Suggestions for developmental age appropriate toys

toysToys For Birth to 5 Month Olds

  • Rattles
  • Squeeze toys
  • Large rings
  • Activity gyms
  • Plush animals
  • Interactive play mats
  • Black and white books
  • Wind chimes
  • Toys with mirrors
  • Mobiles

Toys For 6 to 11 month old babies

  • Xylophones
  • Stacking toys
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Baby blocks
  • Musical toys
  • Teething toys
  • Activity tables
  • Play phones
  • Pretend kitchenware
  • Play plush toy

Toys For 1 Year Olds

  • Cloth books with photos or illustrations
  • Non-toxic markers and crayons
  • Wood blocks
  • Large peg boards
  • Sensory ball sets
  • Spinning spiral towers
  • Mini pianos
  • Wooden bead mazes
  • Push toys
  • Shape sorters

 

 

Toys For 2 Year Olds

  • Puzzles
  • Dress-up/pretend items
  • Construction toys
  • Child-size household equipment
  • Art supplies
  • Toy food
  • Books with illustrations
  • Dollhouses
  • Play scooters and cars

Toys For 3 to 6 Year Olds

  • Jump ropes
  • Toy cars and trucks
  • Percussion instruments
  • Butterfly nets
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Tricycles and bicycles
  • Hula hoops
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Spelling toys
  • Drawing easels

Toys For 7 to 8 Year Olds

  • Science kits
  • Puppets
  • Lego®
  • Board games
  • Chess and checkers
  • Rocks and gems
  • Knitting kits
  • Outdoor toys
  • Painting kits
  • Activity books

Toys For 9 Year Olds and Older

  • 3D puzzles
  • History board games
  • Sports equipment

  • Electronic dictionaries
  • Journals
  • Race tracks
  • Funny books
  • Mechanical toys
  • Card sets
  • Comic books

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