Here are the top toys and best gifts for 2 year old boys that will channel his energy and that experts say will support his development.
What to buy a two year old boy? At 2 years old, your little man is already starting to run, jump, and play. Since he is learning his abcs, he is probably starting to use words and speak in short sentences. The Babycenter Medical Advisory Board says that the best gifts for 2 year old boys include ride-on toys, balls, artistic toys, musical toys, pretend toys, blocks, puzzles, and vehicles. Check out the top toys for 2 year olds.
Best Pretend Toys For A 2 Year Old Boy
Dr. Matheson of the Journal of Nutritional Education and Behavior noted that pretend versions of real life objects help model behavior. Pretend toys let your son mimic things in the real world. Inspire his creativity with these fun gift ideas for a 2 year old boy.
Melissa & Doug Dust! Sweep! Mop!Ages 3-6
Who would have guessed that little ones love cleaning? You could buy him a broom and cleaning supplies to help you with the cleaning, but you would probably feel a little guilty. Instead, get him this pretend 6 piece cleaning set from Melissa & Doug that includes a pretend mop, broom, and duster. The cleaning items are designed for pretend play only, but when he grows up he might actually mop the floor.
LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream CartAges 2-5
Kids will have a blast operating their very own ice cream shop! The Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart teaches kids about ordering, critical thinking, and following directions. Did somebody say ice cream? Mmm… it’s deliciously fun learning!
Fisher-Price The Beatles Yellow Submarine by Little PeopleAges 1+
Want to introduce your little one to the music legends, The Beatles? Now parents and kiddos can enjoy these adorable little bite-sized versions of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Star with this special edition celebrity Little People set. Styled after their signature looks from ‘Yellow Submarine,’ this is one set true Beatles fans won’t want to miss out on. Shhh … you can say it’s for the kids.
Since he sees mommy and daddy cooking dinner on the stove, he probably would love his own set of pans where he can “cook.” This set of pans look so realistic that it is hard to believe that they are made for kids. Only the size gives it away! It’s so adorable to watch him cook pretend meals with these. Just don’t try to use them for actual cooking to replace your pans!
Kidzlane Deluxe Doctor Medical KitAges 3+
Is there a doctor in the house? Every little doctor needs his medical kit. With this mobile medical kit, kids will have all their tools by their side. There’s a stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer and syringe. The coolest part? Everything fits inside the adorable little case.
Sesame Street Playskool Collector Figures, 5-PackAges 18m+
Does your 2 year old love Sesame Street? Now he can bring new adventures to life with this 5-pack collector set. The set includes favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Oscar, and more. It makes a great gift idea that will spark his imagination.
Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Wooden CookieAges 3-5
Kids who love cookies will love this cookie play set. Kids can pretend to slice and bake cookies. The set includes 12 sliceable cookies, 12 toppings, cookie sheet, kitchen mitt, knife and spatula. The cookies can be stored inside the cookie dough tube. This is fun pretend kitchen play!
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Service Ice Cream CounterAges 3+
Kids will enjoy running their own ice cream shop. The wooden ice cream display stores and displays ice cream scoops, toppings, cones, scoopers, tongs, and more. Servers can stack the scoops and top with fun toppings. Kids will have endless imaginative fun in the ice cream shop!
Fisher-Price Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Clubhouse PalsAges 2+
Is he a Disney lover? This 5-pack of Disney characters is sure to bring a big smile to his face. The set includes Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. These nicely detailed figures are sure to inspire his imagination with magical story-telling adventures.
Do you find that your TV remote always goes missing? Hide the remote and put this pretend TV remote on the coffee table. When he presses the buttons, it lights up, sings, and does everything in its power to keep your little one from grabbing the real remote. It teaches everything from numbers and ABCs to colors, opposites, greetings and more. The only problem? He might get upset that it doesn’t change the channels. You will be relieved.
Disney•Pixar Toy Story 4 Little People 7 Friends PackAges 18m-5
Little ones can relive the magic of Toy Story 4 with this adorable Toy Story 4 Little People 7 Friends set. Aren’t they the cutest little things ever?! They’re perfectly sized for your little one’s hands. This set includes Little People versions of your beloved Toy Story 4 characters: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, Forky, Rex, Bunny, and Ducky. A world of fun and adventures await.
Baby Shark FingerlingsAges 0-2
What do you get when you cross Baby Shark with the Fingerlings? A Baby Shark Fingerlings, of course! WowWee, the maker of the Fingerlings, now offers the latest Fingerling — a Baby Shark Fingerling. The first thought that comes to mind: How adorable?! These little yellow Baby Sharks wrap around your finger, light-up, sing the iconic ‘Baby Shark’ song, and blow kisses. Get swept up in a wave of fun!
Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go MowerAges 18m-5
Your little gardener will love following daddy or mommy around with this pretend mower. Little ones will love pulling the cord to start the mower as it makes realistic vrooming noises. The coolest part? All the sounds are mechanical so there are no batteries required. Too bad it can’t really cut the grass.
Learning Resources Fresh Picked Fruit And Veggie ToteAges 2+
I know, I know … mother always said never to play with your food. But this is different. This is play food fun for everyone and it inspires communication and social development. This 16-piece set is designed specifically for little hands so they can easily grasp the various fruits and veggies. An included durable canvas tote allows for storage and grocery shopping.
LeapFrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket Ages 6m-4
It’s time to go on a picnic adventure. Baby will have so much fun with this adorable set. It includes everything you need, including food items, 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 cups, and more. It’s a 15-piece picnic set. It’s great for pretend play, learning shapes, matching and colors, and building fine motor skills for your little one.
Green Toys Tea SetAges 2-10
Young boys will have amazing fun with this fantastic tea set from Green Toys. This playset includes a complete tea set: teapot with lid, sugar bowl with lid, creamer, four cups, saucers, and teaspoons. The set is made from 100% recycled materials and meets FDA food contact standards. Kids will have fun playing tea party with their friends and family … and it doesn’t just have to be make-believe.
Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping CartAges 3-6
If somebody gave you a shopping cart, you probably won’t get excited. Give your 2 year old boy a shopping cart and suddenly it is the best thing in the world. This one from Melissa & Doug looks so realistic that he can actually “help” you do the shopping. It’s perfect for taking to the grocery store. It’s even got a little area where he can take his little buddy along for the ride.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Coffee Maker Set Ages 3-5
It’s no secret that 2 year olds love playing kitchen. Little ones love imitating what their parents do in the kitchen. Melissa & Doug makes a wonderful line of high quality wooden kitchen appliance toys that let him use his imagination. He will love “making” coffee for mommy or daddy in the morning with this fun playset.
Battat Vet Kit ClinicAges 2-8
Does he dream of having his own puppy? Your little veterinarian will love taking care of this Dalmatian puppy that comes in its own carrier. It’s a great toy encouraging role play. While it is fun to play with the 15 tools, 2 year old boys will love taking this puppy everywhere.
Little People Farm Animal FriendsAges 1-5
Take your kids on a farm adventure with Little People Farm Animal Friends. The set includes8 farm animals. Kids can play with a llama, chicken, cow, goat, horse, pig, sheep and dog. It’s great for inspiring imaginative play and storytelling.
Melissa & Doug Take-Along Tool KitAges 3-5
There is a construction party over here! 2 year olds love having their own tools. Now your 2 year old can have his own tool box. There’s a screwdriver, saw, wrench, ruler, and hammer. What would tools be without nails, screws, and bolts? It’s got those too. Kids will love hitting the wooden nails with the hammer over and over.
How is your future cook going to cook pretend meals? He could use his hands but that wouldn’t be sanitary. These scaled down versions of utensils are the perfect gift. Not only do they look extremely realistic, you can even throw them in the dishwasher since they are food and dishwasher safe. The only problem? You might actually fool somebody into thinking that they are actually real. That’s good for some real laughs.
Green Toys Dish SetAges 2-10
Made in the USA, Green Toys makes fabulous pretend play toys for kids. All of its toys are made of recycled milk jugs. This dish set contains everything he needs to serve pretend dinner including the silverware. The coolest part? Because its environmentally friendly and contains no BPA , your child can actually eat out them.
Step2 Little Helpers Kids Shopping CartAges 2-6
While this shopping cart doesn’t look as real as the Melissa & Doug one, he will still love pushing it everywhere with his toys inside. It’s a fabulous push toy. Little Tikes and Step2 make several plastic shopping carts that are so adorable. His little animals can ride along in the shopping cart.
Learning Resources Dinner BasketAges 2-10
Hey mom, dinner is ready. This fun basket comes with highly realistic finger foods made out of rubber. There’s chicken, veggies, and even a glass of milk. It’s a great toy for teaching him the basic food groups. He will love pretending to chew them. He might even ask you to take a bite. Don’t!
Learning Resources New Sprouts Munch It!, 20-PcsAges 2-6
This realistic looking play food is sure to inspire endless creative storytelling adventures. The food looks so delicious, you could almost eat it. This 20-piece set from Learning Resources delivers crush-proof toys that will last. The best part? Not only do they look super delicious, but they’re perfect for your little one’s hands.
Learning Resources New Sprouts Bushel of VeggiesAges 2-10
Didn’t your mom teach you to eat your veggies? Well, now you can have a bushel of fun with this realistic bushel of veggies. It’s great for teaching good eating habits during early childhood. This set includes 9 pieces along with the bushel basket.
Melissa & Doug Mickey Mouse & Friends Hand PuppetsAges 2-5
Does he love Disney characters? Inspire his creativity and imagination with these fun plush Disney puppets. This 4-pack set includes Disney favorites: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald. What’s great? These can even fit adult hands so you can play along with your son.
Elf on the ShelfAges 3-12
For many households, this little Elf has become a tradition. It comes with a little book that illustrates the story. Apparently, every night the little Elf disappears to the North Pole to report to Santa. In the morning, the Elf returns to a new place. The twist? Every night you move the Elf. It’s fun coming up with new places for the Elf to appear.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Puppet TheaterAges 18m+
Transform your house into a magical Puppet Theater! The Doorway Puppet Theater is an award-winning toy from Melissa & Doug. The Puppet Theater features a fantastic castle scene with curtains that can be pulled back to enjoy the show. Wonderful set for inspiring creative play! Now all you need are the puppets and your imagination to put on a spectacular show.
Peppa Pig Figure Royal Family, 4-PkAges 2+
Peppa Pig is one of the most popular shows on television for toddlers. Made of rubber, these little action figures based on the show are super cute and the perfect size for little hands to play with. Your little one will love moving their heads, arms, and legs to pose them. Plus, they are the perfect cake toppers. Dressed in Royal Family attire, this is a must-have for any Peppa Pig fan.
Basic Fun Fisher-Price Classics Retro Cash RegisterAges 2+
Ching! Ching! Who doesn’t love playing with coins? 2 year olds will spend hours placing the coins in the slots of this colorful classic cash register. Who needs cash? Just like mommy, kids will love dropping the coins into the cash register. The best part? There are no batteries required.
LeapFrog Number Lovin’ OvenAges 2-5
Time to get the oven. Mommy and daddy have an oven so naturally 2 year olds want their own oven. This cute little oven bakes up some math fun, teaching early counting skills like numbers and even fractions through fun catchy songs. There is so much fun stuff on the menu like a 4 piece pizza, bread, cupcakes, and eggs. It’s a recipe for fun.
Snowtime Anytime Indoor Snowball FightAges 3+
Who said you need snow to have a snow ball fight? Made out of fabric, these faux snowballs are just as fun. The coolest part? You can even have an indoor snowball fight. Christmas morning just got a whole lot more fun. Your 2 year old can have his first snowball fight.
