10 Educational Toys for Toddlers 18+ Months Old- Under $20

Educational Toys for Toddlers

10 Educational Toys for Toddlers 18+ Months Old- Under $20

Shopping for younger children can always be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a child of your own within the same age group.  I have put together a list of my top 10 educational toys for toddlers UNDER $20.00.  These can all currently be purchased on Amazon and are all eligible for Prime shipping.

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1.  Rainbow Color Counting Bears with Matching Cups Set 

These 72 colored bears with matching cups are a great way to teach colors, counting and matching.  They also help in developing good hand/eye coordination.  Excellent STEM toy for toddlers and all the way up to kindergartners.


2.  Leap Frog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set

This magnetic school bus comes with the 26 letters of the alphabet.  Each letter magnet sings and talks when placed in the bus.  This educational toy helps teach the alphabet as well as good phonics foundations.  Learning is always made more fun when singing and dancing is involved.  Recommended for ages 2 years and up.

3.  V Tech Touch and Teach Word Book 

Make story time extra fun with this early education interactive book.  The book features 12 detailed and touch sensitive pages and can help teach over 100 words.  The pages react to your toddlers touch with sounds, music and words.  Recommended for ages 18 month- 4 year old.

4.  Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench 

This fun peek-a-boo peg pounding toy is great at teaching toddlers cause and effect.  It also teaches fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination.  This wooden toy set has pegs that are attached so that they cannot be lost and a sturdy wooden mallet.  My 15 month old was given this toy as a gift for his first birthday and loves it, we let him play with prior to the recommended age while under adult supervision. Recommended for ages 2 years and up.

5.  3 Bees + Me Bath Toys Boat Set 

This BPA, lead free and phthalate free set of four boats are a super fun bath toy for children of all ages.  These are built to last and the manufacturer has a 100% satisfaction guarantee within the first 60 days.  Recommended for ages 18 months and up.

6.  LeapFrog Scout’s Learning Lights Remote

This learning remote is fun sort of replica of a real remote controller.  The Learning Lights Remote features more than 65 songs, tunes and learning responses from a light up screen.  It helps promote pretend-play, and introduces numbers, shapes and first words.  Recommended for ages 6-36 months.

7.  V Tech Kidibeats Drum Set 

This kids learning toy has three drum pads and cymbal each with its own unique sound, good for sensory development.  There are nine melodies for children to play along with and four modes of play including free-play, letters, numbers and follow along.  Recommended for children ages 24 months to five years old.

8.  Magic Water Doodle Mat 

This 24″x 31.5″ reusable doodle mat comes with two magic pens and one letter seal.  It is a great way for a child to learn the alphabet, drawing and fine motor skills.  This mess free fun toy is recommended for ages 2 years and up.

9.  V Tech Busy Learners Activity Cube 

The V Tech Busy Learners Activity Cube helps toddlers learn shapes, colors and letters.  This busy cube aids in teaching baby fine motor skills and is a fantastic sensory toy.  It has five sides of discovery and 14 manipulative features.  Recommended for ages 6-36 months.

10.  Kidzlane Count and Match Egg Set 

This fun matching and counting set helps preschoolers learn to count, sort and match.  It also improves hand dexterity, color recognition and fine motor skills.  The durable egg carton case and eggs also make pretend cooking extra fun.  Recommended for ages 18 months and up.

Finding age appropriate gifts that are affordable can be a challenge.  I usually set a $20 cap on the gifts that I buy for the kids in my life.  Having 13 nieces and nephews as well as close friends with children, gift giving can get pretty costly around the holidays.  Hopefully this list of my top ten toddler toys has helped you find that perfect gift.  If there is a toy that your child absolutely loves and can be purchased for under $20.00 I would love to hear about it!   Thanks for reading and please comment below…

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