Why is it that the littlest ones on our lists always seem to get the most stuff? Shopping for a child this year? I've put together a list of toys, educational games and other miscellaneous items perfect for children ages 3 to 6.
Disclaimer: I was sent free samples of some of these items for consideration for inclusion in this gift guide. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, purchasing an item through these links may result in me earning a small commission at no additional cost to you.
Gift Guide: Toys for Ages 3 to 6
Gift Guide 3 to 6: Toniesbox
I discovered Tonies this year while *virtually* attending Toy Insider's Holiday of Play.
Tonies brings children's favorite characters (I'm talking Ariel, Elsa, Minions, Lightning McQueen and more!) to life through a unique audio experience.
How does it work? Simply download the free Tonies app, sync your Toniesbox and place your Tonies figurines on top (they connect magnetically). From there each figurine has songs and stories ready for your child to listen to and explore.
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A fun feature of Tonies is the "Creative Tonie" this figurine allows for children (or adults) to record themselves and have it stored and played back on the Toniesbox.
This is great for parents who may travel a lot for work, and especially wonderful for those who have family in the military. Prior to leaving simply record a few bedtime stories on the Creative Tonie and your child can listen to a familiar voice each night (or any time they'd like).
Gift Guide 3 to 6: Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit
Your children are going to love Mo the Monster! Osmo blends screen time with tangible items for a wonderful hybrid learning experience.
Their eyes will light up as they see Mo pull what they've created on the playmat with the silicone lines and half circles up from their table onto the screen!
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Children will work on their critical thinking skills while Mo tells a story, asking for help along the way. Costume Party, Stories, Squiggle Magic and more games are included with the Little Genius Starter Kit.
Purchase the Little Genius Starter Kit + Early Math Adventure for even more games and more skill enhancements like number recognition.
Gift Guide 3 to 6: Ravel Tales
It's a surprise and a fun craft all rolled into one!
Each Ravel Tale features a surprise plush wrapped in layers of yarn. Don't worry all of that yarn won't go to waste! Included with Ravel Tales are instructions on a variety of items to be sewn (no needles required).
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My favorite feature is the pillow that you can put together for your new plush!
*Personal opinion - a younger child can certainly unravel the plush toy with help from an adult and the plush itself does not have any chocking hazards and can be played with by a child younger than 5. The sewing aspect of this toy is for older children and does have smaller parts.
Gift Guide 3 to 6: World's Smallest Toys
Imagine your favorite classic toys; Lite Bright, Care Bears, Slinky Dog, Hot Wheels and now shrink them down to the tiniest size you can imagine.
World's Smallest toys are just that and they actually work! The Barbie Dream House comes with a miniature Barbie doll and decals for the house, the miniature Pictionary game has dice, game cards, a game board, a pad and pencils so you can actually play a full game!
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Gift Guide 3 to 6: Mini Brands
5 surprises in one brightly colored ball! You won't know what you got until you open each of the sections, it's like peeling an orange!
Depending on the series will determine if your child gets miniature toys or miniature food items. Series 1 features mini toys and accessories; pictured below and Series 2 features food, we had a mini A1 Sauce bottle in ours - so cute!