UPDATED 2021: The 32 of the best toys and gifts for 2 year olds or toddlers. Gifts that will grow with them, keep them engaged and stimulate their minds as they move from toddlers to preschoolers!
Looking for toys for your toddler?
Looking for toys for your 2 year olds or your toddler need not be difficult. Yes there are a ton of toys of there and no shortage of selection. But if you are looking for what types of toys you should get your 2 year olds here is the list for you.
Toys to grow with your toddler
Some of the category of toys you will find in this list include pretend play toy to help your toddler grow and develop their imagination and learning toys like puzzles, sorting and matching toys.
You’ll also find toys that will aid in the development of fine motor skills, toys to boost social skills as well as hand-eye coordination.
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Whether you are a parent or grandparent or loved one looking for toys for Christmas or birthdays. Or you just want to upgrade your playroom. This is the list for you.
The Best Toys for 2 Year Olds or Toddlers
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Prepare your little girl for tomorrow today with these adorable. STEM role models. STEM role models matter for early learners and particularly for girls in preschool and kindergarten. These kids are not too young to learn STEM! Surprise Powerz dolls are made with Fun Science, Tech, Engineering and Math Early Learning Frameworks! Made with real girls’ voices to reflect a true representation of their culture. And made to inspire girls to break barriers.
Hide and seek takes an adorable twist with this hands-on memory match game for toddlers! This set introduces little ones to the joys of game play, with simple, three-step instructions and no reading required. Players begin by hiding an animal in each compartment of the colorful barn playset and closing each door. Take turns opening a door to find a match. Make a pair and you win the game! Bears in Pairs helps develop visual discrimination and matching skills critical for early reading and math.
Scooting around has never been easier or more fun with Radio Flyer’s Scoot About Sport! The working steering helps your child develop gross motor skills and learn how to steer. The ergonomic design offers a clear kick-path for a smooth ride. Easy glide wheels are safe for indoor or outdoor use. Includes under the seat storage. For ages 1 – 3 years.
Helps to build new skills such as colour identification and matching skills and helps to strengthen fine motor skills. A great way to introduce social-emotional development with the avocados’ spinning emoji-style faces!
Shape sorting with a fun twist. Strengthen fine motor skills, helps build problem solving skills as well. Here’s how it works: With a push of the button, the top twists and the slots all change. Kids have to explore and experiment to solve the puzzle and match all the shapes. Then, open the door to release the blocks and start the fun all over again! Ages 2 to 5 years.
A wooden train set with people, bridge and buildings is a great way to build imagination and fine motor skills. I recommend getting one that will be compatible with multiple sets.
Dolls are perfect for all children, independent of their gender and key to developing key social skills. Getting a doll that is outside your race (especially if you are white) is a great way to combat subtle anti-racist messaging about other races your child may be getting from other sources, such as cartoons and school.
Does your toddler love using their stroller? Getting one of their own for their doll or stuffed animal would be a lot of fun for them.
This education toy can help toddler learn to count, sort, and match. Each plastic egg contains a different color and number, with corresponding pegs and holes.
This magnetic veggie set is great for developing life skills such as cutting and slicing. They are also fun to use in a play kitchen.
This toy is super sturdy and great for taking to the supermarket or for playing make believe at home.
These bright and colorful puzzles are great for working on fine motor skills as well as early math skills. They are also great quiet time activities.
One of my favourite toys and something they will use for years. Even my 6 year old who plays with LEGO still enjoys building with Duplo every once and a while.
Whether you go big or small, a play kitchen set is a toddlers toy must-have. I used to place my play kitchen next to my real kitchen and my toddler and I would cook and clean together!
An art set with everything is very convenient to have. If you don’t have room for an entire easel, getting no spill paint cups is key to paint hassle free with toddlers.
Your toddlers first dinosaur set! It won’t be their last but it will be the start of a long childhood fascination with these majestic beasts.
Both of my toddlers (a boy and a girl) play with our dollhouse. It’s may not be something you think of for a boy but consider getting a small one for them to enjoy.
These bears are perfect for colour sorting activities or just for fun.
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