When it comes to finding that *perfect* gift for your little, you want to make sure it’s well-made enough that it’s not going to fall apart the second they start playing and that they’ll enjoy playing with it beyond Christmas morning. Not an easy feat, it turns out. Lucky for you millions of parents shop on Amazon and don’t hesitate to tell you exactly what they think.

We scoured thousands of top toys from Amazon as well as their annual 2023 Top Toys We Love list to find the highest-rated picks for kids of all ages.

Each product has at least a 4.5 stars or above, with and feature thousands of ratings and reviews. In many cases, we’ve personally bought them for our own kids over the years, and as a testament to their quality, they make the list again and again. (So, you can trust that both mama and the kids will love them!) From toys that get them moving to block sets they’ll use for years to come, it’s not hard to see why these are favorites among parents just like you.

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Top-rated toys from Amazon for toddlers and preschoolers

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank

Fisher Price

Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank


From slipping the colorful coins into the slot to opening the door and letting them spill out to do it all over again, this popular Fisher-Price pick is practically guaranteed to capture their attention. As they play they’ll learn numbers, songs and even some Spanish!

Age: 6 months-3 years


Educational Insights

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game


This highly-rated game is one of the absolute best for preschoolers. (And fun enough that older kids will want to play too!)  Spin the spinner and use the squeezer to pick up matching acorns. It’s perfect for teaching your littles matching and sorting skills.

Age: 3-7


Melissa & Doug

Let's Play House Cleaning Kit


Toddlers love to help with whatever household chores you are doing. (Of course calling it “help” is a bit of stretch.)  A mop, dust pan and broom just their size allows them to clean alongside you–after all, they’ll be big enough to actually be helpful in no time!

Age: 3-6 years old



Learning Friends 100 Words Book


Introduce little ones to 100 words in both English and Spanish with Amazon’s #1 best-selling preschool learning toy, the touch activated word book from LeapFrog. They’ll learn colors, animals, mealtime words and more with plenty to explore as they grow.

Age: 18 months-4 years


Melissa & Doug

Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Play Set


With over 2k glowing reviews and an impressive 4.9 stars, this is one of the highest-rated pretend play sets available on Amazon. Kids can bake, slice and serve cookies (all while practicing their fine-motor skills!). Our favorite part? Melissa & Doug offer a 100% happiness guarantee so if your child isn’t inspired, they’ll make it right.

Age: 3-5 years old

Green Toys Tea Set

Green Toys

Tea Set


In our experience, few toys have gotten as much mileage as this popular tea set from Green Toys. It’s spent time in the bath, the sensory bin, and the sandbox, and eventually handed down through at least a few kiddos. Best of all, it’s made from recycled plastic and can even be tossed in the dishwasher when it’s in need of a deep clean.

Age: 2+



KidiBeats Drum Set


With three drum pads and a cymbal, this tot-sized electric drum set from VTech is one of our favorites from the brand. It plays nine different melodies in a variety of styles as well as offering games to learn numbers and letters. As they tap (ok, more like pound), they’re working on sensory development and having fun!

Age: 2-5 years old


Baby Einstein

Take Along Tunes Musical Toy


This award-winning best-seller is one of the most ubiquitous baby toys ever. (Seriously, my 18-year-old had one!) Granted, it is one of those light-up, musical toys whose batteries never seem to die, but it’s somehow less annoying than its counterparts. (Maybe that’s the secret to its success.) It plays 10 different melodies and has a volume control that we really appreciate.

Age: 3-36 months

GUND Baby My Pet Puddles Animated Plush

Baby Gund

Flora the Bunny Animated Plush


Gund has been making some of the most beloved stuffies for over 125 years–so it’s no surprise they made the cut here. Their raved-about animated plush pup comes to life with a pat, wagging his tail and engages little ones by playing peek-a-boo and singing songs. It’s soft enough to cuddle, but durable enough to last for years to come.

Age: 0+


Little Tikes



This trampoline is perfect for kids to burn off a little energy without having to purchase a massive one for the backyard. At 3-feet tall, it won’t take up too much space, and the handle bar helps them bounce away… safely. (Those 25k+ 5-star ratings can attest to its magic!)

