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What kinds of gifts are good for a 2-year-old?

A 2 year old is very curious as to what is going on around them. They are full of energy and it seems like they never stop. As a 2 year old becomes more mobile they will want to play with toys they can drag along with them, push or pull on. They are also attracted to puzzles and larger construction blocks. Here are some great choices for a gift for a 2 year old.

Riding around town - Her very first tricycle. These are a great gift as they teach your child to become independent. Learning to turn the pedals and steer in the right direction. Some tricycles have adjustable seats, or a push handle for mom or dad when she is just too tired to pedal anymore.

Wagon ride - A wagon is a great gift for your 2 year old. A wagon is also helpful in that if she becomes tired, she can ride in the wagon. Some wagons come equipped with cup holders, umbrellas for shade, and a turn down seat for mom or dad to sit on while their child is playing. A 2 year old can push or pull the wagon around herself with all her little toys inside.

Creating their own masterpiece- art supplies are wonderful for children, they help with learning motor skills, and bring out your child’s creativity. Whether it is crayons, markers, water colour paints, just are sure to check the label for non toxic materials. She can create a masterpiece of her own for you to hang on the fridge or at work.

Dinner creations - Having your child help you in the kitchen can be hard work but lots of fun. Play kitchens are great way for her to learn her way around a kitchen. The play kitchens can come with a stove, a refrigerator, a sink and table, with buttons that make noise and knobs that turn. This is a great way for your child to bring out their creative cooking side, and practice making you a lovely dinner all on her own.

Puzzle time - Puzzles are challenging and also entertaining. As your child plays with puzzles they will challenge themselves to finish the puzzle and learn shapes and colours along the way. They can also be great entertainment for the whole family.

As you choose a gift a 2 year old you will have many options. Just be sure to check for age appropriate toys with no small pieces as they can be a choking hazard. Almost any toy you choose will make a 2 year old happy.

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