Best Baby and Toddler Toys of 2012

Best Baby and Toddler Toys of 2012

Nowadays parents have more toys for babies and toddlers to choose from than ever before. However not every toy is created equal. This year surprise the little ones in your life with play-sets that illicit excitement and joy. Infant gifts, such as dollhouses, miniature vehicles and walkers, help physical and mental development while keeping kids happy and entertained. As you shop for the babies and toddlers in your life, start by adding the best baby and toddler toys 2012 to your holiday shopping list.
Vtech - Rhyme and Discover Book

Rhyme and Discover Book

From Vtech

Recommended age: 6 months – 3 years

Open a page to learning with the Rhyme & Discover Book! Recommended for kids 6 months to 3 years, the Rhyme & Discover Book combines rhythm and rhyme with nursery favorites. The electronic book includes three light-up character buttons on the tabs of the pages. Seven popular nursery rhymes and easy to turn pages encourage playing, thinking, and learning. The Rhyme and Discover Book features four movable pieces that your baby will love. The side of the book features bright colors and a music note button.

Note: 2 AA Batteries are required (included)

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Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace

Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace

From Fisher-Price
Theme: Little People

Recommended age: 18 months – 5 years

Brighten the eyes of your little princess with a Disney Princess palace, home to the beloved Cinderella and Snow White. Go inside this pink castle to find 7 motion activated areas that light up and sing aloud. Featuring Little People characters, this palace is compatible with other Little People figures to make for unlimited play time opportunities. Give your little angel this pretty palace in the girlie pink and purple décor and she will be able to bring her favorite princess fairy tales to life.

Note: 3 AAA Batteries are required

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Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home

Little People Happy Sounds Home

From Fisher-Price
Theme: Little People

Recommended age: 12 months – 4 years

Check out this two-story play house that is at the top of the list of the best baby and toddler toys 2012. Complete with Little People figurines, this house opens up to five living areas including a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room and living room. Listen to the sound effects of the washer, telephone and bubble bath. Place Baby in the rocking basinet or high chair, while Mom and Dad lounge in the living room. Colorful details adorn this purple, green and off-white house, while your little girl or boy will bring the house to life with hours of playtime and pretending.

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Fisher-Price Cruise and Groove Ballapalooza

Cruise and Groove Ballapalooza

From Fisher-Price

Recommended age: 6 months – 3 years

Encourage your infant to play ball with this interactive toy. From the sitting phase to when an infant starts to walk, the Ballapalooza will continue to engage your child. Featuring an elaborate maze of tubes and tunnels constructed from brightly colored, durable plastic, this toy will provide endless stimulation. Drop the included eight plastic balls into the openings and guess from which tube they will emerge. Interact to the playful tunes and bright lights that zip through the maze of ramps.

Note: 4 C Batteries are required

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Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stroll-Along Walker

Brilliant Basics Stroll-Along Walker

From Fisher-Price
Theme: Brilliant Basics

Recommended age: 9 months and up

Give your baby a head start with one of the best baby and toddler toys 2012. This walker encourages muscle development and hand-eye coordination as it assists in helping a baby pull up. Get ready to watch your baby take his first steps thanks to the sturdy handle used for pulling up with on the walker with ease. Reward your child’s efforts with the trio of musical tunes that are activated with the press of a button. Other interactive features stimulate Baby’s brain, which include a flip book, spinners and a roller bar

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Playskool Explore and Grow Busy Ball Popper

Explore and Grow Busy Ball Popper

From Playskool

Recommended age: 9 months – 3 years

Your little one will have a blast with his new ball popper. Help your child as they work on develop their gross motor skills as he grabs the shooting balls. The lively popping feature is activated by air that shoots through the toy using a battery operated motor; 4 D batteries are required but not included. Drop the retrieved balls into the winding trough as eight different songs play aloud. The ball popper comes with 5 balls and a sturdy base.

Note: 4 D Batteries are required

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VTech - Move & Crawl Electronic Activity Ball

Move & Crawl Electronic Activity Ball

From Vtech

Recommended age: 6 months – 3 years

Infants ages 6 months to 2 years can spend hours of playtime rolling this brightly colored ball across the ground. Surprise your child by activating this ball so it moves around by itself. Rolling and pulling the ball using the colorful ribbons extended from the ball helps to develop motor skills and muscle development. Press the buttons around the ball to hear cheerful animal sounds while stimulating tactical stimulation.

Note: 3 AA Batteries are required

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Vtech - Pull and Learn Car Carrier

Pull and Learn Car Carrier

From Vtech

Recommended age: 12 months – 3 years

Let your child’s imagination rule the roadways with this pull along, interactive car carrier. Constructed from durable, thick plastic, this vehicle will last many crashes and collisions. Encourage learning by pressing the variety of buttons that announce numbers, colors and phrases related to driving. Music also flows from the car carrier’s speakers. Your child will have a ball pushing the horn button, as well as driving up to three included vehicles – a tow truck, car and jeep – up onto the car carrier. Also included with the car carrier are three animals that fit snuggly into the smaller cars and the car carrier.

Note: 2 AA Batteries are required (included)

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Step2 Push Around Buggy

Step2 Push Around Buggy

From Step2

Recommended age: 18 months – 3 years

Give your infant some quality time outdoors with this buggy. The two step system includes a molded seat with a functioning seat belt. Let your infant ride in style while pretending to crank the engine and steer using the decorative steering wheel. Keep the lanes clear by honking the horn on the buggy. Meanwhile you are at the wheel thanks to the handle extended in the rear, which allows you to push this buggy along on its generous poly wheels. As your child grows, she can hop out and push the buggy herself. Tuck some snacks or an extra layer of clothing in the small trunk in the front end of the buggy, and you and your toddler will be set for a day filled with adventures.

For more information click here for Red or here for Pink versions.
Green Toys Fire Truck

Green Toys Fire Truck

From Green Toys

Recommended age: 12 months – 8 years

Save the environment without sacrificing on fun and excitement with one of the best baby and toddler toys 2012. This fire truck is made from recycled HDPE #2 plastic from milk jugs and packaged in 100 percent recyclable materials printed with soy ink. Rest assured that your child will not be exposed to harsh chemicals, toxic dyes, or external coatings with this green toy. The fire truck does not include any metal axles, thereby making it completely safe for infants of all ages. Play indoors or outdoors with this eco-friendly toy that comes equipped with 2 removable ladders and a roof ladder that extends and spins 360 degrees for extended play.

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