Remember when you couldn't wait for your kid to walk? Now you can't keep up! The best toddler toys keep up with the most active kids and stand up to their rough-and-tumble play.
E-Z Bat is a brilliant toy invented by a dad who got tired of putting the ball on the tee over and over while avoiding being clocked in the head with the bat. E-Z Bat uses a donut-shaped ball and a ring stopper. Just slip the ball onto the bat and swing away! Now Daddy just has to learn how to catch.
This battery-free 4x4 vehicle goes over obstacles and crashes into things with great enthusiasm—just like your kid! Even if Junior throws it down the stairs 50 times a day, he can't hurt Ralph! They're guaranteed for 10 years, which is right about when he'll be driving your car.
We felt really old when we heard that Gund's sweet bear Snuffles turned 30 this year. He's specially designed to look up at kids when they hug him and his fur is as soft as can be. In honor of his big birthday, Gund just released chocolate- and caramel-colored Snuffles. Could he be any sweeter?
Al rescate! To the rescue! Kids love to imagine that they're Diego swinging on a vine to rescue an animal in trouble. Diego's Talking Rescue Center comes with five animals, a helicopter and his own ATV.
If you've got a preschool boy in your house, chances are that Thomas is a full-on obsession. Follow Me Thomas is a big, easy-to-grasp engine and a railroad lantern. Kids shine the lantern on the floor and Thomas follows their path using infrared technology. Hmm ... can we get it to work on dads, too? Straight to the dishwasher with you! Toot! Toot!
Vermont Teddy ...
Vermont Teddy Bear's new Learn-to-Dress Bears are really special. The dashing knight and glamorous fairy bear teach kids to tie, buckle, snap and zip. (Now, if they could only do that with their OWN clothes!) We also love that Vermont Teddy Bears are guaranteed for life and injured bears can go to the teddy-bear hospital in Vermont and come back all fixed up—for free!
VTech's Fun Shapes Jewelry Box is a sparkle-palooza of girly goodness. Inside the box are several buttons that call out numbers and shapes when pressed. The sorting shapes are in the form of a giant lipstick, a comb and a perfume bottle. It's saccharin-sweet for sure, but we bet you know a toddler who'd love it!