Toys for 2 year old boys can be difficult to find as the child is crossing from that toddling stage to becoming a little man. Fear not, as this list gives a great selection of toys from cars to crafts, trikes to board games, all of which will stir the imagination.
Kids will love this fantastic set of Play-Doh, the versatile building substance that stimulates imagination and fun. The set incudes 22 cutters, scissors, a plastic knife, a pizza cuter, a roller and an extruder with 2 rails. Also in the set are a play mat and 5 five-ounce cans of Play-Doh compound.
Paw Patrol is the talk of the town with the little ones and now they can take Ryder on the latest vehicle in the team, the Sub Patroller. It has flashing lights and sounds and a launcher which shoots out life rings. Place Ryder in the driver’s seat and get ready for adventure.
Make them feel like they’re out on the farmyard with this tractor set. The tractor is musical and plays “Old Macdonald” whilst the animals will give their correct sound when placed in the right seat. All the fun of the farm and a perfect toy for a 2 year old boy.
For your active kids comes this basketball play set including a real hoop. The basket adjusts to six different heights from 2 to 4 feet and has an oversized rim. 3 junior size basketball s are included and the base can be weighted down with sand for added stability.
Your kids will love pretending to drive with this colorful steering wheel. There are 5 buttons that introduce the child to different animals and vehicles and a little dog that passes back and forth as the child turns the wheel. 3 play modes and over 60 songs make this a great educational item.
This fun but simple to play game is a great toy for 2 year old boys that will teach them about taking turns and interactive play. Keeping Philip the penguin above the ice is the name of the game and players take turns tapping out the ice whilst keeping Philip on top.
For the musical starlets in your family, this play and record toy is ideal. It’s a recording studio which allows kids to record and playback their own music with its real microphone and voice changer. With 40 plus songs and sound effects included, they’ll be pop mad for days to come.
Your child will adore this drum kit, sized just for them but with all the hours of creative fun, just like the real thing. There are 9 melodies included in the kit for them to play along with and 4 different modes of play ensuring this drum kit never becomes boring.
Get ready for the muddy puddles with Peppa’s house. There’s four rooms in this fun playset, which also includes Peppa, Suzy and George. From the bedroom to the living room and the kitchen to the bathroom, this foldaway toy is packed with fun items like a washing machine and a barbeque.
Get them into baseball early with this nifty set which encourages hand eye co-ordination and a sense of achievement. There’s an adjustable “T” piece which molds to your child and the whole device folds down to hang on a wall. Lightweight and safe, this is their first step to the major leagues.
Kids love their bath toys and now they can also be an educational tool for parents too. Light and comfortable and easy to attach, these colorful letters come with exciting puzzles to stimulate the child’s mind and improve their fine motor skills and word formation.
This environmentally friendly airplane is made from 100% recycled plastic and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. The plane is safe and durable whether used indoors or out and contains no BPA, phthalates, PVC or external coatings. A perfect example of toys for boys which will promote pretend play of an aviation nature.
There’s nothing like a dumper truck to encourage play in a younger child and with this colorful truck the child can drop a rock into the vehicle and watch it spin round. Motor skills are developed as the rock is manually tipped to release it and the toy is suitable from 6 months up.
Dinosaurs are THE toys for 2 year old boys and with this t-rex they’ll be in play pretend heaven. The dinosaur is made from non-toxic and durable ABS plastic. Moving round the room with its own independent walking function, it opens its mouth to roar and flashes its light-up eyes.
He’s been a classic for years and Mr. Potato Head remains so, and ready for the next generation. Made using safe materials which are tested for their quality and durability this set has more than 15 pieces which are also compatible with other Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head figures.
Make bath time fun with this set of water pipes that channel and direct the water in ways a young child will love. Used individually or as a chain, the pipes are made without BPA or PVC and are hand washable in warm, soapy water.
Is it a police cruiser or is it a jet? No, it’s Chase’s Flip and Fly which brings the Paw Patrol stories to life. There is a built-in disc ball launcher as well as a hook to come to the rescue. Based on the exciting kid’s series they’ll love this addition to their collection.
