I don’t know about you guys, but I think that two year olds are a tricky bunch of monkey beans to shop for. It’s hard to find REALLY GOOD toys out there that your two-ish year old will enjoy. I thought I’d put together a post of our time-tested favorites before the Holidays are upon us, just in case any of you were as stumped as I was the first time around!
one.Train boards. There is nothing better in my opinion! Both Ezra and Myer play with this still every single day. My husband actually made this one (stud muffin), but any kind of train board is guaranteed to bring hours of fun to your house!
five.This toy is INCREDIBLE. The boys play with it all the time– you can build and create different space ships. It’s not available anymore, but it has been replaced by this year’s model which looks equally as fun!
six.Legos. My five year old plays with legos non-stop all day everyday, but my two year old can also join in the fun! He loves to play with the lego guys- putting different hats and pants and shirts on them and setting them up everywhere. Myer has never been the kind of kid that puts little toys or things in his mouth, but if your little one still does that, this option might be better for later on!
seven.Any of the Imaginext toys are awesome!! We have the dragon castle and the pirate ship, and these get played with ALL THE TIME by both my kids. I love it when you can find toys that older kids and younger kids can play with. Priceless.
nine.This Little Einstein’s Pat Pat Rocket toy was purchased by my parents for Ezra when he was two. It is a GREAT toy and is always zooming around the house somewhere. They don’t sell them new anymore, but you can find a whole bunch of gently used ones on ebay!
Other favorites: Blocks, Coloring Books, Tricycles, Little People Playsets, Sticker Books, Puzzles, Magnetic Fridge Toys, Dump Trucks, and Bubbles!
I hope this gives you guys some ideas for your two-ish year olds out there! All these toys have been great for us because they have lasted for more than just one short season in our kid’s lives- they’ve been played with for ages!
Okay– so now it’s your turn. Do you guys have any other ideas for the two-year-olds of the world? I need some fresh ideas for this year as well. What does/did your two year old love best?