Right now, your two-year-old boy is becoming more mobile as he explores the world around him. Toddler boys are adventurous, so why not give him a gift that indulges his curiosity? These are our picks for the best gifts for a two-year-old boy.
The Best Gifts and Toys for 2-Year-Old Boys
Here are our picks for the top-rated gifts for 2 year old boys in 2021.
The First Years Stack Up Cups
The First Years Stack Up Cups combine learning and fun to any activity. This set includes 8 cups, with numbers printed on the bottom for practicing color and number recognition. They have holes in the bottom, so they are great for bath time. Most importantly, he will love stacking them up to make his own creation. Made of non-toxic materials, this open-ended toy is perfect for two-year-old boys who like to build.
Sesame Street Elmo’s On the Go Letters
If your two-year-old is learning how to place letters together to make short words, using Sesame Street Elmo’s On the Go Letters will be great practice! This suitcase has slots for each letter to go, with a picture that corresponds to that letter behind it. There is a small box on the right-hand side where he can spell words with the letters. Sesame Street Elmo’s On the Go Letters is a great way to make sure your 2-year-old is ready for preschool!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Remember reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar when you were little? Now, you can share this classic storybook with your own child. Filled with bright, vibrant pictures, he will love the entertaining story of how the caterpillar turned into a butterfly. As an adult, you’ll notice that the book introduces many lessons to the 2-year-old in your life: counting, cause and effect, the days of the week, and introducing the life cycle.
VTech Pull and Sing Puppy
The Vtech Pull and Sing Puppy will soon become your little one’s new best friend. As he pulls the cord to make the puppy walk, it plays music! The buttons on the side also include lessons in numbers, body parts, and colors. The Vtech Pull and Sing Puppy will help him develop both his gross and fine motor skills. He will also learn while interacting with it, with over 60 sounds and songs to entertain him.
Little Tikes First Slide
No outside play would be complete without a slide! The Little Tikes First Slide is designed for toddlers. The stairs click into place, so it is easy to put up and take down. Your two year old will love climbing up and sliding down on his own. Enhance his outdoor play by inviting one of his siblings or his friends to join in on the fun.
VTech Turn and Learn Driver
Your little boy will love cruising around with the VTech Turn and Learn Driver. The puppy icon moves as he turns the wheel, showing him which direction each turn makes. This driving toy comes complete with a side mirror, a shifter, a turn signal, and a traffic light. The Vtech Turn and Learn has three different settings that play over 60 songs and phrases so that he can occupy himself for hours.
Gund Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant
Every little one’s first best friend is usually a stuffed animal or toy. Flappy the Elephant is a soft, cuddly plush doll that your 2-year-old will want to bring everywhere – especially naptime. Flappy is also a toy he can play with: pressing the plush doll’s feet starts a fun game of peek-a-boo or the song, “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” The elephant’s ears even move in tune with the music! This GUND plush doll comes in other styles, such as Clappy Monkey, Flora the Bunny, and Puddles Puppy, so your 2 year old can collect them all.
Nuby Floating Octopus Bath Toy
Looking for the perfect toy to keep your child occupied during bathtime? The Nuby Floating Octopus Bath Toy supports hand-eye coordination with an engaging game of ring toss. This BPA-free toy is completely non-toxic and safe for children. The floating octopus comes in bright colors with rings of various shapes, teaching him color recognition. Watch as he squeals with delight over successfully landing the rings on the octopus.
Tomy Hide & Squeak Eggs
Tomy Hide and Squeak Eggs are an excellent way for your child to practice shape and color recognition. The bottom of each egg has a shape that corresponds to its correct place in the carton. He can match the shapes by taking the eggs out of the carton and placing them in the right compartment. By placing the correct lid on the chick, he will practice identifying colors. When he presses it down, the chicks even make a chirping noise!
MAGIFIRE Wooden Toddler Puzzles
Puzzles engage toddlers’ problem-solving skills, making them an ideal toy for developing cognitive skills. The MAGIFIRE Wooden Toddler Puzzles come with six different puzzles, with smooth edges and large pieces that are shapes themselves. With bright colors and fun pictures, these puzzles will keep your toddler entertained for hours. They are great for road trips!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
With rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a classic storybook for your toddler to enjoy. It introduces animals and colors in an easy-to-remember rhyme that engages a two-year-old’s senses and memory. Pretty soon, he will be reading the book with you. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? will make a wonderful addition to storytime or his bedtime ritual.
VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set
The Vtech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set will teach your future musician how to play the drums! It has a realistic design, with three drums and a cymbal. Each surface makes a specific sound when he hits it; he will love banging away to create different sound combinations. This drum set comes with different settings: the drums and cymbals light up to show him when to hit them. With the Vtech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set, he can learn songs, letters, and numbers. It also introduces him to different music genres so he can play along with his favorite song.
Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen
If your toddler always wants to help you in the kitchen, then he will love the Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen. It reinforces activities that he sees every day, such as cooking with appliances, washing dishes, and making coffee. Designed for imaginative play with himself or with a friend, he can play chef, using the stove and oven for cooking a pretend meal. He’ll engage with the appliances, which make sounds and light up as he uses them. This kitchen set comes with plenty of storage space, so the pots, pans, and utensils won’t get lost.
Thomas & Friends Plush Stuffed Thomas Pillow Buddy
The Thomas & Friends Plush Stuffed Thomas Pillow Buddy is both a toy and a pillow. It comes in the design of Thomas the Tank Engine, perfect for pretend play. When it’s nap time, though, your two-year-old will fall asleep fast, snuggling up to his new friend’s soft exterior. The pillow travels well, so it could be a staple in your vehicle or at home. Either way, he will never be without his Stuffed Thomas Pillow Buddy.
VTech Drop & Go Dump Truck
The Vtech Drop & Go Dump Truck is a great interactive toy that uses music and phrases to develop fine motor skills. The truck counts each ball as it drops into the back. The trunk lifts to dump the balls out, so he can start playing all over again. This toy truck also helps your toddler identify numbers and colors with fun songs. If your 2-year-old is fascinated by dump trucks and other large vehicles, this gift will be a hit.
Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag
Blocks are the ultimate open-ended toddler toy. Made of safe, non-toxic materials, Mega Bloks have been a staple in toddler play for decades. The Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag has 80 bright and colorful building blocks that allow toddlers to be completely creative. Mega Bloks are the perfect size for toddlers as they practice their fine motor skills. They even come in a large, zipper bag for storage!
Thinkfun Roll and Play
For an entertaining game to play with your toddler, the Thinkfun Roll and Play Game is a multi-colored cube with various role-playing options. When you roll the cube, choose the corresponding card and act out whatever it says. This game comes with 48 cards that fit into a storage slot on the cube. The Thinkfun Roll and Play Game encourages creativity and pretend play in children – and it’s guaranteed to bring laughs!
LeapFrog Chat and Count Smart Phone, Scout
Is your toddler obsessed with playing with your smartphone? Give him one of his own! The LeapFrog Chat and Count Smart Phone is a musical toy in the shape of a real phone. Perfect for pretend play, it plays songs on numbers, counting, and phone etiquette when he presses the buttons. Scout will teach him key phrases used in general conversation, helping him develop his social skills.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has been a classic children’s book for over 30 years. This tale about alphabet characters competing to get to the top of the coconut tree is a great book for a toddler. It has colorful pictures and fun rhymes, and it introduces letters of the alphabet. After reading this book to your toddler a few times, don’t be surprised if he starts reciting his ABCs!
Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone
The Hape Pound and Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone is a fun toy for toddler boys. They get to hit the colored balls through the holes to land on the xylophone. What could be more fun than that? The xylophone below also pulls out, and they can use the hammer to make musical sounds on the instrument. This gift helps your toddler practice their fine motor skills while introducing them to music!
VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe
Vtech is one of the elite companies in children’s educational toys. The Vtech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe provides unlimited opportunities for learning during the toddler years. This interactive learning desk comes with five interchangeable mats, a phone, and a music player. It introduces over 100 letters, numbers, and words while using songs and tasks to build upon their learning. The desk even lifts to make a chalkboard easel with storage space for chalk. It even has a progress tool to see how your child is absorbing what they are learning! The Touch and Learn Activity Desk’s best feature is that it is fully customizable. You can purchase expansion packages for his learning needs.
Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog
The repetitive motions your child will use playing with the Learning Resources Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog will develop his fine motor skills. The pegs fit into the holes on the back of the hedgehog: he can put them in and remove them, practicing pushing and pulling. The pegs also come in different colors so that he can practice number and color recognition. When he’s done, the pieces fit in Spike’s back to keep everything together.
P is for Potty!
Books are a wonderful way to reinforce activities toddlers experience in daily life. If you are struggling to potty-train your 2-year-old, the Sesame StreetP is for Potty! book will help demonstrate how to use the bathroom. He can lift the flaps to engage in the reading experience, and he will learn why potty training is so important!
Pinkfong Baby Shark Song Puppet with Tempo Control
If your toddler is crazy about the “Baby Shark” song, why not entertain him for hours with the Pinkfong Baby Shark Song Puppet with Tempo Control? The puppet fits over the hand, where he can move the shark’s mouth as it sings the popular song. As his hand slows down or speeds up, the music will too! He can sing along at a comfortable speed. Don’t forget you can get the Mommy Shark and Daddy Shark. He will have the whole set!
Playskool Sit ‘n Spin
The Playskool Sit’ n Spin is a timeless children’s toy. It is as entertaining as it is simple: your toddler just sits on the bottom and spins the wheel. He will laugh and scream as he turns in circles. The wheel has adjustable speeds, so he will only go as fast as he can move the wheel. Using the Sit’ n Spin sharpens balance and hand motor skills associated with turning, pushing, and pulling.
VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox
The VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox is the perfect role-playing toy for toddlers interested in building or construction. The toolbox includes kid-friendly tools, such as a drill, screws, nails, and a wrench. The toolbox is interactive: the cards give lessons in numbers and colors as he drills the screws into the workbench. The buttons on the side tell him what specific tools do using songs and sound effects. Everything closes up in the toolbox, so he can take it anywhere!
Skoolzy Peg Board Set
Does your toddler love to stack and sort things? He will love the Skoolzy Peg Board Set! The pegs connect to each other and the foam board. Your two year old can match the pegs that are the same color and stack them on the board. This is an excellent activity for color sorting and matching, developing creativity and hand-eye coordination. He can stack them as high as they will go!
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
Rod Campbell’s Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book has been a favorite children’s book for decades. Little boys will love discovering all the animals the zoo sent to be his pet. The book’s flaps are the perfect size for toddlers to explore on their own. This classic will delight any animal-lover.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank is a musical toy that grows with your child. Depending on his stage of development, there are two levels of play. The first stage uses songs, phrases, and words in learning activities. The second stage uses commands to encourage him to explore the piggy bank. It even includes Spanish words! This toy develops many different skills, such as using a piggy bank, following directions, and introducing knowledge-based content on numbers, animals, and money. Your toddler will love playing with this one!
LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet, Scout
Most 2-year-olds are fascinated with tablets and other tech devices. The LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet is a teaching toy set up like a real tablet, with app buttons and a bottom menu. There are three modes – learning mode, explore mode, and music mode – that will engage your toddler. The apps teach lessons on numbers, shapes, animals, colors, letters, health, sports, and the weather. The interactive dock buttons show him how to make pretend phone calls, play with the camera, or learn how to tell time. The music mode is the most fun: he can play songs or make his own music. You’ll have trouble prying this gift out of his hands!
Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table Playset
Bring water play to a whole new level with the Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table Playset. This fun outdoor playset uses a waterfall to help toddlers explore STEM engineering. They can strategically place spinners, buckets, and ramps to develop unique waterfalls, seeing how each piece affects the water’s movement. The squirters and flippers add extra fun to water play. This is definitely a gift you’ll want for your toddler, especially if he has siblings or friends!
Battat Big Red Barn Animal Farm Playset
If your toddler loves animals, the Battat Big Red Barn Animal Farm Playset is ideal for pretend play. He can use the figurines of the farmer, cow, horse, pig, and sheep to act out a day at the farm. The farmhouse folds up into a carrier with storage space for the toys so that he can practice keeping everything in its place. He will have a blast making animal noises to impersonate the animals while the farmer tries to keep his farm running. It’s the perfect toy to play with alone or with a friend!
MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll
Now your toddler can enjoy Pete the Cat stories with the MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll. It is over 14″ tall, making the perfect cuddle buddy during storytime. He can even use the doll to re-enact the books! The Pete the Cat doll is even soft enough for bedtime. He’ll never go anywhere without his favorite friend.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller is a great handheld learning device for toddlers. Designed just like a real game controller, the buttons and joystick launch the lessons in the alphabet, colors, numbers, and shapes. The controller lights up and plays music, making learning fun for your little one.
3 Bees & Me Magnet Boat Set for Toddlers & Kids
Give your toddler the perfect bathtub toy with the 3 Bees & Me Magnet Boat Set. It comes with four boats that magnetically connect – even in the water! There are magnets in the front and the back of the ships: they can all float independently or in a long row. He can practice counting while playing, using the numbers printed on the sides of the boats.
The Giving Tree
Make storytime even more special when you read your toddler The Giving Tree. This classic story about friendship has resonated with audiences for over fifty years. It introduces themes of unconditional love and selfless giving, lessons that are fundamental for all children. You and your child will treasure this story for many years to come.
My First Crayola Touch Lights Musical Doodle Board
Toddlers love to finger paint, but it can end up making a mess. The My First Crayola Touch Lights is a doodle board for children to artistically express themselves on a mess-free tablet. When he moves his finger across the board, the line changes color underneath the surface. Using bright colors and songs, the My First Crayola Touch Lights is designed to entertain young children. He can draw a house, an animal, or a family picture – the possibilities are endless!
Little Tikes T-Ball Set
Get your future athlete started with the Little Tikes T-Ball Set. Durable for indoor and outdoor play, the set comes with five balls, one bat, and an adjustable tee for holding the ball. He will learn to use hand-eye coordination to hit the ball in this fun sports activity. Once he doesn’t need to use the stand anymore, the Little Tikes T-Ball Set transitions conveniently into a softball set. With proper care, he will get many years of play out of this playset!
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
Active 2-year-old boys who like playing sports will love the Vtech Smart Shots Sports Center. It combines two sports in one, with a basketball hoop and a soccer goal net. The set includes interactive goal posts with buttons that play songs, numbers, and phrases. The LED scoreboard goes up to 10, so he can practice his numbers. Throwing the basketball and kicking the soccerball is practice for his motor skills, and he will learn something too!
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case
PlayDoh has been one of the best open-ended toys for children since the 1950s. The Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case comes with all the toy putty he will ever need. Since your toddler manipulates the material into any shape or design, PlayDoh inspires imagination and artistic creativity through sensory play. He can use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the putty or roll and flatten it into something unique. Molding and crafting enhance your toddler’s fine motor skills and cognitive reasoning. Using this value pack will also help him identify all primary and secondary colors, as well as shades of color. Of course, he won’t know any of this; he will be having too much fun!
Mega Bloks ABC Musical Train
If your toddler is obsessed with trains, then the Mega Bloks ABC Musical Train will be a learning experience he will love! He builds the train figurine with the interconnecting Mega Blocks that have the alphabet printed on them. As he is playing, he can practice his ABCs. A button on the smokestack makes real train noises and plays music for entertaining pretend play scenarios. The Mega Blocks are designed for toddlers’ smaller hands to work on their fine motor skills while he is playing.
LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book
As your toddler starts identifying words and forming sentences, the LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book will help him build confidence in his language skills. The interactive book plays back sounds and words in English and Spanish through touching the page. It includes 100 sight words in different categories, such as animals, food, colors, and the outdoors. The items are listed with pictures to help him with word association. He’ll be stringing words together to make basic sentences in no time!
Schwinn Roadster Tricycle for Toddlers and Kids
Kids will never forget their first bike. With a bell, a steel frame, chrome fenders, and cruiser bars, the Schwinn Roadster Tricycle for Toddlers and Kids has a retro look. Its low center of gravity has better balance for toddler riders. All parents know that their 2-year-old boys grow in the blink of an eye, but this bike will grow with him. The seat slides back in five different positions to make room for toddlers with longer legs.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair
Create a learning center in your 2-year-old boy’s room with the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair. When he sits down, the chair turns on, with more than 50 songs and phrases for language development. The Smart Stages Chair has three content levels to expand on his knowledge as he grows.
