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Batteries Not Included! No-Tech Toys for Kiddos

Natalie G.
NATALIE G.
Baby Gear Specialist
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Are you looking for toy options to keep your children entertained without the noise and lights? Can your kids work your smartphone better than you? Whether you are looking for infant or toddler toys, Tinyhood Gear Expert, Natalie G., can offer advice on age appropriate, tech-free toys.

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General advice
NATALIE, PARENT OF 2 YEAR OLD

Hi Natalie, I’d love your general advice on recommended non tech toys under $20 (available on amazon prime a plus). Thank you!

Natalie
NATALIE

HI Natalie!

A really great brand for non-tech toys at a reasonable price point is Melissa and Doug. Here are just a few examples:

https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Cutting-Food-Hand-Painted/dp/B000GKD09C/ref=sr_1_18?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1526003772&sr=1-18&keywords=melissa+and+doug

https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Band-Box-Clang/dp/B00005RF5C/ref=sr_1_21?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1526003772&sr=1-21&keywords=melissa+and+doug

>https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Geometric-Stacker-Educational/dp/B0006IRTU0/ref=pd_sim_21_10?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0006IRTU0&pd_rd_r=26Q7NV767YFBX1TXKBFV&pd_rd_w=RBFaW&pd_rd_wg=W9Hu2&psc=1&refRID=26Q7NV767YFBX1TXKBFV

Blocks are a fantastic educational, non-tech toys that can be purchased for under $20.

https://www.amazon.com/Cubbie-Lee-Wooden-Building-Blocks/dp/B01LYOWW4U/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1526003439&sr=8-17&keywords=wooden+blocks

And some of the best non-tech toys for under $20 are sensory and art-based materials. Think crayons, stickers, paint, play dough (again Melissa and Doug are great for all of these items and available on Amazon!). Pinterest is also a great resource for making sensory activities with ingredients you have right in your home!

NATALIE

Great this is helpful thanks !

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Non-tech car toys
CINDY

Which non-tech toys will keep a two year old entertained in the car?

MARIA

I am interested in this as well!

Natalie
NATALIE

Hi Cindy!

Below are some suggestions for non-tech toys that work great in the car:

I like this Magnetic Doddle Board in particular because it has a handle which makes it easier for little hands to hold onto.

https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Colorful-Erasable-Sketching-Toddlers/dp/B0797WBMG5/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1525983338&sr=8-3&keywords=doodle+board&dpID=51LxfTwX-mL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch


The Aquadoddle Travel is both compact and another non-messy art activity for the car.

https://www.amazon.com/Spin-Master-AquaDoodle-Travel-Doodle/dp/B00UWAO6LW/ref=pd_sbs_21_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00UWAO6LW&pd_rd_r=7W4RQ238X8ZT8JFN5NQB&pd_rd_w=8JBRU&pd_rd_wg=mifU7&psc=1&refRID=7W4RQ238X8ZT8JFN5NQB


I also love this Magnetic Wand Number Maze from Melissa and Doug because it’s educational and interactive.

https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Magnetic-Wand-Number/dp/B00146LUX0/ref=pd_sim_21_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00146LUX0&pd_rd_r=1R78XXVRZG6J4NPJ5PXH&pd_rd_w=S7E85&pd_rd_wg=XYgYp&psc=1&refRID=1R78XXVRZG6J4NPJ5PXH


Books on tape are also wonderful!

https://www.amazon.com/Frog-Toad-Audio-Collection-Read/dp/0060740531/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KSWSR58WHG5Z9HP2KZH&linkCode=sl1&tag=bookandgigg0a-20&linkId=a64cb4d58e0092b35de5f2b1413316fa

https://www.amazon.com/Cat-Hat-Other-Seuss-Favorites/dp/0807218731?ascsubtag=.ODYyNzAtMA.e5644c91-1cb6-11e8-80e9-552405036779&ie=UTF8&qid=1315963742&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1%2Fcomopi-20&tag=rewardstyle-20

http://store.barefootbooks.com/catalogsearch/advanced/result/?by_subject=158&order=priority&dir=desc