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Best Toys for 1 Year Old Boy

Updated on November 13, 2014
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Looking for Great Toys for a 1 Year Old Boy?

If you're looking for best toys for a 1 year old boy, you can find many great ones here. When it comes to choosing toys for one year olds, we need to remember about three major things. First of all, any gifts given to a one year old must be safe for him, period. Second thing is that the toy should be fun, otherwise the little man will lose interest in it after a half an hour, or even less. The third thing, that some parents think is the most important one, is that the toy should stimulate development of the child in a given area. Maybe it'll be a certain skill, or a larger group of related skills, it's up to you.

Safety of the child should be your priority, that's why you should be certain that the toy you'd like to buy for the little one is safe for him. Thankfully most manufacturers that produce toys for kids make sure they're safe, but you should make sure it's safe either way. When it comes to toys, toddlers don't think whether certain toy is helping them in their development, or not. The only thing that's important to them is that they're having a blast. That's why you should choose toys that are both educational and give tons of fun. It's the easiest and fastest way for a little kid to learn anything. as a matter of fact, adults learn fastest in similar circumstances, but that's another story.

Little People Lil' Movers Airplane

Little People Lil' Movers Airplane
Little People Lil' Movers Airplane

Little People Lil' Movers Airplane is one of the most popular toys for toddlers. It's a 12 inches long and 8 inches wide plastic plane that features a pilot, two passengers (Mia and Roberto) and a piece of luggage. Its wheels are working (they make passengers and the pilot go up and down when the wheels are spinning) and it has a handle that allows toddlers (or their parents) to pretend the airplane is really flying. It sings a song, plays airplane sounds and flight attendant commentary. It also has flashing lights.

Inexpensive and durable toy for a young one. It doesn't have a ton of features, but toys for younger kids don't necessarily need them.

Brilliant Basics Corn Popper Push Toy

Brilliant Basics Corn Popper Push Toy
Brilliant Basics Corn Popper Push Toy

Corn Popper Push Toy is one of the most popular push and pull toys for young children. It's both simple and amazing. It's extremely easy to use for the child - when it's pushed or pulled on the ground, balls inside the clear dome pop and create exciting sounds.

When the child learns about this cause and effect reletionship (when the child pushes or pulls the toy, it makes sounds), he's encouraged to move around with it. That results in development of motor skills, coordination, balance and, of course, a ton of great fun for the little one. The sound that the Corn Popper Push Toy creates isn't very loud and annoying, so it's a win-win for both the little boy and his parents.

My Pal Scout

My Pal Scout
My Pal Scout

My Pal Scout is an interactive stuffed animal that can be customized for the child. By "customized" I mean that you can upload the child's name, favorite things or some songs from an online list when you connect the toy to a computer (internet connection is required). By doing that the toy can become very special for the little one, since it's talking to him using his own name and plays some songs of his own choice.

This toy offers a lot with online customization and can be of great help for the little one when learning new things. If you're not sure, check out some customer reviews.

Play 'n Go Table

Play 'n Go Table
Play 'n Go Table

Lego and Lego Duplo aren't a great fit for a one year old boy, but you can choose Play 'n Go Table as the first building set for the child. It features 20 big, colorful blocks, fold & go table (where you can store the blocks as well), stickers, a figurine and a car. That's good enough for starters and younger boys.

When your boy will develop his building skills (that stimulates his imagination quite a lot!), he'll probably need more blocks. Then it's probably time for you to buy a 200-piece set of additional blocks, which will give the young man so much more possibilities. Of course you don't have to buy the table (it's not required) and buy the 200-piece set right away, which is a great choice as well.

Learn & Groove Musical Table

Learn & Groove⢠Musical Table
Learn & Groove⢠Musical Table

This Musical Table is a bilingual (English and Spanish) interactive activity table from LeapFrog. It helps the child learn about the most important things such as: letters, colors, shapes, simple counting and a few more. It also features more than 40 songs and melodies to keep the child entertained. It features detachable legs, so the child can either stand or sit and play with it. What's also great is that kids aged 2-5 also like to play with it, so it's a great choice if the little boy has older siblings.

Little People Animal Sounds Farm

Little People Animal Sounds Farm
Little People Animal Sounds Farm

Little People Animal Sounds Farm is a playset that includes: farmer Jed, a cow, a sheep, a horse, a pig and of course the farm itself. There are several sounds, so the little one can learn a little about animal sounds. If the little boy seems to be (it's rather difficult to know whether a 1 year old is really into something or not) an animal lover, this play set is a great choice.

Little People Wheelies Stow 'n Tow Garage

Little People Wheelies Stow 'n Tow Garage
Little People Wheelies Stow 'n Tow Garage

Wheelies Stow 'n Tow Garage is the two-story garage where Wheelies vehicles go when they need cleaned up, fueled up or repaired. The garage is well equipped - it features a vehicle turntable, a car wash, 2 open and close doors, a ramp and a gas pump. Please note that the garage can store up to 15 Wheelies vehicles and they are sold separately (you can easily find them in the "Frequently Bought Together" section).

If you're looking for a toy that doesn't have any lights and doesn't play any music/sounds (that's quite rare for toys for toddlers), it's the one you're looking for.

Deluxe Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy

Deluxe Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy
Deluxe Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy

Deluxe Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy is a push toy that helps and encourages children to learn to walk. It's a brightly colored toy made of wood. To encourage the child to push it, it maes sounds when pushed. Similarly to most push & pull toys, it helps the child develop motor skills as well as understand the basic cause and effect relationship. Great choice for boys who just start to walk.

Ride On Toys

Choosing ride-on toys for a one year old boys is a great idea - they really help in developing motor skills and many of those toys teach the little one about other things (e.g. colors and shapes) as well. To check out great ride-on toys visit this article.

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