The age of 2 brings heightened energy levels, sparks creativity and pushes boundaries. Enlighten the birthday girl with an entertaining gift that allows her to utilize her new-found independence and amazement with the world around her. Focus on her personality to find the best gift possible for her such as toys that move, offer role playing, engages her brain or allows her to be creative.
Buy a toy that moves for a 2-year-old. Tricycles can be purchased with adjusting seats, parent handles and pedals that strap to feet to help toddlers learn how to move the tricycle. When giving a tricycle. include a matching helmet for the little girl in a pretty pink or theme such as a princess. The child should start to wear a helmet early so when she graduates to a larger bike than she is not going to fight wearing headgear.
Encourage role play by purchasing a play kitchen. The kitchen allows her to play mommy while feeding people, cleaning up, organizing, building their imagination and encouraging creativity. Kitchens come in different shapes and sizes with varying price ranges that can fit any budget. Purchase play food and a small apron and chef hat to accompany the kitchen as play accessories.
Challenge her creative mind with a gift of new puzzles in a theme she would enjoy such as farm animals, shapes or sea creatures. BabyCenter recommends giving the little girl new puzzles, books or blocks to help her build skills while having fun, such as learning to build a castle out of blocks or to point out pictures she likes within a new book.
Spoil her with exciting and creative art supplies to encourage her mind to wonder while she is drawing, painting or creating a new project. Little girls will enjoy receiving a new art easel, complete with a watercolor set, markers, crayons, and construction papers. Other types of art fun that may be less messy include bath paints or washable crayons.
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