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LIST: 7 play-to-learn toys for toddlers

Wyanet Alcibar
LIST: 7 play-to-learn toys for toddlers
Here are a few toys you can buy for kids that'll help veer them away from gadgets

If you’re looking for ways to lessen your toddler’s screen time and get them to play, this list is for you!

Here are a few gift ideas:

Transportation Chunky Puzzle (P310)

Help your toddler develop their language and problem-solving skills with this wooden puzzle set. Sound out the names of the vehicles to give your kid an extra push. 

The 9-piece puzzle is best for toddlers aged 12 months and above. 

You can get it at Toys for Max on Instagram. Toys for Max was launched by Teacher Cathy, when she needed to come up with ways for her 2-year-old son to learn new things during the quarantine. 

Toys for Max offers same-day delivery via Grab, Lalamove, and Mr. Speedy within Metro Manila. They also ship nationwide via Sonic Express. 

Wooden Pretend Play Sets (P800) 

Your toddler can pretend to bake, make coffee, or toast bread like a grown-up with these wooden pretend play sets from Imagination Factory. Along the way, he or she will be able to build vocabulary, role play, and improve hand-eye coordination. 

These play sets are suitable for kids aged 3-10 years old. Toddlers will need adult supervision, as the sets include some small parts. 

Imagination Factory is a toy brand launched by Jess, a speech and language therapist for kids, who advocates for the use of toys as tools for language and social development. 

Follow Imagination Factory on Instagram to watch out for Christmas bundles.

Imagination Factory offers same-day delivery within Metro Manila via Lalamove. For provincial orders, the shop uses ClinqNShip. 

Mideer Kids Storybook Torch (P900) 

This portable home theatre will allow you and your child to project fairytales on your wall, making for a fun bonding activity. Enhance your toddler’s imagination and creative thinking by using this to add visual aid for your bedtime stories.

The package comes with one torch, one storybook, and 8 story film discs. If your toddler is afraid of the dark, the Storybook Torch can also be used as a nightlight that you can set to turn off after 15 minutes. 

The Mideer Storybook Torch is best for kids 2-4 years of age. 

It is available at Baby Wink Toys and Essentials on Instagram. Baby Wink offers same-day delivery within Metro Manila via Mr. Speedy, and nationwide shipping with its own courier— Passfast Delivery Services.

Eco Wooden Building Blocks (P1,199) 

Building blocks are a safe choice to gift a growing toddler. With a set of blocks, toddlers can develop their motor skills, logic, and creativity. 

This set of wooden building blocks from Umibaby is crafted from natural bamboo. The blocks are compatible with most major block brands, so you don’t need to start your block collection from scratch. 

The set comes with 45 interlocking blocks, 2 wheels, 10 colored pencils, and a storage box. Shop on the Umibaby website. Umibaby ships 3 times weekly via J&T Express.

Finger Paint Kit (P1,350)

If your toddler is taking a liking to visual arts, consider letting them finger paint with this kit from Toys for Your Tots on Instagram. By painting, toddlers can become more attuned to their sensory skills. 

The paint is washable, so your kid can make a mess with no problem. It is made of natural plant dyes, so it is safe to use for 1-year-olds and above. 

The kit comes in tin containers for easy storage. It comes with accessories and a guide book to help parents and children enjoy activities together. 

Toys for Tots offers in-house delivery within Metro Manila. They also ship nationwide. This Christmas, Toys for Tots can affix a tag and ribbon on the package for those who want to send the kit directly to their beloved toddler.

Multifunctional Learning Activity Table (P2,500)
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– Introduces the age-appropriate curriculum in a fun and engaging way – Encourages the development of motor skills and hand-eye coordination. – It also helps the baby develop various fine motor and gross motor skills. – Removable legs allow for easy storage and sit-down play Includes light-up buttons, manipulative features, songs, and melodies. – Multifunctional activity table has a train on top with sound, plays music, and has a piano and various other activities. – It has many activities for development and learning for babies in the age group of 1 to 3 years. – It encourages babies to interact and express himself or herself. MULTIFUNCTIONAL LEARNING ACTIVITY TABLE ₱2,500

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Stimulate your toddler’s auditory and tactile senses with this Multifunctional Learning Activity Table from Stuff N Toys on Instagram. This table makes for a good all-in-one learning toy with a piano, a train, gears, and many more little toys for your toddler to fiddle with. 

This toy can be enjoyed by 1-year-olds and above. 

Stuff N Toys offers delivery within Metro Manila via Grab, Lalamove, and Mr. Speedy. For provincial orders, they are available on Shopee. 

5-in-1 Slide and Swing Set (P6,950)

Help your child get active indoors with this 5-in-1 slide and swing set from Giddy for Toys on Instagram. It might seem like a huge expense, but your toddler might want to break a sweat after being cooped up in quarantine for so long. 

The set includes a slide, swing, basketball hoop, soccer net, and a table. If you live in a smaller space, you can customize which parts of the set you want. You can even order the slide on its own! 

The set is best for kids aged 2-8 years old. Get it while your child is still a toddler to get the most use out of it. 

Giddy for Toys offers delivery within Metro Manila via Grab, Lalamove, and Mr. Speedy. Nationwide shipping is also available via J&T Express. –

Wyanet Alcibar is a Rappler intern