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    20 Of The Best Toys From Target You Can Get For Toddlers

    Here are some totally awesome toys for your tots.

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    1. A garbage truck your child will think is totally awesome because it has working lights, makes sounds, and comes with two tiny bins. I don't know why kids like playing with garbage trucks, I guess I should only be worried when they start to play with trash?

    kid playing with garbage truck

    Promising review: "This truck is well made compared to some other trucks. My son has a whole collection and I would definitely recommend this tuck. It's sturdy and doesn't fall apart and equally good price compared to the more expensive ones. My son has two of these and plays with them constantly." —Ali24

    Price: $39.99

    2. A Mirabel doll from Encanto because is there any child, who can't stop talking (I mean singing) about this movie? We don't talk about Bruno, no, no, no — BUT we are talking about how cool this Mirabel doll is!

    Girl with Mirabel doll

    Promising review: "My daughter is in love with the movie Encanto and when she saw her Mirabel doll she got super excited. This doll is soo beautiful in person. We love all the details it has." —Lupita

    Price: $19.99

    3. A dinosaur clay kit to inspire the young paleontologist in your life. This kit is unique in that it comes with three plastic dinosaur skeletons your child gets to bring to life with clay!


    This kit includes three plastic dinosaur skeletons, red, blue, green, yellow, and purple clay, modeling tools, and wiggly eyes.

    Promising review: "Bought as a gift for a dino-obsessed 6-year-old! It was a hit. I would definitely buy again for future gifts." —Jamie

    Price: $16.99

    4. A turtle sandbox so you don't always have to go to the beach or playground when your kid wants to play in the sand! We have this sandbox at home and I love that it comes with a cover so the neighborhood cats don't start using it as their own abode!

    Turtle sandbox

    Promising review: "Love the size. It is perfect. We live in an apartment and it fits perfectly on the balcony." —Tiffani Baker

    Price: $44.99

    5. And a set of sand toys to use in the above sandbox. We also have these toys and they have lasted three years of intense beach and park play. This is a seriously loved gem in our house — and yes, those bucket handles are still staying on strong!

    the sand toys

    Promising review: "Looks and feels good quality. All the essential beach toys in a bag. Great value. 3-year-old and 5-year-old had so much fun with the toys. Pinwheel doesn't work as intended. Other than that all the toys are fun to work with. Amazing." —Kairo

    Price: $16.99

    6. A cool Monster Truck two-pack so your lil' monsters can have their very own Monster Truck rally! Race Grave Digger and Megalodon against each other and see who will come out on top!

    Kids playing with monster trucks

    Promising review: "Love this gift for my kids! It's nice to give them something that they can do together! They have enjoyed every minute of it. Very durable and runs great!" –JML

    Price: $34.99

    7. A totally stylish wood cash register that early math learners will want to play with all day long, while they practice their counting, addition, and subtraction skills. It's also great for the family that has a modern living space and wants toys that are easy on the eyes.

    wood cash register

    Promising review: "Awesome quality. My 2-year-old loves playing 'shop' with this." —Emma

    Price: $29.99

    8. A lovely wood tea set so you can have a pretend tea party with your little ones. OR facilitate a game of coffee shot and use the above cash register so the kiddos can feel like they are in charge for a *change!*

    Kids playing with tea set

    Promising review: "Love this set. Got it for my 2 1/2-year-old at Christmas and she plays with it almost daily. My friends all love it too, and boys and girls alike have tea parties while us moms enjoy a coffee break. The tea bags are everyone’s favorite bit, and here’s my one complaint and how I fixed it. If a toddler plays rough with them the strings come untied. I tied each knot a little tighter and put a dot of super glue on each one and it solved the problem. With older kids it probably wouldn’t be an issue so I didn’t take a star away for it." —Tea Party Host

    Price: $29.99

    9. A kid's market cart if you want to take the imaginative play one step further. I mean how cute is this entire set up? Perhaps you can even get some extra cash rolling in by setting up a lemonade stand this summer?! Hey, they have to start contributing sometime!

    the play market cart

    Promising review: "So cute and perfectly sized for little ones. Can’t wait to see what imaginative play comes from this!" —smbuboltz

    Price: $99.99

    10. An adorable fishing game that'll help promote counting, color recognition, and fine motor skills. My three-year-old son is all about this game right now — it must be the thrill of catching the fish, or the fact that he gets to reel it in? Whatever it is I am here for it!

