27 Awesome Gifts for Curious 1-Year-Old Girls

Last updated on May 2, 2024

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When a young girl celebrates her first birthday, she has undergone an incredible transformation from a small, helpless infant to a nearly-independent toddler brimming with character! If you’re in search of the perfect present for a one-year-old girl, this curated selection of 27 suggestions might come in handy. We’ve incorporated playthings and presents that cater to various temperaments and foster different aspects of growth, ensuring you’ll discover an item that matches the unique needs of the little lady you’re shopping for.

1. Fisher-Price Smart Stages Puppy

Fisher-Price Smart Stages Puppy
Why we like it: A cute and cuddly puppy toy that also promotes speech, language and learning.

The Fisher-Price Smart Stages Puppy is a cute, cuddly puppy toy with plenty of interactive buttons. His hands, feet, ears and heart can all be pressed to achieve different effects which will increase children’s understanding of cause, effect and technology.

The Smart Stages Puppy is also very educational, and will last over a few years as it teaches words, colors, letter and numbers at the press of its buttons. This also promotes listening and attention skills and speech and language development, and can be tailored to the child’s age and developmental stage as the Smart Stages Puppy has 3 different ‘levels’ of learning that can be selected. This level system means that the Smart Stages Puppy is a toy that will last a child a good number of years.

  • Soft and cuddly toy
  • Educational- teaches words, colors, letters and numbers
  • Increases understanding of cause and effect
  • Promotes speech and language development
  • Requires batteries

2. Interactive Toddler Baking Set

Interactive Toddler Baking Set
Why we like it: An interactive way for young children to learn and develop important skills while engaging in imaginative play.

The Laugh & Learn Magic Mixing Bowl by Fisher-Price is a great gift idea for a one-year-old girl if you’re looking for something that will be both entertaining and educational. The set includes toddler versions of classic baking tools, including a mixing bowl, measuring cups and a spoon. It even includes ingredients like milk, cherries, a chocolate bar and an adorable egg that doubles as a rattle.

Playing with the Magic Mixing Bowl can help improve hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and problem-solving skills as they pretend to crack open the egg and mix ingredients together. The mixing bowl also lights up and plays fun sounds and music, ensuring every playtime is a fun and engaging experience. Imaginative play is important for a child’s development and this toy will make sure the lucky little girl baking with this set is serving up the most delicious imaginary cupcakes on the playground.

  • Familiarizes with cause and effect
  • Improves fine motor skills
  • Encourages creative play
  • Everything stores inside the bowl
  • Requires batteries
  • Limited age range (6-36 months)

3. Lego Duplo Classic Brick Box Building Set

Lego Duplo Classic Brick Box Building Set
Why we like it: Provides open-ended play promoting imagination and construction skills, Duplo is timeless and built to last.

Duplo doesn’t seem to lose its appeal through the ages and is really built to last; many grandparents keep hold of their children’s sets for when the grandchildren come to play and it holds just as much interest now as it did then. This set of 85 pieces has some building ideas, but is also open-ended enough to allow children to design and build their own constructions too.

At 1 year old most babies are interested in construction, and are beginning to develop the strength and dexterity needed in their hands to use toys like Duplo. This is a gift that will really last, and can be connected with other Lego Duplo sets throughout the years.

  • Timeless favourite- loved by generations, not a fad
  • Open-ended- promotes imaginative play
  • Develops strength and dexterity in hands
  • Convenient storage box
  • Made of plastic
  • Young toddlers may need some help

4. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Piggy Bank

Why we like it: An interactive piggy bank that teaches numbers, counting, colors, and Spanish through songs and phrases.

The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Piggy Bank is an interactive toy piggy bank with 40+ songs, sounds and learning phrases for infants and toddlers ages 6-36 months.

It has 2 Smart Stages levels that teach numbers, counting, colors, and Spanish words. Drop coins into the back or press the nose for fun songs, sounds and phrases. It includes 10 colorful coins with numbers or animals for engaging put-and-take play.

