With thousands of options available, I have selected the best toys for 2 year old boys. This will help you to choose the perfect gift for a 2 year old boy.
I have tried to provide a good selection of toys for 2 year old boys – ride-on toys, outdoor toys, pretend play toys, educational toys, toys for different stages of development, etc. This will help you to find the right toy for any 2 year old boy – or girl!
Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway Toy
The Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway Toy is one of the most popular toys for 2 year old boys at the moment. At over 3 feet tall, it provides plenty of opportunities for 2 year old boys to have fun with their car toys.
You put a car at the top of the ramp and have fun guessing which of the 3 exits it will come out of. This is good for 2 year old’s development as they have recently mastered the art of letting go of objects on purpose, so they will enjoy placing the cars and watching them go down the ramp.
This toy for 2 year old boys has plenty of extra features. One of the ramps has a jump, there are switches to make the cars change paths (or you can set it to choose the path randomly) and there are plenty of accessories. The toy comes with a working crane, traffic lights, petrol pump, parking meter, gate that opens and shuts, as well as 2 car toys. The toy cars are the perfect size for a 2 year old boy and fit perfectly in their little hands.
With very good ratings on Amazon, this is one of the top toys for 2 year old boys.BUY ON AMAZON
LeapFrog My Own Leaptop
The LeapFrog My Own Leaptop is one of the top educational toys for 2 year old boys. My daughter and her cousin both had one and I think it’s perfect for boys and girls alike. They enjoyed learning the letters, pressing a letter and discovering what sound it makes. (And my mother in law laughs every time she hears the name ‘Leaptop’ – what a hilarious pun…!)
Most toy laptops and computers are too advanced for 2 year olds, so aren’t really suitable toys for this age group. The My Own Leaptop is perfect for 2 year old boys and is just right for their stage of development.
This toy for 2 year old boys has several modes, suitable for different levels of development. The simplest mode is music mode, which simply plays a tune when the child hits the ‘paw pad’ (i.e. touch pad!). The next easiest level is the standard alphabet mode, in which 2 year old boys can press a letter button and hear the friendly dog character read the letter (e.g. ‘B is for Bumblebee’). The next mode is ‘Find the animal’, a game in which an animal is displayed on the screen and the child has to press the corresponding letter button. My daughter mastered this at age 3, but some 2 year olds can do it. There is also the email and messaging mode, which reads out messages that have supposedly been sent to the child.
This laptop for 2 year olds automatically switches itself off after a period of inactivity. This is a useful battery-saving feature for 2 year old boys who are likely to wander off in the middle of a game! The battery lasts for ages, I don’t remember ever having to change it. And to keep parents sane, there are 2 volume settings – I always make sure it’s on the quieter setting!
In my experience 2 year old boys probably won’t have the dexterity to switch between the different modes, so you can do this for them until they’re ready (probably at 2 1/2 or 3 years old). It is suitable for children aged 2 to 4 years.BUY ON AMAZON
Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship and Water Table
The Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship is a great toy for any 2 year old boys who love pirates. Suitable for girls and boys of 2 years old and above, all the way up to age 6, it’s a fully themed outdoor play set with plenty of features.
If you’re using it outdoors then 2 year old boys can add water and have lots of extra fun. They can enjoy using the pump or pouring water into the grows nest, which makes everything spin. The centre mast is a fountain. When everything spins, it causes currents and makes the floating toys in the ship move around. 2 year old boys will enjoy turning the handle to raise and lower the anchor, and turning the steering wheel to steer the pirate ship.
For year-round fun, you can use the pirate ship indoors without the water (or with the water if you don’t mind clearing up afterwards!).
This toy for 2 year old boys comes with the pirate ship table, 2 play figures, 1 skirting shark and various accessories, as shown in the picture. Made from plastic, the pirate ship and accessories are strong, weather-proof and easy to clean.BUY ON AMAZON
Scooter for 2 year old boys
The Ozbozz My First Scooter is one of my favourite scooter toys for 2 year old boys. Most scooters are designed for older children, so it’s great that this is suitable for 2 year olds up to age 7.
This trainer scooter is designed to grow with the child, which is why it’s good for children as young as 2 year olds.
