The age of two is a celebratory milestone. 2-year-old kids can not only stand unassisted but can also stand on their tiptoes, walk, run, catch, pedal a bike, climb furniture, kick and throw balls and even jump. The best toys at this age are not only fun, but can encourage them to explore their expanding world and make the most of this developmental stage of their lives.
- Finding the Best Toy for a 2-Year-Old
- Top 20 Best Toys for 2-Year-Olds 2021
- 1. Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart
- 2. LeapFrog Scout and Violet 100 Words Book
- 3. VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight
- 4. VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
- 5. A Collection of Stories for 2-Year-Olds
- 6. MAGIFIRE Wooden Toddler Puzzles
- 7. TOYVENTIVE Wooden Kids Baby Activity Cube
- 8. Prextex Pack of 2 Cartoon R/C Police Car and Race Car
- 9. Matesy Kids Magnetic Drawing Board
- 10. TOP BRIGHT Car Ramp Toy
- 11. Spike: The Fine Motor Hedgehog
- 12. LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train
- 13. LeapFrog Storytime Buddy
- 14. Lascoota 2-in-1 Kick Scooter
- 15. VTech Pull and Sing Puppy
- 16. VTech KidiBeats Drum Set
- 17. Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike
- 18. Barbie Doll With Outfits and Accessories
- 19. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair
- 20. Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag
- Now, Let’s Go and Play
Finding the Best Toy for a 2-Year-Old
Getting great toys for your 2-year-old sounds easy enough until you make it to the toy store and become overwhelmed with all the choices. To separate the good from the bad and find the perfect toy for this terrific age, look for the following things.
Musical toys have such great value for children that many products that aren’t exactly musical toys incorporate fun sounds into the toys. Music can excite and calm children. Music can stimulate nearly every human emotion, and at the same time inspire kids to create music themselves. Science has shown that the rhythm of music can help the brain process information faster. Music can even help children develop better language, speech, listening, and reading skills.
A 2-year-old may not be able to read by themselves, but they are developing a keen interest in reading and can recite sight words. If you want to raise a child that loves to read, read engaging stories to them as often as is appropriate. Reading to children sparks their imagination as they connect with the characters and plots of the story. Researchers have determined that stories contribute to a child’s view of cultures, social norms, and gender roles. Great stories are fantastic learning tools to mold a child’s perception of reality and beliefs.
There are STEM toys available today that proves 2-years is not too early to introduce children to math, science, etc. STEM and educational toys are designed to stimulate curiosity and learning in children. Educational toys can also help kids build a particular skill set. For toddlers, the best educational toys help them develop cognitive and fundamental skills in the guise of play.
Dolls can help children practice social skills and act out what they’ve seen the adults do and say. Dolls can teach kids responsibility, sharing, and empathy. Moreover, dolls are open-ended toys that provide unlimited possibilities of when, how, and what kids can do with them.
We have a wide variety of great toys in this list in addition to the four categories above.
Top 20 Best Toys for 2-Year-Olds 2021
The Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart is an excellent educational toy that helps kids learn the alphabet, numbers, word association, and more. This is an upgraded version of this product that has done away with the small speaker buttons tucked away at the corner of each picture that many parents complained about. Instead, sensory buttons behind each picture play sounds when touched.
This alphabet chart is just the right size for children’s rooms complete with colorful illustrations and a child-friendly design. The concept is simple and effective. Kids only need to press the pictures on the poster and hear the words and fun sounds, which helps promote faster learning as kids learn to connect the letters to the various sounds. The volume is adjustable and the audio is high quality.
This electronic wall poster does a lot more than teach toddlers numbers and the alphabet. Kids can also learn about animals, play games, take fun quizzes, sing and dance along to popular children’s songs such as the Five Little Monkeys, Head Shoulders, Knees and Toes, and more. The poster automatically shuts off when not in use, so it won’t keep running if your little one forgets to turn it off.
The LeapFrog Scout and Violet 100 Words Book is a portable electronic and interactive learning toy that children can easily take with them wherever they’re going. Still, this product is not just an alphabet learning toy.
