4-5 year old gift guide
A list of age-appropriate toys for the child around four (roughly 3.5 to 4.5yrs). I tried to choose a variety of toys and books, keeping in mind that often children of the same age will be at different developmental stages. Also, this is just a guide with some ideas, each toy is just an example, there are similar ones in other shapes, sizes and materials that are just as age-appropriate. Please note that this list builds on the 3-year-old one. I repeated some items here, but all the pretend play items found on the earlier list are still appropriate and fun for this age group.
4-5 year old gift guide
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ZOOB 250-Piece Set $33.69
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These are the best 3D building toys EVER!!! My sons have enjoyed these for several years now. We can't get enough of these sets in our house. They inspire so much creativity. We like even more than legos!
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I´ll love in differents woods, no painting. I'll put it in the entry frame & I change motifs anytime - (wooden pattern block toy).
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Mobilo. Set of 120 pieces. Great manipulative toy, very engaging and totally open-ended, each child will create completely different structures. Builds small muscles, enhances eye-hand coordination, perfects spatial relations... This is a good starter set, but be aware that it will soon not have enough pieces for all they will want to build.
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Mobilo Large Set (Approx. 120 pieces) by None. $36.97. Snap together building blocks. For children 3 years and up. 120 piece set. 3 years & up. Shapes snap together securely, but with minimum effort, so children can easily explore, develop imagination, and improve fine motor skills. 120 piece set. Ships in plastic bag.. Save 16% Off!
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Mobilo® Large Set (Approx. 120 pieces)
A nice large set of pattern blocks minus the pattern cards which I feel only frustrate young children and limit the possibilities of what they can create (although they can be a spring board for some children). On their own, pattern blocks can be used by each child at their own level to create endless patterns.
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Printed Craft Tape - Set of 10 Rolls They can't get enough tape at this age
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discount school supply has "washi" tape!
Popular Playthings Playstix, 150 Pieces by Popular Playthings
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Popular Playthings Playstix, 150 Pieces by Popular Playthings. $26.00. Idea Booklet with instructions and examples of models to build. Are you ready for some building fun. Think it and build it. From the Manufacturer The toy that allows you to build the ordinary and inspires you to build the extraordinary. Playstix allows you to build a wide variety of models right out of the box, without the need for any additional or specialized parts. Our Idea Booklet i...
Alphabet Stamp Set. When the interest in print kicks in, stamps are a fun toy and a simple way to become familiar with the shapes of the letters.
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Melissa & Doug Alphabet Stamp Set - Write messages with this beautifully organized wooden alphabet stamp set.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Stamp Bundle: Alphabet, Friendship, and Animal Sets by Melissa and Doug. $29.99. Deluxe Stamp Set. Melissa and Doug Animal Stamp Set. Deluxe Alphabet Friendship Stamp Set. The Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set by Melissa & Doug helps teach capital and lowercase letter recognition and basic colors, and encourages beginning spelling and fine motor skills. Mix and match these detailed, wooden stamps to create hundreds of beautiful scenes and more! Set...
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MÅLA Drawing paper roll IKEA. Next time I'm up by Ikea i want to pick up a roll. It's only 4.99 for almost 100 ft. The article I found it in said you could let your kids color/paint on it and roll it up. Later open it up and cut out sections and use for fun wrapping paper or gift tags, etc. How fun!
Rollo de papel para pintar sin parar.
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MÅLA Drawing paper roll IKEA. Next time I'm up by Ikea i want to pick up a roll. It's only 4.99 for almost 100 ft. The article I found it in said you could let your kids color/paint on it and roll it up. Later open it up and cut out sections and use for fun wrapping paper or gift tags, etc.
Soporte para rollo de papel de pintar.
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for kid crafts
MÅLA Almacenaje pinturas/lápices colores - IKEA
This has a permanent place in our kitchen. Chalk board one side. White board on the other side. You can buy dry erase crayons from crayola. they work well on it. It can fold flat. It has a dowel that holds a roll of paper. Has a shelf for supplies too. For $14.99 it's dirt cheap compared to other easels. Store only.
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Colored masking tape. 4-year-olds use them all the time for tons of creative projects.
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colored tape... I have to try this
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Ostheimer wooden figures. Great for the blocks, for the Nativity, by themselves... A little animal collection will be much used, for example.
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#nativity #creche Nativity Set : We are not Christian, but celebrate Christmas, as the birth of Jesus is part of the whole winter holiday season, and I grew up with Christmas in my cultural history. I want Owen to be exposed to the idea at home.
Wooden road set. My students can't get enough of these, if given enough pieces, the roads can take over the classroom.
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The Plan Toys - Plan City Road System Deluxe includes tracks, cars, lights and trees. Pave the way to building fun with this delightful deluxe roadway building system. Wood pieces connect easily with wooden joints enabling little ones to design and build their own city. Spark imaginations with 28 track pieces, 2 car pieces, 2 streetlight pieces and 2 tree pieces. **Offer Expired
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More hat ideas for the dress-up trunk
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eco friendly lexa felt crown with adjustable ribbon tie. avail in 22 felt colors. as seen on glo.msn.com & dailycandy.. $6.50, via Etsy.
Princess Hat. Hats of any kind can make a dress-up trunk.
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Play Silks. Simple, hemmed pieces of fabric make good toys.
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Dramatic Play Silk Scarves. Love!
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A trunk filled with pieces of fabric, hats, necklaces and scarves will provide hours of entertainment. There are plenty to be found in thrift stores. Wicker ones are less expensive.
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Storage trunk: I like the natural wood finish, but for me, I might want to paint it
A doll with hair that can be styled and dolls that can be changed is perfect at this age. Boys might be starting to walk away from dolls and will play mostly with the small wooden ones that can be used with block buildings and a dollhouse.
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Small wooden dolls are perfect for block or dollhouse play. If you are purchasing for a dollhouse, just make sure they are the right size to fit.
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Doll house family
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Melissa & Doug wooden doll set for M for Christmas
A simple wooden dollhouse will be much played with. Just today I saw a few of my boys in the classroom playing there for 45 minutes with their animals.
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Made of sturdy hardwood, paint is non-toxic and kid safe. Because there are 6 rooms that are modular and can moved, this dollhouse can be configured into multiple configurations so your child can have a new dollhouse each time they play with it. There is a large spacious, open play area for easy access to all 3 levels of the dollhouse. Comes complete and includes furniture for all the rooms and two figures. You can use your imagination and have a different dollhouse every time!
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Animal Sets. Good size for block play and good quality. Safari has other sets of this size (ocean, farm...).