Here are the best Christmas toys for toddlers 2018. These toys for toddlers are designed to help your child develop skills while they have fun!

It’s no secret that Walmart Canada has Christmas toys for kids of all ages and stages. Our best toys for toddlers guide offers gift ideas that will help you choose the best toys for your toddler. Christmas is the perfect time to set your little one up for a year of learning, movement and play.

Just think of the treasures your toddler might find under the Christmas tree this holiday season! These best toys for toddlers will help keep your little preschooler busy as they learn about shapes, colours, textures and more. It’s where fun meets imaginative play.

Table of Contents:

  1. What are good toys for toddlers under the age of 2?
  2. What are good toys for 2 year olds?
  3. What are good learning toys for toddlers around the age of 3?

What are good toys for toddlers under the age of 2?

There are tons of toys for toddlers on the market, but which ones are right for your little one? Let’s take a look at some of the great finds designed for toddlers under the age of 2.

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Puppy

This Laugh & Learn interactive plush toy is a toddler favourite for learning while having fun! This puppy’s got Smart Stages technology that changes the learning content as your little one grows. Every child develops at their own pace. Smart Stages technology gives you the ability to select the stage that’s best for your toddler. There are a variety of developmentally appropriate songs, phrases and sounds within three levels of play. This toddler toy is designed to help develop sensory and fine motor skills as your child grows through the toddler stages. Intended for ages 12 months and over.


VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

Toddlers can learn and play every day with this bright and colourful activity cube by VTech. Featuring five sides to explore, this interactive play cube is designed to attract a toddler’s attention. This Busy Learners Activity Cube encourages imaginative play with music, light-up buttons, colours and more. Shape and animal buttons introduce animal names, animal sounds and shapes. Musical instrument buttons introduce instrument names, sounds and colours. Sliding, spinning blocks help to promote interaction and fine motor skill development. Parent-friendly features include volume control for quieter play, durable design and automatic shut off. Intended for ages 12 months and over.


Little Tikes Go & Grow Lil’ Rollin Giraffe

Your toddler’s first ride on this Little Tikes riding toy can help promote gross motor skills, active play and balance. The friendly face helps little ones feel secure and the foot-to-floor format is designed to make it easy for toddlers to ride. This riding toy features an adjustable seat and a wide front-wheel base to help with balance. The oversized back wheel provides added stability and includes a wheel guard for safety. Intended for ages 12 months and up.


Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo

This beloved Sesame Street character made babycenter’s 2018 Moms’ Picks: Best Toddler Toys! Little ones will love this iconic 90’s toy by Playskool that has been redesigned for today’s generation. Toddlers can press Tickle Me Elmo’s tummy or squeeze his feet to hear his contagious giggle. The more he moves and shakes, the harder he laughs! Little ones will giggle along when they hear Elmo’s funny sayings and laughing sounds! Intended for ages 18 months and older.


Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Servin’ up Fun Food Truck

You’ll wish you were a kid again when you see this Fisher-Price fun food truck for toddlers! Toddlers can get set to prep and serve fun food in the food prep area of the truck-based kitchen. It comes equipped with a sink, light-up grill and service bell. When they are ready to hit the road, the dashboard features a steering wheel, clicker key and gear shifter. There’s even a cash register that reads all four menu cards. Talk about meals on wheels! Intended for ages 18 months and over.


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What are good toys for 2 year olds?

As your toddler grows, so does their need for toys that can help them along their learning trajectory. Here are some great ideas for toddler toys that are meant for children who have two feet firmly planted in the toddler years.

Melissa & Doug Off to the Speedway Wooden Race Car Carrier (5 pcs)

Bring on Christmas-time nostalgia with this retro-style toy by Melissa & Doug. This old-fashioned wooden race car carrier with three wooden race cars doesn’t require batteries. The two-piece fold-down car hauler comes equipped with three unique race cars; just lower the upper deck to let the fleet roll off of the truck. Then toddlers can enjoy race car fun. This is an unplugged play experience designed for toddlers to build motor and cognitive skills.


Melissa & Doug Wooden 7-Piece On the Move Vehicles Sound Puzzle

Toddlers are fascinated by objects that move. This wooden toy puzzle features a variety of everyday vehicles that toddlers may recognize including a plane, train, and automobile. When placed in the correct spot on the sturdy wooden puzzle board, each of the seven puzzle pieces will either make a “zoom” or “vroom” noise to let them know they are on the right track! Easy-to-grip plastic pegs make the puzzle pieces easy for small hands to manipulate. Playing with this Melissa & Doug wooden puzzle can help develop fine motor, problem-solving, and auditory processing skills.


MEGA BLOKS First Builders Big Building Bag

A toddler toy classic, First Builders Big Building Bag by MEGA BLOKS can provide limitless building and stacking fun. The bright primary-coloured blocks encourage hands-on exploration. The blocks are big to make it easier for little fingers to assemble. When playtime is over, zip the blocks up in an eco-friendly bag designed for easy clean up. Eighty blocks and an attachable wheelbase are included to create cars and trucks of all colours and sizes.


VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Tow & Go Garage

With VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Wheels Tow & Go Garage, toddlers can play at tune-ups and car washes before driving around. Toddlers can also press Trent’s light-up button to hear fun sounds, phrases, three sing-along songs and six melodies to encourage imaginative play. Trent the Tow Truck features a moveable hook to tow other Go! Go! Smart Wheels vehicles (sold separately).


PAW Patrol Fire Truck Ride On

Toddlers will want to zoom around on this fire truck ride by PAW Patrol! Watch their imagination soar as your toddler jumps on the fire truck to join Marshall and the gang as they get ready for a ruff rescue.  Toddlers can push buttons to hear sound effects, a tune and to see flashing lights! This fire truck ride comes fully assembled.


What are good learning toys for toddlers around the age of 3?

Imaginative and creative play can help children learn about the world around them. With your toddler still in their early years, help them develop their imagination and creativity with some of these great toys for toddlers.

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Swirl Ice Cream Maker

Play-Doh is one of the best toys for toddlers to help spark their imagination and creativity. With this playset, little ones can pretend to run their very own ice cream parlour! Simply load Play-Doh into the centre ice cream dispenser and push the lever down to press out amazing pretend ice cream swirls. Next, move over to the whipped cream and sprinkle stations for decorating. This playset includes half-moulds for making crazy candies and other silly toppings. With Play-Doh, the best ingredient of all is imagination!


Thomas & Friends TrackMaster, Percy 6-in-1 Set

Great for Thomas and Friends fans and train set newbies alike, this TrackMaster Percy 6-in-1 Set allows toddlers to build multiple layouts for endless exploration and fun. Mini engineers can design their own track and send Percy up, down and all around for a thrilling adventure. Best of all? The track pieces connect easily to other TrackMaster sets (sold separately and subject to availability) to create an ever expandable and imaginative world of play. This set comes with motorized toy train Percy, a cave, bridge and tunnel pieces.


Step2 Contemporary Unisex Junior Chef Kitchen Playset

Junior chefs can pretend to cook, create and play with their very own Step2 kitchen playset. Toddlers can up their culinary game as they pretend to cook just like mom and dad. This contemporary kitchen playset includes an interactive electronic stove burner with lights and realistic cooking sounds so little ones can serve up amazing pretend meals. Multiple, large storage cabinets and storage baskets keep this kitchen playset looking neat and tidy when playtime fun is done.

Spark your child’s imagination and creativity as they grow with any of these best Christmas toys for toddlers. Be sure to check out Walmart Canada’s Toy Academy for more great holiday gift ideas for kids of all ages!

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