All that kids have to do is touch the words and pictures on each page of the book to hear fun facts, music, and sounds. The speaker produces loud sounds but the toy also comes with volume control. Users even have the option to switch the language mode between English and Spanish which means that kids also get to learn the Spanish and English translations for more than one hundred age-appropriate words.
The LeapFrog Scout and Violet 100 Words Book is an age-appropriate learning toy that makes learning about pets, animals, colors, food, vehicles, clothes, the body, and more a lot of fun. Every page introduces kids to new topics, and the toy actually announces the new topic at the turn of the page.
The LeapFrog Scout and Violet 100 Words Book is easy to use. Unlike many “board books” for children, the pages of the Scout and Violet book are thin and made of sleek dirt-resistant matte material. The thin pages are not very helpful for tiny hands but will help them develop motor skills. The matte-finished plastic will withstand both toddler drool and sticky fingers.
Though not really a flashlight in the traditional sense, this toy is an educational projector designed for toddlers and preschoolers. The flashlight comes with a main ladybug button and 3 other child finger-friendly buttons that voice fun facts, numbers, and songs when kids press them.
This little toy that fits into an adult’s palm packs plenty of educational features. It can beam an array of colors, play piano keys, and beam pictures of animals while voicing the names and appropriate sounds of the animals. The flashlight also plays sing-along songs as well as teach kids age-appropriate phrases, rhymes, numbers, and more.
Some customers are turned off by the fact that this flashlight is not, in fact, a flashlight since you can’t turn on the light without getting some interactive feedback. But toddlers do not need flashlights the way adults do–this product is meant as an educational fun toy, and it’s great at exactly that.
It is built with durable plastic and also comes with an adjustable volume. Every button and twist of this flashlight presents a learning opportunity for children. It has an on/off button, but the toy will automatically turn off after 45 minutes of inactivity to save power from the AAA batteries.
Want a motivational toy to encourage children’s interest in sports? We highly recommend the VTech Smart Shots Sports Center. This toy will use songs and phrases to motivate young sports to sink hoops and score goals. Kids can shoot the basketball into the hoop at the top of the set or kick the soccer ball into the net at the bottom, and the scoreboard even makes fun sounds each time you scome!
This sports unit features a soccer ball, a basketball, and an interactive scoreboard. The functional scoreboard that makes an accurate tally of scores will teach your child the concept of cause and effect, numbers, shapes, and the game itself will keep them active and entertained.
This toy was thoughtfully designed to engage the mind as well as the physical capacity of your child, who will have to spin gears and turn the pages of a plastic book embedded in the set to fully activate the features of the unit.
Kids who aren’t walking yet can still play and learn with this toy by fiddling with the buttons and levers and have the unit speak to them. The toy is easy to assemble and runs on 3 AA batteries.
Reading stories to your child helps build trust and bond between the adult and the child, and early reading helps set children up for success in their later lives. There are plenty of fantastic storybooks for 2-year-olds, and this collection of 10 classic stories, fairy tales, and rhymes in one colorfully illustrated hardcover book is one of the best. The stories and songs are each presented in a short easy-to-read format.
Although the pages are probably too thin for toddler’s fingers, the book is bound in durable and eye-catching hardcover. Reading your kids the stories in this book is sure to help improve the child’s cognitive skills, as well as help kids, understand how the world around them works. Every page in this book has colorful illustrations that are sure to keep children riveted.
They’ve also published other bestsellers for different ages including A Collection of Stories for 3-Year-Olds, A Collection of Stories for 4-Year-Olds, and more recently, A collection of Stories for 5-Year-Olds.
The MAGIFIRE Wooden Toddler Puzzles is an educational age-appropriate puzzle kit for toddlers to explore by matching the pieces to fit the patterns on the wooden board. This toy is designed to improve children’s logic, memory, creativity, and motor skills.
Age-appropriate puzzles are an excellent resource that can help 2-year-olds build spatial perception skills. Jigsaw puzzles such as the MAGIFIRE Wooden Toddler Puzzles are particularly effective at developing children’s hand-eye coordination, concentration, imagination, patience, and dexterity. This kit lets kids work on the shape and colors of different animals such as tortoise, bear, butterfly, ladybug, bee, and even a car.
