Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Old Boys and Girls
Who says the “twos” are terrible anyhow? One of the most delightful ages for children – reaching, growing, curiosity abounding! Given that, the educational toys for kids in this age group are the best when they have lots and lots of color, are easily handled – but yet offer enough challenge to help toddler kiddos along their journey to future learning.
The top 10 educational toys for 2-year-old kids provides all of the above benefits and much more! Here you will find a comprehensive selection of educational products designed to help your toddler learn and thrive. Included are “baby’s first blocks,” the LEGO Education Math Train (yep, it’s a whole train), the Counting Caterpillar from Melissa & Doug, and a dance-and-beat game from Fisher Price among other fantastic options. Give any of these toys to your 2-year-old and enjoy watching him or her learning how to use them for hours of imaginative, creative play. The possibilities for your child are truly endless when you start the learnin’ early! Have fun!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best educational toys for 2-year-olds was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. Fisher-Price Dance & Move Beat Bow Wow
2. Crayola My First Mess-Free Touch Lights
3. Melissa & Doug Counting Caterpillar
4. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks
5. Fat Brain Tobbles Neo
6. LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System
7. Personalized Name Puzzle
8. Melissa & Doug Monster Bowling
9. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck
10. LEGO Education Math Train
Top 10 Educational Toys for 2 Year Old Kids:
Ages: 1 and up
First on the 2017 list of the top 10 educational toys for 2 year olds is the Fisher-Price Dance & Move Beat Bow Wow.
BeatBowWow is an adorable pup that teaches number and color recognition with rainbow ears and counting paw buttons. Kids will sing and dance along with this super-cute canine. Color up, zone in, dance it out, learn lots, and have fun.
Ages: 2 and up
Also making it high among the ten best educational toys for 2 year old kids – Crayola My First Mess-Free Touch Lights.
Transformative, interactive, and fun. This tablet, compatible with smartphones, offers artsy kiddos the chance to draw in 2D and 3D on a lap desk that lights up from the inside. The lens adds music to backdrop their crafty, awesome drawings.
Ages: 2 and up
The Melissa & Doug Counting Caterpillar arrives next on the list.
The Counting Caterpillar, a Melissa and Doug favorite, is an adorable, rainbow-colored bug, separated into numbered segments. Kiddos recreate the caterpillar by putting the sections into their proper places. Or, they can create new sequences by adding or subtracting numbers.
Ages: 6 mos to 3 years
Holding the #4 spot of the best two year olds’ educational toys – Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks.
This shape sorter is both a classic and basic toy for toddlers. Little ones use their sorting skills to identify where the blocks go by the cutouts on the container’s removable lid. The shapes, all colorful, consist of a plus sign, circle, square, star, and triangle, plus their corresponding cutouts.
Ages: 2 and up
Fat Brain Tobbles Neo is a returning favorite among educational toys for kids age 2.
Tobbles are wobbly, egg-shaped toys that stack and topple for tilting, wiggling, rolling, balancing, spinning fun. Obviously a physics toy, this educational must-have is one tiny tykes would love to spend hours playing with. Lovin’ the shapes and fade-out colors.
Ages: 2 – 4
The LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System is bound to be a big hit with two year old kids during the 2017 Christmas holiday season.
The Interactive Learning System is a must-have for toddlers who love to learn about all kinds of cool stuff. Example? Geography, how to navigate maps, counting, number recognition, colors, and problem-solving skills. Kids learn with sing-along songs, jokes, and challenges.
Ages: 1 and up
Next is the Personalized Name Puzzle.
This colorful name puzzle spells out your youngster’s name.
Kids can learn how to recognize the letters in their name, as well as take apart and piece their name back together.
Great for preschoolers learning ABCs.
Each puzzle is custom ordered, and can have up to 9 letters.
Ages: 2 – 4
Melissa & Doug Monster Bowling is another returning top 2-year-old kids’ educational toy for 2017.
I love the designs for this bowling game. Monster themed and fuzzy-wuzzy. The pins are bowling ball feature quirky, goofy monster faces. And everything is textured to feel funny against a toddler’s hands. The pins have weighted bottoms. Includes case.
Ages: 6 mos – 3 years
Coming in at #9 on the list – VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck.
The Drop and Go is a fun dump truck. I know, sounds kinda like an oxymoron. Especially for adults who have ever ridden behind a dump truck in the summer heat on trash pickup day. But I digress. Ha! This one picks up little colorful boulders, then drops them again.
Ages: 2 – 5
The final item of this year’s top ten educational toys for two year old kdis – LEGO Education Math Train.
Chug a Choo, choo! The Math Train is chugging down the track, inspiring big imaginations with an educational choo-choo for color and number recognition. Kids can simply build the train and track and play pretend with those elements. Or, they can challenge themselves with math activities on train-themed activity pages.