`12 Must Have Toys for 1 Year Olds


1) Stack & Play Blocks by Haba


These wooden blocks come with pegs at the top which makes stacking them easier for younger kids. It’s also great for eye-hand coordination practice and teaching the concept of building with blocks and stacking. You can learn more and purchase them here.


2) Oombee Cube by Fat Brain Toys


Oombee Cube is a rubbery shape sorter that comes with pieces that are attached by a string (awesome for travel or when on the go). The shapes require the use of two hands to pull apart and insert back into the holes which helps build bilateral coordination and strength in the hands. Love this concept for a shape sorter!


3) Tobbles Neo by Fat Brain Toys


Tobbles Neo is a fun alternative to the regular stacking toy. Here kids have an opportunity to explore balance, problem-solve, and play creatively while stacking the pieces. There are endless play possibilities with Tobbles Neo, and can be fun for years to come.


4) Babu Rocker


The Babu Rocker is awesome for introducing balance, promoting problem-solving, and encouraging hand-eye coordination. See how many ways your kids can find to stack the pieces.


5) Jungle Press & Slide


This is an awesome toy for teaching cause and effect and encouraging attention. Just press on the lever to watch the ball slide around the tree. Toddlers will love playing with this Press & Slide over and over again.


6) Stackers and Nesters

toys for 1 yearolds

The pieces in Stackers and Nesters are three-sided, which allows for endless play options while encouraging curiosity and problem-solving. Use it to develop motor skills, coordination, and color and size recognition as kids get older.


7) Boombox Musical Toy

toys for 1 year olds

This plush baby boombox really plays music! Just pull on the string to hear a soft lullaby. Love this as a baby shower gift and nursery room decoration.


8) Suction Kupz

toys for 1 year olds

Suction Kupz are a cool versatile open-ended toy that includes 6 colorful soft rubbery suction cups that are bendable and squishy. They are perfect for promoting attention, motor skills, and problem-solving. Also awesome for travel.


9) SpinAgain

toys for 1 year olds

SpinAgain is a fun twist on the stacking ring toy as the rings spiral down the pole once you release them. Use it to encourage attention, teach cause and effect, and promote eye-hand coordination.


10) Jungle Animal Magnets

toys for 1 year olds

Funny Animals are 3 piece vertical magnetic puzzles that can be stacked interchangeably. Use them to work on visual perception, matching, and problem solving while building motor skills.


11) Count & Match Egg Set

toys for 1 year olds

Count & Match Egg Set is great for toddlers to practice using two hands together, matching, and building hand strength. It’s also super cute and fun for older kids to explore as well.


12) Fine Motor Forest Friends

toys for 1 year olds

This toy is not only super engaging for younger kids, but also great for building strength in the hands and encouraging the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. You can use it to play pretend and learn animal names as well.

helen sadovsky