Sam is two. TWO! So, officially a toddler, and don’t I know it. Twonager is a thing, right? ;) Anyway, I have shared a lot of our newborn must haves and baby must haves, but today I thought it’d be fun to mix it up and share my must haves for toddlers. Because life with a toddler is fun and crazy and messy and here are some things to make it easier.
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Wooden blocks. Whether it’s to build up into towers, or knock down said towers (my toddler’s personal favorite!), blocks are a fun and simple toy for toddlers of all ages!
Chalkboard. Sam loves drawing with his chalk, and I do too. ;) We also have sidewalk chalk that we draw with outside, and bubbles are a favorite too!
Magnadoodle. Remember these? Yeah, they’re still around and as cool as ever.
Sippy cup with a weighted straw. Toddlers who are running around all over the place can drink from these at any angle!
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Tegu. These magnetic blocks are so awesome and teach kids about how magnets work. There’s different colors to go with any aesthetic, too. It teaches creativity and thinking outside the box!
Tablet. A really cool toy for toddlers learning the alphabet. We even used this in the crib for a while when Sam was having a rough time going to bed. He’d just play with it for a bit and we’d turn on the monitor to see him asleep next to it. So cute!
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Wagon. Classic for a reason and great for a toddler who thinks he’s “too big” for a stroller.
Toy vacuum. Start ’em young! And get them to “clean like mommy and daddy” while it’s still fun to do so! We have a toy lawn mower that’s awesome, too, and all of the Little Tikes sports toys are fun, like the T Ball and golf sets.
Re-Play dishware. We have a set for Sam and love these! They come in all sorts of fun colors that you can mix and match, and they’re made from recycled milk jugs- how cool is that!
Big Wheels tricycle. Pretty sure everyone I know had one of these growing up. Gotta keep the tradition alive! ;)
Doll. To carry around everywhere and snuggle with at night.
Potty book. Anything to make potty training more enjoyable, right? This book gets great reviews! Also, any and all books!!! You can never have enough!
Backpack. Because how cute is a tiny little person with a big backpack strapped to him? Plus, he can put all of his treasures inside when you go for nature walks! :)
Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You book. Because manners are important.
Toothbrush. Yes, the teeth are all going to fall out, but oral hygiene is still important to teach young!
Toy Kitchen. We have this and it is the cutest! It’s great for pretend play, and the kitchen is just a toddler’s size!
What are some of your toddler favorites?
p.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDIO!!!
Our wagon has saved our lives time and time again! Great list :)
YES, we have yet to get a wagon, but it’s on my MUST get list!! It’s only like the most classic children’s toy EVER.
that is the best kitchen EVER!!! m got hers for her 2nd birthday and it’s still a daily hit with us and any child that walks in the house!!! and how is sam two already?!?!?!
YES, Sam just got one, too, a hand-me-down from a friend and it’s in perfect condition! That’s how you know it’s built to LAST. Love that thing. And right?! They grow tooooo fast.
Oh my gosh! I have that exact vacuum on my Amazon list for Lilly when she turns 2 in October! Something about those vacuums man. Lol. Maybe I’ll purchase it through you when that time comes…? :)
Haha yes, vacuuming is soooo much fun! Gotta get them into it, too ;) And oh my gosh, you are so sweet to think of using my links! That is so much appreciated!
Oh my gosh, he is seriously the cutest thing. I’m definitely pinning this post so I remember these items later. I’m currently 27 weeks pregnant with our first, so I’m a while away from toddler toys but these look so great and I will have to remember them when our little one is old enough!
Ahhh yay!! Congrats mama- I’m so excited for you to meet your little one!! :)
Water. Anything water, my son is obsessed! And his toy cars, trucks and planes, I don’t even know how many we have!
YES, we have a little kiddie pool and Sam LOVES it! I’ve been wanting to get a water table, too! I know he’d love it!
My 15 month old loves the stuff you’ve listed! Those plates are our favorite. We found a $5 pink vacuum at a second hand store that he’s obsessed with right now, so it’s funny that you listed that too :)
Wow, that is such a good score!! I need to get back to garage saling/ thrifting now that the weather’s nice!