As a former preschool teacher and lover of all things educational I am happy to share several great gifts for 4 year olds. It is so important to have good quality, open ended toys and I’m sure you’ll find things here your children will love.
The Best Gifts for 4 Year Olds
We’ve had 4 different easels over the years with our kids and the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel can stand the test of time. It’s sturdy and works great.
These peg board sets are great! You can use them with your child for sorting, color recognition, patterning, learning basic math skills such as counting, adding, subtraction and graphing. Plus they love to stack the pegs.
Magformers are totally awesome and keep the kids busy for hours. There are so many sets that are great. I would start collecting today.
Get the children playing outside with this Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick Scooter.
A good set of building blocks is always important for open ended play. This set of Melissa & Doug Unit Blocks is a great price for a good quality block set. We are also huge fans of Guidecraft Blocks.
Kids this age love to get in the kitchen and help, so why not start them out with their own kitchen tools. Your child will love this Curious Chef Kids 6-Piece Fruit and Veggie Prep Kit or this best selling 11-Piece Girl’s/Boy’s Chef Kit.
All kids are fascinated by Science. Children as young as 2 can enjoy exploring the world with Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope. This Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden is also a winner.
Light Tables are really cool. They are a little pricey, but last for years and the kids love them. The 2 favorite picks are the Whitney Brothers Light Table and the Jonti-Craft Wooden Activity Table. I’ve also seen some really cool DIY versions.
We absolutely love Little Passports. You can see how much fun we have had by checking out A Global Adventure for Preschoolers and Geography for Toddlers & Preschoolers with Early Explorers.