“Terrible Twos” they call it. Whether or not your little boy fits this description, this is the age for learning, exploring, and fun! The act of “terrible” behavior can come from the inability to communicate all that he truly understands at this age. There are several gift options that will be a blast for him to play with while he learns how to communicate and better handle his new emotions. Check out this list of gift ideas that allow his imagination to run and his mind to expand!
We’ve all seen a version of this one. There’s a reason they’ve been around for a while because kids loving using their feet to go go go. What’s great about this one specifically is the dinosaur design. It’s also got a working horn, working wheel that spins 360 degrees, and gas cap. It’s a nice upgrade from the original. It has the removable floor so that if you choose to push them in it for more of a ride along approach you can. It also has a cup holder for that sippy cup!
It’s game on for this little learning sponge. If you haven’t been practicing with him already, these puzzles will engage him and teach the essentials. Each puzzle piece is pegged making it easy for his little hands to pick up and match into its’ place. This set includes the alphabet, numbers, colors and shapes. The Disney theme will reel him in with his favorite characters.
There’s never been a child that doesn’t like to play dress up! This set comes with 3 costumes. One to play firefighter and put out flames, a police man to keep things in line, and a Dr. to play checkup. This costume is a one size fits all and will grow with him throughout the next few years. There are over 15 accessories including handcuffs, fire hose, and stethoscope making it easy to commit to the task at hand. There are no buttons on any of the costumes, just Velcro. Making it easy for him to switch it up as often as he’d like.
His own little world brought to life. This play house really lets him have that independence he craves. Great for indoors but even better for outdoors. He will have loads of fun with the realistic features that this has. Exterior has a doorbell, flower box and a mailbox. Interior comes with his own sink, phone, fireplace and more! Bonus is that there are so many accessories you could eventually add to this to accommodate his interests as they change.
This gift is perfect in so many ways. It’s educational, fun and mess free. This large mat allows for a ton of fun creations, all you need to supply is water. Includes pens, brushes, design booklets, drawing molds and stamps. There is enough room for you to lay with your boy and really be hands on with his imagination. It’s extremely affordable and can be reused over and over again.
Who doesn’t love Elmo? He’s friendly, adorable and ready to teach! Your 2-year-old boy will love the ability to cuddle this Elmo, but also interact with him and learn his ABC’s. He also speaks 14 additional phrases. Snuggles with their buddy teach empathy and affection. ABC’s teach the basics for his bright future. Educational, fun and entertaining. Done!
He’s a lean, mean, cleaning machine! This set is wonderful because he will have his own set of tools that will help him do the things that grown ups do. He will love to trail behind you and sweep the floors, vacuum the crumbs, and dust the furniture. It’s a great way to instill great habits that can be fun from a young age. This is a high-quality set that will withstand the rough play little boys can sometimes partake in with toys.
Turn your basement or living room into an all-around playground. Feel free to leave it up daily or for special events only. With 7 pieces that can easily be taken apart and put back together, it’s simple to use only parts of it if you choose. Add some play balls and make it a fun ball pit for your little one. He will love to crawl through the tunnels, play hide and seek and create his own unique games. Great for rain and snow days when children need to burn that energy off.
How fun is this? Instead of renting a huge bounce house, you can buy this little set and let him bounce and play daily (during warmer months of course). The stakes make sure the bounce house is firmly put on the ground, and it has the side rails and mesh for safety. It’s easily blown up with the blower that is yes, included with the item. A great way to play and exercise handling up to 160 lbs.
If your little guy likes to follow Dad around and help him with his to-do list, then this work bench is for him. It will allow him to build, take apart and recreate the vehicles included! It’s super realistic being that it’s interactive and comes with battery operated tools. Really making him feel like a big boy. There are 40 plus accessories and it doesn’t end there. There’s also an app that allows for more sound and interaction for whatever he’s doing like car engines. It’s large enough for a friend to help and will grow with him for the next few years.
As a parent, this may not be YOUR favorite gift as I’m sure it’s loud enough in your home already, but it truly is a great one. It’s both educational and fun. Music has been shown to help development in many ways. Let him create his jam and get familiar with different instruments and their names. There’s a xylophone, maracas, triangle with striker and more. This set includes a backpack to keep all pieces together for whenever and wherever he wants to play.
Sports are always great for kids of all ages to get involved in. It helps with concentration and discipline. Show him the ropes at home and let him see how fun it can be. This Basketball Hoop is great because it is kid-friendly, adjustable in height and age, and easily portable. It grows from 30 inches up to 48 inches. It’s lightweight but can be weighed down with sand or water to help stabilize it. He shoots, he scores!
Can you really go wrong with Play-Doh? All kids love Play-Doh and your little boy will love this cement mixer construction truck set. He’ll be on the job site making all sorts of creations. This set comes with 5 different cans of Play-Doh, but you could certainly load him up with additional colors. Now that he’s done shoving everything in his mouth, you can rest assure he will be using the Play-Doh in its rightful state too!
Keep him outdoors and let him learn the early fundamentals of riding a bike in a new and unique way. These bikes teach children to balance and direct the bike without training wheels and without being intimidating. They can ride by pushing off with their feet and balancing until they are comfortable enough to move on up to a big boy bike. Its great for 18-months up to 5 years of age. A long-lasting gift that looks cool when he’s tagging along with big brother or sister.
These are some great books to start reading to your little man. They teach some very important lessons he may need help with or reminders of. Being that his vocabulary is still developing at this point, help him learn how to use those words in a kind and loving way. There are 8 books included in the set that touch base on sharing, being a friend, feelings and saying please and thank you.
He will love to do what you do and have his own little laptop. This mini laptop has music, letters, games and more. He can even customize it to learn how to spell his name. It’ll keep him busy for hours with the amount of activities available. There’s a ton of animation that will keep him engaged and holding on to new material. He can even send pretend emails to his closest business associates. (AKA Mom and Dad)
It’s a scooter, and then it’s a bike. It’s the best of both worlds and so easily convertible. With the click of a handle you can make it into which ever they are in the mood for. Its great for ages 2-5 years and has an adjustable stem to accommodate whatever height he’s at too. It promotes exercise and being outdoors, while meeting safety standards. You can sit back and relax, or ride along with them on their journey.
Prep him for all the future rides with family and friends. This Quad is perfect. No worries as far as safety goes, it only goes forward at a slow but steady pace of 2 mph. It’s extremely toddler friendly with a push button to start and to stop. It can be used both indoor and outdoors, his choice! He will love to cruise around in the yard, side walks and parks. It’s lightweight enough to take wherever he’d like the entertainment.
This magnetic fishing game will help his hand eye coordination while sitting still. He can play with others which helps teach the basics of sharing and social skills that will help him on play dates, childcare visits and school. It contains 26 sea animals all with letters of the alphabet. It’s an affordable option that he can truly learn so much from be it counting, sharing, ABC’s etc.
These are said to make the kids go wild. Really taking things up a notch from plain old stacking blocks. These colorful tiles encourage math, science and creativity at a young age. The possibilities are endless. They are safe and durable. Aside from what they can physically make, he can take the idea of using flashlights, window light and projectors to accentuate the creation. It’ll really wow your 2-year-old now and will entice him as he gets older as well.