One concern parents have about toddlers, is teaching potty training to them while making it fun. For that reason, Emma and Paul, part of the Corolle Dolls collection are a great gift idea. They are adorable and will help the toddler learn about potty training in a fun way. The 14 inch dolls come with a bottle, pacifier, potty and disposable diaper. They can also double as a bath toy since they are made from specially sealed vinyl that will prevent water from getting into the doll- plus they are vanilla-scented and smell wonderful. Apart from being educational and fun, the dolls are affordable.
Toddlers also enjoy the fun and excitement that DVD’s provide. Not only are DVD’s affordable, they will keep your toddler engaged. Parents will find a wide range of movies available and parents can also spend quality time watching them with their toddlers. Dr. Stevanne Auerbach highly recommends “Strawberry Shortcake Berry Fairy Tales” DVD. The movie runs for 45 minutes, comes in a strawberry scented case, and will teach your toddler about friendship and kindness.
For parents, or grandparents who might want to invest in a more expensive gift for the toddler, the Baby Dino Rocker by International Playthings is an ideal gift idea. It is a colorful and plush alternative to the rocking horse and retails for under $100. The soft padding on the body of the Baby Dino makes it comfortable and the design and colors will look wonderful in any playroom.
It’s important to think creatively when shopping for toddlers and also keep educational toys in mind. Of course, if you are determined to buy the hottest item, the 10th Anniversary TMX Elmo will be appreciated by your toddler. Expect a moderate to expensive price range and don’t be surprised if some stores are sold out. However, you may be able to find it on eBay.
Discovery Toys makes the Discovery Chest which is an educational and fun toy for any toddler. Not only does it engage your toddler’s imagination, but will also provide a boost in learning and practicing skills such as: button, zip, clip, buckle, and tie. You can’t go wrong and your toddler will have hours of fun!