6 Great Travel Toys for Toddlers

Keep Your Toddler Entertained While Traveling with These Toys.

Traveling with toddlers can be trying for parents. One trick parents can use to keep the little one content? Pack a surprise toy or two that will entertain them during long car trips or flights. Here are six toys that fit the bill for toddler travel fun.

Fisher-Price Doodle Pro

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One of the keys to a great travel toy for toddlers is having few parts that can be lost in the car or on the plane. The Fisher-Price Doodle Pro is a great choice because the pen is attached to the board. It’s big enough for the toddler keep a grip on it, and mom and dad won’t be stopping every few minutes to pick up the pen. Your toddler can "doodle" and erase their creation and start over, which will (hopefully) keep their attention. 

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Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Magnetic Fishing Game

Even if you are traveling by road or by air, your toddler can have an underwater adventure with the Melissa and Doug Magnetic Fishing Game. The puzzle game features fish artwork and allows toddlers to “catch” fish with a magnetic fishing pole – encouraging hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The sturdy puzzle is real wood, and the magnet is strong, making the game easy to learn and keeping a child occupied on long flights or roadtrips.

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Lauri Toddler Tote

While the Lauri Toddler Tote may have lots of parts and pieces -- not ideal for travel -- it does have a lot going for it. It’s a relatively compact toy with its own travel bag, and the various parts and pieces provide toddlers with lot of activities while traveling. Keep your toddler occupied with a rubber alphabet puzzle, lacing shapes, mini puzzles, and locking pegs. When your toddler tires of one activity, you’ll have several more tricks up your sleeve to help keep your toddler happy and entertained. 

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Magnetic Fun - Cars Planes and Trains

For your older toddler who loves planes, trains, and automobiles, a magnet set is a great travel toy. The Magnet Fun – Cars, Trains and Planes includes three sheets of magnets for 55 magnets total. With that many magnets, your toddler will stay occupied, and you can take the opportunity to help them learn by naming objects and colors or making up fun stories about the magnets. The case makes it a fun toy for toddlers to carry and store in their own travel backpack.

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Melissa & Doug Water Wow Bundle - Animals, Alphabet & Numbers

Coloring is a great activity to keep toddler's busy while traveling, but crayons can break, markers can be messy, and paint... well, most parents aren't crazy enough to let a toddler paint on a plane or in a car. Enter the Melissa and Doug Water Wow activities -- the water pen is safe for young kids and mess-free. The coloring book includes re-usable pages that reveal detail and vibrant color when colored on with the water pen. The pages can be erased when dry making this a great travel toy for toddlers. 

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BUCKLE TOY "Buddy" Backpack

Your toddler can actually wear this backpack that doubles as an educational toy that helps your child develop fine motor skills, cognitive skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving. The colorful toys will keep your toddler's attention on flights and road trips with 12 different buckles to learn on. Your little one can also pack their favorite stuff animal and other toys for traveling, just like a big kid. 

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