Educational Toys for 12 to 24 months

The world around your 12 to 24 months old toddler is full of surprising discoveries. Educational Toys Planet’s features a great selection of classic and unique puzzles, first educational games, children electronic products, and toddler activity toys. Out learning toys for 12-24 Month old kids will turn learning into a wonderful journey; will help your children to find fun way to discover unknown, to explore nature and their own senses, to build social skills and to bond with the parents. In short, we have the best toys for your 1 and 2 year old!
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  1. Lift Off Rocket Toddler Playset
  2. Pound & Tap Bench Toddler Activity Toy
  3. Country Critters Multi Activity Toddler Play Cube
  4. Monster Bowling for Kids
  5. Alphabet Abacus Learning Toy
  6. John Deere Tractor Scooter Toddler Ride-on Toy
  7. Racetrack Wooden Ramp Racer for Toddlers
  8. Original Supermaze Bead Maze
  9. Electronic Toy Dashboard with Steering Wheel
  10. Infant Play Shade Pop Up Tent
  11. Nursery Trampoline for Toddlers
  12. Tricycle Walker Push Scooter for Toddlers
  13. Tree Top Adventure Toddler Activity Table
  14. Funtime Fishing Toddler Toy
  15. Scoot Around Toddler Push Ride-on Toy with 4 Wheels
  16. Nutty Ball Track Squirrel Tree Toddler Activity Toy
  17. Pic n Pop Ball Blaster Toddler Push Toy
  18. Light and Sound Toddler First Dollhouse
  19. Creative Peg Puzzle - Toddler Wooden 3D Puzzle
  20. Walk Along Snail Pull Activity Toy
  21. Pull Back Autos Toddler Car Set
  22. Toddler Folding Tricycle - Scuttlebug Dragonfly
  23. Galloping Zebra Cart Toddler Push Toy
  24. Learn to Dress Kitty
  25. Knock Knock Blocks Soft Baby Blocks Set
  26. Discovery Box Toddler Activity Center
  27. Turtles Wooden Stacking Activity Toy
  28. Toddler Activity Turtle Pull Toy
  29. Funtime Tractor Farm Playset
  30. Learning Activity Walker Toddler Push Toy
  31. Build Wooden Fire Truck Vehicle Construction Set
  32. Geo Shapes Knob Puzzle Board
  33. Build Wooden Truck Vehicle Construction Set
  34. Maple Blocks First Building Blocks Set
  35. Kids Ambulance Vehicle Playset - Robin's Medial Rescue
  36. Presto Beach Cabana Sun Shade Tent
  37. Musical Library Toddler Electronic Learning Toy
  38. Seaside Beach Cabana Sun Shade Tent for Kids
  39. Fruit Basket Jumbo Knob Puzzle
  40. Rhythm Wooden Instruments Set for Toddlers
  41. Toddler First Deluxe Train Play Set
  42. Large Farm Jumbo Knob Puzzle
  43. Dress Up Pirate Learn to Dress Toy
  44. Ollie the Octopus Baby Musical Toy
  45. Pop Up Dinosaurs Toddler Activity Toy
  46. Fisher Price See n Say Animal Sounds Game
  47. Classic Toy  Bead Maze
  48. Race Cars Garage Toddler Activity Playset
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The Toddler Ten:
The ten most important milestones in the second year of your child’s life.

The period of life from 12 to 24 months is one which sees unprecedented growth, unique learning, and an overall collection of astounding developments in a child’s life. These are the ten most noticeable and most important changes that a toddler may go through.

A Stair-ing Contest

An infant will take his/her first steps at around a year old. After this, walking will become a second nature, and many important developments will take place. One of these developments is the ability to ascend and descend stairs. This requires a high level of muscular coordination and a solid sense of balance. The sense of balance comes from development of the spinal cord and back muscles that takes place at the start of the second year of life. Climbing the stairs will suit toddlers well until they discover the true way to go down the stairs - sliding down the bannister.

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Your child will learn how to tiptoe around 14 months of age. This ability, which is made possible due to the development of the extensor muscles in the foot, makes many wonderful activities possible. The toddler becomes a much more apt hide-and-seek player. Not to mention, the ability to tiptoe around the house and over to the cookie jar. While standing on tiptoes may not seem like a big deal, it further displays the rapid development of the toddler’s locomotive skills and balancing abilities. Not to mention, the toddler’s knowledge of when he/she should tiptoe shows an awareness of movement abilities.

