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14 Best Educational Infant Toys

by Hilary Braaksma


14 Best Educational Infant Toys
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Finding baby toys with a great mix of fun and education has never been easier. Check out these awesome picks for helping boost your baby’s development.

 

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Educational Baby Toy #1

Alex Jr. Sort & Count

Price:$25.00

This baby toy helps baby develop spatial awareness while teaching them about colors, shapes and basic counting. The colorful design encourages imaginative play and the wooden blocks are safe for chewing on. Recommended for babies 10 months and up.

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Educational Baby Toy #2

Infantino Car Seat Activity Toy

Price:$12.00

Take fun and learning on the go with this spiral car seat activity toy. The spiral design wraps around the handle of your infant carrier and provides baby with toys and a mirror, making it one of the best baby toys to take and play wherever you may be. Recommended for newborns to babies 6 months old.

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Educational Baby Toy #3

Melissa & Doug Flip Fish Baby Toy

Price:$17.00

This plush fish is one of our favorite toys for babies! It’s designed to intrigue your little one while helping them develop motor skills and more. The washable fabric toy is made of different fabrics and hidden features like mirrors and crinkling components to keep baby’s interest. Recommended for babies 1 month old to toddlers up to 3 years old.

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Educational Baby Toy #4

Crate & Barrel Busy Baby Activity Chair

Price:$140.00

This cool, cozy activity chair is outfitted with educational sensory toys for infants, and it’s made of firm but soft foam that will support your little one comfortably. The removable tray has toys that squeak, crinkle, reflect and rattle to keep baby busy and teach them about texture and sound. Recommended for babies 3 to 9 months old.

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Educational Baby Toy #5

Pottery Barn Kids Animal Friends Classic Activity Gym

Price:$90.00

The best infant toys are the classics, like a baby gym activity center than can be placed on your floor. Reaching for toys builds baby muscles and helps develop hand-eye coordination, and these adorable plush toys are outfitted with bells, a mirror, a rattle and more to teach baby about sound, space and texture all in one. Recommended for newborns up to 6 months.

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Educational Baby Toy #6

Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle

Price:$22.00

You can check fitting things together off baby's “to-learn” list, thanks to this adorable personalized puzzle — not to mention you’ll give them a head start on learning how to spell their name! The best educational toys span all ages and abilities. Recommended for babies and children up to 5 years old.

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Educational Baby Toy #7

Baby’s First Blocks

Price:$8.00

These are one of the most popular baby toys, and for good reason—they’re also one of the best development toys for babies! Help your little learner improve their fine motor skills and problem-solving skills with this adorable block and basket set. This toy also introduces shapes and colors and is easily stored. Recommended for babies 6 months and up.

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Educational Baby Toy #8

Melissa & Doug Bead Maze

Price:$30.00

This classic bead maze makes our list of top baby toys for it’s timeless brainpower-building capabilities. The moving parts encourage your little one to learn about colors, shapes, movement and space. The durable wood build means it will last for years to come. Recommended for babies age one and older.

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Educational Baby Toy #9

Bright Starts Shop ’n Cook Walker

Price:$32.00

Let your little one re-create day-to-day grown-up activities with one of the best learning toys for toddlers and babies alike. The pieces can be separated for sitting play, locked in stationary position for standing babies, and made mobile for toddlers. Recommended for babies 6 months old to toddlers up to 3 years old.

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Educational Baby Toy #10

Fisher-Price Scoop ‘n Link Bath Boats

Price:$16.00

This fun bath toy set is one of the best infant toys to help babies learn about colors, numbers and animals. The set has six mix-and-match toys that help excite little senses and develop fine motor skills. Recommended for babies 6 months old and up.

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Educational Baby Toy #11

Baby Einstein 5-in-1 World of Discovery Learning Gym

Price:$49.00

Help your baby learn about colors, textures, and more while building the strength gained from partaking in the oh-so-important tummy time. It comes with accessories and settings to target five different developmental stages, from newborn to toddler! Recommended for 0 to 3 years old.

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Educational Baby Toy #12

HABA Discovery Ball

Price:$17.00

What makes this one of our top baby toys? This plush ball has eight colors and patterns to help baby learn about colors and texture. It also has attached tags and a mirror to inspire creative play. Recommended for babies 6 months old and up.

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Educational Baby Toys #13

LeapFrog Stack & Tumble Elephant

Price:$16.00

As your baby stacks different-colored rings on the elephant’s trunk, it will call out different numbers, shapes, and colors to help your little one learn. When they’re done stacking, they can push the elephant’s tail to watch him sneeze and send the rings tumbling down! Recommended for babies 6 months old to kids up to 4 years old.

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Educational Baby Toy #14

Baby Einstein World Explorer Music Sensory Globe

Price:$18.00

Take your tiny one on an adventure around the globe without even leaving the house. This interactive globe is right up there with the best educational toys for babies. It plays music and lights up to delight baby’s senses. Recommended for babies 6 months old to toddlers up to 3 years old.