10 Fantastic Preschool Toy Ideas

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? The time when your kids get piles upon piles of gifts that require a never-ending supply of batteries.

Believe it or not, the most entertaining and educational toys are typically ones that don’t require batteries.

If you’re a parent who is out of gift ideas, then look no further. Here are my top picks for preschool toys that promote language, play, and problem-solving skills and do not require batteries, just a little old fashion imagination and motor skills.

Image via TutuCutsys
Image via TutuCutsys

1.  Custom Made Teepee

If you have enough space in your house, a teepee is a great addition to any playroom or your child’s bedroom. From canvas to fleece, teepees can be made with a wide range of materials. DIY or purchase one from Etsy. I just love this custom teepee from Tutucutsys.

Image via Etsy/JustKidnDesigns
Image via Etsy/JustKidnDesigns

2. Personalized Superhero Cape

Boys and girls love dressing up as their favorite superheroes. There are many shops on Etsy that will create a personalized superhero cape for the superhero in your family. Check out JustKidnDesigns capes with matching face masks.

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Image via Toys R Us

3. Barnyard Nesting Blocks

The Barn Nesting Blocks by Melissa and Doug are brightly colored and promote math skills, creative play, matching, sorting, and sequencing.

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4. Wooden Animal Matching Game

Does your child love to play memory? The Trip Down Memory Game by Plan Toys is a spin-off of memory, created from wood. The game features 12 animal pairs and a cloth drawstring bag for easy storage.

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Image via Petit Collage
Image via Petit Collage

5.  Animal Paper Toys

I recently discovered the online store Petit Collage and just love their small collection of paper dolls and animals. The Pop-Out and Play Safari Animals feature five adorable animals made from recycled stock paper. These would be perfect for any animal lover!  

Image via FatBrainToys
Image via FatBrainToys

6.  Giant Floor Puzzles

My 4-year-old absolutely loves putting together puzzles;  it’s one of the very few activities that keeps his attention for an extended period of time. The online store Fat Brain Toys has a large selection of giant floor puzzles.  

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Image via Amazon

7.   Castle Blocks

It’s safe to say that most preschoolers love to build with blocks. The Plan Toys Castle and Fairy Tale 35-piece block sets are solid wood block sets that are perfect for any little builder.  

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Image via GrowingCooks.com

8.  Personalized Chef Hat and Apron

Get your child excited about helping out in the kitchen with their very own personalized chef hat and apron set

Image via Green Toys
Image via Green Toys

9.  Ferry Boat with Cars Bath Toy

I love the Green Toys company because all of their products are made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic. The Green Toys Ferry Boat includes two large cars that fit inside a large ferry boat. This toy is perfect for bath-time fun! 

Image via Green Toys
Image via Green Toys

10.  Pretend Play Food 

Two years ago, we bought the boys a kitchen set for Christmas, and every year since, we add to their food collection. Green Toys also makes excellent food sets, including the Pizza Parlor and the salad set.

What are your favorite preschool toys that spark your child’s imagination?  

 

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10 Fantastic Preschool Toy Ideas

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish . Her weekly feature ... More

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  1. Profile photo of Sandy Sandy says:

    I think these are good ideas cause its helps kids use their creative minds.

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