How To Pick Kids Toys According  To Their Age

One of the most important thing that you should keep in mind when buying toys for your kids is that not very toy is safe for all ages. This is why many toys will have the age range written on them, and even online stores like Step2 Direct will have the same warning on toys.

When you are browsing for toys, you are not only supposed to pay attention to the age appropriate toys, but also if the toys will be entertaining and educational. The below list might help you out in picking the toys for your kids.

Birth to six-month-old kids

Usually, the babies are mostly interested by their mother, the faces you make, your voice and the shape of your face. This is because they are not able to see everything clearly at the beginning, so toys with different colors and shapes are the most entertaining.


– Floor gyms and crib gyms

– Activity quilts

– Safety mirrors

– Cloth toys and soft dolls

– Stuffed animals

– Chime and music toys

– Rattles

6-month-olds kids to 1-year-olds

In the second half of their first year, kids will master their motor skills, which will enable them to play with different toys that requires a lot of movements. When babies are able to sit up, they can have fun with a variety of toys they can manipulate; drop, stack up, bang, open and shut, pin and take out toys.


– Balls (1-3/4 inch or bigger)

– Busy boxes

– Push-pull toys

– Pop-up toys

– Teething toys

– Bath toys

– Stuffed animals and soft toys

– Squeeze/squeak toys, rattles, simple musical instruments

– Nesting and stacking toys

– Simple shape sorters

1 to 2-year-olds

In the second year of their life, kids like to explore the world around them. They are curious about everything that foes around them, as they investigate and learn new things. If you want a busy toddler, you should get educational and entertaining toys.


– Push/pull toys and ride toys (wagons)

– Simple shape sorters

– Blocks

– Bath toys

– Plushies, soft dolls

– Sandbox toys

– Dolls and baby gear

– Kitchen toys and gadget for house

From 2 to 3-year-olds

Older toddlers like to test out their physical skills, which means there will be a lot of jumping, throwing and climbing, as they enjoy active play. At this age, they like to see their hands to build different things and display their skills.


– Building blocks and building systems in general

– Wading pool and water toys

– Puzzles

– Dolls

– Kitchen and House equipment’s

– Child-sized tables and chairs

– Tricycles and helmet

– Shape sorters, story books, wagons

After this stage, the kids will just want more and more ‘dangerous’ toys, which is why you need to make sure you purchase the toys that are appropriate for their age. In addition, at those stages, kids do not have to be monitored as often as before, but you still have to have an adult with them.

Final word

For those of you who have older children, you can buy a ton of toys for them as well, for example you can shop plastic kids playhouses at! They also have different types of bigger toys that are good for all ages.