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My DD is almost 2 & I'm wondering what other 2 year olds are up to out there? I have recently discovered how much she loves art & a few other things I wish I had introduced her to sooner. Ideas appreciated!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thanks.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thanks">
 

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DD is 2 1/2, favorites her at the moment are<br>
jigsaws, the ones with 8 or so pieces rather than the lift out type<br>
threading beads<br>
duplo<br>
wooden train set<br>
doll, clothes and pushchair (she loves to hand her dolls clothes on a clothes line of string tied between our dinning chairs.)<br>
magna doodle<br>
toy kitchen stuff<br><br>
any sort of art/craft stuff, especially playdough, sticking and paints.
 

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DD1 is 2.3, and she loves<br>
making "breakfast" in her kitchen<br>
playing with her baby dolls (especially when I swaddle them for her)<br>
playing games like Cariboo and toddler Brain Quest<br>
dancing and singing<br>
jumping on our little trampoline<br>
train set<br>
dollhouse<br><br>
She also likes to write, but she's really not into the art stuff yet. We've tried painting, crayons, finger paints, markers, but she never does it for long, and doesn't really seem interested in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">: She's more into helping me cook and doing other "real life" type things.<br><br>
Oh, another fun activity is to make a fort with blankets. Everyone LOVES that around here, even DD2. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My DS turns 2 tomorrow and these are his favourite toys:<br><br>
Puzzles, especially the Melissa and Doug chunky puzzles (and the locks one).<br>
Wooden tool box set<br>
Block crayons<br>
Wood vehicles<br>
The more complex shape sorting boxes<br>
Play kitchen (and helping me in the real one too, lol)<br>
Lacing toys<br>
Building blocks<br>
Water/sand toys in the appropriate places<br>
Basketball hoop (a new discovery)
 

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We just made a fun activity for our 27-month old. She will play at her "bean box" for at least a 30 minute stretch, and that's pretty darn amazing!<br><br>
Get a Rubbermaid bin designed for under the bed storage, they are maybe 5 inches deep and long and skinny. Head to the grocery or bulk foods department and buy dried beans in varied shapes and colors, and then fill up the container. Toss in some measuring cups and spoons, and voila!<br><br>
Whole price was less than $15 - beans, container, and old stuff from the kitchen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We just made a fun activity for our 27-month old. She will play at her "bean box" for at least a 30 minute stretch, and that's pretty darn amazing!<br><br>
Get a Rubbermaid bin designed for under the bed storage, they are maybe 5 inches deep and long and skinny. Head to the grocery or bulk foods department and buy dried beans in varied shapes and colors, and then fill up the container. Toss in some measuring cups and spoons, and voila!<br><br>
Whole price was less than $15 - beans, container, and old stuff from the kitchen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Yes! I forgot this! We have one, and she loves it! Another good thing to put in there is half of an egg carton. Good for sorting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes! I forgot this! We have one, and she loves it! Another good thing to put in there is half of an egg carton. Good for sorting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I'd like to try this. How do you keep your dc from dumping it out though? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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DD just turned two in January. She likes to ...<br><br>
Push her dolls in a stroller<br><br>
Paint, color, put stickers on paper, rubber stamps with ink pads, sponge painting<br><br>
Play doll house, train table, kitchen<br><br>
Brush the dog<br><br>
Play catch
 

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Ummmm, yeah, it took awhile, LOL. The first six months or so she just dumped them in by the handful. I just modeled it for her. (Sorted them myself while narrating out loud, "Now I'm going to put the black one in here with the other black ones. Oh! This is a big white one--I'll put it here with the big white ones, not the little white ones.") Now the last time I got it out, she started sorting all by herself! Probably just a developmental thing, and she was suddenly ready to do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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At 2 my DS loved:<br><br>
mega blocks<br>
wooden train set<br>
crayons + paper<br>
matchbox cars<br>
bigwheel for outside<br>
sidewalk chalk<br>
bouncy balls
 

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I'm soooo glad I asked MDC mammas this question! I LOVE the beans in a rubbermaid bin idea! I know my DD will really be into that (she sorted all the halloween candy at Halloween, blew our minds! Aren't they a blast at this age?)<br><br>
Lots of great ideas, thanks again!
 
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