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February2019

10 Great Gifts for Someone Turning 4

10 Great Gifts for Someone Turning 4

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.

Night Sky Projector

This Space Projector is a torch with inter-changing lenses that project stars into your child’s dark room.

Space Projector Torch

Space Projector Torch

We are Going on a Bearhunt Games (Discontinued)

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’.

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.

 

Melissa and Doug See and Spell wooden educational toy for three and four year olds

Melissa and Doug See and Spell wooden educational toy for three and four year olds

Eduludo Sticks

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.

Djeco Eduludo Sticks

Djeco Eduludo Sticks

Lottie Dolls (Discontinued)

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!!

Pattern Blocks and Boards

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.

Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

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.

Collages for 3-5 Year Olds

This lovely set from Djeco is perfect for a creative child. It introduces textures and shapes to make fun pictures with.

Djeco Collages for 3-5 year olds

Djeco Collages for 3-5 year olds

Doctor Sets

Pretend play is still huge with this age group and pretending to be a doctor can be great fun. I stock a really lovely (and very popular) doctor’s sets. The Djeco one can be found here

Djeco Bobo Doudou Doctors Set

Djeco Bobo Doudou Doctors Set

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.

Melissa and Doug Fold an Go Dollhouse

Melissa and Doug Fold an Go Dollhouse

Fold and Go Barn Farm Toy from Melissa and Doug

Fold and Go Barn Farm Toy from Melissa and Doug

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,

xx Suzie

PS. If you liked this blog and would like to read some similar blogs, here’s the links:

Great Gifts for 3-year-olds

Great Gifts for 2-year-olds

Great Gifts for 1-year-olds.

 

 

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