LeapFrog Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ GrillAges 2+
The Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill from LeapFrog features fun play features like pretend temperature controls, a rotisserie, and 16 play accessories to spark your child’s imagination and creativity. When food pieces are added to the skewer, the grill will instantly recognize each piece — introducing kids to food and colors. In addition to teaching numbers 1-10, it features fun grill lighting effects and engaging sounds to enhance play. Get ready to cook up some delicious learning fun!
Hape ToasterAges 3-5
Breakfast is ready! Hape makes a cool assortment of wooden kitchen appliances that are great for kitchen play. We love this pretend toaster. It comes with pretend toast that kids will love putting in the pretend toaster. The coolest part? Kids can actually “toast” the pretend toast thanks to the spring inside. There is even pretend butter to spread on the toast!
Cabbage Patch Kids 9″ Lil’ Surprise RevealAges 2+
Who doesn’t love a good surprise? Will you find a girl or a boy? It’s a surprise! An exciting gender reveal surprise await with the CPK 9″ Lil’ Surprise Reveals. Open the removable swaddle to reveal either a pink or blue heart with creator Xavier Robert’s signature. In addition to enhancing your play experience, the hidden bottle in blue or pink tips you off as to its gender. Then you can love, hug, and care for your new cuddly baby. What’s cool? A birth certificate personalizes the experience and makes it feel more authentic. Nurture, love and care for your bundle of joy!
Hanta Janss Santa SackAges 3+
What better way to convince him that Santa is real than with a Santa sack. Made out of cotton, you can put all his gifts inside. When he wakes up on Christmas morning, he will get so excited to see the sack. Just tell your 2 year old to leave milk and cookies out for “Santa” the night before.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding BenchAges 2-4
Your little toolman will love playing with this pretend tool set from Melissa & Dough. 2 year old boys will love the hammer that can be used to pound the pegs over and over. He will love fixing things just like mommy and daddy.
Fisher-Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm SetAges 1-5
There is no better way to learn about animals than heading to the farm. Your little farmer will love playing with all the animals on this colorful farm play set. There’s a cow, chicken, pig, and horse. The coolest part? The animals come to life with fun sound effects when you press the discovery button.
Peppa Pig’s Deluxe House Ages 2+
Peppa Pig fans will love this Deluxe House playset based on the show. The house features a bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom and three articulated figures – Peppa, George and Suzy. Kids will have fun adding the 15 play pieces to decorate the house and bring it to life! It’s perfect for Peppa Pig lovers.
Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers HomeAges 1-5
With chunky characters, the Little People line is perfect for smaller kids. This house incredibly cool. It comes in several different variations. We love that it comes with a boy, girl, and pet dog. There are many buttons and interactive features. The best part? The toy encourages politeness, teamwork, and manners through its fun dialogue. He is going to love inviting all of his toys over to play in the house. The best part? It folds up, making it easy to store.
Step2 Best Chef’s Toy Kitchen PlaysetAges 2-5
Meet the dream kitchen for kids! Measuring just under 3-feet tall and 3-feet wide, this elegant looking toy kitchen from Step2 looks so good that mommy and daddy will wish that their kitchen looked as nice. Like most toy kitchens, the hardest part is building it.
Battat Big Red Barn Animal Farm PlaysetAges 18m-8
Welcome to Battat’s Big Red Barn Animal Farm! Your toddler will be inspired to create his own barn adventures with this classic set from Battat. The barn has plenty of fun play features inside with windows, doors that open, and a second level. It comes complete with a barn, farmer, cow, sheep, horse, and pig. A convenient handle allows for easy transport. What will your adventures look like?
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Servin’ Up Fun Food TruckAges 18m-3
Who needs a kitchen play set? If you are looking for that “Big Santa gift,” this is it. With this Food Truck play set, he can play “kitchen” and “drive.” There are a ton of different foods to prepare. He will prepare tacos, hamburgers, pizza, and smoothies for everybody. There is even a cash register for ringing up purchases. The cool part? The trash bin is actually a nifty shape sorter. It’s a toy that feeds the imagination.
Fisher-Price Little People Noah’s ArkAges 1-4
Your 2 year old will love playing out adventures with Noah and the animals with this fun playset from Fisher-Price. The complete set includes nine figures and Noah’s Ark. Relive this classic story in a fun way while inspiring your child’s imagination.
Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Advent CalendarAges 1-5
Your little one can celebrate the holidays in style with the Little People Nativity Advent Calendar. This set includes 25 play pieces, which include Little People characters and other pieces. Discover a new surprise every day leading up to Christmas. The pieces are perfectly sized for your little one’s hands.
Fisher-Price Little People A Christmas StoryAges 1-3
Now your 2 year old can act out the entire Christmas story with this fun play set that recreates the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s just like Mommy and Daddy’s manger set but it is built for children to play with. All of the Little People characters are bulky, which makes it easy for your two year old to grab and play with.
VTech Paw Patrol Rescue DriverAges 2-5
Fans of Paw Patrol will love this little steering wheel that allows them the drive their own make-believe rescue ATV. He will love pressing the buttons and moving the handle, pretending to drive around and go on rescue missions.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Park and Learn Deluxe GarageAges 1-5
Kids’ imaginations will soar to new heights with the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Park and Learn Deluxe Garage set. It’s packed with interactive features like phrases, music, and sound effects to enhance your play experience. What’s cool? The elevator actually functions. Kids will enjoy playing out all sorts of adventures with this super fun garage from VTech.
Little kids can get a smart home of their own. Like other Laugh & Learn products, it is designed to grow with your child. As babies crawl though the door, they enter a world of learning. There are so many different activities for baby to explore. Not only can they play pretend kitchen, but babies will learn numbers, shapes, weather, and more. The pretend fridge is actually a cleverly designed shape sorter. It’s just like Mommy and Daddy’s smart home.
Fisher-Price Little People Advent CalendarAges 1-5
2 year old boys will love counting down the days to Christmas with this holiday themed Little People set. Watch as his eyes light up every day. It’s like Christmas . . . every day. Inside there are 24 fun surprises featuring everything from Santa Clause to Christmas themed goodies. All of the chunky characters and pieces inside are designed for growing little hands.
Step2 Grand Walk-in Kitchen and GrillAges 2-8
Step 2 makes great kitchen playsets. If you are looking for that big Santa gift for your 2 year old boy, this kitchen playset is the perfect gift. Made out of plastic, it’s like a playroom that kids can walk around. It’s got everything a real kitchen has including a grill, oven, stovetop, and more. The sound effects bring everything to life as kids are preparing pretend food. The best part? It comes with a ton of accessories.
Little People Share & Care Safari PlaysetAges 2-5
Welcome to the Little People Happy Animals Habitat. It’s an interactive playset featuring voices and sounds that bring the set to life. Kids can zip over and pay your animal friends a visit. You can check out the rainforest where the weather changes really quickly. It turns purple and a storm begins. The animals can take shelter and you can take the hippo on an adventure through the lagoon. Other cool surprises include drop-through play and peek-a-boo play. The panda plays a really cute song when he’s discovered. The parrot is looking out from above. And there’s 360-degrees of play with decks, beds and places to eat. There’s even a bridge for the parrot to take a peek down below. So lots of exciting ways for kids to learn and play.
Little Tikes Stem Jr. Wonder Lab ToyAges 2-5
It’s never too early to get your child interested in science. Get your 2 year old excited with his own laboratory with the Little Tikes Wonder Lab. With 20 experiments, there is so much to explore including a bubbly beaker and ball drop. The coolest part? It comes with colorful experiment cards that make it simple for kids to do the experiments. All he needs is a lab coat and he will love playing a scientist.
Step2 Heart of The Home KitchenAges 2-8
Made out of plastic, this Kitchen from Step 2 is designed after a real kitchen. Your 2 year old will love role playing and cooking just like mommy and daddy. We like that this one can be personalized by putting your child’s photo in the frame. The stove top makes realistic cooking sounds, pretending to cook food. With 41 plastic accessories, it comes with a few pieces of food and dinnerware.
Hape Country Critters Wooden CubeAges 1-6
Every 2 year old boy needs an activity center. You won’t find any stimulating lights and sounds here. It’s good old fashioned play. Your little guy will love exploring each side of this wooden cube from Hape as he develops fine motor, sorting, and problem solving skills. He will love spinning the various critters and beads, banging the pegs, and so much more.
The Go! Go! Smart Wheels Choo-Choo Train playset is an entertaining playset for kiddos. First, kids will build the track and then move their train on the track. The track features a lift-up gate and switching system for added fun! The train teaches kids the letter ‘T’ and the set features music, sounds, and phrases to maintain the fun. For extra fun, you can connect this set with the Train Station playset.
Choo! Choo! Gear up for fun adventures with Mickey in Go! Go! Smart Wheels Mickey Choo-Choo. Pass over 5 Smart Point locations on the track to activate over 40 fun phrases, songs, and sounds. Press Mickey to hear fun phrases. Kids will love revealing the fun peek-a-boo scene. The coolest part? Kids can combine this set with other Go! Go! Smart Wheels sets to expand the fun.
EverEarth Jr. Ramp RacerAges 18m+
Start your engines and get ready for some ramp riding thrills! This quality 4-level wooden ramp set includes 4 wooden race cars that race down the track. Start ’em at the top and watch ’em race down the track. So much fun! The best part? The fun never gets old. Once you reach the end of the track, your toddler will love racing it again and again!
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Food TruckAges 2-5
Little ones can run their own food truck and kitchen with the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Food Truck. Serve up delicious hot dogs and ice cream. Cool play features include a working bell, steering wheel, horn, play soda fountain, oven, microwave, fridge, and more. Kids will have endless fun while sparking their imaginations.
Peppa Pig Lights and Sounds Family Home PlaysetAges 2+
Experience the lights, sounds, and phrases of this massive 22-inch Peppa Pig Lights ‘N’ Sounds Family home. This four-story house is beautifully detailed and cheerful with four levels of fun and 7 rooms sure to encourage endless imaginative play. Fans of the show will be astounded by this larger than life playhouse and will love decorating the home with 15 accessories.
Step2 My First Christmas TreeAges 18m-5
Now little ones can decorate a Christmas Tree of their own with this one from Step2. It’s sure to make the holidays merrier. This play Christmas Tree comes complete with accessories and a cute mini train. The best part? There are no ornaments to break –it’s completely safe for kids. Ring in the holidays in style.
PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Advent Calendar – Christmas in the Forest (9391) Ages 18m+
Santa has come to pay a visit to the forest animals. With Advent Calendar — Christmas in the Forest, kids can unbox 24 fun surprises each day leading up to Christmas. After revealing everything, discover wintry forest full of adorable animals. This complete set includes a backdrop, Santa, 3 additional figures, sleigh, reindeer, gifts, forest tree, owl, deer, fox, rabbits, and more to enhance the fun.
Dress Up Costumes For 2 Year Old Boys
2 year old boys love playing dress up. Your 2 year old boy will love pretending to be his favorite character with these gifts.
Aeromax Jr. Astronaut SuitAges 3+
Does he love space? He will be lost in outer space with this cool astronaut costume from Aeromax. With realistic details including the NASA logo, this looks exactly like something that an astronaut would wear. The straps around the ankles ensure a good fit.
Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play CostumeAges 3-6
He will be to put out the biggest fires with this cool role playing costume from Melissa & Doug. It comes with everything he needs to get suited up including the helmet and jacket. It even comes with cool accessories like a fire extinguisher and working bullhorn. Fires don’t stand a chance.
Melissa & Doug Doctor Role Play CostumeAges 3-6
Who knew that a 2 year old boy can become a doctor? Now he can with this fun costume from Melissa & Doug. The costume comes with an adorable jacket and several play tools including a beating stethoscope. Don’t worry if you need a surgery, you are in good hands.
