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Open Ended Toys for Toddlers

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I am so glad that the focus on open-ended toys is returning!

Our son has so many toys that light up and sing songs and are bright and flashy and entertaining. He loves them, and I do admit they’ve kept him busy.

But we are now intentionally finding open-ended toys for our boy because we want him to be exposed to toys that inspire creativity and spark imagination. We want less mindless button-pressing toys and more toys that require building, making stuff up, putting things together, taking things apart, and creating.

So here is my list of the best open ended toys for 2-3 year old toddlers. These are all toys that we own or are on our wish list for holidays and our son’s 3rd birthday.

For example, that train set has kept our son busy for hours, giving us so much free time as parents. He is also very entertained by his farm animals, and I can see how his pretend play is developing as he grows. He no longer just moos and oinks when playing with them, but is getting more creative with his play all the time.

So here are the open ended toys I would recommend for any parent who is looking to keep their toddlers busy with educational play:

The Best Open Ended Toys for Two Year Olds

A list of open ended toys that are perfect for a two year old. They will last for many years and your child can grow into these for even more imaginative and creative play!

Looking for other ideas to keep  your toddlers busy?? Try these activities to tire out active toddlers.

Looking to do more sensory play with your child?? Check out 52 Weeks of Sensory!

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