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BEST TOYS FOR 4-YEAR OLDS

Four to Go!

1 for the Money,

     2 for the Show,

          3 to Get Ready, &

 

When did they get so big?

Strollers and baby gyms have gone the way of bikes, games, and art projects.

Life is getting even more colorful. We can't wait to see what's next!

 

Little Red Riding Hood

Smart Games

Why We Love It

Use puzzle pieces to build Little Red Riding Hood a path to Grandma's house. Second level of play incorporates the Big Bad Wolf. Builds spatial reasoning and problem solving skills.

Space Voyage Craft

Hape

Why We Love It 

Wooden craft project with 6 colors to paint a rocket and submarine that double as picture frames. Builds creativity and fine motor skills.

 Caterpillar Lacing Cards

Chronicle Books

Why We Love It 

Colorful, durable lacing cards featuring favorite Eric Carle designs help littles build dexterity and focus. Cards are reusable. 

WOOM 3 Bicycle

WOOM

Why We Love It

Comes with a hefty price tag, but WOOM fans can't get enough of this bike. High quality, extremely lightweight, and a low center of gravity for easy balancing.

Maze-O Maze Maker

Maze-O

Why We Love It 

Littles construct mazes (and build creativity and spatial reasoning) with this awesome set. Follow the designs on the activity cards or create your own.

Hisss

Gamewright

Why We Love It 

Draw cards and match colors to complete the most snakes. Boosts matching, spatial logic, and turn-taking. Great first game.

Color-a-Cape

Great Pretenders

Why We Love It 

A great art project that leads to dramatic play. Plus it's washable, so kids can color it again and again!

Stegosaurus Mosaic

Hape

Why We Love It 

Use colorful wooden circles to create an adorable dinosaur. Excellent rainy day craft. Builds eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.

First Science Kit

Thames & Kosmos

Why We Love It 

Let's get to the lab! Follow one of the 10 activity cards or use the tools for open-ended scientific exploration. Includes information for caregivers (and a handy storage case!).

Adventure Treasure Ship

Epoch

Why We Love It 

The Calico Critters are off to sea! Kids' imaginations set sail on this adventure. Ship includes slide, climbing rope ladder, and other accessories. Make sure to add critters!

Magna-Tiles Deluxe Set

Valtech

Why We Love It 

These sturdy magnetized pieces inspire open-ended creative play. Excellent for shape recognition and motor skills. Deluxe set includes a car, door, doorframe, and arch. 

2-Sided Puzzle with Markers

Kidwerkz

Why We Love It 

Sweet completed puzzle on one side, blank puzzle for kiddos to color on the other. Also includes seek-and-find items. Boosts creativity and problem solving. 

Hoot Owl Hoot!

Peaceable Kingdom

Why We Love It 

A cooperative matching game. Little ones help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up. Promotes turn taking and teamwork. Two levels of play.

Pop-Up Dollhouse

The Met

Why We Love It 

Hardcover book opens up into a two-story, eight-room dollhouse, complete with furniture and play figures to fuel little imaginations. Easy to transport.

Robots Magnetic Wooden Blocks

Tegu

Why We Love It 

High quality magnetic wooden blocks. This comical monster duo inspires building and open-ended creative play. Builds fine motor skills. Pieces work with other Tegu sets.

Blocks Rock!

Blocks Rock!

Why We Love It 

Kids race one another to re-create a block structure. Great exercise in spatial reasoning and mental rotation.

Ogodisk Mezo Set

OgoSport

Why We Love It 

Outdoor fun with hand-held ball trampolines. Large target area plus thin handle for little hands. Great for active play and gross motor skills. Try with water balloons!

Melody Doll and Book

American Girl

Why We Love It 

Beautiful American Girl doll along with the first paperback book in her series. Story set in 1960s Detroit in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement.

Make-a-Cake Mixer Set

Melissa & Doug

Why We Love It 

Cute mixer comes with recipe and ingredients. Items are primarily wood and very durable. Encourages pretend play.

Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs

MindWare

Why We Love It 

Calling all paleontologists! Littles "excavate" a dinosaur from a clay egg using a chisel. Nurture a love for science with this excellent group activity. 12 eggs in the set.

Gears Robot Factory

Learning Resources

Why We Love It 

Engaging gears set. Little engineers get right to work building this play robot factory. Boosts fine motor skills and cause-and-effect comprehension.

Ice Cream Truck Building Set

Lego Juniors

Why We Love It 

Great combination of building and pretend play. With 136 pieces, it's a challenging but not overwhelming build. Includes two figures and cute ice cream products.

Construction Vehicles

Green Toys

Why We Love It 

Sturdy set of vehicles encourages pretend play. Works well for beach or snow. Compact size for easy travel. Multiple kids can join the fun. Made from 100% recycled materials.

Match It!

4 Letter Words

Learning Journey Int'l

Why We Love It 

Self-correcting puzzle introduces littles to spelling and reading with kid-friendly images. Boosts letter recognition.

Let's wrap this up (beautifully).

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Special occasion coming up?

We'll hand-pick a selection of gifts for your one-of-a-kind kiddo.  That way you can focus on the fun.