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Best Cool Toys for 2 Year Olds - Boys and Girls

Updated on October 25, 2014
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Looking for some awesome toys for 2 year olds?

If you're looking for the best cool toys for 2 year olds, you're in the right place. Toddlerhood is the time of great development of various (e.g. cognitive and motor) skills and well-chosen toys will definitely help a two year old in developing those skills.

It's not really difficult to find both cool and valuable toys for toddler boys or girl, you just need to know what you're looking for. This article will help you with finding cool toys for 2 year old boys and girls. I hope you'll find my article both helpful and inspirational. Make sure the toy you'll buy is both fun and stimulating.

Cool toys for 2 year old girls

Fisher-Price My First Dollhouse
Fisher-Price My First Dollhouse

Fisher-Price My First Dollhouse

This dollhouse is a good choice for a first-ever dollhouse for a 2 year old girl. The figures are easy to hold and stand, they're also pretty large. That's important because it mean's there's no choking hazard and even a little girl can safely play with this dollhouse.

There's probably one downside of this dollhouse set - the girl will probably grow out of it after two, maybe three years, and find it pretty boring due to its size and simplicity.

If you'd like to buy a bigger dollhouse set with more features, check out the sets mentioned below.

Cool Dollhouse Sets

Please note that the sets listed below include small parts that might be dangerous to 2 year olds. I suggest you should hide some of the smallest parts before giving the child the ability to play with those dollhouses. When you'll be certain that the child won't try to swallow the smallest parts, you can give them back.

Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket
Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket is a toy for little children (6 months - 4 years) that helps the child to learn about shapes and colors. The set includes 6 food items, 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 cups (not intended to hold liquids, have holes in the bottom), 1 blanket and 1 basket, all of them (except the blanket) made of hard plastic. It also sings songs, what encourages children to dance (and develop motor skills).

Besides singing songs, the basket also helps with teaching basic manners (like saying "Please" or "Thank you") and motor and cognitive skills like sorting, matching and stacking items.

Servin' Surprises Kitchen & Table
Servin' Surprises Kitchen & Table

Servin' Surprises Kitchen & Table

Children love role playing, right? Every little girl wants to be like her mommy and every little boy wants to be like his daddy, that's perfectly normal. This kitchen play set makes a two year old (or older) girl to feel like she's already a grown-up woman.

The "magic" tray recognizes food and plays songs and phrases (also teaching about manners and cleanup, very important things when it comes to cooking, serving and sharing). If you'd like to have more songs, you can buy additional food sets manufactured by Fisher-Price. The whole set can be used as an activity table as well. The whole set includes quite a few items (watch the video below) and provides hours of fun for a little girl.

Cool toys for 2 year old boys

60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks

60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks
60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks

If you're looking for a gift for a 2 year old boy and he doesn't already own this set of wooden blocks (or a similar one), it's a great choice. If he owns one, ask his parents if he'd use another one - one set often isn't enough for a creative youngster.

This set includes 60 solid-wood, easy to grasp pieces and a wooden storage box. It helps the child with honing basic motor skills and stimulates creativity. If you're looking for a toy that will last years and the little boy can enjoy for a long time, you've found it. Great blocks for a great price.

Building with Lego
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Lego

One of the best things that you can give to a 2 year old boy is a building set. Those little pieces stimulate creativity and imagination of the child and help with developing motor skills.

Besides those obvious educational benefits of Lego, it's so much fun for the little one to build his own buildings and constructions (I've been there). There's a slight chance that a baby boy won't find Lego that fun, but most young boys really enjoy creating something new from scratch.

Please note that Lego Duplo sets are recommended for 2 year olds. The pieces are bigger than regular Lego pieces, so there's no choking hazard. Once the child will grow up a little, you can introduce him to Lego, so he can have even more fun with all the possibilities that Lego provide.

Toy Train Set

Train on a train track
Train on a train track | Source

Is there a boy who wouldn't want a train car and a train track to play with? I highly doubt it. When a little boy gets the right pieces, you can only imagine in how many ways he can lay the track. If the kid is really imaginative, soon he'll need another set of train tracks to expand his train track and take his railroad adventures to another level.

Toy train set is a great toy for 2 year olds - it stimulates their creativity and allows them to build something new using the pieces they got. If they get bored with the current track, they can always disassemble it and build another one. Plus, in creating train tracks there are no right and wrong answers (like in video games) - everything is up to child's creativity. Building train tracks and playing with them is a great way for a son and his dad to spend time together while having fun.

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      Marina 2 years ago

      Oct25 KellyOk I made this for my son and he at the table having so much fun with this, I did have to caerte ledges for all the ramps as the marbles kept falling off track once that was done it was PERFECT. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea, it's a snowy day here and now he has something to hold his interestReply