With more than enough energy to spare, one-year-olds are at the stage where all they want to do is ignite muscle activity as much as possible. Whether it’s with engaging movements such as opening and closing, pushing and pulling, or simply walking around, these tiny tots are always up and about.
With that said, here are our 15 top toys to consider getting your one-year-old prince or princess to help channel all that excited energy. This list features toys that encourage walking, hand coordination, and sensory cues in that order. Let’s get to it!
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- Kinderfeets Cargo Walker
The Kinderfeets Cargo Walker doubles as an ambulatory aid and storage hub. Handmade with scratch-free materials like Birchwood and rubber, the Kinderfeets walker is both kids and impact friendly. Summarily, if you want your child getting up on their feet more often or need a tool to encourage them to pick up after themselves, getting them the Kinderfeets Cargo Walker is the way to go. For more wood and friendly-material based options, visit Knock On Wood Toys.
- Wheely Bug Small Bee Ride-on
With its aesthetic bee-like design, the Wheely Bug Small Bee Ride-on would leave your child buzzing around with joy. The Wheely Bug Ride-on features a soft-padded seat and four wheels that move in all directions: forward, backward, sideways, or full-on 360. With this creative ride-on, your little one would be beaming with gladness.
- Wishbone Bike RE2
Another great option to encourage your child’s ambulation is the Wishbone Bike RE2. Made with recycled waste plastic, the Wishbone bike is multidimensional and can triple as a tricycle, bicycle, or balance bike. All in all, if you wish to help your little one through their walking stages, and improve their sense of balance, the Wishbone Bike RE2 is your best bet.
- Plan Toys Baby Walker
If you’re looking for ways to encourage your child to walk more, the Plan Toys Baby Walker is a handy way to get them started. Not only does this walker feature a handle adjustable to the height of your child, but with friction control on the rear wheels, you can loosen or tighten the tires, making it adaptable to your child’s development through the walking stages. Additionally, the walker comes with various blocks of various colors, shapes, and sizes to add for more fun and entertainment.
- Done by Deer Croco Pull-along Sorting Box
This toy fosters both ambulation and hand coordination. As stated in the name, the Done by Deer Croco doubles as a pull-along and sorting box. With a long rope attached to its front and a shape-sorting puzzle game perched on its back, the Done by Deer Croco Pull-along Sorting Box encourages your child to either sit down and fit in the shapes or pull-along their reptilian companion.
Hand coordination Toys
- Learning Resources Learn-A-Lot Avocadoes
Watch your child pull out, put in, and spin around the different components of this fun toy. The Learning Resources Learn-A-Lot Avocadoes features a tiny board with four hollows to house half sliced avocadoes. Each avocado pit has a face displaying a range of emotions depending on what direction you roll the ball. All in all, when it comes to improving fine motor skills and teaching different kinds of emotions, these Learn-A-Lot Avocadoes pack a punch.
- Wooden Story Rainbow Blocks
If you wish to encourage your child’s constructive creativity, the Wooden Story Rainbow Blocks have got you covered. These Polish-wooden blocks come in a drawstring calico bag and include blocks of different shapes, colors, and sizes. With multiple tools at their disposal, the Wooden Story Rainbow Blocks encourages your child’s sense of creativity and imagination.
- Play Dinos Toy Puzzle
The Play Dinos Toy Puzzle is a simple, creative outlet for your kin’s inner paleontologist. It includes a puzzle board designed to house three brightly-colored miniature dinosaurs. The set improves problem-solving abilities while encouraging hand coordination. Bonus, the dinos doubles as individual toys and are perfect for playtime on their own.
- Easi-Grip Pebble Crayons
Crafted in a pointed oval shape design, the Easi-Grip Pebble Crayons improve fine motor skills specifically by perfecting the pincer-grip. Additionally, their rainbow-colored hues are sure to awaken your ward’s inner Da Vinci.
- Melissa & Doug First Play Roll and Ring Ramp Tower
With its colorful design and engaging musical elements, the Melissa & Doug Ramp Tower would most definitely have your little one coming back for more. This toy features two wooden toy cars and a large tower with a zig-zag wooden ramp that travels from top to bottom. Watch your child’s delight as they drop the wooden cars on the top of the ramp, and giggle in awe as it zooms, zips, and rolls down the tracks, and rewards their effort with a congratulatory melody after each race.
- EverEarth Flip Triangle Music Set
Rouse your child’s visual and auditory cues with this remarkable music set. The EverEarth Flip Triangle Music Set features brightly-colored spinners, mallets, drums, glockenspiel, and a xylophone, and what’s more, is you can flip it on either side! The set lets out different sounds with each tap, twist, or turn of its elements. Your child is sure to have a wonderful sensory experience with this set.
- Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity City
The Manhattan Toy Company did a great job at infusing visual-engaging qualities to this toy. Designed in the shape of a tree and divided into six unique parts, this Toy Tree Top features different animal-themed gliders and bead runs to have your little one gazing in awe.
- Lalabloom Beads and Accessories
With multiple awards and features, the Lalabloom Beads and Accessories set remains one of the top best toys for children. With its vibrant collection of unique items, it’s no wonder why. The Lalabloom Beads and Accessories features a set of 24 interlacing beads and accessories that come in different shapes, textures, colors, and sizes. The collection takes on the Montessori learning approach by engaging your child’s appreciation of textures and visual stimulation.
- Baby Einstein Magic Touch Ukulele
Awaken the inner Rockstar in your kin with the Magic Touch Ukulele. Like all other classic stringed instruments, the Baby Einstein Magic Touch Ukulele improves hand-eye coordination and doubles in improving sensory cues. With each tap, pull, or stroke, the Ukulele rewards your little ones’ ears and eyes with serene musical sounds and colorful lights respectively.
- Hape Pound & Tap Bench
With a tiny hammer and xylophone board with a circle perched on the top, the Hape Pound & Tap Bench offers a delightful experience for any child. Watch your child beam as they hammer-tap the balls out of their holes and get rewarded with musical tones as the balls slide down the xylophone ramp.
Toys make excellent tools or outlets for creative energy. With these options, you would be doing a great deal in helping your little one grow and learn in their first year. Always remember to have someone supervise during playtime when they’re handling toys with tiny parts, and don’t forget to awaken your inner child and have fun with them as well.