Toys for 4 year olds should include elements that will assist them in developmental areas such as social, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, cognitive, and communication, as well as encouraging physical activity, creativity, exploration, pretend play with others, and independent play. Toys for this age should be colorful and have lights and sounds when possible.
The LEGO Duplo All-in-One-Box-of-Fun 10572 is a creative play and educational toy that you will enjoy seeing what your child creates with, each time. The numbered blocks have corresponding color blocks and help your child with counting, and the set helps your child with fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
The Girls Jazzi 16 Bike is a stylish learning to ride bike, made for girls 3 – 5 years of age or 39” – 45” tall. The training wheels can be removed when your child’s ready to learn to balance and ride the bike on two wheels.
Get the Scissor Skills Activity Book with 20 pages of activities which includes a pair of plastic safety scissors for your 4 to 7-year-old to use with the activities. Your child will enjoy finding their way through mazes, matching up puzzle pieces, sequencing and more, all while enhancing their fine motor skills and cognition.
The Barbie Club Chelsea Doll and Horse are ready to ride into your child’s life and spend hours in pretend play. Chelsea seats easily in the saddle with her flexible knees, but make sure she’s wearing her purple helmet for safety before she rides off.
Paw Patrol is here with Rocky and his bright green Recycling Truck, with a rotating fork lift and back that opens. Collect all the Paw Patrol characters with their vehicles for lots of of fun, clean up, and safety and rescue that will encourage creative play and the enhancement of other developmental skills.
If you are looking to encourage pretend play, imagination, and creativity in your child, the Picasso Tiles 60-piece set Magnet Building Tiles toy is just what you’re looking for. The building tiles are in 3D clear color geometric shapes, and easy for children ages 3 and up to construct and take apart.
The Barbie Baby Doctor Playset is just one of the Barbie career dolls, she comes dressed professionally in scrubs with her stethoscope and chart ready to monitor her young patients. This baby doctor has an exam table and other accessories and two babies to examine – your little caregiver will enjoy playing doctor with this playset.
LEGO Duplo brings us the Princess Belle’s Tea Party building kit with Belle, Mrs Potts, Chip, and Cogsworth figurines. This kit has 19 pieces to create a great tea party for pretend play, motor skill development, eye-hand coordination, role play, and much more for your Disney Princess fan child.
A great toy for 4 year olds is the Calico Critters Hopscotch Rabbit family that comes with father Harlin, mother Heidi, sister Bell, and brother Skip. Their clothing is removable, and their jointed arms, legs, and heads turn. They stand at 3” tall, and 2.25” tall. Add even more Calico Critters for more creature fun.
The DC Justice League’s Action Armored Batman Figure stands at 6” looking untouchable by danger. Batman is poseable and ready to fight crime in your town or city. You can add Superman, the Flash, and Joker by purchasing them separately, so they can fight crime together through pretend play with your child.
Hasbro’s Connect 4 Game will bring excitement, challenge, and tons of fun, and your child will learn basic, expanding, and social play through this game. Be the first to connect four in a row with your discs and you win – once your child starts playing this game they will not want to stop.
If your child likes Trolls they’ll enjoy this DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Harmony Poppy figure, with bright plush pink hair, and wide smile. This Troll is so cute – just press her watch and she will sing and say movie phrases. Your child’s imagination is all that’s needed to spend hours in pretend play.
Gemma the Fingerling Baby Unicorn is an interactive pet who will hold onto a child’s fingers. Gemma responds to sounds, motion, and touch by turning her head, blinking her eyes, and making adorable noises. Your child can blow kisses to her and she will kiss back, or they can pet her till she falls fast asleep.
The Abby and Emma Deluxe Magnetic Wooden Dress-Up Dolls Play Set is a step above what paper doll sets used to be decades ago. These adorable dolls with their clothes and accessories of over 55 pieces that magnetically attach will make dress up pretend play so much fun.
