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Popular Toys for Children Ages 2 to 4

By Edited Oct 27, 2016 1 5

Bestselling Toys for Preschoolers

From the Amazon Toy Shop

Are you struggling to come up with gift ideas for the young children in your home? You want to keep the cost down, but you also want to find some fun, educational and popular toys that will keep kids busy for months. Periodically, Amazon releases a list of some of their bestselling toys for different age groups. If you are looking for gift ideas for young children ages 2 to 4, here are the toys that have recently topped the list at the Amazon online toy store. The titles of the headings are the actual search terms you can use to look for the toys online, and you'll also know exactly what to ask for if you decide to go into your local toy store searching for the items.

In addition, you may want to check out the toy ads at the end of this article, or use the link below to look at all the toy choices that Amazon has to offer.

Quick link to the full selection of hundreds of toys for 2 and 3 year olds on Amazon.com.

Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit

Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit

Rockets fascinate young children, but most rocket kits are too dangerous or too complex for little children to use. The new Stomp Rocket Junior has solved that problem. The children simply jump onto a foot pad with a short hose that is connected to these soft foam rockets. Depending on how hard your child can stomp, the rockets can be sent as much as 100 feet soaring into the air. This toy is great exercise, as they try to make their rockets go higher and higher! You'll love watching your kids giggle and squeal as their rockets take off. And then, of course, they'll run to retrieve them. Fortunately, this toy is quite inexpensive so you can easily replace the rockets that end up on the roof or in a tree.

Step2 Water Wheel Activity Play Table

Step2 Water Wheel Activity Play Table

What child doesn't like to play with water? However, many parents are rightfully fearful of the dangers that can result from allowing kids to play in the bathtub, or in a blowup pool on the patio. If you just look away for a few minutes, they could drown. This water activity table allows kids to play with water at a small table placed in a corner of your kitchen or den, where you can keep an eye on them. Just a small amount of water poured into the bowl shaped container on top of this child's table will keep them busy for hours playing with their little boats, the water wheel and other water toys ... and you'll know that they are safe from harm. The table is also light enough that an adult can simply pick the table up and pour the water out. There are also plugs built into the basin, which makes it easy to drain outdoors. Just be careful where you put it! Little kids love to slap the water and make it splash! In the winter, you can also replace the water with sand to give your child a different experience.

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks(61130)

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks

Young children have played with blocks for decades, if not longer. Fisher-Price has put together this collection of blocks for young preschoolers that will also help them learn their colors and shapes, as well as how to sort. The blocks come in several different shapes, and have a storage box with cutouts on top the match the different shapes of the blocks. The child can put the blocks into the storage box by picking the correctly shaped block and inserting it into the corresponding hole in the lid. Then, they can remove the lid and retrieve all the blocks. Young children love these types of repetitive activities, and this simple toy will keep them busy day after day.

Crayola 4ct Washable Fingerpaints Primary

Crayola 4ct Washable Fingerpaints Primary

Nearly all kids love to play with finger paint. There is something about all those bright colors oozing through your fingers that is sure to delight and inspire the youngest Picasso in your home. However, you want to make certain that the cleanup will be easy after they are finished. These Crayola paints come in red, yellow, green and blue. Mix them together, and you and your child can create a wealth of other colors, as well. These washable finger paints from Crayola are sure to please.

LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set

LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set

LeapFrog has long been a leader in educational toys for young children, and now they have come up with a twist on the old magnetic letters that parents have put on the front of their refrigerators for decades. Their magnetic alphabet set will also teach the phonetic sounds of the letters! The child attaches a magnetic letter to this toy and the speaker on the front of this LeapFrog device will emit the sound that the letter makes. For example, insert the letter M, and the toy will say "M says mmmm." Before you know it, your children will know the names of the letters and the sounds they make! For your sanity, there are two volume settings and an off switch!

Cars 2 Siddeley the Spy Jet Transporter by Mattel

Cars 2 Siddeley the Spy Jet Transporter by Mattel

The popular "Cars" movie franchise has resulted in the spin-off of many toys related to those movies. However, young children also need toys that are safe and designed for their age group. Mattel has long been a leader in the manufacture of toys for young children. The realistic looking Siddeley Spy Jet Transporter will delight all the young "Cars" fans in your household. Children can store at least three of their little cars inside the Jet Transporter, which will make it even more fun for your little one to play with this toy.

SW Express Geyser Blast Sprinkler

SW Express Geyser Blast Sprinkler

Although not everyone lives in a climate where an outdoor water toy would be a logical Christmas gift, for those who live in the southern states, this could be an absolutely delightful toy for young children the year around. Even in the north, children will love it for a summer birthday. Parents who reviewed this product indicated that they were amazed by the amount of water that came out and how well this product worked. It will also keep all the young children in your life busy and outdoors on those days when the kids are all complaining about how "bored" they are!

These toys are a lot of fun.  In addition, check out the toy ads below or use the link below to see all the toys for preschoolers that are available at the Amazon toy store:

Quick link to full selection of hundreds of toys for 2 and 3 year olds on Amazon.com.

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Comments

Sep 7, 2011 3:10am
delo1
Beaut article, thanks. Well chosen toys are learning tools even though the children using them think they are just fun!
Sep 12, 2011 3:58pm
Introspective
Great list! It makes me miss having little ones around the house.
Sep 12, 2011 10:12pm
Serenity2010
This IS a great list. Thank you.
Sep 16, 2011 5:22am
eileen
Good choices of toys. Kids love new toys and interactive and learning ones help keep them more interested in playing with them
Sep 29, 2011 2:32pm
divaonline
Who can resist great learning toys? Oceanhouse Media has just announced the release of seven Dr. Seuss books that have not been seen since they were published in magazines in the 50's. The company is publishing them as apps for iPods and iPads. The interactive apps will read to the child or help the child read along by a touch of the screen. Called The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, these are great gifts to share with a child on mom or dad's device.
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