Little ones can be fussy at the best of times, so finding the best toys for three to four-year-olds can no doubt be a challenging task. But with the right research and a good retailer on hand (that’s us!), stocking up on exciting oddities for your toybox at home doesn’t have to be a chore.
But there are a few criteria to keep in mind when you’re hunting around. For starters, any toy you pick out should be safe for this age group to use. Second, it should promote learning and development – both of which are crucial at this time in their lives. Finally, the toy should be something the child will enjoy playing with and want to engage with, keeping smiles on dial for hours to come.
So with that in mind, here are top picks that tick those boxes as the best toys for three to four-year-olds.
Connetix is a globally recongised construction toy that helps kids learn about geometry and engineering. As a crowd-favourite (which has been the case for decades) this brand offers a great range for three to four-year-olds because it's both educational and entertaining. The pieces are colourful and easy to connect so that kids can build all sorts of structures while encouraging creativity and problem-solving skills.
Floor puzzles are a great way to help your child develop their fine motor skills and ability to navigate challenges. While there is no shortage of different types of designs on the market, we especially love the Unicorn Dreams Classic Floor Puzzle or Vehicles Classic Floor Puzzle, depending on your child’s interests. so you can find one that is perfect for your little one.
Floor puzzles are also a great way to spend time together as a family, giving you the chance to work as a group to solve the challenge, encouraging bonding and early development. Plus, they’re just plain fun, and are even better on a rainy day in.
Sitting toward the top of our list, Pop Rockets are one of the best toys for three to four-year-olds for their endless hours of fun and entertainment, while being completely safe for little hands. Expect these launchers to shoot up to 100 feet in the air, wowing kids and adults alike.
Plus, they combine all the fun of a slingshot with fireworks – without the risks and dangers, so what’s not to love?
Would this really be a list of great toys without a mention of robots? Not only are these scientific favourites a timeless hit for any kid or adult, they’re also perfect for learning about technology and mechanics.
For this particular age group, though, they’re even better at teaching basic concepts like how to count or identify colours, movement, patterns and behaviour.
And if you’re looking for our recommendations on which ones to choose, we love Robo Beats as a snazzy little companion that likes to make a song and dance of things.
At the end of the day, all children are different and will have their own personal favourites and interests. But starting with these categories can help you explore their curiosities and start building a toybox that truly plays to what engages them. And of course, our range has endless additions always hitting the shelves, so you’ll never be stuck for ideas.