Ready or not, here it comes…
…yes, I am talking the most joyous — albeit expensive — time of the year, where we scramble to find the best gifts for those we love!
In my experience as first an aunt and then a mom, one of the hardest age groups to gift is preschoolers (3-5), as most kids their age have strong opinions about what they like and don’t, which is why I have done some research and found these to be the 10 best gifts to give any preschoolers in your life this holiday season!
Since this is 2018 and I am all about simplifying things, all of our picks are linked to Amazon, as every in this day and age has Amazon Prime and we are all about keeping things simple here at Preschool at Home HQ!
Without further ado, here are our picks for the best Christmas gifts for preschoolers 2018:
Osmo is a magical award-winning game system, it fosters creativity and problem solving skills through hands-on play. The Genius Kit includes 5 fun games and the Osmo game system (compatible with other Osmo games not included in this kit.) Compatible iPads: iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation), iPad (5th Generation), iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, the 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
Give young animal lovers everything they need to examine and treat pretend pets! This toy was recognized by toy experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute for how it helps kids develop empathy. The 24-piece collection for aspiring veterinarians three and older comes with an adorable plush dog and cat and accessories galore, including a stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, ear scope, tweezers, and clamp. There are bottles, tubes, and tubs of pretend treatments and ointments, bandages and a cast for boo-boos, and even a cone to keep pets from licking! Everything, including a reusable, double-sided examination checklist for office visits, stores in a handy tote bag, so little vets can make house calls!
Baby Alive dolls provide girls and boys with so many lifelike nurturing experiences. The Potty Dance baby doll says sweet phrases and sings songs–more than 50 of them in English or Spanish! When you give baby her bottle, she’ll let you know she has to tinkle and will really 'pee' on her potty. Keep her clean with the included pretend soap dispenser, and put a sticker on her rewards chart to show her she did an awesome job.
Open a world of Playfoam; and find a surprise inside. Hidden within each surprise egg pod, you will find a collectible (and totally adorable) animal Pal. Use Playfoam to create out-of-this-world habitats and more for squishy, squashy play that never dries out, so the fun never ends. Collect all 12 and maybe you be lucky enough to find one of the ultra-rare golden Pals! Ready? Set. PLAYFOAM!
Kidtastic; it's all about play-based learning.
Focuses on core childhood development:
Fine Motor Skills
Problem Solving Skills
With these in mind, we've developed a toy that's specially made to make learning a lot more fun.
Encouraging young minds to develop basic skills in an entertaining way.
Kidtastic Dinosaur Toys, STEM Learning (106 pieces), Take Apart Fun (Pack of 3)
These Construction Engineering Playset is perfect for kids with curious minds and alike.
Made up of Alamosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops, learn more about these cool Dinosaurs and have creative playtime with them!
Let kids use their imagination with these colorful craft supplies. From regular and glitter crayons to markers, colored pencils, chalk, and school glue, there are all kinds of art tools at their fingertips. Plus, the paint pots and paintbrush give kids even more artistic capabilities—a mini masterpiece is a stroke away! Little artists can jazz up the sticker sheets, coloring pages, and colored construction paper with any or all of the art supplies. Simply open up the case and draw, paint, and create!
Trace the lights to learn how to write! children trace the lights to get practice drawing upper- and lowercase letters and numbers. Scribble & write provides stroke-by-stroke guidance and has a new mode that provides instant accuracy feedback. Best of all, scribble & write uses a single retraceable surface for ease of use and portability. Appropriate for children ages 3 years and up.
Preschoolers want to explore and understand the world around them. They’re curious about absolutely everything and they learn the most by playing, experimenting, and figuring out how things work. The developmental toys in the Think & Learn line spark your kids’ natural curiosity, and are friends that play in all kinds of new ways. When kids are busy playing, they’re building more than preschool learning: the foundation to grow into big thinkers.
Pretend play and learning based play in one! This set of dinosaurs helps children learn problem solving skills, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills all while playing! They will have a blast taking the dinosaurs apart and putting them back together. Plus they can play with the dinosaurs too! The dinosaurs have little rollers on the bottoms of their feet so your child can push them around for hours.
A perfect inspirational set of toys to get kids moving, grooving, and feeling the beat, discover the potential and sensitivity in music and audio, study the initial musical concept, creates more interactions between the parents and the kids from playing toys.