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Best Activity Toys For Toddlers And Kids

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  • December 9, 2020
  • MKB Team

Looking for the best activity toys for your toddler or your child? Look no further moms, we've got you covered with your list of Best Activity Toys!

Storytelling is the oldest form of activity passing knowledge to children. Fables play a key role to teach children about values and behaviour. Parenting lessons told in story form easily catch a child’s attention, enabling them to absorb and retain what they have heard. Introducing children to toys through a story or fable isn’t a bad idea. If you want to introduce your child to an activity toy, telling him/her the story of ‘The grasshopper and the ant’ will make your child more interested in the toy.

This fable narrates the story of a little ant who’s a hard worker during summer, building a home. While the ant is full of activity, the lazy grasshopper is singing in the sunshine. When winter comes, the ant has a home while the grasshopper regrets not working hard enough.  

By telling your child this short fable, you’ll reinforce the value of hard work and effort. Your child will learn the value of time and the importance of activity. But just as we have handpicked this fable, selecting the right activity toy is of paramount importance. Remember, not all toys are created equal! Here’s our selection of the best activity toys. 

 

  1. 1. Activity Mat - At The Supermarket

Introduce your child to shopping! Pick up some fruit and vegetables and put it in the shopping cart. Educate him/her about the supermarket activities. Introduce the child to groceries and other shopping products with this great activity mat. There are some cool poems on the flash cards that emphasise the learning further.  

Here’s how you play the game:

  • Fix and detach the cut-outs onto the mat.
  • Identify the name of the cut-out.
  • Sort the cut-outs and place them accordingly.
  • Match the cut-outs to the flash cards.

With this game you work on your child’s motor skills, hand-eye coordination, observation powers, sorting, picture-word association and visual memory. You also have a whole lot of fun!

 

  1. 2. Tidy Up - 

Cleanliness should be introduced at a very early age. If this can be achieved, the world would be a cleaner, greener and better place. This simple fun game lets parents explain the concept of tidying up to children and also teaches colours, observation, thinking, problem solving, categorisation and assuming responsibility. You can consider yourself good and proud parents if your child takes the responsibility of cleaning his/her mess. That’s a parenting milestone achieved. 

 

  1. 3. Big Activity Box - Wufiy

There are jacks aplenty in this box practicing their different trades. This activity box is perfection personified and kids who are eighteen months and up love this because they can indulge in everything parents tell them not to. Why, they can play with switches, plugs, bells, buttons and latches for hours on end, which is a dream come true. But no worries as these are real yet dummies. The good news is that the child is kept away from the real gadgets and appliances like switches, pads and mobiles. Apart from enhancing fine and gross motor skills, cognitive skills, problem-solving skills, resilience, and manual dexterity, this box also teaches colours, shapes, and alphabets. The high-quality wood used makes it safe for play and although it burns a small hole in the pocket, it’s worth the price. 

 

  1. 4. The Snail and the Whale Magnetic Book -

The bestselling story is now available in an attractive special mini addition. Turn your little ones into explorers of the world and the seas with The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book! 

The little ones will delight in more than eighty Snail and the Whale magnets and the fun activities on offer like Match the Shadows and Mixed-up Beasts. Have a whale of a time!

 

  1. 5. Peg Board -

We all remember peg boards from our childhood days, don’t we? But what’s wonderful about this one is that it is a traditional maths teacher using a jigsaw puzzle and that both kids and adults can enjoy playing. This puzzle toy not only helps in boosting the intelligence level of a child but can act as a great stress buster for working parents. Not to mention that it helps the elderly preserve their memory cells. Now, that’s one cool activity toy for the entire family!

 

  1. 6. Scrunchies - Toiing

The Scrunchies package of 60 pieces with accessories encourages children to make designs. There’s a design booklet that’s thrown in to sharpen creative skills by offering more designs to create. To play, join the Scrunchies through their bristles by pressing them together. To dismantle, pull them apart. Simple!

This sharpens creative minds with craft activity, teaches pretend-play and builds motor skills. 

 

  1. 7. Wonder Forge Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Part -

Create mini-cupcakes that melt in your mouth in time for the party!

This one is enchanting enough to make you reminisce about your first cupcake party. There are 10 Enchanted Cupcakes, 30 Cupcake Cards, 10 Tiles, 1 Sand Timer, and a Game Rules Manual with this game. Children learn how to collaborate as a team while playing together, also picking up physical dexterity and turn-taking. Its creative and social play at its very best! Children follow the recipe cards to pick the perfect fancy liner, frosting, and topper. You're invited to a cupcake party with your favourite princesses. This toy is a piece of cake in every sense. 

Share your pick if you think we’ve missed out a really cool activity toy that deserves to be on this list. We’ll be happy to hear from you. Write in!

SuperMom Tanvi has a list of some amazing activity toys that are going to entertain your toddler and keep you absolutely sane (Well let’s be honest, kids can really drive you crazy!). So watch this video as SuperMom Tanvi puts down the best activity toys for your Lil’ cupcake.

 

 

People also ask:

Are activity toys good for toddlers?

Yes. They enhance a child's development; foster fine motor and gross motor skills that s/he can build on.

Should activity toys for boys and girls be different?

Toys don’t have a gender. They are all gender neutral.

What do toddlers learn from sensory activities?

Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.

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