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When shopping for toys, be sure to look for the targeted ages noted on the box. That should help ensure that the toys are developmentally appropriate and safe. Also consider whether the toy needs batteries. If so, are they included? So many toys require them that investing in a battery charger can save not only money but also the headache of making frequent runs to the store.
Keep in mind that a lot of the fun of toy shopping is for you, the parent. Your toddler is more than likely happy with whatever there is around the house, so be aware that your emotions and perhaps nostalgia about your own childhood play into what you want to buy. You may want to be the best or coolest parent and get the newest digital gadget. That’s fine, but be aware of why you make those choices.
The award-winning toys listed for this age group include Fisher Price Pull Up Ball Blast for ages nine months to three years, Brio Builder System Robot Set for ages two and over, and the Big & Small Chime Ball for ages six months to three years. Some of their recommended toys, like Imagibricks Giant CastleBlocks, should provide hours of educational fun for toddlers.