50 Bestselling Toys for 2 Year Old Girls (Moms Love These)
The best toys for 2 year old girls almost always have an element of fun and learning bundled together. That’s because these early stages are crucial for development. They experience rapid physical, social, emotional and cognitive changes that happen almost too quickly for parents to keep up with. Those changes, combined with more independence and self-expression equals what most people know as the “terrible twos”. To keep up with this demanding stage of her development, educational toys for girls can be an indispensable part of the teaching equation.
Fortunately, we have an extensive list of the best toys and gift ideas in every category that take your toddler’s needs into account.
1. Interactive Picture Books
Interactive picture books introduce to the 2-year-old the wealth of knowledge, information, and entertainment contained in books. The many formats of interactive picture books, both electronic and non-electronic, provide enhancements that are designed to encourage young girls to explore children’s literature. (1) Since her comprehension is developed in this stage as well as her understanding of basic storylines, books are an excellent tool to have by her bedside for some light reading.
Engage your toddler in not just one sensory mode, but several. Press Here is a classic interactive book that teaches how various outcomes can result from certain actions. At this age, toddlers are noticing more cause and effect, which is why this book's unique features can teach them how to make that association.
Award-winning physicist Chris Ferrie opens the vast world of science in this specially written book series. Complete with illustrations to help teach your 2 year old basic scientific concepts, children and adults alike can learn a thing or two from this holiday gift idea.
2. Building Blocks
Building blocks are invaluable toys that provide many learning activities for 2 year olds. Among the many developmental benefits are hand-eye coordination, learning math fundamentals, understanding basic building principles, enhancing fine motor skills and understanding spatial awareness. (2) It can also be a great solo activity that will enhance her creative skills.
Upgrade your wooden blocks toys with the revolutionary Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Set. This 24 piece set makes a thoughtful gift as it enhances your child's growth through play that reinforces her many developmental stages at this age.
Safe, lightweight and easy to handle, the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Jumbo Cardboard Blocks set is an ideal developmental toy for your 2-year-old. The blocks are durable–withstanding weight up to 150 pounds–but still so easy to play with.
Introduce your little girl to the world of building with this classic Mega Bloks set. With this holiday gift idea, she can build to her little heart's content with all shapes and sizes of blocks. As a bonus, it's compatible with other sets so she can easily build her own collection.
3. Push Toys
Push toys provide not just fun playtime, but also an activity that builds many developmental milestones. They will help her figure out how to shift her weight from foot to foot, how to gauge her strength to lift objects, and how to use her body to move things from point A to point B. General body strength is likewise developed, especially in both her legs and upper body. (3)
This cute Push Around Buggy from Step 2 will have your toddler girl giddy with excitement. Available in striking pink with purple accents, your little girl can enjoy safe, make-believe driving in this stroller type toy.
Popcorn anyone? Fisher-Price continues to make available this timeless and attractive, push along toy that simulates popping corn. The sounds and animated balls encourages kids to walk as they develop key muscles and refine your 2 year old girls balance skills.
4. Musical Instruments
Musical instruments open up your child to music appreciation and playing instruments. Music appreciation is a natural mood enhancer and relieves stress well, so she can music as a form of winding down or as a creative outlet. This type of gift augments many games and activities too, so be prepared for her to combine music with her other favorite activities. This will fine-tune her auditory skills, not to mention her memory and patience. (4)
The Vtech KidiBeats Drum Set never disappoints, especially if your child is musically inclined. This highly animated toy and holiday gift idea simulates a real drum set-up with selectable modes to suit her preferences and skills. Designed specifically for toddlers, the battery-operated set comes complete with drumsticks and will make an excellent gift.
Open up the vast universe of melody and music with Vtech’s Zoo Jamz Piano. She'll spend hours dabbling with this 4-in-1 instrument that incorporates a keyboard that triggers violin, xylophone or saxophone sounds. It comes with a microphone that can be sung into as well.
