I always think that 4 is a big birthday. In my generation, most children started school when they were four (I know now that many children are 5 starting Primary School) and it started their journey to independence. Now that your child is turning four, they will probably be invited to a lot more birthday parties and so you will need more ideas of what to buy. In this blog, I’ve featured toys that I would be happy to give any four-year-olds in my life. All the presents featured here cost €10 or more but I also stock a large range of gifts that cost less than this here.
This Night Sky Projector is a torch with inter-changing lenses that project stars into your child’s dark room. It costs €9.99
This box contains four classic games that a four-year-old should manage to play and which will be fun for mum and dad too. The illustrations on the games come from the popular children’s book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. It costs €11.50
Numbers and Letters
As your child is preparing to enter Primary School, you can be encouraging them to recognise numbers and letters. These wooden magnetic letters and numbers are great for casual learning and are currently reduced to €13.99. They are the kind of toys that will be played with as your child gets older and learns to form words or do sums with them. I also stock this really lovely ‘See and Spell’ educational toy which will actually get your child spelling some words. It costs €30.99
This is a really fun activity for children that love order and figuring things out. They can play it on their own or with friends. The aim of the activity is to place the correct length stick on the board to make a picture. It costs €18.49
Lottie Dolls are pretty dolls that come from Donegal company, Arklu. They are shaped like a little girl and have accessories and clothes that will be similar to what your children have. For this month, all Lottie dolls and accessories are reduced, so stock up for birthday presents!!
Again, this is a great activity for helping your child learn to sit still and practice their fine motor skills in a fun way. Your child needs to put the right shape and colour pieces on the board to match the picture or they can design their own patterns with the pieces. It costs €22.99.
Train Set or Accessories
Often I think we give train sets to children who are too young to manage them and by the time they are old enough, they have lost interest in it or been discouraged because they cannot play with it on their own (ie, they need help assembling or keeping the train on the track). By the time your child is four, you could re-ignite their interest by buying them a new engine for their track or even a new train set. I stock trains from €9.99 and trainsets from €23.99.
Collages for 3-5 Year Olds
This lovely set from Djeco costs €19.99 and is perfect for a creative child. It introduces textures and shapes to make fun pictures with.
Pretend play is still huge with this age group and pretending to be a doctor can be great fun. I stock two really lovely (and very popular) doctor’s sets. The Djeco one costs €34.50 and the Le Toy Van one costs €49.95.
Fold and Go Play Sets
If you are a parent, grandparent or Godparent, maybe you want to give a bigger, more expensive present. Personally, I love the Fold and Go Play Sets from Melissa and Doug. I stock the Dolls House and the Barn.
I hope this blog has helped inspire you. If you’re still struggling, take a look at all the toys I sell for this age group here. I’m sure you will find something within your budget that will suit your four-year-old.
Thanks for taking the time to read this,
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