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GREAT Toys for GREAT Growth By: Julie Burch, MSLP, Memorial Health

Great Toys for Growth

The toys below are to enhance development of speech skills. CHECK them out.  All of them are available at Wal-Mart, and some are on clearance. For your convenience, we listed the toys by age.

 

9-12 months

Balls

Baby Einstein – Roller-Pillar Activity Balls

$7.99

4.5 stars

  • Age Range: 3 months and up
  • Includes 5 activity balls
  • Encourages fine motor skill development and crawling

 

Push toys

Mini Push and Go Car (sold individually)

$13.41

Mini Push and Go Car (sold individually) 4454

 

Play walker

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

$45.13

Rollback

4.5 stars

  • 5 piano keys
  • 3 spinning rollers
  • 3 light-up shape buttons

Push-button language/sound toys

$10.00

Bright Starts – Lights and Sounds FunPad

 

4.0 stars

 

Push, pull, squeeze toys

Hape Wooden Elephant Push Pull

$13.64

Hape Wooden Elephant Push Pull E0908

 

  • Ring Stacker

$7.99

Infantino Funny Faces Ring Stacker

 

4.0 stars

Music

Munchkin – Mozart Magic Cube

$15.00

4.5 stars

  • Parents’ Choice Awards winner
  • Inspires creativity and interactive play
  • 8 Mozart compositions

 

 

 

1-2 year olds

Pull toys

Kids Preferred Eric Carle Wood Pull Toy

$21.99

Kids Preferred Caterpillar Wood Pull Toy is based on the main character from Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. This 11″ long colorful critter has twisty-turny pull slong fun.

 

Blocks

Mega Bloks Big Building Bag 80-Piece Classic Building Set

$14.88

Was $19.88

You save $5.00

Rollback

5.0 star

  • Age Range: 1 to 5 years
  • Number of pieces: 80
  • Big and easy for little fingers to assemble

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LEGO DUPLO Creative Play Creative Ice Cream Building Set

$14.29

5.0 stars

  • Age Range: 1.5-5 years
  • 24 pieces
  • Features 3 ice cream cones and 6 colored tops
  • Shape sorter

$8.00

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks

 

4.5 stars

 

Bubbles

Imperial Toy Corp 08110 4 Oz Miracle Bubbles Assorted Colors

$8.97

Imperial Toy Corp 08110 4 Oz Miracle Bubbles Assorted Colors

  • Play telephone

$12.00

VTech Tiny Touch Phone

 

4.0 stars

Workshop bench

Little Tikes Little HandiWorker Workhorse Tool Play Set

$29.99

3.5 stars

  • Age Range: 2 years and up
  • Includes: pounding bench, nails, screws, screwdriver, wrench and hammer

 

Books

Colors

$2.92

Format:

Hardcover

Authors:

Roger Priddy

Ride-on toys

Little Tikes 30th Anniversary Cozy Coupe

$49.97

4.5 stars

  • Classic Cozy Coupe design
  • Rugged durable tires
  • Spins 360 degrees

American Plastic Toys Fire Truck Ride-On

$12.99

4.0 stars· Age Range: 1-1/2 years and up

  • Storage compartment under seat
  • Sturdy plastic design

 

Musical instruments

Little Virtuoso Rhythm Rockers First Band

$14.97

List price $24.99

You save $10.02

  • Age Range: 24 months and up
  • Fun melodies and sound effects
  • Encourages musical development
  • Play farm, dollhouse

$25.00

Out of stock online

Fisher-Price Little People Fun Sounds Farm Play Set

 

4.0 stars

Sand/water table

Step2 Duck Pond Water Table

$34.99

4.5 stars

  • Age Range: 1-1/2 to 5 years
  • Slide and slide tower
  • Side flipper

 

 

3-4 year olds

Play dishes/food for tea party

KidKraft 27-Piece Kitchen Play Set

$13.79

5.0 stars

  • Durable plastic in cheery colors
  • Assortment of fun “kitchenware”

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Sliceable Fruits and Veggies

$14.49

4.5 stars

  • Age Range: 3-6 years
  • Features play food pieces that join together by hook-and-loop fasteners

Play Doh

Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cupcake Tower

$9.99

4.5 stars

  • Age Range: 3 years and up
  • Press Play-Doh cupcakes with the mold
  • Arrange them on the 3-level tower

 

Musical instruments

KidKraft Lil’ Symphony Band in a Box

$20.20

  • Age Range: 3 years and up
  • Includes: 2 cymbals, 1 recorder, 1 tambourine and 1 xylophone

Tricycle

Fisher-Price Grow-with-Me Trike

$24.00

4.5 stars

  • Age Range: 2-5 years
  • Sleek designer styling
  • 2 ways to “grow” with kids

 

Blocks/Legos

LEGO DUPLO All-in-One Box of Fun Building Set

$29.29

Out of stock online

  • Age Range: 1.5-5 years
  • 65 pieces
  • Includes a boy LEGO DUPLO figure

 

 

Books

Brush, Brush, Brush!

$6.00

 

Outside play equipment

Little Tikes TotSports Easy Score Basketball Set

$29.97

Was $34.97

You save $5.00

  • Age Range: 18 months – 5 years
  • Develop social and motor skills
  • Oversize rim and junior size basketball
  • Pretend toys

$18.00

Was $39.97

You save $21.97

Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Garden Party Playset

 

4.0 stars

 

 

$18.00

Was $39.97

You save $21.97

Fisher-Price Jake and the Never Land Pirates Pirate Adventure Bucky

 

4.5 stars

 

 

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