This trampoline is perfect for little ones as it’s for indoor use only and has a supportive handrail allowing them to perfect their bounce. There’s also a large jumping surface and it’s made from plastic and metal. Trampolines make great toys for 2 year old boys and girls who like to take off.
This classic bench toy made from wood has been around for many years and picks up on that toddler urge to bash things. Increasing hand to eye co-ordination, this is a great learning toy for junior builders due to its durable construction and simple fun.
This kid’s paint is a great place to start for any child. All kids like to express themselves and this craft set will help them to do that in a positive and productive way. The colors are non-toxic and the set contains 6 different colors of washable kid’s paint in 2 oz. plastic bottles.
Improve his hand eye coordination and sportsmanship all while teaching him about shapes and numbers. Have him throw the basketball into the hoop, or use the soccer ball to kick it into the net to get points, and the shape buttons around the goal will play encouraging songs and phrases.
Water play is so much fun for children, it’s a great sensory experience for them. Using this water table playset, they can splash and explore to their heart’s content. It has two levels which both have different features such as a waterwheel and several buckets.
This game is perfect for a 2 year old’s development in so many different ways. It will strengthen their hand eye coordination as well as help them with their alphabet, spelling and reading. Get them to spell a word using the fish they’ve caught on the magnetic rod, and you’ll both have hours of fun.
Who doesn’t love a cupcake? You can encourage your children to play by using their favorite things and everyone loves a delicious frosted cupcake. This game is designed to help them learn their shapes and colors as they have to match the correct icing with the right cake.
Sometimes the simple toys are the best, and you won’t believe the amount of fun and games which can be had with a simple toy such as this Little Tikes Push and Ride Racer. Brightly colored and easy to use, they’ll whizz around the backyard making up imaginary games.
Can you imagine your little boy’s face when he sees this in his playroom? This towering skyway has over three feet of 3 different tracks making it the tallest Wheelies track ever! Add in the fill up stations and a spinning arrow as the car makes its way down, and you have the wow factor.
Children love their role playing games, and the Fisher-Price Little People sets bring scenarios to life for our children. This playset is of a farm, complete with various animals and Farmer Jed, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Press the button to discover the different songs and phrases which are played.
Teach him about different farmyard animals with the super cool See ‘n’ Say from Fisher Price. Complete with two modes of play – animal identification, and quiz – so you can test their knowledge to see if they’ve remembered all the fun things they’ve been learning.
Anchors away, mateys! This pirate themed water table is perfect for your little boy and his friends to play with on those hot summer days. They can squirt water from the cannon, create currents, and even lower the anchor using the handle. All they need to do now is decide who the captain is.
If your husband likes doing DIY, chances are that your children sometimes try and have a go themselves. This set from LeapFrog will let your son build Scout a doghouse using various tools such as a hammer and a screwdriver in a safe way, then take it apart to start all over again.
Duplo is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of LEGO. The bricks are brightly colored and chunkier so they’re safe for a 2 year old’s hands; with this set they’ll be able to build an airport complete with a toy plane, air traffic control tower, and three minifigures to bring it to life.
Make learning colors fun with this Farmer’s Market sorting game. You’ll get five bushels, each labelled with different colors, and your child has to sort the familiar produce into each one based on the color. It definitely beats sitting down and learning about colors from a book, doesn’t it?
Kids will love matching the characters in this PJ Masks game which incorporates all their favorite characters from the TV series. The game promotes matching and memory skills and is a great introduction to turn based games and playing together. The game boasts durable tiles and great colors.
For your early walkers this shopping cart is ideal for them to push around and learn to balance on their feet. There’s sturdy walls to keep items in the deep basket and a favorite toy can ride in the fold-down seat. Further storage is provided underneath the basket.
This fun fishing game will be adored by kids who love to get a bit messy while playing. The sturdy table holds a fish bowl that is filled until it crashes over in a wave. There’s a launcher to fling critters onto lily pads and a collect the fish game.
This train set is one of those ideal toys for 2 year old boys which combines a large number of wheeled items with a great play pretend element. The whole package comes in a delightful display box and the trains will help your child gain strong color recognition and motor skills.
