With their imaginations gearing up for a magical childhood, 2 year olds are able to play simple pretend games and will benefit from adult guidance in their play. Two year olds love to make discoveries, work on simple puzzles, draw and stay busy! Repetitive activities, pretend play toys, memory games and simple ride on toys are great fun educational toys for 2 year olds!
2 year old toddlers are ready to be introduced to some easy educational games to help them learn letters, numbers, colors, and matching. Learning toys that help toddlers expand early vocabulary, introduce them to early reading, teach toddlers about cause and effect, and help them build fine motor skills make the best toys for 2 year old girls. Our top Educational Toy picks include Letter Factory Phonics, and Leapfrog LeapReader Junior book pal - a great way to help a toddler make the connection between written words and sounds.
It's important to look beyond stereotypes when it comes to shopping for toys. All kids can benefit from playing with toy cars or dolls! However, some shoppers may be in need of inspiration and shopping by gender can narrow down the options.
There is little gender differentiation between toys for 2 year old boys and girls. You might consider things like color scheme when shopping for a particular gender. Popular toys for girls include animal puzzles, bath time dolls and fairy themed pretend play sets. Popular toys for boys include vehicle themed puzzles, construction vehicle ride-on toys and train themed toys. You can also view our best selling toys for girls or boys by selecting the gender and "most popular" from the drop down menu on the green bar in the center of the page.
I love wooden toys especially for this early age group of toys for 2 year olds. The wooden toys are so much more durable than the plastic ones and I can tell you this from experience as they have been through the “grinder” with my 3 rather rough toy users!