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Amazing Toys For 2 Year Olds!

Updated on September 10, 2014

The Toys Are Amazing For 2 Year Olds!

Think back to when you were a 2 Year Old and the Toys that were available!

Well maybe that might be a little difficult for many of us but when you look at what would have been classed as "Toys 2 Year" when we were toddlers and what is available now and there is a world of difference.

First time parents know how hard it is to pick out an age appropriate toy for a child. Even those who have several children often find it difficult. There is much more to choosing the right toy for your child's age than meets the eye. Here we hope to make it a little easier and to help you decide which toy best suits your little one.

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks

Choosing Toys For 2 Year Olds

The age on the box is not always a good indicator of how appropriate a toy is for your child. That doesn't mean that you should ignore it completely, because it usually represents the ages that the toy has been deemed safe for. But a toy that is safe for a certain age group is not necessarily appropriate for it's educational level.

A toy that is good for one child may not be the best choice for another child of the same age. Children learn at different rates, and while many toys are made for the average child of a certain age range, your child could be ahead or behind. Rather than relying solely on numbers, take cues from what your child is comfortable with.

Think about the fact that Babies need toys that are safe and stimulating. Bright, contrasting colors, unusual textures and interesting sounds are good things to look for. Toys that make noise or light up in response to the baby's actions provide an opportunity to learn about cause and effect.

Toys For 2 Year Olds - Helping Them Learn

Toddler toys should allow the child to develop his motor skills or learn about shapes, colors, animals and other basic things. Those that incorporate both motor skills and intellectual development are even better.

Social skills are also beginning to develop at this stage, and items that your toddler can share with other children are a good way to encourage this. But it's important to remember that young toddlers often prefer to play alongside other children rather than with them.

Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/ White

Melissa and Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set

Idea Toys For 2 Year Old

This colorful wooden set includes twelve wooden, sliceable cookies and eighteen toppings, wooden knife, spatula, cookie sheet and a kitchen mitt for safe, "low-calorie" play. The cookies store in a durable dough tube.

Review: Kids love baking cookies with mom. It only makes sense that they would also love to bake their own pretend cookies in their play kitchens. This is why the Melissa and Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set is a big hit in our home. The set is made of natural and sustainable wood and painted with non toxic dyes so it is much safer for them than the plastic toys and doughnuts you see in conventional stores.

The wooden cookies come in a tube just like the slice and bake cookie dough at stores. Kids can pull out the roll of cookies and slice through the Velcro attachment pieces with the wooden knife and then place them on the little metal cookie sheet. From there they can bake and serve to all their family and friends.

The cookies and the separate frosting pieces come in a variety of "flavors" and designs. They can bake cookies with vanilla or chocolate frosting and then top with a coordinating colored frosting or sprinkles. The set also comes with a spatula and a kitchen mitt, everything a little baker needs to make some cookies. This set is great for creative play and it is an awesome value for the money.

Playskool Explore and Grow Busy Ball Popper

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    • Webazony LM profile image

      Webazony LM 

      7 years ago

      i wrote a lens about best toys for babies, but i find this one great. because it narrows down and focus on babies of 2 yo. great job!

    • Senora M profile image

      Senora M 

      7 years ago

      We don't get to play with Legos/blocks too much because my 2 year old just throws them all over. Too many pieces to pick up!! We have the water/sand table that is filled with water only during the summer. Too bad he just jumps in it instead of playing on the side. Guess we'll have to do better next summer so he can actually use it! He loves his scooter that looks like a tricycle and anything Thomas right now. Nice lens!

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR

      pkmcr 

      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @TheMonsterToySh1: Thank you that's very kind of you and appreciated

    • TheMonsterToySh1 profile image

      TheMonsterToySh1 

      8 years ago

      Nice Lens, lensrolled and liked!

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR

      pkmcr 

      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @KathyMcGraw2: Thanks for dropping by and commenting Kathy and you are quite right there is an amazing choice available isn't there - I think you are right about not always going by the age on the box because you know the child best :-)

    • KathyMcGraw2 profile image

      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      I was looking for toys for a 2 year old recently, and you're right, there are a ton of choices. I don't really go by the age on the box totally, usually within a year as I find the toys for 3 + years to be very appropriate for most 2.5 year olds.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR

      pkmcr 

      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @CrossCreations: Thank you for your very kind comments and for sharing your experience which I really appreciate

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      Carolan Ross 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Very well-formatted and entertaining work on this 5 star lens. You included lots of information about each item. Mine are now teens and it's amazing the new items available in 15 years time. I knew this toy category very well...back then. :-)

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR

      pkmcr 

      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @steveffeo lm: Thanks Steve that's very kind of you and hope you find something he will like

    • steveffeo lm profile image

      steveffeo lm 

      8 years ago

      Paul great lens my Great nephew just is two good timming his birthday is coming up

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR

      pkmcr 

      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @myraggededge: LOL me too Bev - they have some amazing toys for 2 year olds nowadays! Thanks for your kind comments

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      myraggededge 

      8 years ago

      Nice selection of toys. I wish I was 2!

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