2019 Top Toys for Toddlers (1-4 Years)

By Leah | Toy Guides

Nov 01

Our top toys for toddlers aged 1 to 4 years old…

From active to curious and every toddler in between, we’ve got something for you!
Pewi Elite
Ages: 1+
$69.99
Key Feature: Multi-use ride on that can be used as they grow.
Educational Benefit:  Stabilize during learning to walk, ride on top to aid in learning how to ride a bike.


Ditty Bird Musical Books
Ages: 1+
$15.99
Key Feature: Simply touch the music on button dot on each page to activate the sound.
Educational Benefit: Learn cause and effect by pressing the button on each page to activate the song.
SMARTMAX My First Safari Animals
Ages: 1+
$24.99
Key Feature: The magnetic system makes it easy on little fingers.
Educational Benefit: Work on fine motor skills, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, and critical thinking.


RollAgain Sorter
Ages: 1+
$24.99
Key Feature: "An innovative twist on the classic fun of size sorting"
Educational Benefit: "...fine motor skills are bolstered and an understanding of size and color is fortified."


Start Up Circuits
Ages: 18 months & up
$19.99
Key Feature: Your baby's first STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) toy.
Educational Benefit: This is a great tool for practicing problem solving.
Pic N Pop
Ages: 18 months & up
$29.99
Key Feature: Push toy that ejects balls when your little one presses the buttons on the handles. 
Educational Benefit: Encourages children to start walking by enticing them with this fun toy!


Gecko Blocks
Ages: 18 months & up
$29.99
Key Feature: These building blocks cling to each other and just about any surface without being sticky or magnetic. 
Educational Benefit: Builds spatial awareness.


Build 1.2.3 Airport Shuttle Bus
Ages: 18 months & up
$18.99
Key Feature: Your favorite features of Playmobil but made safe for little ones. 
Educational Benefit: Encourages imaginative, free-play.


RollAgain Maze
Ages: 2+
$24.99
Key Feature: "Press one of the the two buttons to launch and watch as the gradually widening track propels the ball forward."
Educational Benefit: "Encourages fine motor skills, tactile learning, cause-effect learning, exploration"


Timber Tots Tree House
Ages: 2+
$49.99
Key Feature: Easy on the go playsets made with safe materials and are meant for durability.
Educational Benefit: Perfect for kids who are looking to story tell and play through imagination while working on fine motor skills.


Mix or Match - Animals
Ages: 2+
$29.99
Key Feature: Match animals based on color or visual memory or combine different parts to create your own animal.
Educational Benefit: Practice color matching and fine motor development

Monkey Around
Ages: 2+
$19.99
Key Feature: Great introduction to board games for your 2-year-old!
Educational Benefit: Encourages listening and following directions while getting active and practicing gross motor skills. 


Poke A Dot Books
Ages: 2+
$14.99
Key Feature: Each page has "dots" that little ones can poke in and out that create a popping sound.
Educational Benefit: Sensory exploration in a unique way while reading stories. 

Mini Deluxe LED Scooter
Ages: 2-5
$109.99
Key Feature: Perfect scooter that grows with your child!
Educational Benefit: Work on gross motor skills while getting active and outside!


Glo Pals
Ages: 3+
$9.99
Key Feature: Liquid-activated bath cubes make bathtime an absolute party!
Educational Benefit: Glo Pals are a sensory party in the tub


Acorn Soup
Ages: 2+
$19.99
Key Feature: A fun way to introduce your toddler to counting, sorting and following directions.
Educational Benefit: The included recipe cards help toddlers learn to identify different things.

Baby Shark Melody Pad
Ages: 2+
$29.99
Key Feature: Great first craft for little fingers!
Educational Benefit: Great for fine motor development, fosters creativity and confidence. 
Pinkfong Baby Shark Kids Favorite Songs Book
Ages: 2+
$19.99
Key Feature: Great first craft for little fingers!
Educational Benefit: Great for fine motor development, fosters creativity and confidence. 
Pop-Up Basketball Game
Ages: 3+
$19.99
Key Feature: 2-in-1 active game that can be played indoor or outdoor.
Educational Benefit: Works on fine and gross motor skills and gets toddlers active.

MLB 2-in-1 Grow With Me Batting Tee
Ages: 3+
$39.99
Key Feature: This tee can be adjusted as your child grows and their skills improve.
Educational Benefit: Practice hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills.

Rescue Squad Ladder Truck and Police Cruiser
Ages: 3+
$29.99
Key Feature: Use the play power drill to build and watch it go!
Educational Benefit: Develops fine motor skills and encourages pretend play.

