(Closed) Good educational gifts for a 2-year-old?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Since she is still so little, I would say toys that encouragce imaginative play, or art supplies are better than a DVD. Does she have duplo blocks?

Post # 5
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Some of the simplest toys are the most educational. Things such as lego or the duplo bricks mentioned above can be great as they simulate imagination, creativity and they progress as she progresses. The problem with buying a fisher price toy that is for ages 2-4 is that she will grow out of it. Books are also another favourite of mine. I’m assuming she can’t read!! But she may enjoy pictures books, or stories that her mum can read to her.

Playdough if her mum doesn’t mind the mess?

Dress up outfits in something other than a fairy princess!! – role play is vital for development!

Post # 6
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Books! Get some classic books like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Corduroy, Clifford, Harry the Dirty Dog, etc.

Post # 7
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

When my daughter was 2 her FAVORITE thing was a mini keyboard (piano). It came with a little musical book that lit up the keys in time to the song’s music, she learned the different notes and could plunk out songs like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Music at an early age helps build a strong foundation for math, reasoning and language skills too.

Post # 9
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have suggested this many times, but look into Melissa & Doug. We carry them at my shop, and parents LOVE them! They have tons of classic wood toys and great educational items! 

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