The Best Toy Deals for August 2021

For your babies, toddlers, and STEM-curious kiddos

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Best Toy Deals

Chloe Jeong / The Spruce

We love our kids, but what we don’t love quite as much is paying out for their favorite toys—ones they age out of and lose interest in. Fear not: large retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Wayfair, and more have discounts on toys your child will love—for every stage and age. From fun sensory products for babies to more thoughtful STEM toys for toddlers, there’s a toy deal for every shopper and child. You'll find discounts ranging from 20 to 50 percent off, so you don’t want to miss out. 

Whether you're shopping for a kid that's a dinosaur-loving toddler or one with boundless energy (and desperately in need of something to do), we’ve covered all the bases, including getting them outdoors. These products are bound to go quickly, so score one of these deals while they last.

Looking for more deals? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this week (though if you're a Nordy Club member, it's already begun). And Crate & Barrel just launched its Summer Clearance Event, with lots of toy and game options at fantastic savings.

We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or no longer discounted, check back next week for a batch of new deals.

AyeKu Baby Balance Bike

AyeKu Baby Balance Bike

Normally $60, Now $40

This adjustable bike is the perfect little bike to get your baby riding. It's designed with a ball style so there are no sharp edges, and it comes with an adjustable seat and smooth wheels. The steering is limited to prevent your baby from careening off it, plus, the wheels won’t harm your floor, so no need to worry about an indoor ride, though it's also a great way to get them outdoors.

The lowest price we've seen for this toy is $39.

Gleeporte Stacking Peg Board Set

Gleeporte Stacking Peg Board Set Toy

Normally $16, Now $6

Who knew a simple game toy could be so impactful? This stacking set helps your little one develop, strengthen, and master their fine motor skills as they carefully stack and place pegs correctly into the board. Plus, it’s colorful and a creative challenge, stimulating their brains as they play. The lowest price we've seen is $6 (this purchase also helps a small business).

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

Normally $15, Now $9

Perfect for your dino-obsessed 4- to 8-year-old, this big book has ultra-cool illustrations of the world’s biggest prehistoric animals. And they’ll keep on learning about them, too, since it’s stuffed with fun facts and information, which they’ll be able to read themselves with the extra-large font.

What Testers Say

“We loved the Little Kids First Big book series. I think we had them all and our son devoured them. As a former archaeologist who dabbled in paleontology, I never outgrew dinosaurs and I particularly appreciated the surprising amount of information and interactivity packed into every page.” — Robert Haynes-Peterson, Spruce Contributor

Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart

Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart

Normally $40, Now $22

Toddlers and little kids alike will adore this interactive, electronic wall chart that teaches the alphabet, animals, and more. Just press the “on” button and select your mode—from learning to spell to enjoying fun songs—and your little one will love this toy. We just wish learning was this fun for us.

$20 is the lowest price we've seen.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course 71360

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course

Normally $60, Now $48

It’s-a-me! Mario! Begin building a 3-D version of everyone’s favorite Nintendo plumber, and recreate epic battles with Bowser Jr. and the Goomba. This is not your average LEGO kit: The Mario mini-figure has LCD components and a speaker, so his expressions can change and react, an associated app provides not only interactive gameplay (and virtual coins to win), but suggestions and visuals to help build the whole thing. Expansion packs also available. 

Little Tikes T-Ball Set with Five Balls

Little Tikes T-Ball Set

Normally $25, Now $15 at Walmart

Summer's here and it's time to run, jump and play outdoors. Encourages hand-eye coordination in an easier-to-handle format for most kids. Oversized bat and balls, and a sturdy tee makes it a great starter set. Our editors have rated this the best outdoor toy for three-year-olds.

Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

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Normally $35, Now $21

Your young engineer will be entertained for hours with this building toy that lets them assemble over 101 different circuit projects out of over 30 electronic parts. (No worries, there’s no soldering needed.) They’ll have a blast putting together snap wires, slide switches, alarm circuits, and more—teaching them the basics of electronics. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

GBD Game Smart Watch for Kids

Normally $40, Now $28

You know you're obsessed with your smartwatch—so why not give your child the same opportunity? This kid-friendly smartwatch comes with tons of features, including a camera, several games, a stopwatch, and more. Plus it comes in blue, pink, or black, so it’s easy to pick your child's favorite color. Thankfully, no text messaging...yet. The lowest price we've seen is $26.

