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44 Cool Toys for Fiercly Independent 2 Year Old Boys and Girls

As infants grow into toddlers, they become evermore energetic, wondrous, and curious. Thus, quests for educational, inspiring, and amusing toys for 2 year olds continue to evolve. Whether it’s creating culinary masterpieces, designing an architectural marvel, or climbing a ladder, your little one continues to flourish, bloom, and thrive.

Creating a sandwich or painting a sidewalk? Inspire creativity with these toys for 2 year olds.

Fisher-Price Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike

Seeking perfect toys for 2 year olds? It’s here! Three grow-with-me stages let toddlers rock, roll, and ride, from ages two and up. The rocker base converts to an extra-long, parent-assist push-handle, and when your child is ready for I-Am-A-Big-Kid, I-Can-Handle-This pedaling fun, remove the handle, adjust the seat, and fold-up the footrest. Celebrate each cycle!


Kids Teepee Play Tent

Enhance your child’s imagination and honor their desire for personal space with their own 100% cotton teepee play tent. Safe for indoors and outdoors, this wondrous little area offers your toddler a safe haven for playing, reading, napping, or hanging out with dear friends, and enhances cognitive, social, and emotional development. Heavenly retreats generate smiles.


Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Play Set

If you and your rambunctious toddlers are heading out for a day of fun-in-the-sun beachside, these toys for beach babes are guaranteed to keep their busy little hands and minds occupied for hours on end. Have them create sand cupcakes with this 12-piece set, complete with cupcake mold and artistic accessories. Sunshine, bliss, creativity, and fun.


Potty Pops

Ah, the joys of potty-training. For some, challenging; others, less so. For toddlers who are undergoing the process of removing his/her diaper on a permanent basis, the temptation of a Potty Pop – lollipop – may be alluring to some, bribery to others. These lollipops need storage and hence, the Potty Pop Holder. Charming, affordable, and holds six.


Toddler Self-Feeding Spoons

Your toddler insists on doing things for themselves and this ultra-handy self-feeding spoon will help them develop their fine motor skills and sense of independence. Outfitted with a short, wide handle, it’s easily gripped by small fingers, holds pint-sized portions, and your messy eater will be a self-feeder in no time. Win-win all around!


VTech Baby Little SmartPhone

Ring-Ring! Who’s there? What fun your little one will have with their own pretend SmartPhone! Complete with dial-and-learn features that include music, voicemail, and colorful phone buttons, your toddler will love learning numbers and colors, singing joyful tunes, and playing along with a holographic image of a puppy and a kitty. Unspoiled telephone treats!

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Kids Play Kitchen Set with Mixer & Toaster

Transform your toddler into a gourmet chef with this set of ultra-creative and super-realistic-looking food preparation toys. From bowls and a standing mixer to a toaster, pretend toast, and yummy-looking brownies, your little one can host brunch parties, lunch gatherings, or dinner celebrations with their dearest friends. Splendid for stoking imagination, hand-eye coordination, and social skills.

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Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set

The joys and delights of a preschooler helping Mom or Dad bake cookies are amusing and educational beyond compare. This colorful wooden play food set includes 12 sliceable faux cookies, which are then pretend-baked, topped with frosting and sprinkles, and served by your sweet child via a wooden toy spatula. A charming experience for boys and girls both.


Speedo Begin to Swim Soft Fabric Armbands

The experience of bobbing, giggling, and splashing around in a pool is indeed one to treasure when your youngster first learns to swim. And safety, along with fun, is a priority. Speedo’s Begin to Swim collection grants independence to your little one and comfort to you. Life-defining moments. P.S. They grow up so quickly.


Elejolie Child Life Jacket

When out on a lake or sea expedition, your toddler will feel like a grown-up, and you will feel at ease, as your little one sports a safe and colorful child life jacket. Made of soft polyester fiber, the comfortable design includes an adjustable chest and safety strap, attached armband, and a selection of favorite characters.


Step2 LifeStyle Custom Kitchen Playset

Wow! This custom kitchen playset defines incredible toys for 2 year olds with interest in the marvels, design, and functions of a great kitchen. From upscale, granite-look countertops, “stainless steel” appliances, microwave oven, and 20-piece accessory set, to electronic frying sounds and boiling water burbles, this gourmet kitchen inspires collaboration, exploration, and potential chefs. or bakers-to-be.


