In this guide we’ll take a look at the best toys for 1 year olds.
We’ve compared design, features, build quality and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

What Are The Best Toys For 1 Year Olds?

The LeapFrog Lettersaurus helps the little ones learn names, sounds, colours and music. Simply press the 26 colourful letter buttons on his back to hear great tunes, or press his head to sing along to the alphabet song.

My First Railway will help develop your child’s fine motor skills and logical thinking. Make it into a circle or design your own layout! This set contains 8 curved tracks, ramps, train engines, 3 wagons and a fabric house to drive through.

This Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart has a magic scooper that recognises ice creams and toppings, and 20 playing pieces for your 1 year old to enjoy. Great for learning colours, numbers and sequences, as well as developing their memory.

This Activity Centre is crammed full of fun activities to help kids learn about shapes, objects and colours by matching identical pieces. It features 5 activities in 1, and has no detachable parts meaning there’s no choking hazard.

Toys play a huge role in a child’s development, and this musical table aims to promote rhythm and music – as well as distracting your 1 year old for an hour or two! It’s also great for hand eye coordination, encouraging listening ability and developing motor skills.

This activity chair has over 50 sing-along songs, tunes and phrases. It includes Smart Stages technology, which means the content changes as your child learns and develops. There are 3 levels of play to suit age and ability. 

Filled to the brim with furniture accessories and cute Peppa Pig characters, this house is the perfect playset for Peppa Pig fans! It’s brightly coloured and filled with realistic touches, including a fridge door that opens and a full length mirror!

This George Pig toy is another for Peppa Pig fans. It snorts and plays music from the TV show and comes with a Peek a Boo mirror! It also has textures, squeakers and crinkle sounds to keep your one year old entertained and engage their imagination.

This large Playmobil zoo is packed full of animals. It has 123 figures, including a zoo keeper who can feed the animals from his trailer and zoo visitors to watch! It also comes with 9 assorted farm animals with accessories.

One year olds will love this easy to build LEGO set, and it can even help develop their fine motor skills. The specially decorated bricks will help teach your toddler all about life on a farm! Animals include a sheep,cow and chicken.

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This Play ‘n Go Table will have your child distracted for hours, building an unlimited combination of structures. Enjoy a range of bright pieces including blocks, bridges, cars and figures. The 3 in 1 construction means there’s a variety of ways to play.

This Baby Walker contains a whopping 36 high quality wooden blocks, each one painted in great  detail. The little cart is easy to manoeuvre making it perfect for kids that are learning to walk. Putting the blocks away is a fun challenge!

Toddlers will love placing vehicles at the top and watching them zoom down the spiral ramps to the bottom. This playset can change from a sit-at roadway to a stand-up mountain skyway, with just a little help from an adult!

This little tricycle comes in a choice of blue or red, and has a rotating seat for maximum comfort. The rubber tyres are grippy, and the back wheel double brakes provide extra safety, as well as a 3 point seat belt and parents’ handle bar.

Get your kids active with this Junior Activity Gym. It’s packed with crawl holes for climbing and scrambling, and is suitable for indoor or outdoor play. This can accomodate 3 kids at once and comes with a fun, bright red slide.

The Scramblebug Beetle is compact, safe, reliable and durable. It has 4 caster wheels for good stability, grippy handlebars and can move easily in all directions. It’s a unique way to travel for one year olds, and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Take the law into your own hands with this Patrol Car. This has a removable floor and a handle on the back so a parent can push, as well as a high seat back and extra room for storage. The ignition switch and gas cap are added realistic details.

Sunny days in the garden just got better with this play set. This works as a sand pit, paddling ball or ball pit, and the second pool can be used as a lid when not in use. It’s the perfect size for toddlers and has good grip.

Finger paint without the mess with this Crayola finger paint set. This includes 12 tubes of finger paint in a range of colours, and all paint is both washable and non-toxic making clean up easy. Parents can breathe a sigh of relief!

Parents will love this Aquadoodle mat almost as much as children! It’s mess free, with the water filled pen revealing colours and shapes. As the picture dries, it’ll magically fade away. The bright pictures around the side will inspire child creativity!

The Vtech Toot Drivers Garage has 3 floors of pretend play and 4 electronic locations for extra interaction. There are also 9 SmartPoint locations that can be used with all SmartPoint vehicles. Plus it plays songs, and phrases with sound effects!

This Playtime Bus teaches phonic sounds, letter names and numbers. It has 26 raised letter buttons to help your child learn and develop their ABCs. it also has fun character buttons, a destination selector and colour buttons all packed into one cute bus!

This iconic American Benji Bus has removable passengers which can be sorted by colours and numbers, as well as a removable roof. Children can learn about different modes of transport and problem solving, while having fun!

The Nattou Cappuccino adorable donkey rocker is perfect for 1 year olds. It has a seat with a safety harness so parents can relax, and wooden handles to hold onto. The base has stoppers to prevent it from toppling and it’s easy to clean.

Sula and Bing are best friends, interacting in different ways depending on whether they are apart or holding hands. They can recognise when the other is talking, and say over 100 phrases to each other, as well as singing the catchy Rainbow Song.

Help the little ones sleep with this glowing soft toy. This sings a gentle lullaby to soothe 1 year olds, and Makka Pakka’s tummy softly glows in different colours to relax them. The soft textured fabric is great for cuddles.

Everyone’s favourite colourful elephant Elmer is the perfect soft toy for 1 year olds. She is soft and springy, made from bright and bold colours to help with colour recognition. She comes complete with her distinctive long trunk and large ears.

This realistic looking large Cheetah is soft and cuddly. It comes with a fact tag to teach your child all about the cheetah’s behaviour, habitat and diet. This cheetah is beautifully crafted, easy to clean and 45 cm in length.

Bucky Turtle helps toddlers develop their fine motor skills, cognitive learning, hand eye coordination and problem solving. It’s decorated with numbers and shapes to help engage 1 year olds early on with maths, counting and colour recognition.



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