Top Toy Picks: 2-3 Years
Are you looking for toy ideas to foster language, fine motor, sensory, and gross motor development? Look no further! Here are our Top Ten toys for children ages 2 to 3 years old, along with a direct purchase link to make shopping easier!
1. Jumbo Nuts & Bolts
This nuts and bolts set is for children 1-4 years old! It allows children to focus their attention on the movement and placement of objects as they become aware of balance, coordination and gravity. The jumbo rainbow nuts and bolts help promote the following: matching, sorting, colors, counting, shapes, and more!
2. Seek A Boo Game
Seek-A-Boo is an awesome game for children ages 18 months to 4 years old! Hide the spots around the room, play a sorting game, or jump from spot to spot. You can work on receptive and expressive vocabulary, word phrases, turn-taking, gross motor, fine motor, and more!
3. Magna Doodle
This Magna Doodle is a great choice! It comes with legs to make it into a small table, as well as a handle to fold the legs and carry it with you. Practice fine motor, grasp, and handwriting skills in a more functional way by having the toy elevated, similar to a typical writing space.
4. Melissa & Doug Sounds Puzzles
These Melissa & Doug puzzles are great for increasing child engagement and reinforcing independent play! Depending on the puzzle, your child can learn a variety of vocabulary, animal/environmental sounds, new words, word imitations, and more! He/she will also be working on fine motor and visual-spatial skills.
5. Lego Duplo Blocks
Lego Duplo blocks are great for children ages 18 months to 5 years! Many sets are available, which mean you can work on new target vocabulary, new visual-spatial skills, and more!
6. Doll Sets
Baby doll sets offer children the opportunity to develop pretend play skills, learn actions, body parts and clothing, follow simple directions, improve joint attention, and more! We’ve also included some little boy dolls that may be better suited for your child than a baby doll.
7. Melissa & Doug Lace & Trace Activity Set
Melissa & Doug makes several different lace and trace activity sets! Your child can work on vocabulary, visual-spatial skills, fine motor, and early handwriting skills.
8. Fine Motor Beehives
Here are two beehive fine motor toys that will keep your child busy while learning new skills! These toys promote the following skills: hand and finger strengthening for preparation for handwriting, color identification, counting, matching, visual-spatial, motor control, and more!
9. Funny Faces Game
This game encourages fine motor skills, brain & critical thinking, memory, social skills, creativity and imagination. You can also work on following directions, turn taking, and body parts.
10. Pretend Play Vet Set
This pretend play puppy vet set is great! You can work on joint attention, pretend play skills, word imitations, empathy, actions, and more!