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23 Clever Math Games, Toys and Activities for 4 Year Olds

Math is a subject that can be hard to get excited about, but it’s important that kids get a basic understanding of arithmetic, especially at pre-school age. These games and puzzles break down math for 4 year olds, making it fun through interactive activities that support their learning.

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LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System

LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System

Get kids excited about reading with this LeapStart interactive learning system. Collect a library of fun activity books to help your child master science, math, reading and comprehension skills, preparing them for the next stage of learning. A sampler book is included to get them started.

$49.99


The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics

The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics

Turning math in to a fun puzzle is a great way to help kids to learn tricky sums. This colorful set contains questions and answers focusing on number recognition, counting, and basic addition and subtraction that kids need to match up – only the correct pairs will join together.

$12.99


Star Wars Workbook: Preschool Number Fun

Star Wars Workbook: Preschool Number Fun

Make math memorable by helping kids learn how to count with their favorite characters. This Star Wars workbook is part of a series of 12 books – aimed at 4-5 year olds, it looks at learning numbers, the alphabet, and phonics to reinforce what kids have learnt in kindergarten.

$8.95


Preschool Maths Cards Learning Toys

Preschool Maths Cards Learning Toys

Help kids get to grips with those important times tables with this interactive set – match the number tiles with the cards to complete the sums on each one, encouraging the answers to stick in kids’ minds through the act of pairing them up rather than just reciting them from a workbook.

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Best Learning Connectrix Junior

Best Learning Connectrix Junior

This electronic toy promotes the idea of math as being a fun game – playing alone against the device or with friends and family, kids can key in the answers to the questions on the cards to hear a friendly voice score them, giving praise or encouragement.

$41.98


Learning Resources Veggie Farm Sorting Set

Learning Resources Veggie Farm Sorting Set

Have fun on the farm with this cool toy that also promotes learning. Kids can pick the crops growing in the field, count what’s in their basket, and sort them by colors and shapes. There’s also a play mat included to help kids identify the colors and shapes around them.

$24.99


LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet

LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet

Kids are spending more and more time on tablets, but they can be a useful gadget to help them learn. Through the LeapFrog learning library, they can access educational games, books and videos – the tablet comes with 9 apps plus 4GB of memory to download more.

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Robolife Number Cards and Counting Rods

Robolife Number Cards and Counting Rods

This enticing box of painted, wooden number tiles and counting sticks ensures kids understand the basics – they can count and sort the colorful sticks and use the number tiles to complete simple sums. This logical, hands-on approach helps support math for 4 year olds who are learning through the Montessori math program.

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LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool Learning System

LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool Learning System

Designed to help kids who are pre-kindergarten age prepare for the next step as they head off to school, this interactive learning system works with your kids’ LeapFrog learning books. It includes an activity book with over 40 replayable activities that teach children math, reading and writing.

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Learning Resources Smart Scoops Math Activity Set

Learning Resources Smart Scoops Math Activity Set

Integrate math in to kids’ imaginative play with this Smart Scoops Activity Set – children can pretend to be ice-cream vendors, serving up delicious-looking cones and bowls whilst sorting each scoop by color, or practicing basic addition and subtraction, making math as sweet as ice-cream sundaes.

$24.99


The Learning Journey Touch & Learn, Mathematics Bot

The Learning Journey Touch & Learn, Mathematics Bot

Say hello to the Mathematics Bot, a friendly robot whose aim is to help kids explore the world of numbers. With 4 quizzes, puzzles and games, kids can interact with the touch sensor pad, helping them to develop listening and communication skills, whilst becoming a whizz at math.

$29.99


Monkey Math

Monkey Math

Monkeying around with numbers, your kids will associate math with being a fun subject that they enjoy. By completing simple addition and subtraction, kids need to try to make sure that an equal number of bunches are hanging from each of the monkey’s hands – otherwise he’ll go bananas.

