Gift Ideas for 2 year old?

Gwen - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Okay, my daughter will be 2 next month. She already has a toy kitchen, doll, books, puzzles, etc. I am looking for some creative/educational suggestions. Maybe some fun games, musical, or outside toys for this Spring?

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Debbie - posted on 05/22/2014

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Check out www.top20giftideas.com for some great gift ideas for a 2 year old. There are pages that you can navigate by age and gender and prices across major retailers so you can find the best deal.

Sunny - posted on 02/24/2010

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For my sons 2nd bday i we get him an art easel with paints, chalk, magnets papter and all of that stuff (and an art smock) he spends hours playing outside with it and the end products of art can be used as thank yous to everyone for their gifts

Olivia - posted on 02/24/2010

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Big Mega Blocks or Legos... Old Fashion Wooden blocks are great too. The best toys in the world.... Cardboard boxes... you can make them into anything... a castle, a boat, a car, a plane, I ran a daycare for years, and while some toys are great, most of the time kids have more fun playing with the boxes. Cut windows and flaps, and make tunnels... Ask a local department store (one that sells appliances) if you can get some of the boxes, then paint and color them - it will be a blast for both of you!

Elizabeth - posted on 02/24/2010

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Lego-Duplo blocks
Alphabet and counting blocks
Finger paints
Music: 'Really Rosie" by Carole King, 'No!' by They Might Be Giants, or a CD of traditional children's songs and nursery rhymes. My kid started to really love nursery rhymes around that age.

In general, toys, books, and songs that tie into their special interests are good. For example, my son loves loves trains, so we sing train songs, read train books, spell the names of his "Thomas the Tank Engine" characters with alphabet blocks, visit the beach next to the railroad crossing and count the boxcars when the train goes by, build tunnels for his train set with Legos, and draw trains together with crayons.

You know what your daughter loves--use it to make the educational toys and games you choose relevant to her interests. And do lots of pretend-play and make-believe, it is so important to developing abstract thinking and focus.

Abbie - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son will be 2 in april, he loves movies, and cars!!! cars!!!! and more cars!!!!!!!!!!! but as far as a girl, how about a cabbage patch doll? fischer price has animals that coordinate with the letter they start with and a matt to go on. Little people are great for leaning and imagination. I would just google it. Also I don't think you need to worry about spoiling at this age, really unless she has a house full of toys she never plays with then I think you have hit the limit!

Tanya - posted on 02/24/2010

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This age she would love a ball for outside play also she would enjoy some sand play like a sandbox or water play like a water table something like that. As for educational toys she would probably enjoy a shape sorter they have many different kinds to choose from some simple put the shape in ones to ones that sing and are animals. Also they have a very cute singing learning tea pot (it's pink by fisher price I believe) it comes with two tea cups and a plate with some goodies that go with the plate and goodies are shape shorter the tea pot sings some really cute songs about manners and sharing and sorting shapes its really a great gift I have 3 daughters and they love it and they range in ages from 1 to 7 I also watch a few children and they all like that one too.. You can get her some good old fashion playdough we use cookie cutters for our playdough you can get some of those and also she is a good age for coloring some coloring books and crayons are good the large ones are great for younger children and the big crayons she will be able to hold better.. she may also enjoy a small bike for outside. I too like educational toys for my children and all these things provide learning while having fun.



I too have to start looking for gifts one of my babies will be 7 next month.. :)

Gwen - posted on 02/24/2010

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I do like the ball idea. A bigger one that we can take outside in warmer weather.

Gwen - posted on 02/24/2010

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Believe me, compared to most kids her age, she hardly has any toys. What we have the most of are books, which we read all the time. That's why I prefer to find some educational toys or games we can do together.

Zurita - posted on 02/24/2010

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It sounds as if your daughter has more than enough toys for a 2 year old :-) Dont spoil her too much, she can only play with one thing at a time. Maybe one of those big shells and fill it with sand and get her a beach set with a bucket, spade, etc. Or maybe she will like just a ball to play with.

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