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe
The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is one of the top-rated vehicles for toddlers. It has all the realistic features of a car: a gas cap, an ignition switch, and a trunk for storage. The floor comes out, so he can move with his feet, just like a scooter! Of course, you can always join him on his adventures, using the handle on the back of the car to push the vehicle forward.
The Going-To-Bed Book
The Going-to-Bed Book will become your 2-year-old’s favorite new bedtime story. It follows a boat of animals as they all get ready for bed. This book is entertaining for children with its cast of characters. Most importantly, it will introduce a bedtime routine to your toddler as he reads along with you.
I Am a Big Brother
One significant transition in a toddler’s life is adding a family member. I Am a Big Brother is an excellent storybook to get your 2-year-old used to the idea of a new baby. As the main character helps his parents with his sibling, he learns his new role as the older brother. The book will show your toddler that your new addition is not replacing him, and he is still loved.
My First Animals: Touch and Feel Picture Cards
My First Animals: Touch and Feel Picture Cards allows your toddler to experience sensory play while learning about animals. The book engages children with a description and a picture of the animal, with a textured square to touch. With pronunciation guides in English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese, My First Animals is a multilingual learning experience!
TOP BRIGHT Wooden Race Track Car Ramp Racer With 4 Mini Cars
Your child can enjoy the TOP BRIGHT Wooden Race Track Car Ramp Racer With 4 Mini Cars during playtime or with a friend or a sibling. It includes a car ramp, a repair shop, and a gas station for pretend play. Moving the cars along the ramp helps develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. If your toddler plays with a friend, it teaches great lessons in sharing and cooperation.
From Head to Toe Board Book
From Head to Toe Board Book is a story that encourages movement while teaching children the parts of the body. A cast of animals complete an activity, such as waving and kicking, and your toddler joins in on the fun. Through the Head to Toe Board Book, your 2-year-old will learn how to follow instructions, as well as read lessons on body parts and what they do.
LeapFrog Learn and Groove Musical Table
The Leapfrog Learn and Groove Musical Table introduces music education to your toddler. With over 70 recordings, like “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” the table engages your child with the wonder of music. It contains several instruments that make various sounds as your toddler plays with them. The buttons on the table also provide lessons in counting, letters, colors, and shapes.
SGILE Magnetic Drawing Board Toy for Kids
SGILE Magnetic Drawing Board Toy for Kids is the new and improved version of the magnetic tablet you played with as a child. It has a larger drawing space for more artistic expression. Your toddler’s pictures will appear in color! The board also comes with magnetized stamps, so they fit in their storage space without falling off. The SGILE Magnetic Drawing Board also introduces your 2-year-old to shapes, colors, and letters. Its easy-to-grip handle means he will want to take it everywhere!
Cyiecw Piano Music Mat
The Cyiecw Piano Music Mat encourages your 2-year-old to dance and move while he is learning musical notes. The mat includes piano keys that respond to pressure, such as standing or pressing. He can play the piano with his hands and feet, improving balance and movement. The buttons above the keys teach the sounds of different instruments. Using the violin, the clarinet, or the saxophone, he can play along with the pre-recorded songs or record one of his own! The mat is easy to store and clean, making it ideal for any bedroom or nursery.
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Pirate Ship
The Little Tikes 2-in-1 Pirate Ship combines riding a scooter and pretend play in an enjoyable way. Shaped like a pirate ship, your 2-year-old can ride it like he is the captain! Holding on to the mast as handlebars, he can steer the scooter as he commands his ship on the high seas. For even more fun, the scooter turns into a pirate play center. The Little Tikes 2-in-1 Pirate Ship comes with buttons that make realistic ship sounds and two pirate figurines conveniently stored under the seat.
Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk Set
Drawing outside with sidewalk chalk is one of the essential childhood activities. With the Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk Set, your 2-year-old’s inner artist will shine through. The set comes with 48 different colors of non-toxic chalk and a storage bin to keep them all together. The chalk pieces’ square shape is good for small hands, and they won’t roll away. The best part? The chalk washes away with water!
