last updated 13 Nov 2021
Recommendations from Friends:

Play Kits for Preschoolers | KiwiCo
Melissa & Doug: #1 Preschool Brand For Wooden Toys
Plan Toys - PlanToys Kitchen set
Exploratorium Store
Discovery Toys
Magformers Magnetic Toys (cheaper at COSTCO)
Duplo Blocks or Bricks by Lego


Books and Magazines:
Kids Magazines
Links:
The 10 Best Educational Toys For A 2 Year Old Reviewed
Best 2-year old Learning Toys

Stores:
Learning Express Toys - Roseville - 2030 Douglas Blvd. Roseville
  Also at 1099 S Bascom Ave, San Jose
  Also at 3568 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA
Lakeshore Learning Store - Roseville - 1850 Douglas Blvd. Roseville

Activities:
STEM & Educational Activities For Kids | Raising Dragons