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As a former Preschool Director I can be pretty picky when it comes to choosing toys for my kids. I look for toys that are made well but also developmentally appropriate. When it is time to buy gifts for friends or birthday parties I hate having to scour the internet for “the perfect toy.” Good news Mamas! I have found a solution to gift-giving and toy purchasing for our kids: Wicked Uncle!
Wicked Uncle is a website that carefully curates toys and sorts them all based on age and gender so you can find exactly what you’re looking for in record time! Wicked Uncle is huge in Europe and it’s taking off in the US too. You can find the perfect gift without all the hassle of sorting through 100’s of irrelevant ads and you can even have your gift wrapped!
I recently did a Marie Kondo-like toy purge. I wanted to treat my kiddos to a few new surprises and I decided to give Wicked Uncle a try and I am so glad I did!
I made a wishlist for my toddler and my 3 year old so in the future so I can direct grandparents to invest in toys that I know they will love. If you have a toddler or need a great gift idea, check out my 20 favorite toys for toddlers from Wicked Uncle.
Check out my Top 20 Best Toys for Toddlers:
- My First Dinosaurs – Magnetic Discovery
- Pull Back Town Vehicles
- Mighty Echo Microphone
- Feed Me Bath Frog – Yum!
- Splish Splash – 4 in 1 Learning Pad
- Toddler Beat Box Set – Get Bumpin’!
- My First Touch and Feel Puzzle – Jungle Animals
- Monster Bowling Set
- Farm Hopper Bouncy Dairy Cow
- Mr Potato Head – Bucket Builder Kit
- 1-2-3 Build It – Rocket, Train, Helicopter
- Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle
- Mesmerizing Maze – Wooden Puzzle
- Balancing Game – Nutty Squirrel
- Sneaky Snappy Mr. Croc
- Shark Chasey – Catch a Fish
- Light Up Bubbleizer
- WOWmazing Bubble Kit
- Jumbo Jungle Animals Mommas & Babies
- My First Totem – Magnetic Discovery USA
You may be familiar with some of these toys and some may ben new to you! I’ve given a short description of why I love each toy as well as a link to check it out for yourself!
My 22 month old and my 3 year old LOVE these! Not only can they practice dexterity and fine motor development as they create wacky dinosaurs, they are also working on color recondition in a super fun way! Oftentimes they play together which helps to develop parallel play, sharing, and socialization. These magnetic toys also come in farm animals, and safari animals. Learn more
What little one doesn’t love a car that races across the floor? It helps that these are actually pretty fast and if they bump the wall, sometimes they flip and keep on moving. These are a great toy to help develop hand-eye coordination as well as cause and effect skills! Learn more
We cannot get enough of this at our house! It may seem like just a microphone but it’s encouraging your child to “find their voice” and develop their love of music. Not to mention, it doesn’t take any batteries which is a winning toy in my book. Even if they’re belting “Let it Go” for the 4,000th time you’ll be glad they’re developing their confidence! Learn more
You can never have enough bath toys! Make bath time learning time too with this adorable frog sorter. Best news: it doubles as a bath toy storage! Learn more
One of the joys of life in South Florida – endless summer! This splash pad has shapes, number, letters, and animals which gives you lots of opportunity to practice recognition skills with your little one, all while cooling off! At the price point, this also makes a great gift! Learn more
Toddler loves to make noise! The music set in our house is one of our most beloved toys. As toddlers are experimenting with south recognition and rhythm their little brains are growing! Learn more
My kids loved/love touch and feel books, imagine their joy with a puzzle! This puzzle not only provides a sensory experience but also helps toddlers work on executive functioning and critical thinking skills as they maneuver the pieces. Add in some animal sound recognition and a lot of learning is happening with this one! Learn more
Wacky colors and fun textures make this bowling set a lot of fun! Work on your child’s hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and social skills as they learn to take turns. Learn more
This new take on the 1970’s classic toy is BPA free and loads of fun for the little ones. Bounce indoors or outdoors and let your child burn some energy before nap time! Learn more
In my opinion, every child needs to experience Mr. Potato Head! This is another classic toy that takes me back to my own childhood. Create wacky faces and talk about the senses with your child! I love that this version comes with its own bucket for storage. Less mess = happy mom! Learn more
Foster your little engineer with this building kit. Kids will love manipulating the pieces to create a helicopter, rocket and train. Learn more
We love Melissa & Doug brand toys and their chunky puzzles are perfect for little hands and what better than dinosaurs? Since the pieces are chunky they can stand on their own and also be used for imaginative play! Two toys in one! Learn more
13. Mesmerizing Maze – Wooden Puzzle
My kids love this! There’s non small parts so its perfect for roads trip or playing in the car too. This toys helps to develop hand-eye coordination, problem solving, and resilience as you navigate the little balls around the maze with the magnetic wand. Such a hit! Learn more
Develop color recognition, counting, and motor skills as your little one tries to stack the clocks on the nutty squirrel! This is a fun game to play with your child! Learn more
Story time just got wild and interactive with chomping Mr. Croc! This book doubles as a hand puppet and teaches the importance of good dental hygiene. Learn more
This is a great toy at bath time or in the pool! Sort, count, scoop – lots of learning happening here! The floating fish also stick to the side of the tub! Learn more
We cannot get enough bubbles in our house. This totally amps up the bubble game! The battery-powered bubble maker does all the work and the cool lights make it fun to use at night! Learn more
While we’re talking about bubbles… bigger is always better! Create a huge bubble around your toddler for an awesome memory and lots of soapy fun. This is an activity you’ll want to do together but as they grow they can continue to make bubbles independently. Learn more
These jumbo animal figurines are perfect for imaginative play. We call them “buddies” and they end up all over our house because they really help to foster a sense of adventure with my kids. I love that these are a Momma & Baby set! Learn more
I love these magnetic toys and my kids do too. It’s fun to build together and this particular one comes with 24 challenge cards to help you create different designs with the 8 pieces. They are colorful with animal faces and I love this toy because it’s great for a wide age range! Learn more
When choosing a toy that’s right for your child it’s a good idea to take into consideration the developmental milestones that you’re aiming to focus on. It’s easy to be swayed by marketing to purchase every “hot new toy” you see on tv. However, after a careful evaluation, you may be better off to invest in lasting toys that will grow with your child and help your child grow!
Because I have a 3 year old, 1.5 year old and one on the way, I’m constantly looking for toys that will grow with my children or toys that they can all enjoy together since they are close in age. Wicked Uncle made it easy to select a few surprises for the kids that we are all loving! Do you have a 5 year old boy or girl? Check out our suggested gift ideas!
What are your favorite toddler toys from the list? Share in the comments!