Riding toys for 2-year-olds encourage the development of many gross motor skills, including balance, coordination, and spacial awareness. Such toys also provide an opportunity for exercise, exploration, and independent play. Keep in mind that children do no all develop their gross motor skills at the same rate, and that’s okay. We selected toys that are rated 2 and up—that can be played with for years to come. Still, consider the age and skills of each child when selecting an appropriate toy. You also take a look at our recommended riding toys for 1-year-olds some of which could also work for 2-year-olds.
Riding toys promote independence in 2-year-olds. Children at this age can learn to get on and off the toy by themselves. Most of the time riding toys are pushed or steered by the child, giving control to the toddler. As your toddler starts to become more independent, always keep safety in mind. Supervise your child while riding. Encourage them to wear a helmet and stay out of the street. Good safety habits start young.
1. Little Tikes Cozy Coup
The Cozy Coup by Little Tikes is an American classic. Toddlers love the Coupe’s elegant design and easy maneuverability. Perfect indoors or out, the Cozy Coupe encourages active play, imagination, and the development of gross motor skills. This classic toy has been found in homes For over 30 years this. Kids love being behind the wheel while adults love the durability. The Cozy Coup is adjustable from an adult-push riding toy to a kid-powered toy. With the floorboard is in place, little feet are protected and an adult can bush via the handle on the back. Take the floorboard our, and you’ve got a kid-powered riding toy.
2. Farm Hoppers White Cow
The White Cow by Farm Hoppers is a toy that 2-year-olds can ride and bounce on. Just grab onto the horns and start hopping! This cow is soft, bouncy and just the right size for little farmers to ride on. Great for playrooms, preschools, and school gyms. Farm Hoppers even has other animals available to fill up the whole farm. The Farm Hoppers come with pumps for easy inflation.
3. Power Wheels Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Lil Quad
The Power Wheels Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Lil Quad is designed for the very littlest riders with cool PAW Patrol colors and graphics and toddler-friendly features. This riding toy has strong, wide tires that perform on hard surfaces and grass. The sturdy low-rider base makes it easy for toddlers to get on and off all by themselves, and the footrests make the ride comfortable. The maximum cruising speed is 2 miles per hour – fast enough to be fun, but slow enough for safety. And to keep it simple, it only goes forward. Kids are cruising on their own with the push of a button. This promotes independent, imaginative, and explorative play.
4. Step2 Neighborhood Wagon
Ready to move past the stroller? The Neighborhood Wagon by Step2 takes two kids for a ride indoors and out. This wagon has plenty of features to keep little riders comfortable and safe. This adult-push riding toy includes two contoured seats, drink holders, seat belts, and foot wells. The handle also folds nicely underneath to make storage more convenient. The large plastic wheels have tread for traction and smooth rolling for a comfortable ride.
5. Moluk Bilibo
Bilibo by Moluk is an award-winning toy designed in Switzerland. Bilibo is unlike the other riding toys for 2-year-olds on the market today. Children find all sorts of creative ways to play with their toys. Has your child ever been more interested in the box than the toy inside? This simple and elegantly designed shell has no specific way to play. Bilibo can become anything—just add a little imagination. Bilibo is made of high-density polyethylene. It is shock-resistant, weather-proof, food-safe, and recyclable.
6. Step2 Turbo Coupe
The Turbo Coup by Step2 converts from a adult-push to a kid-powered vehicle. 360-degree wheels assist with easy turning. The hard canopy top features a built-in handle so parents can push little ones around town. Floorboard comes out so kids can push themselves. Quiet wheels offer a smooth ride around the block.
7. Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike
Children can learn to balance on two wheels without the distractions of pedals or training wheels. The 12 Sport Balance Bike by Strider makes an excellent first bike for little ones. The adjustable seat and handlebars mean this bike can grow with your 2-year-old until age 4 or 5. The Sport has a durable steel frame and puncture-proof tires. The mini-grips are easy for small hands to grip and control. The low seat means even the smallest children can start riding.
8. Radio Flyer My First Big Flyer
My First Big Flyer by Radio Flyer is a tricycle featuring an oversized front wheel. The traction tread hugs the road and prevents slipping and sliding. Watch your two-year-old take off in the comfortable, low-back seat while gripping the sturdy plastic hand grips. The seat is adjustable to grow with your child.
9. Schylling Scuttlebug- $40
The pedal-free Scuttlebug trike goes indoors and out. Toddlers will love buzzing around on these portable, lightweight tricycles. The Scuttlebug folds up for easy carry and storage. The pedal-free design is great for first-time riders. This riding toy for 2-year-olds builds muscles, confidence, and coordination.
10. Chillafish BMXIE-RS
The BMXIE-RS by Chillafish is a balance bike with the look and feel of a real bike. It sports a fiberglass reinforced frame and handlebars. The airless are made of real rubber, but never need to be pumped. The middle section twists to adjust seat hight. There is a removable footrest to make it feel more like a pedal bike. The whole thing comes with decals and a number plate to make a unique, cool BMX-style bike.
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