Easter toys to boost baby and toddler development

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by Catriona Watson |

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.

Easter toys for babies and toddlers:

Hide And Squeak Eggs

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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.

Bunny Boo

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Bunny Boo is a fantastic and fun introduction to concepts such as above/below, inside/outside, visible/hidden, etc.
Is the rabbit looking through the round hole or through the star-shaped one? Is it standing on top of the yellow, the red or the blue block? Match the blocks with the cards to solve the puzzle!
Playing Bunny Boo stimulates the following cognitive skills: Concentration, Language, Logic, Problem Solving, Spatial Insight.

Orange Tree Toys Peter Rabbit Play Set

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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.

Meadow animal stacker

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Classic stacking toys are always a sweet addition to any nursery or play room. This Meadow Animal Stacker from JoJo Maman will introduce your little one to the joys of shape sorting and putting the pieces together to build the adorable sheep, chick and bunny animals. The stacker comes with three poles, making it easy to fit each piece on without them tumbling down.

Lamaze Hatching Henry 

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Play peek-a-boo with Hatching Henry! Lift the fabric tab on the colourful shell to reveal Henry’s face and activate one of 5 fun sounds. Lift it 50 times to hear a new special sound. 
With multiple textures, contrast patterns, and surprise crinkles, this adorable baby chick invites baby to explore, stimulating all the senses. The contrast in patterns and colours help stimulate their vision too. Suitable from birth.

Ladybird Baby Touch: Happy Easter!

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This adorable touch-and-feel book is perfect for sharing with little ones at Easter!

With simple text, bright illustrations and an exciting touch-and-feel on every double page, this gorgeous board book helps to engage your baby's senses while gently introducing them to Easter.

Le Toy Van 'Chicky Chick'

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A wooden egg cup, made of solid rubberwood with hand stitched felt wings, complete with a wooden egg with magnetic top, two hand painted solid rubberwood 'soldiers' and a painted wooden spoon - the perfect breakfast! This 6 piece set full of fun is a great addition to the Honeybake role play collection.

Hunny Bunny stacker

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This wonderfully colourful stacker is the perfect toy for little ones 9 months and above, with captivating stacker rings that are beautifully designed with bold patterns and block colours. The handles on the rings are very easy to grab and play with, and the base ring contains swirling beads to excite your child whilst they play. This fascinating toy is also accompanied by a friendly bunny character, which can develop baby’s emotional intelligence, motor skills and cognitive development. This toy is perfect for teaching sorting skills, allowing little ones to differentiate between colours and sizes by learning problem solving skills. The Hunny bunny stacker toy is the perfect way to engage your baby’s mind.

Orchard Toys Egg Surprise

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A fun, Easter-themed counting game which is the perfect sugar free alternative to an Easter Egg, that can be enjoyed all year round! Spin the carrot pointer and choose a bunny card showing the same number of spots as the number on your spinner. Turn over the card which will show 0,1,2, or 3 eggs on it – the more eggs the better! The winner is the player with the most eggs at the end of the game. Helps to develop counting skills and is suitable for ages 3-6.

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