Top Toddler Toys (Ages 2-3)


Winter is quite the busy body and I have really enjoyed watching her interests grow. I know it can be overwhelming to find toys that your little one will engage in and it's hard to know what to buy. I figured it wouldn't hurt to put together a list of what Winter currently loves in case your on the hunt for some new toys + activities.

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Tried + True Top Toddler Toys (Ages 2-3)

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1 // Ukulele: Is your child Coco obsessed? Winter loves music and the movie Coco, so we bought her this white guitar and drew on it with a black sharpie to make it look like the guitar from the movie. She plays it every single day. 

2 // Inside Out Book Box: Here is another family favorite, Inside Out. No joke, we have read this set so many times, Winter has memorized the pages and reads them to us. It's a great set to start introducing emotions to your toddler. We often do voices to match the moods of the characters and practice doing their expressions in the mirror while we read. 

3 // Eggspressions Wooden Learning Toy with Illustrative Book: This is another great tool to use to teach your child basic emotions. Winter plays with the eggs and loves to read this book often.

4 // Wooden Scoot Bike: We got this for Winter right around the age of one and it's been her favorite ever since. I promise your kid will spend hours on this bad boy.

5 // Rainbow Stacker: Okay, I made the mistake of buying a knockoff version and they didn't stack or nest very well at all. Make sure you get this brand because they stack so many ways. Have your kid use the arches as tunnels, make little houses, hills, rocking chairs or beds for little dolls! They will love it. It comes in a 12 piece set too (here). 

6 // Toy Vaccum: Winter loves anything that she can push and this vacuum is something that she always grabs when we are in the kitchen or Perry and I are busy doing chores. I particularly like this one because the suction on this toy will pick up small pieces of paper or the little balls it comes with.

7 // Wooden Balancing Game: Winter has always been fine motor oriented so when I discovered this balancing block set, I knew she'd love it. It's really addicting! The adults in your household will get hooked too!

8 // Squigz Suction Toys: These were given to Winter on her second birthday and we play with them on a weekly basis. Stick them together to create creatures or stick them on the window! They make a great bath time toy and are perfect to bring on road or plane trips too.

9 // Puzzle Pairs Puzzle: This Spanish/English puzzle is the perfect way to introduce your little one to puzzles. We learn so much by matching the animals parts together and making animal sounds while we put them together. Such a good problem solving and fine motor activity.

10 // Double-Sided Bean Bag Toss Game: There are definitely times when Winter wants to be more physical so we will pull out this bean bag toss and play with it outside or in the living room. Makes a great game for further developing hand-eye coordination, number recognition, and counting skills!

11 // Kinetic Sand: I used this type of sand all the time in therapy with kids. It's so soothing and doesn't make a mess like regular sand. It feels like wet sand but leaves your hands completely dry. 

12 // Magnetic Building Blocks: I cannot recommend magnetic building blocks more! We spend hours building towers, garages for our toy cars and houses for figurines. Endless fun and so worth the investment. 

Well, there it is. All her current favorites laid out and explained! Is there a toy that your toddler plays with that Winter might like?

*And please note, that every child is different. Winter has never been one to put small objects in her mouth so we feel comfortable letting her play with the smaller toys while supervised. Make sure to read all age recommendations before you decide to buy them for your little one. 

Photography by Brittany Renee