The Tot 10: Your Favorite Open-Ended Toys of 2021
We’re always in search of great open-ended toys, ones that not only promote learning but also creativity and endless fun. Explore your favorites of the year here!
Open-ended play not only promotes gross and fine motor development, it also helps children gain independence and confidence and let their imaginations soar!
Discover our most popular open-ended toys of 2021 below:
Natural bamboo makes the BEST ball runs, and this set includes ramp channels, tube stands, wooden dowels and more.
Tots have a blast playing with their very own rocket ship, complete with vehicles, astronauts and landing accessories.
So much more than traditional blocks, these wood and plexiglass forms arrive filled with shimmering water, colorful sand and crystal beads in primary colors to introduce little ones to a world of light, sound, color and texture.
Handmade to order in Canada, this bestselling play dough includes the brand’s 12 most popular color and scents, all made from non-toxic ingredients with a wonderfully soft, soothing texture.
Designed for budding foragers and explorers, this basket of hand-carved wooden mushrooms delights kids with their array of shapes and sizes, and makes the perfect companion for hikes, picnics or playtime with animal figurines and magical creatures.
Made with organic fruit and vegetable extracts to create delightful scents and vibrant hues, these silky-smooth finger paints are ideal for toddlers learning to apply color to paper.
Parents and kids alike love creating multi-dimensional objects and designs with this click-and-connect magnetic system, including six shapes and unlimited building possibilities!
A craft adventure awaits inside this reusable box, with more than 1000 pieces — from fuzzy sticks, felt and pompoms to wooden beads, adhesive jewels, googly eyes and more!
Kids love the fantastical shapes, vibrant color and sun-catching glitter of this popular sidewalk chalk, handmade in the US from non-toxic, eco-friendly and biodegradable ingredients.
Designed and hand made in Australia from sustainably-sourced Tasmanian oak, this bountiful bundle offers endless ways to build, stack, thread and construct.