Finding the Best Toys for 2 Year Old Boy

Being first time parents to twin boys, we didn't really know what toys you buy for each birthday. With them turning 2 would they be ready to ride a bike? What type of toys for 2 year olds for brain development are best? Lots of questions which we look to cover off in this post on the best toys for 2 year old boys.

We've tried to make some recommendations for age appropriate toys that will suit most 2 year olds. Some of the toys referenced are award winning toys that you'll no doubt recognise while others are a bit more obscure and we're hoping you find some toys that you may not have come across before.  Some of the toys we look at include:

  • Toys for boys that love trucks
  • Toys for boys that love pushing buttons
  • Toys for boys that like taking things apart
  • Toys that encourage brain development for boys
  • Outdoor toys for boys
  • Time killer toys that are good for taking on a plane for boys
  • Toys for autistic boys

What Do 2 Year Old Boys Like for Toys?

What kind of toys do 2 year old boys generally like? From our experience, this can include quite a variety of toys that include: 

  • Toys that encourage them to explore the world around them. Whether that be a small kitchen set, construction sets or other items which resemble what you have around home (like a coffee machine or lawn mower)
  • Problem solving toys are a great way for your child to obviously build on their problem solving skills while also giving their hand and eye coordination a good go. We refer to some in the post but generally wooden blocks, puzzles and other problem based toys are a must have!
  • While not a 'toy' as such, books are a great for early literature and brain development. Most children at the age of 2 are at an age where they begin to understand books and should be included in their routine whether that's during the day or a read before they goto bed.

Where to Buy Toys for 2 Year Old Boys

Depending on where you live, you may have different stores to us but from our experience, the below stores offer some great toys for 2 year old boys for anyone living in the US:

If you're on a budget, there's always Facebook Marketplace and groups which are a great source for getting toys for cheap or in some cases free! We recommend giving them a good wash before use 🙂

Best Toys for 2 Year old Boys

Rather than just create a list of the top 10 toys for 2 year old boys like most other resources do, we wanted to try break things up by category with a few products for each. 

Let's get started!

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys who Love Trucks

Play22 Toy Truck Transport Car Carrier - Toy Truck Includes 6 Toy Cars & Accessories - Toy Trucks Fits 28 Toy Car Slots - Great Car Toys Gift for Boys & Girls - Original

Play22 Toy Truck Transport Car Carrier

The Play22 Toy Truck is a great option for any boy that has a love for trucks. The truck comes with 6 die-cast carsconstruction road blocks and 28 slots to hold more cars

This makes a great option for storing all your child's toy die-cast cars when not in use. 

Available on Amazon.

LEGO DUPLO Town Truck & Tracked Excavator 10812 Dump Truck and Excavator Kids Construction Toy with DUPLO Construction Worker Figures (26 pieces)

Lego Duplo Town Truck and Excavator

Is your child starting to get into Lego Duplo? Why not get them a truck to build on their growing collection! The Lego Duplo Town Truck and Excavator requires some minor assembling but enough for your two year old to work out. 

Available on Amazon.

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys who Like to Push Buttons

VTech Alphabet Apple,Red

VTech Alphabet Apple

Looking to combine your child's love for pressing buttons with some good alphabet development? Why not buy the VTech Alphabet Apple which comes with 26 buttons that light up and a lockhand that moves. 

The VTech Alphabet Apple also comes with 8 learning activities for learning phonics, words and time concepts. While also coming with 29 songs and melodies to help keep your little one entertained.

Available on Amazon.

LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet, White and green, Scout

LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet

Finding your little one keeps trying to make a move on your expensive iPad? Why not buy them a LeapFrog Tablet which comes with plenty of buttons to help keep them amused! 

The buttons on the LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet play a range of music and sound when the buttons are pressed. 

Available on Amazon.

