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Playing “let’s pretend” sets the stage for a rich imagination. It also helps your toddler make sense of things, express individuality and gain a sense of control. Check out our playtips and plenty of toys just right for this age.

“How entertaining it is to watch her imagination at work.”

Mom of two-and-a-half-year-old

Types of toys for this age

Now your child might:

  • Physical

    Hop, jump and climb stairs one foot at a time

  • Cognitive

    Create simple sentences and use the words “I,” “me” and “you”

  • Social & Emotional

    Enjoy mimicking the actions of others

Children develop at their own pace and reach milestones at different times. The highlights mentioned in this website are approximate guidelines only. If you have any questions about your child's development, consult your healthcare provider.