Good toys to encourage a two-year-old to play by herself?
August 29, 2012 1:08 PM Subscribe
My daughter's second birthday is coming up. I'd like to see her begin to play more on her own (she has no siblings). What toys or games have occupied your two-year-old in independent play?
I'm thinking about getting her a Leap Frog-type drawing/learning toy, so suggestions for a particular one would be appreciated. (We have an iPad, but I don't let her play with it for very long - it's just too addictive and becomes the only thing she wants to do). I also want to encourage her to play 'pretend' (we bought her a doctor costume with stethoscope, etc., she has baby dolls and a toy stroller).
Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.
**Also, I realize she's a bit young to be expected to play alone for long at this age. I just want to see if I can begin to encourage it.