Having a 4-year-old child around is a fun period! This is a time when they start to actually play with toys and share them with their friends. A time when they soak in new knowledge like little sponges! It’s always exciting seeing how much they learned and how their views change month after month!
We gathered here 10 awesome toys educational toys for 4-year-olds that will help little preschoolers learn many different skills and keep their interest. Either as everyday toys, birthday presents or Christmas gifts, these toys will surely be loved and used a LOT! As always, we recommend toys that are gender neutral and can be used by both boys and girls! Enjoy the play!
#1 – LEGO Education DUPLO World People Set
A delightful set of 16 DUPLO Multicultural People. The set includes a parent and child and a variety of male and female figures, which represent different families from all around the world. The set is ideal for up to 4 children to role play with to explore relationships and cultural and generational differences, that make up the world that we all live in.
Are you looking for a tool to help to teach your 4-year-old to tell the time? This cool All About Today Calendar Board is full of brightly colored slide bars and clock hands to allow your child to get hands-on and learn about how to tell the time, as well as working on weather, months of the year and seasons.
#3- Primary Bucket Balance
Sturdy and compact, this Bucket Balance is a great way to introduce basic measurement concepts to your 4-year-old. You can place both solid and liquids into the two clear buckets to make direct comparisons. Includes a handy built-in drawer for easy storage of the weights.
#4- Camelot Jr.
Camlot Jr. is a fun game for your child to play on their own. They must solve the puzzles to build a bridge which connects the prince with the princess. Challenges get progressively harder to encourage your child to build on their logic and spacial reasoning skills as they play.
#5 – My First Super Science Kit
Engage your budding scientist in lots of fun experiments with My First Super Science Kit. Includes a giant magnifier ideal for examining insects and other objects, learn how electricity works, grow a giant crystal ball and make your own snow.
#6 – Whitney Brothers Light Table
This best-selling Light Table would make an excellent addition to any home or preschool environment. It is big enough for several children to stand around it at the same time. Switch the lights on and you are ready to go with some illuminating learning on top of the table. It is perfect for placing different colored shapes, numbers, and letters on which can permeate the light.
#7 – Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set
There is so much potential for fun and learning with these classic Magna Tiles. This set includes 100 different sized squares and triangles, which can be used to build flat or 3D designs. A real investment piece which will grow with your child, as they attempt more and more complex structures as they get older.
#8 – Melissa & Doug See & Spell
A good quality wooden game to work on 3 and 4 letter word spellings with your 4-year-old. Melissa & Doug See & Spell includes 16 spelling boards and wooden letters to make up the corresponding words in a fun and engaging way.
#9 – Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters
Each of these 26 cans of Alphabet Soup includes 1 upper case and lowercase letter card and 5 objects cards relating to the letter. A fun way to engage your child in learning the alphabet including letter sounds and recognition of letter shapes, as well as working on building early vocabulary.
#10 – Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks for the Beginner Reader
These Montessori Reading Blocks are a useful tool to support your child as they begin reading. They will grow in confidence as they twist and turn the blocks to make and read 80 different phonetic words. Works on all 5 vowel sounds, plus 13 different consonants.
Other toys perfect for your 4-year-old boys and girls:
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Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.