The Step2 Company Flip and Doodle Desk With Stool Easel
Keep your toddler’s art supplies organized with the Step2 Company Flip and Doodle Desk with Stool Easel. It has lots of storage space to keep all of his crayons, pencils, and paints together. The easel stands upright for painting and drawing with ease. When he practices writing his letters, the easel flips down to make a desk. The Flip and Doodle Desk is perfect for toddlers who love to draw for hours on end. It is adjustable, so this desk will grow with your child as he starts preschool. He will have his very own space to complete his homework or homeschool curriculum. When he isn’t using the desk, it folds up for easy storage in a closet.
Lydaz Bubble Mower for Toddlers
The Lydaz Bubble Mower for Toddlers is a fun way to get your child to play outside. This mower is durable enough for pretend play in the yard. It has bright colors that children love, and it makes realistic mower sounds! It also blows bubbles he can chase after! The Lydaz Bubble Mower is easy to put together and take apart so you can clean it after outdoor play.
Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer
The Little Tikes Jump’ n Slide Bouncer will be a hit at your little one’s birthday party. The thick polyester material of the bounce house doesn’t rip, so it will hold up to your 2-year-old’s antics. It inflates in minutes and stores in a carrying bag. He can have a bounce house for any occasion!
Playz 3pc Rocket Ship Astronaut Kids Play Tent, Tunnel, & Ball Pit with Basketball Hoop
Bring your 2-year-old’s next playdate or party to the next level with the Playz 3pc Rocket Ship Astronaut Kids Play Tent. This playset comes with a tent, a tunnel, and a ball pit with a basketball hoop. The tent is shaped like a rocket ship, and the tunnel leads to a fun playpen. The sections are interchangeable, so you can set up as much or as little of this activity center as you like. Don’t forget the pit balls! The Click’ n Play Plastic Balls are a great, non-toxic option.
Green Toys Fire Truck
For the little boy who adores fire trucks, the Green Toys Fire Truck is an environmentally friendly, non-toxic option. It has a tough exterior that holds up to rough toddler play. The Green Toys Fire Truck has the features of a real fire truck, like side ladders and a top ladder that rotates and extends. It is easy to clean, so he can play with it inside or outside.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Pull & Play Learning Wagon
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Pull & Play Learning Wagon is a pull toy with educational games for your toddler. He can press the buttons to play sounds, songs, words, and phrases to help with his language skills. It even has a shape sorter for sharpening his cognitive reasoning. The educational content on the wagon changes as he masters skills, so it is a toy that will grow with your child.
Playskool Mr. Potato Head
Who doesn’t love Mr. Potato Head? The Playskool Mr. Potato Head is the classic version of the toy you played with growing up with some updates. There are more accessories and peg holes to boost your child’s creativity. He can attach the body parts, facial features, and accessories in any order for plenty of laughs. Just like the original version, the pieces store inside the potato to keep everything together. He will love getting creative with Mr. Potato Head, making him his own.
Green Toys Submarine
Two-year-olds who love nautical themes will love the Green Toys Submarine. Made of recycled, non-toxic materials, it has a rear propeller and a handle connected to the conning tower. The submarine’s design makes it easy for little hands to hold in the tub. Your toddler can also play with the toy during indoor and outdoor play. The submarine comes apart easily for cleaning with a mild soap, so he will always be ready for the next adventure.
LeapFrog Count Along Cash Register
The LeapFrog Count Along Cash Register is an example of how the company’s products introduce practical life skills to children. The register is ideal for playing store with a friend. It includes food items to ring up, a card reader, and a coin slot. He can ring up the food, using the matching icons on the screen and pressing the total button. After using the card or coins to pay, the register drawer pops open, just like a real one. This toy introduces lessons in counting and money that are invaluable to learn at a young age.
Paw Patrol Racers 3-Pack Vehicle Set
Now your toddler can play along to his favorite TV show with the Paw Patrol Racers 3-Pack Vehicle Set. Using the Chase, Skye, and Marshall cars, he can share and play with siblings or friends. They can pretend they are their favorite characters or re-enact the Paw Patrol adventures as they watch the television show. The wheels rotate 360 degrees for real racing, so he’ll love these cars!
