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For babies, playing is learning and learning is playing and there are so many amazing toys that promote learning skills in infants. From developing fine motor skills, to number, letter and color recognition, even musical toys for brain development, the list goes on and on.
As parents ourselves, we certainly have our favorite baby learning toys and we rounded up a list of the 20 best baby toys with a mix of fun and education elements for you. Check out these 20 awesome toys for helping boost your baby’s development.
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Educational Baby Toy #1
Alex Jr. Sort & Count
This baby toy helps baby develop spatial awareness while teaching them about colors, shapes and basic counting. The colorful design...Read More encourages imaginative play and the wooden blocks are safe for chewing on. Recommended for babies 10 months and up.
Educational Baby Toy #2
Infantino Car Seat Activity Toy
Take fun and learning on the go with this spiral car seat activity toy. The spiral design wraps around the...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #3
Melissa & Doug Flip Fish Baby Toy
This plush fish is one of our favorite toys for babies! It’s designed to intrigue your little one while helping...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #4
Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Sit-to-stand Activity Center
This cool, cozy activity chair is outfitted with educational sensory toys for infants, and it’s made of firm but soft...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #5
The Play Gym by Lovevery
The best infant toys are the classics, like a baby gym activity center than can be placed on your floor....Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #6
Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle
You can check fitting things together off baby's “to-learn” list, thanks to this adorable personalized puzzle — not to mention...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #7
Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack & Baby's First Blocks Bundle
These are one of the most popular baby toys, and for good reason—they’re also one of the best development toys...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #8
Melissa & Doug Bead Maze
This classic bead maze makes our list of top baby toys for it’s timeless brainpower-building capabilities. The moving parts encourage...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #9
Bright Starts Shop ’n Cook Walker
Let your little one re-create day-to-day grown-up activities with one of the best learning toys for toddlers and babies alike....Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #10
Fisher-Price Scoop ‘n Link Bath Boats
This fun bath toy set is one of the best infant toys to help babies learn about colors, numbers and...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #11
Baby Einstein 5-in-1 World of Discovery Learning Gym
Help your baby learn about colors, textures, and more while building the strength gained from partaking in the oh-so-important tummy...Read More time. It comes with accessories and settings to target five different developmental stages, from newborn to toddler! Recommended for 0 to 3 years old.
Educational Baby Toy #12
HABA Discovery Ball
What makes this one of our top baby toys? This plush ball has eight colors and patterns to help baby...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toys #13
LeapFrog Stack & Tumble Elephant
As your baby stacks different-colored rings on the elephant’s trunk, it will call out different numbers, shapes, and colors to...Read More 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.
Educational Baby Toy #14
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
Take your tiny one on a musical adventure with this great toy. It plays a total of 10 classical songs...Read More and can be taken with you on the go.
Educational Baby Toy #15
TUMAMA Baby Musical Toy
Babies will learn the sounds of different musical instruments with this fun toy. it plays over 40 songs and sounds...Read More and your little one will also get to work on their hand eye coordination.
Educational Baby Toy #16
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
Babies can practice their walking skills while learning colors, number and animals on this great educational toy.
Educational Baby Toy #17
Playskool Poppin’ Pals
Babies will learn hand eye coordination and fine motor skills as they twist, turn, push and slide.
Educational Baby Toy #18
Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball
Get those tactile skills firing with this sensory ball that features bright colors, bold patterns and various textures through out.
Educational Baby Toy #19
VTech Wiggle and Crawl Ball
This toy gets babies moving while learning about animals, number and sounds.
Educational Baby Toy #20
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Let's Count Clip-On Book
Classic story acts as a book and a toy for babies and includes interactive crinkle pages, a squeaker and a...Read More handy clip to attach to the stroller or car seat.