17 Gift Ideas for Curious Preschool Kids

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Parents of preschoolers know this stage is all about boundless energy and endless imagination. If you’re on the hunt for just-right gifts that balance this playful combo, these brand-new toys for preschoolers can help. From gift ideas that spark imagination to those that challenge kids to create something new, your preschooler will play with these all year long.


Little Tikes Pelican Explore & Fit™ Cycle

$158   BUY NOW

Can't get outside to get the kids moving? This awesome cycle is a virtual adventure for junior riders (ages 3-7). Enjoy exciting audio during a screen-free ride, or access free trainer videos on YouTube and pedal over all kinds of terrain (the seat even tilts for thrills!).

 


DIY Charm Sunglasses

$40   BUY NOW

Let your preschool kid’s personality shine through with these DIY design sunglasses. Bring on the sunshine!


VTech® Get Ready For School Learning Desk™

$54   BUY NOW

School is in session with this 5-in-1 learning desk, which has an interactive desktop, projector, LED writing pad with stylus, chalkboard and art station (plus stool). It also includes five activity pages that teach your little one letter sounds, shapes, colors, counting, instruments and more.


Around the World Colour-a-Cape

$25   BUY NOW

Your little superheroes can learn about the world around them with this machine-washable cape that comes with 6 fabric markers.

 


Patchwork Garden Memory Game

$22   BUY NOW

In this unique game, kids will plant their garden of strawberries, carrots, pumpkins, squash and more before pairing their sprout cards to budding veggies!


Squeakee the Balloon Dino

$70   BUY NOW

There's a dinosaur on the loose! Squeakee can stomp, chomp and even dance. He's got 70 sounds and reactions: You can tickle or pet him, play prehistoric Tug of War, listen to his mighty roar and so much more.


MindWare Cupstruction

$30   BUY NOW

Any way you stack it this new MindWare set will keep kids busy building volcanoes to pyramids and everything in between. It comes with an idea book and 48 interlocking cups.


Playmobil Petting Zoo

$45   BUY NOW

Because a trip to the petting zoo is always a hit with four-year-olds, this Playmobil set lets them go anytime. It includes all your kiddo’s favorite animals and habitat accessories for hours of hands-on play.


VTech KidiZoom PrintCam

$50   BUY NOW

Point, click and color is the name of the game with this new VTech camera. It even takes selfies! We know what’ll be on your fridge this winter.


KidKraft Let’s Pretend Grocery Store Pop-Up

$98   BUY NOW

Kid shoppers will have everything they need to stroll the aisles of this pop-up grocery store: pretend food, a reusable shopping bag and a loaded debit card. Add in a working conveyor belt, check stand and the fact it folds up for easy storage after play and you’ve got everything kids need to pretend the day away.


Goliath Chompin’ Charlie Game

$28   BUY NOW

Chipmunk Charlie is getting hangry. It’s up to kids to feed him colorful acorns until he’s ready to pop. Once he does, gather up the acorns quickly to win.


Magformers Max’s Playground

$50   BUY NOW

Your kiddo will get 33 pieces to bulid Max a masterful playground that includes a teeter-totter, swing and a bike to ride. Play with a single set or mix these Mags in with other sets already in your toy closet—they all go together.


HearthSong Giant Inflatable Dinosaur Bowling

$38   BUY NOW

Inflatable dinosaurs and an oversized ball. What more could a preschooler ask for in the way of silly outdoor antics?


Ooly Picturesque Panorama Coloring Book USA Road Trippin’

$16   BUY NOW

Break out the crayons and grab a friend because this coloring book gives kids 72 inches of detailed pictures to color. They’ll “see” all the sights, from the West Coast to the East, as they crisscross around the country letting their imaginations guide the way.


Plus-Plus BIG Make & GO 70

$40   BUY NOW

Wheels and a big base are part of this 70-piece building set that lets kids’ imaginations soar. The included Idea Guidebook will get them started, and once they do, they won’t stop creating.


Haba Kullerbu Farmyard Starter Set

$190   BUY NOW

Selma the Sheep and Simon the Pig are on the loose! Watch them as they roll around this farmyard track, steering clear of the crane claw and ringing the bell as they go.


Kinderkraft Balance Bike

$40   BUY NOW

Durable and lightweight, this bike lets preschool-aged kids practice their riding skills before graduating to pedals. The bell gives it personality, and the carry bag means your kiddo can pack a favorite stuffie along for the ride.

—Allison Sutcliffe

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