Budding chefs can whip up something tasty with Smart Gear's Wooden Cooking Center ($170), which includes a stovetop, oven, and sink. Melissa and Doug's Car Carrier ($15) allows tots to load and move the four included cars, and the set matches up with all wooden train tracks for added fun. Kid-O's Bilibo ($30) is a seat, a hat, a step stool, a hiding spot, or whatever your tot makes of it — that's the beauty of this creation. P'kolino's Multi-Solution Shape Puzzles ($20) have a different final outcome each time, making them fun — and interesting — for more than the standard two minutes. The Wishbone Bike ($250) grows from a trike, to a first running bike, into a big-kid balance bike, with little more than a flip of the body — meaning lil ones can use it for at least two years.
Two is twice the fun! Toddlers are constantly on the move, and keeping them still for more than a few moments requires engaging toys and activities. From a play kitchen where a wee one can whip up an imaginary dish to a first trike, these picks should keep any kiddo occupied!