A puzzle kit for toddlers should come in age-appropriate-sized pieces to avoid choking hazards, and this product does not disappoint in that regard. The kit even comes with a cute drawstring bag for easy transport and road trips.
This product comes in eye-catching colors and a child-friendly design. All the pieces in this kit are made from sturdy BPA-free lightweight natural wood. The water-based paint ensures the pieces have none of the chemical smell you might get from wooden products. The wood’s smooth edges, splinter-free spots, and the easy-grip design guarantees total safety and usability for children.
Activity cubes are some of the most entertaining and developmental toy categories out there, and that’s the reason you’ll always find one in every doctor’s office—and why it’s good that this cube is made of germ-resistant, non-toxic materials.
The TOYVENTIVE Wooden Kids Baby Activity Cube is guaranteed to occupy toddlers for hours at a time as they get productive working on the bead maze, colorful abacus, spinning gears, shape sorter, educational board book, and learning clock. In other words, this product is several activity cube styles in one.
Activity cubes familiarize children with cause and effect, improve hand-eye coordination, develop fine motor skills, and promotes creativity. TOYVENTIVs wooden activity cube can be relied on to engage toddlers in math, counting, color, shape, and pattern recognition, as well as letters in a fun interactive manner.
The top and bottom of the cube are detachable, allowing for easy storage or just to encourage kids to focus on a particular activity. This toy’s build looks and feels sturdy, has child-friendly smooth edges, and is painted with water-based non-toxic paint so that parents can be reassured of their child’s safety. This toy passes the US ASTM safety standards. Customers also get an eBook that helps parents further educate children on the lessons developed by this toy.
The Prextex Pack of 2 Cartoon R/C Police Car and Race Car is more than qualified to be your toddler’s very first remote-controlled car. The pack includes a police car and a race car, both with individual remote controllers with different frequencies. The frequency range can go as far as 20 feet as long as there are no walls or other interfering objects or signals. The toys are built with tough durable plastic that survives rough play.
The different frequencies allow siblings and “meddling adults” to race both vehicles at the same time without interfering with each other’s radio signals. This saves you the cost to buy multiple RC cars, and also saves you the headache of impatient siblings waiting their turn to play.
The police car, complete with police siren sounds, and the race car with revving engine sound also come with removable driver action figures. The colorful and easy-grip remote controllers are perfect for small hands and shaped like steering wheels with antennas sticking out of them.
We think it would’ve been nice if you could turn off the sound effects, but we seriously doubt your toddler will mind the colorful flashing lights and fun sounds. Also, there are no left/right turn buttons on the remote controller so kids have to maneuver the cars using 3-point turns.
Sadly, the entire set runs on 10 AA batteries; 3 batteries each for the cars, and 2 batteries each for the remote controllers. And the cars don’t go in reverse either. But for the budget price and multiple units, this toy is still an excellent entry-level RC set for kids.
Magnetic drawing boards provide kids with all the fun of art and learning with none of the chalk and pen messes on clothes and home furniture. The Matesy Kids Magnetic Drawing Board offers children the convenience of a doodle board that also doubles as a table.
This board is made with high-quality and durable ABS plastic that assures a safe and clean toy. Granted, this table is so small you can hardly fit a chair under it, but the small size is perfect for toddlers. The small and lightweight size also makes it easy for kids to play with the board propped over their lap.
All four of the table’s legs are detachable, leaving only the board to be placed on tabletops or other surfaces. The table can also be propped in a slanted position on just two of its four legs. When detached from the legs, the doddle board has a built-in handle and a built-in compartment for the included magnetic drawing pen so it is super-convenient for kids to use the board on the go.
The board’s “screen” is multicolored allowing kids to have fun learning and experimenting with the colors. The board also comes with a circle and flower magnets to inspire your child’s creativity. It’s easy for kids to erase their doodles and make a fresh start although they may have to slide the eraser right and left a couple of times to achieve a perfect wipe. Just make sure the kids do not draw on the board with water-based pens or the ink would be hard to clean.
The TOP BRIGHT brand is a reputable name in the manufacture of educational wooden toys. This TOP BRIGHT Car Ramp toy set comes with 4 wooden cars together with the 5-levels wooden ramp. The ramp features parking garages, a gas station, and a repair shop.
