Average reading time: 3-5 minutes.
Navigating the endless options of toys and books to gift a two-year-old can feel like a challenge. Our team has carefully curated the best seven gifts to give in 2019. Our list of safe, fun, and useful options come at every price point and are guaranteed to make babies and parents smile!
This music-playing bath toy is guaranteed to make bath time more fun for babies and a little bit easier for parents too. Operated by batteries, the water fountain circulates and pumps water while four little duckies move and sing around, making it the perfect bath toy. You can use it to learn about colors or numbers and the child gets endless fun as the different duckies splash around in different shapes. It also helps the child with fine motor skills, as they replace the ducks on top of the fountain to see how each of them splashes in different shapes. My child calls it the “donut quackies” and has enjoyed it for many months.
This interactive book by Hervé Tullet is perfect for two-year-olds to learn about cause and effect. Each page asks the little one to do a simple task before proceeding to the next page. This book is simple, yet engaging and fun. It is important to read to encourage good reading habits from a young age. This book can be a good solution for those who don’t have the patience for longer texts and passive listening.
Learning to play musical instruments is an important part of a child’s development, and it is better to start at a young age. Consider gifting a musical instrument like a xylophone for example, a music class mainstay that’s been a favorite for decades. A xylophone stimulates and develops sound processing in children. Its wheels make it easily transportable too.
If your child it turning two, this means potty training is in the near future. Good gifts could be a Sesame Street potty training board book, or this realistic child-size training toilet. It is the perfect way to jumpstart teaching a child about bathroom functions and etiquette as it is comfortable and convenient, ensuring a smooth transition to the real thing. It includes a flushing-function with an actual flushing sound so the child learns reward cues when potty training. Each part is removable and easy to clean, making it the perfect, at-home and portable potty training tool.
These toy squigz have an interesting texture that connect and build to create countless different structures. The vibrant colors encourage visual stimulation and each piece is safe and non-toxic. These also make for fun bath toys. Encourage your child to get creative with these fun little suckers. Kids love this open-ended game in which they can construct, build and destroy squigz over and over again.
These magnetic building blocks are perfect for building STEM skills and encouraging new ways of thinking. This 72-piece set includes a variety of shapes and colors that can create endless combinations of figures and fun. They’re also made of high quality, BPA-free plastic, so you know it is safe for toddlers to play with.
Toddlers are incredibly intrigued by bubbles, so gifting a bubble machine is always appreciated. This friction-powered bubble maker includes an LED light show that’s activated without batteries. This set comes with two bottles of bubble solution for hours of play. Any two year old will love seeing all the beautiful bubbles and lights.
This innovative three-wheel scooter design is durable and smooth-gliding. It’s lightweight making for a stable ride that supports toddlers and young children as they develop motor skills and directional senses. It has an adjustable steering rod meaning it can grow with your child up until they are five. Encourage your child to spend more time outside with this scooter that comes in a variety of colors and designs.
This beautifully crafted set includes 100 wooden pieces of high-quality figures that make for a wonderful train set that your child will love to make and play with. Figures include engines, coaches, a bridge, buildings, vehicles, trees, and town people. Children can build it again and again in different variations, and ride the train, and other vehicles that come with the set, on its tracks for hours.
This is just one example, but a kitchen set is the perfect gift for two year olds. This is a beautiful, high-quality vintage kitchen. Our Partify moms love having this set in the kids' play room because it is elegant and encourages hours of imaginative play. All of the doors open and close and it includes a removable sink for easy clean-up. Complete the set, which also comes in a vibrant baby pink, with toy foods and cutlery so your child can play chef or house all day.
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Written by: Erica Lim.