The Best Toy Deals for April 2021

Shop educational toys, outdoor toys, and so much more all for less

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Kids tend to go through toys quickly, whether they love them or get bored with them. In turn, that means as parents you're likely looking to buy toys frequently. That used to be a pain when you had to go out to pick up a new set of LEGOs, or try to hunt down the store associate for information on which toys are safest for your 2-year-old. Nowadays, though, all you have to do is hop online and fill up your cart with the latest toys for pools, the outdoors, and so on.

Toys help kids learn communication, emotional, and problem-solving skills, all through different types of play. Whether the kid is diving in to play with others or prefers to create imaginary worlds all their own, shopping for the right toy can be intimidating, and knowing what to actually shell out makes a difference.

Seemingly, there are always deals online now. Something that costs $100 could be discounted to $80, $60, even $40. Online shops like Amazon, Walmart, Wayfair, and others often run toy promotions, where online goods can be had at a sharp discount.

We combed the web for the best deals on toys for any age, activity, or location. See the full list below.

We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or not on sale, check back next week for a batch of new sales.

Our Top Picks

Melissa & Doug See & Spell

Melissa & Doug See & Spell

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $22, Now $13

This 50-plus piece set teaches your kids to spell by associating a picture with the word and having them plug in the letters. It helps develop sight-reading vocab, spelling, and even motor skills as they put each letter in. Plus, a sturdy wooden case to protect against any destruction. 

This is the lowest price we've seen.

Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug and Secure Swing

Little Tikes 2-In-1 Snug And Secure Swing

Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $27, Now $24

The best part about this swing is that you can place it wherever you want. From a porch to a tree, Little Tikes setup is very quick and painless. No need to buy a big swingset for just one when you have this.

Vulli Sophie La Girafe

Sophie la girafe® Teething Toy

Courtesy of Buy Buy Baby

Normally $29, Now $23

The sweet Sophie la Girafe is a great gift for babies. Thanks to a pairing of all-natural rubber and food paint, you don't have to worry when little ones start teething.

Mega Bloks 80-Piece Building Classic

Mega Bloks First Builders

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $25, Now $11

These have to be the perfect building blocks for toddlers. They can experiment, build up, knock down, and build back up again. It helps little kids learn how to collaborate, problem-solve, and have some amusement while doing it.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Jumbo Knob Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Jumbo Knob Puzzle

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $20, Now $16

This colorful, geometric puzzle game is perfect for toddlers that are just learning what goes where. It features extra-thick wooden knobs to make it easy for little hands to grasp, and the bright colors will keep kids interested. Matching pictures under each piece give your little ones a hint as to what goes where.

Melissa & Doug Spark Shark Fish Hunt

Melissa & Doug Spark Shark Fish Hunt

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $20, Now $13

Keep your kids busy in the pool with this toy set that lets them play-act as sharks. It’ll help them develop hand-eye coordination as they hunt the sinkers in the pool and try to get their sharks to eat them. Hours of merrymaking to be had—just be careful they don’t develop an appetite.

The lowest price we've seen here is $12.

Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike

Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $90, Now $70

Your toddler will love this ride that grows with them—its design adjusts to keep up. The best part is that you can use it as your child develops from a year old all the way to five years. It has a canopy to protect from the sun and a height-adjustable push handle, so you can go along for the ride.

Learning Resources New Sprouts Munch It! Pretend Play Food

Learning Resources New Sprouts Munch It! Pretend Play Food

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $25, Now $17

Outgrown the mixing bowl? Let your toddler play around with these fun, familiar foods. Ask them what it is, how to make it, whatever you want. Or just pair your kid’s play hotdog with an actual hotdog to start associating tastes and words. No such thing as a free lunch, but this has a discount. 

VTech Pull and Sing Puppy

VTech Pull and Sing Puppy

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $20, Now $11

Not up for getting your little one a dog? Let them pull or push this little puppy around. Pull the cord to activate the music, and press any of the three colorful buttons for a surprise. And, of course, there’s puppy sounds. Hopefully those don’t get old.

Sesame Street Peekaboo Cookie Monster

Sesame Street Peekaboo Cookie Monster

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $30, Now $19

Cookie Monster is the best Sesame Street has to offer (sorry, there’s no debate). Get your young toddler this plush toy that plays peekaboo, makes goofy noises, and, of course, offers unambiguous praise of cookies. Me love cookie too, my friend.

The lowest price we've seen is $18.  

Green Toys Ferry Boat Bathtub Toy

Green Toys Ferry Boat Bathtub Toy

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $27, Now $20

This cute little green boat could occupy your kid for hours in the pool or the tub. It has a two-color design and comes with two cars for the kid to ferry across the water. Plus, it’s made from completely recycled plastic, which takes some of the guilt out of buying yet another toy.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magic Color Mixing Bowl

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magic Color Mixing Bowl

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $20, Now $15

This light-up pretend mixing bowl has play ingredients, songs, sounds, and phrases—basically a sensory explosion for your baby. It subtly introduces them to the alphabet, numbers, and colors, and it’ll keep your kid occupied for hours. We have a new chef in the family!

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