More cool gift ideas for the toddlers and preschoolers in your life!
Fire Truck and Gas Pump, $152.99: This classic, red steel fire-truck is foot-powered, making it easy for the littlest ones to maneuver. Safe plastic fenders and rubber tires make it safe for use indoors or out! Add even more fun with the adorably retro gas pump.
Wedgits, $24.99: These large geometric shapes stack, nest and interlock, providing hours of creative play. My girls love these! Wee Wedgits, in a softer rubber, are also available.
Zip Bins Take Along Playsets: These imaginative, affordable playmats (most are around $20) come with accessories, and zip up into take-along bins and cases. They come in all different designs, from dinos to unicorns, castles to train depots, Legos to to make kids of all interests happy, and they travel so well. There is even a fully loaded Thomas the Train version, with a track and a train that all fit into the bin.
Activity Table with Trundle Drawer, $174.99: This activity table is especially set up for preschool building bricks, and it features a generous trundle drawer for storage. Bricks and play figures available separately.
Wonderfoam Blocks, $49: My almost-3 year old adores these foam blocks, which are big and soft and very easy to build with. Plus, they are quiet and don’t scratch surfaces.
Cuddle Cars, $39: Cars that are big and plush and just right for cuddling, these also make a great room decoration.
Puzzle Case and 6 Puzzles, $65.99: This blue wooden cube features metal supports for storing up to 12 standard sized wooden puzzles, and starts your collection with 6 colorful preschool puzzles. Circo (Target’s brand) offers a more affordable option: a metal case for $19.99 and half a dozen chunky puzzles on sale for $4.50. We have a metal puzzle rack from Target and love it!
Primary Science Set, $29.99: I think this preschool chemistry set is a fun, creative way of introducing kids to science. Kids can conduct ten exciting experiments using safe, small instruments!
Poodle Hopper Ball, $32: My little Eva always reminds me of a girly, cuddly pink poodle, and I think this adorable hopper would be perfect for her. Just like the brightly colored ball hoppers you see, but so much cuter. And Eva just pointed at the computer and asked for it!
Wooden Play Kitchen Basics, $37.99: Besides the essential play kitchen, I think assorted accessories are a must for making a child’s kitchen feel real. I especially love wooden small appliances, like those from Pottery Barn and Le Toy Van, or these pretty pink ones from Constructive Playthings. For this price, you get a pretty blender, scale and toaster, as well as fruit and other accessories. The Baking Set, $47.99, includes a stand mixer, decorated cupcakes and pastries in their wooden pans, and an oven mitt! And the basics set, $54.99, includes pots, plates and utensils!