Pull the horse’s reins to make it neigh, pat its snout for snorting sounds, tap its hindquarters for galloping noises, and more. If you press its ears, it sings, “I’m a Little Pony.”
Preschoolers are ready to take on a new type of play. Toys for kids this age encourage imaginative and creative activities with role-playing and pretend play. They provide opportunities for active play, get kids to exercise, and capture their spirit of adventure. Social and emotional skills are emerging, so music, arts and crafts, teamwork, and language skills are important to build self-esteem. Toys in this age group should help teach vocabulary and social skills and result in a sense of accomplishment. View the skill key.
Development of Large & Small Motor Skills: Improves hand-eye coordination skills with detailed active play, develops balance and dexterity, and improves physical awareness.
Social Interaction: Encourages team play and fosters close relationships with challenging and competitve activities or shared role-play interactions.
Emotional & Social Intelligence: Develops art, music, language, and social skills. Explores creative, imaginitive play, and role-playing.
School Readiness: Supports math, logic, and spatial skills. Enhances language, reading, and writing skills. Discovers science, nature, and exploration.
Smart Tech: Enhanches knowledge of computers, programming, music, digital imaging, communication, the Internet, geography, and world events.
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Outdoor: Encourages kids to get outside and play, explore the world around them, and stay physically active.
Travel: Keeps kids occupied while on-the-go or packs up small to take along anywhere.
Active: Motivates kids to get up and move, and promotes active, physical play.
Water Play: Promotes seasonal, active, water play that lets kids keep cool in the summer sun.
Nature & Educational: Inspires discoveries in science, nature, and exploration, and keeps kids’ math, language, reading, and writing skills sharp.
Entertainment: Features some of the hottest properties from kids' favorite TV shows, movies, video games, and more.