Shopping for toys for little kids can be a bit challenging, because they’re no longer babies, and not quite ready for big kid toys. Each kid’s personality and growth needs to be taken into account.
Our five picks of little kid toys range from snuggly stuffed toys to tech toys, all offering fun play and growth for growing kids.
Check out our picks for holiday toys for little kids.
Our Generation Doll & Pet Poodle – Malia
This 18-inch doll is a perfect gift for your kid moving past the toddler stage who wants an older doll. Malia has long, wavy brown hair and brown eyes that open and close. And she is accompanied by a pet, a 6-inch furry puppy! Ages 3+, target.com, $25.49
FAO Schwarz Giant 69-inch Dance-On Piano Mat
The perfect gift for kids who love music and dance. This fantastical piano is almost 6 feet in length and perfect for the entire family! Ages 3+, target.com, $39.99
A plush friendly monster with fuzzy earmuffs, sparkly blue horns, and tinsel strands. Perfect for the toddler ready for a fluffy toy that invites imaginary play, especially as we stay in more this winter. Ages 1+, gund.com, $30
Learning through play is the best entertainment for kids, and this Dimpl Digits toy is perfect for kids to touch, push, and pop while also learning; the squishy silicone bubbles allow little fingers to pres while learning numbers. Ages 1+, fatbraintoys.com, $19.95
VTech® Myla’s Sparkling Friends™ Finn the Fox Toy
This techy toy is perfect for ages 4 and older to play with for hours on end. Finn’s magical necklace can be touched to choose a color, and afterward, a tap of her hair, eyes, and ears produces that color. Finn has 100 fun, magical responses — kids will have fun exploring her moods and reactions. Ages 3-4, buybuybaby, $14.99