    Kids playing with fishing game

    Promising review: "This was a gift for my 3-year-old grandson. He absolutely loved it! He couldn’t wait to get it out of the package even as he was opening other gifts!" —Gma

    Price: $25.49

    11. A tool workbench because busy hands need tasks to keep them busy. And this toy provides the perfect space for your little tot to tinker — and maybe even promote a future career in STEM.

    Kid with tool workbench

    Includes over 34 pieces, including: a hammer, saw, screwdriver, wrench, vice, angle, screws, nuts, bolts, gears, links and more.

    Promising review: "Easy to assemble, had no problems, my 2-year-old and three-year-old love it!" —momoftwo

    Price: $102.18

    12. An educational doctor kit for your budding cardiologist or pediatrician! We like to use this doctor kit to prepare our son for his upcoming check-ups. Talking and acting out activities that may seem scary to kids is one way to help prepare them. Try it out, I promise it helps!

    Bear with doctor kit

    This set includes a plush bear, board book, stethoscope, thermometer, reflex hammer, mirror, safe syringe, medicine, bandage, face mask, and a wooden wagon that holds it all.

    Price: $32.99

    13. A high-quality wood toy barn that is currently popular in our rotation right now. We use animals to teach our three-year-old so many different things in life. I ask him questions like what is this animal? What noise does it make? How many legs does it have? What color is it? AND he loves telling me the answers.

    Wood toy barn

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this barn! It’s bigger than I was expecting which is even better! It’s sturdy and my girls just love it! This is something that I know will last a long time!" —Mxcngirl

    Price: $89.99

    14. A city train set with electronic features that'll keep your child entertained for HOURS! This set is packed with bells and whistles to ensure a good time. All-aboard! The fun-express is about to leave the station!


    Promising review: "Excellent quality for sure, compatible with our other wooden train set brands. The station and voice recorded announcements and lights are a big hit for our 3- and 4-year-olds. They actually have been playing with the station sometimes without even building up the track around it. We highly recommend it. It is our most played with Christmas gift! " —low maintenance mom

    Price: $113.03 (originally $123.99)

    15. A great set of solid wood blocks to promote problem-solving skills through building and sorting. Who knows you could have a future engineer or architect, and it would all be thanks to a simple set of blocks!

    Kid playing with blocks

    Promising review: "Good quality wood and a very smooth finish. My kids love playing with the blocks." —Momof2

    Price: $67.99 (originally $79.09)

    16. A set of safari animal Magna-tiles because these magnetic tiles are all the rage. We use these tiles every day, I mean it. They help me get through folding a load of laundry, putting away dishes, and dare I say going to the bathroom ALONE?! Have I got your attention, now?! I am not *monkeying* around here with this recommendation.

    Kid playing with Magna-tiles

    Promising review: "Such an amazing toy for my 3 and 4-year-old! Lots of play time, and configurations. Highly recommend for any animal lover!! We bought with the jungle Magna-Tiles set and they build one huge 'zoo.'" —Syl 

    Price: $39.99

    17. A Peppa Pig musical kit that'll make your little piglet so happy. Almost every toddler out there is enamored by this cute British pig and now they can sing-a-long with her!


    Price: $34.99 

    18. A LeapFrog Touch & Learn Nature ABC Board because it's never too early to get them to learn their letters — while also fostering an appreciation for nature as they hear about weather, nature sounds, animals, and conservation.


    Promising review: "I love this little tablet. I bought it for my 3-year-old, who knows the alphabet but is still learning to sound each of the letters out. We would have gotten more out of it had we bought around 1 1/2- to 2-years-old. Still, it has some cute songs about recycling and air quality. We practice Montessori so this is one of the only toys in the playroom that lights up/talks. The wooden design is a huge plus for us and the reason we bought it. For the price, it’s a steal." —SamanthaPeninsula

    Price: $21.99

    19. A Little Tikes golf set that's totally *on par* for toddlers. My 3-year-old is always finding new and creative things to put in this caddy around the house!

    Kids playing with Little Tikes golf set

    Promising review: "My son was obsessed with dragging around real golf clubs and watching his grandpa putt. I was not sure this kids' set would satisfy him, but I am happy to report that he loves it. He is 18-months and enjoys hitting the ball, and putting the clubs into the bag. Some minor assembly is required, so keep that in mind." —AJT

    Price: $27.99

    20. And an awesome ballon slip[-and-slide perfect for those upcoming summer days. We all grew up with the traditional slip and slide, but check out this extreme take that involves a crash landing into a pool of ballons?! Your summer will be *poppin* with this new addition!


    Promising review: "Very good quality for Fun Activity in Summers. Sterdy but it’s not for adults at all. Decent size for toddlers." —Shivi

    Price: $20.99

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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