Meland Kids Camping Set with Tent
If your little man loves to go camping, give him everything he needs with the Meland Kids Camping Set. It comes with a real tent, so he can camp outside – or inside! The storage pack comes with his essentials: utensils, food, tools, a water bottle, binoculars, and a picnic basket. The battery-operated stove, lantern, and digital watch make realistic sounds, enhancing his pretend play. Your 2-year-old can even bring the 24-piece camping set with him on your next family trip!
Little Tikes Rocking Horse
The Little Tikes Rocking Horse is a classic rocker toy that has stood the test of time. Your toddler can ride his very own horse by rocking back and forth on the Little Tikes Rocking Horse! The swaying movements help toddlers practice coordination, making them better walkers and runners! The Little Tikes Rocking Horse is durable enough for boys who weigh up to 50 pounds, and it is durable for indoor or outdoor use.
Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart
The Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart is both a room decoration and a learning activity. At the top, the command buttons begin spelling lessons, playing children’s songs, and quizzes. When he presses a letter, the mat will teach identification and association of letters, numbers, and words. This isn’t a gift that sucks up battery power. It automatically turns off during inactivity, so he can always play with it.
LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set
The LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set is the ultimate learning toy that sticks right to the refrigerator! When your 2-year-old sticks one of the 26 letter pieces in the magnetic school bus and presses it, it will activate the lessons. He will hear the letter name and the sounds it makes. The bus will also show how the letter is used in both a word and a sentence. Your toddler can also use the letter pieces like traditional magnetic alphabet pieces, arranging them into words on the fridge. The LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set will give your toddler the first steps in language development that will prepare him for preschool.
VTech Sort and Discover Activity Cube
The Vtech Sort and Discover Activity Cube has five sides of fun for your child. Each side is devoted to different activities, entertaining him to more than 75 phrases, sounds, and songs. He engages his fine motor skills by flipping icons, twisting gears, sliding, pressing, and rolling other items. The spinner on top of the cube introduces him to animals and the sounds they make. With more lessons in numbers and colors, the Sort and Discover Activity Cube even has a shape sorter!
LeapFrog My Own LeapTop
With four modes of learning and play, the LeapFrog My Own Leaptop is a wonderful introduction for toddlers on using a computer. As he role-plays behavior he sees in adults, your 2-year-old can send emails, read emails, play music and games, and learn about letters and animals. The laptop plays 16 songs he can sing and dance to, and it has a convenient handle for playing on the go.
Playskool Explore’ N Grow Busy Gears
For the future engineer in your family, the Playskool Explore’ n Grow Busy Gears will help him get started. Great for sensory play, he can stack and move the interchangeable gears. As he plays with them, the unit lights up and plays music and sounds. The Playskool Explore’ n Grow is perfect for keeping little hands busy.
My First Brain Quest, 4th Edition: 350 Questions to Build Your Toddlers Word Skills
Based on the Common Core Curriculum for preschoolers, My First Brain Quest is ideal for any knowledge-based playtime. It comes with two decks of cards, with 350 questions and answers based on learning words and language skills. Since the stacks of cards come in a storage box, My First Brain Quest holds toddlers’ attention, no matter where you are. Take them on the road, break them out at playtime, or incorporate them into learning at home.
Melissa and Doug Geometric Stacker
The Melissa and Doug Geometric Stacker will help your toddler identify color and shapes. It has three pegs, where he can stack the matching blocks on top of each other. Using stacking toys improves hand-eye coordination and introduces cause and effect in 2-year-olds. With this stacker, he will learn what colors and shapes go together and understand differences in size.
MAPIXO 6 Pack Light-Up Floating Dinosaur Bath Toys Set
The MAPIXO 6 Pack Light-Up Floating Dinosaur Bath Toys Set is perfect for the dinosaur lover in your family. While they look like typical bathtime toys, with soft edges perfect for little hands to grasp and hold, this set is different. The floating dinosaurs light up when they float in the water! As he plays with his dinosaur friends, your toddler will enjoy bathtime again!