  • Teaches numbers, counting, colors, Spanish
  • 2 learning levels
  • 40+ songs, sounds, phrases
  • Fun, interactive coin play
  • Requires batteries

5. The Sereed Balance Bike

Why we like it: A safety-focused balance bike that builds coordination skills for toddlers.

The Sereed Balance Bike helps toddlers ages 1-2 gain confidence on wheels. With no pedals or drive, kids learn balance and steering by pushing with their feet.

Den säkerhetsfokuserade designen har en bred hjulbas och begränsad styrning för att förhindra tippning. Den lätta aluminiumramen ger stabilitet, medan sitsen och handtagen håller de små bekväma. Tysta hjul möjliggör körning inomhus/utomhus. Sereed-cykeln väger bara 3,6 kg och är lätt för små barn att manövrera och bära. I takt med att koordinationen förbättras byggs förmågan att gå över till en pedalcykel upp. Den här smarta balanscykeln gör det roligt att lära sig cykla och stärker självförtroendet!

  • Can be used indoors
  • Develops balance and coordination
  • CSafe tip-proof design
  • Lightweight for easy handling
  • Limited age range
  • Doesn’t convert to pedal bike

6. Fascol 7 in 1 Kids Trike

Fascol 7 in 1 Kids Trike
Why we like it: A great, versatile trike toy that will develop with the child. Increases physical strength and skill.

Trikes are a popular present for a first birthday as they provide a new way for babies to see the world. Most 1-year-olds enjoy going for a walk in the stroller and seeing the sights and the sounds of the neighborhood, and a trike provides a new, more independent way to do this.

The Fascol 7 in 1 trike is extremely versatile and adaptable and can be used all the way up until 5 years of age making it a long-lasting gift. To begin with a safety frame ensures that a young toddler is held safely whilst being pushed along, but soon they can place their feet on the pedals and feel the motion, or begin to steer a little, all of this is fantastic for their physical development. This model then converts into a full trike for older children. With a full sunshade, foam grip handles and rear basket this trike has all the conveniences of a stroller too.

  • Long lasting- can be adapted for older children
  • Adjustable safety features to cater for different sized children
  • Convenience of a stroller
  • Promotes physical activity and outdoor time
  • Requires adult to push in younger stages
  • Need storage space- doesn’t fold

7. Hape Country Critters Play Cube

Hape Country Critters Play Cube
Why we like it: Promotes problem solving, logic, dexterity, fine motor skills and exploration as well as encouraging child to play in a standing position, increasing balance and strength.

The Hape Country Critters Play Cube is a beautiful wooden toy with plenty of levers, shapes, beads and mazes to encourage children to use their hands to move all of these components, thereby increasing their dexterity and fine motor skills which lay the foundations for writing much later on. Children will develop and improve their problem-solving skills as they work out how to move items around the cube.

The height and stability of the play cube also encourage younger toddlers to pull to stand, increasing their balance and strength in their legs ready for walking. With plenty of different components to explore and experiment with this is a gift that will last a little girl a while.

  • Made of wood
  • Promotes logic
  • Improves children’s dexterity and fine motor skills
  • Encourages standing play
  • Does not require batteries
  • Fairly large item- requires storage space

8. Fisher-Price Bounce and Spin Zebra

Fisher-Price Bounce and Spin Zebra
Why we like it: Bouncing fun whilst promoting balance, core strength and coordination this will delight any 1-year-old girl!

The Fisher-Price Bounce and Spin Zebra is likely to be an instant hit that will give a 1-year-old hours of fun. A modern take on a rocking horse, the Bounce and Spin Zebra is a toy that the child can ride on top off and it bounces up and down as well as spinning 360 degrees, helping to develop strength in the core and leg. As children bounce and spin, they are rewarded with lights, sounds and music, stimulating their auditory and visual senses, making this a great all-round sensory experience.

