Ava has had a lottttttttt of toys over the past 2 years as you can imagine! Some she plays with for 5 minutes and then forgets about it and some she constantly likes to keep playing with, I think the first few years are difficult when it comes to buying toys and gifts it’s so hard to buy something that you think they will actually get use out of 🌲
She’s never really had a consistent favourite toy or comforter (until recently) shes never been attached to anything until she started nursery a few months ago now it’s her first baby I bought for her. She now won’t go to bed unless the baby is in her cot and if she goes to nursery I have to make sure she takes baby with her. I think she was about 15 months when I first bought her a baby doll and ever since then she has been obsessed, I think she now owns probably around 10 different babies and has all the accessories you can imagine! She loves pretending to feed them, change them and put them to sleep. I’m not sure if it’s a girl thing but she’s the most nurturing toddler ever! It’s extremely rare that we leave the house without a baby in hand! She will definitely be an amazing big sister when she eventually gets a brother or sister, makes me really excited for that to happen 🐻🐻 so babies is definitely the number one toy she loves
Her second favourite thing to play with at the moment is play doe! She is absolutely obsessed with it, every morning she will run to the cupboard it’s kept in and shout ‘doe’ until I say yes to get it out. She likes to tell us what colour to roll out and pick the correct colour cutter to place the shape on the right one. It’s actually really helped her to learn the colours and shapes even though she’s not there with her speech she knows what colour matches what tub I am really happy she’s learnt that from it. I won’t lie when she wants to play with it for the 10th time in one day it becomes less fun but of course I would much rather her play with play doe that sit on a iPad and watch the tv all day.
Having said that… I do let her sit on the iPad sometimes during the day, we like to have a snuggle on the sofa, she will watch random videos on YouTube about play doe and I will watch the tv, I would never let her do it all day every day but now and again I don’t mind as it means she cuddles me a little. She also plays games on there or watches Ben and holly…. it particularly comes in handy if I need to shower and get ready it distracts her so she’s not running up and down our house whilst I’m trying to get ready. I don’t think there is any harm in letting her play the iPad as long as you do it in moderation.
She also loves books, she will always grab a book and ask me to read it to her which makes me so happy as for me it’s really important that she always wants to read books with us. I have bought her all the Disney books, she has books filled with bedtime stories, Christmas stories, Halloween stories. I love nothing more than reading with her, As she gets older I want to make it a routine she always has a bedtime story.
She has so many toys but at her age she doesn’t concentrate on one thing for very long. She likes to draw and colour in so she has plenty of crayons and colouring books, she also sometimes likes to play with her baby toys!
It’s difficult as we are coming up to Christmas so I’m trying to decide what to get her for Christmas, this is the last year I think I will get away with not getting her much because she still doesn’t understand about Christmas so she can’t tell me what she wants ‘santa’ to bring her. I think I might get her a toy cash register and all the food to go with it. I think one family member will buy her a mini kitchen as she loves helping us cook! And maybe a walking dog toy because she loves walking my nans dog. She definitely doesn’t need much especially after her last birthday!
So that’s my blog on popular toys for a 2 year old little girl.
Much love mama bears 🐻🌲🌿🦌🍁