How We Selected Gifts For A 2-Year-Old Boy
Childhood experts designed all the gifts on our list to match a two-year-old boy’s abilities and aid his development. However, there are so many toys for two-year-old boys available on the market today that we had to narrow them down! Choosing age-appropriate gifts was the easiest part: children’s toys are labeled by age group. When shopping, always look for the “2+” icon to make sure you are getting a gift any two-year-old will love.
It was important that we selected toys and gifts made specifically for 2-year-olds. The selections on our list don’t have tiny pieces that your little one can choke on, and they don’t have several parts to keep together. They hold up to the rough play while encouraging learning and supporting the child’s interests. These are the criteria we used for selecting the best toys for a two-year-old boy.
Toys that Encourage Activity
Two-year-old boys are full of energy, and they will become more active every day. Most two-year-olds have mastered walking, and they are starting to run. Any toy that encourages outside play and physical activity, such as cars, bikes, trampolines, and sports balls, will help them develop the gross motor skills they need to become even more mobile. These gifts will also keep your adventurous 2-year-old entertained for hours, allowing him to burn off extra energy during the day.
Toys that Encourage Creativity
Open-ended toys are ideal for sparking creativity in toddlers. Gifts with various uses, such as blocks, allow 2-year-olds to build anything they dream up. Blocks are always an excellent choice for toddler boys. They grow with him as he learns to make more sophisticated structures. Toys that feature bright colors or music also support your child’s creativity. They engage visual and sensory skills that will become more pronounced as they age.
You’ll find most toddlers engaging in “pretend play” or “make-believe.” Two-year-olds are very observant, and they imitate what they see in their everyday lives. This is how they learn to understand the world around them and adopt social behaviors.
Themed gifts such as kitchen sets, toolsets, or gardening sets are open-ended gifts; there is no “right” or “wrong” way to use them. These allow them to pretend they are fictional characters or models of people they encounter every day.
Toys that are Educational
As your two-year-old starts how to communicate, he will begin connecting several words into basic sentences. Most educational toys made for two-year-olds encourage verbal and cognitive skills. Books are the standard educational gift that introduces reading at a young age. They teach letter and word recognition in a fun, entertaining way.
Not all educational gifts are related to absorbing knowledge. Several other types of toys, such as puzzles, games, and building sets, teach a life skill invaluable to a toddler. Any toy that encourages building or creation, such as blocks and puzzle pieces, are some of the best educational toys for 2-year-olds. They develop fine motor skills, such as holding, writing, pushing, pulling, and stacking. As your child completes these movements regularly, they will gradually become more fluid.
Games are also excellent gifts for a 2-year-old boy. They help him understand reasoning, problem-solving, and cause and effect relationships. These gifts will also offer him the chance to learn how to play with others and sharpen spatial reasoning skills.
FAQs About Gifts for 2-year-old Boys
What is a good gift for a two-year-old boy?
The perfect gift for your 2-year-old boy will depend on his interests. Does he love storytime at night? Then a book would be the best present for him. Is he always outside? Any present that encourages physical activity would make a great gift.
What are the best toys for a two-year-old boy?
The best toys for a 2-year-old boy allow your child to explore the world around them. Costumes and playsets give him an outlet to understand their surroundings, such as their relationships with their parents, siblings, and friends. Engaging in pretend play also helps toddlers explore their interests, most likely becoming passions in adulthood.
What are some of the best educational toys for two-year-olds?
If you are leaning towards getting your child an educational gift for his birthday, most toys suitable for two-year-olds are informative. Most of them help them acquire new knowledge to tackle a life skill. The most popular educational gifts are books, themed playsets, puzzles, or matching and sorting games.
How do I keep my two-year-old boy entertained?
Now that your little boy is 2-years-old, his attention span is larger now than it has ever been. Toys that are open-ended to encourage creativity and pretend play are the best way to keep your toddler boy entertained for hours.
Finding the right gift for any toddler is a tall order. What you give them needs to entertain them while building their developmental skills. Most toys for 2-year-old boys are both entertaining and educational. Any of the toys on our list will make a great gift, but our favorite is the Mega Bloks ABC Musical Train. It encourages their creativity while teaching them their ABCs, which will prepare them for preschool.