In this guide we’ll take a look at the best toys for 2 year olds.
We’ve compared design, features, build quality and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

What Are The Best Toys For 2 Year Olds?

Bring the alphabet to life with these 26 singing lower-case letters, perfect for helping children practice phonics. This learning methodology is supported by teachers, and such tactile play helps reinforce the curriculum, giving your child a head start.

This Fireman Sam Fun & Learn Tablet is a high tech, touch sensitive tablet with 5 game modes to choose from. Help Fireman Sam complete his projects using the different game modes, with different characters and lively music.

These colouring pencils are great for budding artists. They come in 12 vibrant colours and the pigment-based lead means all your child’s creations will be display-worthy! They are triangular shaped to help correctly position their little fingers.

Shape, colour and size differentiation skills are important, and this Geometric Stacker is perfect for building those skills. This has 25 coloured wooden shapes, as well as a base with 3 pegs. The shapes include rings, octagons and rectangles.

This mini computer is perfect for developing your 2 year old’s learning skills. Explore the alphabet, pretend play, listen to music and practise computer literacy using My Own Leaptop’s 6 learning activity stations.

Encourage great behaviour with this hanging Reward Chart. This is made from colourful, embroidered fabric and comes complete with 14 activity cards and 8 reward suggestions, as well as blank cards for creating your own ideas.

This state of the art handmade rocking horse is serious fun for 2 year olds. It is made from high quality materials with a solid base. The saddle is soft and padded, and the horse has a stunning black mane and beautifully carved wooden nose. 

The Fisher-Price Mickey Mouse is a mechanised toy that dances, plays games and interacts with the child. Simply push the button on his shoe to have his torso rotate either clockwise or anti clockwise, with arms moving up and down.

Bring Bling’s home to life with this multi-coloured playset. It opens up to reveal two floors of play, with interactive sports in the kitchen and living room to let your 2 year old recreate Bling’s mess! Press down on the rug to see a smoothie pop up and down!

Aspiring zoo-keepers will love this My First Zoo Lego set, perfect for 2 year olds as it’s so easy to build. Filled with colourful bricks and cute animals, this set includes a zoo keeper with vehicle, a baby elephant, tiger, polar bear and giraffe.

This Play with Numbers set lets your 2 year old have a fun time whilst learning their numbers from 1-10. With brightly coloured numbered bricks children will learn without even realising. A child, dog and wagon are included for hours of fun.

This PINTOY Workbench is the perfect birthday present for young children. Your kids will enjoy building and putting bolts together using pretend tools, with the tray underneath preventing too much mess. Colourful and creative.

This LEGO Duplo Town Cafe Set features a table with chairs and a parasol, a waiter and two customers. These colourful bricks, and accessories including a baguette, kettle and plates, encourage role play and development of motor skills .

This Bristle Block construction set makes it so easy for children to join blocks and special pieces of different colours and sizes together, allowing enhancement of their creative ability and motor skills development. Pack the blocks up and take them anywhere in a handy lightweight case.

Teach your kids to cycle with this fantastic quality Balance Bike. It has extra thick tyres for added stability and the adjustable handlebar makes it comfortable and safe for your child. Plenty of colour choice too as it comes in 9 awesome bright colours.

This Hide and Slide Climber is perfect for the garden. It has high side walls and a wavy slide, with a secret play area underneath! The steps are easy to reach and the platform is wide, making it very safe for 2 year olds.

This Naturally Playful Sand Table is great fun for the kids. It has a lid with elastic tie-downs to protect it from curious pets, with moulded roadways for extra fun. It’s great for either the garden or inside, with 2 shovels, 1 pot and 2 scoops included.

The Anchors Away Pirate Ship is a fun outdoor playset with great features. Kids keep water moving with the pump or by pouring water into the crows nest to keep everything spinning which keeps the ship floating!

This brightly coloured playhouse is perfect for role play and getting the kids playing together. It’s brightly coloured, fantastic quality and has great detail like a snail on the side and a letter on the door. It’s also weatherproof , so great for the garden.

This slide is perfect for young children. It’s 5 ft long and has a gentle slope, plus easy-to-climb steps for added safety. The wide base and locking support arm provide extra stability. Great for the garden and easy to store.

This Balance Bike is great for 2 year olds thanks to the wide stable tyres, and the grippy handlebars. The seat is adjustable, allowing kids to find their balance on a bike early. It’s also ultralight, making it easy to carry and transport.

A wooden train set is a must have and this one contains over 100 play pieces. Kids can visit the shops, steam through a level crossing or admire the passing trees. It’s fantastic quality and great for developing role play and motor skills.

A child’s bedroom is a magnet for mess, but this Thomas and Friends storage chest will make tidying up part of the fun. It’s strong, sturdy and colourful – ideal for storing toys, books and games. The handles on each side means it can be easily moved.

This cute and cuddly tiger responds to you with over 100 sound and motor combinations! He responds when you give him his play toy and bows when he roars! His soft fur and movable back legs make him incredibly huggable!

This Wolf Plush is realistic looking and guaranteed to be your child’s new best friend. His body is a whopping 76cm long, and he’s beautifully soft, made from soft ply fabric and completely machine washable. Plus every purchase helps an animal charity around the world.

This multi-coloured Bing plush toy is cute and cheerful. He’s the perfect friend for everyday adventures and, at 18 cm, he’s easy to hug and hold. He has a cute little outfit and can keep your 2 year old company on all their little endeavours.

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