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29 Best Toys for 2-Year-Old Boys in 2020

Updated 22 June 2020

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Keeping up with a 2-year-old boy is no easy task. Thankfully, we can trust in toys to help keep them engaged whilst stimulating their minds in all the right ways. But which toys should you pick?

By gathering real parent’s advice and recommendations for toys of this age group, we’ve created a comprehensive list of the best 30 toys for 2-year-old boys. Each review was screened for manipulation to make sure all our toy recommendations are based on real opinions.

1Melissa & Doug Jumbo Cardboard Blocks

Your little boy will love playing with these jumbo-sized cardboard blocks. They come in three colors, and they are easily assembled. Plus, they have different sizes, which makes being creative extremely easy for whatever they wish to build. These blocks are also capable of holding up to 150 pounds, which means that they can easily interact with the blocks without fear of them breaking or flattening.

What we love

  • Incredibly durable
  • Brightly colored

We dont like this as much

  • It should come with some sort of storage container

2The Wonderful Things You Will Be

This is a fun book that you and your little boy can enjoy reading together. It has a fun and engaging plot, and it has beautifully detailed pictures that make it fun to look at. The book has a total of 38 pages, and it can also be purchased as an audiobook. This story has even been named a New York Times bestseller.

What we love

  • Bright and colorful illustrations
  • Story is the perfect length so little ones don’t become bored

We dont like this as much

  • It could be printed on a card-style book for more durability

3LEGO DUPLO Town Fire Truck 10901 Building Blocks

This LEGO set includes three figures and a LEGO DUPLO fire truck. The entire set includes 21 pieces, and it can easily be assembled to help add on to any LEGO world. Little ones can use the figures to act out the traditional “cat in a tree” fireman scenario, allowing them to become the hero of their own story!

What we love

  • Each piece is brightly colored
  • Very easy to assemble

We dont like this as much

  • Other pieces are sold separately

4Eggsnow Spacious Play Tent for Kids

Every little boy deserves a fun place to go and be themselves. This is an excellent play tent that comes with everything you need to set it up, and it has a unique and fun space design for all space lovers. It is easy to assemble and to take down, and it comes with a zippered storage bag. It has a total of three windows for lookout, and the opening has a string to keep it open and a Velcro spot when he wants some privacy.

What we love

  • The perfect height for small children
  • Space design helps to encourage imagination

We dont like this as much

  • The windows could use some sort of source to close them if desired

5Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen

This wonderful kitchen is an excellent way to teach your little boy the wonders of cooking at an early age. This kitchen comes with every major appliance necessary, and the kitchen set also comes with a 30-piece accessory set. This kitchen set plays various sounds and noises to go with each of the large appliances.

What we love

  • It looks like an authentic kitchen
  • Sounds are at a good volume

We dont like this as much

  • The accessory pieces vary with each set

6Foraineam 10 Inch & 8 Inch Hard Drum

It is never too early to entice your little boy into the wonderful world of music, and these drums will make the perfect starter instrument. They are lightweight and the rings are made from solid poplar wood. The head of the drum is synthetic, and the sticks that come with the drums are wooden for a nice sound.

What we love

  • The drums are surprisingly durable
  • The set comes with 2 drums

We dont like this as much

  • It doesn't come with any sort of storage container to keep the drums safe

7Green Toys Tool Set- Pink, Assorted

This is a fun toolset that will allow your little boy to learn and enjoy all of the necessary carpentry tools. It comes with a nice toolbox to keep all of the accessories of the set together, and the set is even dishwasher safe, which makes it easy to keep the toolset clean even after hours of playtime.

What we love

  • Tools are perfect size for little hands
  • Each tool is engraved with its name

We dont like this as much

  • It could include more bolts and accessories to aid in practice of using tools

8WOOD CITY Alphabet & Number Puzzles for Kids

These wooden puzzles are designed to strengthen your little boy’s mind. The set comes with a total of four puzzles and each puzzle focuses on different learning aspects, like the alphabet, numbers, animals, and types of fun transportation. Every piece is made from natural wood, and it uses non-toxic water-based paint.

What we love

  • The puzzle introduces your child to various learning topics
  • Natural wood material makes this set safe for your little one

We dont like this as much

  • It could use benefit from a storage container for all the pieces

9Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Water Table

This is a fun water activity that your little boy and all of his friends can enjoy. It has five characters that squirt water out as they play, and they can have fun turning the Ferris wheel and scooping up the balls. The different activities for this table are designed to help with early motor skills as well.

