PLATINUM AWARD: TODDLERS

We are delighted to announce the Best Toys in the Toddler Category for 2019. These toys have been awarded our top honor, the  Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award

Toddlers are all about their new found mobility and curiosity. It's important to bring home a mix of playthings that play to their strengths and foster confidence in their ability to make things happen! And if you've ever played with a toddler, you know they love...

October 21, 2019

(Viking $0.00)

Perfect for beach or sandbox, these lightweight Viking trucks are easy to carry along and a snap to clean up in the dishwasher or under a hose. Made of sugar cane, they are Swedish toys that will not sit in the landfill for a thousand years. They are totally recyclable and ready for rugged play. Choose the Mighty Dump truck with big tread tires and working dump. Look for the pastel work truck with lift up ladder...

October 4, 2019

(Jakks Pacific $24.99)

You probably had the original Corn Popper, a favorite push toy for generations. Now the familiar look and sound of the Corn Popper has been added to a ride-on for the 21st century toddler. Low to the ground with easy on-off action, this four-wheel drive ride-on for toddlers has a popper up front in a see through dome. As toddlers ride the balls pop up and down making a fun sound. (Unless you find the ratt...

September 30, 2019

(Sassy $9.99)

We showed you this toy as part of a set. It's also available as a stand alone and good fun for under ten dollars. This is one bath toy that can double as a tabletop toy, as well. With a sturdy suction cup it attaches to tub or table and a swipe of a hand sends the many little colorful cups spinning. Standing in the tub, water will help power the motion and spill as the cups reach the top. Standing on a table, the...

September 30, 2019

(Sassy $8.99)

Not only is this a fun bath toy with multiple knobs that sprinkle, spin, drip and pour, it can be played with as a ball or spilt apart and enjoyed in new ways. This kind of experimenting builds on little children’s natural curiosity about real things and how they work—in this case, it’s all about the nature of water and what it does and what they can do with it. Sassy has also managed to design a bath toy that wil...

September 10, 2019

(Sassy $24.99)

Sassy's Whirling Wheel Waterfall is one bath toy that can double for tabletop fun, as well. With a sturdy suction cup it attaches to tub or table and a swipe of a hand sends the many little colorful cups spinning. Standing in the tub, water will help power the motion and spill as the cups reach the top. Standing on a table, the rainbow of colors will blur as it turns. If you want a triple winner, choose Sassy's W...

July 31, 2019

(Cuddle + Kind $60-$80)

Once again, we applaud the charming dolls handcrafted by talented women in Peru, who make their living with these lovable creations. This year’s beauties are once again winning choices for gift giving. It will be hard to choose just one favorite; each is special in its own way. Perhaps the standout is a pink ballerina Penelope, a 20” tall knitted flamingo with a floral crown above her tiny black eyes, pi...

July 31, 2019

(Cuddle + Kind $ 60 each for 13” or $80 for 20” size )

Once again, we applaud the charming dolls handcrafted by talented women in Peru, who make their living with these lovable creations. This year’s beauties are once again winning choices for gift giving. It will be hard to choose just one favorite; each is special in its own way.

Good luck choosing between Violet and Elliot Fawn. Like all fawns they have still got their white...

July 18, 2019

(Djeco $22.80)

You and your toddler will find many ways to play with these adorable “house” blocks and the little animals that come with them. Show them how the animals can fit inside, on top of, or next to the blocks that has a matching image on one side. Or, put the animals inside the houses and line them up, side by side or stacked in size order. As you do this, you’re modeling ways to play while also enlarging basic concept...

July 18, 2019

(Fisher-Price $31.10)

Ride n’ Chomp Crox is a very neat Croc—it gobbles up the multi-colored Mega Bloks in its path. Low to the ground for young toddlers to straddle with ease, it’s bright green with chartreuse accents on the seat and feet, has big eyes, purple wheels and a wide opened mouth that magically scoops up scattered Mega Bloks. Little riders can lift the seat and build on the back or front of the Crox. There are 25 Me...

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