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Toys for Toddler Boys

Updated on February 15, 2012

Toys for Toddler Boys!

I have a two year old boy*, and he loves to play with his toys! Whether he is playing with trucks, building something, or coloring, he always likes to play. Here are some of my toddler's favorite toy picks, along with other toys that I have seen that other kids are enjoying. If you have a toddler boy, or need to buy a gift for a toddler boy, see what the other kids like to play with!

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* Page was written when my boy was 2. Some of the toys on this page have been updated to reflect new toddler boy toys.

What do toddler boys like?

Not only did I have a toddler, but I worked in a day care for a couple of years, and I've been working in my church's nursery for almost a decade. Most of the toddler boys that I know like to build things with blocks. They like trucks. They like to play pretend games. They like ride-on toys. They like to be active and play with balls. They also still love their stuffed animals. They also like trains, especially Thomas Trains.

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Some of the Hottest Toddler Boy Toys for 2012

Megabloks 80pc Lrg Mega Bloks Bag
Megabloks 80pc Lrg Mega Bloks Bag

These have a very long lifespan. My little boy got a huge box of these when he was about two, and he still plays with them at age 5 (although he is starting to get into the smaller Legos now).

 

A Day In The Life of A Toddler Boy

(at least a day in the life of my boy as a toddler)

  • 8 AM - Wake up. Play in room with trucks.

  • 9 AM - Eat Breakfast while watching Thomas & Friends for the fifth time that week.

  • 10 AM - Climb on Mommy while she tries to teach math to his sister.

  • 11 AM - Play with Color Wonder Markers, unless he finds regular markers, then he colors on the floor.

  • 12:30 PM - Eat lunch.

  • 1 PM - Take nap.

  • 2:30 PM - Gets woken up and whisked away to the car to go to sister's gymnastics practice.

  • 3:30 PM - Kicks soccer balls to his friend Ty-Ty, then plays with Little People Lion and Tonka Wheel Pals.

  • 4:30 PM - Goes home to eat dinner.

  • 6:00 PM - After dinner, plays with Thomas trains, then goes to find sister to bother her for a while.

  • 7:30 PM - Goes to bed, to start the next day all over again.

Toddler Boy Toys - Legos and Megabloks

As a toddler, my little guy loved to play with Lego Duplo sets and Mega Bloks.

Mega Bloks

Mega Bloks are larger than the Duplo toys, which means that younger children can play with them, and it's easier to build larger structures. My parents gave us a huge tub of Mega Bloks that they picked up at a garage sale. He can make very large items with it. He loves to play quietly with these blocks in the mornings before it's officially time for him to get up. A toddler playing quietly... it's true!

Mega Bloks come in regular colors, or you can get special Winnie the Pooh or Disney blocks as well.

Lego Duplo Blocks

Duplos have been around since I was little, but they have evolved over time. You can see a small selection at stores like Toys R Us, but if you really want to see what you can buy, you should take a trip to the Lego shop. You can get miniature people, Thomas the Train, and zoo animals. One of the kids favorite Duplo sets at the day care that I worked at was the Dinosaur set... you can buy that set off of Amazon.com or school supply catalogs like Rainbow Resource.

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Toys your Toddler Boy Might Like

Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Thomas the Tank Engine

My little guy LOVES Thomas and friends! Not only does he build the track, he also carries the trains around and plays with them. We have Thomas, Rosie, and Diesel, but I'm sure that we'll get more for birthdays and Christmas.

 
Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Oval Set
Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Oval Set

This was my son's first Thomas set. It comes with all you need to get started with Thomas & Friends. It has a Thomas, track, and even a railroad crossing sign.

 
LEGO Duplo Building Set - 71 Pieces (5380)
LEGO Duplo Building Set - 71 Pieces (5380)

Legos are a lot of fun,and they build coordination. My little guy not only builds with them, but he puts them in trucks and hauls them around.

 
Fisher-Price Little People Zoo Talkers Animal Sounds Zoo
Fisher-Price Little People Zoo Talkers Animal Sounds Zoo

You can't beat Little People Toys. My kids had an earlier version of this toy, and they loved it.

 

Toys My Boy Loves - Thomas and Friends

My little guy LOVES Thomas and Friends. His first introduction to Thomas and Friends was for his second birthday. His grandma got him a Thomas and Friends oval train set. It came with a Thomas car, baggage car, railroad crossing sign, and enough track to make an oval. With his birthday money, we bought him more track, as well as the Christmas Thomas/Gift Car set. For Christmas, he received Rosie and Diesel cars.

Thomas and Friends has a cartoon that comes on every week. We Tivo it, and he watches the same show every day for a week, until the next show comes on. He loves it. Thomas and Friends has recently converted to CGI animation, and I really like all the new facial expressions on the trains. My little guy really didn't care too much that their faces barely moved though.

We have the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway sets. They also make Thomas and Friends in the Trackmaster, Take Away, and even Lego varieties. I haven't tried any of those yet. The Wooden Railway sets are compatible with Brio trains. If my parents ever find our old trains, he'll have more track to play with.

Thomas and Friends are toys that my son really loves!

Toys My Boy Loves

Little People Noah's Ark

The Little People Noah's Ark is a lot of fun for kids, and my boy really likes it. He loves all the Little People animals, and carry them around the house. I think that these toys are great too, because I can help teach my son the names of different animals. Well, he knows most of his animal names (and sounds) now, but when he was learning them, Little People animals were a real help. My daughter really loved Little People animals and the Noah's Ark as well.

Boys love cars

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      Yuvraj 2 years ago

      As a mother, the nuebmr one reason you take the time to capture your precious babies’ pictures is to have the ability to look back and remember them the way you see them at that point in time. I have attempted to do this many times with my other children (before Tyree was doing pics) and I am so grateful that she was able to capture the tender, amazing softness the way I see my baby Sayge. You will never know how special it is to me to know that I will get to look back and relive these most special memories of Sayge at this time in her life. Time goes by so quickly and can make you so sad, but at least the pictures you took of her as well as her and I really captured this special time as though I get to relive and remember just the way it was. From the bottom of my hear, thank you for your talent!

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      jasminedessy 5 years ago

      Awesome Toys to Play with ...

      Kids Should Like it

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      noner 5 years ago

      Our 2 year old boy's favorite toy at the moment is a toy of the spaceship Enterprise from the most recent Star Trek movie. He carries it around saying, "Enterprise! Woosh!"

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Perfect choices of toys for little boy and many little girl toddlers.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens

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      EuroSquid LM 6 years ago

      Cute lens. But our little guy still has not gotten into the block stacking and Thomas Trains. He loves his little cars and wont go anywhere without them.

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      Great toys selection. We have the Noah's ark Little People - it's great, had it for probably 8 or 9 years so it's very durable, it's in perfect shape.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Great selection of toddler boy toys!

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      amy1980 7 years ago

      Great lens, lensrolling to my toddler toys lens.