  • Improves gross motor skills
  • Increases strength in the legs
  • Can be easily cleaned
  • Stimulates auditory and visual senses
  • Requires batteries
  • Needs space to play

9. Baby Einstein Toddler Jams Musical Toy

Baby Einstein Toddler Jams Musical Toy
Why we like it: Babies love music and dancing and this toy provides a variety of music, lights and sounds to stimulate the auditory system.

The Baby Einstein Toddler Jams Musical Toy taps into babies’ natural love of music and dancing by providing a variety of musical styles at the touch of a button. As children learn how to use buttons, they develop their understanding of cause and effect and how technology works. The Baby Einstein Toddler Jams Musical Toy is also reasonably sized and portable meaning that it’s easy to take along on a playdate, car ride or to grandma’s house to keep a little one entertained. If the 1-year-old you’re gifting loves music and dancing then this is sure to be a hit.

  • Portable
  • Develops auditory system
  • Enjoyable- different types of music
  • Encourages exploration of technology
  • Volume control
  • Requires batteries

10. Princess Pop-Up Tent

Princess Pop Up Tent
Why we like it: An entertaining safe haven for toddlers designed to be a ball pit but equally fun as a light-up tent.

This fun gift is going to make any one-year-old little princess happy. Children love having a secure retreat that feels uniquely theirs and this tent will undoubtedly become her new beloved hideaway. Parents will love it too due to the convenience of the instant pop-up feature, making it the ideal companion for outdoor playtime or traveling playdates.

It’s made of a highly durable polyester that can be easily wiped clean and is designed using anti-scratch velcro for added safety. The removable sunroof, mesh windows and crawl door make it easy to keep an eye on the inside while the built-in LED lights make this a dazzling delight for toddlers. It’s not just a tent though. Make this tent really special by adding the colorful balls it was designed to hold. You do, however, need to buy the balls separately. It’ll be worth it though!

  • Encourages independent play
  • Improves gross motor skills
  • Durable and cleanable polyester
  • Folds flat into a travel case

  • Balls sold separately
  • Lights require batteries


11. VTech Hop-A-Roo Kangaroo

VTech Hop-A-Roo Kangaroo

Why we like it: A cute plush musical toy that encourages baby’s movement and physical skills.

The VTech Hop-A-Roo Kangaroo is a plush toy mother kangaroo with a cute little joey who fits in her pouch! This in itself will encourage imaginative play, and dexterity as children learn to take the joey out, and put the joey back in to the pouch. The Hop-A-Roo Kangaroo stimulates auditory and musical learning through speech, songs and kissing noises and can also hop across the floor just like a real kangaroo! This movement feature will not only delight children but will also encourage them to develop their physical strength and skills as they crawl, shuffle or toddle after the Hop-A-Roo. This is a great gift for encouraging a 1-year-old’s movement.

  • Encourages movement and physical development
  • Opportunities for imaginative role-play
  • Stimulates auditory and musical learning
  • Eco-friendly recyclable packaging available

  • Requires batteries
  • Works better on hard-flooring than carpet


12. Trihorse Wooden Marble Run

Trihorse Wooden Marble Run

Why we like it: Beautiful wooden toy that engages imagination, motor skills and understanding of cause and effect.

Marble runs are a brilliant toy that promote all sorts of different learning and development; obviously a traditional marble run is not going to be suitable for a 1-year-old due to the choking hazard of the marbles, but the Trihorse Wooden Marble Run solves this problem! The marble run itself is made of wood, which makes it much eco-friendlier and more timeless than a plastic alternative and is pre-constructed for the child as 1-year-olds would likely struggle to set up a working run.

Instead of using marbles the Trihorse Wooden Marble Run uses riding toys, that fit onto and progress down the run without posing any kind of choking hazard to the child, they are also a better size for little hands to manipulate. The Trihorse Wooden Marble Run is a great way for children to learn about cause and effect and how the world works as they learn to place the toys at the top of the run and track their progress down.

