First Games for Toddlers

First Games for Toddlers

Play These Games Together

It's never too early! These games can start a family gaming tradition. As well as teach your little one all sorts of things! They get to work on memory skills, social skills, motor skills. Best of all, they get to spend time with their favorite people.

Seek-A-Boo from Mindware

2 or more players, 12mo & up

Spread the oversized round cards on the floor, picture side down. Now pick a square card and call out the item. Take turns or race or work together to find the items from one of six categories: food, toys, clothing, colors, shapes, outdoors, and animals. It’s an on-your-feet game that helps with memory skills, social skills, item identification, and gross motor skills. One of the best things: No Reading! So your toddler can have a turn calling out the “find me” items, too!

Move & Groove from ThinkFun

Dance Dance Baby!
2 or more players (one with reading skills), 18mo & up

Created to inspire movement, creativity, and body awareness, Move & Groove is an active game the whole family will jump to play! In Move & Groove, the cards are focused on movement. So in one roll you’re flying like an airplane, and on the next you may be tapping your toes. From playing air guitar to hopping like a kangaroo, this game will get everyone on their feet!

Card categories are: Let’s Pretend, Movement, Classics (disco dance!), Body Parts, Silliness, and Workout.

Teddy Mix & Match from Ravensburger

Find Bear's Perfect Twin
2 - 4 players, 2 ½ yrs & up

12 sturdy cardboard teddy bears are ready to find their match! Each pair of bears have easy to spot characteristics that will engage your tot in this simple game. Start with the bears facing up to help develop visual discrimination. Play with all the bears facing down to encourage memory skills. All while your little one is developing social skills through game play.

Your toddlers don’t care about that stuff. All they care about is the cute bears, succeeding in finding the matches, and doing something together.

Topper Takes a Trip from Peaceable Kingdom

2 or more players, 2 yrs & up

Take an imaginative trip with your toddler! Pick one of five destinations and pack the suitcase with items on the list. This simple game encourages attention to detail, fine motor skills, memory, matching, and cognitive thinking skills. It’s a little suitcase full of big ideas!

Acorn Soup from Peaceable Kingdom

2 or more players, 2 yrs & up

Making Acorn Soup is easy as 1-2-3! The round box bottom doubles as a bowl, which contains wooden ingredients and a sturdy wooden spoon for mixing and stirring. Simple recipe cards teach toddlers to identify the ingredients and count as they cook. Mix, stir, eat and play together! Counting, pretend play, sorting, fine-motor skills are benefits of this fun, interactive game! INCLUDES: 8 recipe cards, 24 ingredient tiles, 1 wooden spoon, parent guide and instructions.

Where’s Bear from Peaceable Kingdom

2 or more players, 2 yrs & up

Stacking and hiding things… two activities toddlers love! This simple game involves hiding and finding the bear figure under the nesting boxes. The hider can give clues (this box has a butterfly) that encourages your tot to pay attention to details. Tell stories based on the scenes to work on communication and language skills. No reading required, this is a simple little “game” that is easy to adapt to your child’s abilities.

Monkey Around from Peaceable Kingdom

2 or more players (one with reading skills), 2 yrs & up

Get up and get moving! Monkey Around will have players acting out cards and moving around. Some cards are “solo” cards, so only one player acts it out. Others are “together” cards, so everyone gets in on the fun. And some of them require the use of the banana! From high-fives to hugs, the prompt cards feature a range of activities that promote body awareness and coordination.