Toddler's toy list: A cheat sheet for Black Friday

November 9, 2011

Rather than randomly picking up toys and hoping they have a suggested age printed on them, here is a handy list of toys and games for toddlers, ages 2-5, that you can print and take with you to the stores.

The ideas are from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia School Readiness Specialist Program.

The toys are sure to put a smile on your favorite toddler's face. They're age-appropriate, encourage learning and are guaranteed to lead to hours of fun!

Don't forget to get down on the floor with your little one and try out the toys on Christmas morning!!

Have fun.

TOYS FOR 2 YR.OLDS:
Wooden puzzles with less than 10 pieces
Tool bench and hammer
Dolls/clothes
Kitchen set
Shovels and buckets
Cars and trucks
Riding toys
Musical instruments like bells, drums
Farm animals/farm house
Toy telephone

TOYS FOR 3 YR.OLDS:
Playdough
Puzzles with up to 20 pieces
Trucks, cards, tracks
Shape and letter magnets
Farm animals/farm house
Tape recorder w/children's sogns
Books
Toy telephone

TOYS FOR 4 YR. OLDS:
Easy Board games
Adventure figures
Markers and paper, thick crayons that are easy to hold
Books
Building blocks/Legos
Trikes/big wheels
Slinky
Play dough
Dress up clothes

TOYS FOR 5 YR. OLDS:
Balls and sports equipment
Trains and tracks
Cars
Construction sets
Musical instruments
Memory games
Board games like Candyland
Books

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