Find the Best Toys for Your 1-Year-Old at The Montessori Room
As your little one crosses that monumental 12-month milestone, a new world of play and exploration opens up. Celebrate this special time with our curated collection of 1-year-old toys designed to foster creativity, joy, and developmental growth.
Why Our Collection Stands Out
Pretend Play: Engage your child's blossoming imagination with toys that encourage pretend play. Allow them to dive into worlds only they can envision, nurturing their creativity and self-expression from the very start.
Push Toy: As your child takes their first steps, a push toy can be a constant companion, helping to develop both balance and coordination. Let them explore their surroundings with a toy that's designed to move just as much as they do!
The Best Selection for 12-Month-Olds
When it comes to finding the best toys for 12-month-old adventurers, our collection offers a wide range of options that are as safe as they are enjoyable. From sensory toys that encourage exploration to playsets that are just plain fun, we have something to suit every young explorer's needs.
Explore a carefully selected range of 1-year-old toys that cater to the curiosity and growing skills of 12-month-old children. Whether it's enhancing fine motor skills or simply offering a cuddly companion for their adventures, our toys are designed with your little one's needs in mind.
Discover the Joy of Learning Through Play
At The Montessori Room, we believe in the joy of learning through play. Each toy in our collection is chosen with this philosophy, offering your child a joyful and enriching play experience.
The Best Developmental Toys for a One Year Old
At 12 months, your child is becoming so much more aware and active. At this point, it might be tempting to offer more and more activities and toys.
However, it's good to keep in mind that children this young will benefit more from repetition and slow but consistent skill building. This is not only part of the Montessori approach but has been well researched by other infant and toddler developmental experts.
Repetition helps cement neural connections that are forming in children. They don’t just do something once and learn it. They need to do it over and over to build that neural pathway.
Repetition also brings order and structure to a world that can otherwise feel very overwhelming to young children. They don’t need constant stimulation and novelty at this age, they need predictability and consistency so they can begin to make sense of this confusing world.
Invest in a handful of good quality toys and rotate them out to keep your child's interest in them longer.
Books are a wonderful gift for any age but it's especially wonderful to do as much reading as possible with your 1 year old. This helps them learn about the world around them when their real life experience is still so limited.
Open-ended wood toys and cars are great for developing a young child's imagination, while also improving their hand and wrist strength.
Easy to play musical instruments. Simple instruments like a tambourine or maraca are perfect for children between 12-24 months. They allow children to easily follow the beat of a piece of music.
Block sets help lay the foundation for understanding math in later years. The help children explore balance, compare shapes, recognizing patterns, learn basic counting, and more.