If you want the best toys and gifts for four year old girls, we have put together a page full of information to help make your task easier. While buying toys in the past meant trudging to the stores and standing in line with all the other shell shocked parents, these days the Internet makes it a bit easier to get everything you need without a hassle at all.
At age four years old, a girl should be developing more self-control over their environment. Their pretend play will be more complex and creative at this age. Additionally, it can be sustained for longer time periods. Because of this, toys should be something that is able to keep their attention. Beyond this, there are many choices available for girls this age.
Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for toys for a four year old girl.
Production – Where a toy or gift is made can tell you a lot about the quality and the safety requirements that were in place while the toy was produced.
Materials – Unfortunately, it is still necessary to check for lead or lead based paint on some toys. This is especially true for toys imported from other countries. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission is a great place to start.
Small Pieces – Even at four years old, you want to make sure the toy does NOT have a lot of small pieces that can be swallowed, causing a child to choke. Playing with a child at this age is also recommended.
Age Appropriate – The best bet is to buy toys that are recommended as age appropriate for babies. These days, toys include information about the suggested age range of children.
Educational & Learning Toys
At age four, it is a good idea to get toys that can help with numbers, letters, and other pre-reading skills. Additionally, it is a good time for books and games that help with manners and social skills.
Playsets are great for the imagination and stimulating creative pretend play. Whether it’s stuff from the kitchen or a doctor’s set with stethescope or a tent to play in, a playset can be a great gift for a four year old girl.