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!
Zoob 250 piece set
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Pattern Play Block Puzzle
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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 toys from Kaplan Early Learning Company. I had to share. My preschool boys LOVE these toys! They play with them everyday and are so creative! I just ordered more.
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!
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! I must have some washi tape!
fantastic for the art center - i see a purchase in my future!
tape for book covers
Discount School Supply - Printed Craft Tape - Set of 10 Rolls
Popular Playthings Playstix, 150 Pieces by Popular Playthings
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Playstix 150 piece Building Set by Gifts and Gadgets Online. $24.95. Warning - Choking Hazard - Small Parts. Not for child. Welcome to Playstix! The toy that allows you to build the ordinary and inspires you to build the extraordinary. Are you ready for some building fun? The 150 piece set of Playstix allows you to build a wide variety of models right out of the box, without the need for any additional or specialized parts. And, our Idea Booklet illustrates fun thing...
Popular Playthings Playstix, 150 Pieces by Popular Playthings. $26.00. Idea Booklet with instructions and examples of models to build. Think it and build it. Are you ready for some building fun. 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 ...
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 and Doug Alphabet Stamp Set - cmas gift idea for A
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Stamp Bundle: Alphabet, Friendship, and Animal Sets by Melissa and Doug. $29.99. Melissa and Doug Animal Stamp Set. Deluxe Alphabet Friendship Stamp Set. Deluxe 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! Sets ...
Rollo de papel para pintar sin parar.
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For a kids' table? —MÅLA Drawing paper roll IKEA
Mala Drawing Paper Roll IKEA $4.99 18.5"x30m
MÅLA Drawing paper roll IKEA (for kids paper roll holder)
$4.99 Ikea Drawing Paper Roll
Soporte para rollo de papel de pintar.
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for kid crafts
$7.55 MÅLA Tabletop paper holder IKEA Tabletop holder for paper roll, pens and paints. Place on a level surface.
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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Ikea Mala Easel #Kids #Art, just add clip at top for painting and drawing
Ikea Mala Easel .. Such a good idea to stain the wood and use as a sign for the wedding!! Perfect for directions to venue! Tw
Children's Toys - IKEA MALA easel (14.99)
Ikea Mala Easel -- play room
Kids' Playroom Perfect For A Little Artist
MÅLA Easel IKEA Folds flat. Saves space when not in #kid toy| http://baby-and-kids-toys-and-products-72.blogspot.com
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
1/2" Colored Masking Tape - Set of 10•10 colors: black, blue, green, light blue, lime green, orange, pink, red, white and yellow •Each roll is 60 yards long 25.00
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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King Red (Ostheimer) - The Wooden Wagon
#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.
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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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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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Playsilk Royal Blue by Sarah's Silks. $14.50. 35" x 35". Packaged in a lively paper wrapper that gives ideas for play.. Available in 18 vibrant solid colors, plus rainbow and night sky.. Dyed with non-toxic dyes. Light flowing silk, hand hemmed. Playsilks are a basic ingredient for children's imaginative play. Silks can be used to create elaborate costumes, build forts, create landscapes and water for boats and animals, and much more.
Play Silks. Simple pieces of hemmed fabric will be used for dress up (capes, aprons, dresses...), to make houses draped over tables or chairs, or simply laid on the floor as beds, gardens or whatever they are pretending at any given time.
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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Melissa & Doug Wooden Family Doll Set From Melissa & Doug List Price: $19.99 Price: $15.10 See Now! Ellen's Cassette and Video Corner
Doll house family
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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Maxim designed by you dollhouse, Toysrus
KK - buy from Toys R Us for free shipping! Amazon.com: Maxim Designed by You Dollhouse with Furniture: Toys & Games
Maxim Design By You Doll House and Furniture « Blast Groceries
Wooden Dollhouse Designed by You with furniture
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Maxim Budget Dollhouse 54114
Animal Sets. Good size for block play and good quality. Safari has other sets of this size (ocean, farm...).