Talking dolls, doodle mats, pretend toys and bath buddies, these items are all designed to make learning fun for your child. Every parent dreams of that age where their kids can finally play on their own. And at age 2, that dream comes to reality. By this time, your child has discovered the independence that comes with walking, and will hardly want you even to hold their hand. And you find yourself chasing them about and stopping them from climbing the couch or picking up that curious looking bug at the yard.
For girls, this is the most impressionable stage of learning. They might wonder why mom is always in the kitchen or may have shown a huge interest in popular TV shows. Or you might have found them trying out your wig, or dragging your shoes about as they have seen you do multiple times. And because they just discovered the use of their legs, you find them scurrying around the house, staring avidly at objects, shapes, symbols and numbers, trying to communicate what they see with sounds of excitement.
2-year-olds are walking, bumbling bundles of inquisitiveness. This is why you must reward them with presents that encourage this character. A good gift for a 2-year-old girl is one that encourages her femininity while helping her have fun and grow familiar with her learning and cognitive environment. It must also support her motor skills, motivate her to move around and keep the light of imagination bright in her eyes. Most importantly, it must be based on something she loves.
Here, we have compiled a list of the most interactive gift ideas for every 2-year old girl in the UK. The items here are toys and playthings that are both child and parent-friendly, and safe. They are also designed to help improve your daughter’s motor and cognitive function, as well as prepare her minds for preschool. Plus, they also help her see learning as fun.
So, without further ado, please take a look at what we consider the best.
Top Gift Ideas for Little Girls 2 Years Old
This two-time award-winning children’s toy is considered one of the best learning pad in the world. It combines four modes, including Learn, Quiz and Music, to associate fun and happiness with learning for every girl. Its easy-to-use durable learning cards and volume control feature make it a great option for toddlers preparing for preschool. And it offers a wide array of teaching subjects ranging from alphabets to numbers, colours, fruits, time, shapes, emotions, professions, weather, music, transportation and problem-solving. Age range 2+
A toy that combines learning and fun; this interactive playmat features nine demo songs with ten piano keys and 8 music style tones. It is also usable both indoors and outdoors and encourages constant movement in children as they play the tones by dancing on the colourful keys with their feet. If you hope to build a musical genius, this might be the first step to helping them become a pop star! Age range 1+
Every girl child must have a fluffy toy, but every parent should get them a smart fluffy toy. Your little girl will definitely have fun with this cuddly companion, as it helps her learn words, animal sounds, numbers, animal facts, and letters. Bailey also gives her a realistic experience as the hands and feet are responsive to touch, and the ears flap as if they hear what your baby says. Also, your child can access multiple songs, lullabies, delivered in a silly, soothing voice, and three different operational levels to choose from. Age range 1+
Help your little angel learn about the wonders of the sea with this ocean-themed doodle magic mat. And the best part is the pen and ink pad works with water, so no mess! Your child gets to draw in 7 rainbow colours on the doodle mat, and the illustration automatically wipes off after 5-10 minutes. Parents are not left out, as they get the chance to draw images of lobsters, seahorses and mermaids with their children during playtime. Age range 2+
Lego always made toys that appeal more to boys, but now, a girl-themed option is available for your little bundle of joy. Have your child enjoy building and playing with her favourite characters like Elsa, Anna and Olaf the Snowman, in this amazing toy castle. The toy comes with interesting features like tables, chairs, kitchen equipment, a slide, and transparent ‘ice; bricks. Age range 2+
Every girl wants to be a princess at their toddler age, so treating them as such is a great idea. You can start with this collection of mock accessories, so they feel like the stars they dream of being. Fitted in this handbag are items including a pair of sunglasses, a toy smartphone, a camera, and beauty accessories. It even comes with a toy car key, so your baby girl can step out in style just like you, whenever she sees you sorting with your bags. Age range 3 months+
Kids love ice cream, so imagine your girl having a toy that makes her feel she can sell them? This colourful pretend set does exactly that for her and will make her a huge hit during playdates. With 45 pieces of colourful ice cream cones, ice lollies, lollipops, desserts and utensils, the toy helps your kid improve motor skills, social skills, and hand-eye coordination. Plus, the extensive and colourful options in play pieces are sure to get her imaginations breaking boundaries. Age range 2+
Does your baby girl love to sing? Is she always crooning away during bath time? Does she stand on her toes to sing along to a musical on the TV? Then, this is the ideal gift for her. This music box allows your girl to groom music learning abilities with 8 popular and catchy nursery rhymes to sing along to. And if she feels an inspiration coming, you can record and playback her performance, and even add voice changing enhancements to the mix. Age range 2+
