Best Gift Ideas for Toddlers (Toys for 1 year olds)

Best Gift Ideas for Toddlers (Toys for 1 year olds)

Best Gift Ideas for Toddlers (Toys for 1 year olds)

Our list of top toys for 1 year olds has been carefully selected by our chief toy expert Ruth (primary school teacher, and mother to two infants). Therefore, our selection of toys are guaranteed to deliver top marks for both fun and educational value. We also keep an eye on the top toy trends and toy awards, making sure only the very best toys make it onto our shelves. Ruth and her toy testers rate each toy across a range of development skills. These skills include;  motor skills, literacy and numeracy, and social and emotional (role-playing,turn-taking) skills.

Our Top Toys for 1 year olds


Dimpl Duo

Price:  €25.95

Dimpl Duo is an addictively fun fidget toy for toddlers (and older kids). A perfect for on the go (no loose pieces to lose). It’s a great sensory toy, that promotes sensory exploration, tactile learning, and shape learning and colour learning.  The buttons feel super soft and rubbery, and promote finger isolation and strength as kids push them back and forth and feel them pop. Dimpl duo is also a great way to teach cause and effect, and encourage active play and concentration.

My first Animal Train

Price:  €37.95

SmartMax my first Farm Animals is great safe, fun introduction to magnetic toys. This set encourages kids to use two hands together and helps develop hand eye coordination, fine motor skills and matching skills. Children will have great fun mixing and matching the animal to make crazy combinations

SmartMax my First animal train also develops problem-solving and concentration as a child tries to connect the correct pieces together. But kids won’t be too bothered with any of that they will simply be having a great fun time playing this toy.

Spike the Fine Motor Skills Hedgehog

Price:  €22.95

There is a reason this cute hedgehog consistantly tops best seller and must have toy lists for toddler toys. Not only will he help to develop fine motor skillscolour recognition and counting skills parents will love it because its easily tidied and stored as the quills are cleverly stored inside the back so you won’t lose pieces!

Ages 18 months+


Other Great Toys for 1 Year Olds

Pip Squigz Loops
Farm Animals Peg Puzzle

All of the above are available online at Cogs the Brain Shop.

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