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The Best Space Toys for Toddlers Reviewed

Best Space Toys for Toddlers

What are some of the best space toys for toddlers that you can use for your favorite kids at home or in the classroom? Here’s a great mix of our top favorites that are a mixture of fun, educational, low tech and high tech. Something for everyone!

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What are the Best Space Toys for Toddlers?

Here are our top 8 Space Toys Perfect for any Toddler

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Best Space Toys for Toddlers Review - Playz 5-in-1 Rocketship Play Tent

The Playz 5-in-1 Rocketship Play Tent. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

For those who want 5 different games in one toy, this may be for you. Not only is it a tent with a cockpit inside, but it comes with a Solar System Velcro Dart Board (with sticky balls instead of darts), a Circuit Board Maze, a Velcro Tic Tac Toe game, and a What’s Your Monster Alien Name game with 4 badges.

Children can practice numbers and counting, strategic thinking, social interaction, eye hand coordination and writing skills.

At 53 inches tall, even the tallest children can stand up inside. It’s 41 inches wide, which means 3 children can be inside at once.

It can be used both indoors and outside, as a reading tent or an outdoor play space.

Users love that it’s easy to set up and put away, as it folds flat into its carry case. Some users have added lights inside, attaching them to the support poles.

Features include double-stitched seams, soft mesh windows and thick padded poles. It conforms to CPSC safety standards.

Specifications of the Playz 5-in-1 Rocketship Play Tent:

Package dimensions: 14.7 x 14.4 x 2.5 inches.

Weight: 2.29 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 3 months and up

Warranty: 6 months

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Best Space Toys for Toddlers Review - Green Toys Rocket With Two Astronauts

Green Toys Rocket With Two Astronauts. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This toy is perfect if your current classroom themes are space, recycling, or the environment.

The rocket has a detachable toy capsule and comes with two astronauts, and has two flip-down doors. It has three auxiliary fin boosters at the bottom which makes it stable on either a desk or the floor. Children can practice their gross and fine motor skills.

It’s made from 100% recycled plastic, and is manufactured in the USA with a tight, local supply chain, thereby minimizing fuel emissions.

The Green Toys Rocket adheres to FDA standards and contains no BPA, lead, phthalates, or other harmful substances. It is even safe for use around food.

The packaging is also environmentally friendly.

On top of it being lightweight and easy to clean, users love that it’s very sturdy. Children can use it indoors or outside, and it is fully water-resistant which means it can be left outside without worrying about rain or snow. It even works well in a bathtub or outdoor water play area.

Users also love that it encourages children to use their imaginations – and their own sound effects to create and enact stories!

Specifications of the Green Toys Rocket With Two Astronauts:

Toy dimensions: 8 x 9 x 11.5 inches

Weight: 1.3 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 24 months – 8 years

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Best Space Toys for Toddlers Review - Growsland Water Drawing Mat

Growsland Water Drawing Mat. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

A space-themed drawing mat! It comes with drawing pens, stampers, suckers, a paintbrush, stencils, and shapes to trace. There are also little aliens on the mat that squeak when you press them. The mat can be used on a desk, on the floor, outside on grass: any hard surface will do. You can even mount it on the wall.

Children can practice the alphabet and their fine motor skills, as well as develop their creativity.

Kids just fill the pen with water and start drawing. When the water gets on the mat, the colors change accordingly. After a few minutes the picture disappears and children can draw a new picture. The pens and colors are chemical-free.

The back of the mat is made of nylon and is water-resistant, so the floor won’t get wet. And fortunately, the pens are virtually indestructible: just soak the tips in water for 30 minutes for best results.

The mat is easily portable and simple to put away for another day, as it folds up for storage.

Users love that it’s big enough for 3 to 4 kids to play with at the same time, and there’s no wasted paper. There’s also no mess as the drawings disappear, and the mat is easy to clean: simply wipe with a wet cloth and dry with a towel or let air-dry.

Users also say that it keeps children of all ages entertained for hours.

Specifications of The Growsland Water Drawing Mat :

Toy dimensions: 139.37 x 27.56 x 0.2 inches

Weight: 1.2 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 24 months and up

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Best Space Toys for Toddlers Review - Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector

Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

An excellent resource for learning about the solar system! This projector enables children to beam images of space onto any flat surface. There are 3 disks with 8 images on each, for 24 images in total: stars, planets, space walks, rockets, galaxies and more. Included is a display stand and an activity guide.

Children can explore cause and effect and language development.

There is a handle on the top for small hands to carry it, and it requires 3 AAA batteries which are not included.

If you wish to use it for learning about animals, there is an animal add-on set of images that you can buy separately.

Users love children’s reaction to the projector: they love the size of the images, and the only complaint is that they love it so much, they wish there were more slides!

Users also love that it can double as a night light: it switches off automatically after a period of about 5 minutes. It also doubles as a torch for home or classroom shadow shows!