Ingenuity Smartclean Toddler Booster

While you undoubtedly keep your little one’s spirits boosted, the lingering challenges of The Chair remain. When you are out and about, the Smartclean Toddler Booster is there to – literally – lift your toddler in their seat with a four-inch foam insert that is portable, adjustable, and easy-to-clean. A perfect grown-up purview for your preschooler!


Guidecraft Classic Storage Step-Up

Your little one craves to see and experience life from an adult’s perspective. The beauty of this classically designed, two-step stool is that it performs immediate duties – gives your child that extra lift – and then lives on as a storage unit. Top step folds up and holds curios, pens, and such. Ideal for several spaces.

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Make Your Own Pizza Sticker Activity Book

For kids who love pizza, this sticker book will set them on the path to innumerable taste possibilities. Find 80+ stickers with toppings like mushrooms, peppers, olives, pepperoni and sausage for meat-lovers, and pizza crusts on the inside covers, and watch the Chef in your child endlessly customize pies and delight in making customers happy.

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American Plastic Toy Sweet Petite Trike

Sigh, such fond memories of your first tricycle. Amplify that experience for your sweet darling with the Sweet Petite Trike. Made of sturdy plastic and bursting with bright pink and purple tones and colorful graphics, this pedal-powered trike is built to last with strong steel axles. These tricycles are great toys for toddlers up to the age of 4.


SS Queen Kids Children Puddle Jumper Life Jacket

Promote the puddle-jumper in your preschooler and improve your peace-of-mind with a high-quality, brightly colored life jacket for your toddler. Filled with high density foam and comfortable for children’s arms and skin, this US Coast Guard-approved life preserver features an adjustable buckle for security, and cute cartoons that encourages fun for your child. A must-have provision.


Green Toys Cupcake Set

Introduce the wonders of a green planet to your awesome Baker-Green-Earth-Lover-to-Be with the equally awesome Green Toys Cupcake set. This 16-piece mix-and-match set includes a five-cupcake liner, faux frosting and cakes, and a cake stand display. Materials are recycled, and printed with soy ink and no bad chemicals, so thanks for spreading the green gospel!


Foldable Pikler Climbing Triangle

Designed by turn-of-the-century pediatrician, Dr Emmi Pikler, these pinewood climbing triangles are functional, safe, and beautiful in their purpose. This made-to-order triangle encourages your child to move without restriction, learn to fall safely, and experiment with their capacities and perceived limitations. Brilliant in thought, easy to assemble, and made with high-grade pine, love, and care.


Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Nesting Sand Pails

A day at the beach begs for fun with wee friends and four nesting pails begging for lots of sand. With a starfish, turtle, crab, and octopus mold all waiting to be filled and then displayed, you will know it’s been a grand day with your Nesting Sand Pails and your dear pals. Super sweet.


Safe Step Stool Kitchen Helper

Enlighten and encourage your charming little one to help you with cooking and baking with this Kitchen Helper Step Stool. Handmade of pine, standing at 32-inches tall, and with three height adjustments, the stool grows along with your child, and is suitable for the bathroom, workbench, and more. A wonderful keeper for developing kids.


Little Tikes Shopping Cart

When Mom shops for groceries, a pint-sized shopper will join her with a Little Tikes Shopping Cart. The pushcart is durable, colorful, and sturdy, and has a fold-down seat for a favorite doll. And, with bright red and yellow colors, dazzling blue plastic wheels, and fold-up spaces, many years of childhood learning and fun are guaranteed.


EocuSun Kids Ball Pit Ball Tent

Cheerful diversion awaits with this three-piece playhouse. Your kids can crawl through a tunnel, rest in a tent house, and play in a colorful ball pit pool. The soft fabric is non-toxic, colorful, jammed with polka dots, and safe, breathable, and mosquito-proof. Perfect for parties, parks, and picnics, indoor and outdoor delights are fantastically plentiful.


Pretend Magnetic Play Food Set

Kick off healthy eating habits in your youngster with a pretend play food set. Your burgeoning chef will acquire a wide selection of high-quality, non-toxic, plastic fruits and vegetables, fish, crab, and steaks, as well as faux knives, a chef hat, and apron. Creativity, flexibility, and a healthful education underscore these great toys for 2 year olds.


KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen

Your toddler will soon be hosting a brunch or dinner party when you gift them with an incredible play kitchen of their own. Replete with details that include a speckled granite-style countertop, multiple appliances with opening doors, stove-top burners, and boundless clicks, clips, and knobs, hours of contentment and Wanna-Be-Mom-and-Dad are beyond doubt.