  • Uses riding toys instead of marbles- safe for young children
  • Pre-constructed run- easy to use
  • Develops understanding of cause and effect
  • Promotes motor skills
  • Made of wood- eco-friendly and long-lasting

  • Larger toy requiring storage space


13. Amy & Benton Piano Keyboard Toy for Kids

Amy & Benton Piano Keyboard Toy for Kids

Why we like it: Perfect for a budding musician, this toy uses music and sounds to engage the auditory system and promote listening and learning.

Lots of children like music, and many of them like to make their own music, the Amy & Benton Piano Keyboard looks like a real piano keyboard which builds familiarity with real instruments. Young children will enjoy experimenting with cause and effect by pressing the keys and buttons and listening to the different notes and sounds produced. This also develops hand-eye coordination as they learn to direct their hands and fingers to particular buttons or keys to repeat a favourite sound.

As children get older the Amy & Benton Piano continues to offer plenty of learning opportunities as it offers the sounds of 8 percussion instruments, 4 musical instruments, different volumes and rhythms and a record and play function. This is a gift that will last a child many years and grow with them as their musical ability develops.

  • Looks like a real piano
  • Promotes listening skills
  • Develops understanding of cause and effect
  • Enhances hand-eye coordination
  • Different activities make it suitable for varying ages

  • Requires assembly
  • Requires batteries


14. Lego Duplo My First Alphabet Truck

Lego Duplo My First Alphabet Truck

Why we like it: Classic Lego Duplo combined with a vehicle and the opportunity to look at letters of the alphabet!

Whilst it’s unlikely that a 1-year-old is going to be learning the alphabet any time soon, early exposure to letter shapes and discussion of their sounds is not going to set them back at all! The Lego Duplo My First Alphabet Truck makes a great gift for a 1-year-old as it combines Lego Duplo, with a vehicle. At age one most children are interested in pushing and pulling vehicles, and constructing and building towers and both of these enhance their physical strength and skill. The blocks from this set can also be combined with any other Lego Duplo the child has which means that play can be even more open ended.

  • Duplo is timeless and durable
  • Promotes physical skills
  • Early letter recognition opportunities
  • Can be used with other Lego Duplo sets

  • Doesn’t come with a storage box


15. Brio My First Railway

Brio My First Railway

Why we like it: Classic train track toy which encourages construction, dexterity, coordination and imaginative play.

Train tracks are a classic children’s toy and with good reason! They offer plenty of different learning opportunities and can be very open-ended; there is not just one way to put a track together so children can experiment with their construction skills and imaginations to develop their own track structures. Putting track together requires accuracy and patience as well as good fine motor skills and dexterity, and pushing trains along the track promotes physical skills and strengths like squatting, crawling or shuffling and balance.

Train tracks are the kind of toy that will be played with again and again and used in different ways as children get older so they represent a good investment; this Brio set also connects to other wooden train tracks so can be used with other sets the child may have or get later on.

  • Classic, timeless toy
  • Promotes construction skills
  • Enhances physical skills and dexterity
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Connects with other wooden train-tracks

  • Will require adult help to begin with


16. Selonis Soft Ball Pit Pool

Selonis Soft Ball Pit Pool

Why we like it: Like having a soft-play center in the comfort of your own home! Ball pits are great fun for children and develop their physical skills too.

Kids love ball pits! But often the ‘at-home’ versions are brightly colored, flimsy and just plain unsightly which is why the Selonis Soft Ball Pit Pool is such a welcome change for parents! Its soft fabric sides are safe for small children whilst also being sturdy enough to stand up to the rigors of being climbed and jumped all over, and are tastefully colored to fit in with modern home décor. The covers are removable and washable too meaning that it’s pretty easy to keep the Ball Pit Pool clean.

Children will have hours of fun, jumping, climbing and burying themselves in the pool, and this all promotes the development of their physical skills and strength; for example, sitting in the ball pool on an uneven surface requires much more engagement from core muscles and balance than sitting on a flat surface.