Melissa & Doug Police Officer Role Play CostumeAges 3-6
When a crime is committed, don’t call 9-11. Call your son! With this police costume, he can fight crime. Like other Melissa & Doug costumes, it comes with a whole bunch of cool accessories like a whistle and hand cuffs. Just don’t speed or go through traffic light, otherwise he might arrest you.
Melissa & Doug Chef Role Play CostumeAges 3-6
Next time he plays house, he will love getting dressed in his Chef costume. Melissa & Doug makes high quality dress up costumes and this costume is no different. How is he going to help in the kitchen with no utensils? In addition to the costume, it comes with fun accessories including oven mitts and a spatula.
Catboy Classic Toddler PJ Masks CostumeAges 2-3
Spark your little superhero’s imagination and creativity with this awesome Catboy PJ Mask Costume for toddlers. Other PJ Masks costumes are also available. The jumpsuit will make him look straight out of the show. He’ll love going on his own little superhero adventures.
Fun Vehicles For 2 Year Old Boys
Dr. Eric Maisel says young boys love anything with wheels. Here are some excellent gifts for a 2 year old boy who loves to race and crash his toys.
Tonka Classic Steel Mighty Dump TruckAges 3+
Who doesn’t remember their first Tonka Truck? These classic toys last forever. Kids will freak out when they see this Tonka dump truck. Made out of steel and plastic, this ruggedly built truck is strong enough to go through just about any type of abuse or adventure. Kids will love playing, banging, dumping, and crashing it all over the house.
VTech Drop & Go Dump TruckAges 6m-3
Even 2 year olds appreciate a good set of wheels. Truck lovers will love this dump truck from VTech. He will love pressing all the buttons to activate the lights and sounds. This dump truck comes with “rocks,” which are actually little colorful balls. Little ones will love putting the balls in the back of the dump truck by pushing the balls in the hole in the top of the truck. The fun part? Dumping them out and doing it all over.
John Deere Sandbox Vehicle, 2-PkAges 18m-3
Is he obsessed with trucks? Does he love playing in the sand? Then he will love this John Deere dump truck and tractor set. These vehicles are perfect for taking outside to the beach, park, or sandbox. The vehicles are not too big or small. Each of the vehicles is about 6 inches and the perfect size for small hands to maneuver around.
Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together AirplaneAges 1-5
We love the Little People Travel Together Airplane because it promotes themes of friendship and being kind. Over 30 interactive songs, sounds, and phrases teach kids about colors, opposites, greetings and more. It’s also fantastic for inspiring your little one’s imagination.
Green Toys Fire TruckAges 1+
Want to put of fires? Little firefighters will love putting out pretend fires with this Fire Truck made out earth friendly recycled plastic. For 2 year olds, this is a very nice sized vehicle. It’s big, bright, and it rolls. There is even a little ladder for rescuing kittens or people out of tall buildings. Built to last forever, this fire engine is ready to go on any adventure your son takes it on no matter how dangerous it is. Green Toys makes other great vehicles too.
Little People Take Turns Spiral SkywayAges 18m-5
Start your engines and get ready for thrilling racing action with the Little People Take Turns Spiral Skyway! The Spiral Skyway delivers 3-feet of fun with an exciting winding race track and interactive sounds. It’s the tallest Spiral Skyway track ever.
Liberty Imports Cartoon R/C Race Car Radio Ages 18m+
Whoa! Who wouldn’t want their first remote controlled car? The controls on this colorful cartoony remote controlled car are super simple with only the ability to go forward and backward, but that’s all a 2 year old really needs to have fun. What boy wouldn’t love this?
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Wood ThomasAges 2-6
Thomas fans will enjoy this realistic model of Thomas the Train from the show made from sustainably-sourced wood. Young boys can push Thomas along and take it on incredible railway adventures. The set is brightly colored and it can attach to a cargo car with its magnetic connector.
Green Toys Dump TruckAges 1-10
Made in the USA, Green toys makes great durable toys using environmentally friendly plastic. Available in two colors, this sturdy plastic dump truck is fun to push around everywhere. Girls will love putting stuff in and dumping it out. Green Toys also makes other fantastic vehicles including a fire truck, helicopter, rocket, and more.
Green Toys AirplaneAges 1-10
Does he love airplanes? Made with recycled non toxic plastic, Green Toys is known for their high quality vehicle toys. This airplane is no different. He is going to love flying it around the room. With a beautiful design, this 8 inch airplane is designed to last through all the twists, turns, and corkscrews. It’s offered in 3 different colors so you can get it in his favorite color.
Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies All About RacingAges 18m-5
Does he love cars? While he may be a little too young for Hot Wheels cars, these Little Wheelies cars are perfect for 2 year olds. With a stocky build, the car is attached to the driver and there are no small parts that could come loose if he puts it in his mouth. Available in a variety of packs, we like that you can get all sorts of drivers. The best part? These cars are compatible with any of the Little People Wheelies tracks.
Peppa Pig’s Lights & Sounds Family Fun CarAges 0+
Get ready for exciting adventures with Peppa Pig and family! Bring your Peppa adventures to life with Peppa Pig’s Lights & Sounds Family Fun Car. Not only does it feature working headlights, but it also plays fun tunes and phrases inspired by the hit show. Watch it bobble to fun Peppa tunes. Seating four Peppa Pig figures, the Family Fun Car includes Peppa Pig and Daddy Pig figures to bring your adventures to life. Press the trunk button and watch it race away into adventure with its headlights turned on. There’s no adventure too big or small for Peppa fans.
Hape Walk-A-Long Puppy Wooden Pull ToyAges 1-3
Hape makes beautifully animated pull toys. 2 year olds will love chasing after this adorable wooden puppy from Hape. This puppy has learned a trick or two and loves showing off his skills. He can wag his tail and can even sit. It’s like a puppet on wheels and silly simple fun.
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Car LoaderAges 3-6
We love this old fashioned wooden truck from Melissa & Doug. Everything is made out of wood. He will love counting and sorting the numbered cars. The truck even has a cool crane on it. The crane does have a magnet in it but is perfectly secured. It can be used to pick up the cars and is great for building eye hand coordination.
BRIO My First Railway Beginner Pack Train SetAges 18m-4
Who wouldn’t want their very first wooden train set? With just the right amount of train cars and track pieces, this one from Brio is perfect for 2 year olds because it is easy to put together. As he gets older, he will love arranging and adding to the track.
Get ready for exciting missions in Adventure Bay with this 3-Pack Paw Patrol vehicle set. The set includes favorites like Chase, Marshall, and Sky in their respective Paw Patrol Rescue Racer vehicles. They’re great for inspiring creative play and kids will have endless fun. Who’s ready to save the day?!
Paw Patrol Chase’s Spy Cruiser, Vehicle and FigureAges 3-5
Paw Patrol fans will love recreating their favorite moments from the show or acting out their own adventures in Adventure Bay with Chase’s Spy Cruiser. This set includes one vehicle and figure to bring the action to life. Watch his imagination go into overdrive. Are you ready to save the day?
Fisher-Price Disney Mickey & the Roadster Racers, Hot Rod Vehicles, 10 PackAges 3-7
Here’s a fun gift idea for the Disney fan! From Fisher-Price, it’s the Disney Mickey & The Roadster Racers die-cast vehicles. You get 10 awesome replica vehicles of the racers from the popular TV show. The level of detailing on both the cars and characters is simply incredible. Who’s going to win the racing competition? Kids will have fun creating their own adventures.
VTech Pull and Learn Car Carrier Pull ToyAges 1-3
With plenty of learning activities, this preschool vehicle from VTech has so many interactive features. It comes with 1 car and one large truck. The truck has a ramp on it that can be raised and lowered to load the car onto the truck. Like other Vtech toys, there are plenty of buttons and sounds for little ones to explore.
Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle PlaysetAges 2-8
3-2-1, we have ignition. Blast off into outer space. This Green Toys Rocket is a great vehicle playset featuring a rocket and two astronauts. Where will their adventures in space take them? It’s all up to your child’s imagination and creativity. This Green Toy is made from recycled plastic. Blast off into amazing adventures!
Paw Patrol Mission Paw Air PatrollerAges 3-5
Whoa! Look at the size of this Air Patroller! Is he obsessed with Paw Patrol? If you are looking for the big Santa gift or birthday gift, this massive vehicle is the perfect gift. If he already owns a few of the pups, it can transport two Paw Patrol characters inside. The coolest part? The handle and lights and sounds bring your rescue missions to life.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Revved Up RacewayAges 1-5
Ready to rev up the fun? Meet the new Revved Up Raceway, the newest member of the Go! Go! Smart Wheels family! Packed with insane stunts like a 360-degree loop and jump ramp, Revved Up Raceway delivers amazing thrills like never before. Like other Go! Go! Smart Wheels sets, it features SmartPoint technology — responding with fun sounds, phrases, and songs to enhance your play experience. The coolest part? Connect it to the Revved Up Stunt Spiral set for a whole new level of excitement.
Top Learning Toys For 2 Year Olds
Dr. Eric Klopfer, a learning expert, encourages parents to select learning toys for 2 year olds that will engage children through technology because these toys help impact their interests and brain development. Here are the best learning toys for toddlers who are 2.
Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor HedgehogAges 18m+
Designed to work on fine motor skills, Spike is a fun colorful pal that helps 1 year olds count and learn about color. It has 12 colorful quills on its back that can be removed and put back. It’s the perfect way to for him to strengthen the small muscles in his hands while working on counting, sorting, and color recognition. The best part? When you are done, the quills can be stored inside his shell.
VTech Pull and Sing PuppyAges 6m-3
This little playful pup is ready for adventure. In addition to following you around, it offers sound and music effects to entertain your child. Kids will learn numbers, colors, body parts and more and have fun adventures with their new friendly companion.
LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words BookAges 18m-4
The Learning Friends 100 Words Book is a valuable and interactive tool for your toddler. Simply touch any of the word and image pairs and it sounds it out for your child. Kids will have fun while building their vocabulary. There’s even an option to toggle between English and Spanish. Now that’s a brilliant idea!
The Smart Stages Piggy Bank is no ordinary piggy bank. It can store all your coins plus it features learning content that grows with your child! This fun piggy sings over 40 songs, tunes, and phrases. The set includes 10 colorful coins that teach numbers and animals. It’s never too early to learn to save.
Sesame Street Elmo’s On the Go LettersAges 2-4
What better way to learn the alphabet than with the gang from Sesame Street? These plastic letters come in a convenient plastic case. Inside the case, there are slots for all of the alphabets. Behind each letter is a character or item from Sesame Street that starts with that letter. It is the perfect gift for a 2 year old who is learning his alphabet.
VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk DeluxeAges 2-5
Your 2 year old will love working in his own desk. This electronic desk from VTech does everything. There is even a flip up easel. The coolest pat? It’s got an interactive desktop on it with all sorts of learning features. It comes with 5 different activity mats that unlock everything from a piano to learning the ABCs. You can even buy additional mats to unlock even more learning features.
LeapFrog Fridge PhonicsAges 2+
You won’t be able to believe how quickly kids pick up the alphabet with this toy. The LeapFrog Fridge Phonic Magnetic Letters is a fun way to introduce 2 year olds to the alphabet. Kids can place one of the letter tiles in the school bus window to hear a song and the sound of each letter. Leapfrog has a similar product for learning numbers.
VTech Musical Rhymes BookAges 6m-3
The Rhyme and Discover book features six classic nursery rhymes. Children can enjoy the colorful illustrations while singing to their favorite nursery rhymes. Kids will learn about animals through classic stories. The music is fun and cute and it encourages development through rhymes and music.
We love that the Laugh & Learn 3-in-1 Smart Car grows with your child from a walker to bouncer to ride-on. It ignites your child’s imagination with a ton of interactive features like a working steering wheel, horn, radio, and more. Lights, songs, and sounds help create an immersive experience.
