From puzzles and games to educational toys and fun masks, there’s something for every toddler, preschooler, and young child ages 2-7 this holiday season!
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I don’t know about you but when holidays and birthdays roll around I dread having people ask me what my son wants. The problem is he doesn’t really want or need anything. I try to think of toys that can be educational or clothing that he needs or even something that he likes to eat that I usually won’t buy him.
Inevitably multiple people end up buying him the same gift. I’ve been looking at websites, in magazines, and talking to friends about what they are getting their young children and I realized it would be really helpful to have all of these gifts in one place! Who wants to bounce from website to website looking for gifts when you can find them all in one place?
I gathered up my favorite gifts for kids ages 2-7. We have some of them already, a few I have at work, and others we have played with at friends houses. Everything on the list is recommended by me personally and has been used by my child, my students at school, or my friends children.
12 Best Gifts for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Young Children (ages 2-7)
From puzzles and games to educational toys and fun masks, there's something for every toddler, preschooler, and young child ages 2-7 this holiday season!
Kids will love these easy (and cuddly) stuffed animals for effective emotional communication. Relieve stress by letting the Reversible Plushie tell friends, family, or coworkers how you are feeling. One side is happy while the other is mad or sad. My son loved his!
Glo Pals make bath time fun! Glo Pals are light up friends that glow only when they are submerged in water. There are 5 different characters each with a unique personality. They are designed for children ages 3 and up. My son has 2 of them and he loves having "Glo Pal" baths with the lights out! They are bright enough I can see him just fine and they are so much fun in the water!
With Playfoam kids can practice making letters and more with this all-new kid. Playfoam is squishy and squashy and never dries out. Kids can put their Playfoam on top of the letter card to practice molding the letter shapes for alphabet mastery. It helps make learning fun! Great for kids ages 3-6! I just bought this for my 3 year old because while he knows all of his letter, he can't form them and this is a great way to get him to do it!
This Hanukkah, create a fun little Chanukah house that looks yummy and tastes good too, with this vanilla cookie decorating kit. Embellish it with the included sprinkles, mini beads, menorah and star sugar decorations and some delicious icing. This is fun for all ages! My 3 year old and I made one last week and while it was messy, it was a blast to make!
Kids ages 6-10 will love the Osmo Genius Starter Kit! We have several of these at the elementary school I work at and the kids love them. OSMO IS MAGIC: Fun-filled & award winning learning games. Children interact with actual hand held pieces & an iPad, bringing a child's game pieces & actions to life. It's fun and educational as children can arrange puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes (Tangram), solve creative physics puzzles by drawing lines or placing items in front of the screen (Newton), learn to draw anything with creative drawing skills (Masterpiece), add, count & multiply tiles to pop the number bubbles (Numbers), learn spelling & vocabulary with on-screen images (Words).
Every kid needs a play kitchen and the Step 2 Lifestyle Dream Kitchen is an affordable and durable choice that comes with a 37-piece accessory set with storage bin, plates, bowls, cups, silverware, pots and pans with lids, and more! Realistic electronic features, included accessories, and molded-in appliances make this kids kitchen Playset one that junior chefs can't wait to play with! Realistic kitchen detailing includes framed window, molded-in sink with wivel faucet, microwave and oven with working keypads, play phone, clickable knobs, and more! Great for kids ages 2-6.
BUILDZI is the fast-stacking, nerve-racking, block-building game! Quick, grab a BUILDZI block and start building. Be the first to build your tower, but —careful — don’t let it tumble. 32 BUILDZI blocks, 32 tower cards, 32 block cards and lots of ways to play! It is recommended for kids ages 6 to 96 but my 3 year old and I have been having a blast stacking the blocks and slowly building the images that are on the cards. This is a game of skill, speed, and fun!
Have you heard of Magic Cars? Magic Cars are electronic cars that kids (ages 1-10 ) can drive themselves but parents are also able to control! It gives the kids the feeling of being free but gives parents the safety of knowing they can control the cars. Choose from cars, trucks, and jeeps in a variety of colors and styles.
LEGO DUPLOS are for children ages 1 1/2 to 5 years of age. They are from the LEGO family but are bigger so they are not chocking hazards. You can get small sets with 4 or 5 pieces, bigger sets with around 20 pieces, or complete sets that you can build vehicles, buildings, and more with! LEGO DUPLO My First Alphabet Truck ABC Letters Learning Toy for Toddlers is a fun and education toy that can help teach letters, spelling, and colors!
From crayons and colored pencils to craft packs, plush toys, and STEAM projects, Crayola has gifts for every child on your list ages 2 and up! Get a Color Wonder set which is a no mess marker and stamper option, make your own Scribble Scrubbie Pets, or try one of the fun STEAM kids like Build-A-Beast, Gross Science Kit, and more!
Girls and boy ages 3 and up will love playing with Paw Patrol Toys. Paw Patrol sends a message of helping others, working together, and learning social skills. The Dino Rescue Dino Patroller Motorized Team Vehicle comes with Chase and T. Rex figures. The Dino Patroller is the first-ever motorized team vehicle! With the push of a button, watch it go! When you spot a dino in trouble, launch the rescue nets!
Play-Doh is a great gift for kids of all ages because they gain fine motor skills and use their creativity to play. This pack has ooey gooey fun for kids - get ready for a totally different Play-Doh experience! There are so many oddly satisfying textures - with varieties like classic, krackle and Super Cloud, kids can squeeze, stretch and squish as much as they wish. For kids ages 3 and up.