The below is a list of top toys for 2 year olds, which are highly rated by parents. These toys make great gifts for toddlers, whether you are getting them for a birthday, Christmas, or just out of love. For more gender specific toys, check out our Best Toys for 2 Year Old Girls and Best Toys for 2 Year Old Boys.
Best Gifts for 2 Year Olds in 2017
Little Tikes Cozy Truck is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. This truck-styled riding toy rolls on rugged, durable tires and its front wheels spin 360 degrees. The foot-to-floor format is easy to start and stop. The truck is perfect for both indoors and out.
It includes a handle on the back for parent-controlled push rides. When the floor is in, your child’s feet are protected. There is a drop-down tailgate and a removable floorboard for growing toddlers. The steering wheel and horn can keep your little one entertained as he rides around. There is a rear storage bed so your child can store toys, snacks, and water nearby. The weight limit for this truck is up to 50 lbs.
The Little Apps Tablet by VTech has a color-changing screen, 8 activity buttons, A-Z keyboard and piano keyboard. Your child can engage in imaginative play with this role-play electronic tablet. It features 4 special interactive activities with Cody the Smart Cub including music play, a calendar activity, a pretend camera game, and a fun question and answer chat. The Little Apps Tablet teaches letters, numbers, words, basic math, matching, and more. Children can create musical tunes with the built-in keyboard. It encourages children to play like their parents with their very own tablet. Cody The Smart Cub takes your little one on learning adventures with vivid animations and sound effects.
Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set includes an oversized rim and junior size basketballs, which ensure easy scoring and more active play. This basketball hoop can be adjusted to six different heights from 2 to 4 feet. It introduces kids to the game of basketball and competitive play. Your little one will develop his social, motor, and coordination skills. The base can be weighted with sand for stability.
VTech Drum set has 3 drum pads, 1 cymbal, and 2 drumsticks so that your child can feel like a real drummer. Your little one can play along to 9 melodies, including rock, dance and pop. There are 4 modes of play: Free Play, Letters, Numbers, and Follow-Along. These modes teach children letters, numbers, and music. Each drum features an unique LED light.
Little Tikes water play table helps your little one develop early motor and sharing skills. Kids can use their imagination and play for hours. It includes 1 water cup and 5 round characters that squirt water. Drop balls down spiral and watch them go down into the water. Turn the Ferris wheel to scoop up and drop off balls. This dynamic water table is just the right height and is perfect for toddlers who love playing with water. It holds up to 7 gallons of water.
This LEGO DUPLO train building set includes 1 child LEGO DUPLO figure, 1 dog, 10 numbered bricks, 3 wagon bases, and other assorted bricks. Your little one can learn counting and math while creating and constructing their train! This can be rebuilt into a tunnel, building, or dog house with a roof that opens.
Make bath-time more fun with Nuby Octopus bath toys. This set includes 1 floating octopus and 3 rings to toss around the octopus’ tentacles. The fun colors and shapes stimulates baby’s senses and helps develop baby’s hand-eye coordination. These BPA-free bath toys are ideal for encouraging fun and imaginative play.
This includes magnetic tile reader, 26 interactive magnetic tiles. Your little one can sing along to fun learning songs such as the “Alphabet Song” and “Wheels on the Bus”. They can learn the alphabet with colorful letter tiles that talk, sing, and teach. Skills learned include phonics, the alphabet, fine motor skills, and vocabulary. When you press any letter twice, Tad uses it in a word and a sentence and if you place any letter on the bus, Tad says the letter’s name and sound.
This interactive activity table has many features to keep your baby busy. Its 4 light-up corners (laptop, phone, book, piano) improves your baby’s motor skills as it encourages babies to stand and cruise all around the table. Babies learn the alphabet, shapes, numbers, colors, greetings, and more through exciting stories and songs. There are over 60 songs, tunes, and phrases to keep your little ones entertained for longer. Phrases are available in both English and Spanish for bilingual learning. The legs of Fisher Price’s learning table can also be detached for playing on the floor.
Improve your baby’s motor skills with this adorable animatronic pal that encourages your baby to get up and move. BeatBo teaches babies with its fun songs, learning content, and dance moves. It has 3 different modes – a Dance ‘N Move Mode that encourages baby to move around, Learning & Games Mode which helps teach baby ABCs, numbers, colors, etc., and a Customized Sing-Along Mode that lets you record a phrase, which BeatBo remixes into his favorite song. All of BeatBo’s colorful lights, dancing motions, music help stimulate baby’s senses of sight, hearing and touch.
The Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe by VTech is an interactive desk that transforms from a desk into an easel and chalkboard with a storage space for art supplies. It has 5 activity pages to explore that are filled with engaging content. It features 100+ vocabulary words, 20+ activities, and 20+ songs and melodies. Kids can pretend to make a phone call on the toy telephone or listen to fun tunes on the music player. There is a light-up display that shows how to write numbers and letters step-by-step. There are also 8 expansion packs sold separately that focus on a specific curriculum like nursery rhymes, reading skills, math, animals, shapes and numbers. This toy is perfect for encouraging play and discovery.