Stocker Stuffer Ideas for 3 Year Old Girls

Sometimes it's hard to think of ideas to put in a Christmas stocking for a 3 year old. If you need some inspiration for your child's stocking there are tons of ideas in this article.

Disney Princess Card Game


Card games are the perfect size to put into children's stockings. The Disney Princess card game is a matching game aimed at kids from aged 3 to 5 year old. The game helps pre-schoolers practice their focus, memory, and matching skills.

Play-Doh

3 year olds love play-doh and you get go wrong with a couple of small tubs of play-doh as a stocking filler. Cheap and will definitely be played with.

Twistable Crayons

This set features 50 mini twistable crayons. They are great for 3 year olds. Easy to use. Just twist up and go.  No sharpening or peeling is required.

Books

Books are great stocking stuffers for 3 year old girls. There are so many amazing books and stories for this age group.

Never Let a Unicorn Wear A Tutu is a great book about a girl and her pretend unicorn. It's full of fun and colorful pictures.

Water Wow Activity Pad

The Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow pads feature reusable pages that come to life when wet.

These set of 3 pads include one on colors and shapes, one on fairy tales and one on animals. Each pad comes with a water pen for kids and features 4 reusable white pages that include simple line drawings when they are dry and are filled with color when wet.

Travel Sized Magnetic Drawing Board

This lightweight travel board is ideal to occupy preschoolers in the car or at home.

Draw on the board and your drawing will display in four bright colors. There are four color drawing zones on the board.

It comes with stampers and a pen which is attached to the board.

Stickers

3 year olds love stickers. This Peppa Pig set of 700 stickers will keep little ones occupied for hours.

Bubbles

Kids of all ages love bubbles. 3 year olds will enjoy trying to blow them as well as catch and chase them.

Bath Time Stickers


With 10 pieces included for endless enjoyment, these colorful and cute bath toy stickers are great for kids. Get them wet and watch them stick to the tub wall or let them float in the water for hours of entertainment.

 Bath Toys

A bath toy can make a fun small stocking stuffer. These mermaids come in a pack of 6. Simply turn the knob on the mermaid to wind up & watch the tail flap under water to watch her swim! Each mermaid measures about 7.5” in length. Excellent size and perfect for little hands. For proper care, dry toy with a towel and store in dry storage area after each use.

Finger Puppets


Finger puppets are a great toy to entertain kids with and tell stories. They also make a nice travel toy too. 3 year olds will love trying out the puppets and playing imaginatively.

Minnie Mouse Hat and Glove Set

 

This cute hat and glove set will keep 3 year olds warm during the winter months.

Soft Baby Doll



This Plush doll comes in a beautiful color, filled in high quality polyester fibers, which guarantees extra durability. What's more, the doll can be machine washed in soft mode of washing machine. It's 13.5 inches in length.

Bath Bombs with Squishy Toys

Put the bath bombs in your child's bath and watch it fizz, turn the water a lovely color and produce foam and bubbles.  Eventually it will reveal a squishy toy inside.

Gofindit -The Original Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game

Gofindit is the original scavenger hunt card game that uses all your senses. A natural outdoor treasure hunt to learn about nature through play.

Children of all ages will enjoy playing. It's suitable for kindergarten, preschool, forest school as well as family camping trips and day hikes. Find and seek natural treasures and store them in the small cotton bag.

Frozen Toothbrush

The Oral-B Kid’s battery powered toothbrush featuring Disney's Frozen is the perfect battery powered toothbrush for your own little Elsa.  Best of all, this battery powered toothbrush is compatible with the interactive Disney MagicTimer App by Oral-B to help your kids brush for a dentist-recommended 2 minutes.

Bath Crayons

This set includes 10 crayons - yellow, orange, red, green, and blue. They are perfect size for little hands to grasp

They easily wash off tub walls with a damp cloth or sponge

Disney Baby Minnie Hair Brush and Wide Tooth Comb Set

A cute hair brush and wide tooth comb set which is easy for little hands to hold. 3 year olds can have a go at doing their own hair!

 

Peppa Pig Socks

These cute Peppa Pig socks make a practical and fun stocking stuffer for fans of the TV show.

Writing Tablet

3 year olds can scribble to their heart's content on this tablet and no paper is required! It measures 10.5" by 8.5" so should fit in a large stocking.

Melissa and Doug Flashlight

Some 3 year olds  get excited exploring in the dark. Or they many not like the dark at all. Either way, a flashlight is a great idea as a stocking filler. If they love exploring in the dark, they can use their flashlight. If they don't they can keep it beside them in bed in case they get scared!

Sidewalk Chalk

Big, chunky sidewalk chalks are so much fun for chalking outdoors. The chunky chalks by Crayola are great for little hands to hold. Chalking outdoors is a great and inexpensive way to keep little kids occupied.

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Stocker Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers

Sometimes it's hard to think of ideas for a toddlers Christmas stocking. If you need some inspiration for your toddlers stocking there are tons of ideas in the article below.

Play Doh

Toddlers love play doh and you get go wrong with a couple of small tubs of play doh as a stocking filler for toddlers. Cheap and will definitely be played with.

Jumbo Crayons

Water Wow Activity Pad


The Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Vehicles Reusable Water-Reveal Activity Pad features reusable pages that come to life when wet.
Our vehicle coloring book with water pen for kids feature 4 reusable white pages that include simple line drawings when they are dry, then are filled with color when wet.
This Melissa & Doug vehicles activity book comes with a chunky-sized water pen that allows easy filling and is designed for smaller hands to easily grasp. The compact, spiral-bound format is great for travel

Travel Sized Magnetic Drawing Board

Toy Toddler Car

Bubbles

Babies of all ages love bubbles. Even very young babies love to watch them. As they get older they will love to try and reach and touch them. As they get older still they will enjoy trying to pop them.

You can't go wrong by getting some bubbles or a bubble blower or a bubble gun to put into a stocking.

You can then blow lots of bubbles for your baby and they will love to see them on Christmas day.

Baby Shark Official - Bath Time Stickers


Turn Any Bath Or Shower Into Baby Shark'S Underwater World Using This Bathtime Activity Set, Featuring Baby Shark And Friends
Bath Time Stickers Are Made Of Soft, Lightweight Foam That Sticks To Most Bathtubs, Tile Or Glass When Wet. They Float Too
Includes 30 Bathtime Stickers And A Mesh Net With Suction Cups For Easy Storage When Bathtime Is Over
For Ages 2 And Older

Baby Bath Toys

Bath toys for babies are often a good size for stocking fillers. Ideas include rubber ducks, bath crayons, water squirters, or a wind up bath toy.

My older son also seems to like the bath toys that we buy for our baby so bath toys seem to last for a while too.

Finger Puppets


Finger puppets are a great toy to entertain babies with and tell stories. They also make a nice travel toy too. You can always get a finger puppet out of your bag to entertain babies on planes, trains, in cars or at restaurants.

9.) Melissa and Doug Wooden Train Cars

 

Magnetic trains keep toddlers occupied for hours.

They enjoy putting the trains together and then pushing them along the floor.

The Melissa and Doug set has eight wooden trains with magnetic couplings on the ends. The trains are brightly painted and include a steam engine, caboose, coal car and passenger car.

Soft Baby Doll



This Plush doll comes in a beautiful color, filled in high quality polyester fibers, which guarantees extra durability. What's more, the doll can be machine washed in soft mode of washing machine. It's 13.5 inches in length.

Musical Bells


We go to a music group and my baby and babies of all ages love the bells.
They are great for parents to shake along with music to emphasize rhythm to babies.
When babies can reach out and grab, they will enjoy holding them.

There are tons of other types of music toys. They include other musical instruments such as maracas, xylophone or drum. A music CD with songs and nursery rhymes that your baby likes is another idea.

Toddler Learning Flash Cards

Toddler flash cards designed by educational experts, 58 cards/set of 5 different types cards including letters, colors, animals, shapes, numbers flashcards, meeting the needs of kids ages 1-6, help kids to lay a good foundation for preschool education.

Toddler Wooden Puzzles

This is the perfect toddler toy offering 4 eye-catching, colorful creatures for toddlers’ educational playtime. They are a ladybug, teddy bear, butterfly, and bee. Each of the 4 puzzles in this set measures 5.7” wide x 5.7” tall. The colors are bright, and the pieces are chunky enough for little hands to manipulate.

Elmo Toothbrush and Toothpaste

The fun of a stocking is having lots of little things that toddlers can reach in and pull out. Toddlers are curious by all kinds of objects and let's face it Christmas costs a lot of money. So why not buy them a few things for their stockings that they actually need. Think items such as toothbrush, toothpaste and soap. You can make it fun for them by choosing items with a theme such as the Elmo themed toothbrush and toothpaste featured above.

Other ideas of practical stocking fillers include a face cloth, bubble bath, soap, socks, underwear, gloves, scarf hat and cutlery.