Encourage percussion instrument play to teach hand-eye coordination, creativity, dexterity, arm movement and cause and effect with this awesome musical toy for 2 year old girls. This would make an excellent gift for kids who have shown an interest in singing, playing instruments, or listening to music.
5. Toddler-Safe Toy Vehicles
Toddler safe toy vehicles are a great learning toy for 2-year-old girls as they help promote fine motor skills like hand manipulation, hand-eye coordination, and dexterity. Her coordination such as moving the hands and legs with confidence is also improved. Understanding motor vehicles, their importance, and potential danger can be introduced early on with this gift. Spatial intelligence is also developed as she visually calculates distances.
I don't know anyone who wouldn't enjoy these quick pullback vehicles from Melissa and Doug. The soft material ensures safe and fun play with miniature models of a school bus, family car, fire truck, or police car to choose from. You won't have to worry about sharp edges and hard parts with these.
If you're looking for a holiday gift idea that will help with bath time, look no further. Launch your little girl into flights of fancy with this Seaplane by Green Toys which can be enjoyed in or out of the water.
Nothing catches a kid's attention like this Drop and Go Dump Truck by Vtech. The pull-toy juggles 3 colorful balls as it is pulled, creating a little moving spectacle. The truck also plays melodies and other educational sounds, allowing her to sing along.
6. Animal Figures
Animal figures are an excellent gift idea to help introduce your little girl to the world of nature and the animal kingdom. These animal figure toys stimulate creativity and imagination to help bring her thoughts to life. Playing with animals will also improve her verbalization, as your child will learn to memorize and say the various names of the animals in her collection. Social interaction is likewise enhanced.
“And on this farm they had some.." Jumbo Farm Animals! Introduce your toddler to the farm animal world with this well-crafted farm set. Made of durable plastic, this finely crafted gift will have her playing "Old McDonald" all day.
Dinosaurs come to life with the Jurassic World Gentle Giants Petting Zoo by Lego Duplo. Recreate Jurassic World right in your home with 2 baby dinosaurs complete with fencing, a swinging bridge, and palm tree. If your 2 year old loves dinosaurs, this would make an excellent gift idea.
Arts and crafts projects do wonders for advancing fine motor skills, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. On the creative side, these activities would also help her identify colors and shapes. Expect her to explore different mediums and tools on almost every available surface in the house, so be prepared for a bit of clean-up afterwards.
With the Ultraclean BL Multicultural Markers, hours of creative and artistic output (and mess) can be easily cleaned, simply by wiping. Colors wash off her skin and clothes very easily, allowing unhampered use of these coloring markers.
This twin-sided easel by Step2 has a chalkboard and a magnetic dry erase board on the other side of it. Two children can play at the same time since, so it's great for practicing with other kids as well.
8. Toddler Climbing Toys
Toddler climbing toys primarily build muscle development and coordination. As a result, these toys will enhance her physical health as a form of exercise while also allowing her to develop confidence in her newfound abilities. It may be a little nerve wracking to see your toddler using climbing toys but they are certainly worth it in the long run, especially once they fine tune their decision making and problem solving skills.
Have your own mini playground complete with slide, rock wall and climbing ladder with this outdoor-themed playset by Step2. Get ready for countless hours of fun because your kids will love having this around.
Give your little one the gift that keeps on giving with this Talk and Trace clipboard, brought to us by Vtech. Disney’s Doc McStuffins and all her friends are here to help your child learn and develop through a huge selection of activities, songs and sounds. Teaches children to draw, write and more.
I Spy – Animals! is a neat guessing game book perfect for helping little ones to recognize animals and develop their observation skills. With adorable illustrations of animals and only one animal matching the letter they’re searching for, this fabulous book is so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning!
If you are in the market for educational toys for 2 year old girls, this Vtech tablet is the way to go. Pink and pretty in appearance, this tablet teaches children about a multitude of subjects in a fun and engaging manner using songs, lights and interactive play.
