Educational Toys for 2-Year-Olds: Sparking Imagination and Growth
Entering their terrific twos, young kids are on the cusp of numerous developmental milestones. This is the age of exploration, curiosity, and rapid learning. At The Montessori Room, we understand the nuances of this special age. Hence, we've curated a collection specifically tailored for two-year-olds, ensuring every toy offers both fun and educational value.
Why Our Toys?
Fine Motor Skills: From puzzles to craft sets, our toys encourage the dexterity and precision young hands are developing, aiding in refining those intricate movements.
Gross Motor Skills: Whether it's a 'ride on toy' for adventures in the backyard or playsets designed for bigger actions, our toys promote the active physical play vital for robust growth.
Pretend Play: Spark that budding imagination! With sets that empower pretend play, watch as your two-year-old dives deep into their own worlds, creating stories and adventures of their own.
For Every Two-Year-Old
Whether you're searching for educational toys for a 2-year-old, something special for a 2yr old boy, or diverse toys suitable for any child, our collection encompasses a range that resonates with kids' unique personalities and interests.
Join countless parents who've discovered the joy our curated selection brings. From toys for two-year-old boys to universally loved playthings, there's something to captivate, educate, and entertain every child in this magical age bracket.
How To Choose Toys for A Two Year Old
At this age, your child is likely becoming more clear in their interests, whether it’s cars, letters, art, sensory/tactile activities, gross motor activities, nature, animals... the list goes on and is probably changing regularly!
Children’s interests will start to vary so much after age 2. Alongside the suggested toys below, we recommend paying close attention to what your child gravitates to, what work they want to repeat over and over, and what skills they seem to be developing.
Then if you’re looking for something new to engage them in, simply provide variations or opportunities to explore those things.
Not only will it help them fulfill a developmental need they feel the urge to improve, but it will help improve their concentration, as they’re likely to become engrossed in activities they’re interested in.
Enriching and Developmentally Appropriate Toys for a Two Year Old
Here are skills and activities that most two years are interested in:
Climbing toys - most children at this age enjoy moving their bodies. You've probably noticed! They also enjoy physical challenges, like climbing and maximum exertion, like lifting or carrying heavy things. They're learning more about the limits of their bodies every day and moving & experimenting is how they do that. The Pikler, Waldorf Rocker, and Balance Beam are especially popular for this age group.
Sorting toys - children around this age are trying to create order and make sense of the world. Simple sorting activities are often calming.
At two, children are just beginning to engage in imaginative play. Open-ended toys are the perfect developmental tool to encourage more creativity. Compared to close-ended toys with one function, i.e. push the button, turn this knob, etc, open-ended toys have unlimited play possibilities. Our best sellers for this age are simple block sets and Holztiger animals.