My First Brain Quest, 4th Edition: 350 Questions to Build Your Toddlers Word SkillsAges 2-3
Looking to develop your 2 year old’s vocabulary? Recommended by educators, My First Brain Quest presents 350 questions and their corresponding answers to help you achieve your goal. This product delivers and it’s great for language development. It gets kids talking and creating sentences. It’s fun to be smart.
LeapFrog My First Learning TabletAges 1+
Babies and toddlers can have their very own tablet with My First Learning Tablet. Through 25 pretend apps and activities and over 20 songs and melodies, this toy introduces little kids to numbers, shapes, colors, and more. It features a touch-sensitive light-up screen and kids can even swipe on-screen. Touch an activity icon to choose an activity to play or hear phrases, music, and sound effects, depending on the mode. There are 3 modes of play: Explore, Learn and Music. The 5 dock icons introduce kids to more phrases and sounds about greetings, time concepts, pretend play, and music. This is a cute toy that helps little ones feel big with a tablet all their own. They’ll love swiping on the screen and tapping the icons just like Mom and Dad. The lights and fun sounds make the learning play fun and engaging.
Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden AbacusAges 2-4
Constructed out of wood, this classic toy from Melissa & Doug makes a great first calculator. 2 year olds will love pushing back and forth the colorful beads for counting. It’s a great way to introduce toddlers to basic math concepts like addition and subtraction.
LeapFrog Learn and Groove Musical Table Activity CenterAges 6m-3
Little ones will have a blast playing with this musical table from LeapPad. There are 2 modes of play. You simply turn the page to switch between learning and music mode. In learning mode, each of the instruments will introduce kids to numbers, colors, shapes, and more. When you switch it to music mode, it becomes a little symphony of instruments for little ones. There is a piano and even drums. We like that it can sit on the floor and the legs can be attached.
Melissa & Doug Stack and Sort Board Ages 2-4
Can he put 4 blue squares on the blue pole? This classic stacking toy is such a versatile toy. Kids simply have to move the colored shapes on the colored poles. As kids move the various shapes on the poles, they are learning about shapes, colors, sorting, stacking, counting and more. The best part? As he is learning, his little fingers are getting exercise.
Basic Fun Fisher-Price Classics Retro Chatter PhoneAges 1+
Ring! Ring! Kids will have a blast learning to dial their friend’s phone numbers and engage in fun, imaginative play with the classic Chatter Phone from Fisher-Price. Along the way they’ll build social and communication skills. What’s cool? Kids can pull him along on their adventures, so your buddy will never be too far.
Sesame Street Let’s Dance ElmoAges 18m+
Let’s Dance Elmo loves nothing more than to get your child movin’ and groovin’ to different songs. There’s three different remixes. Press the rainbow to learn about colors and Elmo’s heart lights up different colors to reinforce learning. The paw print teaches kids about different animals. So, for instance, he’ll say ‘Let’s hop like a kangaroo’ to get kids moving around. Since the headset doubles as a handle, kids can take their buddy with them.
Melissa & Doug Disney Mickey Mouse Wooden Character Magnets, 20-pcsAges 2-5
Who doesn’t love Mickey and friends? Now kids can learn and have fun with Mickey and friends with this Disney character set. It’s perfect for developing fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, matching and sorting skills. Plus, they stick to the fridge and other magnetic surfaces, so kids can have fun just about anywhere. It’s a must-have for any Disney fan.
VTech Spin & Learn Color FlashlightAges 1-3
This is no ordinary flashlight, as it shines a light on learning. The Spin & Learn Color Flashlight lights up like a regular flashlight, but it also teaches children important concepts like opposites, letters, colors, and animals. Kids will have fun learning and adventuring with this fun flashlight.
School Smart Stepping Buckets Balance Builders
At first, the idea of 6 buckets strung together by a rope doesn’t seem fun, but this is a great toy for gross motor development and balance. You can place the buckets close together so your child can easily cross them by walking across them. As she gets more skilled, you can place the buckets further apart. Kids will love using the buckets as part of an obstacle course.
Melissa & Doug Nesting and Sorting Garages and CarsAges 2-4
The Nesting and Sorting Garages and Cars set is a fun set for toddlers’ learning development. Kids can learn important concepts, such as color, size, numbers, counting, and more. What’s cool is that the garages and cars can be stacked and the set encourages creative play.
Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves SlothAges 1+
Designed for babies 9 months and older, the Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth develops baby’s gross motor skills through music and motion. Access learning content, music, games, and phrases with buttons on its feet. To encourage baby to get up and active, it plays music, moves its head, and claps it hands. Its soft arms enable tactile learning for baby. What’s cool? Combine with other Linkimals toys to create a synchronized light show to dazzle baby and help them learn better. Get ready for some movin’ and groovin’ fun!
Fisher-Price Little People Share & Care SafariAges 1-5
Welcome to the Little People Share & Care Safari. It’s an interactive playset featuring voices and sounds that bring the set to life. Kids can zip over and pay their animal friends a visit. You can check out the rainforest where the weather changes really quickly. It turns purple and a storm begins. The animals can take shelter and you can take the hippo on an adventure through the lagoon. Other cool surprises include drop-through play and peek-a-boo play. The panda plays a really cute song when he’s discovered. The parrot is looking out from above. And there’s 360-degrees of play with decks, beds and places to eat. There’s even a bridge for the parrot to take a peek down below. So lots of exciting ways for kids to learn and play.
LeapFrog Letter Band Phonics JamAges 2-5
Here’s a fun twist on the classic alphabet board from LeapFrog. Press the different buttons to hear the different letter sounds. The fun addition? Music. There are light up buttons on the bottom that activate different modes including our favorite mode: Jukebox mode. In this mode, the letters will actually sing.
VTech Touch and Teach Elephant BookAges 1-3
Designed for kids ages 1 – 3, the Touch and Teach Elephant book is interactive and educational. Kids will learn letters, shapes, and more. Learn about animals, numbers, and hear piano sounds. The book also features 150 songs, melodies, and sounds to entertain your child. A built-in question button tests your child’s reading comprehension.
VTech Mix & Match-a-SaurusAges 1+
Explore socio-emotional and age-appropriate coding skills with the Mix & Match-a-Saurus. It’s all about learning and discovery through play. Kids can interchange 9 different ‘coding’ tiles that determine the dinosaur’s songs, mood, and interactions. With so many different possibilities, what will you make your dino do?
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Pull & Play Learning WagonAges 2+
The Laugh & Learn Pull & Play Learning Wagon lets kids take their puppy for a joy ride while learning colors, numbers, letters, shapes, and more. Whether you choose to sit up and use the wagon or walk and pull the wagon, it’s great for your child’s gross motor development. We especially love that with Smart Stages tech, the toy grows with your child. As you pull the wagon along, you’re rewarded with lovely music and sounds. Keep your toddler busy with a wide range of activities: bat, press, rattle, and musical keys that play songs, sounds, and phrases. It’s the ultimate activity station on wheels!
LeapFrog AlphaPupAges 1-3
The AlphaPup makes learning fun for kids. It will teach kids letters and words and builds phonics and vocabulary. 2 year olds can pull their dog to take it on a walk. Kids can even sing along to three learning songs.
LeapFrog Butterfly Counting PalAges 2-3
Learn through music with the Butterfly Counting Pal from LeapFrog. Since you can easily secure to car seats and strollers, take the learning fun on the go! Designed for birth and up, your pal teaches numbers, counting, colors, and music. The butterfly’s wing produces a dazzling rainbow lightshow to introduce baby to colors, while the textures, lights, and dangling toys develop sensory awareness. The best part? With 5 classic songs and up to 10 minutes of soothing music, baby will be in dreamland in no time.
Blue’s Clues & You Skidoo into ABCs BookAges 2-5
Go on a skiddo scavenger hunt to find words and letters like the show. Fans will explore a farm, present store, haunted house, and more. Press the lighted buttons to hear letter names, letter sounds, and the names of things in different locations.
Peppa Pig Learning WatchAges 2-6
Available in blue and pink, the Peppa Pig Learning Watch lets kids learn important time concepts. The watch features 8 different Peppa Pig clock faces. With a cuckoo clock, alarm, timer, and stopwatch, it’s perfect for building early habits.
Pedro the Fine Motor PeacockAges 18m+
Little ones can build fine motor skills with Pedro the Fine Motor Peacock. In addition to learning colors and numbers, toddlers will develop hand strength, coordination, and fine motor skills.
Dimpl DigitsAges 1+
With Dimpl Digits, it’s as simple as push, pop, and learn! Kids will learn the numbers 1-10 along with the corresponding English word. On the opposite side, it’s in Spanish. In addition to bilingual learning, it’s great for developing sensory learning and fine motor skills as well as learning numbers, counting, and reading.
The First Years Stack Up CupsAges 6m+
Free of BPA, lead or phthalates, these 8 brightly colored stacking cups will stimulate baby’s senses. Stack them, engage in fun water play, or hide things underneath. They’re perfect for stacking and nesting, counting, and color recognition.
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning WalkerAges 9m-3
The American Academy of Pediatric doesn’t actually recommend walkers because they can cause injuries if your child trips. If you really want a walker, go with this VTech Walker. This learning walker is a complete interactive learning center for babies. There’s plenty to see and do here — from spinning rollers and shape sorters to songs, music, and more! It even has a pretend telephone for role-playing fun.
For The 2 Year Old Adventurer
So he loves going outdoors? Here are great gift ideas for 2 year old boys who love a great sense of adventure.
Little Tikes First SlideAges 18m-4
You might not need to go to the park with this slide. With a 3-foot long slide, it is the perfect height for adventurous 2 year olds. It’s not too tall but it’s tall enough to be fun. It has a longer sliding surface and more room to climb. The extended high side rails keep kids safe. The best part? It folds easily so it is easy to store.
What ball pit would be complete without some fun balls to play with? This 200-pack of Click N’ Play Plastic Balls is perfect for maximizing the fun of your ball pit or bouncer. What’s great? These balls are crush-proof and you get a great variety of colors. Best of all, they come in a convenient mesh bag for storage.
Step2 Game Time Sports Climber And SlideAges 2-6
Why go to the park when you can have a park in your own backyard? With a colorful design and featuring a basketball hoop, football toss, soccer, slide, and more, this playset is built for 2 year olds. A football, soccer ball, and basketball are included with the set. Atop the All-Star Sports Climber, toddlers can scope out the view. Kids will love climbing up the easy to climb steps and sliding down the slide over and over. It’s a great set promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.
With bright colors and exciting patterns, this is the perfect chair for your 2 year old boy. He will be so excited to have his own chair and will want to sit everywhere with it. It folds up easy and is easy to take everywhere from the backyard to the beach.
Step2 Naturally Playful Sand TableAges 2+
Love playing in the sand? Bring the sand experience home and play anytime with your own sand table from Step2. The set includes shovels, rakes, and a bucket to enhance your play. Get ready for hours of fun at a time.
Little Tikes Easy Store Jr. Play TableAges 18m-5
This easy to assemble picnic table from Little Tikes is perfect for outdoor picnics. The table is a perfect size for toddlers and seats up to four kids. An optional umbrella may be installed for protecting kids from harmful UV sunlight. The best part? The table is so lightweight that you can easily move it around and even bring it indoors to use as a play area.
Paw Patrol Water TableAges 18m-5
Got a Paw Patrol fan? They’ll love playing with this Paw Patrol-themed water table. It’s jam-packed with fun play features like a water slide, whirlpool spinner, water launcher and more! With 3 Paw Patrol heroes included, it’s sure to inspire fun water rescue missions in Adventure Bay. Who’s ready for fun?!
