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If you are looking for some awesome smart toys for preschoolers, here is a list of our favorite recommendations! I hope that you'll find a lot of inspiration on our list!
In the last weeks, I wrote a lot about toys and the importance of choosing smart toys tor young kids. I invited two other moms to help me create a list of awesome smart toys for babies and toddlers and now it’s time for a list of toys for preschoolers.
To be honest, this list as the most difficult to create! There are so many awesome toys for preschoolers and at this age, each child has different preferences when it comes to toys.
So it was a real challenge to only pick 20 toys to include on our list.
Here are the criteria that we followed when choosing these toys:
We only chose high-quality toys (kids don’t need a lot of toys so it’s better to have a few great toys instead of many low-quality ones)
We focused on toys that make learning easy and fun and help kids develop new skills
Also, we tried to include toys that focus on several developmental areas to make sure that you’ll find some good inspiration depending on what your child likes to do more.
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I hope that you’ll like these ideas and that you’ll find here some awesome toys for your kids! At the end, you’ll also find a bonus idea that is our top recommendation for little learners!
This set can keep kids entertained for hours! It stimulated their imagination and creativity and it brings a lot of fun!
This toy teaches kids how to build different vehicles and it allows them to practice their problem-solving skills.
Recommended age: 3 years+
This is an awesome toy for pretend play! It contains a realistic scooper, many ice cream scoops, an ice cream counter, and a reusable menu.
Here is another similar toy that is perfect for pretend play: Melissa & Doug 11-Piece Brew and Serve Wooden Coffee Maker Set – Play Kitchen Accessories.
I like this set a lot because it can be used in many different learning activities! It improves dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills control as kids count, sort and play with the bears.
This camera allows kids to take real photos and it’s a great toy to use during vacations and trips!
This is a wonderful logic game for kids! It contains 48 challenges that combine learning with having fun.
⇒ You can discover more awesome games for young kids here: 12 smart and easy games that will bring fun to young kids.
This activity set develops fine motor skills, hand dexterity, color recognition, and early patterning ability. This is also a great quiet time activity for preschoolers.
This art easel has a magnetic whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other. And it’s perfect for encouraging kids to express their creativity!
10. Melissa & Doug Cutting Food – Play Food Set With 25+ Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces, Knife, and Cutting Board
This play food set is perfect for pretend play and introducing concepts of part and whole. It can also be a nice way to practice cutting skills.
This toy allows kids to develop their coordination and creative thinking skills.
This is an awesome toy for pretend play and can keep kids busy for hours! It encourages kinesthetic development and develops the child’s cognitive skills through role play.
This is a great toy for any child who loves cars! My son used it for more than a year and he enjoyed it a lot!
This is another great toy for car lovers! Each car has a different color and number and the toy encourages kids to practice counting, sorting, and sequencing.
This set develops color recognition and sorting skills. It is also a great way to encourage the child to learn new words during pretend play.
These puzzles offer the perfect opportunity for kids to practice counting and matching.
Recommended age: 4 years+17. Melissa & Doug ABC Picture Boards – Educational Toy With 13 Double-Sided Wooden Boards and 52 Letters
This is a similar set that focuses on the alphabet. It encourages letter, word, and color recognition and it also promotes matching, memory, and fine motor skills.
This set supports STEM skills and brings hours of play. It promotes reasoning and problem-solving.
This activity set is great for teaching kids the alphabet in a playful way. It contains 26 capital letters and an animal picture for each of them.
This is a wonderful role play set and is one of our favorites! It includes a baby doll and accessories and we used it many times for pretend play. The set promotes imagination, communication skills, and creative play.
Bonus idea: An awesome educational subscription for preschoolers
We started our first educational subscription almost a year ago and it was a great decision! My son enjoys every single box and he feels like he receives a new gift every month.
We have the Early Explorers subscription from Little Passports and we love it! Each box contains an activity book, flashlight adventures (Bogdan’s favorites), letters, stickers, and cute souvenirs.
The characters in each box (Mia, Max, and Toby) make learning easy and fun. Bogdan has learned many things about the world by doing all the activities in the boxes.
I hope that you liked these ideas and that they will inspire you to choose some awesome toys for your children!
At the end, I want to invite you to discover a full collection of nice activities for babies and toddlers on my Pinterest board: Activity ideas for preschoolers.
I wish you a lot of happy playful moments with your kids!
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