Best Toddler Toys from a KidKraft Parent
For the parents who work here, KidKraft is more than just a job – it’s part of their daily life at home with their own kids. That’s why there’s no better experts on KidKraft toys than our very own KidKraft parents! As part of our KidKraft parent series, we talked with our own Christine Olsen about which KidKraft toys have meant the most to her kids in the toddler years and beyond. Here’s what she had to say about play, creativity, and the best toddler toys!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family!
I've recently joined the KidKraft marketing family but their products have been part of our family for years.
How old is your little one or little ones?
My son is now 9 and my daughter is 7 but they still LOVE KidKraft and think I work at the "funnest" place in the world. They always offer to come and "test out the toys."
What's your favorite KidKraft toy?
Our favorite KidKraft toys are the activity tables. Our son is on the spectrum as well as dyslexic and the train tables were absolutely THE favorite in our house. Thousands of hours of building, moving, lining up and taking apart trains and cities were an integral part of his toddler years. As he got older, he transitioned to the brick tables, and these are still part of our daily family life. Everyone that comes to our house is fascinated by the HUGE and intricate city scape with carefully designed tableaus in every nook and cranny.
What makes it your favorite?
Everyone, child or adult, deserves to have an escape or passion that allows them to escape reality for a little bit and feel like their best selves. For our son, that is the activity of building and engineering his own world where his imagination can run free and he can truly be himself. When he was a toddler, that looked like creating his own worlds with the train tables; now, it’s the same thing on a more advanced level with the brick tables. As a parent of a child who faces additional challenges in everyday school, it's such a gift to have a place in the home that he can always go to that soothes his mind and soul.
Looking for a toy that unlocks your toddler’s passions and creativity? Browse our activity tables, train sets, toddler play kitchens, and outdoor toddler climbers to find the perfect fit for your little one’s unique interests.