Bath Crayons

This set includes 10 crayons - yellow, orange, red, green, and blue. They are perfect size for little hands to grasp

They easily wash off tub walls with a damp cloth or sponge

Disney Baby Minnie hair brush and wide tooth comb set

A cute hair brush and wide tooth comb set which is easy for little hands to hold. Toddlers can have a go at doing their own hair!

Do you have a creative toddler who likes drawing and creating. Here are some arts and crafts stocking stuffer ideas:

Crayons and chalk, stickers, mini stamp set, mini travel doodle pads, water wow activity book, travel magnadoodle.

Writing Tablet

This is a cute writing tablet. Toddlers can scribble to their heart's content and no paper required! It measures 10.5" by 8.5" so should fit in a large stocking.

Top Tips on Buying Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

  • Set a Budget. How much do you want to spend? It's easy to get carried away buying lots of things for your toddlers stocking but before you know it you've spent more that you wanted to. Set a limit and plan your stocking before buying. You can get lots of great little toys from dollar stores and different stores. Also, consider buying things that you were going to buy anyway. Themed toothbrushes, soaps etc make nice gifts for a toddler's socking.
  • Don't buy lots of junk. As already said it's so easy to get carried away buying little things for your toddlers stocking and before you know it you've got lots of cheap toys that your toddler will hardly play with. Plan what you want to put into your stocking before you buy. Sometimes it may be worth buying a couple of more expensive items than lots and lots of junk.
  • Consider the size of the stocking? Remember if you have a huge stocking you will need bigger presents or more presents to fill it. You also don't want to overbuy for a smaller stocking.
  • Check the suitability of what your buying. You want to make sure the gifts you choose don't poze a choking or any other hazard.
  • Don't go Overboard. You don't have to go mad! Toddlers will just love looking in the stocking and reaching to see what's in there. You don't have to spend lots as they will get forgotten quickly.

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Best Train Sets for Toddlers


Buying a train set for toddlers is a good idea. Both my boys loved train sets at this age and older. However, it can be a minefield to choose one. There are dozens of different types from wooden train sets to Thomas trackmaster, from motorised sets to trains which you push along. Should you get one which they can spread out along the floor? Or maybe invest in a train table?

Discover the answers to questions with our guide to the top 10 train sets for toddlers.

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1.) Lego Duplo - My First Number Train

 

The lego duplo number train is the perfect size for little hands to pull along and play with. It's recommended for toddlers from 18 months.

Toddlers will love to put one of the included figures in the train driver's carriage to drive the train.

There are 10 number blocks (0 through to 9) which helps toddlers with counting. The colorful blocks are also great for teaching about colours

2.) Lego Duplo Steam Train

 

This is an awesome first lego duplo train set with many opportunities for interactive play.

Younger toddlers may need help putting the track together but as they get older they will be able to do it themselves. The chunky duplo pieces make it easier for little hands to build.

Little kids love to push the train. One push sets the train off around the track.

3.) Wooden Train Sets (39 Pieces)

Wooden train sets are great for older toddlers.  At 2 1/2 years old my son loved his wooden train set and played with daily. He built different tracks and pushed the trains along.

The train set featured has 39 pieces and is a great starter set. It's a nice size for toddlers to begin with. However, a larger train set means you can build better and more intricate tracks so you can also check out other wooden train sets featured below.

The magnetic trains  hold my son's attention and he will spend ages putting them all together in a line and pushing them around the track. It's also good to have bridges, tunnels and other accessories.

There are lots more exciting train sets aimed at toddlers that are worth checking out.
If your toddler loves Thomas and Friends they will probably love the Thomas trackmaster sets. These sets also have motorized trains which fascinate my own son but they have lots of other features too.

4.) Step 2 Deluxe Canyon Road Train and Table Set

My son played with the Step 2 train and table set at a toddler group. He loved playing with it and so did the other kids.
It has tracks which are fixed. The advantage of this is that parents don't have to keep fixing tracks which are broken. And kids don't get frustrated when the track breaks. Its great for kids to use to play independently. There are also less pieces to clean up and the track can't get lost.
The step 2 set has a multi level track with seven non-removable bridges. It comes with 3 piece train set. My son also plays with cars on the tracks as well as trains.
When you have finished playing with it, just throw all the trains into the table and put the lid on. This makes a quick and easy clean up.
When the table cover is on, the table is great for doing things like drawing too.

5.) Melissa and Doug Wooden Train Set

If you're looking for a train set which will last your toddler as they grow check out the Melissa and Doug Wooden train set
This 130 piece set is excellent value and good quality. There are over 130 pieces including lots of straights and curves for endless different tracks. There are also lots of accessory pieces including trees, workers, a roundhouse engine shed and traffic signs. It also includes multi-piece trains and magnetic-tipped cranes, switches and a t-junction for passing lanes.
The main advantage with this set is that the you can build numerous different configurations. It holds no bounds to children's curiosity and will grow with  your child.  Hours of track building and imaginative play for any budding train enthusiast.

6.) Thomas & Friends Trains & Cranes Super Tower, Motorized Train and Track Set


 

Standing 2.5 ft tall this is a great Thomas and friend playset.

It features characters and places from the TV show. It comes with a motorized Thomas engine, die-cast Percy engine and Harold the helicopter.

Highlights include a spinning turntable, Cranky the crane picking up and dropping cargo, and mutiple switches to send the trains whizzing down the tracks.

7.) Kidkraft Waterfall Mountain Train and Table Set

 

What's great about the the Kidkraft train table is the 3 durable red plastic bins for easy clean up and storage. When play is finished it won't take two seconds to put all the track in the bins which is a major plus for parents.
The table comes with 120 piece set. The set includes trains, track, trees, people and buildings. The set is lose (not attached to the table) which is good as kids can have the fun of building the track themselves and making tracks of different configurations. This keeps the play very interesting.
The table also feature special T-moulded ​edges to prevent chipping and keep the table looking good.

8.) Melissa and Doug Stacking Train

The Melissa and Doug stacking train is the perfect size for toddlers to play with. They can easily pull it along. The train cars can be linked together or played with separately.

The stacking blocks provide extra fun and learning. Toddlers can use them for building and stacking. They are also great for teaching colors and shapes.

Fitting the stacking blocks on the pegs helps hand and eye co-ordination. ​Building the stacking blocks on the train is like putting a puzzle together.

A great toy with many play opportunities.

9.) Melissa and Doug Wooden Train Cars

 

Magnetic trains keep toddlers occupied for hours.

They enjoy putting the trains together and then pushing them along the floor.

The Melissa and Doug set has eight wooden trains with magnetic couplings on the ends. The trains are brightly painted and include a steam engine, caboose, coal car and passenger car.

10.) Thomas & Friends Talking Thomas & Percy Train Set

The Thomas & Friends motorized train and track set is great for young kids.

The motorized Thomas and Percy engines stop to talk with each other when they meet on the track, and both have cargo cars for loading and unloading

There are interactive play opportunities. Track switches and a control panel allow little engineers to stop engines for side-by-side interactions and control which way they go.

Fun Ways to Play Train Tracks with Your Toddler

Playing trains with my son is probably one of my favourite activities to do with him. I think the reason why is I get to be really creative and build all kinds of elaborate and different track. Here are some ways I play with my toddler and his train track.

Make big tracks - The best train tracks are the biggest ones and we see how far we can stretch the train track across the floor.
Incorporate other toys - We use lots of other toys when building our train tracks. We have a racetrack which the train track goes underneath. We use animals and build a farm next to the track. We use lego duplo to build towers and a train station. The imagination is the limit.

Build big bridges - We try to build ramps and big bridges out of some of the pieces which is always fun for trains to go under and over. You can use wooden blocks or other toys as supports for your ramps and bridges. Although expect them to fall over now and again!

Brio Train Sets

Brio is the name for quality and durability when buying wooden train sets. There are lots of lovely Brio train sets on the market. They'r train sets are designed to last. They're made from solid Beech wood.. The track pieces are cut with precision and fit with other pieces easily. All the wood Brio uses is FSC®-labeled. This ensures that it comes from renewable forests and that no unique biospheres are destroyed.

Brio Classic Deluxe Set

This set is a great Brio starter set or an expansion set to other Brio sets owned.
It features 25 pieces with trains, wooden tracks, trees, station and a hill.
Designed for kids aged 2 plus
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Save Money and Buy Wooden Train Tracks in Bulk

The fun you get out of wooden train tracks is building lots of different combinations. Of course you need the track to make this happen. Having lots of track pieces encourages creativity, improves fine motor skills and gives lots of play opportunities too. Buying a bulk buy train set is a good option to make this happen and can work out cheaper.

This set featured is a great basic buy to 68 pieces of train track.

​More Tips When Buying a Train Set for a Toddler

Here are some more things to look out for when buying a train set for a toddler.

How interactive is the train set - some train sets have some really interactive parts for toddlers to play with including gates to lift, cranes to work and pieces such as helicopters and airplanes to promote imaginative play. Look at the number of pieces in the train set and see what kinds of pieces there are to encourage imaginative and interactive play.

