Preschool boys of 3 and 4 years of age are developing at a very rapid pace both physically and mentally but their choice in toys remains pretty stable. They will return to play with the same toys time and again.
Gift items that are of particular fascination to three or four year old boys are animals, dinosaurs, and toy vehicles of virtually any design.
If the gift he receives is colorful, can move, rock, roll, squeak, squawk, or ride then it is an item that will hold this preschool child's interest.
Always purchase age appropriate gifts for children. Most toys provide suggestions for the various age levels.
Selecting an age appropriate gift will not only help to insure his safety but also prevent his being frustrated by a toy that is too advanced for his age level. It helps to insures that learning through play is fun and safe at every level of development.
Bring on the Toy Trucks!
One of the most traditional and time proven gift items for young boys are toy trucks and toy cars. These vehicles seem to hold a fascination for boys regardless of their age 3 and 4 year old boys are no exception to this rule. They can spend hours playing with them.
Sports cars, pickup trucks, monster trucks, work trucks or machinery, big vehicles or little vehicles, trains or tractors, if it has wheels and rolls, then they will play with it. No matter how many of these toys they receive, each one is as treasured as the one before, and the new one will quickly find itself parked alongside the others.
Road theme mats, garages, storage boxes and other accessories to accompany their vehicle collection are always great gift choices. Books or games in a vehicle theme are also very popular items for the three or four year old boy.
Building Construction Toys Can Aide Development
Building blocks are another gift that just seems to be a timeless favorite for boys.
For preschool children Lego has created a very special building block that is specifically designed for a two to five year old.
Ideal for small hands the Duplo Bricks are brightly colored, and much larger than the standard Lego blocks.
Designed to fit easily and snugly together in the building process the Duplo bricks are perfect for 3 and 4 year old boys. There are a variety of sets available for purchase and Lego has designed their products and web site to aid consumers in their choices.
Well Recognized Names in Preschool Toys
Fisher Price, Playskool, Duplo, and Hasbro
Perhaps the most famous name in preschool toys is Fisher Price. They have been marketing children's toys since 1930 and their products are as popular with children today as they were with kids so many years ago. With ride me toys, pull along toys, musical instruments, play food, play farms, whistles, bells and balls, Fisher Price toys are designed to stimulate the imaginations of the children that they are created for.
Any item from Fisher Price's impressive line of preschool products will have the 3 or 4 year old on your list squealing in delight. It is also easy to order a free product catalog from their website so you can get a pretty good idea of the products available for the child on your gift list.
Another famous toy manufacturer which carries an amazing line of products for this age group of boys is Hasbro. Hasbro's line of products for preschool age children is appropriately name Playskool and these brightly colored, educational, and age specific toys are designed to delight and amuse the two, three, or four year child in your world.
Little boys probably best know Hasbro for their line of famous Tonka trucks which have fascinated young boys since 1947 when the first Tonka Truck rolled off the design board and onto a store shelf. Tonka trucks come in a large range of sizes and styles and are still a gift that is very popular with young boys around the globe.
Play Rugs Can be Fun, Educational, and Warm for the Toes
Coloring Books are a Great Preschool Gift
Coloring books and brightly colored crayons are another favorite gift item for young kids.
Learning that he is able to create drawings and designs, and stay inside the lines is exciting. Gifts to encourage his creativity are always suitable although if he may still need to be supervised in his use of these items.
Movies have also now become a very popular gift choice for preschool children so if he doesn't have it already then the latest children's movies are always sure to be a hit. Kids will watch their favorite movies over and over again until they virtually have them memorized.
A 3 and 4 year old boy is quite easy to please and will generally enjoy a wide range of items. Keep in mind that the anticipation of opening his present is almost as much fun as opening it. So don't forget to wrap your gift in nice bright and exciting wrapping paper.
As with all preschool children seeing a gift with their name on it that comes wrapped in bright or glittery paper is pretty exciting.
Clothing Gifts for a Preschooler?
Most parents appreciate a gift of clothing as it can really help out with the costs of dressing their fast growing children. Boys though generally do not appreciate this gift choice quite as much as mom and dad do.
Although clothing or outerwear is not usually very exciting to these young boys, if it the apparel has a monster truck or some other famous vehicle theme scrawled across its fabric then this can really increase the desirability of this item.
To make a gift of clothing more enjoyable for young children to receive, always include a secondary gift of a toy or sweet treat. He will be thrilled with the gesture.
Always Stay Age Appropriate for Each Child
When purchasing gifts for a preschool age boy insure that your items are age appropriate. Safety issues can be a major concern when a gift is too advanced for the age of the child that it is purchased for.
Smaller objects that could come off of a toy and be swallowed, or toys with sharp protrusions, can be dangerous to young children who come in contact with them.
To help consumers out in this regard, most manufacturers of children's products, put a "suggested age range" on their packaging. It is very important to read these manufacturers suggestions, and warnings, when purchasing items for preschool children.
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