1. Melissa & Doug Julia Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll Pretend Play Set 2. Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Puzzle Game Set: Fishing and Bug Catching 3. Melissa & Doug Hide and Seek Wooden Activity Board With Wooden Magnets 4. Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case 5. Wall Pops Kids World Dry Erase Map Decal Wall Decals 6. Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping Cart With Sturdy Metal Frame 7. Melissa & Doug Round the Ranch Horse Activity Rug 8. Melissa & Doug Nesting and Sorting Barns and Animals
This adorable magnetic dress up doll set is so fun! I love that the doll is a female doctor and the clothes you can dress her up in are more than just pretty dresses. She can be an astronaut, police officer, wonder woman, and more. What a positive and empowering message for young girls. This set develops fine motor, counting, and sorting skills and encourages creative expression and imaginative play.
These magnetic puzzles are great for honing those fine motor skills and developing hand-eye coordination. My daughter has a blast playing with these and she gets so excited when she “catches” a bug or fish.
Toddlers love hide and seek activities, mixing and matching, and sorting things. My daughter absolutely loves putting smaller items in boxes and purses and such and then rearranging those things. This puzzle is perfect for fostering that curiosity. This toy improves memory and fine motor skills
I was resistant to the whole screen time thing at first. I started off saying my child won’t watch too much TV! Hahahahahaha! Oh, how naive 😉 TV is not the enemy I’ve realized. As long as I’m mindful about what Amelia watches and plays with it can be a very useful educational tool. For a little under $100 you get the tablet, a case, and a year subscription to FreeTime which is basically Amazon’s Netflix for kids. You can download movies, apps, games, books, etc all of which is approved for kids. I have all sorts of counting, alphabet, naming colors and shapes types of games on this tablet and Amelia is learning so much! As long as screen time is interactive and encourages Amelia to think and play I’m fine with it. Zoning out and mindless screen time is something we try to avoid.
I have this map up on the wall in Amelia’s room. Not only does it add some flair to the walls, but Amelia loves naming all the objects on the map with me. We’ll play a game where I say things like, “Okay, Amelia find the penguin!” Also, she’s naming the continents already and she’s only 2!
My daughter loves putting her stuffed animals in this cart and walking around the house with them. She also loves sitting in the shopping cart even though the products details specifically state not to let your kids get in the cart. It’s perfectly safe and sturdy and I bet they have that disclaimer because their lawyers told them to have it. This cart is pricey but it looks like a *real* shopping cart and it is super sturdy. I think it’s worth the price to not have another plastic toy in the house.
My daughter is really in to horses right now. This rug is so fun! It comes with 4 horse figurines and a fence. She has a blast pretending to run the trails and drink from the trough and eat the apples from the apple tree. Also, it adds a nice pop of color to the floor and makes her room look like a play haven.
This barn set is so much fun! Like I said earlier, toddlers love hide & seek activities, sorting, matching, etc. This toy is great for hand-eye coordination; concepts of color, size, and number; counting; problem solving; narrative thinking; and creative play. Mom points: the barns stack together for easy storage 🙂
I hope you find this post useful! There are a million toys out there and it can be overwhelming. What are your favorite toys for 2 year olds?