Top picks of games for 2 year olds you can play at home! Age-appropriate board games and educational learning activities for your toddler.
As a first-time mom, I quickly learned that there’s never one “right” way to play a game.
Whereas other kids loved sitting in the playground swing, my then-toddler would complain any time I tried to sit him on one. It turns out, his perfect game was standing on the ground, pulling a swing, letting it go, and watching it sway back and forth.
Kids can turn any existing game into one that suits them better, from a tumbling tower of Jenga to good ol’ play dough. They may not be able to play the way a game is intended, but they can figure out different ways to entertain themselves just as well.
Still, you may have noticed that your 2-year-old is now suddenly interested in playing educational games, particularly board or group games. Maybe you need new toys and games to keep him occupied, or a quick game he can play with an older sibling. It also doesn’t help that he’s outgrown most of his baby toys.
Many of these games nurture teamwork and turn-taking as they work with others to complete a goal. Others challenge their memory skills, color recognition, and hand-eye coordination (not to mention their fine motor skills). And you can bond over a fun family game night all within your child’s attention span.
As kids get older, they’ll find ways to play with whatever toy is nearby. But having engaging and entertaining games for 2 year olds can make those days that much more fun. I also share a list of the best board games for 3 year olds below if your child is nearing that age.
Take a look at these favorite games for 2 year olds, perfect for your little one:
Best games for 2 year olds
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Games for 3 year olds
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- What to Do When Your Toddler Doesn’t Want Daddy
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