Having seen their parents sit and work, children will want to copy with their own desk, but this one is a lot more fun. There are five activity pages all filled with engaging content. An LED display illustrates letter and number order and how to draw basic shapes.
For kids that love their prehistoric play comes this excellent set of 9 dinosaurs placed together in a terrific carrying case. There’s information on each of the prehistoric species and all figures can stand separately. Kids will love the choice of dinosaur, be it carnivore or herbivore.
Now your kid can look as cool as a cucumber with this fantastic trike based on the Harley Davidson. Pedal powered with large pedals to make it easy for little riders to get going, the rugged durable tires and stable wheel base gives added safety, and easy grip handlebars are designed for little hands.
This jigsaw package gives little hands the chance to develop their fine motor skills and learn about shape management. The pack contains four wooden puzzles each with 12 pieces, all detailed with beautiful artwork. Perfect for travel they come in a wooden storage box.
Kids love interactive books and this one is all about dinosaurs. With 10 sound buttons, fun facts, full colored pictures and a sound and reference book, kids will learn about the farm through matching the sounds to the farm animal. Roarsome toys for 2 year old boys.
This terrific 2 in 1 game allows kids to partake in soccer and basketball. An animated light up LED scoreboard will count the baskets they make, and plays encouraging phrases and sounds A basketball and a soccer ball are included with the toy which also teaches about numbers and sounds.
Everyone loves the beach and kids will take full advantage of this playset packed with useful toys. There’s multi-colored shapes and molds, various animals, a sand sifter, watering can, a rake and a shovel. There’s hours of imaginative fun to had with this great set – just add sand!
Sometimes the oldies are the goodies and that’s definitely the case with these Lincoln Logs, a toy with a national history. This 100th anniversary tin offers 3 building ideas but is not limited and children can free play and build with the set. Roof, facade, chimney and porch pieces are all included.
One issue with youngsters is the mess they make but with this drawing map there’s no mess at all. Clean and safe, all the doodling is done with water and the back of the mat is water resistant. Just fill up the pens and let the coloring magic commence.
This set of 12 foam pieces is an ideal toy for a 2 year old boy at bath time. The pieces will stick to any smooth surface when wet and are a size that’s easy to grab for small hands. They’ll be buzzing to play with their dinosaur friends at the next bath time.
Kids are starting computers earlier these days and this device will keep them up with the Jones’ but ensure they are learning all the time they are on it. There’s a color changing screen, letter buttons and a piano keyboard. A volume control is included and an automatic shutoff to maintain battery levels.
8 Best Toys for Healthy Physical, Emotional and Cognitive Development in 2 Year Olds
1. Toddler Climbing Toys
Is your toddler always on the move? Toddler climbing toys build motor skills and coordination–and they keep toddlers busy for quite a while. If you find yourself faced with a 2 year old with seemingly endless energy, climbing toys are a great way to keep him occupied while still developing key motor skills. Toddler climbing toys also serve as a form of exercise while developing his physical strength and coordination.
Mix and match these soft foam toddler stairs and climber for a safe and fun-filled physical activity. Your 2 year old will enjoy climbing, crawling and sliding down his very own padded play place that can be set up anywhere in the house or yard.
This non-slip activity play set is more than just an attractive gymnasium of blocks and shapes. It encourages the development of gross motor skills such as crawling and climbing, which are crucial to early childhood development.
2. Building Blocks
Building blocks are a must-have when it comes to incorporating learning into fun and exciting activities. Building blocks help toddlers have better spatial awareness, understand basic building principles, learn math fundamentals, and develop hand-eye coordination. (1) They are invaluable to parents and educators alike, and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors.
Introduce your child to his favorite songs with the help of this Mega Bloks Musical farm. Included in the set are a variety of building blocks and movable farm features that will help improve his small hand gestures.
3. Musical Instruments
Open up your child to a world of creative abilities through musical instruments and music appreciation. Studies show that exposure to music in early childhood resulted in improved auditory and motor skills. (2) Musical tunes have the power to augment his other activities, making them more fun and interesting. Also, music can be a source of relaxation, or a clear sign that it’s time to wind down and get ready for bed. At 2 years old, it’s a good time to establish some routines and start teaching basic rules, and music can play a part in that.
