Take a look at our list of top 10 sensory toys for 2-year-olds. They will help your toddler learn and communicate using their senses. Sensory toys help develop a toddler’s hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and even speech skills.
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Using these 10 toys will help your kids experience different textures, shapes, and colors, all while having fun and learning at the same time!
#1 – Bouncy Horsey Ride-on Toy
This bouncy horsey ride-on toy is more than just a toy, it’s also an enjoyable exercise routine. Jumping is a great way to strengthen a child’s understanding of the power of their body. It helps . My daughters love their little “pony” so much!
#2 – VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set
My girls love this kids drum set. It features three drums and a cymbal that make unique sounds. I was looking for something that would help me teach my daughters about music while also having fun. It is perfect because it has different melodies that they can play along with and also a follow-along setting to help learn sequential rhythm. My kids love this drum set and love to pretend to be rock stars.
#3 – Moluk Bilibo
Get the wiggles out with Moluk Bilibo! My girls will spin, rock, and even hide under this toy. Give your kiddo an imaginative push and watch them as they discover creative ways to play with this sensory toy.
#4 – Step2 Splash N Scoop Bay
Water play is a huge hit in my home. Take it to the next step with the Splash N Scoop Bay. It is my daughters’ favorite new toy! They like playing with their dolls in the “beach” and pouring water down the slide. The 7 piece accessory set includes a water tower, removable cup, slide, spinner, shark scoop, cup, and shovel. It also includes a cover to keep the water and sand separated.
#5 – Foam Wonder Blocks
Blocks are an all time favorite in our home. That includes this incredible 100 piece set of Foam Wonder Blocks! The set includes a carrying tote to make clean up time easier. It also allows for clean and compact storage. The blocks are made from high-density EVA foam, and they are completely non-toxic. The density of the foam allows the blocks to be used at bath time as well! They are so brightly colored that they easily capture my daughters’ attention. One of my favorite features is that they are incredibly soft. We do not have to worry about a flying block causing any damage.
#6 – Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Puppy
The Smart Stages Puppy has over 50 sing-along tunes and phrases that have helped my daughters learn body parts, counting, letters, and colors. The puppy has smart stages technology which allows you to select your child’s learning level. Smart stages allows the puppy to learn with my girls and they can teach each other new things along the way. It’s a friend and a teacher all in one! I like to use this toy in lieu of a cell phone or tablet. It grabs their attention enough to keep them occupied for a moment without resulting in being sucked in to technology.
#7 – Thomas the Train Wooden Railway Roll
Thomas the Train is such an entertaining and educational TV show. Now my girls have their very own Thomas the Train! It plays different sounds and lights up too! You can connect multiple train cars with the magnets on either side of the cars. This allows your little one to develop gross motor skills and thinking skills, while they decide what Thomas is going to be pulling today.
#8 – Kids Build an Inchworm
Encourage imagination and creativity that allows your child to build their very own inchworm! It includes twelve balls in a variety of textures and colors and a cute inchworm face. The knob and socket connections for the balls provide just enough resistance to help develop motor skills and finger dexterity. My daughters were so happy and proud of themselves after they successfully built their very own inchworm!
#9 – Octopus Hoopla
The Octopus Hoopla is bound to be your little one’s new favorite bath time toy. It encourages the development of gross and fine motor skills, as well as hand-eye coordination by allowing your child to throw the rings and try to land them on the tentacles of the octopus. The Octopus Hoopla has my daughters basically begging for bath time now! The bright colors are eye-catching, the game is fun, and you can even use this toy in the pool!
#10 – What Should I Wear Book
Reading books is a great way to discover new shapes, colors, textures, and imaginations. What Should I wear book features a little girl who is deciding what to wear for the day. Have your kiddos help by dressing her in the right clothes for a dance recital and even snow day. My girls get lost in this book!
These sensory toys for 2-year-olds will help your little ones discover their senses while having fun. They all spark imagination and are sure to keep your kids entertained for hours on end. What sensory toys do you like the most? Are there any that you think we should add to this list? Share with us!
Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.