Fisher-Price Storybots A to Z Rock Star Guitar Musical Learning Toy

Fisher-Price Storybots A to Z Rock Star Guitar

Normally $25, Now $13

It’s never too early to instill a love of music. If a toddler can also score some alphabet knowledge while channeling their inner rock star, all the better. Two musical play modes allow pre-schoolers to explore Alphabet letters and StoryBots songs and sounds by strumming the guitar. For ages 3 and up.

MAGIFIRE Tummy Time Baby Water Mat

MAGIFIRE Tummy Time Baby Water Mat

Normally $26, Now $18 at Walmart

Squish around with your baby on this fun, interactive water mat—without getting them wet. Filled with water, it can help strengthen your kid’s arms and legs as they move on top of it, enhancing eye coordination as they point out all the colorful sea creatures on the mat. Perfect for babies 3 months old and older, they'll love this mat.

The lowest price we've seen for this toy is $13.

Pacific Play Tents Find Me Multi Color Tunnel

 Pacific Tents Find Me Multicolor Play Tunnel

Normally $46, Now $23 at Wayfair

This six-foot tunnel turns your backyard into a playground. It can be stored easily by collapsing, and provides plenty of safety for kids with interior padding. Plus, it’ll help your child discover motor functions and help them develop their movement. 

The lowest price we've seen for this item is $23.

Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot 2.0 Activity Set

Normally $85, Now $74 at Amazon

Fend off "summer slide" with this creative coding toy. Get your little one started early with this next-gen robot. Your kid will relish playing with the bot’s 16 interactions, including turning it into a train, a ghost, and tons more. It introduces kids early to the basics of STEM while making it fun. Plus, no tablet or phone needed, and it's great for kids ages 5 and up. The lowest price we've seen for this toy is $61.

Normally $80, Now $75 at Walmart

Share the pleasure of a solid drive with your toddler in this super-cute push car. They’ll love pretending they’re being the wheel with their own steering wheel—and even a horn. Plus, there's even a seat belt, teaching them the importance of buckling up. Hopefully there’s not too much traffic.

3 Bees & Me Dinosaur Toys

Normally $20, Now $15

These pint-sized dinosaur toys on wheels are safe for kids ages 3 and up. Each one is about six inches long—perfect for those tiny hands—and each one can be revved up by rapidly pushing them back and forth. There are hours of fun to be had.

Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug, Ladybug, Small

Normally $70, Now $60 at Amazon

Looking for an indoor toy for your child to zoom on? Look no further than this small-sized ladybug, which goes backward, forward, sideways, and all around with your little one on top. Perfect for toddlers from 1 to 3, it helps your child learn to balance and fine motor skills.

Battat Deluxe Doctor Kit

Normally $19, Now $17 at Walmart

Introduce your kids to the day in the life of a doctor with this fun playset, complete with a case, stethoscope, thermometer, (safe) syringe, and more. Have them treat a favorite stuffed animal for a dose of empathy-building. The lowest price we've seen for this toy is $12.

WEofferwhatYOUwant Robot Harry Electronic Pet Dog

Normally $30, Now $20

Grab three double-A batteries and watch Harry walk, bark, talk, and sing. The sensor responds to your child’s touch, mimicking a real puppy. And much like a real pup, he can bump into any furniture and continue going with his Bump-and-Go feature. 

Star Wars The Child Plush 11” Bundle - Green

Star Wars The Child Plush 11” Bundle - Green

Normally $35, Now $29

Otherwise known as Baby Yoda or Grogu, this adorable mischief maker and arguable star of Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" talks when you squeeze his hand, and arrives in his own travel bag. Appropriate for ages 3+. 

Why Trust The Spruce?

Robert Haynes-Peterson is a writer, editor, and content provider with experience at a wide variety of websites and magazines. He’s attended Toy Fair NY for over a decade, and has provided toy trend coverage for Business Insider, AskMen.com, and Dolls Magazine among others. He was also instrumental in helping his son launch his own YouTube unboxing career early on.

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