Number of track pieces - make sure that there are a good number of track pieces in the set you are buying. Many train sets will have a lot of pieces but if half of them are trees and not many of them are tracks this will limit the track configurations you can make.

Check the suggested age range of the track - some tracks are better suited to older toddlers and pre-schoolers as they may require more skill to play with the set. Having said this, sometimes the age ranges are misleading so its worth reading reviews as well to see what age children are getting the most of of the set you are buying.

Benefits of Playing with Trains and Train Sets

Believe it or not, playing with trains is not only a source of fun for toddlers and big kids, there are many educational benefits too. Here are a few:

Improves fine motor skills and hand and eye co-ordination. Using little hands to put track pieces together and pushing trains around the track increases the strength and control toddlers have in their hands. This is great for writing later on in their school life.

Develops social skills - working with another person or a team to build a train track helps build social and communication skills. It could be their first experience of working within a team.

Encourages imagination and creativity - putting together different configurations of sets, building towns around the tracks, getting the tracks to fit together in different loops can all help with creativity. Of course train sets also facilitate lots of imaginative play.

Increases vocabulary - as you build and play together with your toddler, talk to them about what you are building or what different parts of the train are called. Play while talking through scenarios. It's a great way to introduce new words and vocabulary.

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20 Best Toys for 2 Year Old Girls

Looking for awesome toys for 2 year old girls, but aren't sure what to buy? Read on for lots of top tips and suggestions of toys that will keep 2 year old toddlers occupied, entertained, having fun and learning!

Here are some broad categories of toys she will love:

Toys that burn off energy - ride on toys, slides and climbers, a 3 wheel scooter or a balance bike.

Toys that encourage her to starting using her imagination - picnic and food sets, play kitchen, first tool set, playsets with figures, ice cream cart, first doll and lots more!

Construction toys - 2 year olds are honing their fine motor skills and using building blocks and bricks is a great way to do this. There are some great Lego Duplo sets (with bigger bricks) which are perfect for little hands to start building.

Educational toys - Many toys for this age group have educational value but some are particularly geared to letting 2 year olds learn about colors, greetings, 2 years old is a great age for getting her first jigsaw puzzles and reading lots of fun books.

LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

There is so much play value with this ice cream cart. Little ones will love to push it around and use the magic scooper to scoop up and make ice cream.

There is lots of learning value too. Count to ten along with the ice cream cart by pressing the syrup pump or coin button.

There are over 200 phrases which introduce colors, numbers, flavors and more while you explore the six activity cards.

As they get older the ice cream cart is the perfect toy for lots of imaginative play.
Kids just love to make up the ice creams and toppings to make tasty combinations. The love to serve ice creams to everybody and enjoy ordering their own.

It's a great way to play shop!

Cozy Coupe

2 year olds love ride on toys like the Cozy Coupe. The Cozy Coupe hit the toy stores in 1979. It's still going strong so it's stood the test of time.

Kids love opening and closing the door and filling the car with gas. They can push along the floor to move along when the floorboard is removed.

It can be used both indoors and outdoors and is a firm toddler favorite.

Lego And Building Blocks

 

This colorful lego duplo number train is great for little hands to play with. The bricks are larger than normal lego blocks. The larger blocks are easier for two year olds to pick up, put together and handle.

There's lots of opportunities for imaginative play. Plus learn colors and numbers!

Melissa and Doug Let's Play House Broom Set



At 2 years old, little girls (and boys) like to copy Mom and Dad.
And this includes when they do the housework (if only it would last!).
My 2 year old boy especially enjoys sweeping, so I got him his own broom set last Christmas.

Magnetic Drawing Board

 

A magnetic drawing board is a great drawing for 2 year olds. Both my niece, son, older children and adults used to love this toy.
Scribble, doodle and draw to your hearts content without having the mess of paper and crayons.
What's great about this toy is that little ones can doodle to their heart's content with the pen.
It's a great toy for travel as you can take it in the car, to friend's houses and more and don't have to worry about your children drawing on the walls.

Aquadoodle



The aquadoodle mat lets you doodle in colors red, blue, green, and purple without making any mess! Just fill up the pen with water and get doodling. Perfect for little ones as they can scribble to their heart's content without you having to worry about them drawing anywhere else. When their drawing dries it will disappear and they can start again!

Educational Toys

Leapfrog Fridge Magnets

This is a great learning toy.
The toy comes with 26 magnetic letters. Toddlers love to play with the magnetic letters on the fridge. They're ideal for keeping little ones occupied when you are cooking in the kitchen.
Each letter slides into the bus (which is also magnetic). When you press the button you can hear the letter, its sound, a word that begins with the letter and the letter in a sentence. It's perfect for introducing the alphabet and for learning new vocabulary.
It also plays the alphabet song and wheels on the bus!

Pink Bilbio

A toy that you're probably going to love or hate.
The Bilibo doesn't "do" anything but it can become so many things to the imaginative toddler.
Designed in Switzerland, this toy has won countless awards for design and play value.
Toddlers can sit in it and be dragged around or spin in it. They can stand or sit on it. It can become a shell and the toddler a snail. It can carry all kinds of thing everywhere. Use it as a tunnel for cars and trains, perhaps it's a drum, a spinner or it could be an army hat. The imagination is the limit.

Play Tent

Play tents are lots of fun for small children.  Many play tents can be used indoors and outdoors and can facilitate all kinds of imaginative play.

The play tent featured can fit up to 3 kids for social play. It is also great for reading, playing solo and relaxing.

It comes with fairy lights, so looks fantastic in a bedroom.

It's easy to set up and take down.

Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet Stacking Set

This is a buildable, stackable flower set perfect for honing fine motor skills and developing creativity in budding florists.

It's aimed at kids from 3 plus but the reviews show a lot of 2 year olds have real fun playing with this set too.

It's also great for color matching and sorting skills. Little ones will love putting the flowers into different combinations.

 

The best thing about this set is that it is environmentally friendly and made from 100% recycled milk bottles. The set is also made in the USA and uses a  tight, local supply chain that minimizes transportation emissions and supports the domestic economy. ​

Basketball Set

 

This is a brilliant basketball set for 2 year olds that can be used indoors and outdoors.It's height adjustable so will grow with your child, adjusting from 2.5 to 4 feet. It also comes with 3 balls to use.

It's the perfect way to burn off some energy by encouraging active play.

It's also great for honing gross motor and coordination skills and having fun.

With the 3 balls kids can play independently or take turns with another child.

Lego Duplo Train

 

This is an awesome first lego duplo train set with many opportunities for interactive play.

A 2 year old may need help putting the track together but as they get older they will be able to do it themselves. The chunky duplo pieces make it easier for little hands to build.

2 year olds will love to push the train. One push sets the train off around the track.

Mini Mouse Remote Control Car

The mini mouse remote control car is the perfect car for little hands.

It's super fun, as well as moving forward, it spins!

The car works best on hard surfaces rather than carpet.

A great first R/C car.

Children’s Waltzer Car Battery Operated

Get ready to spin! This is the all new 12-volt ride-on toy offers the fun of the fair at home.

Kids can spin 360 degrees. There is a parent control which is ideal for 2 year olds. As they get older they will be able to control the car with the joysticks.

It can be used outdoors or indoors if you have the space.

Step 2 Rollercoaster

 

The Step 2 rollercoaster is super fun.

It could be assembled outdoors in the summer but also used indoors in the winter if you have the space inside. The toy easily comes apart for convenient and compact storage.

Kids step up to the 2 non slip steps to access the coaster car, The car has a high back and foot rests.

Have fun zooming down!

There are over 200 fun phrases which introduce colors, numbers, flavors and more while you explore the six activity cards.
As they start to engage in imaginative play, they will love to take your order and make up your ice cream. It's great fun to open and "ice cream shop".

Vtech Drill and Learn Toolbox

 

2 year olds will love the Vtech drill and learn toolbox.

The best feature for kids will be the working toy drill. It spins the gears and drills screws into the electronic tray's holes.

Pretend to fix things hammer, wrench, nails and screws.

Press light-up buttons for fun songs and to learn about a variety of tools, how they're used and the sounds they make.

Tea Set

 


 

Tea sets are great for imaginative play. Pour tea and eat cakes with your family, plush toys or dolls.

With the Fisher Price tea set, kids can host a tea party and the "magical” teapot spout lights up as toddlers pour out the fun.

Press the music tea bag button on the teapot for more fun lights, songs and sounds.

Climbers and Slides


 

The climber and slide makes the perfect toy for a climbing 2 year old girl. She can shoot some hoops and play a round of soccer. The crawl space underneath the basketball doubles as a crawl hole or a soccer goal!

Great for wearing them out and burning off energy.

iPlay, iLearn Bouncy Pals Unicorn Bouncy

This hopping unicorn is beautifully made with eye-catching features. It's great for the energy filled 2 year old in your life.

It's easy to play with just hop on, grab the long ears, and off you go!

