2 - 3 Years
The best toys for two-year-olds are simple. They have huge play potential because they are open-ended, meaning that you can play with them in a variety of ways. That means blocks, baskets and figures are in - and electronic one-trick ponies are out.
This is the golden age of the schema, when you may notice children enjoy repetitive activities such as moving a toy back and forth, jumping up and down or moving items from A to B. Children are engaging more in social games too, role play and small world play. Puzzles, cutting and sticking, and threading are all being mastered with increasing fine-motor competence. Gross-motor, full-body exercise, ideally outside, is still important. Streamers are a great way to lay the foundations for handwriting.