  • Great fun for children of varying ages
  • Increases physical skill and strength
  • Removable, washable covers
  • Soft and safe for small children
  • Stylish and modern, fits in with home decorations

  • Intensive tidy-up


17. VTech Play & Learn Activity Table

VTech Play & Learn Activity Table

Why we like it: Great interactive and educational toy that encourages children to stand to play.

At 1-year-old you may be looking to encourage children to stand up more to increase the strength in their core and their legs ready for walking, this VTech Play & Learn Activity is a great way to give them the encouragement they need to do just that. It is a low table, absolutely covered with interactive elements and buttons that will develop a child’s understanding of cause and effect as they press each button and learn what it does.

The table is also educational in that it teaches colors, numbers and shapes through speech and music, this will help with a 1-year-old’s speech and language development as they listen to and imitate sounds and words. This also means that it will last for a few years as the child develops an understanding of the concepts of shape, number, color and so on.

  • Encourages children to stand to play
  • Develops understanding of cause and effect
  • Stimulates auditory sense
  • Educational- teaches colors, numbers, shapes etc.

  • Requires batteries
  • Large toy which requires space


18. Safety 1st Wooden Step Stool

Safety 1st Wooden Step Stool

Why we like it: A beautiful step stool that can be used to help with brushing teeth, washing hands, toilet training, or to reach toys and books from higher shelves.

Around about the one-year mark babies start to express their need for independence, and may protest about adult help with getting dressed, brushing teeth and washing hands. It’s best just to go with it and encourage their independence in self-care whilst also helping to make sure that their basic hygiene needs are taken care of. The Safety 1st Wooden Step Stool is a safe way to allow your child more independence in hand-washing, tooth brushing and later, toilet training. It has 2 platforms which can be used independently or as steps up onto a safe surface.

The Wooden Step Stool is much more visually pleasing than plastic alternatives and may fit in better with the home décor. As well as being used in the bathroom for self-care tasks it could also be used as a step to reach higher toy or book shelves in the playroom or bedroom. This makes a practical and useful gift that will last a child many years.

  • Choice of two heights
  • Made of wood- eco-friendly
  • Increases independence
  • Promotes physical skills and self care

  • Slightly more difficult to clean than plastic


19. Sophie la girafe Baby Teething Toy

Sophie la girafe Baby Teething Toy

Why we like it: A teething toy that is popular with babies and parents around the world!

Sophie la girafe has become synonymous with teething toys. This teething toy is incredibly popular globally and id made from 100% natural rubber and painted with food-safe paints to ensure that it is both durable, and safe to be chewed on. Whilst a 1-year-old may have begun cutting teeth already they generally will continue to do so up until around age 2 and a half and the teeth that come later on can cause more discomfort than the earlier ones, so Sophie will represent a good investment for a 1-year-old. Sophie la girafe has a distinctive squeaking noise when she is squeezed which helps children to understand cause and effect as they repeat actions to achieve the desired effect.

  • Promotes sensory development
  • May help with teething pain
  • Made from natural rubber

  • Cannot be submerged in water


20. Bobby Car Next

Bobby Car Next

Why we like it: Promotes physical strength, development and balance and helps children stay active whilst enjoying playing with lights and sounds.

For some reason we don’t seem to have moved on from the stereotype that boys like cars, so, often, little girls are not bought toys like the Bobby Car but they love them! By 1 year of age most children are good at bearing weight on their legs, have the core strength to balance and are beginning to, or in the process of learning to walk, ride on toys help to strengthen leg muscles further as children need to push their own weight and the weight of the toy.

The Bobby Car is built to last, with a high weight limit of 100 lbs and built in knee recesses to accommodate older children, so this is a gift that will last well beyond age 1. Lights and a horn provide added entertainment and teach little ones how to operate simple technology, switching them on and off.

