Top 10 Educational Toys for Toddlers 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Toddler Educational Toys

Toddler playing with abacusWith a child’s introduction into the world of learning, there comes a certain sense of adventure. And with the right educational toys you can really see toddler-aged children come to life, which is where the list on this page comes into play.

What’s here: On this page are the ten best educational toys for toddlers for the Christmas holiday season of 2016 and into 2017. Ranking is based on both current popularity by sales, as well as considering overall consumer rankings and reviews.

For shoppers: For each of the toys listed below, one or more resources are listed to compare prices and buy it online. Resources are recommended based on price, ease of shopping and security. Links to reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow
2. Personalized Primary Name Puzzle
3. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
4. Melissa & Doug Monster Plush Bowling Game
5. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe
6. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck
7. Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo
8. VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register
9. ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready, Set, ABC Touch and Feel Cards
10. Melissa & Doug Vehicle Sound Puzzle

1. Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow

Price: $19.36
You save: $10.63 (35 %)
52 new from $19.2624 used from $14.91

Ages: 9 mos to 3 years

Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow comes in at 1st place among the 2016-2017 top 10 educational toys for toddlers.

Adorable and sweet. This pup, nicknamed Beat Bow Wow, is an ear-wigglin’, head-bobbin’, tail-waggin’ cutie with rainbow-colored, soft ears and an LED-lighted tail. When kids press the buttons, this friendly pup sings, dances, and teaches with numbers, colors, and sounds.

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Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow

$22.50
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 16:53:34 PST
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Dance Move Bow Wow Fisher Price Beat Green Toy Bright Beats Play Dog Beatbowwow

$26.79
End Date: Thursday Mar-9-2017 20:19:04 PST
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Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow

$24.72
End Date: Thursday Mar-9-2017 17:57:38 PST
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2. Personalized Primary Name Puzzle

Ages: 1 and up

Another exrremely popular toddler educational toy this year is the Personalized Primary Name Puzzle.

Simple, effective, and fun.

This puzzle teaches kids how to recognize and piece together the letters of their own name.

Eventually, with puzzle practice, toddlers will be able to spell out their name on paper.

Customizable for 9 colorful letters.

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3. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Ages: 9 mos to 3 years

And in the #3 spot of the best educational toys for toddlers 2016 and into 2017 is the VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker.

From those creative folks at VTech, the Sit to Stand is a colorful walker with lots of functions for different toddler stages. For crawlers, the front buttons provide plenty of learning and music. For walkers, the handlebar provides comfort-grip balance.

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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

$23.32
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 4:51:17 PST
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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (NOB)

$23.24
End Date: Tuesday Mar-14-2017 14:33:37 PDT
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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker - Pink New

$27.55
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 7:56:11 PST
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4. Melissa & Doug Monster Plush Bowling Game

Price: $18.95
81 new from $11.9913 used from $12.86

Ages: 2-4

Holding the next spot on the list – Melissa & Doug Monster Plush Bowling Game.

What an adorable and awesome idea! The Monster Plush Bowling Game uses too-cute “monster” plushies as pins, and a rollin’ monster as the bowling ball. Take aim and see how many pins you can knock down! Includes self-balancing weighted bottoms.

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Melissa & Doug Monster Bowling Wacky Plush 7" Pins Replacement Monster Z

$3.00
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 13:57:27 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Monster Bowling Wacky Plush Pins Replacement Monster 7" Z

$3.00
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 13:57:27 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Monster 7" Bowling Wacky Plush Pins Replacement Monster Z

$3.00
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 13:57:27 PDT
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5. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

Price: $44.44
You save: $10.55 (19 %)
27 new from $44.445 used from $38.66

Ages: 2-5

Another wonderful toy from VTech hits the 5th spot among the 2016-2017 best toddler educational toys with the Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe.

VTech has a knack for toys that feature double functions. The Touch and Lean is a deluxe desk that can become an easel and a chalkboard. Desk mode is learning mode, so there are 5 pages of fun activities that explore numbers, colors, letters, sounds, shape, music, and artsy stuff.

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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe Regular Standard Packaging

$60.35
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 18:30:22 PST
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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe New

$63.61
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 9:26:20 PST
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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe Interactive Learning System

$54.99
End Date: Monday Feb-20-2017 8:35:14 PST
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6. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

Price: $10.88
You save: $5.11 (32 %)
56 new from $9.990 used

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years

Next up – VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck.

