There are many toys I like for this age. I like letter and number magnets for the refrigerator so that they can begin to learn ABCs. Leap Frog has one that you put the letter in the magnetic box and it sings a song telling the sound of the letter. This one helped my youngest a lot. Also, pattern blocks or shapes are great. I also think that outside games and activities are wonderful because not only do the kids need to develop educational skills, but they need to develop physically as well. Any small tricycle, kids' basketball hoop, sidewalk chalk even, just to get them outside and playing.