The Ultimate Kids Gift Ideas - Best Gifts for a 4 Year Old
At 4 years of age, your little one is really getting the sense that the the world around them is starting to open up. 4-yo kinder and new people, new things, new teachers, new places and learning lots of new concepts are exciting. They will be emphasising their likes and dislikes and are no longer as easily swayed as in previous years. It's really beautiful seeing them blossom, their language, their expressiveness.
They really start constructing their own space at this age – whether it’s designing their own worlds, animals, building things or making shops and parlours out of whatever they can get their hands on. Being a bit bigger they are also more open to new sports and just trying things. They will start writing at this age and understand letters properly so they will start to look at books in a different way than before.
Key areas of development are: Social & Emotional, Creative & Imaginative Play, Cognitive, Problem Solving
Play is a really important part of your child’s life and builds the foundation for not only their physical development but also emotional and social development. Independent play time is really valuable and important to build into your child’s day. And it's important for you too!
These Love Mae lunch boxes are amazing!! My girls both have them. For my you gest when she started kinder, having her own lunch box was such a big thing. I also have the cooler bags to match. Various designs to choose from. The Love Mae Lunch Box has 4 compartments of various sizes, and comes complete with 2 x small, leakproof containers. Add a cooler bag with ice block for the things that need to be kept cool. NON TOXIC including BPA, PVC, Phthalates and metals free.
My girls LOVE setting up the beauty parlour. Doing their make up, nails (also check the no nasties nail polish and make up). THEY LOVE IT!!! This beautiful pretend play beauty kit will last through all of your children’s years of playing dress-ups, shops, and Mum’s and Dad’s. It’s made from timber instead of plastic, and is designed to be a timeless addition to their toy collection that invites imagination into your home, and into their play.
This book is magic. It should be in every childs library. A story about the endless potential in all of us. Maybe, just maybe, you will exceed your wildest dreams. The illustrations are beautiful. And it is a message that everyone needs to hear - mums and dads included.
Meet your new BFF - she is Playpa, and she loves helping you look after the kids. She is awesome!! A new take on an old creative play favourite! You can colour it, sticker it, play on it, decorate walls with it. Each 8 meter roll is printed with a repeating design that your kiddo can colour, sticker and play on, providing countless hours of artistic fun. Different designs available.
This is an attractive traditional wooden board swing skilfully crafted with profiled edges. This swing is made from sustainably milled naturally durable timber. It is a swing for the nostalgic. Simply beautiful.
This is great indoor or out. My girls love this. So much fun for the little ones. Set of 9 pieces. Small enough to take on a road holiday with you.
If your kids are like mine they love learning about different countries and animals. And more animals, and more.... They will spend hours learning about animals, landmarks, vehicles and more by location with Mudpuppy's Map of the World Geography Puzzle. This 78 piece puzzle includes 17 special puzzle pieces that are shaped like icons of the region, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal. Featuring colourful illustrations, this puzzle is an engaging and unique way to start learning world geography!
For dress ups or as a keepsake, little girls love cute jewellery. Choose from charm bracelets and necklaces from My Little Silver, Lauren Hinkley or Little by Kirstin Ash.
handwoven using 100% Natural Rattan, this vintage-inspired bag is made for tiny trinkets and treasures like shells, feathers, sea glass, Holdie Mermaids and more! The Shell Bag makes the perfect portable home for Holdie Folk Mermaids and your small folk’s most loved possessions wherever they go. Come in Straw or Rose.
Check out our more detailed Play Guides which we have by age for more inspiration.