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Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

Written by Jennifer Traynor

Shopping for a toddler or preschooler this holiday season? We all know these little ones are always on the go, so we’ve rounded up some great gift ideas that will keep them busy.

At this stage of growing and learning it’s important to have good quality toys that meet a preschoolers level and can help advance them to the next stage. Check out this list of 10 toys that include getting creative, exploring music, staying active and fun learning.

Play-Doh Super Colour Pack: This variety pack comes with 20 different colours. Take out a few at a time for your little one to mould fun creations out of.


Melissa & Doug Food Groups: If there will ever be a time you encourage your child to play with food, this will be it. This set comes with four wooden crates and includes 21 hand-painted food pieces. A great way to teach your kids about the food groups.

LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System: Choose from 16 different activity books to get your little one learning the alphabet, counting, music and more. Games, puzzles and problem-solving help your child learn valuable skills to prepare for school.

The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart: Let your little one get active with this great toy car, no pedals, gears or batteries required. The kid-powered PlasmaCar is easy to use and gives your child lots of exercise while having fun.

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘N Tag Movi: This cool little robot toy engages with your preschooler through fun, interactive learning games, keeping them thinking and moving by answering questions and following directions.

VTech Kidibeats Drum Set: With four modes of play—free play, letters, numbers and follow along–your child can have fun while making music. Features nine different melodies and LED lights.

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids Learning Tablet: This compact and portable tablet provides kid-safe web learning and comes fully equipped with Wi-Fi and LeapSearch–a kid-friendly web search tool. It includes 10 apps and can work with over 1,000 educator-approved games and apps. Parents can personalize the tablet to suit their child’s learning abilities.

Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Magical Wand Palace: A shake of the magic wand brings the palace to life with fun phrases, colourful lights and magical sounds. Spin the characters on the dance floor or place the figures on magical spots for more fun surprises.

Vtech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park: Children can have fun with Gavin the Go Kart as he zooms around the race and play adventure park, making fun sounds, saying phrases and singing.

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Super Station Playset: This is a multi-system track set with three levels and can be configured in different layouts to suit different room space, giving kids endless possibilities for fun! The set includes Thomas, Percy, James and Harold, but can be also used with other Thomas and Friends engines (sold separately).

No matter what you pick from this list, your toddler or preschooler will surely be kept busy. The question is, will you be able to keep up with them?

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