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch TunnelAges 3-5
It’s amazing how something so simple could keep a 2 year old happy. They love crawling in and out of this tunnel. You will love playing peek a boo with him at the entrance. The best part? This tunnel is super easy to store and take on the go as it easily folds up when it is not in use.
PACEARTH Saucer Tree SwingAges 3+
Everybody wants to have their own playground in the backyard. Swings are cool, but the this swing takes fun to a whole new level. The unique design allows it to swing and soar like a swing but it can also spin. The coolest part? It can do both at the same time. With a weight limit of 660lbs, multiple kids can ride it at the same time and even parents can join in the fun.
Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water TableAges 2-5
There’s nothing greater than classic play with water and sand. This is a fantastic set that combines the best of both worlds in one convenient set. Invite your friends over for some exciting times!
Green Toys Watering Can ToyAges 18m-10
Your little gardener will love helping you in the garden with this watering can. Made out of eco friendly sturdy plastic, it is extremely durable and designed to last. The handle is constructed out of heavy rope and supports the weight of the can. It even includes both a rake and spade that can actually scrape and dig mud without splitting half. He will love watering the plants.
Little Tikes Jr. Jump ‘n Slide BouncerAges 2-8
Kids love bouncers! Why rent a bouncer on his birthday when you can make every day a party with this bouncer from Little Tikes? It takes only a few minutes to set up. You simply stake it and use the included blower to inflate it in about a minute. The party never has to end even when the bouncer goes down.
Pacific Play Dome TentAges 3-10
What 2 year old boy wouldn’t love camping out? While it is fun to use indoors, this colorful tent will let 2 year old boys spend warm summer nights camping out in the backyard. It’s large enough to house at least 3 toddlers inside. He will love playing with all his toys, reading books, and sleeping inside it.
Green Toys Sand Play SetAges 18m-9
When it comes to open ended play, nothing can be old fashioned play. Forget the cheap plastic buckets that fall apart if you just look at them funny. Made out of recycled plastic, this sturdy bucket from Green Toys is designed not to fall apart. It has a sturdy rope handle that is designed not to buckle with the weight of the sand. The tools are perfect for digging up sand. He’ll be building sand castles before you know it.
Eastern Jungle Gym Swing SeatAges 6m-4
With heavy-duty construction, a high-back seat, and steel swing chains, kids will enjoy the Eastern Jungle Gym Swing Seat set. It attaches to most 9-foot beams. While it provides a great swinging experience and quality materials, be cautious of younger riders where the seat can tip forward.
Gift Ideas For The 2 Year Old Book Lover
John Hopkins Medicine suggests that reading picture and story books helps 2 year olds grow as they learn to turn the pages of the book on their own. Here are some classics.
Pinkfong Baby Shark Sound BookAges 3-6
Love the Baby Shark song? Now toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy this officially licensed interactive Sound Book. Explore the world of Baby Shark with vibrant illustrations and 10 interactive songs. Get ready to do the Baby Shark!
The Wonderful Things You Will BeAges 3-7
Written for younger audiences, this best selling book is a modern take on “Oh the Place You Will Go.” Authored and illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin, it’s beautifully illustrated with a whimsical style. With a moving message, this love letter to your 2 year old boy imagines the things he will become. It makes a great birthday gift.
The Very Hungry CaterpillarAges 0+
Here is a classic book that every 2 year must read. It’s about a caterpillar that eats everything and finally ends up with an upset stomach. The coolest part? As the caterpillar eats the foods he leaves behind little holes in each page, which helps kids learn to count. So cute!
The Going-To-Bed BookAges 2-5
With funny illustrations and rhyming words, this silly story is the perfect bedtime story for 2 year old boys. In the book, the animals are getting ready for bed. They brush their teeth and go through their nighttime routine. There are few unexpected twists and turns that are sure to get a couple of laughs. He will want to read it every night after he finishes his bedtime routine.
Goodnight MoonAges 1-4
This a classic book that has been around for years. Every of parent of a 2 year old must own this book. It’s the perfect bedtime story to fall asleep to.
Brown Bear, Brown BearAges 2-5
This is a must have book for 2 year old boys. The book introduces children to animals, letter, and colors. It contains a lot of repetition that makes it easy for kids to memorize.
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap BookAges 1-4
Written and illustrated by Rod Campbell, this cute flip the flap book is perfect for the 2 year old animal lover in your life. When a kid writes to a zoo that he wants a pet, hilarity ensues. The zoo sends the child all sorts of animals like a giraffe, lion, snake, and more. Each animal is revealed by pulling back the flap and peeking inside. If you have little animal puppets, this is the perfect book to act out.
Chicka Chicka Boom BoomAges 1-4
This charming rhyming book is a fun way to introduce the alphabets to your 2 year old. The story revolves all of the alphabets, A through Z, climbing up a coconut tree. When all of the letters make their way up the tree, the tree goes “Chika Chicka Boom Boom”. With fun sound effects and rhymes, it’s an entertaining story that young children will love.
On the Night You Were BornAges 1-4
Here’s a book that celebrates the day your 2 year old came into this world. On that miraculous day, a beautiful baby boy was born. “The moon smiled … Polar Bears danced … and life will never be the same.” With breathtaking illustrations and an almost musical tone, this is one book that will make you teary eyed as you read it to your child.
The Giving TreeAges 1-8
The Giving Tree is a story about caring, giving, and love. It’s about a tree that gives itself to make a child happy. While your child might not be able to see the symbolism yet, parents know that the “giving tree” represents them. It’s a book with such an emotional message.
Little Blue Truck board bookAges 0+
Here’s a wonderful story of friendship and kindness that 2 year old boys will absolutely love. It’s the story of a little blue truck that gets stuck in the mud. Luckily, he’s made friends along the way who help him out. With bright illustrations, kids will love saying all the sound effects the truck makes out loud. Beep! Beep!
Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? Ages 1-4
Here is another cute interactive lift the flap book from Karen Katz. Your little one is on a mission to find “Where’s Baby’s Belly Button.” With plenty of suspense, young readers will flip the flap only to reveal one of baby’s body parts. Where are baby’s eyes? Under her hat! It’s a fun way for your 2 year old to learn the parts of the body.
Puppy Birthday to You! Ages 2-5
Paw Patrol is the hottest thing right now for 2 year olds. If it is his birthday, he will love seeing all of his favorite characters from the show in a book. The pups are trying to throw a surprise birthday party for Chase, but the power suddenly goes out. It’s up to the pups to come to the rescue. With a cute birthday storyline, it’s the perfect gift for his birthday.
I Am a Big BrotherAges 2-4
If a new baby is on the way, this light hearted book is a must have. Most young children have a bit of difficulty with the arrival of a new one. In the book, the main character becomes a big brother. The book shows how cool it is to have a younger sibling and the responsibility that comes with it. The big brother in the story feeds the baby, changes its diapers, and even plays with the baby. Your little guy will do the same. He will be so excited!
Potty training just got a little easier with this fun book. The story is told from a young child’s point of view with fun colors, a loveable character, and a great deal of humor. Before you know it 2 year boys will be saying “Tinkle, Tinkle, Toot. I did it.”
Press HereAges 2-5
Press Here is one of the most unique books you will ever read with children. With technology so infused in our lives, it amazing that Herve Tullet managed to create a book that is just as interactive as an app. Each of the pages instructs the reader to press, shake, and tilt the book. On the following page, something magical will happen.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction SiteAges 1-6
Does your little boy love trucks? Here is a fun twist on the classic goodnight story where the main characters are not animals but construction trucks. One by one all the trucks get tucked into bed. The charming illustrations and rhyming text makes this a great gift for truck lovers.
From Head to Toe Board BookAges 1-4
Written by the same author as The Hungry Caterpillar, this fun animal book encourages your little one to move. All the different animals in the book move their bodies and ask children to do the same. Children will love stretching and bending their bodies with the animals, using their whole body from head to toe.
My First Animals: Touch and Feel Picture CardsAges 1-3
Who wouldn’t want to pet the animals? Children will love learning about animals with these sensory flash cards. The coolest part? On each card, there is a textured area where kids can feel each animal.
Toy Story 4 Little Golden BookAges 2-5
Experience the latest chapter in the Toy Story saga with this Little Golden Book of Toy Story 4. Meet old friends and new friends like Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, Bunny, Ducky, Duke Caboom and Forky. This 24-page book is perfect as a bedtime story. Find out all about Woody and the gang’s latest exciting adventures.
Goodnight, NumbersAges 2-5
Danica McKellar puts her own twist on the classic bedtime story. In this book, children will enjoy counting as they say goodnight to everything. Each page in the book centers on a number all the way up to 10. It’s the perfect introduction to early math skills.
Incredibles 2 Little Golden BookAges 2-5
Fans have been waiting 14 years for the sequel to the Incredibles. Now it’s finally here! If you loved the movie, you’ll love reading the book. And if you haven’t watched the movie, you’ll definitely want to read the book. The illustrations have a retro art style that will appeal to younger readers and the story will captivate readers from start to finish. It’s a wonderful addition to your child’s Golden Book collection.
Score! Your little 2 year old Michael Jordan will love this basketball hoop from Little Tikes that grows with your child thanks to its adjustable height.
VTech Smart Shots Sports CenterAges 1-3
Got a little sports lover? There’s no shortage of sports fun with the VTech Smart Shots Sports Center. It features basketball and soccer in one amazing set. Over 50 songs, sounds and phrases bring the action to life. We love how in addition to encouraging active play, it also teaches shapes, numbers, and sounds. What’s cool? The working scoreboard keeps track of score. The set includes a basketball and soccer ball. Let the learning fun and games begin! How many goals can you score?
Little Tikes Totsports Easy Hit GolfAges 1-6
Little ones will love golfing with this fun toy golf play set that includes 2 clubs and 3 plastic balls. The coolest part? 2 year olds will love wheeling around everything in the little golf cart. It’s a hole in one!
Little Tikes T-Ball SetAges 18m-6
Batter up! For 2 year olds boys that love baseball, this cute set includes an oversized bat, two oversized balls, and a tee. The height is adjustable. Put the ball on the tee and swing for the fences. BOOM! It’s a home run!
Melissa & Doug K’s Kids BowlingAges 2-5
Add a little color and texture to the game of bowling with these colorful animal shaped bowling pins and bowling ball. 2 year olds will love knocking over all the funny characters.
Tumbl Trak Tumbling Panel Gym MatAges 2+
2 year old boys have so much of energy. Just get a large gymnastics mat and let your little gymnast jump, tumble, and roll all over it. The super cushiony material is designed to withstand abuse. It can be easily folded up when you want to put it away.
Sportspower My First TrampolineAges 3+
A Trampoline is a great way for a 2 year old boy to burn off some extra energy. You can go with a small one but if you have the space in your backyard, this 7-foot one from Sportpower will give you plenty of hours of summer fun. Designed for toddlers, it supports up to 100 pounds.
Spalding Rookie Gear Soccer BallAges 2+
A soccer ball makes a great gift for a 2 year old boy. Designed for smaller children, this classic soccer ball from Wilson is the perfect soccer ball for 2 year old boys. Because the ball is lighter than a traditional youth ball, even 2 year olds will feel like they are in the World Cup.
2 year old boys can ride in pure style with their very own Harley Davidson Motorcycle trike. It features cool styling and big foot pedals, making riding easier. The trike is well-designed, durable, and safe for kids. There is even a hidden storage compartment under the seat.
Little Tikes Cozy CoupeAges 18m-5
For the longest time, the Cozy Car has been a kid magnet. It still is. For 2 year olds, it’s still the funnest way to get around.
Step2 Up & Down Roller CoasterAges 2-5
Why can’t little kids ride roller coasters? With the Step 2 Up & Down Rollcoaster you can turn your backyard or driveway into an amusement park for toddlers. All kids have to do is climb the small steps and then the fun begins as the coaster goes racing down the track. Push it back up into place and do it all over again. The entire neighborhood is going to want to come over. The best part? There are no lines.
Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride OnAges 18m-4
The Whisper Ride II Ride On offers a stylish and smooth ride for toddlers. It features a sleek design with a honker, seat belt, and two cup holders. Kids will enjoy the smooth, quiet ride and ride in style!
Radio Flyer Ultimate EZ Folding WagonAges 18m-6
2 year olds will feel like royalty riding around in this wagon. We love how the wagon can be easily folded for storage or transport. With seats, seatbelts, seat backs, cup holders, and even a canopy, every outdoor adventure will feel super comfortable.
Strider Balance BikeAges 18m+
Forget training wheels! After they can walk, 2 year olds can ride the Strider bike. There are no complications with training wheels or pedals. Instead, the innovative design teaches kids how to balance by picking their feet up off the ground when they’re ready. Once they learn to balance, even 2 year olds will speed around on it like it is a motorcycle.
Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N TrikeAges 9m-5
For 2 year olds, we like the Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike. With the larger tricycles, he may not be able to reach the pedals. Before he learns to pedal on his own, the removeable push handles allow you to push and steer him around. One he learns to pedal on his own, the fully adjustable seat means that it will grow with him.
With tons of learning features, 2 year old train lovers will love getting aboard this alphabet train from VTech. While it functions as a walker for younger children, it transforms into a train caboose ride-on for older children. He will enjoy all the sounds the train makes while he sits on the train and pushes it around. Choo! Choo!
Micro Mini Kick Scooter Ages 2-5
The Micro kickboard Mino Scooter is simply the best scooter for smaller kids. With a 3 wheel design, it offers greater stability for toddlers than a regular scooter. By simply leaning left or right, your 2 year old can learn to steer it. He will be riding it like a pro in no time.
Paw Patrol Toddler HelmetAges 2+
Any time your 2 year old rides any vehicle, he should always wear a helmet and knee pads for his safety. Most helmets are sort of boring, which makes it difficult to get kids to wear them. If he is obsessed with Paw Patrol like most 2 year olds, he will love wearing this adorably cute Paw Patrol helmet.
VTech Gallop and Rock Learning PonyAges 1-3
This is a fun learning pony for children. It’s well designed and colorful, making it appealing to kids. What’s cool? It can convert from a rocking horse into a ride-on as your child grows. Kids will learn colors, animals, and more! There are over 60 songs, sounds, and phrases to enjoy and the horse plays realistic horse sounds and phrases to create a satisfying experience.
Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force TractorAges 2-7
Who wouldn’t want to ride a tractor? With a 12 volt battery and real tractor wheels, this rideon has the power to go just about anywhere from the dirt to over the grass. Along with a forward and reverse, it’s got 2 gears which allow you to change the speed from a slow 2.25 MPH to a fast 4.5 MPH. He is going to want to switch to the faster gear right away. Luckily, it has a built in lock.
Here is a unique ride on toy that doesn’t use batteries or even pedals. Designed to work on smooth flat surfaces, the award winning Plasma Car is propelled with kid power. Kids simply wiggle the handle back and forth to make the car accelerate forward, which is great for gross motor skill development.
Power Wheels Thomas & Friends Thomas with TrackAges 1-3
Seriously, what 2 year old wouldn’t love that chance of riding aboard Thomas the Train? This has to be the coolest Thomas the Train toy for 2 year olds. The coolest part? It cruises along at 2 MPH, thrilling little fans. All little ones have to do is push a button and they are off on their own Thomas adventure. Where will his adventures lead him? Well … full circle, of course.
Fisher-Price Bounce and Spin PuppyAges 1+
Giddy up for exciting adventures with the Bounce and Spin Puppy. As baby bounces or spins, this ride-on puppy delivers songs, sounds, and educational phrases while developing gross motor skills. In addition to encouraging active play, it promotes alphabet, numbers, colors, and more. With a sturdy base and easy-grip handles, it’s safe for kids. Interactive buttons and colored lights bring the puppy to life.
Mega Bloks Ride ‘n Chomp CrocAges 1+
The Block Chompin’ Croc offers an innovative 3-in-1 design with a ride-on, block scooper, and building set in one. When your block play is over, cleanup is a breeze. Simply hop onto Block Chompin’ Croc and scoot to watch him gobble up all the pieces like magic. Cleanup couldn’t be any easier! What fun creations will you build?
The Mobo Wobo Rocking 2-in-1 Rocking Baby Balance Bike begins as a rocking toy. It helps with both balance and coordination. As your child gets older, you can take the bike off. Then kids can walk with it and use it as a balance bike. It’s a toy that grows with your child.
Razor Jr. Wild OnesAges 30m+
Designed for toddlers, Razor Jr. Wild Ones is a line of junior kick scooters that offers an innovative, intuitive way for parents to teach their kids how to balance on a two-wheeled ride. The low-profile deck facilitates developing balancing skills without the need for a third wheel. It supports riders up to 44 pounds. Choose from Shark, Dinosaur, and Unicorn-themed designs.
Dolls and Plush Toys
The Ohio State University Medical Center says that 2 year olds love using an animal friend to provide a sense of security. Here are the best animal buddies for 2 year olds.
Gund Baby Animated Flappy The ElephantAges 0+
Oh my gosh! This little guy is so adorable. When you press his paws, he sings “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” The cool part is he flaps his little ears to the song. Dumbo has nothing on him. Your 2 year old boy will love dancing with his new best friend.
Gund Sesame Street Take Along Elmo PlushAges 1m-5
Does he love watching Elmo on Sesame Street? Everybody’s favorite red monster is now a 12 inch plush figure. With a soft plush body, eyes, and face, Elmo has never been more huggable. Elmo is sure to bring your 2 year old toddler lots of smiles and adventures.
Pinkfong Baby Shark Song Puppet with Tempo ControlAges 2+
Love the Baby Shark song? Now little ones can sing the ‘Baby Shark’ song along with their own cute little plush Baby Shark puppet. What’s cool? As you move the shark’s mouth faster, the song speeds up. Alternatively, slowing the mouth movement slows down the song. It’s a cool use of technology that makes singing the ‘Baby Shark’ song super fun. Bring the Baby Shark fun wherever your adventures lead you.
Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow SeahorseAges 0-2
Is he afraid of the dark? This glowing seahorse from Fisher Price will become his biggest pal when the lights go out. With a simple hug, the seahorse glows and plays soothing music so your little one can relax, close his eyes, and fall asleep.
MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll, 14.5-InchAges 2+
Who doesn’t love Pete the Cat? He’s only the star of the Pete The Cat books that 2 year olds love. This large size 14.5 inch plush is so adorable with its multi colored shoes. Kids will love sitting with him and watching cartoons all day together.
GUND Curious George Stuffed Animal Plush, 12″Ages 1-5
Curious George is one of children’s favorite characters. It may be due to his irresistable looks and charm. Maybe it’s the fact that he looks so innocent and cute. We’ll never really know. This plush stuffed animal is 12-inches tall and wears his famous red t-shirt with his name written in yellow print ‘Curious George’.
BUCKLE TOY BusterAges 1-4
This is one of those toys that looks and sounds super silly, but mesmerizes kids. Somebody most have noticed that 2 year olds love playing with buckles so they made this toy to keep them busy. On top of everything, they added a zipper. Give this to your 2 year old when you want to keep him busy.
Sesame Street Tickle Me ElmoAges 18m-4
After more than a decade, Tickle Me Elmo is back! This little cuddly friend created quite a toy craze back in the day. Elmo is softer than ever, features four levels of laughter, and more activation areas than ever. When kids tickle Elmo’s tummy or foot, he’s full of giggles and fun. He loves nothing more than to laugh! Haha! Hee! Hee! Keep tickling him for endless laughs and fun!
Melissa & Doug Palace Pals Hand Puppets Ages 2-6
We all like reading to our kids and doing funny voices. Now you can bring bedtime stories to life with these plush puppets from Melissa & Doug. There is a fun assortment of characters from animals to heroes. You can also have him play along.
Sesame Street Love To Hug ElmoAges 18m-4
Guess what … Love To Hug Elmo loves nothing more than to give out hugs. Based on the popular Sesame Street character, Elmo, Love To Hug Elmo is the perfect companion for your little one. He also talks and sings. Press his tummy to get hugs. He even speaks both English and Spanish. Kids will love hugging their little friend and taking him on all sorts of fun adventures.
Manhattan Toy Baby Stella BoyAges 1-12
Even for boys, dolls are great for learning how to nurture through pretend play. It’s a great way for helping kids prepare for a baby brother or sister. This little adorable baby boy doll is the perfect baby for 2 year old boys. He’s got on the cutest dinosaur onesie and loves sucking on his pacifier.
GUND Philbin Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Plush, 12″Ages 1+
You’ve got a friend in me. This is probably the cutest teddy bear ever. Look at his big droopy face and sympathetic expression. At 12-inches tall, he is just asking to be hugged over and over again. His fur is super soft and he is as squishy and huggable as he looks.
PJ Masks Mini Plush Cat BoyAges 3-7
Does he love PJ Masks? Let him live out his favorite adventures with this amazing plush collection starring all of his favorite characters from the show. The characters are lovable, huggable, and super adorable. He’ll love taking them on larger-than-life superhero adventures everywhere he goes.
JC Toys Boy Baby DollAges 2-5
It is important to let boys play with baby dolls especially if a new baby in on the way. Dolls are great for nurturing play. This realistic baby doll that is sculpted by Salvador Berenguer is perfect for 2 year old boys. About 15 inches long, the doll comes with a lot of fun accessories like a pacifier and baby bottle. When you lay it down, the doll closes its eyes. Your 2 year old boy will love the chance to practice being a daddy.
Disney Mickey Mouse Plush ToyAges 0+
This adorable Mickey Mouse Plush Toy is perfect for the Mickey lover. Mickey Mouse resembles the classic cartoon hero and is sure to inspire countless magical adventures. It’s perfect for home use or while traveling. The best part? The size is perfect for little hands.
Ty Beanie Babies Peppa Pig PlushAges 3-15
Peppa Pig is authentically recreated and fans are going to love playing with her! She looks adorably cute with her little teddy and she is made of premium quality materials. She’d make an excellent addition to your Beanie Baby collection. Just think of all the amazing adventures your child will come up with.
Gund Slumbers Teddy Bear Ages 1-5
Everybody needs a teddy bear. This huge 17 inch teddy bear from Gund looks like the teddy bears you see in the movies. When he sits up, he’s about a foot high. This warm teddy bear is always willing to listen, cuddle, and put a smile on anybody’s face. He’s perfect.
Paw Patrol Plush Pup PalsAges 3-5
If he’s obsessed with Paw Patrol, he will love getting his favorite character as a 6 inch plush figure. This is Ryder, but there are a whole bunch of characters to choose from. They can go on rescue missions together.
GUND Pusheen Happy Birthday PlushAges 1-5
If you are on the Internet, you may be familiar with Pushteen. Now Gund has created a ton of plush figures starring this popular internet cat. This 10 inch version of him is the perfect birthday present that not only makes a cute stuffed animal but an amazingly soft pillow.
Disney Baby Winnie the Pooh Small Stuffed Animal, 14″Ages 1m-5
Does he love Pooh Bear? Little ones will love cuddling with Winnie the Pooh. He’s a small 14-inch plush figure perfect for 2 year old boys. They’ll love taking him on all sorts of fun adventures.
Boo Stuffed DogAges 1-5
Look at this little guy. Boo is the world’s cutest dog and now Gund is allowing everybody to bring him home in the form of a toy. This 12 inch life size plush looks just as cute as the real Boo. He’s the world’s cutest plush.
