Gift guides are my favorite.
As an educator and blogger, I am always on the lookout for products that make sense for kids.
And really, so many times I am sent fabulous products to look at, try out, and share with you guys. But always, my gift guides consist only of products that we have tried, we have loved, and we wholeheartedly recommend to others.
Remember to check out our other gift guides–this year I had to break up my one gift guide into several smaller ones so that we’d all maintain our sanity. If you need younger, check our Toddler Gift Guide; if you need older check Elementary Schooler Gift Guide or Middle School Gift Guide.
Or if you want Books as Gifts, we’ve got that too: this year’s Books as Gifts guide or last year’s.
Need some ideas for preschoolers? Products that will keep them learning all year long?
Here’s the skinny. . .
Best Gifts for Preschoolers–Keep Those Kids Learning All Year Long:
This guide is geared toward preschoolers–kiddos about ages 3-5 years old. Give or take.
Click on the image or click on the link; they’ll both take you where you can quickly grab the product, and we even found a few great deals for you.
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Best Gifts for Preschoolers
Wooden Story Blocks: LOVE that these wooden blocks help kids develop their storytelling skills! They remind me of a younger-kid version of Story Cubes which we love so much.
Build & Imagine Fairytale Theater Playset: It’s a magnetic storytelling set. Super simple but will yield hours of imaginative playtime.
Super Genius First Words: A game created by the makers of everyone’s favorite, Spot-It, Super Genius First Words is a game that will get your kids thinking about letters and sounds–and before you know it, they’ll all be super geniuses.
Comic Images Star Wars Plushies: My nephews are totally into these, and I’m pretty sure they have every one on their wish lists. Stuffed At-At, Jabba the Hut, Stormtrooper, and the Tie Fighter Villain Starfighter are cute, but the cutest are the Chewbacca, Yoda, Wicket, and BB8.
(Lightning is going to strike me–admittedly I’m not a Star Wars fan, so I don’t even know what language I just typed. Star Wars?)
Mess-Free Glitter Sets: You guys. These sets are awesome, and I’d recommend them for kids in preschool all the way through elementary school. Maddy and Cora and their friends love, love, love these.
Star Wars Play-Doh Can Heads: Really, any Play-Doh is a win for this age group, but since Star Wars is the rage, why not have character head cans?
Diggin JumpSmart Trampoline: My 2 year old nephew loves this–I mean loves this. It’s great for small bodies to burn energy safely indoors.
Lacing Beads: I love these so much I sent everyone a set during our Preparing for Kindergarten workshop last year.
Bead Sequencing Set: My 3 and 4 year old nephews cannot get enough of this set, and I love how it teaches patterns, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, counting, colors, and more.
Chunky Alphabet Puzzle and Chunky Number Puzzle: If your kids don’t have these, they need them.
See and Spell: A puzzle that encourages letter recognition and simple word learning. WIN!
School Time Set or Order’s Up! Diner Set: I’ve shared how much we love these sets before, but even two years after we’ve had them, Cora still reaches for them. And she’s 8 years old !
Robot Turtles: A game for kids ages 4 and older that helps them build the skills needed for coding. Coding. As in computer coding. Sounds super-complicated and crazy, but it’s not. Totally a winner.
Puffy Sticker Sets: These are awesome. Chipmunk House, Pirate Set, and On the Farm are great for our younger kids, while slightly older kids may go for the Fairy Set, Riding Club, or the Day of Glamour. But really, my kids would play with these sets as long as we had them.
I am so very, very, very excited about these items, and I think you will be, too.
Need a few more great ideas?
Here are our 2015 gift guides:
Want a few more holiday-inspired gift ideas or activities?
Click on the images below:
- Holiday Fun Fact and JOKES Lunchbox Notes (with Hannukah!)
- Holiday Time Fun Fact Lunchbox Notes
- Little Holiday Notes and Jokes
- Holiday Notes for Families
- The Polar Express tradition
- Scratch-off Cards
- K-Cup Advent Tree
- New Year’s Family Interview
- Happy Holidays Backyard Birds
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