I am having a hard time trying to find something for my 2yo for Christmas. He is a very smart, curious, busy boy. He knows his letters and letter sounds and can read about 60 words. He LOVES to learn but I just don’t know what to get him to keep him busy. When he is bored he gets into trouble. We love to play but he also gets tired of that. Any ideas?
I personally feel that a 2 year old is too young for a tablet. He should be playing and exploring, not sitting in front of a computer (because that is what a tablet is) – I am not anti-technology, but it shouldn’t be such a big part of their lives at this point.
What is he into? Cars and truck? Trains? Art? Pretend play costumes? Playdough?
Just a warning, kids at that age really won’t just sit and play with a toy for hours on end. They will get bored within 20-30 mins.
Our son is 3.
We have a variety of toys. He favorite for the last 2 years have been all his trains and train tracks. We have built up quite a collection. We brought him a train table last Christmas. He has played with it DAILY.
Another good gift was our family membership to the children’s museum. We go their pretty often.
Activities that we do often
—paint with water colors onto coloring book pages (dollar tree coloring book pages torn out and taped to a piece of cardboard – no fancy/hard to store easel needed)
—play with playdough
—practice writing letters/tracking straight lines
—practice counting, identifying numbers by sight, and tracing numbers
other winners in our house
— I Can Pound Activity Block and Hammer Set
—I Can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace Multi-Activity Kit
(not so much now, but when he was 2 it was a favorite)