PlayMonster Superhero Will Wonder Crew BuddyAges 3-6
What happens when you combine a super hero action figure with a doll? You get this unique superhero doll for boys. With a vinyl head and a soft huggable body, your 2 year old boy will go on many superhero adventures together. The doll also includes a matching mask and cape for dress up play.
Lamaze Disney Baby Toy Story Clip & Go PlushiesAges 18m+
Babies will have a fun friend with the Toy Story Clip & Go Plushies. Choose from beloved favorites like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex and more. What’s cool? You can clip these plushies onto carriers and other products and your friend will always be within arm’s reach. Yeah, you’ve got a friend in these! Imagine all the fun adventures you’ll have together.
Gund Curious George Birthday Stuffed AnimalAges 1-5
Does he love Curious George? He will love this 14 inch plush version of Curious George from Gund. You can get Curious George dressed up a pirate, firefighter, astronaut, or even in swim trunks. If it’s your 2 year old’s birthday, he will love Curious George dressed up in a party hat with a little wrapped gift in his hands.
Disney•Pixar Toy Story 4 Pillow PetsAges 2+
Who could resist these cute and cuddly pillow buddies? Pillow Pets expands its pillow plush line with new Toy Story 4 Pillow Pets inspired by the upcoming animated film from Disney-Pixar. Like other Pillow Pets, they convert from a pillow into a character. New Toy Story characters for 2019 include Ducky and Bunny. Kids will love going on fun imaginative adventures with these licensed characters and can even sleep with them after a long day of adventure.
Dolce Safari AdventureAges 0-2
Based on the Russian doll, Dolce Safari Adventure starts out as an elephant. When you unzip it, out comes a hippo. Hidden inside the hippo, there’s a lion. Unfasten the knot on the lion to discover a little monkey with a ringing bell. There is even a soft teether for babies. For a young child, there is so much to learn and discover from nesting to shape-sorting to knot tying and more. Get ready for a fun safari learning adventure!
Huggers Unicorn PlushAges 0+
Are you a hugger? You should be! Huggers are adorable plush animals that — you guessed it — wrap around your body, backpacks, and more. There are a variety of Huggers to choose from. Our favorite one is the unicorn. Which one will you adopt?
Gifts For The 2 Year Old Block Lover
According to the Better Parenting Institute, blocks are toys that 2 year olds will play with over and over again as they improve muscle development and coordination. Toy companies make larger blocks for 2 year olds so you don’t have to worry about your child choking on them. Your little guy will have fun building structures that topple over. Engage his creativity with these fun building toys for a 2 year old boy.
Mega Bloks 80-Pc Big Building BagAges 12m-5
This bag of 80 over sized building blocks is perfect for spurring the imagination of your two year old boy.
LEGO DUPLO Town Truck & Tracked ExcavatorAges 2-5
Does your 2 year old boy love anything to do with construction? With 26 Duplo blocks, this little Lego set lets him to have his own little construction site. He will build a truck and excavator. After he builds the trucks, he will love driving around in them. Like all other Lego Duplo blocks, we love the big colorful blocks that are perfectly sized for little hands.
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter SetAges 3-15
Squigz is a suction cup construction kit that is perfect for developing little hands. Kids will love sticking all the Squigz to each other to build cool structures that look like something out of Chemistry class. The coolest part? The Squigz also stick to any flat surface so he is going to love sticking his creations on the table, wall, or his forehead.
LEGO DUPLO Creative Play All-in-One-Box-of-FunAges 18m-5
With 65 pieces, the Deluxe Box Of Fun is the perfect first Lego set for 2 year olds. These larger sized Duplo blocks are perfect for little hands. This set comes with a variety of pieces to build everything from a train to a plane.
Mr. Potato HeadAges 2+
Kids will have so much fun building Mr Potato Head. But everyone knows that building wacky, creative designs is the best. There are endless creative possibilities with more connection points than ever. What fun creations will you build?
LEGO DUPLO Town Big Construction SiteAges 2-5
Turn your 2 year old into a little constructor with this 67 piece construction themed Lego Duplo set. Compared to other Lego Duplo sets, there are a lot of pieces included so he can build all sorts of things including skyscrapers, trucks, and more. The only limit is his big imagination. The colored chunky blocks are fun and are the perfect size for little hands.
Magna-Tiles Magnetic BlocksAges 3+
Magnetic blocks are amazing for your 2 year old’s development. The magnets are fully enclosed so they are completely safe. You can find many cheaper alternatives, but MagnaTiles are still our favorite magnetic blocks. Compared to normal bricks, with Magnetic blocks you can quickly build complex structures. Let’s face it, he is going to want to build the tallest skyscraper ever imagined.
LEGO DUPLO Town AirportAges 2-5
Every town needs an airport, so this makes a great addition to his Lego collection. Watch as his imagination soars to new heights! In addition to a plane, the set also includes an air traffic control tower, boarding gate and accessories to enhance your play experience. Where will your adventures take you?
LEGO DUPLO My First BricksAges 18m-3
Blocks are great for building imagination, problem solving, and fine motor skills. There are many different Lego sets, but we love the basic Lego sets with just bricks in them the most. With 80 large Duplo blocks, this is the perfect first Lego set. This set contains Duplo blocks which are much bigger than traditional Legos. You get all sorts of different sized bricks that come in a variety colors.
2 year old boys will love getting all aboard this fun 31 piece number train from Lego. It’s not only a train, it teaches basic numbers too. It includes blocks with the numbers 1 through 10 on them.
Bristle Blocks By BATTAT, 112-PcsAges 2-15
Bristles blocks are great for 2 year old boys. They are a little more involved than traditional blocks, which will help to build your child’s motor skills. With 112 pieces, these soft colorful blocks give him so many different ways to build. Unlike traditional blocks, you can stick them together in so many different ways to create everything from castles to creatures.
LEGO DUPLO My Town Family HouseAges 2-5
Little ones will enjoy playing out daily family life adventures in this 3-story house. The house has several rooms to inspire creative play. Mom, dad, and child are included figures in this 69-piece set for playing out your adventures.
LEGO DUPLO Large Playground Brick BoxAges 2-5
Whee, it’s so much fun playing at the playground! Climb up to the treehouse and slide down the slide. There’s even a swing and bouncy car ride. Kids will have as much fun building it as playing with it. They’ll have endless imaginative fun in this playground.
LEGO DUPLO Super Heroes Spider Man & Hulk AdventuresAges 2-5
Got a little builder than loves anything Spider-Man? Including Spider-Man, Hulk, and Sandman, this Lego set combines Legos and Superheroes. It is the the perfect starter Lego set for superhero fans. With 38 Lego pieces, boys get to build the coolest vehicle in the planet, Spider-Man’s motorbike. Zoom into adventures!
LEGO DUPLO Steam Train 10874Ages 2-5
Choo-choo! All aboard the LEGO DUPLO Steam Train. Designed for ages 2 through 5, the Steam Train set now allows younger kids to build a moving train out of DUPLO blocks. What’s cool? It’s interactive and even teaches some basic programming concepts with special blocks that serve as pieces of code. An interactive app allows you to take control of the train – sending it in motion either forward or backward. Kids are encouraged to explore with cause-and-effect play.
Melissa & Doug Wood Building BlocksAges 3-8
Wooden building blocks never go out of style. These ones from Melissa & Doug look just like the blocks you played with as a kid. All of the pieces are rounded off, which keeps kids safe. With 60 different blocks of all shapes and sizes, it gives kids endless possibilities for open ended construction play.
Mega Bloks ABC Musical TrainAges 1-5
Designed for little hands, this easy to build train set from Mega Bloks not only helps your 1 year old work on his fine motor skills but teaches the alphabet at the same time. The colorful blocks have the letters of the alphabet printed on them. He will love repeating the letters when he is building the train. The coolest part? Press the smokestack and the little engine plays catchy tunes and sound effects. Choo Choo!
LEGO DUPLO Town Farm Pony StableAges 2-5
This Town Farm Pony Stable is the perfect Lego Duplo set for 2 year old animal lovers. With 59 blocks, it’s great for imaginative play. The colored chunky blocks are fun and are the perfect size for little hands.
LEGO DUPLO My First Cars and TrucksAges 18m-5
There is nothing more that 2 year old boys love than Legos and cars. This 36 piece set allows little mechanics to create so many cool cars and trucks with just a few Lego pieces. Boys will never get tired of taking them apart and building them over and over again.
LEGO DUPLO My Town PizzeriaAges 2-5
Ever dreamt of owning your own pizzeria? Well now you can play out your own adventures with your own pizza restaurant with this fun set. A delivery bike allows you to deliver pizzas to customers who can’t dine in. Toddlers will be inspired to serve up fun adventures not to mention the tastiest pizzas in town.
Mega Bloks Build ‘N Learn TableAges 1-5
Does he love building things? This Build ‘N Learn Table from Mega Bloks would be the perfect addition to his playroom. What’s cool? He can use his Mega Bloks in addition to the 20 blocks included to create anything he can imagine. From a play world to train and more, the creative possibilities are endless.
LEGO DUPLO Disney Mickey’s Vacation HouseAges 2+
Welcome to Mickey’s Vacation House! Your little one’s imagination will go into overdrive with this fun 57-piece DUPLO set. It builds Mickey’s Vacation Home, Mickey’s sleigh, Goofy’s airplane along with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto figures to bring your storytelling to life. Get ready for a vacation adventure!
LEGO DUPLO Town Fire TruckAges 2-5
What little boy doesn’t love fire trucks? Now he can build his own fire truck out of 26 colorful Lego Duplo pieces. After he is done building it, he is going to want to take it on rescue missions. The coolest part? The fire engine has a rotating ladder on the back. The little firefighter can climb it and save people out of the burning window.
LEGO DUPLO Town Tropical IslandAges 2+
Spark your little one’s creativity and imagination with the wonderful LEGO DUPLO Tropical Island set. This 73-piece set builds a jungle treehouse, caretaker’s hut, and swinging bridge to encourage open-ended play. Six animal figures are included for bringing your stories to life. What adventures will you play out?
Lauri Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard SetAges 2-5
Age 2 is the age where kids love building towers. A peg board is a great development tool that helps 2 year olds work on their fine motor skills. These pegs are super easy to stack on top of each other and in the pegboard. It’s also a wonderful toy for learning concepts like colors, sorting, and beginning math skills.
LeapBuilders ABC Smart HouseAges 2+
Combining classic block play with curriculum-based learning, LeapFrog introduces an innovative new line of interactive smart building blocks called LeapBuilders. Build, create, and learn with this 61-piece ABC Smart House set. Learn the alphabet, household objects, colors and shapes as you build. As you build, the blocks respond with fun sounds, educational songs, and phrases to enhance your play experience. It offers a curriculum-based learning system so each block teaches something different and the pieces are easy for little ones to grasp. While kids learn as they build, they will also develop problem-solving and fine motor skills. Experiment with combining with other LeapBuilders sets to discover additional responses. This set includes 2 play figures, 20 double-sided smart blocks, and an interactive electronic Smart Star cube. It’s smart building for smart kids.
Little Tikes Waffle BlocksAges 2-5
This building toy from Little Tikes is so unique. Each of the 100 blocks is about 3×3-inches long. This means that 2 year old boys can build a little maze or fort that they and their toys can play in. Even pets love these blocks. You can even add more sets for even more building fun.
Blockaroo WindmillAges 18m+
Blockaroos offers magnetic foam construction blocks that always connect together. You don’t need to worry about polarity. The coolest part? Use them in the tub for fun bath play … they actually float! They also feature a satisfying ‘click’ action, making them a great fidget toy. Younger kids learn colors, shapes, and how to stack. When they get older, they can work on engineering, spatial development, and reasoning. We love that it grows with your child, and you can build pretty big things!