Green Toys Tool Essentials Dough Set Activity

An unconventional toy worth exploring is the 11-piece dough set activity kit. The material is made of recycled milk jugs and organic flour and accessories include dough tubs, a star and spaghetti extruder, scraper, and more. Have your toddler create a freeform masterpiece, play a double-sided activity card, and save a little part of the planet.


Kennedy Toddler Learn to Dress Boards

As your toddler grows and gains more independence, he or she will want to dress themselves. Help them master basic skills like lacing, zipping a zipper, using snaps, and doing up a buckle with this oh-so-easy-to-use skill board. Add buttoning up and tying a tie, and soon, he will be tying a grown-up silk tie. Sigh.


Step2 LifeStyle Custom Kitchen

Stainless steel appliances are still à la mode and your youngster will agree when they are play-hosting a lunch or dinner party. Complete with a recycle bin, 20-piece accessory set, and granite-look countertops, this compact, upscale kitchen also offers frying and boiling sounds, textures and colors, and hours of tactile and collaborative enjoyment.


KidKraft Bright Toddler Kitchen

Is your toddler hosting a baking or cooking event? The ultra-bright, ultra-colorful KidKraft kitchen sparkles with delightful features that include an oven and microwave with see-through doors that open, vivid custom-designed artwork, and storage above the sink. With smart, sturdy construction and easy-to-follow assembly instructions, both you and your Hostess-With-The-Mostest will treasure this glowing gem.

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Non-Toxic Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk

Pablo Picasso was quoted as saying that: “Every child is an artist.” And, when you bring home a re-usable plastic tub, chock-a-block full of 50 pieces of non-toxic chalk, 10 colors, one-inch in diameter, four-inches long, yearning for sidewalk artistry and more, you have paid homage to the artist within your child, and artisans everywhere.

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Melissa & Doug Basic Skills Board

As toddlers become more independent, they desire a sense of self and part of this process includes dressing themselves. So, the friendly bear who graces this bright, colorful puzzle features six removable pieces – belt and seatbelt buckle, button, lace, snap, tie, and zipper – and practice, which result in manual dexterity, hand-eye-coordination, and a well-dressed bear.


KidKraft Large Flip Stool

Have your wee one feel wonderfully independent when you bring home their own KidKraft Flip Stool. Truly handsome, tough, and versatile, this flip stool doubles as a chair, is easy to carry and clean, and is a classic piece of childhood furniture. Support, boost, and enhance both your darling toddler’s body and their soul.


SmartTrike Trike Bike

A marvelous edit to four-wheeled child needs: A four-in-one tricycle, easily convertible into Your Toddler’s Trike Bike. Early stages: suitable for a 10-month-old, with detachable canopy, and Mom storage. At 18-30 months, seat converts, and becomes training trike with pedals added, and safety lessons from Mom with love and endless smiles. Results: independence, confidence, endless smiles, and love.


Constructive Eating

Is your youngster interested in the art of building? This construction plate with utensils and worksite placemat transforms into a site where food becomes rubble, fussy eaters become engaged, and coaching on setting the table happens. Add the talents of lifting, scooping, and pushing food, and your child is set for a constructive dining experience.


Bath Toy

These bath toys for 2 year olds redefine the meaning of fun in the tub. Bursting with color, design, and just-plain-playtime-at-bathtime, these toys are interactive and designed to encourage independent play with a water spout, waterfall station, and rotating waterwheel. Certain educational components will assist your cherub’s hand-eye coordination, shape recognition, and acceptance of innumerable splashy hugs.


Melissa & Doug Pretty Petals Flower Watering Can

For the burgeoning gardener, this kid-size watering can is the epitome of all-things-pretty-and-helpful. Decorated with flowers and hearts, this Pretty Petals-themed jug is made from light, sturdy plastic and features a curved handle with flower-shaped spout that will help your child cultivate an interest in the natural world at large and your own beautiful garden.


Green Toys Sandwich Shop

Help your preschooler set up an environmentally-friendly sandwich shop with Green Toys’ 15-piece, stackable, mix-and-match play food set, made primarily from recycled milk containers. So, it is lunchtime and your sandwich-artist-to-be can create innumerable creations that will delight many pretend customers, all the while continuing to support Mother Earth and her many bounties.


Playz Rocket Ship Astronaut Kids Play Tent

Hours of amusement, exploration, and mind wows are all but certain when your children frolic in the three-piece galactic adventure play set aka, Rocket Ship Astronaut. From jumping, crawling, playing hide-and-seek and pitching balls into hoops, to cerebral yet colorful learning about our planets, the possibilities for enlightenment, exercise, and enjoyment are endless.