Develop your toddler’s fine motor skills and hand eye coordination with this iPlay, iLearn musical instrument set. The drum doubles as a storage box which can serve as his own secret hiding spot for his most prized toys.
Exposure to music as early as 2 years old has been shown to have positive effects on right brain development as well as cognition, small motors skills, and emotional development. With this crocodile-shaped instrument, your toddler will be rockin’ and rollin’ to his own musical creations and tunes in no time.
4. Animal Figures
Is your little boy fond of story time? If he is, make sure to have some animal figures on hand to give his imagination and senses something to play around with. There’s nothing quite like seeing and feeling something tangible to help bring a story to life. In doing so, you would be improving his verbal communication skills not to mention his creativity. Social interaction is likewise enhanced, especially when playing and sharing with other kids.
At 2 years old, it’s not uncommon for toddlers to become frustrated when things don't go their way. With magnetic toys, they can easily create new animal figures without having to navigate sharp-cornered blocks.
Role-playing and storytelling are staples in early childhood development because they encourage communication and creativity between you and your child. These animal figures were created with a fine attention to detail for a better toddler learning experience.
5. Arts and Crafts
Toddlers have an endless amount of energy, so it can be challenging for them to sit still for any length of time. One way to keep them occupied is to challenge them with arts and crafts projects that challenge their creativity, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. These activities entail smaller, more precise movements, so toddlers will also learn patience, attention to detail, and dexterity.
Scribbles are a toddler’s best friend, and what better way to stimulate his creativity with an activity book that encourages drawing and coloring. Filled with easy to follow activities and unique stickers, your 2 year old can express his creativity in numerous ways.
6. Push Toys
Little boys are a force to be reckoned with. Along with their energy, they’ll also have a surprising amount of strength. As they learn to use their feet, legs, arms and hands more efficiently, expect them to be crawling, climbing and standing all over the place. Once they’re confident in their ability to stand, they’ll want to walk and push or pull things along with them. Push toys were designed for this purpose, and are meant to help with balance, coordination and physical strength. (3)
This Push & Pop Bulldozer puts a spin on traditional push toys with its intuitive features. Outfitted with child-sized handles and motion sensors that trigger programmed tunes, this toy is well-equipped for toddler play.
Develop strong legs and balance with this foot-to-floor Little Tikes Racer for toddlers. Designed as a riding toy and push toy in one, your child has the option to ride the car on his own, or to use the child-sized handle on the back for pushing.
7. Interactive Picture Books
Learning is made fun thanks to flip up pages, textures, bright photographs, and other techniques designed to catch the eye of any 2 year old. Interactive picture books encourage young boys to explore their imagination and to learn how to make sense of letters and sounds. Comprehension is developed at this age so make sure your toys and gift ideas reflect this crucial stage in their development.
Entertain your 2 year old with animal photographs that they can touch and feel in this interactive animal book. Designed for toddlers, Baby Touch and Feel encourages parents to allow kids to turn the pages themselves to help develop fine motor skill recruitment and object recognition skills.
Engage your toddler's senses with the touch and feel features of the Noisy Farm Sound Book that teaches all about farm animals. Your child will be able to recognize familiar objects found in the book
8. Toy Vehicles
Have you ever seen a curious little boy pick up a toy car for the first time? Do you remember the look on his face when it zooms across the floor faster than his eyes can follow? Toddlers are extremely curious, so it’s not entirely difficult to catch their attention. However, it’s important that all their toys are deemed toddler-safe and free of small parts. Larger toys are great for helping them learn hand manipulation and dexterity, while smaller toy vehicles are more appropriate for older boys.
Keep your little boy occupied with shape-sorting activities that hone his fine motor skills and creativity at the same time. Equipped with a truck bed that tilts to empty the blocks easily each time, this toy puts a fun spin on regular shape-sorting toys.
Every day is a nautical adventure with this cool-looking submarine. Featuring a spinning rear propeller and a wide, flat bottom for stability, your toddler can easily maneuver this water-based toy for scooping and pouring water.
