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13 brilliant Easter toys to boost baby and toddler development

13 brilliant Easter toys to boost baby and toddler development

Easter is a time that simply screams CHOCOLATE and you don't have to miss out if you're vegan or dairy free. But, if you don’t want a toddler tantrum on your hands it may be wise to limit their intake of the sugary stuff.

Not overdosing on chocolate eggs doesn't mean your kids can't have lots of fun. You can organise an egg-huntget creative and crafty or go on a day trip.

Best of all, check out our fabulous selection of alternative Easter gifts. They should help keep your little ones amused over the bank holiday weekend and beyond! They are even educational but let’s keep that bit between us.

13 Easter toys for babies and toddlers:

This beautiful play set is based on Mr McGregor's garden. It encourages imaginative play, comes with plenty of different elements for little hands to grasp and features all of our favourite characters to play with. It is sure to keep your kids entertained for hours. Suitable from three years old.

This simple card game encourages observational and memory skills while introducing very young children to the concept of turn-taking. It has large, wipe-clean cards for messy little hands. Suitable from 18 months.

This Miffy ring rattle is made from super soft plush and has an adorable bunny head on top, with a cable knit cover on the rattle so it's soft yet textured against baby's hands, finished with a tie on the bottom. Perfect for newborns to keep them stimulated. Suitable from birth.

This fun pull-along wooden toy is made from durable wood and water-based paint. It encourages your toddler’s motor skills as they start to pull it by themselves. Suitable from 12 months. 

This is a twist on the traditional shape sorter, with the added joy of a cheeky squeak from the chirpy chicks. It improves manual dexterity and promotes recognition of colours and shapes. Suitable from six months.

Who is the Easter Bunny, and what is his story? This eggstra-special book reveals all and would make the perfect gift altnernative to chocolate this Easter. Featuring your little one’s name on every page and across 10 beautiful illustrations, ‘The Easter Bunny Story’ is a charmingly designed rhyming book that will help to encourage a love of reading. Suitable from birth.

This cuddly sheep comes with different textures, crinkles and a rattle plus features including knotted legs and a bead tail for your baby to discover. The contrast in patterns and colours help stimulate their vision too. Suitable from birth. 

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Catriona originally joined the team as an Editorial Assistant to work on the 2019 M&B Awards. As a Digital Writer, she has written and updated hundreds of articles on the site from medical explainers to celebs news and shopping galleries.

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