Terrible? We call the twos terrific. Here, the toys that will keep her busy—and that experts say will boost her brainpower too.
Why he'll love it: Toddlers are natural mimics, so let him cook dinner while you do too.
Why experts love it: "A kitchen enables kids to learn more about the world around them through acting out roles, encouraging them to be creative," says Joyce Nuner, Ph.D., assistant professor of child development and family studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Our pick: This 25-piece kitchen accessory set has all the bells and whistles—the stove even features fun lights and cooking sounds.