Two year olds love music and will be entertained for hours with the right musical toy.
Here are my top picks for the best musical toys for two year olds.
Best musical toys for 2-year-olds
VTech Musical Rhymes Book
This book is a great way to learn age-appropriate vocabulary, different sounds and music.
The book is also filled with colorful illustrations that will keep your child entertained. And as it is a book, your child will improve motor skills by turning pages and pushing buttons.
Piano mat from M SANMERSEN
Musical mat is always a good choice, isn’t it? This mat has 8 musical instrument sounds and 10 piano keys, and as it’s large enough, the child will be able to move around and enjoy the music he or she creates.
The child will improve motor skills and hand – foot coordination as well.
Interactive Poster and Musicall Wall Chart
If you’re looking for a fun musical and educational toy for a 2 year old, this might be it.
This poster/wall chart is great for teaching a child ABCs and 123s. And the fun songs that it plays will keep a child entertained. Plus, the interactive nature of the poster will keep your child engaged as he learns.
The chart itself is colorful and easy to read, and includes both English and Spanish labels, so you can choose whichever language you want.
VTech Rock and Bop Music Player Amazon Exclusive
We can’t forget that today’s kids are tech-savvy. This toddler music player will keep your child entertained for hours. It has a cool design with bright colors and a nice sound system. It has some songs in such styles as classical, hip hop and rock. And it’s also a way to learn letters, numbers..
Sesame Street Let’s Dance Elmo
Elmo is one of the most popular characters on Sesame Street and now you can bring him home with you in the form of a 12-inch Elmo toy that sings and dances. This toy has three musical modes, so your child can enjoy Elmo’s singing and dancing no matter what mode they choose. Also, it has some phrases like “Elmo is ready for a dance party”.
The plush toy is soft and huggable, making it perfect also for bedtime.
MY PICK! Musical Learning Workbench from SYAOMUNLY
Well, this really is something! I highly recommend this one! An educational toy that helps to improve hand-eye coordination, thinking skills and much more.
What I love is that it really has a lot. The workbench comes with a variety of tools that light up, or play music or make different sounds. For example, when a child drops a circle shaped block into the bottom drawer, the toy names a shape. So it really is a great toy for learning.
And yes, it’s still is a musical toy as it also has 7 songs to listen to.
Why musical toys are a great gift for 2 year olds?
2-year-olds are just starting to learn about the world around them. They are just discovering their abilities. Toys that help with music exploration are perfect for this age.
Musical toys can help teach toddlers different sounds, rhythms, and beats. They can also help with hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills, speech, language skills, creativity and much more. Of course, it depends on a toy.
What to look for in a musical toy?
Musical toys come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be tough to know what to look for when purchasing one. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right musical toy for a child.
First, consider your child’s interests. If your child loves singing, he or she will enjoy a toy that plays songs to sing along to. But if a child loves listening instead of singing, the good choice will also be a toy that plays melodies without a voice. If a child is more into creative play, he might prefer a toy that allows to make his own music, like that musical mat I mentioned before.
Next, think about the type of music your child likes. Not all musical toys play every type of music. Some specialize in classical tunes while others focus on popular songs or nursery rhymes.
Size is also important. The toy should be small enough to fit into two year old’s hand, if it’s meant to be held.
Durability is another factor to consider. I tried to pick quality products and so should you. If a child will love the toy, he will play with it often. And that’s the reason why a toy should be sturdy, durable.
The price you decide to pay for a musical toy might be important. So, it’s better to decide the budget BEFORE buying a product.
Safety is very important, especially when it comes to children. Make sure that the toy isn’t “cheap”. Read the reviews if it helps!
Remember, not all musical toys are created equal. Be sure to compare different models and brands before making a purchase, and don’t forget to think about what would you like if were a child!