One of my biggest challenges as a mom is what to get when it come time for gift giving. I feel like my children are blessed with so much, it's hard for me to justify bringing in truckloads more toys to the house when we already seem to be loaded down. When it is time for presents, I really like to do my research and find gifts that aren't just another toy to add to the pile, but things that have educational value too. I researched diligently and with the help and input of a lot of great moms, teachers, and friends I put together a list of items especially for preschoolers to keep them busy and their minds active! Here are our ideas for a variety of preschool ages and in a variety of price ranges.
Babies 0-1 year olds
B Squeeze and Stack Blocks LeapFrog Learning Table Alex My Busy Town Wooden Developmental Toy VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether VTech - Rhyme and Discover BookPriddy First Words Numbers Shapes and Letters Fisher Price Ball Popper
Younger Preschoolers 2-3 year olds
LeapFrog Letter Factory Phonics LeapFrog Learning DVD Set Melissa & Doug ABC 123 Puzzles Play Doh Melissa & Doug Lacing Beads Mega Bloks Building blocks WEDGiTS Deluxe Set - 30 Piece Set Strider Balance Bike Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker Go Dog Go Dr Seuss Books
Older Preschoolers 4-5 year olds
Melissa & Doug Giant Floor Puzzles Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles Alex Toys Ready, Set, School Magna Tiles Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Where The Wild Things Are If You Give A Mouse A Cookie LeapFrog Leap Reader
We love these gift ideas and think they would be a hit under the Christmas tree or as a birthday gift for any preschool aged kid, but our list is by no means exhaustive.
You can see more of our preschool gift ideas on The Pinning Mama.