Your boy has now joined toddlerhood. It’s an exciting time and just like the baby stages, one filled with bundles of growth and development. Bearing this in mind, we have gathered a list of the best toys for this exciting yet challenging age group. Ones that will foster their newfound independence in a positive way and help them on their way to developing their emotional and cognitive capabilities.
In order to achieve this, we have researched the best toys and gifts for 2-year-old boys based on the guidance provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics. All have been selected to foster a positive development through engaging them in fun and stimulating ways.
Our Top Picks
10 Best Toys & Gifts for 2-Year-Old Boys
Galt Toys Nursery Trampoline
You’ll probably be grateful for any opportunity that involves burning off some of that little boy steam. This trampoline can even be used indoors and throughout the year, perfect for days when you’re trapped indoors.
The caterpillar design is attractive to little boys and girls for that matter, while the front handlebar provides them with the stability they need as they jump for joy. Not only is it a great way to burn energy, but also helps to build those tiny legs up.
Green Toys Farm Playset
Farm sets like this are a great way to engage toddlers in imaginative play, learn basic colors and get them familiar with the names of everyday farm animals. It will provide them with hours of fun!
We chose this farm set in particular since it’s made in the USA from recycled plastics, which are free from BPAs and PVC. An ethical option for parents and a great toy for kids!
It includes everything they will need for a full-functining farm – fences, barn animals and truck.
Step2 Best Chef’s Toy Kitchen Playset
A kitchen is a classic toy for toddlers that really engages their imagination and allows them to role play alone or with friends. This is a comprehensive kitchen set with a rounded design, making it free from sharp edges and corners, a key safety consideration for all parents.
The kitchen includes dishwasher, oven, sink, shelf, kettle and serving window. It also includes a set of 25 kitchen accessories, so you know your toddler can start having fun from day one.
The set is an ideal toy for two-year-old boys, offering them a full and engaging experience. It can also be used as the mature, so although it may be somewhat pricey in comparison to other toys, it’s going to last for years.
Drumroll Toy Drum Set
What better way can a defiant toddler express themselves creatively than a drum set and a collection of other percussion instruments? This cute set includes a drum, tambourine, flute and best of all they can all be neatly stored away inside the drum once playtime is over.
Instruments are a great way to help your child develop their musical ability and offers an engaging tactile play experience that kids at this age love.
What makes this drum set better than others is that it includes more than a drum, so should they get bored, there’s plenty of other instruments to keep them entertained. It also offers easy storage and transport.
Mega Bloks 80-Piece Building Bag
A key part of the basic set-up of recess throughout the world, these chunky building blocks are a great starting point in the art of block building. The set includes 80 colorful and easy to grip bricks for easy and fun building projects planned and executed by your little guy.
This set is ideal for 2-year-old boys since they have been designed with young hands in mind, making them easy to handle and build with. They are perfect for building bridges, towers or anything else a toddlers mind can imagine. They are a superb way to develop fine motor skills while letting your child get creative.
VTech Auto Repair Center Playset
Little boys love playing car mechanic and this little set allows your child to get right into the role. The colorful set includes cars, carwash, mechanics, and repair lift – the perfect combination of imaginative car fixing fun.
When your little boys not enjoying transporting the cars through the various repair and wash ports, the music and sound effects will be keeping him engaged and entertained for hours. This toy is suitable for kids aged from 1 upwards and helps to promote imaginative play and helps to develop motor skills.
Power Wheels Thomas Train with Track
Your kid will love driving around in this mini-Thomas train, either on the train track or around the house and garden. This is a very versatile set that allows you to set up the track in a variety of configurations, or you can even let your little boy roam free.
The set includes an 18-foot track and a 6V rechargeable battery, more than enough power for a toddler to have some fun!
Cartoon Race Car Radio Control Toy
If you thought 2 was too young for a remote control car, think again. This cartoon themed RC car for toddlers can drive forwards, backward and can easily be navigated using the large and child-friendly steering wheel controller. This toy is a great way to foster spatial awareness in young children while having heaps of fun at the same time!
Even better? This RC car can produce a variety of car sounds, including honking and music. The perfect toy or gift for a 2-year-old boy.
Wishbone Balance Bike
This award-winning and beautiful looking tricycle balance bike is crafted from wood sourced from sustainable sources. All of the treaded tires are rubber and filled with air, making it both good looking and practical, while the handlebars and seat are both lined and covered with rubber for added comfort.
What makes balance bikes like this one great for 2-year-olds toddlers is that it’s a great way to get them used to riding a bike independently and building confidence in their abilities. As the parent, you simply need to push them along as they get used to balancing independently before riding completely unassisted.
If you’re concerned that a balance bike may be too young for your boy, don’t worry as this bike can transform from a tricycle to small balance bike to large balance bike. This gives you plenty of time and options for learning to ride a bike as your child grows.
VTech Call and Chat Learning Phone
This budget-friendly toy phone is a toy sure to get a lot of use, especially with how much he’ll see you and others around him using their phone. However, this isn’t your typical phone used to send out tweets or take photos, instead, this offers a way for your child to learn and play at the same time.
The phone comes equipped with 10 apps that include music, photos and games that help teach basic numbers, letters and time. They also have the option of saving numbers in their phone and playing a variety of ringtones.
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