At the age of two years, your baby moves from the infant to an emerging child. Educational Toys For 2 Year Old Boys should consider that all children undergo a lot of mental and motor development. Because their energy is constant and renewed every day, we have prepared some appropriate gifts for this age.
This is the time to give your child new games that suite his age, develop his curiosity, enhance his self-confidence in the discovery of things, and help him achieve small achievements, These Toys also help to spend fun time throughout the day. Otherwise, your child will be crying continuously. Your child now should have the necessary games that suit him and utilize his energy to educate him.
” Your child will probably play in a gender-stereotypical way — at least some time, Dr. Newcombe says. A boy may use his dump truck to scoop up sand, while a girl might pretend to feed her doll and put it down for a nap. Boys and girls are both very active at this age and will still enjoy their push- and pull-toys.” Source: Parents Magazine
1- Construction Toys:
Playing with construction toys helps children promote their sensory skills, develop imaginations, cognitive and motor skills. Different shapes and colors of trucks help baby to recognize new thing and stimulate their visual development.
2 Year Old Boys love such toys, they develop a sense of distance, balance and think about the right movement.
Kids can play in construction toys by themselves Without Supervision. New Styles are much better than the old style where you had to pull back to wind them. Such Toys should be durable and sturdy enough that children can play the vehicles freely, withstand the tossing, even when he throws toys on the tile floor it should not break apart or stop working.
2- Ride-On Toys And Tricycles:
Sometimes referred to as “Play scooters and cars”. Ride-on toys are important for developing a sense of balance, physical fitness, and coordination. They allow a child to propel himself under his own power.
Ride-on toys are very popular with 2 year olds, who enjoy both the sense of movement that they get from wheeled toys and the pretend element that wheeled toys give them ( like pretend fire engines ) as they imitate the important adults in their lives.
Boys at this age can maneuver a ride-on that requires them to bounce up and down in the seat because they have increased coordination and balance.
Another attractive option is the Slow-moving three-wheeled scooters with wide standing platforms. They are learning to pedal and some children may start using tricycles with pedals-especially during the latter half of 2 years. However, they have not mastered this skill yet.
Large transportation toys with buttons to make a horn honk or a siren whistle are also stellar for building leg muscles and coordination.
3- Props For Make-Believe Play Toys:
Toys in this Category include toy telephones, tea-party sets, toy kitchens, doll strollers, and alike toys.
In their second year, children begin to engage in symbolic play. A doll will represent a baby, and blocks will become a garage or a house. More imaginative fantasy gradually emerges in the pretend play of twos.It’s easy to forget how important pretend play is for kids’ development. But toddlers who regularly engage in pretend play develop the skills they need to prepare them for real life.
Here is an example of a toy cell phone that develop the baby’s music interest, Great for pretend. The buttons actually work. Lights flash in multi colors around the edges when a button is pressed, visually stimulating. Realistic. Your child has his own phone and will stay away from yours. And Comes out a pretty clear sound.
The idea here is that you want to find toys that allows them to pretend and educates them simultaneously.
4- Dolls And Stuffed Animals:
These imaginary companions play a more vital role in child development than you may think.
Stuffed animals serve to ease distress and anxiety, help develop social skills, foster language development ( when do it with their favorite stuffed animals) , and encourage compassion and empathy because caring for a stuffed animal is tremendously helpful in nurturing your little one’s natural desire to connect with others.
Some Popular stuffed animals among children are Soft Llama, Foxxie Fox, Teddy Bear, Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth , Plush Monkey Ollie, and many more.
5- Musical Instruments:
Especially popular are those with flashing lights on the keys that your child needs to press in order to play a tune.
Child development psychologists always recommend getting a musical toy, especially for babies and toddlers because music is key to brain development. Children tend to grow and develop a lot faster with music in their lives.
Musical Toys help boost cognitive skills, enhance memory, promote healthier social skills, enhance emotional well-being, provide continuous learning, reinforce language skills, teach patience, foster creativity, develop gross and fine motor skills, and promote restful sleep and relaxation.
Puzzles are a Self Correcting Learning tools they enhance Language Skills, Math Skills, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Ability, Social Skills, Develop Persistence, enhance Adaptable and Abstract Thinking, and Spur Imagination and Creativity.
Puzzles for 2 year olds are a little beyond basic puzzles –basic puzzles are the type in which you put vegetable- or animal-shaped pieces into the appropriate holes. They can also put together a simple three-piece puzzle. Puzzles that require putting a single large piece onto a board – such as fitting a large butterfly or a piece of fruit into a cutout space matching that shape. And around age 3, he’ll start to be able to complete puzzles with multiple pieces that interconnect.
Children in this age should be working with 8-20 pieces Puzzle. Preferably well-known objects and characters. Their favorite cartoon, musical instruments, and transportation illustrations because this will increase the amount of ‘playtime’ a puzzle receives.
- Do not buy puzzles with smaller pieces ( chocking hazards ).
- Regularly check that the pegs on pieces are securely fastened, as they pose a choking hazard if they come off.
- Make sure that the puzzles themselves are nontoxic.
7- Books With Illustrations:
Toddlers at 24 months are beginning to be able to turn paper pages. A great toy will be a book that goes along your boy’s interests — whether trains, trucks, or stuffed bears, find books about these things of interest. Kids this age also like books about children, families, and animals.
Reading and sharing stories with your child are important to develop early literacy skills, learn to value books and stories, develops your child’s brain, social skills and communication skills, sparks imagination and stimulates curiosity, teaches the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’ ,gets to know sounds, words and language, and develop, and more importantly, your child understand change and new or frightening events, and also the strong emotions that can go along with them.
8- Art Supplies:
Creative art activities can help children in all areas of development. These toys help develop children’s large and small muscles, eye-hand coordination, develop Social, cognitive, emotional aspects, as well as Imagination and Experimentation
Toys like crayons, markers, and paintbrushes teaches them the names of colors and shapes, getting a secondary color from mixing two primary colors, it allows them to represent experiences that they cannot verbalize, and gradually teaches them responsibility for cleanup, and to put materials away.
9- Toy Food And Play Kitchen:
Kids see their parents cooking and try to imitate them, or some times engage in the cooking process.
This is.a good chance for you to help them develop their inner chef aspirations by letting them play around with Toy Food and Play Kitchen. In addition to learning vegetable and fruit names and many other skills.
Toys in this category help them to develop Visual Recognition Of Shapes, Patterns, Colors, Self-Confidence, Imagination, Teamwork, Responsibility ( through Preparation And Cleanup ), Delegation And Follow-up.