This list of 25 practical gifts for 2 year olds is not filled with toys, but is a collection of useful gifts that will help toddlers learn and do things on their own.
Toys are great of course! But for 2 year olds who already have a lot of toys, this list of practical gifts will be appreciated by mom and dad AND the toddler in your life.
Practical Gifts For 2 Year Olds
Two year olds are in the prime of toddlerhood, which lasts from 18-36 months. They are talking, walking and figuring out rules and boundaries. They love learning and doing things by themselves.
If you are using a broom they may try to grab it out of your hands so they can sweep.
If you try to cut up their banana they will refuse to eat it unless its whole, just like how you eat it.
So, now is the time to get them their own things that mimic what mom and dad have or help them do what you do. Ex. Their own broom or a step stool to reach the sink to wash their hands.
Whether you are looking for a 2nd birthday gift for your daughter or son, this list of practical gifts will have something for everyone.
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Practical Gifts for 2 Year Olds – Books
Many toddlers love books and these are the perfect practical gifts for 2 year olds.
A recent study found that kids that are read 5 books a day have heard 1.4 million more words than kids who weren’t by the time they reach kindergarten.
As your toddler is learning to speak, hearing new words and also repeating words they are learning often are important – and books are a great way to practice both with your toddler every day.
Practical Gifts for 2 Year Olds - Eating
Toddlers may be in a picky eater phase so practical gifts that encourage eating will be a hit with mom and dad.
This can be a trying time where one day they love something and the next day it ends up on the floor. Try adding the below to your dinner routine.
Practical Gifts For 2 Year Olds - Toddler Sized Furniture
Toddlers will appreciate having their own small sized places to sit and play. A smaller table and chairs make a great spot to create and learn. Here are our favorite 2 year old appropriate furniture.
Practical Gifts for 2 Year Olds - Chores
Its never to early to set the tone when it comes to chores for your 2 year old. These useful gifts will encourage them to tidy their toys, help in the garden and with their laundry.
Practical Gifts for 2 Year Olds - Clothes & Accessories
Beyond regular necessities like pants, shirts and pjs, 2 year olds are now at the stage where they can also accessorize with practical items.
Practical Gifts for 2 Year Olds - Potty Training
Your little one is probably very interested in potty training right now. To help things go smoothly some great practical gifts will help them along.