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Best Toys for Two-Year-Olds
February 11, 2023

Best Toys for Two-Year-Olds

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Encourage your toddler with these entertaining (and educational!) toys.Best Toys for Two-Year-Olds

Despite all the talk of the “terrible twos,” this age (and the awesome gear that comes with it) is a blast. Your toddler is ready to learn and explore through play, and toys like play kitchens, tool sets and building blocks help them imagine and grow into their world all while having tons of fun.

Their little hands will be busy building fine motor skills, dexterity and coordination. It’s all about giving them the freedom to be creative, whether that’s through role playing with a baby doll, steering a train down the hallway or “cooking” you green eggs and ham.

What are the Best Toys for 2-Year-Olds

Here are some things to think about when searching for the perfect toys for your toddler:

  • Look for toys that can be shared with playmates or siblings. While sharing with friends may not always be a breeze, remember that it’s a work in progress and the right toys can help foster social skills.
  • Look for toys that can grow with your child. Toddlers seem to grow at the speed of light, so toys that work for a wide range of ages (2-5 years, etc.) will keep growing kids entertained (and you don’t have to keep buying new toys all the time).
  • Encourage creativity and exploration through imagination. Toys like molding clay and building blocks can teach young children how to create new things from scratch and build on their imagination by shaping things in their own way.
  • Foster responsibility and confidence. Your toddler wants to be just like you. With pint-sized kitchens, tool sets and baby dolls, kiddos will love pretending to be big and following adults’ examples as they cook, build and play house.

Babylist’s Best Toys for 2-Year-Olds

Here are some of the most-loved toys to help 2-year-olds explore and learn.

Play Pretend

From pop-up playhouses to a perfectly sized cleaning set, let their imagination soar with these pretend play toys.

Blocks, Puzzles and More

Our favorite toys that encourage development—from spatial awareness and problem solving to learning the alphabet—through play.

For Little Artists

Foster their inner creative with these arts and crafts favorites.

Big Movement

Our faves for gross motor play.

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