You've finally reached the year mark with your little one. A year that will have been full of milestones, discoveries and fun for you and your baby. It is great to look back and see what developmental firsts they achieved during these important 12 months.
By this point, your one-year-old is eager to learn and develop even more through play. Your 12-month-old will now understand most of what you say and will be able to anticipate your actions and words with visual cues (if you pick up their shoes, they might sit down ready for you to put them on). They have greatly improved their physical skills meaning they can swiftly move from one toy to another (creating unlimited mess!) and they love to mimic others, enhancing their social and emotional skills.
With this in mind, the best toys for your one-year-old are ones that continue to enhance physical development, coordination and walking. For cognitive development try fun musical or animal-themed toys to encourage independent play and learning.
13 educational toys for a 1-year-old:
These 1-year-old-friendly games and learning activities are great for enjoying together or for independent play. The easy-to-grasp padded handle makes it easy to carry the set from place to place - even for crawlers, scooters, and emerging walkers.
The key ring has a flip key just like real keys, but these are better as they have fun sounds and a light that activates when your baby presses the button. The smart phone with 15 features plays different sounds when the buttons are pressed and the remote features three different languages and fun sounds. Exploring toys with their hands and using their fingers to press buttons and manipulate toys is a fun way for your toddler to develop fine motor skills.
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