Toys for 4 year old boys that require actual thinking is my new mantra this Christmas!
I am on a quest searching for toys for 4 year old boys that are not electronic but do involve thinking skills. Sister it is not easy to find locally. However, enter in the very thing I want Greyson to avoid and ironically I am finding some online.
Listen, I am a mom of multigenerational children, and I miss hands-on toys. In straightforward terms, I started birthing babies when I was young and had my last baby in my forties, so I've seen toys come and go over the years. Lo and behold, here I am again this holiday season on a mission for the perfect Montessori toys for my four-year-old boy.
Wouldn't you agree that our toddler toys need to take them away from a screen and back into their imagination? Don't get me wrong, I love abcmouse.com, and I would gladly recommend it. But I want GREYSON OFF THE COMPUTER! Like NOW!
Below is my running list of "toys for 4 year old boys" for my little stinker bell's Christmas this year. (OH MY LORD I can't believe he will be FOUR!!) (Keep in mind these are also great toys for girls as well!)
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I'm so excited for Greyson to open this on Christmas. I know he will love it and it will help in my goal to keep his screentime limits in place. Instead of passively handing my Iphone over, I can say get your playtime bucket and PLAY with your toys!
This is so cool. First off, it's magnetic which makes it less likely that I will step on them at 2 a.m. This one will probably also entertain my teenager as well. Win, Win! So not only does it make the toys for four year old boys list but also for my 13 year old daughter list lol.
This is pretty darn cool, don't you think! This mini-engineering pack includes Train, Helicopter, Truck, Motorcycle, and 3 Dinosaurs. This is one of my most favorite on my list of toys for 4 year old boys!
Shape Sorting, Learning time, and Problem-solving! I'm super stoked about the clock especially. I have had a difficult time in the past teaching my kids how to tell time, so this is a much-needed toy for my house. If you know the trick to teach a child how to understand time, PLEASE COMMENT!!
(If you are shopping for a new mama check this guide out!)
Scientific exploration and the introduction of a critical scientific tool is essential in starting your child off on the correct STEM path! I'm a nurse, so science is my thang! So, of course, it made the list of toys for 4 year old boys who need to love science like their mama.
First off, this is tricky because I would not get this for a toddler under 4 because it is MARBLES!. That being said, some kids are still fixated on sticking stuff in their mouth. You know your toddler and all.
Last year around Christmas, Anna worked at a skate shop and raved about the little ones who came in on balance bikes. The recommendation is to get them around 18 months, so we snoozed on this toddler toy but thankful we did finally do it three years old. Greyson was extremely excited to open his on Christmas day and has loved using it. It's an awesome concept that you should read all about here: Starting a Toddler on a Balance Bike Tips and Tricks by Tales of a Mountain Mama!