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12 Best Toy Phones for Toddlers

Updated 6 August 2020

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Kids learn so much about how to act by copying others around them. Since cell phones have become a major part of our lives, children have wanted to mimic using them. As the newest smartphones aren’t really appropriate for a toddler, we’ve compiled a list of the 12 best toy phones for their little hands.

By listening to recommendations from actual parents and filtering out products which may have had their reviews manipulated, we put this list together showcasing fun phones factoring in budget and quality. Some beep, some flash, some talk, but all will have your child chatting and messaging just like you.

1Cooplay Black Yphone - Best Budge Option

This phone is designed with different functions that allow kids to enjoy songs and noises. Plus, it looks like a real smartphone and it even comes with its micro USB cable to help keep it charged and ready to play with at home or on the go.

What we love

  • Has a total of 10 built-in functions
  • Plays 20 popular children songs and 10 sleeping songs

We dont like this as much

  • It includes the USB cable but not the charger adapter

2Le Toy Van - Vintage Wooden Toy Phone - Best Quality Option

This phone is made to look like a vintage telephone, and it is made from high-quality wood that is safe and non-toxic. It is designed to help inspire interactive play and social development. Plus, it helps to encourage creative play.

What we love

  • Spin wheel around the number actually turns
  • Decorated with non-toxic paints

We dont like this as much

  • It is a part of a vintage toy collection, but other toys are sold separately

3Minnie Bow-Tique Why Hello!

This kid’s smartphone is designed to bring the fun of Minnie Mouse to kids. It features various sounds, including some of Minnie’s most popular phrases. It also has other features like lights and phone sounds.

What we love

  • Top of the phone features Minnie's famous hair bow
  • Can be turned off to save on battery power

We dont like this as much

  • It requires 3 LR44 batteries, but replacements can be difficult to find

4Toysery Cell Phone

This set includes a toy phone and a pair of keys with a smart remote. Each piece has different noises and light features, and they are designed to look like each other in color scheme and style.

What we love

  • Both pieces are portable and lightweight
  • Each piece has its own set of sounds and music features

We dont like this as much

  • You have to keep batteries in both sets for them to work

5LeapFrog Chat and Count Smart Phone

This toy smartphone can be purchased in a couple of different colors, and each phone comes with built-in activities. Plus, kids can enjoy living animated voicemail messages with their pet Scout or Violet.

What we love

  • Has a song to help teach toddlers how to count 1 to 10
  • Has 15 built-in activities

We dont like this as much

  • Screen may become scratched over time

6Sommer Teething Phone Toy

This smartphone is made from a soft material that allows it to also act as a teether. It has adjustable volume settings, and it has different functions that kids can interact with by pushing different buttons on the face of the smartphone.

What we love

  • Made from high-quality and non-toxic materials
  • Uses a combination of lights, sounds, and songs as teaching tools

We dont like this as much

  • The off switch is on the side of the phone next to the teether part

7Playskool Sesame Street Smartphone

This smartphone plays over 100 silly phrases that are common on Sesame Street and it can be used by children of all ages starting with toddlers. It also has lights that help to keep kids interested.

What we love

  • Plays the entire alphabet song
  • Made from high-quality plastic material

We dont like this as much

  • It can be difficult to change out the batteries

8VTech Call & Chat Learning Phone

This toy smartphone is manufactured by VTech, and it includes various features like games, a clock, and even plays music. It even has a voice activation feature to make it feel like a realistic cell phone.

What we love

  • Can be personalized with 5 different ring tones
  • Has fun apps to promote learning numbers and the alphabet

We dont like this as much

  • Can’t adjust volume and may be loud in certain settings

9HISTOYE Baby Toys Phone

This toy phone is one of the best toy phones for toddlers due to the variety of functions that it offers. It plays various music and sound effects and it even has a few different functions that offer digital learning opportunities in tune to toddler-aged children.

What we love

  • Made from 100% non-toxic materials for safety
  • Plays 8 different songs

We dont like this as much

  • The song button can get stuck after prolonged use

10JOYIN My Learning Remote and Phone Bundle

This set comes with two different toys to help keep children engaged. One looks like a traditional house TV remote and the other simulates a smartphone. Each one is made from high-quality ABS plastic that is 100% child safe. It plays various noises, songs, and sound effects.

What we love

  • Each toy has its own features
  • Screen on the smartphone is large and easy to use

We dont like this as much

  • Volume is a little low and can’t be adjusted

11My First Smartphone

This smartphone is designed to help toddlers learn various things from animal sounds, numbers, and their alphabet. It plays over 8 different songs and it uses different colored flashing lights.

What we love

  • Can be used by kids 6 months and older
  • Has 3 different learning modes

We dont like this as much

  • It could use an off button to help save battery power

12Janod Beech Wood Sound & Light Toddler Cell Phone

This cellphone is made from high-quality wood material, and it includes a red silicone cover that makes it safe for kids to chew on, which is perfect for toddlers that like to put things in their mouth. Plus, it generates various sounds effects that are traditional to a cell phone.

What we love

  • Has light features
  • Coated with a water-based lacquer that is safe for kids

We dont like this as much

  • The silicone case can get stretched if pulled on or removed