Let your little one try their hand at a fun game of 6 pin bowling! Brought to us by Melissa & Doug, this squishy set includes 6 plush monster pins, and one ball. The pins themselves have weighted bottoms for stability and consistency. Supplied in an awesome carry case.
From LEGO Duplo comes the My First Number Train. Ideal for younger children, the train is buildable and contains an engine and 3 carriages. The numbered bricks range from 0-9 and will help little ones learn and become more confident with their counting skills. There are even accessories included!
Kids will get all of the love and snuggles they could ever need with this cute Baby Alive doll. Created by Hasbro, this baby will teach your little one about caring for an infant – they can even feed it with the included bottle till the baby puts her thumb in her mouth and falls asleep.
If you’re looking for toys for 2 year old girls, you are in the right place. From Kiddieland comes this awesome and exciting ride on toy, inspired by Minnie Mouse. Pink, purple and pretty, this ride on toy is full of cool features including lights and sounds!
Toys for 2 year olds should be as exciting as they are educational. This set of building blocks from Melissa & Doug is perfect for helping little ones to develop their motor skills along with basic cognitive abilities and even math! Includes 100 blocks made up of four different colors and 9 different shapes.
Does your little one love grocery shopping? If so, this is for them. Brought to us by Little Tikes, this shopping cart is the perfect way to get them playing and imagining. With a deep basket they can shop to their heart’s content, and can even put their favorite toy in the baby seat.
Chalk up your sidewalk with these Crayola washable chalks, designed for outdoor drawing! Perfect for children everywhere, these cool chalks allow them to draw, write or play anything they want. Whether they play hopscotch, draw a masterpiece or simply squiggle their way to smiles, they will be happy.
Kids can play and imagine with this PJ Masks collectible figure set. With 5 of your little one’s favorite PJ Masks characters reimagined as detailed and high quality figurines, children can bring the fun to their very own bedroom. Ideal for display, play or both.
The Play-Doh Fun Factory is the ideal toy set for girls and boys everywhere. This fun and exciting set contains a variety of cool rails that attach to the Fun Factory tool to allow awesome shapes to emerge when the lever is pressed. Great for helping little ones develop as they learn.
Make sure your kids are getting enough fruit and vegetables in more ways than one with this fun toy set from Learning Resources – a fresh fruit and veg tote bag. The cool looking bag is filled to the absolute brim with a colorful mix of 16 fruits and vegetables, ideal for helping kids to develop.
Are you looking to get your little girl her first baby doll? If so, this is the product for you. Baby Stella’s Little Cousin, Wee Baby Stella Peach, is here to play and imagine with your baby girl. Soft and safe, she comes with a removable diaper, pacifier and lots of other cute and cuddly features.
Play-Doh is the ultimate toy for 2 year old girls and boys; with no limitations, you can mix, match and model anything using this epic modelling compound. This job lot of Play-Doh is the ultimate way to ensure your children are always entertained. With 36 cans of assorted colors, kids will have everything they need.
Kids love to draw, period. This no mess drawing mat will be loved by children and adults alike as the pens only use water to draw. With 4 different color sections, children will be able to imagine and create anything they want; after 10 minutes, they can have a fresh start as the mat is reusable.
Every 2 year old needs a plush toy that they can love, cherish and care about for years and years to come. This bunny from Melissa & Doug could be that very stuffed animal. Standing at 14 inches tall, this super soft and adorable bunny is the perfect bed time pal for any little one.
Children will be well equipped to clean as much as they like with this stunning play set from Melissa & Doug. With 6 different products included, children will benefit from the use of a mop, broom, duster and pan, and a brush, all of which fit on the included stand. Great for pretend play.
Getting messy can be fun, until you realize it can’t be cleaned. With these Crayola washable kids paints, you will never have to worry about that again. With a wide selection of colors (all of which are mixable), kids can paint, clean and then paint again!