$19.99


Legato Counting and Sorting Bears

Legato Counting and Sorting Bears

Kids will have hours of fun sorting and counting these cute, colorful bears in to the matching containers. The set includes 60 teddy bears, 6 stacking cups, and plastic tweezers, which kids can use to make patterns, helping them to develop motor skills as well as supporting their understanding of colors and numbers.

$22.97

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate

LeapPad is the ideal first tablet for preschoolers, with child-friendly features including a stylus to help them to interact with the screen, and limited, safe web-browsing. There are also learning apps and videos to support kids’ development in a way that they enjoy and that’s familiar to them.

$239.99


Wooden Math Abacus for Kids

Wooden Math Abacus for Kids

Technology is great for helping kids to learn basic math, but let’s not overlook the traditional toys – this bright, wooden abacus will help kids to learn counting and simple arithmetic as well as different colors, and it makes a striking feature in a playroom or classroom, too.

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Catch and Learn by PlaSmart

Catch and Learn by PlaSmart

Create a fun game for your kids with this fishing set – write numbers or letters on to the fish-shaped cards with the marker pen, then kids can use the retractable fish catcher to pick up the card that answers a math problem or spelling question. A steady hand is required.

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Maths Ages

Maths Ages

This activity book helps to support kids’ learning in school, and with colorful, fun puzzles and problems to solve, it encourages them to get in to the habit of practicing math at home. There are helpful hints for parents, too, so you can support their learning.

$6.79


Melissa & Doug Number Matching Math Bus

Melissa & Doug Number Matching Math Bus

The math bus has rolled up with more puzzles to solve. Helping kids to match shapes, and assisting with counting, the numbers can be used to write answers to equations on the cards which are included. Parents can also devise their own sums, challenging kids as their knowledge improves.

$14.34


Skoolzy Butterfly Color Sorting & Counting Toys

Skoolzy Butterfly Color Sorting & Counting Toys

This pretty butterfly garden helps kids to identify colors and shapes – by counting and sorting the butterflies in to the colored flower petals or matching them by shape, they’ll improve their motor skills whilst learning and playing. The eBook provides guidance when faced with tougher patterns and shapes.

$28.97


LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids' Learning Tablet

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids' Learning Tablet

How to get them in to math; for 4 year olds it’s through their tablet, and this cool, green LeapPad has fun games to play and problems to solve that help to get pre-school kids ready for kindergarten. There are over 1,000 games, eBooks and videos available to download to turn them in to math-lovers.

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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

Help kids to get in to the mindset for learning with this interactive activity desk. There are 5 pages included with up to 4 learning modes, exploring numbers and counting, the alphabet, fruits, and the human body. Additional expansion packs are also available on subjects such as math, science and languages.

$82.00


LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition

LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition

The Academy Edition of this popular LeapFrog tablet comes loaded with a new, interactive learning program that grows with your child – parents can choose when to expand the content as kids gain more understanding and build their confidence, plus the learning subscription is free for the first 3 months.

$448.53


LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System

LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System

With this learning kit, kids will go in to kindergarten with the skills they need to thrive – using the flash cards, workbooks and activity books, they’ll be able to practice math, reading and language comprehension so they’re top of the class when they get to school.

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3 Fun Ways to Teach Your Four Year Old Math

Plant a Number Line Math Game

Plant a Number Line Math Game

This DIY math game is the perfect activity for spring – using household items, you can create a number line of flowers to encourage kids to learn to count forwards and backwards and also to help them associate the written numbers with the spoken words.

Simple Apple-Tree Addition Game

Simple Apple-Tree Addition Game

Get busy and show kids how hands-on learning can be by making this apple tree addition game together. Rolling a dice to add apples to the tree in the shape of pom poms, your child can count them up to form basic sums, practicing arithmetic.

Hot Chocolate Math with Free Printable

Hot Chocolate Math with Free Printable

Kids have bottomless stomachs, and food will be a motivator in this fun hot chocolate-themed counting game. Print out these colorful mugs for your little one to place mini marshmallows on top – the amount should match the number printed on the front, and the marshmallows make a tasty reward when they get it right.
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