Behold the two-year-old: a creature in the wilds of childhood, who is cute, curious, and can’t get enough fun—until suddenly a nap is needed. We’ve gathered our top 20 gift ideas that are not only fun but also new, cool, and perfect for age two. Flip through the album below for toys, books, and stuffies that will captivate toddlers’ burgeoning imaginations as they learn and grow this coming year.

Let’s Count to Ten 

We love that Nerdy Baby’s counting pack starts at zero degrees Celsius and ends at pi. But fear not—in between you’ll find children's artist Tiffany Ard's whimsical illustrations of the 1-10 numerals toddlers are mastering. They just happen to be electrons, magnetic poles, and the segmented legs of a bee to tally. Young scientists will learn about the planet’s five major oceans (and parents will discover more about Kreb cycle acids than they ever expected). Counting sheep suddenly sounds pretty dull!

Available at Nerdy Baby, $14.

  • Green Toys House Lifestyle 2
  • wooden-rolling-boats-blocks-water-waves
  • 3376-PegFriendsFarm-Girl via Learning Resources
  • Seedling_ Farmers Market Playtime Kit
  • rock-chalk-set-of-5 via Land of Nod
  • Petting Zoo via Playmobil 1.2.3
  • LittleGarden via HABA
  • Josie Chipmunk via Hazel Village
  • Lets Count to Ten via Nerdy Baby
  • Hape Xylophone Melody Track
  • curvy-board-downward-dog-high-res
  • Lassig.LittleMonsters.Collection.Lifestyle3
  • Rocking Moose via IKEA
  • Learning Letters Activity Book[2] via Lakeshore
  • McClaren push car via Step2
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn First Words Puppy 2
  • Foam Cone Factory ! via TOMY
  • care-bear-yellow via land of nod
  • Cloud-b-Beebop-LIFESTYLE4-1453

 

What’s on your two-year-old’s list this season? Let us know in the comments below!

— Jennifer Massoni Pardini

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase.

All images courtesy retailers.

 

 

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