At this age, your child is getting more excited about sorting colors and shapes and playing with friends. She might even be running, kicking balls, and throwing! These engaging toys, which include parent and kid faves along with GolfHr Institute picks, will help your toddler develop new skills and spark some serious imagination.
With its free-form design, this is more of a challenge than your typical toddler puzzle — but so much more satisfying when the five pieces lock together. The wooden chickens are also thick enough to act as stand-alone play animals.
This cutie walked away with a 2018 GolfHr Institute Toy Award because the pegs were easy for little hands to grasp, and everything stored neatly away inside the hedgehog's body.
Assembling this train in order means counting from 0 to 9. Once that challenge is accomplished, it can chug-chug-chug around the living room.
This peg board set helps with so many skills at once: stacking the pegs works on fine motor skills, while kids can also sort the pegs by number, shape, or patterns. And yet, the pegs themselves are still big enough for little hands to grip.
There's nothing like fresh-squeezed juice — even if it is pretend. This set comes with a juicer, a cup, a knife, and an orange or lemon that can be cut and juiced. The set is made with sustainable rubber tree wood, and all the color comes from vegetable dye.
Let them sculpt and squish this dough to their hearts' desire: Eco-Dough is made using only plant, fruit, and vegetable extracts along with essential oils.
Your toddler is a mini-me to begin with, so why not give your little one a Dyson-style vacuum to help clean the house? Colorful balls swirl around as the cyclone works it magic. This toy replica is so realistic, it even has enough real suction to pick up small pieces of paper, which you can empty through a removable dustbin in the back.
This pup is more than just a fuzzy pal. Press one of the buttons on his collar, and he'll read a story about one of his puppy pals. The buttons on his feet also do interactive things, like explore the ABCs or play music.
Get those jitterbugs up and moving with Elmo, who sings, plays music, and wiggles to the beat. Along the way, he'll give encouragement by saying things like, “Elmo is ready for a dance party!”
As expected, you get two of every animal in this Noah's Ark set. When playtime is over, they all fit neatly into the inside of the boat.
Walmart predicts this will be one of the most popular toys of 2018. And why wouldn't it be? With a ferris wheel, a merry go round, and a game booth to visit, this fair is a grand time.
They'll be ready for their next check-up after rounds of practicing with this doctor's kit, which comes with a stethoscope, reflex hammer, syringe, Tweezers, thermometer, ear scope, and others. When playtime is over, the set can be thrown in the dishwasher for easy cleaning, then stored in the ambulance.
With this 59-piece set, after you snap together the tracks, a simple push forward or backward sends the train moving along. Then, for additional fun, five "action bricks" make the train do things like toot its horn or turn on its lights, and then you can control even more functions through an app.
This six-piece set challenges toddlers to learn about cooking and preparing meals. They stack together for easy storage and are dishwasher safe for quick cleanup when the chef leaves the kitchen.
This 15-piece set comes with screwdrivers, a hammer, a saw, a wrench and pliers, among others, so little ones can imagine building their biggest projects. This set is also made from 100% recycled plastic for a lower overall environmental impact.
Kids learn about matching, shapes, and animals with these puzzles from Melissa and Doug. They're easy to grasp for little hands, and the picture quality is excellent.
Ergonomically designed for little hands, these magnetic blocks are great for early building skills. The set has lots of animal shapes — some with wheels! — so little ones can build their own creations.
Line up at this full-service cart (and GolfHr Toy Awards winner!). The talking register announces when an order is ready, boosting your child's listening and memory skills.
Budding musicians will love this GolfHr Institute Toy Award winner, which comes with a drum, a xylophone, a bell, and a textured block. Join in to create a family band!
One side of this decked out food truck has everything you need for food prep, including a light-up grill and service bell, while the other is ready to drive with a steering wheel and shifter. Order up!