Best Toys For 1 Year Old

Best Toys For 1 Year Old. Finding the best toys for a one year old can be hard. You want a toy that will last long and grow with the child but also a toy that they will actually like. Check out the BEST and affordable gift guide for toddlers whether it is a gift for a holiday, birthday or a “just because.”

You want to get that perfect gift for the 1 year old in your life but searching through all of the options you feel lost! We have the best toys for 1 year old that they are going to love! What makes a great toy for a year old baby?

What Makes a Great Gift Idea for a One Year Old?

how to find a 1 year old toy

  • Toys that promote fine motor skills
  • Toys that promote gross motor skills
  • A toy that promotes pretend play
  • Outdoor Toys- promotes your child to get outside and play!
  • Green Toys- toys that have been made with recyclable materials.
  • Toys that will grow with your child as they get over
  • Unique toys that inspire creativity and imagination.

Speak and Learn Puppy

Bailey the speaking dog

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Meet Bailey from LeapFrog. This interactive speak and learn puppy is a perfect gift for a year old. One year old boys and one year old girls alike will love the talk back feature that helps develop conversation. Bailey also singing songs and has activities. Your child will have numbers, animals, feelings and letters introduced. Your baby can also learn conversation, work on their speaking, vocabulary, letter sounds and counting.

This is not just a gift that will bring hours of enjoyment to your one year old, it is also a toy that will teach your kids and grow with your children well into toddlerhood. This is a perfect gift for pretend play and learning!

Count and Win Sports Center

Shoot, Score and Learn!

3 in 1 sports center for toddlers

Do you think your one year old could be a sports star? They can now with the Count and Win Sports Center. This one year old gift is perfect for the little one in your life.

One year olds can work on their gross motor skills. Your little sports star will learn how to kick a soccer ball or play basketball. The basketball net has an adjustable height. The toy also teaches and features with its smart responses and positive affirmations.

Your child will also find tune their fine motor skills. There is a place to turn gears and a really neat slide trophy. The design is clean, crisp and easy to manage in any room!

Your toddler will love this fine motor and gross motor skills friendly toy!

Board Books from Fat Brain

Fat Brain has amazing toys but we love their selection of board books. Each book board engages your child and many of them have STEM lessons for your child to excel in. We love Fat Brain board books and so will that special on year old in your life.

Helping Heroes Fire Station

Rated by our viewers as one of their favorite toys for one year olds, the Helping Heroes Fire Station is that perfect toy that grows with you. Complete with a fire truck with 180 plus songs, melodies, sounds and phrases for your child to love. Your baby can play with the two fun fire fighters and also take advantage of the mini helicopter. This toy has it all. Imagination, problems solving, pretend play, fine motor skills and of course, music! From VTECH, this toy will be fun for years to come!

Explore and Crawl Elephant- Best Toys For 1 Year Old

Elephant stuffed animal

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Whether your one year old is crawling around or just learning how to walk, this adorable elephant’s two big ears flip flop which provides your child with hours of laughter and fun. This interactive blue elephant encourages crawling and happy tunes with over 45 songs, tunes and melodies.  It also teaches colors, numbers, daily life skills and gross motor skills which is great for babies.  From VTECH, this adorable elephant will be a great toy for those formative years.

Ultimate Corkscrew Tower

car towers for 1 year olds


From VTECH, this ultimate corkscrew tower brings playing with cars to a whole new level! Your one year old will love the 5 spiral levels that encourage their fine motor skills. Your child will love the pretend play, cause and effect and music as well. It encourages your one year old to think critically and understand speeds of their little cars. The car has an interactive windshield and also acts as an action button. A great toy for your one year old that they will love for years to come.


100 Animals Book

It’s time to learn your animals! For children one and up, the 100 Animals Book is available in both French and English. Your child will simply touch the pictures to hear the animal’s names and fun facts and sounds. A light up star button plays three fun and interactive songs! We love that your child will learn animal’s names, habitats and sounds in both French and English. Start your child off early with this fun VTECH toy.


Green Toys Car Carrier

We love the double- decker Green Toys Car Carrier which features two fun working ramps and space for three Mini Cars. There are no small parts and this toy is great to take indoors or outdoors! It encourages fine motor skills development and imaginative play. The trailer is detachable and there the three brightly colored mini cars are appealing to children! We love this toy for your one year old.



Green Toys Recycling Truck

If your child is as passionate about recycling trucks as ours are, your one year old is going to love the Green Toys Recycling Truck! Let your child use creative play to imitate those recycle collectors who keep our communities clean and green. Raise the eco conscious child with these fun and interactive toy. There are no metal axels or small parts with this design! This toy encourages fine motor skills for your one year old.

EBBA Noah’s Ark Baby Talk Activity Set

We love this small ark with the adorable animals. When you squeeze the elephant it “trumpets”, the lion “roars” and the zebra is a squeaker. The giraffe rattles when shaken. This adorable set has a Velcro latch to contain all of the animals so it is no stress and easy play for your little ones. An adorable toy for the holidays or a birthday.


Children 3 in 1 Play Tent, Kids Playhouse and Play Tunnel and Ball Pit

Your child will have hours of fun in this 3 in 1 Play Tent. Your one year old can work on their gross motor skills by crawling through the tunnel, throwing and shooting balls. This is so much fun and a great sport for kids. It contains your child and their toys and is perfect for a basement or outdoor play. Let your one year old search and explore as they discover their favorite toys throughout the ten.

The Best Toys for One Year Old

The best toys for one year olds will teach fine motor skills, gross motor skills, encourage creative play, encourage imagination, have educational content and encourage musical enjoyment. These toys are affordable, friendly for one year olds and guaranteed to grow with your child. Most of all they are a lot of fun!

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