Kids love a game and this blog post will show you how to make one without great cost that little ones will love and which can be played over and over again. Using some simple pompoms and straws, this game will suit growing toddlers and encourage them in turn taking play.
Toddlers love their cars and they love water, so why not make the perfect combination and manufacture your own toy car wash. This blog post will show you how to create a simple car wash for toy cars which is safe for kids and easy on your pocket.
Kids love playing with water but you need to contain it somehow. With this instructional blog you can create your own water table for a fraction of the price of those from large outlets. The perfect outdoor toy for boys and girls.
No matter how much we try and tell them not to, children seem drawn to plug sockets and light switches. Make them this DIY toy light switch box which is a much safer way for them to flick the switch and watch the lights go on and off.
Kids make noise – period. No kid is quiet and calm 100% of the time – they need an outlet for their noise and energy. You’ll have so much fun making these DIY drums and, because you’re making them yourself, you can choose the colors and patterns to ensure your drummer boy will love it.
It can be so easy to head to the store and buy your child a new bath toy, but have you ever thought about trying to make one yourself? This one couldn’t be easier – all you need are some suction cups and construction piping to turn your child’s bath time into laugh time.
This zipper toy is a perfect sensory experience for your child, and you can make it as colorful as you want – one of the perks of creating it yourself! Ideal for keeping them amused on long car journeys, they’ll love moving the zipper up and down as many times as they like.
Every year, there are parents all over the world who worry whether their toddler is going to tear down their carefully decorated Christmas tree. Compromise and make him his own festive fir from felt which he can tear down and redecorate as many times as he wants.
So many children have play kitchens, because they’re a great way to get them interested in cooking, but they can be so expensive! Instead of buying one from a store, take a look at this blog post and get some inspiration from it so you can go off and make one yourself.
Making felt food for your children to pretend to cook with can be so much cheaper than buying it from a store. This blog post contains a printable template which you can use to make some really cute play food, like pizza, bacon, and eggs.
This ‘make it yourself’ two-in-one book pillow will be the perfect addition for your child’s room, but you don’t have to use numbers like the one in this tutorial. Customize it to suit your child by using colors or even letters, and when he’s finished reading, close the book to transform it into a comfy pillow.
Super easy to make, this DIY ball ramp won’t just give your kids hours of fun but you’ll also make use of that old cardboard box you have lying around. Make the ramp following the instructions in this post, gather up some balls and a basket, and you have a fun game for your kids.
As children get older, they have some feelings and emotions which they don’t know how to process. Help them calm down when they’re overwhelmed with this DIY weighted sensory toy which they can use whenever they’re in the middle of a meltdown, whether that’s at home or when you’re out.
Introduce new patterns and progressions to your toddler through these Printable Bear Math Patterns that come in several colors. Activities such as color matching, counting and eventually, reading can be done repeatedly with this versatile tool.
When it comes to developing the fine motor skills of 2 year olds, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything better than threading activities. These cardboard beads are excellent for toddlers with little hands because the wide openings are easier to fit through the thread.
Show your toddler how to be resourceful with this DIY play activity that makes use of recycled materials like toilet paper rolls and empty egg trays. It's an ingenious way of encouraging your child to practice his grip and control.
Keep your little one occupied with this Q-Tip Activity that you can take virtually anywhere. This excercise will test his patience, his precision in smaller movements, and his ability to gauge distances in a simple but effective way.
Making your own paper dolls is an excellent way to encourage communication and creativity between you and your 2 year old. They can express themselves through their use of shapes and colors not to mention the paper dolls can be used for imaginative activities such as role-playing and storytelling.
Develop your child’s hand gestures with something you probably already have at home—a colander and pipe cleaners. Pipe cleaners are an inexpensive crafts material that any 2 year old can easily manipulate to fit into colander holes for a fun-filled, colorful activity.
An excellent substitute to store-bought toys, DIY felt play pieces can be customized to fit any toddler's make-believe scene. Give your child free reign to choose his own shapes and colors and watch as he learns to bring his imagination to life with this inexpensive but versatile material.