What do you buy for second birthdays? Two year olds are well aware of what birthdays mean so ideally gifts should be immediately interesting or exciting.
Safety is still an issue with toys for two-year olds – avoid toys with parts that are small enough to swallow or with removable parts that are sharp or could be swallowed, check paint is non-toxic, avoid long cords. Everything should be unbreakable and safe for them to put in their mouths. Building bricks, furniture etc should have rounded corners.
Two year olds are inquisitive. They still like push and pull toys and some can kick a ball. Simple jigsaw puzzles, stackable bricks and toys that fit together keep them amused and develop hand-eye coordination and spatial skills. Cloth or board books they can handle themselves and parents can read to them can help develop literacy and a love of stories. Videos and DVD can keep them amused and give exhausted parents a rest.
Two year old boys (and some girls) will often be into trains and transport items. Two year old girls (and some boys) will like pretend cooking and housekeeping items. If you’re not sure of the child’s or parent’s preferences, play it safe with non-gendered toys.
Toy Universe Australian owned and run business delivers big brand and unique toys, games and puzzles for children from birth to teenage years, Australia-wide, NZ and USA from Sydney. See their
Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toys store with a huge range of stock from many of the major brands. Orders that are fully paid before 1PM Sydney time are dispatched from their Seven Hills warehouse on the same day. For toddler toys, you could consider…
A Little Luxury is one of our favourite gift stores with a wide range of unusual and elegant gifts, homewares and customisable gift baskets for all ages. Based in Sydney, delivery Australia-wide. See Baby & Christening Gifts for cups, plates, baby sets, sheet sets and plush toys.
Parties Online – Sydney-based party products store in operation since 1991. They specialise in themed and coloured tableware, balloons, and costumes for birthdays, kids parties, and theme parties.
Some Gift Suggestions
Backyard Lil’ Monkey Olympus Climb & Slide
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe Make the backyard more fun with this Lil’ Monkey Olympus Climb & Slide It’s time to burn some energy with the help of Lil Monkey Olympus Climb & Slide. Help to keep your kids fit and active. Easy to assemble and when not in use easy to fold and store. A great space-saving solution. Features: Lightweight, durable and space savvy. It’s UV resistant and virtually weatherproof for indoor and outdoor use. It helps children to be fit and healthy by encouraging climbing, jumping and sliding. Improves motor and cognitive skills. Built with special polypropylene with glass fibre resin plastic which delivers an extra strong structure Enjoy the speedy slide after the climb. Recommended for ages 1.5 to 5 year old Easy to fold and store This Backyard Lil’ Monkey Olympus Climb & Slide is great for Outdoor Fun! Technical Details : Assembly Required This product comes partially assembled in a box with assembly instructions included Safety Meets ASTM & EN-71 Standards Assembled Dimensions 150cm x 120cm x 80cm (L x W x H) Warranty Information- -12 Months Parts replacement
Crayola My First Jumbo Crayons – 12 Pack
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe Crayola My First Jumbo Crayons – 12 Pack are perfect for little hands The Crayola My First range is designed especially for little hands, this Jumbo Crayon pack contains 12 brightly coloured crayons in a larger format which makes them easy to hold. Features : 12 brightly coloured Jumbo crayons are included in this set, just pop it on the table, open the lid and let your child colour to their heart’s content. Easy storage in sturdy cardboard box Larger format crayons are easier to hold and make for longer colouring. The Crayola My First Jumbo Crayons – 12 Pack is a super fun colouring activity for your little one’s hands.
Crayola My First Little Artist Bear Caddy – Blue
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe Crayola My First Little Artist Bear Caddy is perfect for little hands and includes art supplies The Crayola My First Little Artist Caddy is designed to hold your young artists art supplies all in one place and the cute teddy bear design is perfect for younger children. The Crayola My First Little Artist Bear Caddy is great value and packed full of art supplies. Features : The Crayola My First Little Artist Bear Caddy includes 23 pieces including 6 half size hexagonal coloured pencils, 6 jumbo crayons, 4 washable nib markers, 4 washable poster paints, safety scissors and a paint brush which all fit neatly into the teddy bear caddy. The Crayola My First Little Artist Bear Caddy is perfect for your little artist and is terrific value.