LEGO’s Ariel and the Magical Spell Building Kit is 222 pieces that constructs into something amazing. Included are Flounder, Ariel with a mermaid tail and legs, and Ursula, who are all ready for adventures with your child. Ariel’s cave has a sliding door, treasure chest, and Ursula’s grotto has a crystal globe.
The Code Hopper is a physically active game that teaches children computer coding through use of sequencing, decision making, and following easy commands. A parent guide is included to help children through linking mats together like a flowchart that is the essence of computer coding. Children will have a lot of fun learning through play
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Titan Hero Series includes 6 -12” action figures. These heroes – Drax, Gamora, Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Racoon, and Yondu – will be ready for adventures with your child from the time they arrive at your home and will go many places, without ever leaving home again.
Don’t Break the Ice game has been an all time favorite for decades, and this version has the adorable Phillip the Penguin hoping you won’t break the ice out from under him. This game is great for hand-eye coordination, fine motor skill and social skills development, and engaging children in conversation and turn taking.
Summer time, children, and Huge Rainbow Kites make summer days something of the past, present, and future. Flying kites help children with coordination and critical thinking, provide physical activity, and togetherness, which all benefit our children, and getting a kite up in the air flying seamlessly gives one a sense of accomplishment.
Dress up is a favorite for many girls, and this Girls Dress up set with a Princess, Ballerina, Pop Diva, Bride, and Fairy dress up will make a great toy for 4 year olds. The set includes tutus, headpieces, wands, and more for your child to adventure in pretend play with.
Crafty kids and those who have their own style will enjoy this Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Princess Wand Craft Kit. The kit includes everything needed for your child to design their own wand, and enhances fine motor skills development, eye-hand coordination, and creativity. It’s time your child lets their inner princess out to shine.
Here’s a gift that will keep on giving back for many years to come. The Let’s Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-piece pretend play set will teach your child the skill of cleaning through play, as your child mimics your cleaning style and methods as they pretend play being the grownups.
If your child loves fire trucks here’s the LEGO Duplo Town Fire Truck with a movable crane and building with an open window. The included firefighter figurine extinguishes the fire with the retractable fire hose. Your child can pretend play they are a firefighter helping to keep the town safe.
The Play-Doh Doctor Drill ‘n Fill Retro pack is a classic and will encourage your child to play pretend that they are a dentist. With this pack they can use the electric drill with buzzing action, fill cavities, and use other tools on patients they see.
If your child has Calico Critters you will want to add this adorable Cozy Cottage Starter Home to their collection. Included are 15 furniture pieces and accessories, a moveable and reversible floor, and Bell Hopscotch Rabbit – your child will have hours of fun in pretend play with the Calico Critters.
Calling all Beyblade Burst Evolution fans for this Star Storm Battle Set, which includes Beyblade Burst SwitchStrike 2-right spin tops, 2-right/left spin launchers, 1-Star Storm Beystadium, and instructions. Recommended for ages 8 and up, the first blader to reach 3 points wins the game, and components of the burst tops are interchangeable.
Candyland is a beginner game and a classic, and this version is a race to the castle that every parent and child should have the opportunity to play. Learning through play, children will enhance their fine motor skills, social and cognitive development, sequences, matching and much more.
Star Wars fans will want to seriously consider adding this Star Wars Saga Action Figure 8 pack with Darth Maul to their collection, as it includes figures from all 7 of the saga films. Your child can recreate battles and missions or create their own as they enter the galaxies with those who’ve battled before.
Here’s the Go Go Power Rangers and their Ninja Steel DX Ninja Star Blade that extends to a 24” sword in length, with light effects and battle sounds. The blade has one Ninja Star that attaches to the hilt and can be combined to unlock features from other Power Ranger steel items.
Barbie Skipper Babysitters Inc. Doll and Stroller Playset has just what a child needs to pretend play babysitting, and what a great thing for them to start learning. Barbies can be great toys for 4 year olds, and the Barbie babysitting dolls offer the opportunity for your child to use their imagination to the fullest.
