10 Awesome Toys for a 1-Year-Old

March 18, 2015  |   Megan Saynisch

Baby’s first birthday is special: from the amazing developmental milestones to that first slice of birthday cake smushed on her face. Good toys for a 1-year-old help develop their growing skills, like color and shape recognition, fine and gross motor skills, and language. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or just trying to spice up the life of your favorite kid, we’ve put together a list of 10 great toys for a 1-year-old that are both fun and developmentally appropriate:

Board Books with Photos or Life-Like Illustrations

Musical Instruments

Art Supplies: Organic Crayons and Chalk

About the author

Megan Saynisch

Megan Saynisch

Megan is a freelance writer, organic gardener, chef, and mom – not in that order. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center), Megan lives in the Kale Capital of the World (Brooklyn, NY) with her husband, two young children, and a cat named Rocky. She tweets sometimes.