I remember when we were up to our ears in Fisher Price Little People, Weebles and Mega Bloks. I knew the theme song for Dora the Explorer, Out of the Box, Little People Discovering Animals and all the Little Einstein episodes. But the kids grow up and we quickly get out of touch with what young toddlers are into. If you need to pick a birthday gift for a toddler and not quite sure what is currently available, take a look at these tips.
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How to Pick a Birthday Gift for a Toddler
Don’t worry about being trendy.
It’s impossible to stay on top of every single cartoon, animated movie or toy trend that is happening. Unless you are living in the toddler world, you have no need to keep up with what is current. But that doesn’t mean you are out of luck when picking out a birthday gift. Let the parents be specific and pick out presents that match the child’s favorite character. Instead, focus more on solid gift ideas that will stick.
Stick to Classic Toys
Most young toddlers are working hard to learn their ABC’s, numbers and animal sounds. Toys that reinforce the skills that all young children are learning are always a hit.
PLAYMOBIL® 123 Take Along Farm Set is perfect for young children because of the chunky pieces that are perfect for little hands. The simple theme fits the toddlers development level and gives them space to play and discover on their own.
Think portable and compact
There’s nothing worse than getting a cool set for a birthday, and then losing all the pieces the very next week. When you are picking out a birthday gift, think about how the pieces can be stored. Whether you provide a plastic tote box the right size to hold all the pieces or buy a toy that is self-contained and can be secured with all the pieces inside, do your homework before you gift the toy so the parents don’t have to figure out how to store the pieces.
Find toys that use Imagination
Not all toys need to have a battery to be a hit. Sometimes simple toys that let the child sort shapes, play with animals and make up their own stories are the best toys. If you do give a toy that requires batteries, you might want to include a package of batteries with your gift!
About PLAYMOBIL® 1.2.3 My Take Along Farm
PLAYMOBIL® 1.2.3 My Take Along Farm (6962): Get ready to work on the farm with My Take Along Farm. With a bright and colorful design and large rounded pieces, this PLAYMOBIL® 1.2.3. set is ideal for toddlers. Feed the animals and store all supplies in the loft. Pay careful attention to which shapes fit in the holes! When playtime is over, store all the pieces inside the farm, close up and grab the carrying handle to go wherever adventure leads you. Set includes one figure, cow, pig, dog, car, bird, and other accessories. Recommended for ages 18 month
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What is your favorite birthday gift for toddlers? I’d love to hear!