The Best Toys for 2-Year-Olds
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When my daughter was two, it was so fun for me to watch her come into herself. She suddenly had opinions — strong ones — and those opinions and preferences showed in the toys she chose to play with. Many of the toys on this list are ones she and her friends gravitated toward at two years old and still play with at four years old.
What to Look for in Toys for 2-Year-Olds
Despite the moniker “the terrible twos,” two-year-olds are such fun people. They’re so curious about the world, and they’re learning how to be a human. As such, they enjoy toys that mimic real life. Most two-year-olds are now jumping, running, and talking up a storm. Look for toys that help support these new developmental milestones. Many two-year-olds still put toys in their mouths, so stay away from anything labeled 3+ to prevent choking.
Our Top Pick
Our top pick, the IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen, is $99. We love it because it’s an open-ended toy, and it’s the ultimate toy to mimic real life. While it’s one of the pricier items on our list, it’s a good price for a play kitchen, and toddlers will play with it for hours.
In this article: Toys Under $20 | Toys $20 – $40 | Toys $40+
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