From mastering using the potty to heading into pre-school territory, your little one has a busy year ahead of him. He’s now at an age where he’s full of curiosity and bursting with his own ideas – so it’s time to let his imagination run wild with toys, develop his core skills with puzzles and word games and encourage him to get out and about with outdoor activities. Get inspired by our top present ideas to make his third birthday an extra special one.
Peppa Pig's Fun and Learn Tablet, £19.99, argos.co.uk
This personalised fun tablet is certain to be a hit with the Peppa Pig-obsessed tot you’re buying for. Packed full of 21 games to help develop core skills such as spelling and logic, it’s a great way to help kids start building on their pre-school learning.
Scootaheadz, £15, jojomamanbebe.co.uk
Ideal for toddlers that love whizzing around on a scooter, this Scootaheadz makes the perfect on-the-go companion, whatever the weather. You can choose from four designs – Timmy T-Rex, Danny Dina, Pippa pony and Lola pony.
Pairs game, £15.99, bananagrams.com
This development-boosting game will provide the whole family with hours of fun. It includes eight fun and educational activities that you can play with your tot plus two word games to encourage friendly competition.
Toy workbench, £55, jojomamanbebe.co.uk
This wooden toy workbench will keep your little one entertained for hours – and it’s big enough for him to share with his sibling. He can pretend to practice his DIY skills with the collection of tools included, which are perfect for little hands to hold.
Happy Hopperz, £21.99, happyhopperz.co.uk
Remember how much fun retro space-hoppers were? Well the Daring Dinos from HappyHopperz are the new and improved version that your tot will love bouncing around on – simultaneously improving his balance, strength and confidence.
Playset, £25, amazon.co.uk
Your tot will love playing house with this lovely wooden playset. Including a pair of pixies and miniature toadstools and other furniture, the whole set comes in a mushroom shaped carry case that’s easy for your toddler to transport.
InnoTab 3S tablet, £99.99, vtechuk.com
If you’ve got a bit of cash to splash, we recommend this Wi-Fi learning tablet. Simply speaking, it’s the children’s version of an iPad – and is perfect for tech-savvy tots. It has lots of built-in learning games and allows kids to send and receive and texts to and from iPhone and Android Smart Phones.
Art Table, £19.99, littlewoods.com
Let your tot unleash his creativity with this Doc McStuffins colouring table. It comes with a 10-metre roll of paper and a selection of crayons and markers so your little one can start scribbling straight away.
Personalised book, £14.50, dorthyandtheodore.com
Let your little one shine in his very own action-packed story with this personalised children’s book. He’ll star as a bear who embarks on the ultimate adventure and meets all sorts of new friends along the way. Perfect for his birthday bedtime story.
So, your little one is turning two and you’re out of baby toy territory – but what to buy for a busy toddler who has (almost) everything? Luckily, the options are endless. A two year old is bursting with curiosity, loves to play and most of her toys will benefit her development in some way – whether it’s by helping spark her imagination in some way or practicing her motor skills. Put these on your wish list and you’ll make a little person very happy.
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