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I just LOVE gift shopping for toddlers and preschoolers! There’s always the cutest toys and outfits for them. For 2020’s gift guide I aimed to hit some gross motor gifts along with some items that are sure to entertain little ones whose worlds and schedules have been turned upside down. I tried to do a good mix of high tech and low tech options to cover all preferences.
- VTech Smart Shots Sports Center – I thought this looked like a lot of fun! It’s meant for ages 1-3 and the shape buttons introduce shapes, numbers and sounds. Includes with 50 plus songs, sounds and phrases. A good way to get the wiggles out.
Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline – my boys STILL use our mini trampoline daily! This is an absolute must have for busy littles and builds gross motor skills while burning off some of the endless energy.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel – This is another one of those toys that gives so many options for play! It not only holds a roll of paper but is also a chalk board and a white board. I would add art supplies as stocking stuffers.
LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven – we never owned this one but every time we go to a friend’s house that has it my kids fight over it. It’s so fun kids won’t even know it’s developing counting, sharing and vocabulary skills. 30+ phrases & songs.
Step2 Splash N Scoop Bay Sand and Water Table – If you don’t have a water table it’s a MUST. I actually used to bring ours into the kitchen in the winter and let them play with water beads in it. This one is fun because you can also add sand.
Micro Kickboard – each of my boys started on their 3 wheeled scooters around 2 years old. My 4 year old still loves ours! I have gotten so much bang for my buck with this one.
Melissa & Doug Pet Vet Play Set – My kids LOVE playing animal rescue with their stuffies so this is a no-brainer! I think this one is super cute, too.
BRIO World Classic Figure 8 Train Set – I firmly believe every kid needs a wooden train set and BRIO is the BEST! I will keep our trains long after my kids outgrow them. Hopefully, someday I’ll have grandchildren that play with them. Wooden train tracks help develop problem solving skills and spacial awareness. I also like that you can always keep adding more track and pieces as they grow to make more complicated train designs.
Do you have a toddler or preschooler? Let me know in the comments what they are getting this year!