These are the 25 best toys for 1 year old boys to keep them active, learning, and busy as they crawl and play on the floor. Let’s be completely honest and frank here, these toys are perfect for girls too, but our sample size was 15 playful boys and their parents. Many of these toys have music, sounds, and lights to get his attention while teaching them the basics like numbers, letters, and shapes.
Preferably Toy for 1 year old boys that stimulates new skills
Munchkin Mozart Rubik’s Cube
This fun dice toy features glowing buttons that little hands can use to play a variety of musical instruments and even has a setting to bring them all together for eight Mozart compositions. With a simple design, this is an easy way to add music to meal, bath or play times and the baby can learn how instruments come together to create music.
Baby Einstein Discovering Music Table
Another great introduction to music is this music table. This toy has two settings, from a flat floor toy for 1 year olds to a standing music table toy once your baby can stand and play unaided. The table as a multitude of keys that light up and teach the baby sounds, numbers and songs.
The stacking cups of the first years
One of the simplest toys for a 1 year old is a classic stacking cup set. 1 year olds want to hammer, stack, and play with all sorts of things. These mugs provide quick entertainment, from using it with other toys to playing with one or two during errands or meals. They are easy to clean and even have numbers on the bottom to make counting possible.
Developmental bumpy ball
1-year-olds are constantly learning and developing. This poorly developed ball is ideal for developing motor skills, from grasping and holding to transferring and playing. The variety of textures and shapes helps the baby to learn variety and sensitivity. The bright patterns help with vision and make this a great toy to learn and play with.
VTech Sit to Stand Learning Walker
Grow with me toys are great for 1 year olds as they learn to walk and develop. This baby walker, which grows with the child, turns from a floor toy to a walker with wheels that gets the baby moving and learning. The playback panel is full of buttons that light up, make sounds, and play songs.
LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book
It’s never too early to read with your baby! This book is great because it will help build your one year old’s vocabulary.
Fat Brain Toys Baby and toddler educational toys sensory scooter
Sensory toys are great for the little ones, especially when they’re colorful and safe to chew! These small rolls are made of 100% food-safe silicone and are BPA-free. I think it’s especially great that they have a chime inside that will grab your baby’s attention.
Cars and other toys on wheels
LUKAT friction-driven push cart
Crawlers are usually always on the move and these push cars help direct their energy into play time. Big enough for small children’s hands, this set of four cars will provide your crawling 1-year-old with some play support. The fun colors and simple design make them a great toy for a 1 year old boy.
VTech Drop and Go dump truck
Some one year old boys are fascinated by trucks and this interactive dump truck is the perfect opportunity to drive their own truck and learn how a dump truck works. This truck has flashing buttons and a set of bullets that go into the cabin and land on the truck bed. There is also a cord in the front for pulling the truck while playing.
VTech Sit to Stand Ultimate Train
Riding toys are a great addition to any 1 year old toy box. This sit-stand train grows with your child. First it is a sitting toy where you can press the buttons on the train’s locomotive, then it is a full-fledged toy to stand and walk with a car to ride along. Every 1-year-old boy can play with this toy for years and learn various skills with the interactive locomotive car.
Melissa & Doug stacking train
Your one year old is just figuring out how to get things moving (including yourself!) Which makes getting him his first move a great age. This little piece of wood will be the perfect addition to your playroom.
VTech Baby Rattle Singing Puppy
This last toy is great for on the go because it’s fun, colorful, and easy for baby to hold while in the car or on the go. Below is a rattle with a colorful dog top and a couple of buttons for playing music. No parts are missing and it’s just as fun in one piece.
Best toy that will grab your 1 year old boy’s attention
Playskool Play Favorites Busy Poppin ‘Pals
As a child approaches a year of age, toddlers’ ground time turns into ground-based playtime. These poppin ‘pals are great interactive toys to play on on the floor. Your 1 year old can sit down and learn how each door opens, and how to close the door and watch their friends reappear.
Playskool Explore N ‘Grow Busy Ball Popper
Another great Playskool toy is this ball popper. With a simple design, 1-year-olds can learn to work independently and work on their motor skills. The balls bounce up from the top and roll down the slide, causing them to move to collect the balls for more fun.
Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles bath toys
Once the baby can sit in the bathtub unassisted, bath time becomes another place to play. For 1-year-olds, these swimming and play whirlpools are a great addition to any bathroom. Each ball floats and has a fun sea creature in the middle along with rattling parts. These are easy to clean, dry quickly and are fun even outside of the bathroom.
Scatter and splash play mat
The litter and splash play mat enables children of all ages to enjoy a splash pad in the garden. This mat connects to a garden hose and the water pressure creates a fun sprinkler function. The hard-wearing mat will last a few summers and is the perfect place to splash around and enjoy the warm weather.
3 in 1 pop up play tent
For 1 year old boys who are full of energy and always seem to be on the go, this play tent is the perfect addition to any playroom or backyard. There are two ball pits, one at each end, with a tunnel connecting them. This is perfect for crawling around and playing in the balls. The tent can be easily folded up and stowed away, saving space in the playroom or in the off-season.
Laugh Fisher-Price and learn Magic Lights Fishbowl
This fishbowl-themed toy comes with a removable fish and a bowl of lights, sounds and music. This is a great toy to play with anywhere. All fish fit in the bowl and this, together with the interactive components, ensures hours of entertainment and fun.
Rocking horse for kindergarten
Every child needs its very own seesaw! I find this plush option from Pottery Barn absolutely adorable, but it’s also functional. Getting on and off is easy for the little ones and rocks just right.
Lamb night light buddy
Your baby is likely sleeping in his own room at this point, and this little lamb is the best way to give him a night light. They’ll love seeing the stars projected on the wall, and it might distract them long enough to make them fall asleep quickly.
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