If you’re looking for the perfect toys for twin toddlers or young siblings, always consider ways to promote a sharing mentality. Twin toddlers don’t always like to share their toys, and 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 learn and play together. Give parents a break and make their life easier by choosing toys that promote good behavior. Sharing literally is caring when it comes to twins!
How to Shop Toys for Twin Toddlers and Young Siblings:
Whether you’re buying one present between them, or a present each, twins will always want to play with 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;
- 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?
The Best Toys for Twin Toddlers and Young Siblings:
The selection below varies in price range from under $10 to $100+. From small bath toys to large scale pop up tents, you will be sure to find the perfect gift for two lucky twins! Although this post is aimed at twin toddlers, many of the items are perfect for older ages and therefore work great for kids with slightly older siblings too.
Toys for Twin Gross Motor Skills:
Once mobile, toddlers are full on energy! Give them something they can chase each other through, play sport with or jump about on and you’re sure to be on to a winner!
It’s big but it’s awesome. 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 and they love chasing each other though 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!
Play tents make a fantastic gift for twins. For more tents, check out my post: Top 10 Picks for Indoor Play Tents!
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! One Amazon reviewer says her two young children love the Learn & Groove Mat “because sharing is out of the question for them.” The twin mom struggle is real.
Shooting hoops is always fun when you have a playmate. Luckily, the Little Tikes Basketball set comes with multiple balls… mine fight over balls all the time!
Toys Already Sold in Pairs
Some toys are already offered in pairs, offering immediate coordination and a little money saving along the way!
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!
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 love to play with babies… dolls are not just for girls! Either way, this cute set offers lots of accessories which makes it great value and sure to please.
One digger, one dump truck. The perfect combo for some shared time in the sandbox! These John Deere Sandbox Trucks will also be a hit with little ones. Timeless classics!
These drawing/writing tablets are not electronic screens, they are magnet drawing devices and are the most amazing value for money. All three of my kids have played with these for years, from scribbling as toddlers so playing tic-tac-toe as 6-year-olds. They are suggested for 3yrs and up but I suspect most 2 yr-olds would love them too. For under $10 it’s a steal!
Role Play Toys & Dress Up
My boys play best together when they are in role-play mode. Whether it’s cooking each other lunch, playing doctor or going grocery shopping, they always have the best time. I’m a big believer that kids learn everything from this kind of play, it’s so important!
The only thing you have to be careful with when it comes to role play roles is… make sure there are two separate roles to play. With this dress up set, there are four costumes to pick from, and the doctor and surgeon outfits make for a great game together!
If you are looking for some creative ideas for Halloween dress-up, head over to my post for coordinated costumes for twins.
Restaurant/food truck set ups work great, because there are two sides, one for the customer and one for the server. This set looks sturdy and great for little ones and I feel like both sides would enjoy!
A fabulous toy for role play but also really educational if you want to use it for sorting colors! The Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Set is a win win!
Both kids can be the vet at once with this Melissa & Doug Examine Set because there are two little animals to treat and plenty of bits and bobs to go with. Plus, this would double as a great doctor/patient kit.
Bath Toys for Twins
I don’t know why, but my twin boys share toys better in the bath. Is it the toys themselves of the bath environment? I have no idea. But I do that all toddlers love bath toys!
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.
With plenty of cups to share, this adorable set of stacking bath cups will allow plenty of bath time fun. Mine do enjoy pouring water over each others’ head which has varying responses, ha!
CocoMelon…You know they love it! This cute set of baby shark toys is perfect for a bath time sing along!
Activity Centers & Tables
My boys love bead mazes! We have a smaller bead maze which is great for individual play occasionally Arthur decides he wants it to himself and tips the whole thing over. The Manhattan Toy Activity Center is bigger and more solid. Great for two kids at once.
If your twins are just starting to stand and are 1-2yrs, this Fisher-Price Learning Table is perfect! My boys really enjoyed pulling themselves up and pressing all the buttons.
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.
From water to sand, I am loving this adorable Dino sand table! My boys would go crazy for this one for sure!
It’s a classic and still going strong… long live the Fisher Price ramp. Who doesn’t love to run cars down ramps? This one is perfect for two kids to play together because it has too ramps!
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!
Creative & Fine Motor Skill Toys
This type of toy will always be my favorite. They last for a much wider age group, are educational, and fun for adults to play along with too!
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 starting being able to use play doh molds at around 2.5yrs, and and their 9yr-old sister can’t resist but to play with it too! There are two of each cone and sundae dish and multiple colors of playdoh so this set is perfect for sharing.
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 haven’t perfected their building skills 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.
It’s worth mentioning that even my 9yr-old absolutely loves these, so if you’re looking for a toy that lasts years, this one is a win!
This one was picked by my nine-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. This is a nice big set for the money and comes with multiple pens so both Twins can doodle at the same time.
Wooden Jigsaw puzzle sets always make a good gift and this simple colorful puzzle set is beautiful! With four puzzles, the little ones can rotate and share with ease.
My boys have this bucket of dinosaurs and honestly, it’s the best value for money! I bought it for their second birthday for them to share and at 3.5yrs they still play great together with it. It also goes great if you have a train set like the one below!
I’ve always loved Brio because it’s timeless and lasts a lifetime. This Brio Starter Set keeps things simple for the younger ones and can be adding to as they grow. We love turning our railway into a Jurassic Park style Dino world with the little Dinos in the box shown above!
We also have some awesome personalized letter trains which we were given by the Twins auntie. I feature them in my post on personalized kids decor from Etsy… so many awesome gifts there, do check it out!
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!