Top Toy Picks: 18-24 Months
Are you looking for toy ideas to foster language, fine motor, sensory, and gross motor development? Look no further! Here are our Top Ten toys for children ages 18 to 24 months old, along with a direct purchase link to make shopping easier!
1. Potato Head
This is a great toy to promote fine motor and bilateral coordination skills. You can also work on body parts, colors, counting, actions, word imitations, and more! Store the pieces inside and the plastic makes it an easy item to disinfect and clean.
2. Shape Sorter
Shape sorters are great for learning colors and shapes! Also teach visual motor skills by matching the shapes into the correct hole.
3. Farm Animal Play Set
Farm play sets are great for receptive and expressive language development! Teach your child animal sounds, vocabulary, actions, colors, describing words, and more!
4. Fat Brain Stacking Toy Tobbles
This toy is actually great for children over the age of 6 months! Children can play with this until they’re 3-4 years old, or longer. It’s great for sensory exploration, fine motor skills, coordination, and visual-spatial acuity. The unique, grippable texture and playful curves increase tactile exploration.
5. Laugh & Learn Toy Piggy Bank
This toy piggy bank can be used to work on so many skills! We target animal vocabulary, numbers, colors, counting, fine motor, body parts, and more!
6. Sensory Press & Stay Sensory Blocks
These blocks are soft and encourage your child’s imagination. Your child can stack then up or sideways! Teach directional concepts, colors, counting, all while providing sensory stimulation!
7. Melissa & Doug Chunky Puzzle
Melissa & Doug makes several different themed chunky puzzles. You can teach your child transportation, animals, shapes, colors, and more! These puzzles promote fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, matching, and problem solving.
8. Wooden Lacing Apple
This lacing apple is very durable and helps ease into teaching personal/self-help skills, such as tying shoes. Your child will develop bilateral coordination and visual-spatial skills as well!
9. Stacking Peg Board Set
This stacking peg board set comes with a handy bag to hold all the pegs and board. This toy can keep your toddler busy for a long time, all while developing and strengthening fine motor skills, teaching numbers, patterns and sorting, and teaching visual perception and motor coordination!
10. Color Matching Eggs
This toy is great for 18 months to 3 years and up! Your child will work on improving hand dexterity, color recognition, and fine motor skills. You can make a fun game out of this do an egg hunt and match activity!