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Toys for Two-Year-Olds

As I begin to leave the state of denial that my baby boy will be two in about a month and a half, I realize I have no idea what I should be requesting for him as gifts.  This is what we have planned so far:

He needs a new lunchbox for daycare, so I was looking at the bags from Pottery Barn
I am in the process of refinishing the kitchen set I had when I was kid (compliments of my mother's hoarding tendencies), so I am thinking pots/pans/food/etc

...and that's about it.  He's obsessed with all things cars and dump trucks.  He will only let me read him books that have to do with trucks.

Any suggestions??
Mrs. JEGs
est 7.17.10 
Hunter Fillmore
October 1, 2011 

Re: Toys for Two-Year-Olds

  • Garden tools, Brooks has small and big ones and loves them all. He also has a big Tonka truck that he plays with outside. Check out the stomp rocket, at 2, he's a smidgen young for mastering it, but by 2.5 should have it down. Easel and accessories, blocks of different shapes and sizes, Melissa and Doug has this truck set, where each truck is 3-4 pieces, the also have a fire truck with a house and a person and cat who need to be rescued. Since to are doing the kitchen, (which is a favorite in our house and with friends) check out all the accessories available, food sets, especially the ones that can be cut, plates, cups, etc. and finally a tricycle if he doesn't have one. Then of course, you have the experienced, a Longwood membership, PTM, etc. Personally I would make a massive list to get me through till 3, and use it for Christmas too.
  • Here are some ideas:
    --a nap mat for daycare (
    --a balance bike
    --a radio flyer wagon
    --a toy cash register and shopping cart with food/boxes to scan
    --a fabric pop up cottage/ house
    --musical instruments
    --puzzles and magnetic mazes
    --potty training items like a stool or potty seat with cars/trucks on it
    --a toy box
    --a bean bag or other kind of kid friendly chair/lounge space

    My daughter has loved "dress up" for a long time and her boy classmates love it too. If youre antsy about the princess dresses you can collect some fireman, super hero, sports uniforms, plumber coveralls, construction tool belt etc kind of "boy" dress up stuff.
  • The easel is huge in our house too. We have the melissa and doug one thats a chalkboard on one side, dry erase on the other, and then a roll of paper can feed over either side for drawing/painting. DD also likes to hoard her toys under the easel and uses it as a hideout! We got it right after she turned 2 but it really became a favorite around 2.5 or 3 years old.
  • Balance bike

    Trains. Trains are what we do!

  • Diecast cars from the Cars movies


    Train set (we like the wooden thomas ones)
    My Boys

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