This Future Coders Poppin’ Pictures Coding Skills Kit promotes logical thinking, STEM learning, problem solving, and sequencing. Here’s what happens; images are broken down into sequences of symbols, these then determine which pixel tiles are placed with the suction pen on the robot board grid – THIS is learning coding.
The Shopkins Season 8 America Mega Pack includes 20 Shopkins from Asia and America. Go on adventures with the Shopkins during their world Vacation; you can visit historical sites, eat fine foods, swim with the dolphins, sail the oceans, get a tan at the beach, ride in a gondola, and rescue animals, too.
If you’re looking for a costume or pretend play dress up, this Fireman Fire Fighter costume for your child includes a jacket, helmet, pry bar, axe, walkie talkie, whistle, badge, and name tag. The backpack water blaster, extinguisher, flashlight, and bullhorn have real functions and sounds.
This Outdoor Exploration Kit for Kids will encourage them to get out of the house and go out in nature to explore and discover another world. This kit has what they need for outdoor adventures, so they can investigate everything from creepy crawlers on the ground to the birds flying high.
The Trolls True Colors Poppy Styling Head is a style station that your child, along with their imagination, can pretend play at being a stylist with the adorable Poppy and her colorful hair. The hair accessories can be worn by your child, or placed on Poppy’s newly styled hair.
This Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game is ideal for, and sure to be a hit at, birthday parties that need to keep children engaged and interacting with others. With this game, children can express their creativity, and learn and enhance turn taking, social skills, eye-hand coordination, and motor skill development.
Crayola has some great products and gifts for kids, like the Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad Coloring Board for kids. The light box has a paper locking frame and holds the tracing sheets in place, and comes with over 100 traceable images, colored pencils, tracing sheets, and blank sheets.
The Toiijoy Kids 4-piece Magical Wizard Costume with a Hooded Robe can be used as a costume or for pretend dress up complete with glasses, a tie, and wand. The soft fabric, comfortable to wear robe is a one size fits most for ages 3-8.
The Spirograph Deluxe Design Set is a classic and will help your child with fine motor skill and cognitive development, as well as challenging their imaginative play and creative expression. Your child may find they love art and have artistic talents that have so far been hidden.
A great toy for 4 year olds is this Pediatric Nurse role play costume, complete with baby doll, stethoscope, fastening diaper, syringe, thermometer, ear scope, name tag and nurse scrubs. Kids learn through play, and what they love to play could become their life path. This role play dress up promotes creative play, imagination, and more.
This Morphibians Killer Whale Amphibious remote-control car is “killer” looking, and drives through mud, water, dirt, sand, grass and on pavements. It’s got paddle wheel treads that are all terrain and has easy to control skid steering. Boys and girls alike that love remote-control vehicles will adore this one.
Hatchimals remain on many children’s most wanted gift lists, and the Secret Scene Playset CollEGGtibles are definitely on that list. Look through the flower at the top of the egg to view 1 of 3 glittering garden secret scenes, then open the egg to find all the places you can display your collEGGtibles
If you’re in Jurassic Park, stick with Owen “Alpha” with his cycle and the hybrid Velociraptor “Blue”, as they will help you battle the angry T-Rex’s as you make your way through the compromised park. There is no limit to the adventures your child will have in Jurassic Park with all the prehistoric playmates.
Your child will ride in style with the RoyalBaby CubeTube kids’ bike which comes with training wheels and in various sizes to better fit your child. This single speed bike’s tires are 2.4” wide to ensure riding stability, and the front handbrake and coaster brake offer double security to the rider.
“Velcome” to Vampirina’s B&B where there’s something batty brewing just for our guests, on every floor. Join my friend Poppy and the moving record player for a dance party on the third floor, then a special guest bed awaits you on the second floor for a night of spook-tacular scares.
The Guess Who classic guessing game will challenge your child to use concentration, communicate and focus, and engage in social interaction. Players will ask questions and guess who the mystery character of their opponent is; the first one to guess correctly wins the game. Laughter’s not included (bring your own!).