  • Built to last
  • Neutral colors- could be passed down to younger siblings
  • Promotes physical development
  • Lights turn off automatically- doesn’t run batteries down

  • Requires batteries
  • Requires close adult supervision


21. VTech Baby Laptop

VTech Baby Laptop

Why we like it: Baby’s very own laptop! Helps with hand-eye coordination, cause and effect and speech and language learning.

Babies love technology! The VTech Baby Laptop may be a solution to sticky hands all over TV remote controls, smartphones and their parents’ laptops, by giving baby a laptop of their very own. The Baby Laptop is designed especially for younger children with large, chunky buttons which suit little hands, a carry-along handle and a robust design this toy should last several years.

There are 3 modes of play available so that the toy can be adjusted to suit the child’s developmental needs. Modes of play available are animals, shapes and music, so older children can focus on learning the names of shapes whilst younger children can simply enjoy the music. The toy has plenty of words and phrases, encouraging listening skills and speech and language development, all of which depend upon the pressing of buttons so the child will also develop their understanding of cause and effect and hone their hand-eye coordination. As a gift the VTech Baby Laptop has plenty to offer!

  • Increases understanding of technology
  • 3 different modes available
  • Larger buttons suit little hands
  • Develops hand-eye coordination
  • Encourages speech and language development

  • Speaks English only
  • Requires batteries


22. Zuru Pets Alive Rainbow Boppi The Booty Shakin’ Llama

Zuru Pets Alive Rainbow Boppi The Booty Shakin' Llama

Why we like it: A cute llama that plays music and dances around at the touch of a button, 1-year-olds will love learning how to get the music to play.

Llamas seemed to have really grown in popularity over the last few years and this cute, rainbow version will certainly be welcomed by any 1-year-old girl. Not only is it brightly colored, and cute, but it also has soft, fuzzy fur that little hands will love to stroke. The Zuru Pets Alive Rainbow Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama does just as you might expect; bops around and shakes its booty!

With a variety of songs and dance moves which start by pressing the button, a 1-year-old will soon learn exactly how the Llama works and delight themselves by pressing the button and watching her dance over and over again. As the child seeks to dance along to the music they improve their listening skills as well as their gross motor skills. The Booty Shakin’ Llama is sure to provide plenty of laughter to the whole family.

  • Promotes movement and physical skill development
  • Enhances understanding of cause and effect
  • Stimulates auditory and visual senses
  • Fuzzy fur also provides calming sensory input

  • Requires batteries


23. Jewelkeeper Girl’s Musical Jewellery Storage Box with Spinning Unicorn

Jewelkeeper Girl's Musical Jewellery Storage Box with Spinning Unicorn

Why we like it: A special box to store jewelry, keepsakes and special treasures with an attractive unicorn design and music that plays when the box is opened.

Around about age 1 many little girls are given pretty items of jewelry that can be worn as children, or are intended to be kept for later. Giving the gift of a jewelry box means that she will have somewhere to store her jewelry, as well as all the other treasures that little girls seem to collect.

The Jewelkeeper Girl’s Musical Jewellery Storage Box with Spinning Unicorn has the added benefit of an attractive unicorn design, a spinning unicorn and music that plays when the box is opened, so it is not a purely practical gift but will also delight the little girl in question. Fairly quickly she will understand how to open and close the box to start and stop the music and as she gets older she will begin to take notice of and understand the wind up key mechanism that allows the music to play.

  • Useful storage for gifted jewelry or special treasures
  • Attractive unicorn design
  • Plays music
  • Enhances understanding of cause and effect
  • Comes with a gift box, so no wrapping required

  • May encourage little ones to play with sentimental items of jewelry


24. Green Toys Dump Truck

Green Toys Dump Truck

Why we like it: A sturdy, built to last and eco-friendly toy which promotes imaginative play and physical skill.

Green Toys are synonymous with quality, their toys are favored by nurseries and daycares because they are robust, sturdy and completely non-toxic. Made with recycled plastic they represent an eco-friendlier solution to traditional plastic toys, and contain no BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings. In fact, the plastic they are made from is certified for contact with food so is completely safe if a 1-year-old decides to chew on any part of the vehicle! The dumper truck itself will provide imaginative fun as the child learns to push and pull it along and fill and empty the dumper; improving their physical skills and dexterity as they do so.

