14 Top Toys for Active Play

Active Play is one of the best ways you can help encourage and promote both your child’s cognitive and physical development. In this article, we look at our 12 top toy picks and how they can do double time providing fun and functionality.

Active play toys

When a child is moving and grooving, their little bones, muscles and tendons are strengthening. What you might not realize is that their brain is also getting a workout.

Active play is any sort of play that enables kids (or babies) to get their heart rate up. Through physical activity, a child’s mind is able to start forming connections with their body. This encourages hand-eye coordination, honing gross motor skills and ultimately builds confidence.

If you’ve been searching for the best toys for active play, you’ve come to the right place! From a balance bike that will get your toddler’s thighs burning to a balance board your tot will love using well into adulthood, each toy offers more than just fun – they offer the opportunity for your little one to play, learn and grow!

 

Two kids playing in the wishbone wagon

 

Top toy picks for active play

 

Wonder & Wise Dinosaur Rocker

 

This cuddly rocking toy will have your tot imagining themselves back in the Jurassic, while having untold adventures and befriending prehistoric creatures on the Dinosaur Rocker.

 


Wonder & Wise by Asweets Dinosaur Rocker

 

Wonder & Wise Dinosaur Rocker

 

$149

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Explore Nook Wooden Water & Sand Wheel

 

When your tot scoops, sifts and dumps sand to perfect their sand builds, they’ll be using both large and small muscles that will help develop their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. They will love pouring water into the funnel and watching the water swirl, and experimenting with different grains to find out what causes the wheel to spin!

 

Explore Nook Wooden Water & Sand Wheel

 

Explore Nook Wooden Water & Sand Wheel

 

$59

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Jupiduu Slide

 

Ideal from 18 months to 5 years of age, the Jupiduu slide is a minimalist toy that delivers maximum fun.

 

Jupiduu Slide

 

Jupiduu Slide

 

$299.90

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PlanToys Drum Set

 

Made from sustainably sourced wood, the PlanToys Drum Set is not only a rockin’ good time, but helps build rhythm and auditory skills.

 

PlanToys Drum Set

 

PlanToys Drum Set

 

$250

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Banwood Bikes First Go! Balance Bike

 

The perfect introduction for your little one to the wonders of cycling, The First Go! Balance Bike gives them the freedom to play and explore their natural motor skills until they are ready for the transition to pedals. Shopping for someone older? Try Banwood’s Classic Pedal Bike!

Banwood Bike Balance Bicycle in Green

 

Banwood Bikes First Go! Balance Bike

 

$189

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Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe Scooter

 

The Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe Scooter has an adjustable handlebar, wide and sturdy deck and a three-wheel design that makes it perfect for tots who still need to work on their coordination. They also have a Maxi version that’s perfect for 5 years and up!

 

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe Scooter

 

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe Scooter

 

$89.99

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Micro Kickboard Maxi Scooter

 

Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe Scooter

 

$139.99

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Wishbone Wagon

 

Wagons are great because you can push, pull, ride (and store!) The Wishbone Wagon is especially great because it has three handle positions that allow kids to steer from the front, push at the back or stow and race!

 

Wishbone Wagon

 

Wishbone Wagon

 

$399.99

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Ambosstoys PRIMO Special Ride On Toy


Made with child-safe materials, the Ambosstoys PRIMO Ride On Toy is fantastic for strengthening leg and core muscles! Suitable for use form 1 to 5 years!

 

Amboss Toys PRIMO Special in Black

Ambosstoys PRIMO Special Ride On Toy

 

$249

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Wonder & Wise Baby Activity Walker

 

The Wonder & Wise Baby Activity Walker gets little ones up and on the move. Suitable from 9 months of age, it offers balance and support for unsteady feet.

 

Asweets Baby Activity Walker

Wonder & Wise Activity Walker

 

$99

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Wobbel Balance Board

 

Arguably one of the most versatile toys in the world, the Wobbel can be used for balancing, rocking, stepping, sliding, bridging, yoga and more! Available with felt for use on wood or tile floors as well as raw for use on carpet.

 

Wobbel Original Board

 

Wobbel – The Original

 

$159

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Wobble Baby Mouse Gray

 

Wobbel – The Original with Felt

 

$199

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Swurfer Sway Classic Swing

 

Not only will the Swurfer Sway Classic Swing look whimsical hanging from a tree in your backyard, it will provide years of fun for everyone. While swinging can be a high-energy activity, it can also be very calming for kids.

 

Swurfer Sway Classic Swing FW19

 

Swurfer Sway Classic Swing

 

$59.99

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Gardenuity My First Garden

 

Gardening is a fun way to get kids outside and engaged with the world around them. Simultaneously a fun sensory experience, the My First Garden kit has everything your tot needs to plant their first garden inside or out!

 

Gardenuity My First Garden Set

 

Gardenuity My First Garden

 

$98

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Wonder & Wise Indoor Play Gym

 

Indoor active play never looked so fun! This gym features a slide (that can be flipped over and turned into a climbing wall), a rope climber, monkey bars, ladder and basketball hoop.

 

 

Wonder & Wise by Asweets Indoor Play Gym

Wonder & Wise Indoor Play Gym

 

$799

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Wiwiurka Wooden Balance Beam

 

Designed to develop agility, balance and coordination, this balance beam can be configured into various combinations allowing for endless ways to play.

 

Wiwiurka Wooden Balance Beam

 

$145

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