Your little girl’s doll collection deserves the very best when it comes to transportation; thanks to this My First Stroller. Pink in color and decorated with hearts this stroller is just the right size for even the youngest of doll moms. It is even foldable for easy and convenient storage.
If your favorite little person loves to draw and create, this is the set for them. Jampacked with fun, this ultimate crayon collection comes from Crayola and is the ultimate gift for any young artist. Filled to the brim with 152 pieces, you are guaranteed to receive tons of thankyou drawings.
Touch and learn with this deluxe activity desk from Vtech. Kids can sit down on the included stool as they play with the interactive and educational features of the desk. Children can find their way around the different activities, and when feeling artsy, can turn the desk into a chalkboard and easel.
Give your kid a box of fun (literally) thanks to this awesome toy set by LEGO Duplo. Full to the brim with cool and colorful LEGO Duplo building bricks, a house, wagon and even a man and a dog. Children can create epic storylines as they play, build and imagine.
Check out this 14 piece picnic set from LeapFrog. Boasting food, plates, forks and even cups, children can arrange and sort the different shapes as their motor skills are improved and they learn to share. The basket itself is even interactive and plays music and sound effects.
Every Princess needs a castle to call her own. Give her something she can be proud of with this pretty and pink pop up tent. With enough room for a trio of toddlers, the castle boasts two ventilation windows and a quick and care-free setup. Ideal for pretend play.
This ride on toy for 2 year old girls is one of the best rikes for toddlers, whether she’s riding it herself or being driven and steered by a parent. Pedals lock into place while parents push so that they can be used as footrests, while the handle can be removed once she’s ready to ride by herself.
Learn the names of colors, numbers, the alphabet and SO much more with the VTech touch and learn activity desk. The table comes with 5 super exciting activity pages that explore bodies, phonics and more, with the option of buying more activity pages available. The desk also transforms into a chalkboard easel with storage.
Is your 2 year old ready to upgrade from her tricycle? Then take a look at the fabulous Banana Bike – a balance bike designed for toddlers and young children to gain their balance and confidence to ease them into the transition of riding a real bicycle.
From Melissa & Doug, we have the deluxe pounding bench. Made with sturdy, durable wood, this classic toy for toddlers is built to last. The bench features non-removable pegs, so parents needn’t worry about pieces and parts going missing, and can just focus on playing with their little ones, instead.
Let their musical creativity run wild with the VTech Kidibeats drum set, which consists of 3 drum pads and a cymbal, with each having their own unique sound as kids tap along to the 9 melodies. It also has 4 ways to play – follow along, numbers, letters, and free-play – and comes with fab light-up features.
We all know how much fun ball pits are for toddlers, so imagine just how much they’re going to enjoy this pop-up pit covered in colorful attention-grabbing polka dots. The playpen stores away neatly in a zip-up bag, ready for parents to pop up in just seconds when ready for play.
Brighten up their day with the spin and learn color flashlight from VTech. This flashlight offers tonnes of exciting features, like the interactive ladybug that activates sounds when pressed, fun songs, and numbered buttons, and you can even spin the light to hear 5 different animal sounds and change the color of the light!
She’s sure to have a ‘sud-sational’ time fishing in the tub with this bath toy set. The Munchkin Fishin’ set includes a magnetic rod with reel, as well as 3 magnetic characters to go fishing for; an octopus, mini diver, and a fish. Catching the toys every bath time will never lose its excitement.
The PlayMonster pop! pop! piano is an amazing toy for curious little ones. Every time she presses a key, a sound will play and a star will pop up. The piano also offers two sound modes; 1 with the usual musical notes, and the other with silly sounds that are sure to have her giggling.
You don’t have to worry about your 2 year old making a mess with these draw in the tub crayons. Being washable, these bath crayons can be used on bathroom tiles and washed off once bath time is over. The pack comes with 6 crayons; yellow, orange, red, purple and more.
