Gifts for 2 Year Old Girls
Choosing the best gift for a 2 year old girl
Trying to choose a gift that is perfect for a 2 year old girl is really difficult, especially if you haven’t had children before. You’ve bought them a present when they were one, but how far has she developed? What are her capabilities? You don’t want to get something too basic, but at the same time you don’t want something complicated. We’ve written a guide to help you choose the gifts that are appropriate for most 2 year old girls’ developmental needs.
Developmental changes in a two year old
At 2 years old, children are changing at a fast rate as they continue to process an enormous amount of information about the world. They’ve already learnt so much, but they are starting to understand new things. They still won’t grasp abstract concepts but have made key social, physical, and educational developments.
Communication and Social development
Two year old girls like to learn and achieve things. Toys such as building blocks can be a great gift for helping them develop because there is a basic sense of achievement once the task is complete. 2 year olds will push themselves to improve, and will often show frustration if they struggle to accomplish a task. This is good for healthy development as she overcomes obstacles and learns about the world.
Two year olds will usually focus on toys that they play with by themselves. It’s unlikely that a 2 year old will share, and they should be allowed to focus on their own development and gain independence. If you want to play with a 2 year old, it will usually be through performing an action and letting them mimic you.
At two years old, a child’s vocabulary is becoming wider. Sentences are becoming more accurate and you will be able to have more effective communication with them. You can get involved with playtime by encouraging them to play with gifts that will aid their development.
Criteria for choosing the best toys for 2 year old girls
As you can see, 2 year old girls behavior and experience of the world is changing. Playtime gives children the perfect opportunity to practice and improve their skills. 2 year old girls will often not have a very long attention span and will find it hard to keep focus as they keep changing between items. Gifts that capture a 2 year old’s attention are great as they can continually develop. Below are some of the key things to consider when choosing a gift.
Safety is always the number one consideration when choosing a gift for your 2 year old. We look for products that have the best safety ratings without any health hazards that could harm the child. The toys features in our list are parent-approved, to help achieve a safe playtime that’s still fun for the child. Durability is also key here. If a product can easily break if it’s thrown around by a child then it poses a safety risk. At 2 years old the child will start to develop a sense of danger, but they should still be closely watched at all times.
Toys that mimic real life are a great way to help with their behavioral development and motor skills. Small furniture such as play houses, kitchen sets, play food or dolls are some of the things that children love to play with.
Gifts that help children develop and understand their sense are always popular. Toys that make noises help improve a child’s comprehension abilities and understand what the noises around them mean. Gifts that allow the child to speak will increase their vocabulary. Even if it’s an animal toy or doll, the child can form a genuine relationship with a doll and develop her language skills as well as her sense of empathy.
2 year olds need to be active and will want to engage with objects and release their energy. They’ll often pick up any items in the room and play with them in a desire to use their body. The right toys that encourage activeness are really helpful to help them refine their motor skills.