Travel back in time to the prehistoric era where reptilian giants roam the planet! It’s time for your child to explore the world of dinosaurs through one of the most time-enduring range of toys that are exceedingly popular among toddlers and older kids alike! Dinosaurs have long been gone, but because of dinosaur toys, they continue to live in the creative imaginations of children across generations.
There's no single explanation on why young kids are so enamoured with dinosaur toys. In fact, dinosaur toys may be the first set of toys babies get to see and play with. Many cribs and infant playsets are designed with dinosaur themes. Even baby clothing are sometimes embedded with cute baby dinosaur images!
From stuffed toys to action figures, the toy market is replete with different kinds of dinosaurs. There are dinosaur Pop! Vinyls, LEGO sets with dinosaurs, and dino-human mutant figures! The entertainment industry further enhances this craving for dinosaur-themed merchandise through its many cartoons, movies, and video games with vicious dinosaurs and even anthropomorphic dinosaur characters. The recent popularity of dinosaur-centred franchises such as Jurassic World and Jurassic Park just proves our point.
Dinosaur Toys for Curious Toddlers
The predilection for anything dinosaur often starts at an early age – particularly when kids are in their toddler years. As mentioned, this may be due to the fact that many of their “first toys” are designed with dinosaur themes. A child’s liking for dinosaurs is something to be encouraged as it can lead to a further interest in life sciences such as palaeontology (study of dinosaurs) and zoology (study of animals).
So for curious toddlers, what type of dinosaur toys can you give to support their inquisitiveness without compromising the fun they deserve whenever they play, as well as their safety since they are still toddlers?
Best Dinosaur Toys for Toddlers:
- Dinosaur stuffed toys
- Dinosaur musical playsets
- Dinosaur bath toys
- Large dinosaur figures
- Dinosaur building sets with large pieces
- Dinosaur magnetic playsets
If you’re looking for more types of dinosaur toys that target a certain age group, then you’re in luck! We have taken the pleasure of categorising some of the best dinosaur toys and gifts for kids, which are highly sought after by parents in Australia and across the globe. Read on!
Best Dinosaur Toys for 1 Year Olds
It’s an amazing 2-in-1 playset which quickly switches between a dino transport truck and a dino park! Set includes big red T-rex, 2 small dinos, and park ranger. Place the small dino or park ranger on the Magic Point for fun phrases, lights, sounds, songs, and more! This electronic dino playset offers multiple manipulative features for more role-play fun.
The LEGO Duplo Jurassic World Dinosaur Nursery inspires endless animal-care adventures with 3 baby dinosaurs in their forest habitats. Set includes buildable forest elements, baby triceratops, pteranodon, and brachiosaurus figures, plus the leader of the Dinosaur Protection Group, Claire Dearing. As your little palaeontologist plays with the baby dinosaurs in their forest habitats, they’ll also develop their fine motor skills and emotional intelligence. This hands-on LEGO Duplo set is ideal for animal-loving toddlers and preschool dinosaur fans. It’s also fun for parents to join in and share precious developmental milestones!
This adorable alphabet dinosaur has colourful letter buttons on its back that let kids explore letter names and the sounds they make. Press the dino or footprint button to hear friendly phrases, or add sounds to a jungle beat. Spinning the tail wheel introduces numbers and plays a counting song. For more music, press the light-up star button to play 3 upbeat songs. The dinosaur toy is also a pull toy that turns its head side-to-side as it wobbles along. Learning letters is dino-mite with the Lettersaurus!
Best Dinosaur Toys for 2 Year Olds
Anky what? It’s the Ankylosaurus of course, and a very cute one at that! This Jurassic World Stack and Pull Ankylosaurus from Tomy is a pull-along toy that encourages developmental play and motor skills. Pull along Mummy Ankylosaurus and listen as her rattle tail swishes from side to side. Remove the Baby Anky and the rings from Mummy’s back can be played with as a stacking toy. Create a Jurassic World full of fun, development, and education for your little dinosaur adventurer!
Make bath time FUN TIME for your toddler with Buddy and Barney's Bath Time Squirters and Light-Up Dinosaurs! This triple bath toy set makes bathing enjoyable for baby and easier for you. The dinosaur toys included are more than enough to keep your little one busy as you bathe them.
Hugger plush toys are a favourite anywhere! They can be your child’s sleep companion or a dependable friend during long trips. With its triple protected, specially designed snap bracelet, you can attach the Hugger Triceratops to your arm, bike, stroller, backpack, and more!
Best Dinosaur Toys for 3 Year Olds
Watch out for the Robo Alive Robotic Dinosaurs! With lifelike roars and realistic dinosaur movements, the Robo Alive Dinosaurs are sure to win any dino battle. So beware – these dinosaurs are really “alive!”
Jurassic World Dominion comes home with adventure and thrills through this Super Colossal Giganotosaurus! Kids can take out all their animal instincts with the Giganotosaurus that comes in a mighty size – more than 3 FEET LONG – and can gobble up other mini figures whole. Unlatch the stomach to release the prey swallowed by the carnivorous dinosaur and start all over again! This gigantic figure features a marbleised finish, authentic sculpting, texture, and colours that will let fans easily recognise the dinosaur from the Jurassic World Dominion movie.
Preschool kids can round up rampaging dinosaurs, just like in the movie Jurassic World Dominion, with this Imaginext Jurassic World figure set. Dr Alan Grant has captured the stegosaurus for study. But watch out – turn the power pad, and the dinosaur will thrash its tail and break out of the harness!
Best Dinosaur Toys for 4 Year Olds
Introduce kids aged 4 and up to LEGO Jurassic World with the Velociraptor Escape building set, featuring posable velociraptor figure, quick-build dinosaur pen, and off-roader. Also included are 2 minifigures – Dr Ellie Sattler and Robert Muldoon, plus a frog figure. You can also find accessories like the toy walkie-talkie, tranquiliser, hot dog, dinosaur poop, and dinosaur egg in a buildable nest. The dinosaur pen features a tower with a starter brick base to make building easier. Additional features include winch with a feeding basket, gate for the off-roader, and fence with breakout function.
This fantastic projector torch projects amazing images of dinosaurs around your room. View the fascinating images on your walls and ceilings. The dinosaur images include T-rex, stegosaurus, triceratops, and other gigantic reptiles. This toy is a great bedtime companion that makes going to sleep more fun – with dinosaurs!
Dinosaurs Top Trumps Puzzle is a great double-sided floor puzzle, full of fearsome dinosaurs! As you piece together this round 100-piece puzzle, you’ll read various facts and stats about dinosaurs, just like in your favourite Top Trumps card game. This puzzle is double-sided and comes with 4 crayons, so when you’ve completed it, you can flip it over and colour it in. What’s more is that you’ll find 8 bonus Top Trumps cards inside, so you can play a mini-game of Dinosaurs Top Trumps!
Education Doesn’t Have to Be Boring With Our Interactive Dinosaur Toys
Starting your child’s science education is super fun when you buy them interactive dinosaur toys! These amazing toys help kids learn about dinosaurs in an exciting way. They can play games, learn cool dino facts, and even make the dinosaurs roar. Learning doesn't have to be boring when you have our awesome dinosaur friends to teach you. Shop now at Mr Toys!