What we love

  • The different activities ensures long-term engagement and also encourages cooperative play
  • It is made from quality material

We dont like this as much

  • It needs to be put away after every use to avoid damage

103 Bees & Me Bath Toys for Boys and Girls

This bath toy set is designed to allow your little boy to have fun and enjoy the different types of ships while in the bathtub. All of the ships are designed with fun and bright colors, and they have different numbers that are designed to help them learn counting skills.

What we love

  • Designed to float in the water
  • Incredible eye-catching design will immediately capture attention

We dont like this as much

  • There’s no way to store toys together when not in use

11UKUALAA Soprano Ukulele 17-inch Acoustic Toy Guitar for Kids

With this Ukulele, you can teach your son the joys of music. It is designed to help kids learn strumming, chords, and how to tune instruments. It has a beautiful wooden texture surface, and it has a coated surface to help prevent finger injury while playing.

What we love

  • Perfect introduction to instruments without paying tons for the real thing.
  • It can help to teach children about string instruments and how to care for them

We dont like this as much

  • A case to help protect the instrument would be useful

12Playmobil 9142 Dump Truck Building Set

Every little boy loves their truck, and this dump truck is designed to let them play and enjoy the sand. The truck’s bucket can be used to model sand into various types of buildings, and it can be removed from the truck to act as its toy. The truck is also brightly colored to provide a pleasing visual.

What we love

  • The bucket can be removed for freestyling
  • The two ramps on the truck can also be removed.

We dont like this as much

  • It could use a few toy characters

13Crayola 52-0389 Crayons Jumbo

This pack of crayons is designed to be easy to hold and hard to break, which helps improve hand dexterity. This pack comes with a total of eight crayons and each one is a different classical color that will allow your little boy to draw to his heart’s content and create a world from his imagination.

What we love

  • Crayons provide incredible smoothness
  • Crayons don’t crumble or leave behind pieces as children color

We dont like this as much

  • It could have a few more colors in the pack

14B. Bristle Block Stackadoos

Bristle blocks are a wonderful way to allow your little boy to learn how to build different structures. Unlike regular blocks, these types of blocks can be fastened together in endless ways. The set included a total of 68 brightly colorful blocks. It also comes with a strong plastic bucket that can be used to store all of the blocks when they are not being played with.

What we love

  • Blocks are extremely durable and can withstand rough play
  • Unique connecting style puts little ones in control of building style

We dont like this as much

  • The included idea booklet could be more inspiring

156KU 3 Wheels Kick Scooter for Kids and Toddlers

This is an excellent scooter for your little boy to learn how to ride. Unlike some scooters, this one has two wheels in the front to make it easier to balance, and you can pick from a few colors to match his personality. The handle has four height adjustments, which means they can continue to use the scooter as they grow. Plus, it has an easy braking system, to help stop the scooter.

 

What we love

  • Perfect for beginners thanks to the balanced design
  • Easy-to-grip and comfortable handles further promote safety

We dont like this as much

  • You have to remove the handlebar when putting it away instead of just folding it

16Paw Patrol Bowling Set

This is a wonderful way to teach your 2-year-old about bowling with a set of pins with their favorite Paw Patrol characters on them. It comes with six plastic bowling pins and one plastic bowling ball. This set can be used indoors or outdoors, and each pin stands 7.5″ tall.

What we love

  • Each pin has a different Paw Patrol character
  • Ball is made from safe, yet durable plastic

We dont like this as much

  • A storage container would be helpful for when it isn't being used

17Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon Ride On

With this wagon, you can share a classic memory with your little one from your childhood. It is designed with an all-steel body and has 10″ durable rubber tires. It has an extra-long handle that can fold under the wagon when storing it away.

What we love

  • All steel design keeps wagon from being damaged
  • Turning radius is controlled minimizing the possibility of tipping

We dont like this as much

  • It could come with some sort of cover to keep from rusting

18Learning Resources New Sprouts Healthy Foods Basket Bundle

This is a fun play food set that is designed to also teach your 2-year-old about eating healthy. The set comes with three different baskets with a total of 40 pieces. Each of the three baskets focuses on a different meal of the day.

What we love

  • Each basket is filled with pieces of play food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Each food piece has soft edges making it extra safe for play

We dont like this as much

  • The different food pieces are random with every set

19LeapFrog LeapBuilders ABC Smart House

This smart house is designed to provide a fun and creative atmosphere. This set has 20 double-sided learning blocks but a total of 61 pieces. This set also includes two figures, and some of the sections of the smart house will provide different music buttons with learning songs.

