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Wintertime is here! We love playing outside in the snow, but on days when it is too cold or dark to venture out, there are still plenty of ways that families can bring the fun indoors. We’ve compiled a list of our 11 favorite indoor toys for toddlers of 2021. These toys encourage both active and imaginative play for energetic toddlers and will have your little ones playing, moving, and scooting all winter long.
1. Best Wagon Toy for Young Walkers: My First 2-in-1 Wagon®
Watch your young walker flourish with the My 1st 2-In-1 Wagon®. The locking handle and stable 4 wheel base help your toddler master their first steps safely while building confidence and balance. As your little one becomes more confident on their own two feet, unlock the folding handle to use as a pull wagon and watch your child enjoy endless hours of fun around the house!
When not in use, this deep-sided wagon doubles as a perfect utility toy box for your child. The cute, lightweight container easily corrals stuffed animals, blocks, books, and other play essentials. Shop the My First 2-in-1 Wagon®.
2. Best Toy for Thrill-Seeking Toddlers: Flyer 500®
Create the perfect roller coaster racing atmosphere right in your own home with the Flyer 500®. Complete with a 6 foot long racing track and red coaster car, this toy will become your child’s new favorite way to race and ride indoors. The Flyer 500® works great in larger spaces like basements or playrooms, but storage is no issue – the ramp and car fit into the base for compact storage & easy transport when not in use.
Thoughtful features like integrated miniature toy car racing tracks and a wide and sturdy step make this toy even more entertaining and versatile. Or, take the fun off the track and use the red race car as a separate ride-on for active indoor play. The Flyer 500® delivers endless thrills! Shop the Flyer 500®.
3. Best Tesla Kids Car for Active Indoor Play: My First Model Y
The My First Model Y delivers the superior Tesla experience for the littlest drivers. Featuring Black Induction Wheels with rubber grip tread, this premium ride-on car provides a smooth ride indoors for hours of endless active play. Toddlers will love scooting and driving around the house with the My First Model Y. Shop the My First Model Y.
4. Best Battery Powered Race Car for the Indoors: Super Speedway 6V Racer
Does your little one love to race? With two ways to ride, the Super Speedway 6V Racer is the perfect racing vehicle for toddlers ages 1½ to 4 years. This car functions like a normal battery bowered ride-on, allowing kids to drive and steer around the house at up to 2 miles per hour.
For a different adventure, parents can activate LapLock™ Steering to engage controlled steering allowing beginner drivers to ride in circles. This mode is perfect for keeping toddlers easily in sight while parents complete other chores or activities nearby. The Super Speedway 6V Racer even comes with a round playmat that maps out a racetrack or can be used separately for imaginative play! Shop the Super Speedway 6V Racer.
5. Best First Race Car for Active Play: My 1st Race Car™
The My 1st Race Car™ is a classically designed ride-on toy car that inspires active play for beginner riders. The ergonomic seat and easy grip steering wheel create an enjoyable and comfortable riding experience to help toddlers ages 1 to 3 years old balance safely. The smooth glide wheels work well on hardwood floors and tile, allowing your child to scoot and ride with ease. Shop the My 1st Race Car™.
6. Best Ride-On for Developing Fine & Gross Motor Skills: Busy Buggy®
The Busy Buggy® brings imagination and learning together in one fun & interactive ride-on. Your toddler can practice important gross motor skills of walking & scooting with this adorable car, or they can sit & play with one of the 17 different interactive activities to develop fine motor skills. From interlocking gears and sliding beads to clicking dials and folding mirrors, the Busy Buggy® provides endless engagement that your child is sure to love. Shop the Busy Buggy®.
7. Best Toy for Having an Indoor Dance Party: DJ Dance & Spin™
Do you have a toddler that loves to dance? If so, DJ Dance & Spin™ is the perfect gift to get the dance party started! With the press of a button, transform your living room into a dance floor – this all-in-one dance party car will twist, wiggle, and shuffle to 5 original tunes for endless active indoor entertainment. Little ones ages 1½ to 4 years will love being the DJ to their very own battery powered dancing car.
Toddlers can also steer freely using the green push-to-go button for fun driving adventures up to 2 MPH thanks to the car’s rechargeable 6V battery. The whole family will have a blast moving & grooving to DJ Dance & Spin’s tunes even if they aren’t in the driver’s seat, making this one of the best toys for burning energy indoors! Shop DJ Dance & Spin™.
8. Best Indoor Toy for Pretend Outdoor Play: Kid’s Wheelbarrow
The Kid’s Wheelbarrow is a real wheelbarrow designed for toddler sized fun! This toy is the perfect tool for pretend indoor play. Your little one can plant imaginary flowers, pretend play gardening, or transport dolls & stuffed animals around the house with this fun toy. Plus, it makes a very cute storage bin for other toys.
When spring rolls around, bring the wheelbarrow outside and have your little one helps you gather veggies from your backyard garden! A seamless steel tray, real wood handles, and a durable molded wheel make this Kid’s Wheelbarrow multifunctional for indoor and outdoor use. Shop the Kid’s Wheelbarrow.
9. Best First Horse for Active Indoor Play: Boots™: Rolling Pony
Boots the Rolling Pony is ready for imaginative pretend play when your toddler is – no assembly required. Thanks to the caster EZ-Glide wheels that spin 360⁰, toddlers can create their own motion and move in any direction. Boots delivers a smooth ride on hardwood floors, tile, or any other smooth indoor surface so your child can enjoy endless hours of riding. Shop Boots™: Rolling Pony.
10. Best Electric Animal Ride-On Toy: Peanut: Electric Ride-On Elephant with Sounds
Turn the indoors into a vast rainforest with Peanut the Elephant! With just the push of a button, your child will feel like they’re exploring the jungle as they travel around the house at up to 2 mph on their new animal rider. Peanut plays real elephant trumpeting sounds and music with a squeeze of the button on the ear.
Peanut’s irresistible plush fabric is soft to the touch, making this ride-on elephant perfect for hugs and cuddles. The smooth wheels, footrests, and easy steering ensure a comfortable ride every time. This elephant ride-on comes equipped with a rechargeable 6V battery and charger to extend the imaginative fun for hours of indoor play. Shop Peanut: Electric Ride-On Elephant with Sounds.
11. Best Classic Ride-On for the Indoors: Little Red Roadster®
The Little Red Roadster® delivers a retro look with a modern design. Your toddler can scoot, play, and drive for hours all around the house with this adorable little red ride-on. The working steering wheel allows kids choose their path and helps develop gross motor skills, perfect for burning energy indoors. Plus, with a steel body and classic finishes like the shiny metal grill, kids and parents alike will love its style. Shop the Little Red Roadster®.
What is your little one’s favorite way to play indoors? Discover new toys to spark adventure and fun this winter with Radio Flyer. Share your favorite indoor play moments with us by tagging @radioflyerinc or using #radioflyer on social media.