I don’t know about you, but this mama is tired of all the junky toys that have accumulated in my home over the past three-years. I’ve recently done a BIG declutter around here, and it’s safe to say that this Christmas, we plan to buy less toys and reduce screen time. Our goal is to buy more engaging and mindful toys for our boys.
I’m all about toys that will stimulate the mind AND actually keep my children occupied, engaged and keep them coming back for more! Yes, it is totally possible to find toys like that and I’ve made a list of some of the most popular screen-free toddler toys just in time to start your Christmas shopping!
And the best thing about this list (other than the fact that these toys totally reduce screen time) is that they can all be bought right in the comfort of your own home. Who doesn’t love shopping in their PJs?!
7 Toddler Toys to Replace Screen Time
1. Melissa and Doug Water Wow
My oldest LOVES these very fun and super-engaging activity books from Melissa and Doug.
Product Details: Reusable pages for continued use. Reusable water pen with easy-to handle grip for tiny hands. Pictures fade within minutes for quick re-use. Mess-free. Great for on-the-go or travel!
2. Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag, Classic
Add these building blocks to your holiday shopping list for your toddler. Let their imagination run wild with building whatever their heart desires!
Product Details: 80 building blocks for hours of play. Encourages hands-on exploration as children imagine and create. Compatible with all Mega Bloks sets for endless building possibilities. Portable, PVC-free bag zips to store all pieces.
3. Toy Vacuum- Dyson Ball Vacuum With Real Suction and Sounds
Make clean up a fun thing for your toddler this year– we love our toy vacuum because they can ‘vacuum’ right alongside mama!
Product Details: A direct replica of the latest Dyson “Ball” model, this creates realistic role play for exploring imagination and developing social skills. Features a simulated cyclone action with colorful balls. Promotes independence, problem solving and cognitive skills.