The cars aren’t realistic in appearance, but they do come in a variety of fun colors. The 3 garages at the bottom of the ramp are painted in 3 different colors. This will help children learn color recognition as they try to match each car color to the color of each parking garage. You can even order extra or replacement cars if the kids want more or lose some.
This racing ramp is easy to set up. The cars can “take off” from the 2 parking lots at the top of the ramp. Kids can then gently guide the cars to control the acceleration. This toy is a simple design that helps kids build concentration, hand-eye coordination, logic, and curiosity.
We highly recommend toddlers play with this set under adult supervision since smaller kids often put things in their mouths and the small-sized cars may pose a choking hazard. The plastic is extra-durable with wheels that are sturdy and near impossible to break off.
However, this set has passed the highest U.S. ASTM F 963 toy safety standards. The build materials are high-quality and BPA-free and painted with non-toxic and water-based paint.
Important activities like writing and using cutleries can be difficult for small children. Learning Resources, of Hasbro Inc., is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of hands-on educational toys. The Learning Resources’ Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog is specifically designed to help toddlers and preschoolers build hand muscles and fine motor skills.
The concept is a toy hedgehog with holes on its back that kids have to fill/attach with child-friendly chunky peg-shaped quills. This product is a simple but colorful toy design that makes it easy for beginners to learn counting and color recognition, develop hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Open Spike the hedgehog and easily pack all 12 quills inside it for easy storage and transport.
Adults will have to pry open the hedgehog to store the quills, but the quills are built with thumb grooves that are grip-friendly. Children can arrange the quills in several ways while practicing counting, sorting, and sequencing skills. The pieces are made with easy-to-clean plastic. Toddlers should play with this toy under adult supervision to avoid choking hazards. The package comes with an instruction booklet that suggests 7 different activities for kids, their siblings, and parents to explore.
The LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train is a 23-piece LEGO building set including removable boy, girl, and cat mini-figures for beginners. The mini-figures encourage role-playing which further sparks the imagination. The numbered and labeled bricks help promote scholastic learning and familiarize children with food etiquette.
Toddlers are naturally fascinated by vehicles, and this LEGO train set makes good use of that to introduce them to the fun of counting, numbers, shapes, and colors. This toy sparks imagination and creativity as kids build and rebuild the train’s locomotive and wagons.
The bricks are numbered 0 to 9 for counting lessons and decorated with pictures as story starters. The DUPLO bricks are large, which reduces the risk of choking hazards. The chunky pieces are also child grip-friendly.
LEGO toys engage kids in reward-based manipulative work with the potential to occupy them for hours while they develop gross motor skills, creativity, and more. The toys also promote communication as kids talk about their accomplishments, which also promotes better speech and communication skills. This set is compatible with similar LEGO sets allowing kids to combine them and expand their creativity.
It is undeniable that kids can become emotionally attached to cuddly toys, and that’s because they intuitively believe these toys- even old scraps- possess a unique essence or life force. We all know that kids just love their cuddly animals, but a talking one, let alone a cuddly puppy that reads stories to children, is a nice touch.
We’re highly confident that the LeapFrog Storytime Buddy will end up as your child’s favorite read-aloud toy. An interactive stuffed cuddly puppy that also connects with a child by reading educational stories to them will not only help ease distress and anxiety, but will also educate, entertain, and spark the imagination.
“Buddy” comes with 5 stories you can select by pushing the corresponding button on the puppy’s tag and then listen as the puppy reads the story. Each of the stories explores a different subject, including shapes, opposites, numbers, colors, and emotions. Not only is the puppy adorable, but the stories are also entertaining and creative stories that educate and spark the imagination.
The stories also come in printed formats so that parents and kids can read along with or without the puppy. Buddy also help kids test their memory by asking them questions from the story. We think it’s a good thing that this toy only interacts when it is turned on, which means the cute puppy can just be a cuddly toy when you want it to be just that.
Other than fun stories, the LeapFrog Storytime Buddy also reads bedtime stories and sing soothing lullabies when it’s the child’s bedtime. You can skip the bedtime stories by double-pressing the nighttime button and buddy will skip to a lullaby with his dog tag adjusting to a color-changing nightlight. In bedtime mode, Buddy will automatically shut off after 10 minutes. The toy runs on 2 AA batteries.
