Since Jude's birthday is right after Christmas I love doing a gift guide with the things he's loved most in the past year. This year's installment is Jude and I's recommendations for the Top Toys for 3-4 year olds (AKA preschoolers). You won't find anything that makes obnoxious noise or breaks easily (my requirements) or that is boring or only briefly cool (Jude's requirements). You can find our other guides here: Top Toys for 1-2 and Top Toys for 2-3. Most of the items on those older lists are still very much loved and played with regularly, now that's what I call value! Read on to see this year's additions to the playtime line up.
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2. Tangrams. If your little one loves puzzles, tangrams are sure to delight. This is one of those awesomely educational toys that is also super fun.
3. Train Set. We have had a train set for quite a while, I think I have as much fun building track and surrounding block buildings as Jude does. I will say that this got a lot more play when we made the train table.
Since I wanted to stick with toys there are a few great gifts that didn't make the list but are very much worth mentioning. Jude loves a magazine subscription: our top two are Crafting Connections and Ranger Rick Jr.. Books are always great gifts. Oh, and last year I mentioned art supplies, this year I would add more "grown up" supplies such as clay and oil pastels.
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