LOOG Mini Guitars
Ages: 3+
$79.99
Key Feature: Get your kids excited and interested in music with this miniature, working guitar!
Educational Benefit: The accompanying app teaches children how to play their guitar and read music. 
Space Marble Run Light & Sound - 60pc
Ages: 3+
$34.99
Key Feature: Download the Marble Genius app for extended instructions and challenges.
Educational Benefit: Promotes problem solving, following directions and interactive play.
Magna-Tiles Clear 100 pc Set
Ages: 3+
$124.99
Key Feature: Magna-Tiles are magnetic building system that can be built flat or 3D.
Educational Benefit: Learn geometric shapes, basic math concepts and problem solving. Promotes creative, free-play.
Mix or Match - Construction, Fire & Rescue
Ages: 3+
$29.99
Key Feature: Mix or match the pieces to create your very own vehicles. All Mix or Match sets are fully compatible.
Educational Benefit: Promotes problem solving skills and creative reasoning.
HoverQuad Mini RC - Red
Ages: 3+
$29.99
Key Feature: Your toddlers first remote control car!
Educational Benefit: Using the remote control helps develop fine motor skills. Teaches cause and effect.
Hey Clay - Animals
Ages: 3+
$29.99
Key Feature: Not-your-average clay! Non-toxic, wheat and gluten free. 
Educational Benefit: Experience interactive play with the accompanying app that brings your clay creations to life!
Mad Mattr - Teal
Ages: 3+
$12.99
Key Feature: Never dries out!
Educational Benefit: Encourages, creative free-play.
Heads Talk, Tails Walk
Ages: 3+
$14.99
Key Feature: Silly game that gets kids moving!
Educational Benefit: Helps learn how to follow directions and taking turns.
SloFlo Motion Magic
Ages: 3+
$5.99
Key Feature: ​SloFlo is an exciting new slow-motion molding compound.
Educational Benefit: Its unusual texture encourages cognitive development, sensory learning, and tactile exploration.
Magnetic Drawing Board
Ages: 3+
$21.99
Key Feature: Use the magnetic pen to draw and erase by wiping the pen down the Magnetic Drawing Board to release the magnets and start all over again.
Educational Benefit: Promotes creative, open play as well as being a great educational tool.
Squigz Starter Set
Ages: 3+
$25.99
Key Feature: "Gratifying fun for bathtub, walls, windows, school lockers, tabletops, desktops."
Educational Benefit: "Encourages creativity, fine motor skills, interaction, playful experimentation."
Pop-Up Shop
Ages: 3+
$149.99
Key Feature: Your very own grocery checkout line!
Educational Benefit: Encourages pretend play while practicing real world interactions.
Ezy Roller 
Ages: 4-14
$109.99
Key Feature: ​A fun way to get outside and get moving. It can be adjusted as your child grows.
Educational Benefit: Practice gross motor development.
Beginners Golf Play Set
Ages: 4​+
$29.99
Key Feature: "This innovative golf set is designed to help beginners practice getting into the swing of the game."
Educational Benefit: Practice gross motor development.
Action Soccer
Ages: 4​+
$29.99
Key Feature: "This innovative golf set is designed to help beginners practice getting into the swing of the game."
Educational Benefit: Practice gross motor development and coordination.
Princess Unicorn & Dino Explorer Carry Case
Ages: 4+
$16.99
Key Feature: "When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time!"
Educational Benefit: Promotes imaginative free play.
Coding Critters - Rumble & Bumble
Ages: 4+
$39.99
Key Feature: Screen-free coding games!
Educational Benefit: Encourages interest in  STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Yumology! Sweets Lab, Yuckology! Slime Lab
Ages: 4+
$19.99
Key Feature: ​Good, old-fashioned, messy fun!
Educational Benefit: Encourages interest in  STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Illustory
Ages: 4+
$29.99
Key Feature: One of our favorite gifts to give!
Educational Benefit: Express their creativity with their very own book.
Unicorn Purse
Ages: 4+
$18.99
Key Feature: Great first craft for little fingers!
Educational Benefit: Great for fine motor development, fosters creativity and confidence. 

Dear Boy

$17.99
Key Feature: Beautiful story and featured on The Today Show!
Educational Benefit: Encouragers confidence and healthy self-esteem.

Dear Girl

$17.99
Key Feature: ​Beautiful story and featured on The Today Show!
Educational Benefit: Encouragers confidence and healthy self-esteem.

Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs

$15.99
Key Feature: Silly story about dinosaurs working on a construction site.
Educational Benefit: Practices the alphabet.

The Zoo Is Closed Today

$16.99
Key Feature: "This charming tale, illustrated with humor and warmth, demonstrates the value of sweet friendship."
Educational Benefit

About the Author

Leah is the Cheif Marketing Officer at Toyology Toys since 2017. You can find her at the Toyology Toys offices in Royal Oak. She likes The Office, coffee in all forms and her cat, Poppy.