LeapFrog Scout and Violet 100 Words Book

Meet Scout and violet who will introduce more than 100 age-appropriate words chosen by learning experts
Word categories include: pets, animals, food, mealtime, colors, activities, opposites, outside and more
Touching the words on the pages plays the words, sound effects and fun facts; hear the learning friends theme song and My Favorite Word by pressing the light-up star button

The Best Fridge Magnets for Toddlers

Kids love animals and the wooden farm animals are great for to play with on the fridge. They're recommended for kids from 2 to 4 years old

The colorful magnets attract kid's attention and keep them occupied. They're also great to teach kids the names of animals. There's a cow, sheep, dog, tiger, frog, elephant, giraffe and lots more!

Other Magnetic Sets by Melissa and Doug

Melissa and Doug make 2 other themed magnet sets for kids. There are Mickey Mouse and farmyard animal themed sets. Check them out below.



Where Else To Play With Magnets

The fridge isn't the only magnetic place in your home where toddlers can play with magnets.  Try playing with them on the washing machine, dishwasher, on a baking tray or on the metal surrounding fireplace too.

If you have a lot of magnetic surfaces in your house there are different games you can play. First you can go around and find out how many surfaces are magnetic. Then why not create a magnet hunt. Place the magnets on surfaces around the house and your child has to find as many as possible. They could collect them in a container, then at the end have fun counting how many they have found together.

Another idea is to purchase a magnetic board. And you can move it around the house so your toddler can play next to you while you get on with other things.

Foam animal Magnets

The foam magnets are designed for kids between ages 2 and 3 years old.

The magnets are quite big in size (1.5 - 3 inches and 0.2 in thickness), so easy for small fingers to pick up and handle.

The toy contains a cardboard layer so you have to be careful not to be chew or get them wet.

You can store them in the cardboard box they arrive in.

Foam Letter and Number Magnets

This set contains 93 foam magnets in total which include lower case letters, upper case letters and numbers.

The set is recommended for age 3 plus.

It's a great set for setting out sums, spelling out first words and names etc.

More Benefits of Magnet Play for Young Children

Playing with magnets is very educational. There are many ways they benefit small children. Here are a few more benefits:

​Helps develop fine motor skills and muscle strength in their fingers
- Picking up the magnets from the fridge, handling them and putting them back again helps kids develop their small hand and finger muscles. Having strong muscles in their hands is essential for kids learning to write.

Cause and effect - playing with magnets helps teach cause and effect, an essential skill for problem solving.

Creative play - magnets inspire creative play. Can you make patterns with the magnets? Can you use picture magnets to create a story? What are funny words I can make with the magnets. The play is open ended and there are lots of ways to play. How will your child be creative?

Finding out about the world - it's fun to use magnets to explain a little bit of the world around you. Find out which surfaces are magnetic around the home and outside in the world too. Which objects and materials do magnets attract? Which will stick to the magnets? Are coins from around the world magnetic? As kids get older you can explain why some things are magnetic and others aren't.

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Outdoor Toys for 2 to 4 Year Olds

A Rollercoaster?!

 

 

 

This is a rollercoaster suitable for 2 - 5 year olds. However, I've seen younger kids have a go on this too but they have to be closely supervised.
It's a car that goes on a downhill ride with another smaller bump halfway through. I had to include it in my list as it's so much fun.
We used one at a toddler group we used to go to. All the kids loved this. It is one they used to fight over! They also enjoyed pulling and pushing the car along the track as well as riding in it.
It can be set up in the outside in the summer and inside when the weather isn't too good if you have the space.
Older kids enjoy having a go on the rollercoaster as well.

Push Along And Ride On Cars

We have a cozy coupe car for my son and he loves it. We actually use ours most indoors at first but we use it outdoors now. My little boy loves his car. He's heading towards his 3rd birthday and still plays in it nearly everyday. They also have these cars at the nursery my son goes to and they are incredibly popular.
My sons, nephews and nieces also love the push car kept at Grandma's house. They both love to just sit in it or be pushed round and round the garden.  A great toy for a 2 year old.

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

 



 

This is the dino car version of the cozy coupe.

There is also an moving, clicking ignition switch and an open-and-close gas cap. Kids like the gas cap and will pretend to fill the car up with gas.

There's cup holders in the rear.

It's perfect for use on flat surfaces and can be used indoors and outdoors. There's a handle on the back so parents can push their little one around. There is also a removable floor so kids can use their feet to move as well.

Water Play Table

 



 

My 2 year old loves his water play table and spent ages playing with it with his 3 year old friend just the other day.

​It's a great toy on a Summer's day as the children can splash as much water and get as wet at they want. My son will play with it for a long time giving me the chance to have a break in the sunshine.

There's lots of cool play opportunities in the table opposite. It includes a 13 piece acccessory set with a rubber duck, squirting frog, fish, 5 maze pieces, a large bucket, 1 flipper adn three water scooping tools.

 

Play Tent and Play Houses

Play houses are a great summer toy to have outside.

Keep the sun off when it gets too hot. Children can enjoy eating picnics inside and playing with their toys.

There is playhouse at my kids Grandma's house. It was given to her in a used condition but it still holds up really well after years of use (see the picture below) They enjoy playing in it and it's great for facilitating all kinds of imaginative play.

My 2 year old especially loves just going in and out the door, looking out from the window and opening and closing the shutters on the window (this keeps him occupied for ages).

Little Tykes Playhouse


This has lots of fab features perfect for 2 year olds.

The open design means that it's easy to keep an eye on your child.

There are some great features to encourage imaginative play

Kids will love opening and closing the windows and front door, passing mail through the letterbox and playing inside.

There's also a flagholder

Play tent

 



 

Play tents are cheaper than play houses but facilitate much of the same imaginative play.

They are also great for keeping the sun off young children in the hot weather.

Another plus with play houses is that they are portable.

You can use them outdoors in the summer and  indoors in the winter.

Little Tikes Lil' Wagon

 



 

Another favorite toy of my son's (again at Grandma's house - he's a bit spoiled there!) is a wagon

​Young children enjoy pushing  and pulling their toys round and round in a wagon

The wagon can be used indoors and outdoors.

The handle folds flat for storage.

​Gardening Toys and Sets

 



 

There's lots of gardening toys that 2 year olds love. One of my son's favorite has been a watering can.

​He loves to sprinkle water over the flowers.

​If they want to help with the gardening. you can also get small gardening tools for kids. And what young child doesn't enjoy digging!

The Green Toys gardening set featured is made out of recycled plastic so good for the environment too.

 

Little Tikes Pretend Mower

 



 

My son loves to push things around and I don't think he's the only one.

Kids from 2 to 4 love imitating Mom and Dad so will love this lawn mower with realistic sounds. It doesn't need batteries for the sounds which is a huge plus as the sounds are mechanical.

Pull the cord

And it has a removable gas can - Kids can open the tethered gas cap and pretend to fill up the lawn mower

 

Balance Bike

 



 

One of my 2 year olds favorite toys has been a balance bike. He uses his balance bike everyday. These are bikes without pedals but they give young children the opportunity to master the balance and co-ordination needed to ride a bigger bike. Little children can get on them and use them pretty much right away.

Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter

 



 

The micro mini deluxe scooter is the perfect choice for very young children.
The handlebar on the scooter adjust from from 17 to 25 inches so will accommodate kids of varying heights and will grow with your child..
The great thing about the micro range of scooters is that they offer a really smooth ride due to the high quality polyurethane wheels.
The scooters are lightweight and this makes them easier for young children to control. It also makes them easier to pick up and carry when kids have had enough.

Basketball Set

 



 

If your child is like mine and loves balls, bouncing, throwing and catching they will love a basketball set. The best ones allow you to adjust the height. This is a great family toy as everybody can have a go.

The basketball set featured is a great little set as it will grow with your child. The height adjusts from 2 to 4 feet so suits kids from age 18 months to 5 years.

This set also  includes an oversized rim and junior size basketball

The base will need to be weighted with sand

 

​Little Tikes TotSports T-Ball Set

 



 

The Little Tikes totsports t-ball set is extremely popular outdoor toy with 2 to 4 year olds who love wacking balls off the tee.

​It's a great introduction to baseball and will also help improve basic batting skills along with motor skills and coordination. The balls and bats are plastic so kid friendly.

The set includes 2 oversize baseballs and tee. The big bat and oversized balls make it easier for them to hit the balls of the tee. It is adjustable in height so can grow with your child.
It can also be hung on the wall for easy storage.

Stomp Rocket


A stomp rocket is such a fun toy that is great for all ages.

Just stomp on the pad at the bottom of the rocket and see how high you can shoot it into the air.

We have one of these and when we take it out to the park everybody wants to have a go (including adults!).

As well as jumping on the stomp pad the kids also enjoy having races to see who can reach and bring back the rocket first.

My 2 and 6 year old both enjoy having a go!

Sand Table

 



Sand table - If you can't get to the beach why not bring the beach to you with a sand table. Children can experience the sand while you sit back and relax.

