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Gifts for 1 Year Old Girls

Gift ideas for 1 year old girls.
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Hungry Pelican Soft Baby Educational Toy
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Hungry Pelican Soft Baby Educational Toy

This cuddly pelican is hungry and needs feeding! The plush pelican is one of our favorite interactive toys with a beaming smile, orange beak and big blue eyes. Toddlers love role playing toys, and children have great fun in playing the role of feeder with their new companion. The ...

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Pound and Tap Bench with Xylophone
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Pound & Tap Bench with Xylophone

A fun, multifunctional musical wooden toy is perfect for active children and is great for an introduction to music. Toddlers can create their own music and explore the many sounds and melodies produced by the xylophone in different ways that get them excited about making music. Kids can bash the ...

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Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet
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Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet

Children love striking the pegs in this classic pounding toy. The pegs on the wooden bench move up and down and when they pop up they can be bashed back down with the hammer that's supplied with the bench. Alternatively, they might choose to press it down with their ...

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Tobbles Neo
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Tobbles Neo

The bright and colorful Tobbles Neo are one of the most popular and highly recommended childrens toys on the market that won Silver in the Parents' Choice Award and the ASTRA's Best Toys for Kids Award. Babies and Toddlers love stacking and toppling things, so these are perfect as ...

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ToBe ReadyForLife Cloth Book
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ToBe ReadyForLife Cloth Book

This is one of our favorite gifts to introduce children into the joy of books and to help parents bond with their baby. It's the perfect first book for your baby with beautiful bold colors and illustrations. There's plenty to discover on the adventure through the book and there's ...

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very hungry caterpillar plush
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Very Hungry Caterpillar Plush

Little ones absolutely love this Very Hungry Caterpillar plush toy, inspired by Eric Carle’s storytime favorite “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. The story of the caterpillar is a journey of eating a variety of food before eventually pupating and turning into a butterfly. It’s a great book to teach basics ...

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Choosing the Best Gift for a One Year Old Girl

It can be tricky to choose the best gift for a one year old girl. At one year old, they’re not quite a toddler, but have started developing their cognitive and sensory skills much more than a newborn baby. At one year old a child is keen to learn and understand the world, but shouldn’t be overwhelmed with multiple-sensory toys that are too complicated. We think the best gifts are simple, yet bring great enjoyment to the child. Furthermore, they will help the child to develop their senses at this crucial stage in their life.

You won’t expect a one year old girl to play with other children, and any gifts will primarily be used independently. They can, however, engage in simple communication games and parallel play. These, along with independent play are great to help a child’s learning.

If you’re wondering what exactly are the best gifts that they will play with, then we’ve compiled a selection of our favorite gifts for one year old girls. In this list you should find exactly what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a cuddly toy, a musical fun toy, some fun building blocks, or something else. Our list follows the experts of child development and we’ve used this to create a range of gifts that follow the best design, safety, fun and sensory development. All the items in this list have been thoroughly researched to meet out selection criteria. When choosing these toys we looked for the following types criteria that are ideal for a 1 year old girl.

What to Look for In a Gift for a One Year Old Girl?

All children have different personalities, so we’ve listed gifts from a range of categories. Despite this,  the gifts focus around some key selection criteria which makes them the best possible choices. Below is a list of the key things to look out for when choosing a gift for a one year old.

Cognitive Development

Cognitive development refers to a mental ability of a child to process information, make decisions, and solve problems. There are many simple gifts that help one year old girls improve their cognitive skills whilst having fun. Building blocks are a great choice here. Simply stacking blocks or laying them out in a line help get a first basic mathematical understandings of the world.

Safety

The first and most important thing to consider when choosing a gift for a one year old is the safety of the gift. It mustn’t have any possible hazards. We carefully assess any possible hazards before adding a gift to our list. he gift should be durable and not be easily shattered if it is thrown around.One of the key things to consider is ensuring there is no choking hazard present. Also, there shouldn’t be any toxic materials included within the gift that harm the child. The toys listed here are selected to meet safety criteria, however, parents should still read all instructions and supervise a child when they are playing with a toy.

Communication

Limited vocabulary can be frustrating for a one year old as they want to express themselves and communicate. Often she they will do this by making sounds and gestures, so gifts that enable interaction and sound will help this. Gifts that resemble people or animals can also help with communication as a one year old girl will often form a strong relationship with an animal toy or doll. Playing and talking with an inanimate object but giving them a personality is one of the best ways that children develop their communication skills at this early stage in their life.

Sensory

At one year old, children are still developing their senses. When a child is born, senses are new, so there is a huge amount to learn. Having toys which have lots of bright colors will help familiarize the child with the different colors and help them to understand them and improve their sense of vision. Toys that create sounds will stimulate their sound senses and help them to learn about the very basics of music. Gifts that are different materials or surfaces will help their understanding of touch. A soft cuddly toy will create a very different feeling to a building block, and it’s important that you expose young children to a range of senses so their sensory skills grow.

Psychomotor Skills

Psychomotor development refers to the the relationship between physical movements and the child’s brain. A one year old will be learning very quickly and will be trying out new movements before she eventually learns to walk. Other skills such as hand eye coordination will develop as well. Play items where a child does physical actions that have an immediate response are great for improving psychomotor skills. A good example of a gift that helps improve psychomotor skills is a set of blocks that you can stack up.

Summary

One year old is an age where any gifts need to be safe, simple, enjoyable, and help the child develop their basic skills without being too complicated. We’ve taken to time to research a huge range of potential gifts and have selected our favorite based on our selection criteria above. In our list we’ve included gifts and toys from many different categories so we hope you can find the perfect gift for the one year old girl you’re buying it for.