Y’all Millie turns two this weekend. Woah. You might ask yourself, that Millie that was just born like yesterday? The one that arrived just days before we closed on this house? The one who has been keeping us on our toes since the day she arrived? Yes, that Millie of ours turns two on Sunday. Although it feels like she’s been a big girl for a while now, it’s exciting and a little bit sad to officially be out of the baby stage. Since Millie has a birthday coming up I’ve been spending an irrational amount of time online scouring sites for the perfect gifts for her so here are some of the best toys for toddlers that I’ve found and just pretty darn cute toys for 2-year-old girls (and boys).
Millie loves all things dress up and pretend. She literally changes her outfit no less than five times per day so some more dress up dresses and tutus will definitely be in some of her birthday boxes. Additionally, Millie is really into the song, Wheels on the Bus. We talk multiple times a day about buses and the fact that they are yellow and that the baby goes wah, wah, wah. So in addition to dresses, she’s getting this wooden school bus that I know she is going to fall in love with.
Why are toys for toddlers so dang cute? Millie is really into colors right now (probably because of the yellow school bus), so I’m excited about the colored ice cream scoops and the classic wooden shapes puzzle.
Millie has been into babies and dolls for as long as I can remember. At this point, we have over 20 baby dolls between both girls so that’s one thing I won’t be buying but a dollhouse is another story. I love this wooden one. There are similar ones at the girls’ school that Millie loves playing with so it would be really neat to have one at home. We have an older version of the Little People dollhouse that is just perfect for all of the Little People that Millie still enjoys playing with.
Other items I’m excited about are this easel from IKEA. It has a chalkboard side and a whiteboard side plus you can attach a roll of white paper to it. Both girls love playing kitchen, restaurant, and chef so this set of play food will be added to our collection, in addition to this cash register (P has one in her classroom at school and Millie is always playing with it), popsicle set, and this little mixer!
As you can tell, I love classic wooden toys but so do my girls and they last and last. What are some of your favorite toys for toddlers?