When it comes to the best scooters for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners, the Lascoota 2-in-1 Kick Scooter is an easy winner. This scooter literally has everything for every kid from 2 to 8, all the way to the adjustable handlebars and an adjustable seat.
The seat is wide, comfortable, adjustable, and removable. This scooter is an upgraded version that now features an improved screw that makes it super-easy to remove the seat without tools. Smaller kids without sufficient balance to scoot can still enjoy the ride while sitting and pushing the scooter along with their feet. The adjustable handlebar accommodates riders of different heights, and the scooter has the capacity to support weights of up to 110 lbs.
The wide, stable deck’s surface features a non-slip overlay. The deck is low to the ground which further reduces the risk of falls and injury. The scooter is built with aluminum alloy and sturdy stainless-steel parts. These days, a children’s scooter brand can’t compete with the best without a built-in lean-to-steer mechanism – yep, the Lascoota 2-in-1 Kick Scooter has got one too.
Lean-to-steer allows kids to easily make turns by leaning towards the way they wish to go. This technology provides a safe, stable, and more balanced scooter ride. The rider can stop this scooter by stepping on the braking mechanism just above the back wheels. The scooter has 2 wheels in front and 1 in the rear.
All the wheels light up with colorful flashing light as they turn. The PU flashing lights are powered by the spinning wheels, no batteries are required. You also get a helmet in the package so that’s covered. But you can complete your child’s riding gear with high-quality and affordable knee and elbow pads.
Here is another verbal puppy on our list that is worthy of your consideration. But unlike the LeapFrog Storytime Buddy which comes in a cuddly stuffed animal design, the VTech Pull and Sing Puppy is made of easy-to-clean plastic.
This battery-powered read along dog comes in an adorable black and white design that is guaranteed to fascinate toddlers. This interactive puppy is engineered to entertain, educate, and help children develop motor skills. Kids will have to pull the dog’s leash or press the buttons on its side to activate the fun sounds, melodies, songs, and phrases. Kids will also learn about numbers, colors, and parts of the body. A single button on the dog’s back serves as volume control and an on/off switch.
The dog also has a key ring in its mouth for kids to grab and play with. Although the “leash” is a bit small for tiny hands, the buttons and the dog’s body parts like its ears and tail are chunky, making them suitable for tiny hands to grab and manipulate.
The VTech Pull and Sing Puppy comes in a child-friendly black and white design complete with a colorful light-up nose powered by 2 AAA batteries. Plastic wheels installed under its limbs allow children to push the dog around or lead it by the leash. If your child prefers to wheel the dog around instead of “leading it by the leash”, there’s a storage compartment on the dog to tuck in the leash to avoid catching.
Music can contribute to a child’s all-round development, equipping them with the intellectual, emotional, and motor skills they need in their present and future lives. Drums are an excellent tool for self-expression suitable for all genders. The VTech KidiBeats Drum Set is designed to help kids improve their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, color and sound recognition, and more.
This set features a variety of play and learning modes, complete with adjustable audio settings. This drum set certainly fits the toy category which mischievous aunts buy for their niece and nephews to drive the parents crazy. But parents can be reassured that the VTech brand is a reputable household name with a penchant for delivering fantastic educational toys for children.
The set runs on AAA batteries and includes 3 drum pads, 1 cymbal, and 2 drum sticks. But mom and dad shouldn’t fret, the entire set is toddler-sized; measuring a space-saving 12 inches wide and 10 inches high. And you also get to adjust the volume to the level of your choice for sanity’s sake, we know.
More so, the VTech KidiBeats Drum Set packs 4 modes of play—Follow Me, Number Jams, Alphabets, and FreeStyle. The music comes in different styles including rock, dance, and pop. Each of the pads and cymbal produces unique sounds for sensory stimulation and sound recognition. The set offers a background music option that kids can play alongside. The drums and cymbal light-up at each strike.
The Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike is the perfect first trike for boys and girls with a maximum weight of 55 lbs. It’s no secret that kids enjoy bike rides even when it’s a trike with 3 instead of 2 wheels. This trike is sturdy enough for outdoor and indoor enjoyment.
