If your toddler loves to grab and play with your phone you need to buy her a toy cell phone that is designed just for toddlers.
These toddler cell phones are so much more than just a simple toy as most of them are educational as they teach different things from counting to the ABCs.
They also are a great toy to stick in your diaper bag for trips in the car or out to the store since they are small and portable and will keep your little one’s interest for quite some time. Plus they cost a lot less than your smart phone if your child was to drop it.
If you are looking for a toy cell phone for a 1-4 year old child, check out some of the best cell phone toys for toddlers below.
The Best Toy Cell Phones for Toddlers
VTech Call and Chat Learning Phone
My daughter got this toy smart phone when she turned two years old and over a year later she still will play with this phone for quite some time.
This phone is completely interactive as you can even power up the battery using wind power from blowing into the phone. There are all sorts of fun activities that teach numbers, letters, and time.
The part that I really like about this phone is that it actually has a contact book for 5 different people (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, and friend) that you can program with numbers. I have been using this phone to help my three year old learn her phone number as well as my cell phone number. Even when playing with the phone she still hears the number and it sort of gets ingrained in your brain even when just playing.
It’s a fun phone that younger toddlers can simply chat and pretend with as it makes real ringing sounds and dialing sounds and then once your toddler gets a bit older you can really use it to help them learn all sorts of fun things.
This toy phone also tends be one of the cheapest ones but also one of the highest rated.
The phone is recommended for ages 2-5 years old.
LeapFrog Chat and Count Cell Phone
If you have a younger toddler around the age of 1-2 years old, then I would probably recommend this cell phone over the one above for this particular age group. This toy cell phone from Leapfrog is recommended for ages 18 months and up.
There is over 15 different activities on this phone and the little music note plays fun songs for your child. The number buttons will have Scout displayed on the screen as he does different things with each number.
This is a nice little toy cell phone that resembles more of a basic cell phone and encourages imaginative play in your toddler.
There is the white and green phone with Scout shown above and there is also a pink phone that has Violet on the screen as well.
VTech Slide and Talk Kids Smart Phone
This is another really nice toy cell phone that we have in our house that my kids love to play with. Sometimes I will even find my 6 year old still playing the games on this phone.
Because this phone does have somewhat more challenging games and activities I would recommend it more for older toddlers and preschoolers. It is recommended for ages 2 years and up but I would say it’s better suited for ages 3 years and up if you really want them to learn from the activities on the phone.
This is a slide phone that easily slides to the side to reveal a full keyboard underneath. This is really useful for the activities like missing letters or what letter does this item start with.
You can even type up text messages on the screen using the keyboard.
You can also close the phone up and have it a simple cell phone and play with the different rings and sounds that it make from the home screen as well. There is even an adorable little owl that pops up on the screen.
It’s a great learning toy phone that has a ton of great activities but I would definitely stick to one of the phones above if your child is under the age of 3.
Another Alternative – Toy Cell Phones That Look Real
Another option that you have for a cell phone for a toddler are phones that look real but don’t have the actual cell phone components or batteries.
These are basically the dummy display cell phones in that it looks exactly like the real thing but is a non-working model.
The thing to keep in mind with these phones is that they don’t have any type of sounds or displays on them and they don’t have the educational factor as the ones above. On the other hand they look exactly like real smart phones and can be great for pretend play in older toddlers.
Do keep in mind that these phone weren’t made to be toys in the first place so you should definitely look them over for any small parts or pieces that could pose a threat to your child.
Here are a few examples of these toy cell phones that look real.
Remember these phones were not made to be toys but instead were the display models for the phones. You can check out some of the reviews on them from parents who have bought them for their kids to play with.
Toy cell phones for toddlers can be a great way to get your child away from trying to always grab your phone and encourage their imagination with their own toy cell phone.