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The Best Toys for 2 Year Olds

By Natalie Crouch

2 year olds are a joy to be around. Their enthusiasm for life comes into full effect as they experiment and take in the world around them. As such, they need educational input that is vibrant, engaging and helps them build the skills they’ve already started to develop.


Their motor skills and hand-eye coordination are steadily improving, and there are some fantastic toys for 2 year olds that help them grow these skills further. Their problem solving also begins to shine as they navigate simple obstacles and puzzles. Age-appropriate wooden toys become a perfect option thanks to their durability and the safety of their materials.


That being said, all 2 year olds will develop at their own pace. Regardless of which stage of development they’re at, though, some great toddler toys will aid their continued growth during this exciting time.


 

 

Building Toys for 2 Year Olds

Toys that involve a construction element are vital for 2 year old playtime. Building toys engage their little minds and they’re also great fun! 


Toys with a focus on building or sorting – such as a 3D puzzle or slotting shaped objects into corresponding holes – are perfect gifts for 2 year old boys and girls alike. This will refine both their hand-eye coordination and their problem-solving skills. Through repetition, toddlers will become adept at interpreting shapes and discerning patterns based on colour. 


 

Imaginative Play for Toddlers


Giving your 2 year old toys that will encourage them to engage creatively is a must. Puzzles and building blocks with defined goals are great, but toys that can be associated with elements of real-life are equally important for helping your little one grow. Ragdolls are good toys for 2 year old girls, while boys might prefer a set of trucks or dinosaur toys – either way, these will encourage play to mimic real life as your toddler begins to acquaint themselves with the world around them.


 

Musical Toys for Toddlers


At this age, 2 year olds rely on sound for a large portion of their stimulation. When everything around them presents a new learning opportunity, a musical toy is a great way of lighting up their minds and helping them with their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. 


Any toy that makes a sound when hit or pressed is a great bet here, such as a miniature drum with toddler-friendly sticks. A musical toy is a great gift for a 2 year old boy or girl, as this age is where their ability to recognise and repeat patterns is refined.


 


Shop Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds at BrightMinds


Find fantastic gifts for 2 year old boys and toys for 2 year old girls on the BrightMinds online store. We have a great range for toddlers who are continuing their development and need an educational boost during playtime.


We aim to foster ‘a brighter way to play’ for youngsters as they grow. Education and play needn’t be separate from each other – playtime is a great platform for enjoyable learning!


Shop our assortment of curated educational toys for 2 year olds today – whatever your child’s stage of development, we have a variety of options to meet their needs. If you have any queries about our product range, feel free to contact us. One of our friendly team members will help you with any questions you might have.




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