The Best Gifts for Preschoolers

By The Editors
 

New spins on classic toys, plus lots of ways to learn, highlight this crop of surefire favorites for kids from 3 to 6

 
Original Kick Scooter RED
Original Razor
Kick Scooter

Price: $39.95
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
The original is better, and safer, than ever, with improved shock absorption and braking. You know they want one. Buy now »
Hopscotch Rug
Hopscotch Rug
Price: $39.95
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
The bright, funky rug cheers up any bedroom and turns it into a playground. It's nonskid and comes complete with three beanbags to toss onto the course. Buy now »
Stomp Rocket Junior
Stomp Rocket Junior
Price: $15.95
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
It's a rocket launcher, no batteries required. Just take it outside, give it a stomp, and watch the soft rocket soar. The kids will want to do this over and over and over again. Buy now »
myWallaby Agile Doll Carrier
myWallaby Agile Doll Carrier
Price: $39.99
This doll carrier/play pocketbook is totally ingenious and totally adorable. Your granddaughter can strap in her favorite doll and head off to market. Buy now »
Parking Garage
Parking Garage
Price: $84.49
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
A spiffy take on the classic play set, this easy-to-assemble garage comes with four cars and enough ramps and extras to keep little drivers happy. Buy now »
Twist and Match Monsters Game
Twist and Match Monsters Game
Price: $19.12
This self-contained game teaches kids key playtime lessons – like paying attention, because they can win on any twist of the tower. (And the monsters are really cute.) Buy now »
My 1st Career Gear
My 1st Career Gear
Price: $10.95
We love these simple dress-up shirts that let kids play doctor, police officer, or pizza chef. Buy now »
Hide Me Tent and Tunnel Combo
Hide Me Tent & Tunnel Combo
Price: $59.95
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
This sturdy, washable tent, with attachable tunnel, can give kids the super fort, or perfect hiding place, they've always craved. Buy now »

Wobble Deck
Price: $44.99
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
An innovative electronic balance challenge that helps improve reflexes and memory, too. But mostly, kids will love that it feels like a skateboard. Buy now »
Morphibians Gator
Morphibians Gator
Price: $29.99
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
An impressively designed remote-control vehicle, the powerful Gator can roll on land or water. They'll love this one. Buy now »
Hop 45
Hop 45
Price: $29.95
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
Easily inflated for bouncing inside or out, this bright hopper is good for 30,000 miles of use. That's a lot of core exercise for a youngster. Buy now »
Make Your Own Wood Heart Chest
Make Your Own Wood Heart Chest
Price: $6.99
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
A perfect rainy-day or quiet-time project, complete with jewels, paint, and glitter to make a very special jewelry box. Buy now »
HABA Arranging Game Corner to Corner
HABA Arranging Game Corner to Corner
Price: $36.29
These 62 colorful tiles can be arranged in multiple shapes and patterns, and there's no wrong way to do it. A terrific spur for your grandkids' creative juices. Buy now »

Wok And Roll
Price: $17.99
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
A great way to learn colors (and how to use chopsticks), this fast-paced game asks kids to pull all the matching-color bites out of the spinning wok before their opponents can. Silly, educational fun. Buy now »
Mini Automoblox
Mini Automoblox
Price: $29.95
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
Sharp, retro-styled car-building set with interchangeable parts lets kids create their fantasy rides, then take them apart and start again. Buy now »
Leapfrog Tag Maps: USA
Leapfrog Tag
Maps: USA

Price: $19.99
Kids will learn facts about the country and its landmarks as they move across this double-sided, interactive map; they can also play one of 10 interactive games. Buy now »
Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck
Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck
Price: $47.35
Time to take out the trash! But the latest Matchbox truck does so much more, like talking, joking, singing, and exercising. (And it doesn't actually stink.) Buy now »
The Sing-A-Ma-Jigs!
The Sing-A-Ma-Jigs!
Price: $13
Each plush animal in this line of interactive singing toys can sing its own song (the orange one performs "On Top of Old Smokey"), or join its pals in harmony. Kids just need to squeeze each pal's hand or tummy to open its mouth and listen in. Buy now »
Tutu Cute
Tutu Cute
Price: $14.95
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
It's a craft. No, it's a costume. Tutu Cute lets girls fashion their own ballet costume out of precut strips of tulle and ribbon, then put it on for a home recital. Buy now »
Geosafari Talking Microscope
Geosafari Talking Microscope
Price: $34.99
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
Encourage a love of science and nature with this talking microscope. It comes with 12 prepared slides for examining all sorts of fascinating critters. Buy now »
FurReal Go Go My Walkin Pup
FurReal Go Go My Walkin' Pup
Price: $46.49
Grandkids begging for a pet? This may be the next-best thing, a super-soft dog who strolls on a leash that doubles as a remote control. The pup also barks and wags his tail to show love and affection. Buy now »
Play-Doh Mega Fun Factory
Play-Doh Mega
Fun Factory

Price: $19
Kids fill the container with their favorite color of Play-Doh, then flip the switch to activate a conveyor belt, and spin the wheels to turn each block into imaginative creations. Buy now »
Disney Tangled Rapunzel Grow and Style Doll
Tangled Rapunzel Grow and Style Doll
Price: $20.09
Girls excited about Tangled, a new take on the Rapunzel story, will clamor for this doll of the movie's lead character. They can also style and adjust the length of Rapunzel's locks. Buy now »
Tonka Chuck's Stunt Park
Tonka Chuck's
Stunt Park

Price: $32
Kids who love trucks can put them through their paces on this track. They can set up ramps and obstacles anywhere they like, then let Chuck the Dump Truck try it out. Buy now »
DC Universe Squatz
DC Universe Squatz
Price: $9.95
Tiny superheroes (and villains) with pop-off, interchangeable heads for fun team-ups and battles. Each package has a surprise character kids dissolve in water to reveal. Buy now »
Geomag Wheels - Fancy Race Set
Geomag Wheels - Fancy Race Set
Price: $24.95
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
Easy-to-assemble free-wheeling cars ready to race. Buy now »
Design and Drill Center
Design & Drill Center
Price: $40.99
FREE SHIPPING OVER $65
A well-stocked work space with a battery-powered drill and ample supplies for any project kids can imagine. Buy now »
 

 

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