At two years old, a child is still learning so many new things and what better way to encourage them then to buy educational toys to help them develop even more.
There are so many toys to choose from nowadays so how do you know what are the best educational toys for a 2 year old?
Check out my recommendations for the best educational toys for a two year old to ensure you are getting quality toys that your child will love but you will love that they are playing and learning with them as well.
Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker
Toddlers will have fun stacking all the pieces while learning about different shapes, colors, and sizes.
This toy comes with 25 pieces that allows little ones to stack them up into towers matching the shapes of the pieces as well as getting them all in the right size order.
This stacking toy offers a bit more of a challenge than the normal plastic ring toys that are made for babies
Melissa & Doug are known for their quality toys and this one is no exception. It is made of durable wood and features bright colors that parents can can use to teach their toddler colors as well.
This is a fairly inexpensive toy and would make a great gift for the 2 year old in your life.
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LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set
Get your two year old learning letters and the alphabet and encourage them to learn new words with this magnetic letter set from LeapFrog.
This toy is much more than just a simple set of magnetic letters. The tiles are all interactive and and come with an adorable school bus tile reader.
There are 26 tiles for each letter of the alphabet and each one will talk and sing to help your child learn their ABC’s. When the child uses the tile reader they can hear the pronunciation of the letter as well as the sound the letter makes. It even plays a short sound to help your child learn the sound of the letter.
It also plays the alphabet song to encourage your child to learn their full alphabet.
This is a great educational toy that helps all pre-readers start learning the sounds of letters as well as recognizing each letter. This is a toy that a 2 year old can play with as they get older and still get use out of it for a few years.
Toddlers will love playing with the magnet tiles and hearing all the sounds while parents love that they are learning their letters and getting prepared to learn how to read in the next years.
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Beginner Wooden Puzzles for Toddlers
Two years is the perfect age to start introducing puzzles to your child. I recommend beginner wooden puzzles that feature the peg puzzle pieces so that toddlers can easily handle the pieces and put them in and lift them out with no problems.
The Melissa & Doug Classic Peg Puzzle Set (pictured above) is a great place to start as it comes with 3 wooden peg puzzles that teach children numbers, colors, and the ABC’s.
The cool thing about puzzles like this is that they not only help with teaching things like numbers and colors but the puzzles also help with eye-hand coordination as well as fine motor skills.
You can also check out the other great wooden puzzles for toddlers to choose from as well.
Start encouraging imaginative play in your 2 year old by getting them a play kitchen that will keep them busy for hours.
The toy kitchen pictured above is the Step2 Lifestyle Dream Kitchen and is one of the best selling play kitchens for toddlers.
This particular kitchen features 5 electronic features that make noise as well as real drawers and cupboards that open for storage. The detailed accents make the kitchen look realistic and there are so many things that children can play with on the kitchen.
This one even comes with a 37 piece accessory bundle including things like dishes, a phone, and cooking utensils.
A play kitchen really helps initiate creativity in your toddler and can be a toy that they play with everyday for several years.
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Mega Bloks First Builders Building Blocks
Building blocks are a great educational toy for so many reasons. They help with the physical development of your toddler with things such as eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills and they also help encourage creativity and imagination in your child.
The Mega Bloks First Builders are geared specifically towards children ages 1-5 years old. They are larger blocks so they don’t pose a chocking hazard and they are easier for little hands to grasp and use.
They also come in bright colors and in different shapes and sizes to help your child build whatever they want to.
There are also a bunch of others sets besides just the starter bundle seen above. Some sets come with cars, trains, animal blocks, princess castles, and there are even Thomas the Train sets as well as Dora the Explorer Mega Bloks sets.
My kids have had these blocks since they were little and they still play with them all the time from everything from making farms with their animals to building airplanes and tanks to play army with. My girls love the princess sets as well.
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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk
The Vtech Touch and Learn Activity Desk teaches toddlers so many different things from music and instruments to ABC’s and numbers to even body parts and holidays. There are over 30 different learning activities that your toddler can interact with on this desk.
On the desk there is a display screen that shows the letters of the alphabet as well as numbers. Then there is also a clock that has interactive games as well as the different buttons to change the modes and control the volume.
It comes with 4 different placemat sheets that are all interactive when used on the desk as well as the desktop that has the ABCs on it.
But, that is not all you get with the desk. When you flip the desk up, it turns into a chalkboard that can also be used as an easel. When your child wants to draw or doodle, this desk transform right into an art center for them.
You really get everything your toddler needs to have fun and learn so many new things with this activity desk. You can encourage them to be creative with the chalkboard and easel and then let them learn numbers, letters, songs, instruments, body parts, months and so many more things with the interactive desktop.
For how much this desk costs it really is a fabulous choice for any toddler as you will definitely get your money out of it.
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Educational toys don’t have to be boring as there are so many great toys that help teach toddlers all kinds of great things from physical development to pre-reading and number skills.
These may be the best educational toys for 2 year olds but most of the toys listed above will last your child well beyond 2 years old and still be a perfect learning toy as they get older.