Hatchimals has an adorable Nursery Playset for the care of CollEGGtibles that has 35 areas to play and display your hatched littles. You will receive an exclusive Hatchimal CollEGGtible with the nursery – just place it in the tree and watch it pop out of the top ready for you to hatch.
This Lightsaber Space War Ninja Warrior Fighter costume kit can be worn at cosplay, parties, and at-home dress up. Pretend play will take your child galaxies away as they battle evil with good, and they can invite a friend to come along on their adventures.
Your child will need to get ready to lift off for a trip to the Moon, Mars, and back, after putting on their Astronaut costume. Included are a jumpsuit, gloves, helmet, and reusable nametag, that will transform your child into the land of imaginative play for hours of space-age adventures.
Get the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet with 8” HD display and 32 GB in a yellow kid proof case, with up to 12 hours of battery life. This edition comes with 1-year FREE Time Unlimited for access to 15,000 apps, games, videos, books, and more.
These Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Race Car Craft Kits make great toys for 4 year olds – as your child works on this craft they are also further developing their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This 4” long car requires assembly and includes all materials needed; your child only needs to bring their creativity and happiness.
With the Future Coders Cube Stackers Coding Skills Kit children will learn coding in a fun way. Children must follow sequences, so they can build animals with the cardboard cubes included, and then stack them to create creatures. Who knew coding could be so much fun?
Cruzee’s UltraLite Balance Bike is not your ordinary machine for children learning how to ride; it’s a no pedal bike and focuses first on a child learning to balance on two wheels. The Cruzee is a mere 4.4 lbs. and will grow with your child for 3 years.
This 100-piece building blocks set is in four colors, and nine shapes, and children will spend hours in pretend play; building, knocking down, and rebuilding. This set is great for your child’s friends to join them in play, while they all learn math concepts, and enhance upon motor skills, social development, and communication.
Funko has this funky Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus POP vinyl collectible figure that stands 3 ¾” tall and looks like he’s ready for battle, or to head out on one of the many adventures with your child. Your liitle one will want to collect the other dino figures for continued play and adventure.
These Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes with Wooden Stylus have 125 notes – use them for writing important notes, doodling, and drawing. Use the wooden stylus to scratch and see the colors hidden on the notes, and store them in the included desk dispenser for easy access.
The LEGO’s Junior Fire Patrol Suitcase has 110 pieces to build a fire rescue scene, and includes a male and female firefighter, tools, accessories, a fire truck and trailer, house, and motorcycle. Build it, put out the fires, and rebuild again, and when the adventures are over, pack up the suitcase until the next one beckons.
The Little Mommy Bubbly Bath Time doll is a great gift for kids who love babies and have a nurturing sense about them. They can pretend play they are a mom, aunt, or grandmother, bathe the baby, dry and dress, and do all the other things a loving mother would do for their child.
Hopscotch is a longtime favorite children’s activity, typically played outdoors on a sidewalk with chalk. A Girl and a Glue Gun has a tutorial for a Hopscotch Mat that can be used indoors when the weather doesn’t permit outdoor play, and the kids are bored and need some physical activity.
The list of toys for 4 year olds is long, and two favorites for many children are forts and tents. So over at David and Caroline Parker with the Feminist Housewife you will find a DIY Play Tent tutorial that is sure to be a hit with any child who loves forts and tents.
Summer’s almost here, so the time is right for a DIY tutorial on How to Make a Toy Grill for $20. When this DIY is finished your child will be grilling all summer long right alongside mom and dad, so head over to Apartment Therapy for your tutorial, now.
DIY lovers go check out the DIY PVC Children’s Grocery Store tutorial at So You Think You’re Crafty, where Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House will show you her creation called The Market. Once you’ve finished creating this darling grocery store for your child, they will enjoy many hours of pretend play.
If you’re looking for a fun activity to include your children, head over to the 36th Avenue for a DIY tutorial on How to Make a Bouncy Ball. This project can be completed in five minutes (maybe a little longer for some children), and other fun DIY activities are available on this blog, too.
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