LEGO DUPLO Classic Brick Box 10913Ages 18m+
The LEGO DUPLO Classic Brick Box contains 65 colorful bricks for younger ones. In addition, the set includes a car with rotating wheels, roof, window, flowers, bread, DUPLO figures, and 1-2-3 number-learning bricks. It’s a wonderful set inviting a world of creativity once you master the fundamentals of building. The numbered bricks are perfect for learning to count. The larger brick pieces are perfect for little hands to grasp and build with. The best part? There are endless building possibilities with this wonderful construction set.
Mega Bloks ABC Musical TrainAges 1+
Choo-choo! Get ready for an exciting alphabet adventure. With the Mega Bloks ABC Musical Train, kids can build a musical train while learning their ABCs in a fun way. Connect the 3 rolling wheelbases and stack the letter blocks to learn the alphabet or build words. Blocks have the letters A-Z printed on them. After building your train, press on the smokestack to hear fun train sounds and a song.
LEGO DUPLO My First Alphabet TruckAges 18m+
All aboard the LEGO DUPLO My First Alphabet Truck! It includes blocks with letters of the alphabet, figures, and other pieces. Little builders will love building the colorful train block by block. These pieces are perfect for toddler hands. When kids get older they can use these blocks for creating words.
Best Board Games For 2 Year Old Boys
There aren’t too many board games for 2 year olds, but Thinkfun makes some of the best board game toys for a 2 year old boy.
Thinkfun Roll and PlayAges 18m+
This is supposed to be your toddler’s first game. It comes with a large plush colored cube. Kids roll the dice and depending on whatever color pops up they pick up the corresponding matching card and perform the action on it. They will be asked to “Hop 4 times” or “Find something RED.”
HABA First OrchardAges 2+
Here’s a unique cooperative game from Haba that is designed for the younger set. We like that the pieces are large so little ones won’t be able to swallow them. The best part? This is a game where kids are encouraged to work together. As kids play, they learn color recognition and how to follow rules. The idea of the game is simple. All the players have to pick the fruit off the trees before the raven eats them.
MindWare Seek-a-Boo GameAges 1+
Seek A Boo is a fun board game that’s also a great teaching tool. It’s a matching game that comes with large picture cards. It’s a wonderful way to introduce 2 year olds to animals, colors, ABCs, vocabulary, and more. What’s great about it is that the rules can be easily modified depending on your child.
Thinkfun Move and Groove GameAges 18m-5
Similar to Roll & Play, Move and Groove is designed to be your child’s first board game. It comes with a large and colorful plush die that kids love throwing around. Depending on what color the die lands on, kids have to perform different actions that involve them moving around.
Peaceable Kingdom Monkey Around Time for TwoAges 2+
Monkey Around is the wiggle and giggle game designed for your 2 year old. It’s great for bonding with your child and building socio-emotional skills. You and your 2 year old will be giving hugs, high-fives, balancing, hopping, marching and more. The best part? It gets kids active and it’s all about playing, learning, exploring, and connecting. Your 2 year old will develop gross motor skills, coordination, understand spatial concetps, recognize matching body parts, listening and build vocabulary. Are you ready to Monkey Around?
Best Puzzles For The 2 Year Old Boy
According to a study published by the National Science Foundation, 2- 4 year old children who play with puzzles have better spatial and math skills. 2 year olds love to be challenged with puzzles as they learn shapes and colors. Here are some great puzzles for them.
Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Peg PuzzlesAges 2-4
After your child has mastered his gross motor skills with larger knobbed puzzles, he is ready for the peg puzzle. This type of puzzle really focuses on the fine motor skills. Melissa & Doug makes a whole line of pegged puzzles. This one will not only help him work on his fine motor skills, but is great for learning the alphabet. Each puzzle piece is a different letter in the alphabet.
Does she love vehicles and puzzles? Here’s a fun puzzle featuring all different types of vehicles from airplanes to cars, trucks, and more. She’ll have fun while building her problem-solving abilities.
Fat Brain Toys Wooden Personalized Name PuzzleAges 6m+
What could be better than a personalized puzzle with his name on it? With up to 9 letters, this puzzle can be customized with your child’s name. The best part? As he puts the puzzle pieces into the slots, he is learning to spell his name. It’s a gift that he will always remember.
This puzzle from Melissa & Doug is really great for exercising those small muscles in the hand, helping your little guy work on those fine motor skills. Like Harry Houdini, your 2 year old will have to undo the various latches and hinges. Before you know it, he will be able to pick locks.
Melissa & Doug Farm Wooden Chunky PuzzleAges 2-4
This chunky puzzle with farm animals is perfect for 2 year olds. It’s fun to make all the animals sounds before placing the animals in the puzzle.
The Learning Journey My First Match ItAges 2-15
With only 2 pieces, this is the perfect first puzzle for your 2 year old boy. He simply has the match the head and the tail of the animal. There are 15 different animals included with the set. The larger puzzle pieces are perfect for little hands. You can find all different sets in the line from dinosaurs to vehicles.
This is a fun way for 2 year olds to learn shapes and color recognition. It comes with 10 pattern boards with cutouts in them. Kids have to place the appropriate shapes in the cutouts.
Melissa & Doug Pets World of Animals Wooden Peg PuzzleAges 2-4
Who doesn’t love pets? This 3 puzzle set from Melissa & Doug features a variety of fun pets from dogs and cats to horses and much more! The final build looks fantastic and kids will love seeing all the various pets.
Develop your 2 year old’s puzzle-solving skills with this fun wooden farm set from Melissa & Doug. This 8-piece set builds out a farm set complete with various farm animals. The pieces are sturdy and well-built and kids will have fun assembling the puzzle.
Once he has graduated from peg puzzles he is now ready for an actual jigsaw puzzle. With 12 pieces, this is the perfect first jigsaw puzzle. The bright and colorful artwork will capture his attention. All of the pieces are made of wood and the wooden frame keeps everything in place.
Melissa & Doug Christmas Tree Chunky Puzzle Ages 2-4
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a Christmas Tree themed chunky puzzle? 2 year old girls will love placing the 13 ornaments on the tree to decorate it. The best part? It makes a great Holiday decoration.
Gifts For The 2 Year Old Art Lover
Brian Orr, M.D says that two year olds are developing fine motor skills and art & crafts toys help them learn to use their fingers. We love to cherish our child’s first drawings by hanging them on the refrigerator. Give him the tools that he needs with these great gift ideas.
Play-Doh Modeling Compound, 10-PkAges 2+
What would you do with 36 cans of Play Doh? For 2 year olds, getting this is like going to Play-Doh heaven. Kids will love squishing the clay into all types of fun shapes. With so many colors, it’s endless fun on rainy days or on Christmas morning.
Kinetic Sand Beach Sand, 3-lbs.Ages 3+
Bring the beach experience home! If your toddler loves playing with sand, he’ll love this 3-pound set of Kinetic Sand Beach Sand. This is better than regular sand because it doesn’t stick to you! Just like real sand, it’s super easy to mold into whatever you can imagine. Your only real limitation is your imagination. Best of all, even under warmer conditions, Kinetic Sand will never dry out! Kinetic Sand is a kid-favorite for endless outdoor fun!
My First Crayola Washable Fingerpaint KitAges 1-10
Art should be about having fun at this age. While it is messy, fingerpaint is fun. With this fingerprint kit, 2 year olds will love sticking their hands in paint and putting their hand prints everywhere. This kit includes everything he needs to get started along with the paint and paper. The best part? Don’t worry if he paints all over the place – it’s washable!
Bassion Kids Art Smocks, 2-PkAges 2-6
These art smocks are the perfect gift for the little Picasso in your life. They protect his clothing from paint and other art supplies getting onto his clothing. The best part? These can be washed and reused time and time again, making them a great value.
My First ScribbleAges 2-5
Those first scribbles are so priceless. This drawing pad contains 50 fun scribbling activity to get your child scribbling like he was born to. Each page has an incomplete picture and children will love finishing it. The pages are nice and durable so you don’t have to worry about your little artist tearing the pages. It’s also a great way to preserve the memories.
Crayola Color Wonder Set Ages 3-6
Kids have huge imaginations and sometimes they love to create their masterpieces on their clothes, skin, the carpet, or even the walls. With the Crayola Wonder Markers, you don’t have to worry. The markers are actually clear and only designed to work on special wonder paper. With this compete set, you get 20 Wonder markers and 2 drawing pads.
Melissa & Doug Water Wow! Activity BookAges 3-6
These unique coloring books are the perfect gift for 2 year old boys. You get 3 different activity books in the pack, which focus on animals, letters, and numbers. The best part? It has a cleverly designed water pen that actually doesn’t color. That means no mess! As the water is scribbled onto the page, the color is revealed. When the page dries, the color disappears. He can color it over and over again.
Honeysticks Pure Beeswax CrayonsAges 2+
While very expensive, these chunky crayons are perfect for beginning scribblers. Their larger size makes them easier to grip than normal crayons. Because they are made of 100% pure beeswax, they are the safest crayons. It’s nice knowing even if he sticks it in his mouth, it’s completely non toxic.
Alex Toys Button ArtAges 2-4
2 year olds will love creating their own art with this unique toy, while building fine motor skill and creativity. Little ones simply have to snap the little colored buttons onto the peg board to create adorable button art. There are 10 different projects. The coolest part? The fun never ends. It can be done over and over again.
Step2 Easel For Two with Bonus Magnetic Letters/NumbersAges 3-8
Do you have a little Michelangelo? Every little artist needs this. This is no ordinary easel. It features two sides so you can draw or paint with a friend. In addition to creating artwork, 2 year olds can play with the included magnetic letters and numbers. With built-in trays and ledges, it’s perfect for storing art supplies, too.
AquaDoodle TravelAges 2-7
Got a 2 year old boy? The Travel AquaDoodle will save you especially on long trips. About the size of a coloring book, kids can draw on this anywhere. The coolest part? The pen works with water and when it dries, the color disappears. You never have to worry about a mess of color since it’s just water. Just fill the pen with water and doodle in red or blue. The Aquadoodle will keep them entertained on long flights, in the back of the car, and even restaurants
Babybjorn Eat & Play SmockAges 1-3
Now you don’t have to worry when your little artist makes a mess. Designed for kids up to 3, this smock from BabyBjörn is designed to keep paint off your 2 year old’s clothes. Made of a lightweight fabric, it covers both the back and front of their bodies. Because it is made of a waterproof material, everything simply wipes off.
Best Musical Toys For 2 Year Old Boys
According to HealthyChildren.org musical toys help stimulate a 2 year old’s senses. At 2, your child will love any toy that inspires dancing, singing, and making noise. Why not get a musical toy?
Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out XylophoneAges 1-3
2 year olds can pound and tap this fun xylophone to create musical sounds. It’s durably designed and promotes musical development in children. Whether or not they actually know what they’re doing, they’ll have a blast playing on this award-winning toy.
VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum SetAges 2-5
With 4 modes of play, this drum set is made for 2 year old boys. Freestyle mode is perfect for just banging on the drums. Alphabeats teaches letters as kids hit the drums. In number jams mode, the drum set counts up to 30 as kids hit the drums. In the last mode, kids have to follow the beat.
Remo Drum with MalletAges 3-12
For 2 year olds that love banging on everything, this drum for Remo is the perfect gift idea. This is no ordinary toy drum. It’s a real drum built for kids. Little ones will love banging on this drum, having fun and making noise. The best part? Your little rock star can use their hands or the included mallets.
Munchkin Mozart Magic CubeAges 6m-3
Playing eight different tunes from Mozart, this cube from Munchkin is a band in a box for your little Mozart. The coolest part? Your little Mozart can easily tap each side of the cube to remove or add different instruments. Let the creative fun begin!