Imaginative Toys Your Tot Will Want to Immediately Play With

Vtech's Level Up Gaming chair is a good gift for three-year-olds

The day your once-teeny-tiny baby turned one is the day you officially had a toddler on your hands. While the energy and emotions certainly run high during this time, you also get a front-row seat to their little mind enhancing and engaging in the realm of pretend play.

As your tot’s creative abilities continue to grow, introducing them to interactive toys can keep their imagination running wild this holiday season. To help you find the perfect gift, we’ve rounded up The Toy Insider’s top picks that’ll transport your little dreamer to a magical, imaginary world.

Expressive and Tactile Toys 


Lamaze Soothing Heart Panda

$27.95 BUY NOW

Soothe your infant with this calming plush panda. Press its tummy to play a soothing lullaby that vibrates to the rhythm of a resting heartbeat.


CoComelon Boo Boo JJ

$34.99 BUY NOW

JJ expresses where he’s hurt and when he’s healed. Kids can heal JJ with bandages and sing along to "The Boo Boo Song."


Reindeer in Here Blizzard Plush

$7.99 BUY NOW

Start a new holiday tradition with your kids! Reindeer comes to visit at holiday time to learn about each child and celebrate our differences.


Cry Babies First Emotions

$59.99 BUY NOW

Your tot can begin to identify emotions with Dreamy and Jassy, who make 65+ expressions. Their eyes even blink and they cry real tears, too!


Chicken Nuggets Furry and Fleece Plus

$38.79 BUY NOW

A favorite meal becomes a favorite plush! This fun & adorable plush features seven removable pieces including ketchup, a dipping container, nuggets & pepper.


It's All Me Dolls

$49.95 BUY NOW

Whether your youngster loves sports, arts & crafts or baking, the It’s All Me! 8" dolls include apparel & accessories to inspire imaginative play.

Recognizable Favorites


Titan Universe Mega Mecha Titan

$59.99 BUY NOW

It's time to wow your Ryan's World fans! What starts out as a chest, transforms into a huge, buildable robot, complete with surprises & more.


Spidey and His Amazing Friends Web Spinning Hauler

$27.99 BUY NOW

Your tot's imagination can run wild with Spidey, Ghost-Spider and Miles Morales as they chase down villains inside this transforming Hauler.


PAW Patrol Truck Stop HQ

$99.99 BUY NOW

This Truck Stop HQ allows your toddler to create their own Big Rig Pups adventure at home, complete with lights & sounds from the show.


Barbie Dreamhouse

$224.99 BUY NOW

Barbie's three-story Dreamhouse features 10 indoor and outdoor living areas, and working lights and sounds. It also comes with 70 accessories!


Gabby's Dollhouse Rainbow Dress-Up Closet

$34.99 BUY NOW

Little fashionistas can mix & match fashion accessories and get Gabby ready for the catwalk as her closet opens up into 4 photoshoot play areas.


Jurassic World Captivz Dominion Edition - Glow in the Dark

$4.99 BUY NOW

Get ready for the Ultimate Jurassic World experience! Unwrap & collect 15 Pop n Lock dinos, oozing through stretchy biosyn slime to reveal your species!

Active & Adventurous Toys


Flybar Bumper Car

$119.00 BUY NOW

Bring the amusement park home with the Flybar Bumper Car. Your little ones can safely race, chase, bump & spin by steering with easy-to-use joysticks.


Fisher-Price® Bouncetopia Bouncer

$149.99 BUY NOW

Kids will burn off energy and bounce the day away in the Bouncetopia Bouncer. One push of a button inflates this indoor bouncer in minutes!


12” PAW Patrol Kids’ Bike

$119.99 BUY NOW

Your explorer can feel like they’re a part of the Paw Patrol crew with this themed bike, featuring removable training wheels and Paw Patrol sounds.


Dance and Play Bluey

$49.99 BUY NOW

Bluey comes to life as she invites kids to play with more than 55 phrases, four songs, dance mode and games.


Santiago of the Seas Lights and Sounds El Bravo Ship

$44.99 BUY NOW

Your Pirate Protector can bring the exciting high-seas to life with this playset by spinning the compass or pushing a button to hear Santiago speak.


Blippi Go-Kart Racer

$15.99 BUY NOW

Blippi lovers can unleash their adventurous side with Blippi and his pull back go-kart. Recreate favorite show moments or take him for an epic spin.

Mind-Buster Toys


Carnival 46pc Set

$79.99 BUY NOW

Ideas spring to life when your little one becomes the ringmaster of this magnetic Carnival Set. They'll learn to build circus rides & spinning creations.


Peppa Pig Toniebox Starter Set

$99.99 BUY NOW

Perfect for growing minds, the Peppa Pig-themed Toniebox is an imagination-building, screen-free, educational, digital listening experience speaker that plays stories, songs and more.


Barrel of Monkeys

$8.95 BUY NOW

This classic Barrel of Monkeys game tests kids' fine motor skills as they try to build the longest chain of monkeys to win the game.


Super Cityscape Transport Bucket Set

$124.99 BUY NOW

Let your little city dweller build a metropolis of their own with this 80-piece playset, featuring train tracks, locomotives, taxis and more.


VTech® Level Up Gaming Chair™

$49.99 BUY NOW

Young gamers will love to play just like the big kids with their pretend gaming station, including a chair, headphones and a detachable learning tablet.


Tugl Cube

$15.95 BUY NOW

Hone your tiny thinker’s fine motor skills by grabbing, pulling, pushing and popping each side of the soft, rounded cube.

Creative, Hands-On Toys


Disney Junior Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Alice Doll & Magical Oven Set

$39.99 BUY NOW

Alice adds a cup of imaginative fun to kitchen playtime. Little bakers can build a spinning, layered cake in Alice's light-up oven.


Wooden Shape Sorting Grocery Cart

$74.99 BUY NOW

This wooden grocery cart is filled with skill-building activities, including sorting shapes & puzzles. As your little one grows, the cart becomes a push toy.


Little Tikes® Magic Workshop™

$79.99 BUY NOW

Transport your tiny wizards to a magical world! They'll concoct potions with an easy-to-use spell book, cast spells with a magical frog and more.


Play Doh Ultimate Ice Cream Truck

$94.99 BUY NOW

This life-size ice cream truck playset lets your in-house confectioner serve up colorful Play-Doh creations with a soft-serve station, sprinkle maker and more.


Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter

$64.99 BUY NOW

Scoop up cool treats with this 28-piece pretend play ice cream counter! The wooden tabletop holds scoops of ice cream, cones and toppings.

 

To discover even more toys that your toddler will adore, check out The Toy Insider’s expansive holiday guide or head to our gift generator here to find toys based on your child’s personality and interests!

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