It can be kind of tricky to buy gifts and toys for 2 year old girls. They’re past the baby stage but still too young for most preschool gear, and their verbal skills aren’t honed enough for them to be able to tell you exactly what they want. They like to think they’re able to do everything their parents and older siblings do, and they’re always in motion with busy little hands. The best gift ideas for girls in this age group will be toys and learning tools that hold their attention and keep them occupied, are colorful and interesting to look at and touch, and it’s always a plus if it makes any kind of music or sounds.
These things are at the heart of our search for great gifts in this age range.
Tips for picking out toys for two year old girls
Two-year-old girls love playing make-believe, especially pretending like they’re doing the very same things they watch their parents and people around them doing. Dolls and stuffed animals are wonderful gifts, as well as tea party sets, toy phones, and riding toys. Musical toys and instruments are excellent, since nearly all toddlers enjoy singing and making music. Their fine motor skills are developing quickly and they enjoy learning new things so educational toys that are fun, colorful, engaging, and versatile are a hit with them.
Two-year-olds love playing games, but make sure they are the right age level and not too difficult for them to understand. Anything that lets them show off their creative side is perfect for children of this age, like art sets, chalkboards, dress-up clothes, building blocks, and crayons. Storybooks are great for children of all ages. Remember to make sure not to give them anything that could be a choking hazard. Kids under three are still prone to put things in their mouths they shouldn’t.
That is why there isn’t any Lego, or even Lego Duplo in our list at this age group (even though Lego Duplo is larger and less of a choking hazard). Even cool Disney branded or Harry Potter Lego sets, of which there are many might be a bit premature at this age. These, as well as mega bloks, can come later.
The Best Gifts And Toys For 2 Year Old Girls – Reviews
This playset from Fischer-Price, is a great toy for little ones aged between 2 and 5. We have it down as one of the best toys for 2 year old girls because it provides and promotes learning on so many levels. The Fischer-Price Little People Share & Care Safari promotes imaginative play and pretend play. At the same time, it gets those little hands moving, promoting and developing fine motor skills.
The Safari is a variation of a playhouse, and it’s very easy to set up. By matching animals to their habitats, kids are naturally engaged in problem-solving, developing those little minds. The play set comes with 6 animal figures and a guide. Additional animal figures are sold separately. Everywhere you look on this toy, there is another activity to engage with. From a waterfall slide, to boat ride, to the funky jungle vines. It’s a playtime treat for sure. Some of the great features on this high quality toy include:
- 5 activation buttons that select different colors of lights for the background, with different weather sound effects and animal facts.
- Fun animal songs and phrases
- The playset stands at over 2 ft tall, with a stack of engaging activities including a zip line for transporting animals from one side to the other.
- 3 AA batteries required
Your little princess will love playing basketball and soccer with this fun sports center. The hoop teaches motor skills, and they can learn the basic rules of the games as they dunk the ball or kick in a winning goal. A working LED scoreboard is programmed with encouraging animations and phrases. These cheer your little one on as it keeps tracks of the score to help young kids learn numbers.
Pull the purple lever on the side and you can reset the scoreboard. Colorful buttons placed along the goal post introduces your child to shapes, numbers and sounds. Little girls can gain a love of sports with this fun educational toy. Two balls are included, one for soccer and one for basketball.
The Smart Shots Sports Center is recommended for toddlers ages 1 to 3 years.
This adorable lamb holds a tiny lamb as it recites classic nursery rhymes. The lamb’s head turns and it also moves its mouth and body as it reads the following Nursery Rhymes:
- Little Bo Peep
- Humpty Dumpty
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- Jack and Jill
- Hickory Dickory Dock
Your child will love to cuddle up with this lamb, and they can learn to recite the nursery rhymes by memory as they play. The toy is 10 inches tall, with embroidered eyes and nose to make it safe for babies and toddlers.
The Gund Plush Animated Nursery Rhyme Time Lamb is recommended for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.
Climb aboard the Alphabet Train for hours of learning fun. This toy grows with your child, since it can be used as a floor toy, a riding toy, pushed ahead as the child the uses it for a walker, and experienced walking toddlers can pull the cart behind them loaded with toys. It features 10 different activities that build your child’s fine motor skills as they learn colors, letters, and numbers, plus it will engage the toddler’s imagination.
Over a dozen alphabet blocks showcase one letter and picture printed on each side, and the train will read the letter and word printed on the block when it is snapped into a special place on the side of the engine. Drop these blocks through the chute on top of the train and the engine will count them. A clock face is on the front of the train, which also has an interactive storybook. The clock face also has moving cogs and gears, a working number pad, and a walkie-talkie. The train plays over 260 different sounds, songs, melodies, and phrases.
The VTech Sit-to-Stand Ultimate Alphabet Train is recommended for toddlers between the ages of 1 and 3.
Bath time is even more fun with this awesome water station with stackable cups. Your toddler is in for sudsy fun in the tub as she plays with this educational toy. It stimulates the senses, develops thinking ability, promotes hand-eye coordination, encourages the imagination, and develops cause and effect logical thinking.