The Drop and Go is a pint-sized dump truck with a adorable cat and a hat-wearing dog in the driver and passenger seats. So cute, fun, and educational. The truck comes with 3 “rocks” that kiddos carry, dump, and reload. There are lots-a buttons that teach numbers, songs, and actions.

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VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck Toddler Kids Learning toy Develops Colorful Gift

$14.00
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 23:51:50 PST
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Toddler Dump Truck VTech Drop And Go Kids Educational Toy

$16.15
End Date: Wednesday Mar-1-2017 9:11:22 PST
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VTech Drop Go Dump Truck Baby Fun Toddler Multicolor Kids Christmas Gift

$24.75
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 4:43:58 PST
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7. Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo

Price: $26.95
62 new from $23.400 used

Ages: 2 and up

Love this one! The Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo also manages a spot among the top toddlers’ educational toys this year.

I love this brand—Fat Brain. That name is so creative! Their toy, the Tobbles, look like cracked eggs that wiggle, wobble, roll, topple, stack, and spin. The exteriors are super-soft and super-grippable, perfect for hours of imaginative play.

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Fat Brain Toys - Tobbles Neo

$31.56
End Date: Tuesday Feb-28-2017 18:35:43 PST
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Fat Brain Tobbles Neo Balancing Toy 000779

$24.95
End Date: Sunday Mar-5-2017 11:25:55 PST
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Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo Balancing Toy Stacking Baby Toys Learning

$25.75
End Date: Tuesday Feb-21-2017 15:44:59 PST
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8. VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register

Price: $20.99
You save: $4.00 (16 %)
12 new from $20.999 used from $17.21

Ages: 1-3

So fun! The VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register is another among the favorite educational toddler toys for 2016 and into 2017.

Can you tell that I am really diggin’ the VTech line-up this year? Dubbed the Ring and Learn, this cash register teaches numbers and counting through sounds, actions, songs, and lights. Includes a colorful register, “credit” card, and plastic foods.

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VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register

$24.87
End Date: Saturday Feb-18-2017 6:56:38 PST
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VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register

$26.22
End Date: Tuesday Mar-14-2017 17:33:43 PDT
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Milk Carton Replacement VTech Ring and Learn Interactive Cash Register

$2.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-7-2017 19:32:39 PST
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9. ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready, Set, ABC Touch and Feel Cards

Price: $4.39
You save: $11.11 (72 %)
19 new from $4.390 used

Ages: 2-5

ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready, Set, ABC Touch and Feel Cards make it to #9 on our list this year.

The ABC edition of Little Hands is a touch-and-feel book of 13 alphabet-themed cards. Each card is two-sided and features a colorful illustration of something that begins with the letter on the card. For instance, A is for alligator, with his shiny scales. This is a great introduction to reading!

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ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready, Set, Touch and Feel Flash Cards, First Words

$14.20
End Date: Tuesday Mar-7-2017 6:55:46 PST
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ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready, Set, Touch and Feel Flash Cards, 123. Free Deliver

$17.24
End Date: Friday Feb-24-2017 19:49:46 PST
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ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready, Set, Touch and Feel Flash Cards, 123. Free Deliver

$18.64
End Date: Friday Feb-24-2017 19:49:46 PST
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10. Melissa & Doug Vehicle Sound Puzzle

Price: $9.12
You save: $3.87 (30 %)
20 new from $8.210 used

Ages: 2-4

The final pick among the top ten educational toys for toddlers this year is a long-term favorite – Melissa & Doug Vehicle Sound Puzzle.

This sound puzzle is a unique, light-activated peg puzzle with sounds to match the vehicles. When your kiddo picks up a puzzle piece, the light activates the respective vehicle sound. For example, the plane creates a WHOOSH of air.

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Sound Puzzle Melissa And Doug, Vehicles

$3.99
End Date: Thursday Mar-16-2017 13:07:54 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Vehicles Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle With Sound Effects (8

$12.27
End Date: Friday Mar-3-2017 12:37:58 PST
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Sound Puzzle Melissa And Doug, Vehicles

$5.99
End Date: Thursday Feb-23-2017 6:54:58 PST
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 09/29/16.

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