There are a number of games for toddlers such as free games online, painting games, baby games for girls and even Xbox games. The most popular are interactive games for toddlers which stimulate cognitive and emotional development of our beloved ones. Parents search particularly often for educational games for pre-schoolers, such as math games.
Lost and tired of searching on the internet and trying to choose something best/cheapest/ safest etc. toddler games?
Have a look at the below simple classification and our choices and recommendations that may be of use for you. Search also other sections of the website in order to find out more about paid and free games for toddlers.
We classified games for our beloved little ones into 4 categories:
1. Online games for toddlers
You can easily find lots of free online games on the internet. It is virtually impossible to evaluate all of them. Parents naturally worry if free online games have positive impact on cognitive and emotional development of very young children. Do not give up though – there is a plenty of great games and other online activities which are appropriate for your smallest ones.
Our choice: Fisher Price
The site includes a variety of different online activities for toddlers and pre-schoolers. The huge advantage of it is a convenient navigation bar which allows you to choose among three categories: infant, toddler and pre-schooler. All types of games are divided into 13 categories, such as ABC, Matching, Shapes and Colors, etc. Thus, you can find there some interactive, learning games, however many of them are for pure fun.
We recommend you free great interactive games for toddlers on amazon.com – check out now and download them for free!
There are also a lot of really cheap games applications that are definitely worth checking as well. Check also below section for more information about online learning games for toddlers.
Still lost? Read 7 tips how to choose the best baby games online.
2. Interactive and learning games for toddlers – develop their social, emotional and cognitive skills
Interactive games are a fun way to develop counting and reading skills and much more! Your smallest ones will simple enjoy learning new things and you will spend this valuable time with them observing their progress.
There is a range of learning games: including magnetic letters or numbers, some math games for toddlers such as board games or math practice worksheets and even fun “math machines”, which are a complex solution, really helpful for both your pre-schoolers and older kids.
The best variety of math games for toddlers you can find on amazon.com (just download free applications). If you are looking even for more number games, check out: Cool Math Games where find all different categories of online games enhancing mathematical, strategic and analitycal skills.
Our recommendation: combine using simple magnetic or wooden letters and math symbols with free online number games and other online funny activities.
Cash Machine which helps pre-school children to practice coin recognition, addition, subtraction and place value with 4 engaging games
You can also find great educational free games for toddlers online. Look at our choices below:
Sesame Street: great site for preschool kids – they can learn how to read, count, speak, rhyme and do many more things playing Elmo’s classroom games.
PBS Kids: it is a really rich source of learning games, including: numbers, letters, coloring, memory and matching skills. A great thing about this site is, that the games feature favourite cartoon characters of kids so your baby is going to absolutely love it!
Nick JR: very easy to navigate and beautiful colorful website with a lot of games and other activities for young kids and tips for parents (e.g. recipes, holidays ideas). There is a great kids’ “create” section with the following activities: colour, make and cook. Your kid can also watch videos and read funny stories and much more. You can find the games and activities which meet your needs using a search field.
Check out also great choice of free learning games applications. Your smallest one has for sure other talents than counting and reading. Have you just discovered that your child is a small artist? Check out the short overview of painting games for toddlers.
Would you like to develop social and emotional skills of your kid? Check also How to improve social skills of your baby? Most engaging baby games for girls and boys.
Our choice: Mini toddlers’ laptop with 80 great learning games!
Do not forget that your cute toddler has also to develop motor skills! What about Sito to stand learning walker? Your baby would train muscles while counting and playing!
3. Xbox games for toddlers – the whole family having fun!
Xbox’s Kinect games for children are getting more and more popular – they require minimum playing skills and their biggest advantage is that they engage the whole family (so parents and their small one can simply enjoy their 3 player games experience). Majority of them is suitable for older kids (more than 3 years old), but toddlers can also enjoy them under parents supervision.
Remember that they require Kinect sensor – body-recognition technology that enable to remotely control all actions using movements of body. Games for toddlers are very easy to play and support cognitive and physical development of kids.
Lego Harry Potter (1-4 years) – this is a really great Xbox game for toddlers – they can take part in interesting lessons and complete various tasks in order to earn points. There is also a version for older (7-11 years) kids.
Kinectimals – Now with Bears – it is a perfect game for youngest kids. Your babies can interact with different animals – they can scratch nice lions and tigers and also train cats (cats will copy what babies will do e.g. jumping). All animals react very nicely to baby’s actions.
Sesame Street TV (Xbox 360 Kinect) – interactive game involving all Sesame Street’s characters and a great way to engage the youngest kids in a clever way: there are a number of minigames, which support development of reading, speaking and math skills. In short, our kids can interact with their favourite characters by helping them in completing different tasks and learning together e.g. counting skills.
Kinect Disneyland Adventures – every child loves Disney characters – with Kinect’s Disneyland adventures your kid can meet all of them and discover Disneyland at their own pace by hugging, taking autograph, etc. The greatest thing is that a parent can enjoy Disneyland adventure together with a toddler and teach a child what friendly competition means. That’s a great solution as well if you have two kids and would like to teach them how to co-operate with partner in order to achieve something.
Just Dance 2015 – both kids and parents can dance together, that’s perfect also for our youngest birthday party. Some moves are probably too difficult for the smallest ones, but it does not matter! Everybody will have fun and almost every toddler just loves music and music has a positive impact also on cognitive and motor skills of babies, as well as on their mood.
Check out also dancing games for kids and adults on other platforms (e.g. Wii) and choose the best for your family.
There is a really broad range of family and kids’ games for Xbox, check out here.
4. Travel games for toddlers
Travelling is one of the most wonderful experiences for both parents and kids. However it can be challenging and frustrating as well. But there is a simple solution! You can find a broad range of different travel games for toddlers which will be your life saver…
Travel Cubes – one of the most convenient and easiest ways to keep your kids engaged and having fun when travelling. Travel cubes usually contain different activities enhancing your toddler’s counting skills, shapes and colours recognition, and developing strategic thinking. The cubes are portable and easy to carry. Choose the best for your baby.
Picture Charades for Kids – a perfect travel game which does not require any reading skills. Probably you know that classic party game, which now is twisted to youngest kids’ needs. They can use their imaginative skills and develop their creativity to interpret answers. It contains 4 different decks, so it is more than enough to keep your baby engaged during even really long trip.
And just do not forget about yourself when travelling: check out a great travel size, portable game board with magnetic chess – and you can play with your older kids as well!
Learn and have fun with your small one – check other sections of our website. You may be also interesting in 7 Steps to Choosing the Best Baby Games Online.