My own son loved sand play from when he turned 2.

​He would push diggers through the sand, build sandcastles, tip it in and out of buckets, put it over his hands and lots more.

 

Trike

 



 

Tricycles are another great outdoor toys for 2 to 4 year olds. They can use them to master pedalling which is great for later on when they learn to ride a bike.

Look for a trike like the Red Flyer trike featured that has an adjustable seat so will grow with your child.

The solid steel frame means the trike is super durable and should last for years through siblings.

 

Water Sprinkler

 



 

It's amazing how young kids will be entertained by water for hours.

This sprinkler from Melissa and Doug will do just that. Set it up by attaching it to a garden hose and relax and watch while the kids have tons of fun.

It's fab for the hot weather. Kids can run outside in the water and cool down while enjoying themselves

Inflatable Pool

 



 

When the weather is really hot, there is nothing better than having an inflatable pool for kids where they can have fun and cool off.

Kids love water, they will be entertained for hours splashing and playing in a water filled pool.

Inflatable pools are also great for kids and adults to have fun in together if they are big enough.

Outdoor chalk

 



 

Outdoor chalk is fab. Young kids can draw on the ground and It can be washed away.

No mess indoors.

It's great for first drawings and practising writing letters.

As kids get older it's also good for playing games such as tic tac toe and hopscotch.

Slide

 



 

Sometimes the traditional toys are the best. And what child doesn't love a slide? My son will go up and down the slide for a long time and then he likes to push different toys down there and see how fast they go. A toy that will last for quite a while.

Kids will love going up the steps and whizzing down a slide.

In the summer, we splash water down ours and put it an inflatable pool for extra fun.

Outdoor rocker

 



 

Another fairly traditional toy that can be used both indoors and outdoors is a rocker like the one by little tikes featured.

2 to 4 year olds really love rocking away to their heart’s content.

The rocker featured is lightweight so can easily be moved for indoor and outdoor use.

Trampoline

 



 

For generations kids have loved to bounce up and down on trampolines.

It’s super fun and great exercise.

Make sure you have the safety gear required such as a net and cushioning round the trampoline.

​Another option is a trampoline with handle bar. These are perfect for younger kids. They had one at my son's nursery and he loved to bounce up and down on it there.

Bubble Machine

 



 

Young kids love bubbles.

They love watching them, chasing them, popping on them stomping on them!

A bubble machine take the hard work out of blowing lots of bubbles and provides many more than you can manually produce.

The bubble machine featured blows up to 500 bubbles a minutes with 10 bubble wands.

Sprinkler Pad

What's better on hot, sunny days then running around and having fun in the sprinklers.

Kids will love this sprinkle mat to keep cool.

Just attach a hose,easy to adjust to higher and lower water splash heights.

​More Outdoor Toy and Games Ideas for 2 to 4 Year Olds

Still not found what you're looking for. Here are a few more ideas:

Ball - just a simple ball can be enough to entertain a toddler. Practice throwing, bouncing, kicking and trying to catch can be lots of fun!

Swing - Sometimes the traditional toys are the best. Toddlers love swings. You can get swings which convert from toddler swings to swings for older children too.

Inflatable bouncers  - are a great toy to have in your garden in the Summer. Children between 2 and 4 (and older) will absolutely love jumping up and down and wearing themselves out. They are also great to have for birthday parties.

First pogo sticks - one for the 3 and 4 year olds. They make pogo sticks for young children which are great fun!

30 Awesome Toys for 2 Year Old Boys

This is an awesome first Lego Duplo train set with many opportunities for interactive play.

A 2 year old may need help putting the track together but as they get older they will be able to do it themselves. The chunky Duplo pieces make it easy for little hands to build.

2 year olds will love to push the train. One push sets the train off around the track.

The set has interactive bricks which teach cause and effect. Place a red brick on the track to make the train stop, a green brick will make it reverse and a yellow brick will make a sound. There are five interactive bricks in total.

The set also has an optional app which allows a device to be used as a remote control for the train. Little ones can have a go at being in control.

Balls

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My 2 year old boys and pretty much every 2 year old I know is ball obsessed and we have a large collection of balls. If we go to the park we have to take a ball with us. It's great for them to burn off energy chasing, kicking and throwing the ball. You can't go wrong with a ball for a two year old.

​Soft balls (like the ones featured) are great because you can play with them inside without the fear of anybody getting hurt.

There are also some great toys involving balls which are perfect for 2 year olds. Check out the toddler basketball and bowling set below.

Basketball Set

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This is suitable for all mini basketball fans from 2 years old.  The basketball stand can be adjusted according to the height of the child so it lasts a long time.

The adjustable rim adjusts in six inch (15.2 cm) increments from 30" (76.2 cm) to 48" (121.9 cm). There are four adjustable sizes in total.

It features a large blackboard and sturdy rim with a real woven net. There are also two drink holders at the bottom of the stand for thirsty children.

It can be used indoors and outdoors. Great for wearing out energetic toddlers. It's also fantastic for improving gross motor skills, hand and eye co-ordination and if playing with other children teamwork and taking turns.

Bowling Game

At 2 years old loves both my boys loved playing bowling games with a ball. You can play bowling with all kinds of objects from around the house. If you save enough plastic bottles and have a ball you can make your own bowling game.

My youngest son and I used to play bowling with Megabloks towers. We would build 3 towers and roll a ball to knock them down.

The plush bowling game below is another option.

Melissa and Doug Monster Plush Bowling Game

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This set includes 6 plush pins and a soft ball so no chance of little ones getting hurt when using the set.

The bowling pins are brightly colored monsters and I can see all kinds of uses for these as well as bowling pins. They make nice plush toys for imaginative play as toddlers get older.

The bowling game could be set up indoors or outdoors as long as its not wet.

Magnetic Letters

If I were to recommend one toy to buy a two year old, magnetic letters would be high on the list. My son loves them and has spent ages sticking them onto the fridge and the washing machine. He now knows all of the capital letters of the alphabet. They are particularly great as he plays with them in the kitchen while I am cleaning up.

Leapfrog Fridge Magnetic Letters

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These magnetic letters from Leapfrog are perfect for the little hands. They are too big for little ones to swallow, so you don't have to worry about toddlers putting them in their mouths.

Place the letter in the bus and you can hear the letter name and its phonic sound.

Press the button twice and you can hear the a word that begins with the letter and the word in a sentence. It also plays the alphabet and the wheels on the bus song.

It's a great toy for learning letters, words and sounds. They're also fantastic for keeping toddlers entertained in the kitchen while you're cooking.

Drawing Toys for 2 Year Old Boys

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There are quite a few toys that will encourage 2 year old boys to create and draw.

Some examples include an art easel. I use ours outside in the summer with paint and we use it for drawing in the kitchen when I am busy so my son is occupied while I can keep an eye on him.

Crayola Washable Crayons

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We use Crayola washable crayons to draw. Great for toddlers in case they think it's a good idea to draw on walls or any other surfaces they shoudn't!

The crayons are the perfectly sized for little hands to pick up and  draw.

I also love the Aquadoodle and the magna doodle below.

My kids can scribble and draw to their hearts content and

​I don't have to worry about any pens being used to draw on the walls or furniture.

Aquadoodle - No Mess Drawing

My son absolutely loves Aquadoodle.

It's  easy to use. Just fill the pen up with water and then your toddler can scribble over the mat to their hearts content.

I show my son how to draw shapes and circles as well as funny faces. However, he really just loves to scribble.

What I love about this is that it's no mess drawing. You don't have to worry about them taking a pen or crayon and drawing on the walls.

When the mat dries, the drawing goes away and then they can draw something else.

The doodles are in color. It's quick to tidy away, just fold up the mat and pen until next time.

Magnetic Drawing Board

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Another great drawing toy is a magnetic drawing board.

We have one of these and I love having a go as much as my boys.

Scribble away to your hearts content and when you've finished use the easy slider eraser to give you a clean slate. The pen is attached to the drawing board so won't get lost.

It comes with 4 stampers too. You can take these away if you’re worried they’ll put them in their mouth.

I find it makes a good toy to take to family and friend's houses to keep my boys entertained. This one is quite large but there is a carry handle for easy portability.

Remote Control Cars

Two year old boys are just starting to love cars and a radio control car makes a really good present. There are lots designed from 24 months. Check out the options below.

Mickey Mouse Car

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Great for Mickey Mouse fans!

The car has an easy to use remote control.

Press one button to go forward. Press the other button to make the car spin in a circle so you can make it face the direction you want to go.

Remote Control Cars and Drivers

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These are simple, easy to use remote control cars suitable for 2 years olds.

The remote control features big buttons so little hands will find it easier to use.

​Press the buttons to hear honking sounds, music and see flashing headlights. The car can go in both forward and reverse. It also has removable race car driver action figures that are great to play with too.

Outdoor Toys

There are lots of cool outdoor toys for 2 year old boys.