When your little one uses the cups to pour water into either of the two chambers on the top, the face on the left spits water out as its eyes spin around and a ship wheel on the right turns as water runs from a hole underneath. A waterfall drizzles out of holes in a pipe that runs across the bottom, creating a sort of shower effect. When water flows out of the end of the pipe, it causes the fan below to spin.
The cups float and have two animal faces – a dog and a bear with a hair bow – that can easily be clipped on to them. This durable interactive toy is 100% BPA free and environmentally friendly.
The Waterfall Water Station Bath Toy is recommended for children ages 2 and up.
My Pal Violet is sure become your little girl’s new best friend. It’s a load of fun straight out of the box, plus you can easily customize Violet with your child’s name and other information using your smart phone, tablet, or computer. This cute purple pooch is not only a fun plush toy, it’s a learning tool that teaches your child songs, how to spell her own name, colors, counting, and fundamentals of feelings and emotion.
Violet encourages social interaction by getting the child to talk and sing along with her, which aids in building early language skills. Violet helps with naps and at bedtime by playing lullabies for 5, 10, or 15 minutes at the volume you select. There are 15 learning activities that Violet performs. Each can be personalized by programming the free app with your child’s favorite color, animal, and food.
She’s preloaded with 5 lullabies, 4 learning songs, and 3 fun tunes to listen to, and you can select additional music from an online list of 30 more songs. Just press any of Violet’s paws for fun activities or music.
The LeapFrog My Pal Violet is recommended for children ages 6 months through 3 years old.
Your little princess will ride in style in this cool pink Whisper Ride push car. The handle attached to the back makes this a parent powered vehicle. A seat belt holds the toddler safely in her seat. The car has smooth quiet ride wheels for comfy cruising. Snacking on the go couldn’t be easier with two convenient cup holders for the child and another located on the handle for the thirsty parent. It’s a great option for those that are not quite ready for a trike, or that are clumsy and prefer the safety of a car.
A working horn and toy steering wheel make the child feel as if they’re really driving along. The hood raises up to reveal a storage compartment for toys, supplies, or mom’s purse. This is a fun ride on alternative to using a stroller for walks around the neighborhood or shopping trips to the mall. It’s easy to transport since the handle folds down for an easy fit in the trunk. It’s also lightweight at only six pounds. Some assembly is required.
The Step2 Whisper Ride II Pink Push Car is recommended for children ages 18 months to 4 years.
The green My Own Leaptop features a durable take-along handle, a large screen programmed with 26 cool animal animations, plenty of music, learning activities, and fun games. Customize it with your daughter’s name and Leaptop will help her learn how to spell it. Toddlers have hours of fun as they learn the alphabet, improve their vocabulary, and get a jump start on computer literacy.
This is a durable toy that can keep the child busy at home and during long car rides. Toys like the LeapFrog Leaptop are a great set up from the likes of a shape sorter, in terms of developing logical thinking.
My Own Leaptop has four learning modes:
ABC mode – Lets children hear the name of a letter, the sound it makes, and a word starting with that letter
Message mode – Toddlers can pretend to send and receive email just like Mom and Dad
Game mode – Time for fun when they play animal trivia and letter games
Music mode – Rock out to 16 fun songs at your child’s fingertips
My Own Leaptop by LeapFrog is recommended for children between the ages of 2 and 4.
This interactive desk is pretty in pink and packed with loads of learning fun. The three in one design quickly converts from an activity desk to a chalkboard and then to an art easel. A handy LED display teaches toddlers how to write letters and numbers. It also teaches which direction the pencil strokes should be made in, and how to draw basic shapes. Compartments on each side can hold pencils, markers, crayons, chalk, and paintbrushes for your little artist.
It comes with 5 activity pages for educational instruction, plus you can buy additional expansion packs for language arts, math, multi-curriculum, science, and social studies. The desk teaches over 100 vocabulary words, has more than 20 learning activities, and over 20 songs and tunes. A handy Progress Button lets you keep track of your child’s progress. The desk cleans up easily with a damp cloth. A matching stool is included.
The VTech Touch and Learn Pink Activity Desk Deluxe is recommended for toddlers ages 2 to 5 years old.
Kids love to role play. They love to play at anything that makes them grown-ups, like doctors, nurses, fire service. But they also like to play at being the grown-up doing the tasks they are familiar with, like cooking and in this case, shopping. Instead of going for the standard teapot and tea set, we went for this Melissa & Doug Food And Fridge Set Bundle. Brought to you by the company known for their gold standard in children’s toys. This set is aimed at children in the 18 month to 4 year old range, so you’re 2 year old is in the perfect age-appropriate range for this toy.
The Food & Fridge set comes with a wide range of colorful grocery and dry food items, that encourage fine motor skills, familiarization and vocabulary skills. Many of the items are finely crafted, hand painted wood. The shopping trolley will drive your child’s imagination as they drop items off and pick them up, exploring their likes and dislikes while imaginatively playing as the grown up.