What we love

  • Each piece of this set is bright-colored for visual stimulation
  • Included two figures are well designed and cute

We dont like this as much

  • It comes with 2 AAA demo batteries, but they do not last for prolonged use

20Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors

Everyone loves Play-Doh, and with this pack, your toddler can enjoy building any and everything. It contains a total of 24 different cans of Play-Doh, each one a different color.

What we love

  • The different colors are unique and give little ones a large variety to encourage creativity
  • Each can holds a total of 3-ounces

We dont like this as much

  • Play-doh will dry if left out for a short time

21Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Sound Book

This baby shark book is designed with excellent and bright pictures and it contains a total of ten abridged songs with it. This book has a built-in speaker that will allow your son to enjoy listening to their favorite tune. Plus, it is tailor-made, which makes it easy to hold even with little hands.

What we love

  • The book is full of beautiful illustrations
  • The songs are a unique shark-themed remix of traditional nursery rhymes

We dont like this as much

  • Volume is a little too loud and can’t be adjusted

22PlayGo 2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner

No one is too young to learn the values of cleaning, and this 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner is an excellent and fun way to get them in the habit. This toy has a removable hand vacuum that makes real sounds, and it even has a removable dust catcher just like the real thing.

What we love

  • Extremely durable and stands up well to being slammed into walls and furniture
  • Noise volume is at a perfect volume

We dont like this as much

  • Wheels may begin to squeak over time

23Peppa Pig - Sing with Peppa! Microphone and Look and Find Sound Activity Book Set

If your son loves Peppa The Pig and loves to sing, this might be the best toy for them. It comes with a fun sound activity book that contains some of Peppa’s most popular songs. It also includes a microphone with the book so that they can join along and sing the songs with the music.

What we love

  • It comes with a beautifully illustrated songbook
  • You enter a color code to choose a song

We dont like this as much

  • The microphone can only be used with this book

24Hape Magnetic Easel for Kids

This is a fun easel that can allow your little boy to draw to his heart’s content. It has two different sides: a chalkboard side and a white-board. It is made from ABS plastic and the height can be adjusted as he grows. Plus, it comes with an eraser, markers, chalk, and magnets to play with.

What we love

  • Rotates 360-degrees for easy switching between chalkboard and white-board
  • Assembly is incredibly easy

We dont like this as much

  • Included magnets could be stronger

25LANOVAGEAR Toddler Bike Helmet (Small)

This helmet is designed to grow with your son, thanks to the fit system and additional pads that are added to the inside of the helmet. The protective foam is certified for a year and older. Even though it is protective to the head, it is still light and breezy thanks to the 11 vents that are placed throughout.

What we love

  • It has a fun outer space design
  • Straps connect with magnetic closures for easy access

We dont like this as much

  • It could come with different designs or colors

26KINGSDRAGON Remote Control Car, Cartoon RC Police Car

Every little boy deserves their own car and what could be more fun than being able to control a police car? The design is bright and colorful, and it has a removable policeman figure.

What we love

  • The car comes with its own remote control
  • The policeman figure can be removed for play-acting and imagination development

We dont like this as much

  • The entire toy takes 5 AA batteries that need to be replaced a little too often

27Tickle & Main - Dinosaur Birthday Gift for Boys

This is a fun dinosaur toy set that will make an excellent gift for your dinosaur-loving little boy. The set includes a fun and colorful dinosaur book, a dinosaur hat, and a cuddly dinosaur figure that he can carry around with him. Each piece is meant to bring joy and fun to the day.

What we love

  • Comes with a soft hat and cuddly dinosaur plushy
  • Book is bright and colorful

We dont like this as much

  • Could be made with board for easier handling and durability

28Aqua Magic Doodle Drawing Mat

This Aqua Magic Doody drawing mat is designed to allow your son to enjoy learning through various types of artistic abilities. The mat is easily washed off and it comes with various stencils and options for drawing with a fun border featuring the alphabet and numbers.

What we love

  • Amazingly large at 40x32 inches
  • Dries very quickly

We dont like this as much

  • Mat may become scratched with rough play

293D Dinosaur Night Light

This lamp will make the perfect light source for any 2-year-old who loves dinosaurs. It comes with three pieces of acrylic sheets and a base that will light up his room with a 3D picture of their favorite dinosaur. It provides seven different color variations, as well.

What we love

  • Has different brightness levels allowing you to adjust to any environment
  • Can be powered by either batteries or the included power cord

We dont like this as much

  • 3D effect is not very strong