There are 4 large wheels to provide extra balance, helping 2 year old boys to develop their co-ordination and balance. As the child grows, you can switch to 3 wheels and then 2 wheels.
This scooter toy for 2 year old boys is height-adjustable and the hand grips are perfect for toddlers to get a firm grip.
The scooter is easy to fold away so it doesn’t take up too much storage space.
Mega Bloks Thomas Fun at Knapford Station: Play Table & Building Blocks
This Mega Bloks Thomas the Tank Engine toy set is one of the top building toys for 2 year old boys. Lots of 2 year old boys love Thomas the Tank Engine so they’ll love this toy as they learn how to build bigger and bigger towers and develop their imaginative play skills.
From a parents’ point of view, the best thing about this toy is that the table stores all the pieces and easily folds away. Unlike most toys for 2 year old boys, it helps to de-clutter your house rather than adding to the mess! The legs fold up and it closes off nicely into a neat stoage box, ready for your 2 year old to play with next time.
In recent years, I have noticed that many building toys for 2 year old boys are very restrictive. For example a lot of lego-style sets can only be used in one way, which does nothing to encourage a 2 year old boys’ creativity. This Thomas the Tank Engine Mega Bloks set offers the right balance: it makes use of the popular Thomas the Tank Engine characters that 2 year olds love, but it also has plenty of opportunities for creativity and can be used in many different ways.
This Thomas the Tank Engine toy comes with 65 pieces including building plates, tracks and stickers to decorate the blocks. These can be combined with other Mega Bloks Thomas and Friends toys for extra entertainment. It’s designed for children from 2 year olds up to age 5, so children can get several years of play from it.BUY ON AMAZON
Thomas & Friends Motion Control Thomas
While we’re looking at Thomas the Tank Engine toys for 2 year old boys, it’s worth looking at the Thomas & Friends Motion Control Thomas.
Remote-control toys have small parts and are difficult for 2 year old boy to control as they are still developing their hand-eye co-ordination. This Thomas the Tank Engine toy is much better for 2 year old boys because you can control its movement by waving your hand or crossing the sign (included) above him. This makes Thomas move forwards, backwards and avoid obstacles – and he can even rev the engine!
This toy has two modes: race mode and Thomas Says mode, so different 2 year old boys can enjoy it in different ways depending on which they prefer. It makes fun sounds and says phrases from Thomas the Tank Engine.BUY ON AMAZON
John Deere Remote Controlled Johnny Tractor
The John Deere Remote Controlled Johnny Tractor is one of the only remote control toys for 2 year old boys. The reason it’s so good for 2 year old boys is because the buttons are so large and easy to use, with no small parts.
2 year old boys will love using this toy to learn about cause and effect. They can make the tractor go forwards, backgrounds and even spin around.
Suitable from 2 years to 5 years old, this remote control John Deere tractor uses 3 AA and 1 9v battery.BUY ON AMAZON
Little Tikes Easy Store Large Slide
The Little Tikes Easy Store Large Slide is the perfect size for 2 year old boys. The slide itself is 1.5m long and has a bump half way down which children will love. The 3 steps are just the right height for a 2 year old boy to climb.
The safety handles, chunky steps and high sides make it nice and safe for 2 year olds, and it is very sturdy so it won’t tip over. The plastic is weather-proof and it can be used as an indoor or outdoor slide for 2 year olds.
Unlike most slides for 2 year old boys, this slide unlocks and folds neatly in half for easy storage. It can be used by children from 2 years old up to age 6.BUY ON AMAZON
Little Tikes Whale Teeter Totter
The Little Tikes Whale Teeter Totter is a seesaw toy for 2 year old boys and over. The thing I love most about this outdoor toy (which can also be used indoors) is that it can be used by 1, 2 or 3 children. 1 child can sit alone in the centre and rock forwards and backwards. 2 children can sit on either side facing one another and use it as a tradditional seesaw – or another 2 year old can sit in the middle, making it big enough for 3!
The blue colour of this toy will appeal to 2 year old boys. It’s made more interesting by the whale design.
The Teeter Totter is nice and safe for 2 year olds and won’t fall over. It’s made from plastic and is weather-proof and easy to clean. The handles are easy for 2 year old boys to grip and the footrests help them to keep safe and rock more effectively.
