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Build Motor and Social Skills with These Toddler Activity Centers

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Activity centers are a great way to keep children entertained, but they also serve a developmental purpose. Toddler activity centers allow children to explore the world around them through playing pretend and learning to interact with others if they’re playing with other kids. The various activities toddlers can try encourage them to use their fine motor and problem-solving skills as well.

This toddler activity center encourages play that lets kids use their fine and gross motor skills as children move the pieces through the various quadrants — which requires they walk around the table at times.

This toddler activity center is packed with barnyard fun, with doors to open, cubes to spin and animals to move around. It can easily sit on a table and has plenty of options for interactivity. The brightly colored pieces are safe for children as young as 1 year old.

Children will love that this toddler activity center comes with plenty of things that twist, turn and make noise, plus a small slide and a window with shutters. This set can transition from infancy to toddlerhood, and it unfolds to give kids multiple ways to play.

This toddler activity center can turn into a table with interactive buttons, books and a steering wheel that all make noise and can shift between English and Spanish.

Сhildren will love that this toddler activity center features plenty of interactive noises and colors. You’ll get 27 interactive touchpoints and can toggle between English and Spanish.

Expert Commentary

If you’re looking for a playset that offers versatility and hours of enriching fun, you should consider getting an activity center. Various options feature different activities that exercise a child’s motor, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Activity centers also encourage creativity and pique their interest with colorful and musical components. Nurture your child’s development with the help of an activity center.

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Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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