Best Gifts for Toddlers Who Watch Too Much TV
Toddlers love watching TV and provided it’s in moderation, TV can be a must needed quiet time for parents. There are a myriad of kid-friendly TV shows to choose from, and toys from these shows bring characters to life. From Paw Patrol to Peppa Pig, action figures and TV themed playsets for toddlers are very popular as they encourage pretend play and role-playing. Below is a selection of some of the most popular TV themed toys for toddlers that would make great gifts.
Paw Patrol – Paw Patroller
Toddlers can re-enact their favorite rescue missions with this fun Paw Patrol Paw Patroller. The rescue vehicle transports three Paw Patrol vehicles inside or can display up to 6 vehicles when it’s open. Ideal for pretend play for toddlers, this set also includes Ryder and an ATV vehicle. The Paw Patrol Action Pack are more action figures in the Paw Patrol family. Sure to encourage imaginary play, each set includes three characters and badges for kids to wear. Toddlers can press the dog tag on the Action Pack characters to help the pups transform.
Peppa Pig Dough Activity Picnic Case
Peppa Pig fans are sure to love this fun Peppa Pig Dough Activity Picnic Case. Kids can let their creative side loose when playing with the dough and accessories, all of which are themed to Peppa Pig. The set includes accessories for moulding dough, a dough shooter, and a pair of scissors for precision dough cutting. There’s a case to hold everything when playtime is over.
Fisher-Price Mike the Knight: Glendragon Castle Playset
Kids will love to role play with Mike the Knight when playing with this fun TV themed playset Glendragon Castle. The sounds and phrases that kids hear from this set will entertain them for hours. The playset includes a working drawbridge, fun sounds and engaging pieces that inspire hours of play.
Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset
The fun of Fireman Sam and his fellow friends in Welsh village of Pontypandy, is an addictive show that toddlers can’t get enough of. The Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue Playset is the perfect gift for little ones who want to pretend to have adventures at home and the mischief of Norman Price. The set includes an Ocean Rescue Playset, Juno Jet Ski, and an Ocean Rescue Fireman Sam figure.
Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Thistle Castle Playset
This Little Kingdom Thistle Castle Playset is one of the better kids TV themed playsets. There’s a hidden slide under this toybox, “floating” magical thrones, and a treasure chest with disappearing treasure. This set includes a Holly action figure, and you can collect the others. Ben and Holly is a very popular show among little ones, but surprisingly there was only ever two seasons made.
Fisher Price Thomas the Train Thomas with Track
The Fisher-Price Thomas with Track takes kids around an easy-to-assemble 15-foot track. With a push -button start and stop, toddlers will get the hang of this quickly and will love to “drive” their engine around the track. They can also take this off track and use it outdoors.
Dora the Explorer Explorer’s Backpack
Dora fans will have great fun with this Dora the explorer backpack. Sure to inspire many curious adventures, this backpack includes everything the intrepid explorer will need. Set includes the backpack, which holds all the pieces, Isa and Swiper charms, Map, a pretend phone, binoculars, a passport, a bracelet like Dora’s, and a camera.
Fisher-Price Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines Transforming Blaze Jet
Action figures for toddlers that transform are always popular and this Monster Machines Transforming Blaze Jet is sure to be a hit. When kids lift Blaze off the ground, the wings automatically pop out and when kids fly Blaze, he responds with fun flying sounds and phrases.
Bubble Guppies Molly Bath Doll
This fun bath doll is ideal for fans of Bubble Guppies. Molly’s hair will show off a purple highlight when the doll mixed with cold water. Her tail is poseable so toddlers can pretend she’s swimming. Set includes a shaped water scooper and hair comb.
Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll
One of the most popular toddler toys for girls, this Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll is a fun addition to any Frozen collection of toys. Raise her arm and watch as her snowflake necklace lights up. Touch the necklace and toddlers can hear Elsa and friends talking. This doll features 15 different sounds and phrases from the hit movie.
Fisher Price Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway Playset
Versatile fun is what this toddler playset is all about. The Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway playset can be played with while sitting down or standing up, making it ideal for kids of all ages and energy levels. When standing, it’s over 3 feet tall. It includes two Little People Wheelies cars.
Masha and the Bear House Masha Building Blocks
Fans of Masha will enjoy this Masha and Bear Building Blocks playset, which features a number of small pieces that go into Masha’s house along with the bear. For fans, this Russian cartoon will come to life, making it a fun playset have along with other similar items in the collection.
Curious George Matching Game
Even TV-obsessed toddlers can enjoy classic games. This Curious George matching game featuring Curious George and his friends will amuse toddlers who are fans of the silly monkey. This game is lightweight and portable, making it an ideal choice for travel and trips to grandma’s house.
Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center Playset
If Doc McStuffins can heal toys, then kids can, too. Doc’s friend Lambie is included in the Get Better Checkup Center Playset so kids can get started right away. An excellent choice for pretend play for toddlers, this set also includes a portable scale and bandages.
Fisher-Price Disney Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates – Mighty Colossus
Kids can pretend they are part of Captain Jake’s world with this Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates Might Colossus playset. This 2-foot tall ship opens to a full playset that can be played with from all sides on its 4 levels. Real rolling wheels are included.
Postman Pat Drive and Steer Pats Van
Postman Pat Drive and Steer Pats Van is a toy that’s sure to become a toybox favorite. Fun for imaginary play for toddlers, this set includes Postman Pat and his postal truck. A turbo button allows for fast fun and the van plays the Postman Pat theme tune along with other sounds as well.
Bing Home Playset
Toddlers will be able to immerse themselves in Bing’s home with the Bing Home TV themed playset. Kids can play with the items inside including a couch, bed, bathtub, toy box, Brenda the Blender and a cooler.
Fisher-Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
Kids can pretend to have an adventure with Octopod, with this Octonauts Octopod Playset. The removable Octo-Alert plays phrases and sounds. With more than 10 play pieces, kids will love exploring the many adventures of Octopod with this set.
Buzz Lightyear will come to the rescue anytime kids want when they play with this poseable action figure. Press his arm laser for laser light and sound effects or press another button to retract the helmet wing tips and wing housing. This features the real voice of Buzz Lightyear sharing 15 of his famous phrases, including “Stand back, everyone”.
The First Years Finding Nemo Baby Bath Squirt Toys
Bath time gets a lot more fun when kids add these squeezable toys into the mix. These Disney Bath Toys Squirt Toys set includes three characters: Nemo, Dori and Turtle. Simply squeeze to fill with water and then squirt away!