“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”  Neil Armstrong

Some kids like sports, others like dinosaurs, Oli is obsessed with all things space and it’s almost his second birthday.   So space shopping was a bit of an endeavor, yes that was a space pun.  There are so many space toys for older kids, but toddlers obsessed with outer space must be rare?     So I started with space books for him.  Astronauts must be smart, and smart kids read.  Then I moved on to toys, imaginative play is everything.

Is there anything I missed on this list of toddler space gifts?


Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space Hardcover – November 26, 2013
by Dominic Walliman (Author), Ben Newman (Illustrator)

Cuddily Children’s Astronaut Comforter Set – Twin Size

Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story (Paula Wiseman Books) Hardcover – October 9, 2012  by Mark Kelly  (Author), C. F. Payne (Illustrator)

Solar System Learning Area Rug

National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)Hardcover – October 9, 2012

Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle Playset, Red/Blue



Magnetic Stacking Toy Space Rocket – 6 pc Magnet Building Set with Surprise Astronaut Inside

Solar System Playground Ball, Blue, 5″

Brainstorm Toys Space Torch


There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) Hardcover – October 26, 1999


You Are Stardust Hardcover – September 11, 2012 by Elin Kelsey (Author), Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)


If you loved this list, you should check out my other STEM kids posts here.


I’ve started pinning birthday ideas for his space themed party.  Any good ideas?  Help?  I’m so not a theme person.