From infant to toddler, the Little Tikes swing is designed to grow with your child. The T-bar makes lifting your child in and out a breeze, while the adjustable straps hold them securely in place, though once they’re old enough, you no longer need to use the T-bar and it stores out of the way.
With this huge 29-piece painting set, toddlers will have everything they need to let their creative juices flow for hours upon hours. The set comes with paint sponges in a whole variety of shapes from smiley faces to stars and animals, as well as a handy apron with 3 large pockets to hold brushes, etc.
Now little ones can feel just like Mommy and Daddy with their very own tablet. This wonderful VTech gadget features an engaging color-changing screen, a numbered piano keyboard, letter buttons, and 12 learning ‘apps’ that progress in difficulty, keeping them challenged at just the right level.
Super Snacks Snackin’ Luke is the baby doll that is the perfect toy for 2 year old girls. Luke is always hungry so you will have to feed him using his awesome bowl and pairing airplane spoon. He can even poop, meaning you get to change his nappy – it’s a lot of fun looking after Luke.
Is your little girl longing for a pet of her own? Give her the responsibility with this Vtech Care For Me Learning Carrier. The interactive carrier is home to a ton of songs, phrases and fun activities, along with a cuddly pet plush dog. There are even pet accessories included.
Does your toddler always seem to want to help you wash up the dishes? Get them their very own sink that they can safely play with thanks to Fisher-Price. Fitted with Smart Stages technology, this interactive sink has 3 levels of educational fun. Kids can even pretend to wash and clean with the added accessories.
This pretty, pink, Peppa Pig Princess Castle is the perfect play house for little girls. With Princess Peppa and Princess Suzy figures included, kids can play and imagine in their own royal palace. The castle itself opens up to reveal stunning rooms and furnishings that will keep children occupied for months.
What could be better than 1 cute baby doll? 2 cute twin baby dolls! Both vinyl dolls come supplied in an adorable stroller that even rings a bell as it rolls along. Due to their design, the dolls can be bathed safely in water and are realistic and high quality.
Every child deserves their own slide. Brought to us by Little Tikes, this great looking slide is decorated red and blue, and is a safe and sturdy beginner slide to bring joy to your child’s life. Suitable for inside and outside usage, the slide even folds down for easy storage.
The perfect toy for 2 year old girls, this Best Chef’s Toy Kitchen is the ideal place for your little one to imagine and play as they create and cook some delicious recipes. With 25 awesome accessories included, and a ton of interactive features, it is the ultimate pretend kitchen.
Help to develop your child’s motor skills through fun and enjoyment when you introduce them to the Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark play table. Fill the table with water and watch on as children send balls through the spiral, play with the squirting characters, or spin the Ferris wheel.
Say hello to the Musical Rainbow Tea Set that will ensure your little one never has a boring tea party again. Kids will learn to share and divide as they distribute cake slices to their friends, and can use the interactive tea pot to learn, play and laugh. Check it out.
My Smart Purse is the toy for little girls about town, which is exciting and educational at the same time. Beautiful in appearance, the purse contains accessories such as a rattle phone, credit card and more! Discover the purse’s interactive features for more fun.
If your child loves sports, they will adore the Vtech Smart Shots Sports Center. With a soccer goal, basketball hoop and balls for both, it is the ultimate sporty play set. The shape buttons help children to learn, along with the light up LED scoreboard. Awesome and exciting.
Doll’s houses are cool enough, but Peppa Pig’s deluxe house is even cooler. This stunning 4 bedroom house can be opened out to reveal all of the rooms and the fun furniture that is kept inside. Supplied with Peppa, Suzy and even George, you can have some Peppa playtime.
Melissa & Doug have teamed up with Disney to bring you this beautiful Minnie Mouse dress up set. With 18 wooden pieces included, children can mix and match the different outfits and clothing items to give Minnie a whole new look. With hundreds of combinations, kids will never be bored again.
Is your little girl so special that she deserves to be part of her own monarchy? If so, this dress up toy set from Melissa & Doug should be on your shopping list. Full of jewels and crystals, this set of 4 tiaras will make any girl feel just like a Princess. Perfect for pretend play.