  • Child proof; made to last
  • Eco-friendly- made with recycled plastic
  • Promotes imaginative play
  • Working dumper promotes physical skill and dexterity
  • Encourages movement as child pushes and pulls

  • Slightly more expensive than non-recycled plastic


25. Wooden Interactive Activity Cube

Wooden Interactive Activity Cube

Why we like it: An eco-friendly toy based on the popular Montessori method that offers eight different learning activities.

Promote learning and development through hands-on play with this play cube by Bravmate. This Montessori toy, which is based on the Montessori method of education that encourages self-learning for practical life skills, is made of durable and eco-friendly wood. It’s designed as a cube that can break apart into eight individual play stations, each with a different activity. Activities include a bead maze, an abacus, spinning gears, a shape sorter, a xylophone and a learning clock. Plenty of activities to keep learning time engaging.

This fun toy will help a child work on their counting skills, colors, pattern recognition and fine motor skills. When it’s not being used the toy can be put together as a complete cube that also doubles as a box for storing all the toy accessories, so it’s a completely self-contained toy that’s great for cleanup or even for travel.

  • Promotes self-learning
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Great for travel and fast clean up

  • Small parts that could be a choking hazard


26. B. Toys One Two Squeeze Baby Blocks

B. Toys One Two Squeeze Baby Blocks

Why we like it: A beautiful set of squeezy blocks which can be used in a variety of ways for open ended play, construction and learning.

B. Toys are another eco-friendly brand focusing on producing toys with a lower environmental impact which are especially safe for young children to use. The B. Toys One Two Squeeze Baby Blocks are just that, extremely safe, as they are made from a rubbery plastic, they reduce the risk of injury or damage when thrown or knocked down and also BPA-free and non-toxic.

They are purposefully produced in more muted colors that we traditionally see in baby toys as some research suggests that lots of very bright colors may actually be over-stimulating to babies and toddlers. These blocks can be used to construct walls and towers and combined with other toys for open-ended structural play. They also feature animals, colors, shapes and numbers so that as children grow they can begin to learn some of these.

  • Soft blocks- no risk of injury
  • BPA free and non-toxic
  • Made in muted colors so as not to over stimulate
  • Educational- teaches colors, numbers and animals
  • Comes with a storage bag

  • May be outgrown faster than more traditional blocks


27. Musical Floor Piano Mat

Musical Floor Piano Mat

Why we like it: An easily transportable toy that encourages self-expression through music while developing coordination and creative thinking.

Spark a passion for music at a young age with this delightful toy for toddlers. This touch play music piano is made of durable, nontoxic and nonslip material that can easily be unfolded and placed anywhere a little one wants to start creating their own music. It not only acts as a fun floor piano, but it also plays various melodies and funny animal sounds.

The design of the piano does more than just help children express themselves musically, it also helps develop sensory skills and helps them to recognize numbers and colors. It will improve hand-eye-foot coordination, fine motor skills and inspire creative thinking. It runs off of three AAA batteries that are not included but once you overlook that, this is a gift that is going to give any young child hours of fun and laughter. It will, quite literally, be music to your ears.

  • Encourages musical interest
  • Develops eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Will be entertaining for many ages
  • Promotes creativity and self-expression

  • Requires batteries- not included

Final words

1-year-olds are natural explorers with lots of energy and curiosity so they need plenty of stimulation in the day. The toys and products suggested here are all useful for providing different types of learning opportunities to help your child’s development across the board as well as tapping into common interests and ways of learning.

If you are looking to give a 1-year-old-girl a gift that will be loved and well-used for years to come, as well as helping to promote different aspects of learning then the suggestions here should give you a few different options. Good luck as you select the perfect gift for the 1-year-old in your life!

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