Are you looking for gift ideas for a 4 year old boy? There are several fun options for toys and gifts that a young boy will enjoy. At four he is still fine tuning some of his fine motor skills along with cognitive skills. He may like to build things by now and with that comes the taking apart things, too. His hands are still small but his dexterity has improved enough that he can handle some of the smaller pieces that he could not just a year or two ago. At four he may already be in pre-school and preparing to enter Kindergarten.
- Soft building blocks for toddlers
- Puzzles for toddlers
- Toddler Camera Reviews
- Pretend phone
- Books for Toddlers
- Dora the Explorer gifts and toys
- Lego for toddlers: Duplo
He has reached an age where he begins to show a strong interest in many things. He is curious about things that he has seen on television or in a movie for children. Personally, I think this is a fun age to buy a gift for. So, let’s look at some popular gift ideas for the four year old boy.
Boys Love Pretend Play – shown above
All kids like to pretend play. Boys just pretend different things from girls, for the most part. A fun gift for a boy to pretend with is a camping set. The lantern and the stove are battery operated for a more realistic experience. There is even a pretend first aid kit! A young boy can pretend to camp in his room or in the backyard.
The 4 year old boy is finding an adventure in just about everything he does. He likes adventure and likes to discover things. A pair of binoculars that are tough enough to withstand his rough play is a great idea for a gift. You can give it to him for the Holidays or his birthday.
Made by Fisher-Price, you know they will be sturdy and kid friendly. This pair has a 2.4X magnification feature. The lens guard bumpers are rubberized. The eye-pieces are soft on his eyes and can be adjusted to the proper space between his own eyes. The strap is kid safe by having a break away feature so that he does not get caught or something that could cause him harm. The hand grips are textured for easy holding and the focus knob allows him to see properly no matter what he is looking at.
An Educational Toy: LeapFrog Scribble and Write
The Scribble and Write helps a four year old to begin to learn how to draw simple pictures and then on to being able to make upper and lower case letters. It has a stylus made for small hands. A surface to retrace on and stroke by stroke guidance begins to teach him just how those pictures and letters are made from his own hand. Parents can connect to LeapFrog Learning path for activities and customized learning ideas. Requires 3 AA batteries that are included with your purchase.
Best toys for four year old boys in Pre-school and Kindergarten
Are you looking for some great gift ideas for 4 year old boys? Look no further. This page showcases some of the best toys for boys this year. Whether you are looking for something special or something simple you are bound to find something suitable here.
Little boys can be hard to shop for especially if you don’t have a 4 year old yourself, this page is designed to show you the best selling and best reviewed gifts for four year old boys available. I hope you enjoy browsing and find a toy that’s popular with your son, grandson or toddler’s friend.
Take Apart Toys For Boys
As I mentioned in the introduction, young kids love to take things apart and put them back together again. Having a toy that allows them to do this is a fantastic idea. His fingers get stronger and he learns to troubleshoot problems by figuring out what pieces go where when reassembling a toy. You can find take apart toys that are just right for a 4 year old boy. He might like an airplane, an SUV style vehicle or a sportscar. No problem there are those very options to give to him.
He will have 25 pieces to play with to take apart and rebuild an airplane. There are 21 pieces to the airplane. A drill has three different bits to use while he works and plays. It requires 2 AA batteries that are not included in your purchase.
Kids often love to take things apart and put them back together again. Kids also love the idea of flying. It’s no wonder therefore that the Battat take-a-part airplane is so very popular. It combines both features.
It isn’t often that you find a toy that is technically interesting for a toddler, and yet each part (including the screw driver) is big enough for their hands to actually manipulate. In other words: perfectly designed for a 4-year old.
Besides this toy airplane there are other models of vehicles that little boys at the age of 4 would love to take apart and put back together again.
The Little Airplane (Lois Lenski Books) [Hardcover]
Lois Lenski (1893-1974) was a popular and prolific author of children’s books. This one has a lasting theme: flying. What 4 year old boy does not dream of becoming a pilot?
You can start out by sharing this book as a picture book and as the child grows older, start to really read the story to them. The facts in the story are correct, so this is an educational book too that will teach your boy about what it takes to become airborne.
A four year old boy might just love his own 4 X 4 vehicle to take apart. He can do that very thing with this toy. Like the toy mentioned above he gets 21 pieces to the vehicle along with a drill and 3 bits to use in taking apart and putting together the SUV or Jeep style vehicle. You will need to purchase 2 AA batteries.
This little roadster or sports car has 18 pieces to remove or replace for the car. It also includes the power drill and 3 bits for him to play with. Requires two AA batteries that are not included in your purchase.
How much fun the fans of the building bricks can have with a set of walkie talkies that almost look like they were made with them. Easy one push button to talk and they work from one mile away.
Kids of all ages love their LEGO bricks. Now, you can get quality walkie-talkies with cool LEGO styling to stay connected to fellow LEGO maniacs up to a mile away. They are easy to use – one channel, simple push-to-talk-button and volume control.
Rocket Toy for 4 year old boy in pre-school – Stomp and launch rockets
iParenting Media Award for excellent product and Top Toy of the year from Creative Child magazine
This is an outdoor rocket that requires no battery or fuel instead you just jump on the button and the rocket goes up. It can go very high in fact, depending on how much you weigh and how hard you jump. Fun for kids and adults, boys and girls.
- Indoor or outdoor
- comes with 4 rockets
- Refill rockets available
There is also a corresponding book to make this a bit more educational.
LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer, Green – For boys aged 3 through 9 years old.
There is a library of 325+ cartridges and downloadable apps, including video, games, music, and creativity apps like drawing.
Includes a front and back camera.
Users say it’s faster as well as more user friendly than the Vtech InnoTab 2.
What do parents say?
My kids were always easy. baseballs, footballs, basketballs, etc. It probably didn’t help that I was always yelling to get outside and play 😉
The walkie talkies and the take a part airplane would both be hits at our house. My little ones love educational toys and just about any book will do. Thanks for the ideas!