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The Best Montessori Toys for 2 year Olds – Fun Montessori Toys for Kids

In this post: Learn about the best Montessori toys for 2 year olds! Post contains affiliate links. 

After teaching Spanish in several Montessori schools, I got the chance to learn first hand about the best Montessori toys for 2 year olds. All Montessori friendly toys have similar traits, but don’t get too caught up on being perfect! While ideally these toys are made out of wood, with realistic elements, it’s okay to have a few things in your playroom to switch it up. 

What types of Montessori toys do 2 year olds need?

Two year olds often get a bad rap but they are such a fun age! While 2 year olds slowly become more aware of themselves as an individual, they need independent time to explore and learn on their own. Activities such as sorting and categorizing will satisfy their natural desire to make sense of their surroundings. 

On top of that, two year olds have a lot of skills to practice! You want to find Montessori toys that nurture gross motor and fine motor skills, grow practical life skills and independence, while inspiring imagination and problem solving. 

Sound like a tall order? No worries! This is the ultimate guide to the best Montessori toys for 2 year olds.


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2 Year Old Montessori Toys for Gross Motor Skills

Many two year olds love to be on the go! This is an amazing age to practice coordination, balance and other important gross motor skills. Trust your child as they test out risky play and learn their limits in safe spaces. 

These are all amazing 2 year old Montessori toys to help promote gross motor skills and they will last your child for years. Don’t forget that time spent playing outside is also great! Climbing trees, playing on the playground, and running around is another free way to build these skills. 

DIY Montessori Toys

These are all investment pieces! If you’d rather try to build your own, check out these free Montessori DIY toy tutorials. 

The Best Montessori Toys for 2 year Olds

As much as your two year old loves to run and jump all around, they also work really hard on their fine motor skills. Finding fun and creative ways for them to practice is the easy with these fun Montessori inspired toys. 

Play Food Prep
Having play food on hand is so much fun! Your child will love practicing their skills as they play. 

Jumbo Nuts & Bolts
This toy is great for working on grip strength!

Stacking Train Pull Toy
This is literally the cutest pull toy and your 2 year old will love stacking it!

Lacing Beads Farm Set
Bring a little whimsy to your lacing practice for your two year old!

Geometric Wooden Stacker
Work on your toddlers fine motor skills and color recognition with this wooden toy. 

Toddler Race Track
Your 2 year old can learn all about cause and effect while they play.

Rainbow Stacking & Lacing
With this toy you can build towers, make patterns, practice your threading and more!

Forest Animal Stacker
I love these forest animal stackers for a fun way to practice balance with toddlers. 

Wooden Jumbo Marble Run
If you want to entertain your little one for hours, grab this wooden marble run! 

Montessori Learning Toys for Toddlers

Two Part Matching Game
Matching games are an amazing activity to do with your Montessori toddler. 

Color Sorting Game
This color sorting game is perfect for two year olds! 

Wooden Instrument Center
Let your little one let loose on this awesome wooden percussion center. 

Busy Board
Use this busy board as a fun way to practice fine motor and practical life skills!

Animal Puzzles
These Montessori animal puzzles are perfect for learning at home with your toddler. 

Activity Lock Board
This is an amazing activity board for your 2 year old to practice locks!

Montessori Friendly Books for Toddlers

Don’t forget to build your Montessori bookshelf for your 2 year olds! Having engaging picture books with real photographs will help them grow their language skills while also connecting more with the world around them. 

If you’re teaching your little ones Spanish, check out my favorite Montessori friendly bilingual books! 

Montessori Toy Playkits

Want to take the guess work out of your Montessori play space? I love using Lovevery kits because they come with developmentally appropriate toys, and learning guides for parents. The quality is incredible (you can often sell the toys when your child is done playing with them!) and they will last you for months if not years. 

I hope this post helps you find the perfect Montessori toys for your two year old. Check out my other favorite Montessori toys for 1 year olds too for more DIY toy tutorials! 

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