As children grow older they become more curious and their attention span increases (yet it may only last for about 5 minutes before they get bored).
Stop that incessant kicking of the back of your car seat and whining about “How much further is it?” by giving your 2-year-old a travel toy.
These are some of the best travel toys that will make the time feel like it magically flew by when you announce “We’re here!”.
Whether at home or out traveling, let your child release their inner creativity with this doodle board.
The four different color zones add a level of interest to the drawing and the included stamps allow for little imaginations to run wild.
Not only does this board offer a chance to draw and scribble, but your toddler can also develop their writing skills as they practice their ABCs and numbers.
If that’s not enough, how about having a game of tic-tac-toe? When you lose, simply clear the board with a simple swipe of the eraser and try again.
Hours of fun in a compact toy.
Does your toddler love puzzles? Are they curious and love to try and figure things out? This game will keep them entertained.
Fine motor skills, problem-solving, and color recognition are all developed as your wee one will send the balls to their “homes”.
The rounded corners keep little hands and bodies safe as they play. Also, measuring 10” x 8.75”, the board will sit comfortably in a child’s lap.
Suitable for curious little thinkers aged 2 to 5 years old.
Take the fun with you with this awesome toy developed to teach shapes as well as problem-solving.
Flaps on the side of the toy contain different images so that your toddler can increase vocabulary as well as object identification.
The 9 shape blocks have different textures to keep things interesting.
Invented by a couple who have six children, you know that this toy will keep kids happy and safe.
Elmo, so adorable and cute. Let Elmo help your child learn their ABCs with this alphabet set that comes in a handy carry case.
Each letter snaps securely into its slot, which means no missing pieces.
Under each letter is a word that begins with the letter which helps with letter identification and phonetics.
There is also a handy wee space where your child can have fun making words.
Great thinking from Sesame Street and ideal for kids from 2 years old to 4 years old.
Here is a hedgehog your child will love to decorate. The graspable quills build motor skills while encouraging the sorting of colors and counting.
When it’s time to put things away, everything fits nicely inside Spike. Just wipe the toy down before storage to keep the toy clean and hygienic.
A great learning tool for littlies aged 18 months to 4 years old.
Weave the worm through the apple and then try and get it home again. This will provide countless hours of amusement for your toddler.
The smooth sides and non-toxic paint ensure your wee one can play in safety while developing their dexterity through lacing the worn in and out of the holes.
You can also use the toy as an opportunity to teach about fruit and insects or set them a timed puzzle to see how long it takes to get the worm through the holes and back again.
Let your kids have their first taste of technology with this tablet designed just for them.
Three learning modes teach about animals, interesting facts, stories, and more.
Like a real tablet, any touch or movement of fingers across the screen causes it to respond. Children can also have a phone conversation with Scout, LeapFrog’s virtual friend.
20 melodies and three songs add to the fun that this tablet packs. Let your kids touch, press, play, and interact as you travel.
This dinosaur is hungry, so your kids need to ensure he’s fed. Each plastic piece will be happily consumed and recognized, then he will let you know about what he just ate.
An adorable way to learn about numbers, food, shapes, and colors. Your child also will develop sound recognition and responses as Dino asks questions that can be answered with the discs.
VTech understands that children can get easily distracted, so if your wee one wanders off and leaves Dino, he will automatically turn himself off after a while.
A cute toy that you can take with you in the car or pram.
Kids love to play with blocks, whether it’s for counting, color recognition or building awesome towers as high as possible without them tumbling down.
This is a new twist using magnetic blocks (yeah, that’s cheating when building a tower). Everything is child-proof so that your wee one can play and build safely.
If you want to expand the range of blocks, you can add more from the Tegu block family.
Another great thing is that you are helping out people in Honduras, where the founders of the company have dedicated themselves to being the employer of choice through job creation and staff happiness.
What kid doesn’t love things that pop up? This toy has 50 pop-ups which mean fun and excitement popping up every time children play with this board.
Learn colors, numbers, counting and the alphabet as the flaps lift up to reveal what is hidden underneath.
There is still more that this toy offers, play a memory game to have your child remember where things are hidden. Now you are developing thinking and curiosity in your child.
Designed to be able to be taken with you in the car, to the park, or wherever else you and your toddler venture.
Feeding the mind
The brains of 2-year-olds are primed to learn quickly, this means that learning experiences at this particular age set up your child for successful development that will serve them well for many years.
The toys we have listed encourage cognitive development, creativity, logical thinking, and more.
Travel time has now become all that more fun and interesting as your wee one wiles away them time engrossed in a toy that will keep them engaged while you’re on the road.
Have a great trip!