A Life Sentence

Your child learned to say monosyllabic, partially babbly words like “mama” and “papa” by the end of year one. By 18 months of age, he/she will start saying actual words such as “fire truck” and “dog”. This will give the toddler more freedom to express intentions and desires. He/she will go from “mama ma mama” to “I Hungry”. In another 6 months, the child’s linguistic abilities will develop to a whole new level. By the end of his/her second year, a toddler will start producing complete sentences. “I hungry” will transform into “Mom, I’m hungry.” It is a true pleasure to see your child begin expressing him/herself through such eloquent and complex dialogue. These abilities all stem from the development of Wernicke’s Area, Broca's Area, and the Arcuate Fasciculus, the 3 main language areas in the brain. In addition to speaking his own words, your child may also begin imitating words he hears from you or from books that are read aloud to him (so be careful what you say!).

Two Directions

Toddlers are not necessarily the best at following directions. However, this is usually because of a choice to not follow directions. Around 18 months, your child will develop the capacity to obey 2 part complex commands. Such commands include “pick up the toy and bring it to me” or “stop riding the dog and pet it instead”. This capability is due largely to developments in the neural pathways of the brain. These pathways transmit input from the outside to signals that cause the brain to make certain decisions and certain action to be taken. Now, whether or not your child will actually choose to follow directions is a different story.

The Color and the Shape

At around 16 months, your child will begin to identify colors and shapes. This is a huge step because it opens multiple doors and gives your child different opportunities for development and self-expression. With the transition to a color world, your child will have a lot more fun playing with colorful toys. The toddler will also start showing artistic prowess by drawing with chalk or crayons. It’s fascinating to see what kinds of ideas and thoughts your child can convey through art. The concept of shapes is also a new one that your toddler will pick up. This new skill will allow him/her to construct towers of 2-4 blocks.

First Pitch

With an increased affinity for recognizing shapes and a better ability to control movement comes the development of the combination of the two - hand-eye coordination. The brain’s input and output sensors start to work in sync with the spinal cord to give your toddler the ability to react to approaching objects more smoothly. One activity that he/she will be able to do is throw a ball. While you may not be able to enjoy full out sporting events and intense games of catch, the foundation for numerous catch sessions will develop at around 18 months in the form of the capability to throw a ball for the first time.

Dress Up Day

With an increase in your toddler’s ability to coordinate movements and function comes an increased sense of independence and pride in doing things on his/her own. This doesn’t mean that your child is ready to move into college at 24 months. However, small tasks that you used to do for your child may become independent activities. One such activity is dressing up and undressing. Prepare yourself to judge copious amounts of fashion shows and costume parties, as your child will realize that he/she can make decisions about what to wear on his/her own. This skill combines hand-eye coordination with a growing ability to think logically and make decision. Fair warning, however: the ability to think logically may not be too evident from your child’s self selected outfits.

Feeding Frenzy

Your child will also gain independence in the dining arena. It will all start with the toddler’s ability to wash their own hands. Then the ability to choose foods will commence to develop. He/she may start to develop preferences for certain types of foods and not be inclined to eat other types. This, combined with the toddler’s increased capacity for conveying ideas through words may lead to some enticing conversations such as “Mom, give cookie” or “No broccoli, I want ice cream!” Watching the scope of your toddler’s diet increase can be a rewarding and funny experience. However, it is also at this age that many food allergies become evident because of the new foods tried. It is important to keep an eye on the toddler when he/she is trying new foods.

Pretend Play

Your child may start to develop a vivid imagination around the age of 20 months. When paired with a grasp of muscular movement and an ever-growing vocabulary, this can give your child hours of pretend play fun. The toddler will, at first, try and emulate the biggest role model in his/her - parents. You can watch in awe as your child pretend plays through your various daily activities - from driving a car, to talking on the phone, to feeding a doll. It will be impressive to see this growing sense of independence and imitation. Your child may also be more inclined to attempt other “grown-up” activities, such as using a toilet. This is actually a big helper during the potty training years.

Someone Your Own Age

Through the first two years of life, your child will only interact with a handful of people - family friends, nurses, relatives, et cetera. At 2 years old, he/she will gain an affection for other people, particularly ones his/her own age. After all, the toddler can only have so much fun playing with non-toddlers. It’s a lot more fun to spend time with kids that are going through what your child is going through. You child may be drawn to other kids more than ever. This is the start of a new, fascinating phase of development - the social phase. Now that your child has developed skills for his/her own benefit, it’s time to see what skills he/she develops when interacting with others. Social interaction will help the brain grow and new connections to form. It will truly be exciting to see your child start to gain independence and associate him/herself with others socially.