I have seen this toy in 2 year olds’ homes and also in public places such as nurseries, playgroups and pub gardens, so it’s a great all-rounder. Rated very high on Amazon, I think it’s one of the best outdoor toys for 2 year old boys.BUY ON AMAZON
Kidkraft Bead Maze Cube Learning Puzzle
A lot of the toys for 2 year old boys featured in this article are made from plastic. I realise that not everyone likes buying plastic toys for environmental reasons, so the Kidkraft Bead Maze Cube Learning Puzzle is a nice alternative.
This learning puzzle is a lovely traditional wooden toy for 2 year old boys. It has plenty to capture a child’s imagination. There’s a bead maze, tracking maze with 6 moveable pieces, shape sorter, rotating gears, moveable tiles, numbers and colourful shapes – a lot is fitted into this one toy. It has a farm theme with tractors, trees and a large farmhouse.
The cubs is described as an educational toy for 2 year old boys. It develops hand-eye co-ordination as children learn how to use the mazes and shape sorter, colour recognition and understanding of numbers as they learn to recognise numbers and count.
The bead maze can be lifted out of the solid wooden box and put back in, so the toy stores away neatly.
I think this toy is particularly well designed, and it’s surprising how much entertainment they have fitted into one neat toy. It’s suitable for children from 12 months all the way up to 8 years, so if you buy this toy for a 2 year old boy then they will get years of fun from it. As they develop different skills, they will be able to use the toy in different ways.
Little Tikes Classic Cozy Coupe Ride-on
The Little Tikes Ride-On is one of the classic toys for 2 year old boys. It has been popular for decades, and 2 year old boys worldwide continue to enjoy this ride-on toy.
The red and yellow colour appeals to boys and girls. There’s an ignition switch, opening petrol cap, storage compartment, durable tyres and front wheels which turn 360 degrees. The floor can be removed – this means that very young children can be pushed around in the car, and you can remove the floor for older children so they can push themselves along using their feet.
This ride-in car for 2 year old boys is very strong and durable. Some people keep it in the house whereas others leave it outdoors, as it can easily be hosed down if left outside.
It’s suitable for children as young as 18 months and it lasts until they’re about 5 years old, so this is a good toy to buy for 2 year old boys.BUY ON AMAZON - PINK
Playmobil 1.2.3 6777 123 Take Along Fire Station
Most Playmobil toys are for older children due to the small parts, and I love their 1.2.3 range for younger children. This Playmobil fire station is a suitable toy for 2 year old boys and is safe for children from 18 months and older.
The fire station has a working lift, fire engine with rotating ladder, relaxation room with kitchen and bed, office with chair and desk, and 2 firemen.
With very good reviews on Amazon, this Playmobil fire station is a nice toy for 2 year old boys – certainly one of the most popular in the Playmobil 1+ range.BUY ON AMAZON
Playmobil 1.2.3 6765 123 Noah’s Ark
I don’t usually go for religious toys, but I have to admit that this Playmobil Noah’s Ark is a real win for 2 year old boys. This is another example of Playmobil’s 1.2.3 range which is suitable for 18 months upwards.
The Noah’s Ark set contains plenty of animals and is good for boys who are just learning about pretend play. The animals store away neatly in the ark and there are lots of accessories to extend the play.
The animals are entering Noah’s Ark in pairs, on go the elephants and the giraffes, will the zebras and lions get on before it starts to rain? Suitable for children aged eighteen months and over as small pieces are included. Playmobil encourages children to imagine, invent and create, creating worlds around their Playmobil friends, inventing characters and scenes, imagining how they interact and what happens next. Playmobil is excellent for solo play or for children to play together learning to co-operate and share.
If you want a more secular version of this toy then I’d recommend the Playmobile 1.2.3 zoo, which is also a popular toy for 2 year old boys. This has several of the same animals such as the elephant, zebra and giraffe, as well as some different ones such as a gorilla and horses that can be written by the Playmobil figures that are included as part of this set. There’s even a baby in a pram who visits the zoo, and plenty of fences and trees.
I hope this article has inspired you to find the best toys for 2 year old boys.