LEGO Duplo Farm Adventures 10869
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe LEGO Duplo Farm Adventures 10869 is perfect for toddlers Play out real-life scenarios in LEGO® DUPLO® Town: a recognizable world with modern DUPLO figures. Visit the adventure farm with your toddler and help to feed all the friendly animals. Little farmers will love to pull the string to make the bell go up and down, then have some fun on the slide. Put all the animals to bed in the barn and head into the farmhouse for waffles and a sleepover! This great learning toy for toddlers includes 3 DUPLO figures plus 5 animal figures. Includes 3 LEGO® DUPLO® figures: a farmer and 2 children, plus 5 animal figures: a sheep, cow, goat, rooster and a rabbit. Features a farmhouse with an upstairs bedroom and toilet, barn with a bell and string function to make it go up and down, tractor, picnic bench and a slide. Accessory elements include waffles, a trough, milk bottle, hay brick and a pitchfork. Play out a visit to the adventure farm with this great learning toy for toddlers. Talk with your preschool child about the different animals they meet there, what they eat and what noises they make. Use the modern characters, accessories and decorated bricks to have fun while helping your toddler learn about caring for animals in a farmyard setting with this versatile toy. Help your child master basic construction skills with this easy-to-build model. Makes an ideal gift for preschool children. LEGO® DUPLO® products are specially designed to be fun and easy for little hands. Combine with the 10867 Farmers’ Market, 10868 Farm Pony Stable and 10870 Farm Animals for more fun on the farm. Suitable for ages 2-5. Farmhouse measures over 9” (25cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep. Barn measures over 6” (16cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep. Tractor measures over 3” (8cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide. Item No :10869 Pieces : 104
Meg Goes to Bed from Booktopia
Mog and Owl are hungry, so Meg makes a spell. It goes wrong and they all go to bed without any supper, but Mog and Owl are still hungry . . . Will there be any breakfast?
What better way to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY than this deliciously scrumptious Chocolate Lamington Cake! Kytons freshly baked lamingtons topped with fresh strawberries and goodies, there’s plenty for everyone to share.
Peppa Pig My First Storybooks Slipcase set from Booktopia The Peppa Pig My First Storybooks collection contains five of Peppa’s bestselling adventures. Included are: Peppa Goes to Hospital Pedro Pony is poorly, so Peppa Pig and her friends go with Madame Gazelle to visit Pedro in hospital. Pedro shows everyone what the hospital is like – the nurses, the doctor, and of course, the food. Peppa and her friends discover that the hospital isn’t so scary after all! Peppa and the Big Train Toot! Toot! Hooray! Today, Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a magnificent train ride. Jump aboard the train and join Peppa on her perfect day out in this lovely little storybook. Peppa Goes to the Library Peppa Goes to the Library is a fun and engaging first storybook for little children. Boring! Peppa is fed up of all her old books and needs some new ones. Join her on a fun-filled library trip to find more. Peppa’s Washing Day Peppa’s Washing Day is a delightful storybook based on the award-winning television series Peppa Pig. Oops! Peppa and George have made Daddy Pig’s shirt dirty. What will happen when they try to wash out all the mud? Peppa’s Washing Day is a Part of the My First Storybook range, Peppa’s Washing Day is a colourful and engaging board book based on the award-winning Nick Jr. television series.
The Wheels on the Bus from Booktopia The wheels on the bus go round and round … Children will love to join in and sing along to this favourite nursery rhyme, now in a sturdy new board book format! In this edition, a cheeky wombat bus driver drives his animal passengers around Australia. Come snorkelling with the emu at the Great Barrier Reef. Get rescued by a surf-lifesaving koala at Bondi Beach. And sing ever so quietly as the bus crosses a river full of crocodiles in Darwin … Brought to life by Mandy Foot s delightful illustrations, young children will adore this sing-along adventure!