TOYK-3D Music Mobile Phone

With an ever-changing world, ideal toys for tech wise toddlers include having them become accustomed to a mobile phone. Yes, indeed: Their own colorful, plastic version of a cell phone, which for now introduces them to role-play, hand-eye coordination, counting, vocabulary skills, and improving language abilities. Safe, innocuous, and lots of fun..


Behavior Chores Chart

What a great idea! Bet Mom had a light go off in her ultra-bright brain: Divide up the chores in a fun, colorful, respectful way with a chores chart! Start with 15 chores, add 192 custom round stars, four dry-erase markers, then, add a 16-inch by 12-inch backing board, daily calendar, assigned duties, and celebrate teamwork!

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LEGO DUPLO My First Animal Brick Box Building Kit

Who on Planet Earth would not stop what they’re doing and build animals out of LEGO? This delightful mix includes an elephant, crocodile, lion, and giraffe – all on wheels – and their friend, the bird, who are all willing and able to engage, inspire, and help your little one develop language skills, creativity, and imagination. Go LEGO!


HABA Town Maze Magnetic Game

Designed and produced by a highly-valued German company with commitments to supreme quality, and safety, social, and environmental responsibilities, this maze game features magnetic rods, parking lots, and traffic. Your child’s objectives include directing car movement with logic, and developing fine motor dexterity and visual spatial skills with the use of counting, color-learning, and patience.


Step2 LifeStyle Dream Kitchen Playset

Kid-Kitchen-Shininess aficionados will adore the features of the Dream Kitchen, which boasts an abundance of tidy drawers, organized cupboards, and neat bins. Add fun lights over the electronic stove burner – easy to spot spots, a molded-in water dispenser in the refrigerator door to stay faux-hydrated, and a large sink to sanitize diishes. Childhood Kitchen Cleanliness Nirvana.


Ice Cream Truck Playhouse

Scooping up cool summertime treats? Get Mom and Dad to scoop up this sweet Ice Cream Truck Playhouse – a real treat! It’s easy to assemble, non-toxic, recyclable, and it’s made from 33% recycled cardboard. And, with fresh, fun graphics that totally resemble an ice-cream truck, all you’ll need is ice cream, a scoop, and hugs.


Toysery Bowling Game Set

Encourage hand-eye coordination, concentration, and fun, in your little one’s world with this adorable bowling set. With six bowling pins, two bowling balls, and innumerable games waiting to be played, the possibilities for diversion are boundless, as well as the development of counting and color recognition skills.


5 Must-make Pretend Play Food Tutorials

Diy Toy Pasta and Meatballs Pretend Food

This blog is definitely worth checking out. The blogger creates an incredible version of faux spaghetti and meatballs and the finished product is a triple-taker; yes, indeed, it looks THAT real. If you are at all crafty, do yourself a favor and pay her blog a visit with a hearty thumbs-up. Definitely worth it.

How to Make Play Kitchen Food using Plastic Eggs

The very informative and delightful bit about this gal’s blog is that she repurposes plastic eggs in the most righteous, awesome, and useful way. And, it’s actually easy. A few plastic eggs, a sewing machine – no panic necessary – and a few details, and there you go: Eggs for your little girl’s amazing faux kitchen. Cool!

Diy Felt Sandwich and Freebie Patterns

While some of our mothers may have sewn graduation gowns or beautiful clothes for us, this Mom sews delicious-looking food, including felt sandwiches. You read that correctly – yummy looking and incredibly real looking sandwiches: peanut butter and jelly, turkey, cheese, and more. Scroll down and you’ll see links for ice cream and desserts. Yum yum.

Diy Pasta Pretend Play Food

If there are Italian readers, please disregard. For all others, this woman may actually be Italian as she creates or recreates incredible looking bowtie and penne pasta, as well as spaghetti, out of felt and paper. Astounding texture, look, and color. Easy-to-make, directions are easy-to-follow, and so, try one or all.

Diy Pretend Food Tacos

If you ever grow tired of pasta, our same Italian-or-Not amiga-amica also cooks up pretend tacos. What more is there to tout about this amazing Chef? Touchable and colorful felt that speaks to black beans, taco shells, shredded lettuce, red tomatoes, peppers, as well as fish and veggie tacos. (Is it rude to invite oneself?)

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