Ideas include a water table - this is a great summer toy. Aged 2, my son would play for ages with his water table which included a water wheel and lots of fun toys.

Sandboxes, ride on toys, swings and playhouses are also great outdoor toys for this age group.

My 2 Year Old Boy and Outdoor Toys

They were never out of use.

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My son's grandma had the cozy coupe car at her house and he liked it so much she bought him his own car to have at home. He absolutely loves it. He uses it indoors and outdoors. He sits in it, drives forward, reverses and spends lots of time just getting in and out of the vehicle.

He has just started to use a cable from a charger and pretends to fill up the car with gas as well! This is one of the toys he plays with most!

Ride On Toys

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My son absolutely loves any type of ride on. When we go to any group which has a ride on, he will just sit on there and ride round the whole time.
The 2 in 1 pirate ship toy can be used as a ride on and also comes with 2 pirate figures and a canon for imaginative play. You can store the play items underneath the seat.

Thomas and Friends Vehicle With Track

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The Thomas train is such a cool ride on toy. It's a motorised ride on that runs on and off the track and you can use it indoors or outdoors. It goes 1mph on the track and 2mph off the track.
There's a push button to start and stop the train so that little ones can easily master it themselves.
It also features Thomas phrases and sounds.

Bumper Car

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Get ready to roll! This is the all new 12-volt ride-on toy offers the fun of the fair at home.

Kids can spin 360 degrees. It's not too fast so 2 year olds can have a go at controlling car using the joystick controls but there is also a parent control as well.

It can be used outdoors or indoors if you have the space.

Slide and Climbers

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My 2 year old really enjoys climbing (on everything) and playing on slides.

If the slide / climber isn't too tall he is capable of doing it independently.

Climbers and slides make great toys for this age group.

​They can be used outdoors in the summer or indoors in the winter (if you have the space). They are a great toy to wear little ones out and use up all their excess energy.

Little Tikes T ball Set

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The t-ball set is a great toy to develop hand and eye co-ordination and batting skills while have lots of fun.

It can be played with indoors (if you have the space) and outdoors.

The t-ball set has an adjustable height "T"

It's a great way to introduce toddlers to sports. ​

Toy Cars

My son was given toy cars before he was two and he wasn't that interested in them. However, now he is toy car mad. We like to go for walks together and he will take a toy car and "drive" it over the walls and on the ground. He also has a little tractor which we took to the park the other day and he spent ages just moving it over posts and the grass. I haven't encouraged him to do this, he just does it on his own. It must be an in built instinct in boys. A great toy to encourage imaginative and creative play.

Toy cars on their own make a great gift. My son will play with all types of cars from hot wheels to chunky toddler cars.

Another idea is car playset like a toy garage or the Fisher Price amusement park featured below.

Car Playset

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My 2 year old plays with the car playsets at a group we go to. He really enjoys watching the cars whizz down the ramps and seeing how far they go at the end. He also just moves his toy car up and down the ramps with his hands.

Lots of fun and imaginative play to be had.

The playset featured has three tracks, 2 with loops and a car "wash", gas station and mechanic stops for added pretend play.

Disney Cars Playset

My 2 year old is absolutely mad about Disney cars, Lightening McQueen, Mack and Mater. We have some diecast Disney Pixar cars (Including Lightening McQueen and Mater) which he loves to play with.

There are all kinds of themed Disney Pixar toys, racetracks and playsets. My son keeps asking for Mack so we are getting him one for Christmas.

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It's difficult to go wrong with some mini racers from the Pixar cars collection.

They are small cars which is nice the little hands of a 2 year old.

Disney Pixar Cars  Mack Transporter

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If he has lots of toy cars,  a Mack transporter is a great way to play with them

Little kids will love putting cars into Mack and pushing him around.

Open the back of Mack to create a ramp and easily slide cars in and out.

Great for imaginative play, kids will love to recreate the movie scenes.

Musical Toy

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My two boys weren't very musical as toddlers. However, my nephew who's also 2 is very musical and the perfect toy for him would be something on which he can make music. Some ideas of music toys for 2 year olds include toy guitars, pianos and toy drums.

2 year olds love drums and the VTech drum set featured makes a wonderful musical toy.

There's 4 modes of play including free play, letters, numbers, and follow-along; each drum features a unique LED light

Play Tents

Play tents are great fun. They seem to bring out imaginative play in kids of all ages including 2 year olds.

We put our play tent up indoors in the Winter. It makes a nice play space for kids. In the Summer we use it outdoors and it makes a nice shade from the sun. It's also great to have picnics in, read books, play games and draw outside.

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You can get all kinds of tents. My boys seem to like ones with tunnels attached which they can crawl through.

The rocket tent is a fun idea for 2 year old boys and older.

It comes with a space torch projector to light up your astronaut with 24 NASA inspired images.

The play tent is great for pretend play. Have fun launching into space.

Bilibo

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We don't have this toy but I included it because it sounds intriguing. Basically it's a toy which was designed after extensively studying children's play patterns and it has won countless awards. It's a plastic spherical shape which is meant to be virtually indestructible. It is a completely open-ended toy that stimulates a child's imagination. It can be a helmet, sit and spin, doll cradle, train tunnel, shovel, water basin and much more. Reviewers on Amazon also give a lot more information about how the children could use this toy. It's suitable for indoors and outdoors. When I first read about this toy I was a bit baffled about whether it would be used but the reviews suggest that it is!

Train Sets for 2 Year Old Boys -  - An update from a 2 1/2 year old boy

Since first writing this articles I have purchased a couple more toys for my 2 year old boy which he loves. He is now 2 1/2 and a couple of months ago we purchased a wooden train set and he loves it. We started building tracks together and now he will build his own with a little help from me. He loves the magnetic trains that stick together. At first he spent ages putting the trains together and then pulling them apart. He plays with his train set everyday. There are all kinds of train sets aimed at 2 year olds. I have suggested a Thomas train set below.

Another option is a train table with a train set is a good choice as it keeps all the mess and play of the floor. They are also good for storage.

Train Sets

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This 80 piece wooden train set is a cool option for 2 year olds. It's a perfect starter set.

An adult may need to construct a track for a 2 year old but as they get older they can help and eventually do it on their own.

The set featured includes tracks, crane, trucks, construction cars & oil tank cars, workplace mat and other accessories.

Building a wooden train set includes lot of learning fun, it's especially good for honing fine motor skills, imaginative play and problem solving.

Step 2 Deluxe Canyon Road Train and Table Set

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If you feel your 2 year old may get frustrated with a wooden train track, another option is this moulded track table.

My son played with the Step 2 train and table set at a toddler group. He loved playing with it and so did the other kids.

It has tracks which are fixed. The advantage of this is that parents don't have to keep fixing tracks which are broken. And kids don't get frustrated when the track breaks. Its great for kids to use to play independently. There are also less pieces to clean up and the track can't get lost.

The step 2 set has a multi level track with seven non-removable bridges. It comes with 3 piece train set. My son also plays with cars on the tracks as well as trains.

When you have finished playing with it, just throw all the trains into the table and put the lid on. This makes a quick and easy clean up.

When the table cover is on, the table is great for doing things like drawing too.

Magnetic Trains

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My eldest son used to be fascinated by magnetic trains.

He would spend ages connecting them together and then just pushing them around.

This set of 12 magnetic trains is a fab toy to play with  on it's own, or as an extra accessory to a train track toy.

Books

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I love reading with my boys. It's  nice to sit down and have some quiet time and we have a huge selection of books we choose from.

One of our favourite is Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site.
This is a fab bedtime book.

The illustrations and the rhyming text even lulls me to sleep!

My little boy is a huge fan too.

Baby Shark

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This is a super cool sound book featuring the full baby shark song and 9 other songs with colorful illustrations.

More Gift Ideas for 2 Year Old Boys

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The Step 2 rollercoaster is super fun.

It could be assembled outdoors in the summer but also used indoors in the winter if you have the space inside. The toy easily comes apart for convenient and compact storage.

Kids step up to the 2 non slip steps to access the coaster car, The car has a high back and foot rests.

Have fun zooming down!

Cool Toys for 2 Year Old Boys - Update

Update : It's been a while since I first wrote this article and the toys below are some enjoyed by my youngest son aged 2. My son loves pretty much all of the toys enjoyed by my eldest son (cars and the cozy coup car are two of his favorites) but we've added a few more to our collection so here is my update.

Dump trucks are great toys for 2 year old boys.

They love filling them with stuff, pushing them around and then dumping the stuff out of them.

This dump truck is huge. My son can fit inside it! You can push him around in it but you have to be careful he doesn't get tipped out the back!

It can be used indoors and outdoors.

Take along Elmo

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This will be very popular for little kids who love Elmo.

It's a 12 inch take along toy, that has long arms and legs so that kids can easily grab onto them and take Elmo wherever they go.

It has soft, huggable material

It's surface washable.

Balance Bike

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We got my youngest son a balance bike for his 2nd birthday after it was recommended by a friend who's child loved it.