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys who Like to Take Things Apart

PUSITI Take Apart Toys STEM Learning Toys with Screwdriver Tools Dinosaurs Building Construction Toy Set 145 Pcs Dino Helicopter Car Toys for Boys and Girls Age 3 4 5 6 Engineering Kit for Toddlers

PUSITI Take Apart Toys

While we think that the screwdriver in the Pusiti Take Apart Toys might be a bit too much for some 2 year olds, we think this is a great toy that will last a while before your child gets bored with it. 

The  Pusiti Take Apart Toys comes with 5 screwdrivers, 1 helicopter, 1 jeep and 3 dinosaurs that full dissemble down into 145 parts! Pretty impressive and great for any boy who likes to take things apart.

Available on Amazon.

Educational Insights Design & Drill Take-Along Toolkit - STEM Learning with Toy Drill

Educational Insights Design & Drill Take-Along Toolkit

The Educational Insights Design and Drill Toolkit is a great option for any parent looking for a STEM gift for their 2 year old while encouraging fine motor skill development. 

The idea behind the Educational Insights Toolkit is that your child has 60 different bolts which they put into the activity board. The toy drill included uses 3 x AA batteries to screw the screw bits in.

Similar to the previous item, the Educational Insights Take Along Toolkit might be a bit too much for some 2 year olds but with that, means they'll get plenty of use as they grow into it. 

Available on Amazon.

Funny Gifts for 2 Year old Boys

Toysmith Tech Gear Multi Voice Changer (6.5-Inch Various Colors)

Toysmith Tech Gear Multi Voice Changer

Running off 1 x 9 volt battery, the Toysmith Tech Gear Multi Voice Changer is capable of changing how your child's voice sounds with 10 different voice modifiers.

As your child is using the Toysmith Multi Voice Changer, it lights up different colours as it changes the sound of their voice. Neat!

Available on Amazon.

Toysmith Tech Gear Multi Voice Changer (6.5-Inch Various Colors)

Justice League Betman Voice Changing Tactical Helmet

Are you a keen Batman fan and looking to get your child into the series? Good news with the Justice League Batman Voice Changing Helmet.

This batman helmet is based off the justice league movie and comes with one voice changing mode.  While the helmet has a visor that flips down and lights up.  

Available on Amazon.

Outdoor Toys for 2 Year Old Boys

Best Choice Products 12V Kids Ride On Truck Car w/Parent Remote Control, Spring Suspension, LED Lights - Red

Best Choice Products Ride On Truck

While a bit more expensive than some of the other toys for 2 year olds we've looked at, the Best Choice Products Ride on Truck is a fantastic outdoor toy for any 2 year old boy!

Capable of playing music and lights on the car lighting up while in use, your child is bound to have a ton of fun on this ride on truck!

Available on Amazon.

UTEX 3 in 1 Pop Up Play Tent with Tunnel, Ball Pit for Kids, Boys, Girls, Babies and Toddlers, Indoor/Outdoor Playhouse

UTEX 3 in 1 Pop Up Play Tent with Tunnel

Next on our favourite outdoor toys for 2 year olds is the UTEX 3 in 1 Pop up Play Tent with Tunnel. As the name suggests, the tent comes with a ball pit while also having a play tent that is connected via a tunnel.

Available on Amazon.

toys for 2 year old on plane

Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Airplane

Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Airplane

Keeping in the theme of travelling on a plane, why not buy a plane themed toy for your boy while you're on a plane?

The Fisher Price Little People Travel Together Airplane lights up and plays 30 different sounds and songs. While this might annoy fellow travellers, your child will at least stay amused! 

Available on Amazon.

Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Spider-Man Jetquarters

Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures

Are you a fan of spiderman and looking to get your boy into spiderman too? Good news, the Playskool Heroes Marvel Themed Toy is a great choice. 

The Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventure is a jet that opens up where a small (5") spiderman figurine sits. 

Available on Amazon.

Closing

Thanks so much for reading this post on the best toys for two year old boys. We hope you've been able to find what you were after and this post was useful for you.

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