Bath time just got even more fun, as your child will keep scoring points with this non-toxic, ABS plastic toy set. The hoop can be fixed to any corner of the bath, thanks to its powerful suction cups, and with the three balls included, your child gets to have all the fun she wants as she splashes away in the bath. And all the while, she learns precision, skill development, and boosts her athleticism and motor skills. Age range 1+
Imagine your toddler growing up to understand that dogs need to go to the vet to get healthy? That is what you stand to gain when you give her this gift. The impressive set consists of pretending veterinarian tools made of plastic, along with a cute and cuddly puppy in a mini briefcase backpack! With this, you get to watch your child beam with happiness as she checks for a heartbeat, yelling at dad (her assistant) to pass the needle. Age range 2+
An oldie but still a Goldie, cube puzzles are one of the most amazing gifts you can ever get a toddler. And the best part about them is even baby girls find it enthralling. These toys are renowned for challenging a toddler’s thinking and reasoning skills, while at the same time, encouraging motor and cognitive function and development. Plus, you feel great hearing then call out for you when they finally solve it. Age range 1+
There is something magical about little girls and baby dolls. You get them one, and you cannot help but watch in admiration as they tend for and cater to these toys like they were real. Well, this one is as real as it gets, coming with 24 baby sounds including cries, laughs and giggles. Baby dolls are great for teaching girls early lessons of care and attention; great virtues they get to grow up with. Plus, the toy is so interactive; with sleepy eyes, soft body, a cuddly purple outfit, a feeding bottle and a dummy. Age range 10 months+
This toy is perfect for bringing out the creativity in your child. Watch as they mount the blocks onto one another to create shape and figures of familiar objects around them. Plus, with your supervision, you can pass on great lessons about building stuff, while also enjoying quality time with them. The non-toxic plastics are child-safe and include 94 pieces that allow your child to create 2D or 3D structures of her thinking. Age range 2+
Puzzles are a classic gift option for toddlers any day, any time, and the more colourful and versatile they are, the better. With this one, your daughter gets to learn a lot about the common animals found in farms. The most interesting thing about this puzzle set is the objects are designed in the original, real-life colour schemes, and the pieces play ‘Old McDonald’s’ when properly placed. This is paramount in ensuring the lessons stay etched in their memory, till they get older. Age range 2+
This toy promotes your toddler’s dexterity and attention while allowing her to enjoy slamming on some funny-looking frogs with a hammer. The two hammers encourage hand-eye coordination, and as she beats the records of flashing frogs, the level increases. This means the game increases the difficulty levels, therefore giving your toddler a wider range of learning structure to improve her motor skills. Plus, it is a fun option for a parent-daughter tag team challenge. Age range 2+
The illustrations on this bath toy set, along with the moving gears are sure to keep your toddler’s attention with every bath. And it is an impressive way to introduce your child to mechanics and the essence of water in living things. Once attached to the smooth wall of the bathroom, your child can watch in awe, as the gears rotate to the water flow from her cup. The mushroom and cacti toys grow as they absorb water, imitating growth in real life. And the bear toy makes an amusing speedboat when its bottom button is turned. Age range 1+
This is a perfect gift for teaching children about shapes, sizes, colours, levels and coordination. With up to 25 colourful wooden pieces, including rings, octagons, and rectangles, your child learns to balance levels by stacking them on the wooden rods. The hands-on experience of this toy is guaranteed to keep your toddler’s eyes, hands and mind busy, boosting their mental and physical development at the same time. Age range 2+
This game is another gift that your toddler will enjoy sharing with her friends. The activities required are designed to make sure your child gets a lot of hand-eye coordinating exercises while having fun at the same time. The ‘fishing rods’ end in a magnetic knob that attracts the ‘fishes’ in the ‘pond’. Parents can also get to tell their children what kind of aquatic animal they caught and motivate them by keeping score. Age range 2+
This toy teaches children the concept of halves, wholes and fractions while exposing them also to the various vegetables and their usefulness. Plus, it makes an awesome mock board for making salads. With the child-safe wooden knife, the vegetables can be ‘cut’ through sections held together by Velcro fasteners. It even comes with a pretend peeler, and a fruit box for keeping the toys aside until the next time. Age range 2+
Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important lessons every child must have, and your daughter will do well to know this at this age. Plus, bike riding is awesome, and we all know this, so why should she not also? Not only is this Bike built, especially for girls, but it also comes in a pink and yellow combo design; colour schemes most girls cannot resist. With the attached training wheels and lots of assistance from mom and dad, of course, your little princess develops impressive motor skills, coordination and core balancing with this fine gift.