Age: 3-6 years old



Pound & Tap Bench With Slide Out Xylophone


This xylophone set isn’t one of those toys that’ll get deserted in record time, thanks to the fact that it features more than one way to play. Your kiddo can use the hammer to tap the balls through the holes to create a melody on the xylophone below, or they can slide out the xylophone and pound out a solo.

Age: 1-3 years old


Green Toys

Ferry Boat With Mini Cars Bath Toy


Another top-rated Green Toys pick, the Ferry Boat Bath Toys (made from 100% recycled milk jugs) isn’t just fun, it’s good for the planet as well! It floats steadily, making it the perfect toy for any bath adventure. Plus, it comes with two mini cars to take the fun on-the-go and is even dishwasher safe for easy cleaning!

Age: 3+

Top-rated toys from Amazon for kids

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Card Game


This one is actually fun for the entire family! The game play is simple (it literally takes less than three minutes to learn) and the illustrations are ahhdorable. But be warned. They may look cute but games can get intense quickly. So much yelling. In the good way, of course.



Clear Colors 32-Piece Set


The 3D magnetic building set teaches kids STEM skills as they work to build their own creation. They’ll stay busy for hours imagining endless possibilities.

Age: 3+


Stomp Rocket

Dueling Rockets


This toy is not only entertaining and will keep your child active, but they will be learning about aerodynamics as they experiment with force and trajectory. The dueling set adds an irresistible competitive aspect that kids love.

Age: 5+



LCD Writing Tablet


Doodle, draw and do it again with this LCD writing tablet. With a stylus or even just their finger, kids can create a temporary masterpiece that erases with a press of the button. It’s awesome for travel or keeping them entertained while out to dinner.

Age: 3+

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids tablet


Fire HD 8 Kids' Tablet


If you’re searching for the first tablet for your child, or want to take your own phone and device back, the Amazon Fire is an ideal option. With a 2-year-worry-free guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that if they break it, Amazon will replace it for free. Plus, it comes with extensive parental controls and a year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, full of books, apps, videos and more.

Age: 3-7 years old



Orboot Earth AR Globe


Working with most iPad models, this globe is perfect for curious kiddos who are interested in exploring. The orboot Globe + app takes kids on an augmented reality-based journey around the world, encouraging kids to stamp their passport and add stickers along the way.

Age: 4-10 years old


National Geographic

Play Sand


This sensory sand is practically magic—it’s kinetic so it only sticks to itself, not your kid’s hands or your furniture. It feels so fun, perfect for squeezing or putting into molds. Bonus: It never dries out so you don’t have to worry about purchasing more in a few months.

Age: 3+



Little Genius Starter Kit


Can’t seem to escape the digital world? Osmo will turn your little’s iPad into a learning game—that requires no WiFi!—and bring imagination to life. Pair it with the pretend play costume pieces and silicone rings to practice letter forming, create costumes and make magic happen.

Age: 3-5+


Creativity For Kids

Grow N' Glow Terrarium Kit


Kids will get to mix science and art as they grow their own habitat in this terrarium kit. We love that it glows in the dark at night and the chia and wheat grass seeds grow within a few days. It’s not instant gratification but it’s close!

Age: 6+





This award-winning and classic ride-on toy is appropriate for ages 3 and up and offers easy movement—just prop your feet up on the footrests and turn the steering wheel to begin moving. It will even support an adult (up to 220 lbs), so parents can give it a go as well! Kids can ride it indoor or out without having to worry about batteries, pedals or gears. Pro tip: It works best on flat, hard surfaces so a driveway is better than carpet or grass.

Age: 3+



Inspiration Art Case


This top-rated set from Crayola provides just about everything your child needs to get creative, including markers, paper, crayons and more. The storage case makes it easy for travel and ensures all of the 140 pieces have a place to go once they’re done playing.

Age: 5+


Melissa & Doug

60-Piece Wooden Block Set


You can never go wrong with blocks, but this wooden set has a 5 star record with more than 1,800 reviews. Each piece is smooth sanded so you don’t have to worry about splinters and it comes with a wooden tray for storage.

Age: 3-8 years old