Baby & Toddler

The Best Toys To Keep Your Toddler Busy Indoors

I’ve been meaning to share the toys that have kept our 2.5 year old busy during this pandemic. These are the toys she plays with regularly – they keep her busy and engaged, and most are good for independent play. These single digit temps and what feels like endless snow has had us inside all day, so we’re doing our best to keep things fun. And bonus: almost everything here is $25 or under! 

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Melissa and Doug

Poke-A-Dot Books

My friend sent Margot one of these books and she played with it for 30 minutes, and will sit independently and play with it a few times a week.
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Melissa & Doug

Poke-A-Dot Number Cards

Since she loved the books so much, I decieed to buy the flash cards. She loves them and is starting to learn letter sounds.
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Duplo

Minnie Mouse Legos

At 2.5, we're just getting into Duplo and the character sets are the best. She will play with these independently for a while.
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Fingerlings

Interactive Monkey

This thing is a little (very) annoying but the amount of joy it brings is worth it.
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Usborne

Big Book of Colors

This book is great for learning different shades of colors and we use it to play I spy.
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Usborne

1000 Things Under The Sea

Margot loves this series of 1000 things and like to learn new types of food, fish, etc.
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Usborne

Sticker Book

These sticker books are so much fun, but at 2.5, Margot does need a little help.
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Melissa & Doug

Reusable Sticker Pad Bundle

These are awesome and the stickers will also stick to glass! Great for independent play! Just peel the sheet around the stickers off and the stickers are easy for little hands to remove.
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Colorforms

Hello Kitty Bakery

This 3D set is adorable and includes stand-up figurines  - great for independent play.
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Busy Book

A wonderful learning tool. Learn colors, numbers, shapes, letters, and seasons.
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Maileg

Mouse in Matchbox

We love our Maileg mice.
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Maileg

Cake Set (for Mice)

I thought this was a full-size tea set but it's a tea set for mice. Still so sweet, and one of Margot's favorite toys. I bring it any time we go to the hospital and we have mini tea parties.
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Wooden Play Food

She loves any and all wooden play food.
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Melissa and Doug

Ice Cream Counter

This toy has been a favorite for maybe a year now and gets used a few times a week. I can't recommend it enough.
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Melissa & Doug

Vet Play Set

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Sago Mini

Puzzle Road Mat

Another toy she plays with a few times a week. It has characters from her favorite iPad game (Sago Mini World).
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Magna Tiles

Magnetic Building Tiles

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Peppa Pig

Magnetic Dress Up Dolls

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Do A Dot

Paint Markers

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Do A Dot

Coloring Book

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Figurines

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Glopals

Light Up Bath Toys

If you struggle with bath time, this toy will help end the fight to take a bath. I've never seen anything like these!
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Apple Round

Bouncy Ride-On Cow

We needed some PT and this toy has helped a lot with jumping.
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Little Tikes

Trampoline

Help toddlers get their energy out when it's too cold to play outside. Also great for PT.
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