Meet Violet, the lovable dog that will help kids to learn. Designed by LeapFrog, this pretty puppy is the ideal cuddle buddy for any little one. Violet can be taught to learn your child’s name to personalize the learning experience, and contains fun and educational activities, songs and phrases
Brought to us by Radio Flyer (one of the most iconic brands in the world) comes this exciting and high quality trike for children. Made almost entirely from steel, this strong and sturdy trike ensures your child is safe, and even has an adjustable seat that will keep your tot comfortable and secure as they grow.
Turn your back yard into a wet and wild haven this summer thanks to Melissa & Doug. The Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Sprinkler is the perfect summer toy for 2 year old girls. Highly decorated with flowers, this sprinkler simply attaches to a garden hose to allow the fun to begin.
Open your toddler’s mind to the world of numbers and animals with this Smart Stages Piggy Bank from Fisher-Price. Supplied with 10 colorful pretend coins (each showing a different number and animal), kids can fill up their bank as they go through the interactive and educational songs and activities.
Toddlers love pretend play. Send them on their very own picnic with this DIY felt food that is absolutely ideal for little hands. Safe to use, these felt foods are easy to make as you will find out on the following page. Check out the instructions to find out exactly how it is done.
Are you looking for a new cuddly pal for the little one in your life, but don’t want to spend a fortune? If so, the following article is ideal for you. With a free pattern included, the article breaks down just how to make a DIY felt paper doll. Cute and carefree.
Felt is a versatile crafting material. It is soft, easy to come by and kids simply love it. The following website boasts a tutorial for the cutest felt project there is! After following all of the instructions, you will be left with a cuddly and cute toy mail box.
Hobby horses have been around for donkey’s years (get it?). The following article will teach you step by step how to make your very own rainbow hobby horse from the comfort of your own home. With just a small shopping list, and a little of your time, you will be up and trotting in no time.
Teach your little one all about the alphabet with these home sewn stuffed letters. Made using felt, they are soft, squishy and very educational. All you need is a small amount of craft knowledge and a little of your time. Kids will be spelling and learning sooner than you can finish the alphabet.
Toddlers love sock puppets – not only are they super fun to make, but incredibly easy, too. Head over to One Crazy Mom’s blog for a tutorial on how to make this neat fuzzy sock puppet that you and your kiddos can have a blast making together, not to mention playing with when it’s finished.
We all know how much our daughters LOVE playing with our purses, although sometimes we’d rather they didn’t. Well, A Girl and a Glue Gun is here to help with her interactive toddler purse tutorial. The purse has crazy fabrics, buckles, snaps, zips, and buttons – just follow the instructions to make your own.
Stimulate their minds with this fabulous colorful rice sensory play idea. To dye the rice, all you need are watercolor paints in a rainbow of colors and zip-bags to mix it together in, as well as a fairly deep bin to hold it all once dry and ready to play with.
Buckle-up because this DIY will have your mini monsters going crazy in the car, at home, in the pushchair, or anywhere else! This handmade toy, consisting of 3 different buckle mechanisms, can take less than an hour to cut and sew, so what are you waiting for? Get your fabrics at the ready, Mama.
Simple yet effective, this DIY Montessori coin box is a fabulous little activity for your mini learners. Costing under $5, it doesn’t break the bank or take any time at all to set up, besides creating a coin slot on the box lid. The thinner the coin slot, the trickier the task.
Get snappy with this adorable DIY wooden toy camera. With a drilled-out hole so kids can see right through as they ‘take pictures’, they’re sure to have endless amounts of joy copying Mommy by taking pictures of everything in sight and yes, that does mean you, so be prepared to “say cheese!”.
Help long trips go smoothly and tantrum-free with this clever DIY buckle clipping toy. For this, you’ll need a handful of plastic buckle clips, ribbon scraps, canvas or other sturdy fabric, and additional fun items such as zippers and bells, to keep them occupied when on the road.
