Gifts for 2-Year-Old

Getting fun developmental learning gifts for a 2-year-old child that is educational is a big deal. Here at ebeanstalk we provide the largest selection of developmental, education and fun gifts for children. Find that special gift for 2-year old boys and 2-year old girls at ebeanstalk.

Gift Resource Guide

Here are some of our favorite gifts for 2 year olds:

Additional resources for the best gift ideas for toddlers:

  1. Developmental Milestones: See how a 2 year old develops across 7 different criteria within one year!
  2. Expert advice: Meet Our Child-Experts that matched all our toys, books and games to a child's development and read some of the latest articles on child development.

What to Expect During the Third Year of your Baby’s Life

By Gopi K.Patel MSE.d Special Educator

The time between the 3rd and 4th year is when we see the terrible two’s going away (hopefully…)!! This really is a fun time for the little ones as they are beginning to better express themselves through words. They start to form likes/dislikes for things. Three year olds are a lot of fun to be with as they begin to sound a lot like little person, and at times can be brutally honest (& always at the wrong times). At the same time they are so young and innocent in their own way.

Gopi's Milestone-Basics:

At this age children have acquired about 800 words. They are better able to follow 2 step directions. Children at this age are able to answer how-to questions and are beginning to recall past events. They are cooperatively able to play, and begin to share. Play at this age is a lot of fun to watch as they begin to pretend to use one object to represent another, and even can pretend to be another person. They recognize a variety of shapes, colors, letters and numbers. They can build objects from pictures. The most amazing thing to see this early on is that your 3 year old may be able to tell jokes!!!

Some of Gopi's Favorites:

  1. Sandwich Making Set – Kids can use their imagination, and this toy is easy to hold in their hands, and can include others in the play.
  2. Snails Pace Race – A great game for 3 year olds (and the family) to play. It’s a wonderful, non-competitive game to introduce 3 year olds to.
  3. Number Memory Game – A great interactive game to sharpen a 3 year olds , cognitive skills with great visual recognition of numbers.
  4. My Giant Floor Puzzle – First and foremost, these pieces are nice and big and easy to grab. This is so much fun as this puzzle taps into fine motor skills as well, and can keep the little ones busy for a while.
  5. Sugarplum Dollhouse – This beautifully made doll-house really sparks the imagination (and 3 years is a great age to introduce this toy). Kids are really learning to pretend and what a great way to act-out the home.

How Children Grow & Learn

The best gifts ideas for toddlers are those that are paired with their developmental cycle, as a child will go through different phases while he/she is 2 years old. During the year a child is 2, he/she is developing language, dexterity and social skills. As a result of going through so much change, 2 Year Olds are on overload. When looking for the best gifts for 2 year olds, try to keep them simple, straightforward and fun. We love Floor Puzzles, anything with Shapes, and simple Board Books. To encourage pretending, go for a Doctor 's Kit. Our experts have done the hard work of categorizing the best gift ideas for toddlers for every stage a 2 year old goes through. Whether you are shopping for your own child or just doing research to better understand the best gift ideas for toddlers, we have what you need.