There are many different board games for children for sale in toy stores and online, so finding the right one for a toddler can be challenging. Most games are too complicated for young children to follow, and many have small, fiddly parts which can be dangerous. At the age of around 2 years old, most children can start to follow the rules of simple games.
Here are five board games suitable for 2 year old boys and girls.
This award-winning game encourages memory and literacy skills in a really fun way that helps children learn. Suitable for 2 to 4 players, each player picks a trolley or basket that they must fill. Turn over one of the 32 cards showing familiar, everyday items from the supermarket such as eggs, tomatoes, washing powder and toothpaste - if they are on your list, you can pop them in your trolley or basket! The winner is the first player to collect all the items on their list and fill their trolley.
This updated version of our bestselling game is suitable for children aged 3 to 7 and features new style items and lists, including one on a tablet. Children can learn to recognise various grocery products and read the names from their lists. The game can also promote plenty of discussion, not only while playing, but also on a shopping trip to a real supermarket. Children can spot how many items from the game they can see on the shelves!
The game can be supplemented with one or both of the booster packs ('Fruit and Veg' or 'Clothes') to increase the number of players and/or the number of items to buy. The colorful illustrations of everyday items mean the game can be played by young children with no reading ability as well as more advanced learners.
A fun, first colour matching game made especially for little hands. The aim of the game is to post the letters into the matching coloured post boxes. With the option to be played as a single player activity or multi-player game, Post Box Game is great to develop hand-eye coordination, promote colour recognition and introduce first game play. Children will love posting the letters into the coloured post boxes, whilst grown-ups will appreciate the humorous letters, such as 'Debbie Duck, 16 Puddle Lane, Poole, LA53 2PA'. Once children progress, they can also begin to read the addresses on the letters.
Bubble bath bunny is splashing about in the bathtub with his two ducks when suddenly his toys disappear in the suds. Where are the bucket, whale and boat? whoever can correctly recognise colours and symbols, can help little bunny find all his bath toys. Winning is fun, losing not so much. But both belong together - in life and in play. Playing is fun and offers variety. Playing teaches patience. Playing lets us be Happy for other players and learn to get over our own defeats. Playing also incidentally and unconsciously trains concentration, memory, reaction skills and lots more. Everyone who plays has the chance to win - in every new round of the game or in life in general.
playing fun for the littlest ones
with cheerful, colourful building site motifs to discover and name
encourages concentration and first understanding of game rules
15 extra-large domino cards made of robust cardboard
The wacky Quacky memory and matching game! Watch the ducks swim around the pond and try to find the ones that match your symbol If you find a match keep the duck If not then put it back First player to find 3 matching ducks wins! Lucky ducks combines developmental skills like colour matching and shape recognition with the fun of a “my first game” The extra challenge of the swimming ducks makes the game more fun parents and kids to play and Learn together For 2-4 players Ages 3 years and up Requires 2x AA batteries (not included) Includes motorized pond 12 ducks and complete instructions.
If you know of any more games suitable for toddlers please post them below in the comments.