15 of the Best Toys for 1-Year-Olds
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There’s something so magical about a 1-year-old. No longer babies but not yet toddlers, this age group is an especially fun stage, as we watch them learn something new about themselves and the world around them every day. With many children reaching milestones such as their first words, the “cruising” stage, and discovering their favorite toys, it’s also one of the most developmentally fruitful times of a child’s life. This makes getting the right toys for your tot a must. The best toys for 1-year-olds are stimulating in more ways than one: They’re much more interactive than baby toys, promote things like linguistic and motor skill development, and do a lot to attract the senses.
As each child reaches specific milestones at different stages, having a wide array of toys at your disposal is essential. We rounded up 15 of the best toys for 1-year-olds, from classics you may remember from your own childhood to the latest and greatest contemporary picks. Either way, these toys are bound to be a hit with your little one. The best part? Many of these toys will last well beyond one!
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