are a variety of songs, phrases and sounds within 3 stages of play – 12M+, 18M+, and 24M+. The learning content changes as your baby grows. There are over 50 songs, phrases, and sounds that teaches your baby numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. The chair also includes an illustrated flip-book and a light-up remote control.
VTech’s Activity Cube features 5 sides of fun activities with 6 activities and 2 electronic panels that introduce colors, numbers, animals and objects. The various activities play more than 75 songs, sounds, melodies and phrases. The activity cube helps your baby develop hand-eye coordination with its shape sorter and 4 colorful shape blocks. Your baby can also develop fine motor skills by turning the musical book pages, twisting the spinner, and sliding the animals.