Age Range: 2-4

Looking for a good gift for a three-year-old? Language is developing very quickly at this age, so books (lets be frank, books are good for any age) and things that encourage vocal interaction (like a DVD that encourages singing and dancing) would be great for a two- to four-year-old. Simple toys like blocks, cars, balls, and animals, or ones that encourage role play (like playing house) are great for this age range.

Uno Moo Game

Considered the preschool version of the classic card game Uno, Uno Moo ($15) Uno Moo is a fun farm animal spin on an old favorite. By matching pieces by type (various farm animals) or color, kids learn to categorize a piece in two different ways, and try to be the first to get rid of […]

Melissa and Doug Lace and Trace Shapes

Lace & Trace Shapes lacing set

For both boys and girls in the two-year-old, three-year-old, and four-year-old age range, a neat gift would be theMelissa & Doug Lace and Trace Shapes ($13) lacing set. It consists of a set of different types of painted shapes in the package – all made from sturdy and durable card material – that have punched […]

Winfun Sing N Play Magic Keyboard

Winfun Sing N Play Magic Keyboard

Kids love making music, and when you are ready to let them unleash their inner rocker, try the durable Winfun Sing N Play Magic Keyboard ($50). Younger kids will like the microphone and playing with the tempo of built-in sounds, while older ones will like using the recording feature to play back their own riffs. […]

Disney's Jake and The Never Land Pirates - Jakes Musical Pirate Ship Bucky

Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky

Whether you are familiar or a fan of the popular Jake and the Neverland Pirates show on the Disney Channel, being able to play along with Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky ($45) is be fun for any kid. Little ones can fire water-ball projectiles from the spring-loaded cannon, or engage with the Tick Tock Croc […]

Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark

Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark

Summers are great for sprinklers and water toys, and one of the most fun-looking water tables is the Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark ($31). With plenty of different moving things to keep kids moving from one station to the next, or playing with a friend. Drop balls down the giant spiral, watching them go round […]

Alex Water Flute

Alex Water Flute

For kids that love music and playing in bath, the Alex Water Flute ($11) brings a bit of music education into the mix. Fill the different color flutes to pre-marked levels to get specific tones, then play along with the included waterproof song sheets, or let the kids come up with their own tunes. Might […]

Kettrike Happy Air Navigator

Kettrike Air Navigator

For young ones that love to move, the Kettrike Happy Air Navigator ($230) provides is a tricycle trainer to full trike that makes it easy for both parent and child. Kids can pedal forward, backward to brake, or rest the pedals for auto-free wheeling. The quick-release frame adjusts for growth of the child, and allows […]

Find Me Multi Color 6 Foot Tunnel toy for kids

6 Foot Multi Color Tunnel

From Pacific Play Tents, the ‘Find Me’ Multi Color 6 Foot tunnel ($30) is made of durable, flame-retardant 70 Denier nylon. With the sturdy spring steel construction, children can hide, crawl, and play without concern of durability. Simple to collapse and store with the attached Velcro ties, and springs into shape when ready to play.