Best Toys for 1 Year Olds

The below is a list of best toys for 1 year olds for 2020.

These toys make great gifts for toddlers, whether it’s 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

Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Sound Book

Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Sound Book

Who hasn’t heard the baby shark song? All the babies love this catchy tune! And now they can hear it all the time on demand as they can easily push the buttons on the side of this Baby Shark music book.

The book features 10 abridged songs with colorful illustrations. The built-in speakers deliver clear and high quality sounds.

The book has rounded edges and soft buttons to give your little one a comfortable and safe grip.

This baby shark book is a great gift idea for a 1 year old.

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

This is one of the best toys for one year olds because they are starting to walk!

This interactive learning walker from VTech helps your baby develop from a crawler to a walker.

The front play panel is removable 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 toy is available in pink color.

Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone - Award Winning Durable Wooden Musical Pounding Toy for Toddlers, Multifunctional and Bright Colours

Children love to make music. What we love about this toy is that this isn’t your ordinary xylophone. In fact, it is a multifunctional musical instrument that can be played in a variety of ways.

You can explore the different sounds by letting the balls fall on the keys or slide out the xylophone. The Pound and Tap Bench promotes dexterity, hand eye coordination, arm movement, and more.

This bright and colorful toy is completely safe. It contains water-based paint and has non-toxic finishes.

Mega Bloks Big Building Bag, 80-Piece (Classic)

Mega Bloks are one of the best toddler toys because they are big blocks that are made for little hands.

Designed especially for toddlers, First Builders blocks are just the right size so that toddlers can easily hold, stack and take them 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. Best of all, it comes with a storage bag to make clean-up easier.

Baby Einstein Magic Touch Piano Wooden Musical Toy Toddler Toy

Baby Einstein Magic Touch Piano Wooden Musical Toy Toddler Toy, Ages 12 months and up

This colorful piano is made from wood and makes real piano sounds when you tap each key.It features magic touch technology, where no buttons or keys are needed.

There are 2 modes of play, where your little one can either play classic melodies or create their own music. There are 3 sheets of music, where they can practice color coordination by matching the color-coded notes on the sheets to the keys on the piano.

Giving your baby toys that make music helps them tune into different rhythmic patterns and sounds.

There is a volume control button so you don’t have to worry about it being too loud.

VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone

Kids love to copy parents and when they see parents using a cell phone, they want to use one as well! Instead of having them play with your cell phone, isn’t it a great idea to give them their own play cell phone?

VTech Touch & Swipe touch screen baby phone features 12 light-up pretend apps to encourage your child to touch and play, making it one of the best gifts for 1 year old.

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.

Little Tikes 2 -in- 1 Snug ‘n Secure Grow With Me Swing

Little Tikes 2 -in- 1 Snug 'n Secure Grow With Me Swing - Blue

This Little Tikes swing is perfect for kids who love to swing, especially if there is no playground nearby.

Made in the USA, this swing has a hinged T-bar and shoulder straps to hold your baby securely in place. When your child grows and doesn’t need the T-bar or straps, they store conveniently out of the way.

The weight limit of this swing is 50 pounds and is one of the best outdoor toys for 1 year old.

LeapFrog Learn and Groove Musical Table

LeapFrog Learn and Groove Musical Table (Frustration Free Packaging)

This interactive activity table has many features to keep your baby busy including colorful instruments and buttons that play 70+ songs, tunes, and learning responses.

This LeapFrog learning table encourages your baby to stand and learn letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and more.

It plays popular classic children’s tunes such as “old MacDonald” and “Itsy Bitsy spider.”

It is one of the top educational toys for 1 year old.

You can also detach the legs of this LeapFrog toddler table so your little one can play while sitting on the floor.

Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball | Easy to Grasp Bumps Help Develop Motor Skills | for Ages 6 Months and Up

Kids seem to love balls. This sassy bumpy ball is perfect for growing babies. There are multiple textures and materials to engage your little one. There is also a rattle sound from the trapped beads.

There are chunky sized bumps all around the ball that makes it easy for little hands to hold. It encourages them to reach and grasp the ball. The high contrast colors on the ball also allow your baby to focus and strengthen vision.

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

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.

It is one of the top affordable baby toys. This toy features a caterpillar bead handle that makes it easy for little hands to grasp and take anywhere.

This musical toy is one of the best portable toys and small enough that you can easily fit into your diaper bag.

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo

Improve your baby’s motor skills with this adorable animatronic toy that encourages your baby to get up and move.

BeatBo teaches babies with its fun songs, learning content, and dance moves. All of BeatBo’s colorful lights, dancing motions, music help stimulate baby’s senses of sight, hearing and touch.

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.

This fun BeatBo makes one of the best presents for 1 year old.

Fisher-Price Baby’s First Blocks

Fisher-Price Baby's First Blocks

Teach kids colors and shapes with these colorful blocks. They can exercise their problem solving skills as they try to figure out how to fit the shapes and drop them into the bucket.

The bucket neatly fits all the blocks. There is also a carry handle on top so kids can easily take it along for play.

This simple toy has been one of the top award winning toys for 1 year olds.

VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight

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, making it one of the best gifts for one year old.

Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Step ‘n Play Piano

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. You can also remove the big soft keyboard mat below for tummy time or lay & play.

Your baby can go for a 360 degree spin in the entertainer for all-around play. The sliding seat encourages baby’s first movements as baby walks back and forth on the keyboard.

Activities include light-up drums, music note sliders, a tambourine, a microphone rattle, roller ball with music beads, and more. All the lights, sounds, and music grabs your baby’s attention and helps to stimulate visual and audio senses.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair

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 Sort & Discover Activity Cube

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.

This activity cube makes a unique birthday gift for 1 year old.

VTech Turn and Learn Driver

VTech Turn and Learn Driver (Frustration Free Packaging)

Children love cars. They will love to pretend to drive using the this steering wheel.

There are 5 colorful buttons that introduces your child to a different animal and car. There are 60+ songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases.

There is a traffic light, a signal level that triggers fun sounds and music, and a gear shifter that pushes and pulls to introduce opposites.

There are 3 different play modes so that your little driver can learn animal, driving, and music mode.

First 100 Board Book Box Set

First 100 Board Book Box Set (3 books)

These 3 board books are considered one of the best educational toy for 1 year old.

This First 100 board book set includes First 100 Words, Numbers Colors Shapes, and First 100 Animals. Each book has 100 colorful photos to look and 100 simple first words to read.

Your little one will learn key concepts and words with these bright board books. These small and chunky books are the perfect size for little hands and the perfect tools for developing speech.

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