I can honestly say it is probably one of the best toys I have ever bought. My son loves it.

At first he just used to stand with it between his legs in the house. Eventually he started to walk around the house with it.

Finally we let him use it outside. He started off by going slowly but it wasn't long before he was whizzing around. Everywhere we go on his bike we get comments about how good he is on it. It's been great as I can walk at a decent pace next to him on his bike so I don't have to wait for him as we walk from a to b.

You have to make sure you get one small enough so that his feet can push along the floor when he's sitting on the saddle.

The Strider bike featured is one of the smallest balance bikes out there so will be perfect for most 2 year olds.

After the success of the balance bike, we decided to get my son a scooter for last Christmas (so he was about 2 years and 6 months old).

Again he loves this. It was a bit hard at first to get him to use his scooter rather than his balance bike at first but after a few goes he loves his scooter too.

Imaginative play

2 year old may also be starting to enjoy and participate in imaginative play.

LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

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There is so much fun and educational value to be had with this ice cream cart.

2 year olds will pushing the cart around. They will enjoy using the magic scoop to make ice creams.

There are lots of phrases, songs and activities that promote learning and new vocabulary.

Count to ten along with the ice cream cart by pressing the syrup pump or coin button.

There are over 200 fun phrases which introduce colors, numbers, flavors and more while you explore the six activity cards.
As they start to engage in imaginative play, toddlers love to take your order and make up your ice cream. It's great fun to open and "ice cream shop".

VTech Drill and Learn Toolbox

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Both my sons like tool sets and drills at the ages of 2 and 3.

2 year olds will love the VTech drill and learn toolbox.

The best feature for kids will be the working toy drill. It spins the gears and drills screws into the electronic tray's holes.

Pretend to fix things hammer, wrench, nails and screws.

Press light-up buttons for fun songs and to learn about a variety of tools, how they're used and the sounds they make.

Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog

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Spike has 12 removeable quills help strengthen fine motor skills. And 2 year olds will love trying to put the quills back in the hedgehog.

The quills also help reinforce color recognition, counting and sorting skills.

Kids can arrange the quills by warm or cool colors, or count the quills. There are numbers on the shell to help number recognition too.

The quills fit inside the headehog's shell for easy storage and portability.

 

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Best Toys For 15 Month Old


 

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The Mickey and Minnie Mouse Ride on are both excellent ride ons for 15 month old boys or girls.

My son has the Mickey Mouse ride on and he loves it.
He loves pushing around the ride on with the handle at the top. There is also storage under the seat. He puts toys inside the seat, pushes them around and takes them out again. He also loves the steering wheel and phone to play with on the top of the little car.

There's so many ways to play with this toy. Turn the knob for spinning colors, sweet melodies and blinking signal lights
There are colorful gears, an ignition key and you can shift gears for revving engine sound
Honk the horn for more driving fun!

Little Tykes Rocking Horse

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This is such a fun toy which can be played with indoors or outdoors.

The seat is designed to stop kids falling forwards or backwards.

Kids will love rocking back and forth. It's a great balance toy and little ones can learn to get on and off and rock by themselves.

Bath Toys

One of my 15 month old favorite pastimes is bathtime.
I often put him in the bath while I clean the bathroom or read a magazine next to him. It gives me some time and he loves it.
Sometimes the simplest bath toys are the best. We have some stacking cups that he loves to play with. He enjoys filling the cups up with water and pouring it out again. He also enjoys pouring the water between the different cups.

Sesame Street Bath Squirters

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If they love Seasame Street and Elmo they will these Seasame Street Bath Squirters.

Perfectly sized for little hands. they will love playing with them in the bath.

Squeeze the figures underwater to fill them and squeeze them again to squirt water.

Eco Friendly Ferry Boat Bath toy

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The ferry boat with toy cars is a great bath time toy for kids from 1 to 6 years old. It's also a cool toy to use in the pool and on dry land

Fab for imaginative play and keeping little ones occupied at bath time

It's eco friendly as it's made out of recycled milk jugs.

​It's dishwasher safe for easy cleaning

Toy Cars

I can't believe how much my son currently love cars.

He will lie down and just push the cars to and fro. He will do this just before he goes to sleep and it seems to calm him down.

He likes to play with a range of different cars from chunky cars designed for toddlers (these are great for little hands) to his older brother's hot wheels cars.

Fisher-Price Little People Race Track Play Set

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This is such a cool car ramp toy. It's over 34" tall and toddlers love watching cars whizz down the ramps.
Two wheelies cars are included which are the perfect size for little hands.​
There is lots of interactive play to be had. The double car launcher lets toddlers send two cars down the ramps at the same time.
Cars race down the track and can either crash, drop through the trap door, or continue down the spiral track or jump ramp

 

VTech Pop-a-Balls Push & Pop Bulldozer

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The Vtech Push and Pop bulldozer is an entertaining push along toy.

Push along the toy and watch the balls pop out of the chimney. Sometimes the bucket catches them but kids also love to chase the balls across the floor and put them back in the toy themselves.

Press the buttons and learn colours, numbers, phrases and music.

Tunes play as little ones roll the bulldozer along the floor.

Mega Blocks John Deere Dump Truck

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Another great car toy that is perfect for 15 month old boys or girls is the mega blocks dump truck featured.

15 month olds love pushing the truck around with their hands.

Toddlers love to push things around and put things in the container at the back. The "bin" at the back tips backwards.

As they get older they enjoy playing with the blocks!

Great for imaginative play, for learning and for developing fine motor skills too.

Climbers and Slides

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At 15 months if you're child is like my son they will want to climb anything and everything.

The climber and slide makes the perfect toy for a climbing toddler. Shoot some hoops and play a round of soccer with toddler friends! The crawl space underneath the basketball doubles as a crawl hole or a soccer goal!

They will need to be supervised but will love attempting to climb up the climber and go down the slide.

Great for wearing them out and burning off energy.

Slide

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This is a great first slide for a 15 month to grow into.

The age recommendation is from 18 months to 6 years, so you will need to make sure your 15 month old is ready for it and supervise them at all times. But there are reviews as kids as young as 1 year old using this slide.

It's a great size for beginners. It can be used indoors and outdoors. It's easy to fold down for compact storage and moving.

And it's good value for money too.

Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports Zone

This is a fun toy which has three sports in one: basketball, soccer and bowling. It has over 75 sounds and phrases and teaches colors, numbers and shapes as you play.

Lights and sounds encourage movement and the games teach children to follow directions.

The basketball hoop is adjustable and a it has a light up backboard that makes sounds when shots are made

Ball Pit and Tunnels Play Set

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This is a fun play set with tunnels to crawl through, a ball pit to sit in (balls aren't included) and games to play as toddlers get older.

Toddlers will love crawling through the tunnels. When they are ready try and shoot the balls into the basket and at the play target wall (3 dart balls included),

It's easy set up. Just unfold and pop up. 

Books

My son loves books at the moment. He brings them to me to read to him and then wants them read over and over again! Of course, this is great for his learning and vocabulary. It's also lovely to sit down with him and for him to keep still and sit on my knee while I read to him.

 

He likes books that are bright and colorful. He loves books with pictures of other babies. He also loves touch and feel books as well as lift the flap books.

We have the "Where is baby's belly button book" featured.

It's a lift the flap book by Karen Katz. The flaps are big and sturdy. My son doesn't lift them  yet but he likes me too. He loves turning the pages. It's a great book for teaching body parts. My son now says eyes and head which are featured in this book.

It has pictures of babies which toddlers and babies like to look at.

Baby Shark Sound Book

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Love or hate the Baby Shark song, this book entertains toddlers!

Press the buttons to hear 10 different songs including baby shark.

The illustrations are very colorful and eyecatching.

Toddlers like to look at them, press the buttons and listen to the songs.

Plush Toys

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If you're looking for an eco friendly gift, one great option is an EcoKins plush toy that is made entirely of recycled materials.

There are many cute animals to choose from.

They are also safe for babies. They are bead free as their eyes and noses are embroidered.

Additionally the shipping bag is made of biodegradable material.

Outdoor Toys

There is a sand pit at a toddler group that we go too and when we go there my son will play with the sand for most of the duration. We build sandcastles together, fill up diggers and more.

He does occasionally try and eat the sand but he is getting better at knowing not to do this!

Another simple but popular idea for toddlers this age is a ball. My eldest son was ball made between about 15 to 24 months. He couldn't get enough of playing ball. There are some great ball for this age group. Look for ones which are lightweight so toddlers can throw and catch them easily. Bright colored ones are also a favorite with this age.

Another cool toy is a water table.

Water Play Table

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My son received a water table as a gift for his 1st birthday and it's been a huge hit.

He will play for ages pouring water with the cup. He loves to watch me tip in into the water wheel and then have a go himself.

The table featured includes activities including launching the frogs onto lily pads and center tower.

And turn the spinner that powers the "lazy river"

We sometimes put bubbles in the water as well. We keep the water table in the backyard and have found it good to play with in all seasons.

