Twin toddlers don’t always like to share their toys… it’s a steep learning curve for all involved. The moment my boys turned one they began to fight over toys, and I now choose their toys carefully to help them learned o play together. If you’re looking for perfect toys for twin toddlers or young siblings always consider whether they are going to promote sharing or encourage fighting.
Give Mom a break and make her life easier!
How to shop toys for twin toddlers and young siblings:
Whether you’re buying one present for them to officially share or a present each, twins and siblings will want the other ones toy, so you have a few options:
- Buy two of everything and watch them fight over one of them anyway;
- Assign them each their own toys and optimistically try to teach them about sharing and being kind to each other;
- Separate them;
- Just let them work it out between them… they’ll soon learn and respect which one is more ‘Thug-Life‘.
- Buy toys they can use to play together. No fighting, it’s actually MORE fun to get along and share.
I would recommend the latter choice. Buy toys for twin toddlers that encourage sharing and interactive play. Those are best toys anyway aren’t they?
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12 Awesome Toys for Twin Toddlers and Young Siblings:
It’s massive… I hear you. But it’s awesome, and they’ll love it. It does break down into pieces too, so you don’t have to have the whole thing out at once if you want to still access the rest of your house. My twin boys have a similar set up from IKEA which you buy in separate pieces and they absolutely love it! They love chasing each other though it… even the cat likes it. Not everyone has an IKEA at hand, so if Amazon is your thing I’m certain the Kiddey Children’s Dual Play Tent will be a hit!
What’s more fun than driving a remote control car? Having another driver to race against! This little two-pack of toy cars and remotes comes ready for a mini police chase… too cute!
I was given foam bath letters when my daughter was little and they were such a fantastic tool for teaching her the alphabet and how to read. The Twins now have the same, and they’ve been perfect for our speech therapy homework. They absolutely love them and there is plenty to share between the two of them.
It’s a timeless classic… everyone loves Duplo. I would recommend a big box of classic blocks over a fancy school bus or the like. My boys have my daughter’s hand-me-down Duplo airplane and they fight over the crate of bananas and the propellers, apparently they’re the best bits. However, they also have a LEGO DUPLO My First Deluxe Box of Fun and even at age one, they love just carrying the blocks around and smashing down towers built by their big sister. There’s plenty of blocks to go around, no arguments.
My boys are really enjoying their smaller bead maze at the moment. They play together with it well because there are multiple bead runs to interact with. The only trouble is, occasionally Arthur decides he wants it to himself and tips the whole thing over. They stand together very well at their Fisher-Price Learning Table but as they get older they are now less interested in the sounds and buttons. The Anatex Deluxe Mini Play Cube would, however, prevent the bead maze sabotage and work well for a wide age range. Plus it’s wooden and a bit retro, gotta love that.
It’s a classic and still going strong… long live the Fisher Price ramp. Who doesn’t love to run cars down ramps? And don’t even go there if you’re going to tell me this is a boy’s toy. My brother is five years younger than me (to confirm: I am a girl) and I remember playing together with something very similar.
My boys have this one, it’s a little fiddly to put together but once finished it flips from a low level wider ramp for sitting height and a high, standing level tower. We swap it over every now and again and the novelty starts all over again!
I have seen kids play together with something similar in an indoor play park. They love giggling over the sounds together – it is definitely more fun with two! The trouble I would have is my six year old would love it too and I’m not sure there’s space for three! One Amazon reviewer says her two young children love the Learn & Groove Mat “because sharing is out of the question for them.” You see? The struggle is real and you are not alone.
In case you’re in the market for some summer fun, check out the Finding Dory Swim & Swirl Table. Water play is one of those activities that is more fun when you have someone to splash, and there’s plenty of space to move around it without getting in each other’s way. And who doesn’t love finding Dory?
Walkie talkies are no fun without a buddy at the other end! Twins will have so much fun with these simple walkies… these are definitely going on my birthday list for my boys!
My boys are little young for using Play-doh molds, but I’m including Cookout Creations because… well I want a go! It looks so much fun, and creating the perfect BBQ together should keep them busy for some time. There are plenty of different molds to allow sharing, and the set comes with one burger bun and one hot dog bun. As long as your siblings can agree to swap every now and again things should run smoothly.
These magnet tiles are so much fun, parents won’t be able to resist getting involved! They are aimed at 2yrs+ but even at 18 months, my boys loved playing with them (even if they don’t have the skills to build yet). I’ve featured the bigger set to make sure there’s plenty to go round, but Magna-tile do a smaller set if you want to keep the budget down.
This one was picked by my six year old. She thinks it is the perfect present for her twin brothers, and I’m sure the choice has nothing to do with the fact she is desperate to have a go herself. Do note that Aquadoodle make the Classic Mat and the Classic Mat with BONUS Pen. If buying toys for twin toddlers… make sure you get the bonus pen!
So there you have it… unisex toys for twin toddlers, young siblings, or just about any kid that likes to have company! And in case you’re looking for some twin cuteness… here’s a short video of the boys hanging out in their tunnel!