“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you looking for open-ended pretend play toys to help foster your little one’s creativity and learning? If so, this is the list for you! The toys in this gift guide are made mostly of wood and will surely inspire creative play and a love of learning in your child’s life. This toy gift guide for toddlers includes toys for children 2 to 4 years old. If you are looking for a toy gift guide for babies (birth to 24 months) click here!
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Instill a love for music in your toddler life’s with this mini band instrument which includes a xylophone, drums and more! Your little one will love making music with this multi-faceted musical instrument.
This ice cream counter is such a sweet gift for the ice cream lover in your life! Your little one will love making various dessert creations with mix and match ice cream flavors, sprinkles, cherries, etc in ice cream cones or cups.
3. Tea Set
Your toddler will love this beautiful wooden tea set. It includes a teapot, teacups, sugar, creamer, and various teas. It is the perfect tea set for a lovely afternoon tea party.
This wooden parking garage includes a parking garage, service station, car wash, gas pump, and two cars! Your little one will love using their imagination while playing with this adorable toy.
This schoolyard play set design system is so innovative! The building materials can be used as either tracks for the included school bus to ride along or to construct buildings. The schoolyard is complete with swings, a slide, and a seesaw. Some of the other design systems in this collection include a town, recycling center, post office, and campground. This whole collection will foster your child’s creativity and imagination.
6. Clock Puzzle
Help your little one learn their shapes and how to tell time with this two in one clock puzzle which includes a clock with movable hands and a shapes puzzle!
This wooden barn play set includes a barn and farm animals for little ones to play with! The barn doors feature various latches for children to open to help hone their fine motor skills. The animals can be stored in the barn when not in use and a carry handle is included to easily transport this barn wherever your little one wants to take it!
Sound the alarm! This fire station play set will bring out the hero in your child. Complete with a fire station, helicopter, firefighter and dalmatian, your toddler can use their imagination to help fight fires and save the day!
Your toddler can be just like you with their own wooden coffee maker set. This adorable play set includes a mini coffee maker, mug, coffee and more for your little one to make their own perfect cup of joe!
This colorful dollhouse is perfect for imaginative play! It is so cheerful and includes the furniture for limitless play opportunities for your child!
11. Travel Train Set
All aboard! This travel train set is perfect for small spaces and for play on-the-go! The train set includes scenery pieces as well as trains that can ride along the included track. It folds up and all of the pieces fit inside for easy storage! Other sets that are available include a travel town and a travel farm!
12. Alphabet Abacus
This wooden alphabet abacus will help your little one to learn their letters and numbers. It also helps to develop fine motor skills because your little one will enjoy manipulating and spinning the wooden blocks.
I hope that you found this toy gift guide for toddlers helpful and that you discovered something new that your child will love. Comment below to let me know what your favorite toy from this list is! Also, check out my other post which includes a toy gift guide for babies (birth to 24 months) here!
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