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.
Play-Doh Fun Factory Mega Set
Paw Patrol Sub Patroller Transforming Vehicle
John Deere Animal Sounds Hayride
Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set
VTech Turn and Learn Driver
Don't Break the Ice Game
VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio
VTech KidiBeats Drum Set
Peppa Pig's Deluxe House
Little Tikes T-Ball Set
Foam Letters Alphabet with Bath Toy Organizer
Green Toys Seaplane Bathtub Toy
VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck
Walking Dinosaur T-Rex Toy Figure
Potato Head Playskool Mr.Potato Head Tater Tub Set
Boon Building Bath Pipes Toy Set
Paw Patrol Flip & Fly Chase
Little Tikes Trampoline
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench Wooden Toy
Crayola Washable Kid's Paint
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table Playset
TOP BRIGHT Toddler Fishing Game
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes
Little Tikes Push and Ride Racer
Fisher-Price Little People Take Turns Skyway
Fisher-Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm Playset
Fisher-Price See 'n Say The Farmer Says
Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship Water Play Table
LeapFrog Scout's Build and Discover Tool Set
LEGO DUPLO Town Airport Building Blocks
Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set
PJ Masks Matching Game
Little Tikes Shopping Cart
Little Tikes Fish 'n Splash Water Table
Wooden Train Set
VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Party Play Set
Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike
Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles
Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
FoxPrint Beach Sand Toy Set
Ubetoone Aqua Magic Mat
Edushape Magic Creations Bath Play Set
VTech Little Apps Tablet
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.
Soft Foam Toddler Stairs and Ramp Climber
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.
Little Tikes First Slide
Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, expect your toddler to be crawling all over this one. This Little Tikes slide folds down easily when needed, so your little one can play anytime he wants.
Climb and Crawl Activity Soft Foam Play Set
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.
Refine your child's hand movements with these interlocking Bristle Blocks that come in an assortment of sizes and colors. They stick together at virtually any angle, making them ideal for toddlers.
LEGO DUPLO My First Car Creations
Train your 2 year old's fine motor skills and dexterity with mix and match building blocks. The LEGO Duplo blocks fit perfectly in your child's hands and will match other blocks with ease.
Mega Bloks Musical Farm
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.
iPlay, iLearn Toddler Musical Instruments
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.
HABA Symphony Croc Music Band Set
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.
LEGO Duplo Farm Animals
Stimulate your child’s imagination with LEGO Duplo building blocks as he learns to piece shapes and animal figures together. Made to fit small hands, these toddler blocks fit seamlessly together.
My First Safari Animals
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.
Learning Resources Jumbo Domestic Pets
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.
Alex Discover Tots Art Start
Unleash your toddler’s artistic genius with the Alex Discover Tots Art Start. Inside you’ll find everything from paper cutouts to easy grip crayons designed specially for little hands.
Give your child some Play Doh and watch him create his own unique art forms with every squish, mold and shape.
My First Scribble
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)
Push Around Buggy
2 year olds gravitate toward push toys thanks to their developing motor skills. Expect nothing less from this eye-catching buggy designed to look just like a toddler sports car.
Push & Pop Bulldozer
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.
Little Tikes Push and Ride Racer
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.
Touch and Feel Animals
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.
Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
Captivate your toddler's attention with this lift-the-flap picture book that encourages imaginative storytelling, object recognition and spatial awareness.
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.
Battat has done it again, this time with a floating ferry boat and spinning propeller. Familiarize your 2 year old with functional toys that they can grasp and pull while in the water.
Melissa & Doug Shape-Sorting Wooden Dump Truck
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.
Green Toys Submarine
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.
20 Fun Diy Projects for Your Two Year Old Boy
Pom Pom Target Practice Acitivity
Diy Car Wash Sensory Bin
Diy Water Table
Diy Child's Toy Light Switch Box
Diy Hardware Store Bath Toys
Diy Zipper Toy
Diy Felt Christmas Tree Decorating
Diy Play Kitchen
Diy Felt Play Food
Diy Giant Toddler Book Pillow
Diy Ball Ramp
Diy Weighted Sensory Toy
Printable Math Patterns
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.
Cardboard Beads Toddler Threading Activity
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.
Recyclables Fine Motor Play
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.
Diy Paper Dolls
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.
Pipe Cleaner Fine Motor Skill Activity
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.
Diy Felt Playmats
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.
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