In winter, the rainwater in it froze over. It was good for my son to discover ice. It has also filled with snow so can be used as a snow table too

Splash Pad

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Little children love the splash pad and it's perfect play to calm them down on a hot summer day.

The can sit and splash on the pad and as they can walk and run through the sprinkles. The water fills up to about 2 inches deep so it's perfect for little ones to sit in. They love it.

The splash pad is super easy to set up.

Kids also love looking at the letters and pictures on the bottom of the pad too.

Imaginative Play

At 15 months my son has started doing lots of imaginative play. Here are some toys he uses to facilitate this:

Toy phone - My son loves pretending to be on the phone. He picks up his toy phone and walks around saying hello all the time. We have pretend play and conversations where I answer the phones and say "it's for you..", he then talks and passes it back to me.

Play Kitchen - My little boy loves kitchens. He loves going into our kitchen cupboards and trying to empty them out. But he also heads for toy kitchen at toddler groups. He likes opening and closing the cupboards. Getting things out of the cupboards and putting them back in again.

Tea Set

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Tea set - My son love playing with teapot sets at toddler group. He likes the pouring action and pretending to drink the tea.

The Fisher Price tea set is great for imaginative play. Kids can host a tea party and the "magical” teapot spout lights up as toddlers pour out the fun.

Press the music tea bag button on the teapot for more fun lights, songs and sounds.

The teaset is also a great learning toy as well. The cakes can be used as puzzle, can you fit the right cake in the right shaped hole?
It teaches shapes, counting, colors, manners and more. ​

LeapFrog Picnic Basket

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​The Leapfrog picnic basket has tons of different play opportunities that toddlers and pre-schoolers love.

There is shape sorting play for toddlers. They love opening and closing the lid and taking out the stuff and putting it back again.

As they get older kids love to use it for imaginative play.

Lay out the blanket and create a picnic for you and your plush toys or for mommy.

I bought a similar toy for my 1 year old nephew and he loves it. It is currently his favorite toy.

Number Lovin' oven

 

 

​The Leapfrog Number Lovin Oven is great for facilitating imaginative play. Great for pretending to prepare food and be a little chef.

Toddlers love opening and closing the oven door and putting food inside.

There are lots of fun and educational songs.

The toy also teaches numbers, counting and sharing.

It's also fantastic for developing fine motor skills. Slide the slider, open and close the door, fit the food items together to make a pizza.

Toy Phone

This is great for pretend play for a 15 month old who can copy Mommy and Daddy and pretend to be on his phone.

There are also lots of activities that children can do on this phone including voicemail and songs.

Push the music button and sing along to songs about counting, phone, manners and more.

Press any of the 10 number buttons to see an animated Scout/Violet count it out in a fun way.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Toddler Toy Vacuum

 

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This is such a cool toy that has lots of play value and will grow with your child.

Boys and girls will love pushing the toy vacuum with music, lights, and phrases to encourage your baby to push and play
Flip the switch “on” for vacuum sounds & “off” for learning songs & phrases
Press the light-up canister button for more fun songs & phrases
Adjustable design—tilt it up or down for the perfect fit!

Educational Toys

There are lots of educational toy perfect for this age group. They're at an age where they can start to do big chunky jigsaw puzzles. My 15 month old loves taking all the shapes out of wooden puzzles but he hasn't quite got the manual dexterity to put them back in again. But obviously this will come in the next few months.

Another great educational toy are stacking and sorting toys. It's the perfect age to introduce shape sorters and they are just getting the dexterity to be able to put the right shapes into the holes. It's great to start introducing shapes as well.

Melissa and Doug's Take Along Shape Sorter

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This is a fab shape sorter.

As well as putting the textured plastic shapes into the correct holes, toddlers will love to carry the bag around with them.

It features and easy to grab, padded handle for carrying around.

The shape sorter is obviously fantastic for teaching shapes and for developing fine motor skills

There's also another activity on the other side of the case where you lift the flaps to see the pictures underneath. Also good for fine motor skill development.

spinagain Toy

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The concept of this toy may seem simple, but it has so much play and educational value. Kids are mesmerised by it.

It's a stacking toy with a spin. Kids love to watch the different colored and sized disks spin fast and smooth to settle on the reversible wooden base.

It's great for fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. It's also good for teaching kids concepts like arranging the disks from the biggest to the smallest and vice versa. Count the disks as you take them on and off the pole.

It's fab for teaching colors and looking at color ranges.
The discs have a unique texture and a pattern of different bumps so it's also fab for textile exploration.

Musical Instruments

There are lots of great musical instrument toys which 15 month olds will love banging, playing and making music on. They're great for enjoyment, honing fine motor skills and learning about rhythm too. My son loves banging on his drum. These type of toys appeal to toddlers, preschoolers and even older children so are toys that will be around for years.
As well as drums there are shakers, xylophones, toddler pianos and glockenspiels among many other options.

Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

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People who spend a lot of time with babies and toddlers know that they love to bang on xylophones and other objects.

This toy features lots of ways to pound and tap to make music. Pound the wooden balls down onto the xylophone and listen as a musical scale plays aloud.

But you can also pull out the xylophone to play on its own.

VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

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The Vtech drum set is a small, electronic drum set which is a learning toy too.
Toddlers can drum freestyle or drum along to nine pre set songs.
There are two included drumsticks so kids can feel like a real drummer.
For more structured play, they can follow the lights on the drums as they learn about letters and numbers.
For more structured play, they can follow the lights on the drums as they learn about letters and numbers.

First Baby Doll

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This can be a nice age to get a first doll.

The Melissa and Doug soft baby doll with romper and hat is a nice first choice.

Little ones will enjoy cuddling her soft body. She has wipe clean arms and legs.

The romper and cap are removeable.

The eyes open and close, and baby is able to suck thumb or pacifier.

First Dollhouse

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The Fisher Price little people range are fantastic. The characters are perfect for little sized hands.

The doll house opens up to offer lots of imaginative play. When kids have finished playing it can close back down and has a carry handle on the top so is easy to carry and store away.

There's lots of activities perfect for a toddler's exploring hands.

Press the discovery buttons in the playroom and bathroom for songs, sounds and phrases.
Press the button in the kitchen to activate lights, sounds and phrases
Includes figures of Emma and Jack as well as a bed, dog, dog bowl and 2 bar stools. ​

Fisher-Price Little People Caring For Animals Farm Playset

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The Fisher Price Animal Farm playset is another good option for 15 month olds. The four characters (animals and a farmer) are the perfect size for little hands to hold and play with..

There's also lots to do. Press discovery button for fun songs, animal sounds & phrases. It also turns on the light & pops open the stall doors.

Press a second discovery button to "hatch" the chicks

Open the hayloft for drop-through fun, which activates even more fun sounds, songs & phrases.

VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier Toy

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This is a cute toy which includes an adorable plush puppy and an interactive pet carrier.

Toddlers will love carrying the puppy around in a carrier.
They can open and close the door to hear playful phrases and learn opposites. The light-up buttons introduce colors and shapes.

Slide the letter beads to introduce letters and play music. It features 100+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases

There are lots of pet care accessories which include a bowl, ball, comb and bottle to encourage rolde play; carrier features handle for on-the-go-fun

Fisher price laugh and learn smart stages chair

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This is a cute little chair that toddlers can sit on and have lots of play time with.

It features over 50 songs, tunes and phrases.

There are 3 different stages of play. One for 12 months, one for 18 months and one for 24 months. The stage can be changed with the flick of a switch.

​The seat activates songs and phrases when baby sits and stands.

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Little kids can never have enough pajamas and sleep suits so, if you're looking for a cute Christmas gift, it could be a much appreciated idea.

The pajamas featured are lovely and warm for the winter months and super cute too.

They come in different designs and colors and are machine washable.

So what makes the best toys for a 15 month old?

1.) Toys that hold their attention with lots of play value.
At 15 months, a toddler's concentration span is improving. They will play with toys for longer. They can be interested in both big and small objects and toys. They may be interested in handling many different kinds of objects from items that you carry with you such as a pen and keys to smaller toys like cars and play food.

2.) Toys that teach skills
Babies at this age are learning so much everyday. They can understand a lot. You can ask them questions like point to your nose and they will relish showing you what they know.
So, toys that help teach language and vocabulary, help develop fine motor skills and encourage early imaginative and creative play are perfect for this age group.

3.) Toys that burn off energy. It's good to tire them out!
If you want them to sleep well at night, toys that encourage them to be energetic are important. A toy that will encourage them to play outdoors, move around, climb and slide are good options.

4.) Toys and books that we can share together. It's good to build a bond!
At 15 months, toddlers will enjoy snuggling up and sharing a toy or a book with adults. Reading books in particular can help build language skills while spending quality time together.

5.) Toys that keep them occupied on his own.
What does he or she love doing on their own? My son loves to push cars around and does it for ages. Every child is different, but finding toys they enjoy on their own is good to encourage independence and give parents and carers a few minutes to themselves.

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