Pedaling around on this Rolex of motorbikes will help kids build their leg muscles, gross motor skills, balance, and coordination. It’s a thing of pride, at least for the parents, when their kids roll around in a trike with an original Harley Davidson emblem emblazoned on the trike’s sides and “gas tank”. This trike is an official Harley Davidson product, and the quality shows in the premium look and sturdy build.
The pedals which are placed on the front wheels may be too far for smaller kids to reach, but kids can still have plenty of health-building fun scooting the trike along with their feet until they are tall enough to reach the pedals. The trike comes in black/orange color with silver easy-grip handlebars. The pedals are large to make turning easy and reduce slipping.
You also get a storage compartment built under the seat so kids can stash their stuff and whatnots. The seat is wide and should provide a comfortable ride for kids of various body types. The trike also has sturdy wide wheels that promotes a more stable indoor and outdoor ride. The downside is that there’s none of the fun sounds and flashing light gizmos normally present in toys built for this age-group. Other than that, this is an excellent beginner ride for any toddler and preschooler.
Kids that are mesmerized by mermaids and fairies will like this Barbie Doll with Outfits and Accessories. The several outfits and accessories make this set feel like several dolls in one. It’s a fine toy to encourage role-playing and spark the imagination as kids explore the various doll costumes.
The set has small parts so adult supervision is recommended to avoid choking hazards. The Barbie Doll with Outfits and Accessories comes with costumes for 3 characters, including a princess, mermaid, and fairy. On top of that, the doll can be customized with over 18 different looks. With the Dreamtopia Candy Kingdom themes, the doll looks gorgeous whether in her pink bodice, long colorful skirt with glitter, matching shoes, and princess tiara. Or in a mermaid outfit complete with a swimsuit top and ombre tail. She also looks stunning in a fairy costume with a bodice, fairy skirt, fantastic fairy shoes, and glittery fairy wings. Plus, all the costumes can be mixed and matched in whatsoever way that children’s imaginations take them.
When daddy gets his big fat Lazboy recliner and mommy gets her nice Tempur-Pedic mattress; don’t deny your toddler his/her Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair. This interactive chair comes with an assortment of controls that activate fun sounds and songs. The chair is painted in bright yellow with a smiley face on the backrest.
Adults may help little kids navigate around this chair’s numerous features, but the buttons and controls are designed to be suitable for tiny hands. This fun chair is guaranteed to be your toddler’s favorite toy. The chair offers plenty of life lessons and developmental skills. All kids have to do is sit or rise from the chair and hear sing-along songs and age-appropriate phrases such as “down”, “up”, etc.
This chair also has an interactive and colorfully illustrated board book attached to the chair’s left armrest. A voice cue or song is activated when kids turn a page on the book. The chair offers 3 “smart stages” levels- 1 to 3- that grows with your child. You can set the learning levels yourself or just enter your child’s age for an automatic level adjustment.
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair will educate and occupy with its more than 50 sing-along songs, tunes, and phrases. The toy also offers lessons on colors, shapes, numbers, counting, and first words. There is a storage compartment that can be accessed by lifting the chair’s seat. Kids hear an “Open” and “Close” voice cue when the lid is flipped up or down. You could say that this is the smartest chair for toddlers, ever.
Toy building blocks have been scientifically proven to help kids build valuable skills such as spatial thinking, social skills, creativity, imagination, logic, and more. One of the highlights of the Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag is the vibrant colors of the block pieces that form artful patterns from simple constructions.
Some customers have the opinion that the blocks could have been designed to attach a little more tightly with each other, but the ease of separation makes using the set frustration-free for children without the help of an adult.
The Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag is packed with 80 pieces of large building blocks, including extended studs and a stackable base with 4 wheels. The block pieces in this kit can be used in combination with other Mega Bloks building sets.
If you are looking for a beginner building/construction set for your child, the Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag is a great choice for fun-filled training on concentration, motor skills, and problem-solving skills.
Now, Let’s Go and Play
The best toys encourage children to interact with the world around them while equipping them with the tools for all-round development. The toys in this list already have a track record you can count on, so go ahead and make your pick with confidence.