20 Brain Development Activities For 2 Year Olds

Did you ever think that your two year old would out smart you?

They learn so much on a daily basis and while it can be so much fun to simply watch a child’s development, there are cognitive activities that can be done with our children to enhance their growth. 

There are everyday activities that we can do with our 2 year olds to spark development in a toddler’s brain that can help these early years to be really formative and meet developmental milestones.

Speak To/Interact With Your Child Whenever Possible

Communication skills are very important at this age. You can help foster language skills and new words for your child when you talk to them as much as you can.

The Enchanted Hour, a great research based book about reading to your kids, mentions that even reading just 2 books a day to your child can help their development.


Play Games

Games are a great way to promote thinking, learning AND problem-solving! Matching games, mind games, board games, or counting games are a few ideas to get you started.

I love this one! Music is one of the best activities to promote healthy brains and learning. They can watch your facial expressions while you sing and work on memorization.


Nursery rhymes like the Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Five Little Monkeys or Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes are great ways to get your child moving AND learning at the same time.

Do Movement Songs

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