Specifications of the Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector:

Toy dimensions: 8.5 x 6.7 x 6.6 inches

Weight: 1.17 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months to 15 years

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Best Space Toys for Toddlers Review - WolVol Space Astronaut Robot Toy

WolVol Space Astronaut Robot Toy. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

Want a robot that’s all-singing, all-dancing and turns by itself if it bumps into something? Then this robot is for you! The robot moves backwards, forwards and spins 360 degrees on any flat surface on its high-speed wheels. If it hits the wall or another object, it changes direction and keeps going.

With colorful flashing LED lights, it creates a light show of its own as it moves around the classroom, on the ceiling, on the walls, and on the floor, playing bright cheerful music all the while.

Users love children’s reactions to the lights, the sound and the music, as well as the robot being able to turn by itself (so no teacher having to hurry over and keep picking it up and moving it!)

Specifications of the WolVol Space Astronaut Robot Toy:

Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).

Toy dimensions: 11.2 x 8.3 x 4 inches

Weight: 14.4 ounces

Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up

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Best Space Toys for Toddlers Review - iPlay, iLearn Baby Bath Toy

iPlay, iLearn Baby Bath Toy. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

A great toy for space play in the water. Just dunk the rocket underwater to fill. The bear and duck will bob about in the water as the level rises. Then hold the rocket up in the air and whoosh! Blast-off, accompanied by a water dome splash.

Children can use this toy to help overcome fear of water, and to create their own stories for play. They can develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, imagination, and creativity. They also learn about cause and effect. The spraying of the water stimulates children’s senses, and the bright colors are attractive particularly to younger children.

Made from durable ABS materials that have been CPSC tested. No batteries needed, and no need for assembly.

Users love that this is a sturdy, solid toy that children can play rough with. They also love that children who don’t like getting their head wet can accept being sprayed with the rocket!

Specifications of the iPlay, iLearn Baby Bath Toy:

Toy dimensions: 6 x 6 x 9 inches

Weight: 13.7 ounces

Manufacturer recommended age: 18 months and up

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Best Space Toys for Toddlers Review - Educational Insights Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Rocket

Educational Insights Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Rocket. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

Build a rocket! This drilling construction play set comes with a child-friendly toy drill that children use to assemble the toy rocket. They then pop Bolt Buddy and his puppy pal into the cockpit, and it’s time for blast off!

Introduces early STEM play by using design and building tools for children to practice their fine motor skills.

A great toy for budding engineers and designers, and can be used for topics of space, science, engineering and design. The drill has three settings (off, turn left, turn right), just like a real drill.

The packaging is not only eco-friendly, but it’s part of the toy’s design: the packaging unfolds to become a play set. It can therefore make a nice display on a desk, shelf or table.

The toy includes a kid-friendly power drill toy, a rocket with 6 parts, 7 bolts and two colorful Bolt Buddy figures (Bolt Buddy and his puppy pal, both gender neutral). The drill requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).

Users love that the packaging doubles up not only as a play set, but a storage box. They also love that it’s not only fun for kids to assemble, but it’s fun to take apart too, so it keeps children busy for hours.

Children love the window on the side of the drill that shows the gears spinning.

Specifications of the Educational Insights Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Rocket:

Product dimensions: 6.4 x 10.2 x 4.6 inches

Weight: 1.61 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months to 7 years

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Best Space Toys for Toddlers Review - Astro Venture Space Shuttle Toy

Astro Venture Space Shuttle Toy. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This space-age toy comes with 2 astronauts, a mechanical arm, and a rover. The shuttle has lights and blast-off sound effects available at the touch of a button. A button on top of the rover opens 3 compartments containing a satellite dish, a solar panel, and a controller. Everything you need to explore space!

Everything is made from BPA-free, non-toxic ABS plastic, with rounded corners. 2 AAA batteries for lights and sounds are included.
Children can improve their fine motor skills and exercise their imagination and creativity.

The mechanical arm is used to attach one of the astronauts for safe space exploration while the other astronaut is in the shuttle or the rover.
The toy is easy to clean: simply wipe clean with a damp cloth or a sanitizing wipe.

The rover is 6 inches long and the shuttle is 9 inches long.
Users love the realistic look of the solar panels, radio dish and other instrumentation, as well as the lighting and sound effects which seem pretty natural.

Specifications of the Astro Venture Space Shuttle Toy:

Package dimensions: 12.8 x 11.61 x 4.88 inches

Weight: 1.87 pounds

Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up

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The Best Space Toys for Toddlers – Thanks for Reading!

Be sure to check out our other great educational space-related product guides, like our reviews of the best space board games, educational Star Wars Toys, money toys for toddlers or telescopes for teens!

Written by Barbara Fernandez

Barbara Fernandez is a languages teacher, performer and online business owner. She has written everything from raw food recipes to parody song lyrics to stories about what it’s like to be a fruit. She now spends most of her time writing, recording, and making delicious food.

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