Thursday, April 15, 2010

Toys for 2 Year Olds

My cute cousin left a comment the other day,
"...what do you do with a 2 year old? i am going crazy!!!"

Anyone who's had a 2 year old can sympathize. It can be a tough age!
Normally I try to only post about things that don't cost much money.
I mean, anyone can go to the toy store and spend a bunch of $ to try and keep their kids happy.
But, today, I thought I would show a few of my favorite toys for this difficult age.

First, this race track. We got it for my 2nd son, who loved it and now my 3rd son loves it too. It folds up pretty flat and small for easy storage which is also a plus.
Next, all 3 of my boys have spent a lot of time with this gumball machine thing. It just mezmerizes them. You put the ball in the top and then push the lever to make the ball roll down and then out the bottom.
Anything with a ball has been a bit hit with each boy.

The last toy is so much fun. Sorry, I don't know where to get it, but I know you can find one similar.
(We got it when we lived in Japan). You rest a ball on the hole in the top and then you use a little hammer/mallet to send the ball through the maze and out the bottom.
Again, anything that lets them watch a ball go through some sort of maze has been
a favorite of all 3 of my boys.
Hope this helps all the moms of 2 year olds out there!

Hang in there!

They do get older!
(I'm not sure if that means easier, but definitely less physically demanding!)


  1. thank you thank you!! we don't have any of the ball toys..those are such good ideas. will probably have to make a purchase on the sly next time ryan's out of town. (he hates it when i get new toys...but sometimes i feel desperate!)

  2. PlaySkool Ball Popper. Find it on Amazon. Best toy ever!

    (Renee R. told me about your blog because I just had my 4th boy!)
    -Emily in Misawa

  3. ...or we could have suggested, maybe,some Prozac for the mom, of the 2 year old in question---that would probably work, as well. :)

  4. the 2 year old in question would love that race track thing.

  5. you could also hit grandma up for some new toys. that's what they're for, right?

  6. Thanks for the race track idea, April-I have a birthday boy next month! Camden's favorite toy is his marble race. Chris and I have to do most of the building, but he loves to race once it's built!


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