Toilet paper rolls and castles? That sounds like a successful recipe for fun with 2 year olds! Get them involved with the building of this chilling castle, and since most of the supplies are things you can find in your home, why not make it extra exciting and have a scavenger hunt to find them?
Dominoes is a classic game that the whole family enjoys, so why not have a go at making this cute toddler version at home? This time around, the blocks aren’t black with dots, they’re wooden with lovely photographs of family and pretty patterned paper, giving the game a neat scrapbook-like twist.
It's never too early to play make-believe Salon, and that's exactly what you get with the Play Mats-Silly Hairdos by playdough. Form dough 'hair strands' and watch her create hairpieces for face cut-outs.
Use these printable bear math patterns along with counting bears to introduce basic math concepts in ways that your 2 year old will easily understand. Make your child’s math foundation a strong one with this educational gift idea.
This felt Caterpillar Busy Bag teaches your kids to meticulously arrange circular shapes and appendages to form a caterpillar figure. The kit comes complete with eyes to finish off her creative projects.
Printable patterns that form basic shapes such as a fish, flowers, a car or a house challenge toddlers in a fun and interactive way. To play, they must follow the round shapes with pouch caps to complete the shapes or patterns.
Make any of these 6 calm down jars with your 2 year old girl to give them a tool they can use to reduce stress and promote calmness. Visually, the glitters and bright colors are eyecatching and can definitely serve as a welcome distraction for them during distressful periods.
Make your own homemade chalkboard table so your child can express creativity and artistry on a spacious surface. These chalkboards are economical and easy to make so you can rest assured that she'll have plenty of space to work with when inspiration strikes.
Make a DIY color sorting activity/kit using paper cups, color round office stickers, and craft sticks. This would make an an interesting matching game that would help them train their memory as well as color recognition.
Develop fine motor skills ingeniously using straws, Rigatoni pasta and some playdough. The straws are planted on the playdough so that they're sticking out in all directions. Once all the straws are secure, all she has to do is gently place the pasta through the straws. This is a great way to teach her to slow down, be patient, and pay close attention to her tasks.
With Indian corn kernels, a zip lock bag and other materials, she can create her own squish bag to provide a mess-free quiet time sensory activity that can be used in a multitude of learning scenarios.
Challenge your toddler's motor skills, color recognition, and basic problem-solving with this actvity. It's an ingenious way of encouraging them to think outside the box while giving them space to fail and try again.
When it comes to toys and gifts for 2 year old girls, you have to learn to keep up with their changing interests or you'll be in trouble. The materials for this activity are inexpensive and readily available, so it's great to have on hand when they go looking for something to do. Stringing activities are extremely simple but highly effective because it trains their fine motor skills while also giving them a creative outlet as well.
2 Year Old Milestones
A 2 year old’s milestones can be generally categorized into movement, verbal, cognition, and socio-emotional achievements. Among these are the following (but not limited to):
She can walk and run
She can climb simple toys and furniture and go up stairs
She can bring toys around with her
She can brush her teeth
She can manipulate kitchen or bathroom fixtures like handles
She can hold utensils of her own
She can speak in short, sometimes broken sentences
She can identify by name familiar people and objects
She will constantly ask “why” and “what” questions
She will repeat some words that she hears from you
She can group things with common qualities like color or shape
She can sing simple tunes or recite children’s rhymes
She can reference the recent past
She can follow simple directions
She may begin to enjoy playing with other people and kids
She may begin to show frustration in not learning things fast enough
She may start to realize some of her independence
She may start to challenge authority by not following adults
Toddlers go through so many rapid changes at the 2 year mark, so it helps to have all the tools you could possibly need to set them up for success. Entertainment, educational toys, and communication between you and your toddler are key to avoiding the “terrible twos”. With a bit of preparation, you can turn those tantrums into valuable learning opportunities.