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Best Gifts for 4 year old boys

Updated on July 31, 2013

Best Gifts for 4 year old Boys 2013

By 4 years old, most boys have accumulated a big collection of toys, including cars, trucks, action figures, pretend play toys and costumes, and other toys. So finding gifts for 4 year old boys may not be an easy task. Here you will find a collection of the Best Gifts for 4 year old boys 2013 - best sellers, toys with the best customer reviews, and most wished for Gifts in 2013. We will also introduce you to the Best Learning Toys for 4 year old boys to help them build and develop logic, math, and written language skills. Does your 4 year old have a favorite toy? Please tell us about it by leaving a comment in our Guestbook.

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Guide to the Best Gifts for 4 year old Boys

What are 4 year old Boys into? What are the Best Gifts for 4 year old Boys? 4 year old Boys enjoy pretend play - they can occupy themselves for longer periods of time, they are great at using their imagination, so the pretend play is getting more complex. 4 year olds can come up with great Pretend Play scenarios that involves dress up, play sets, and action figures, and enjoy reenacting scenes from their favorite movies and cartoons. 4 year old boys are also into pirates, robots, knights and dragons, spaceships and helicopters. They LOVE Transformers and Super Heroes - Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, and Spider Man Capes, Masks, Action Figures, and Play sets are at the Top of 4 year old boys' wishlists. Many 4 year olds look up to Firefighters and Police Officers and enjoy imitating them by dressing up into costumes and playing with Toy Emergency Vehicles and police officer and firefighter figurines. Most 4 year old boys are also into construction sets, especially Lego Bricks. And just about every 4 year old Loves spending time outdoors, camping, playing Sports or riding a scooter, a skateboard, or a bicycle.

#1 Building Sets for Boys

Lego bricks and Lego building sets make great gifts for 4 year old boys. For boys approaching their 5th Birthday, K'Nex and Zoob building sets will add a new level of difficulty. Marble fun is another fun and fascinating toy - first, kids get to use their engineering skills to build a structure, and then they have even more fun watching the marbles go down the marble run. Perfect toy for stimulating reasoning and creativity.

#2 Best Learning Toys for 4 year old boys

ALEX Discover Ready, Set, School Craft Kit
ALEX Discover Ready, Set, School Craft Kit

Ready, Set, School Activity Box by Alex is full of activities to help your child develop fine motor skills, learn to tie shoes, read and write letters and numbers, recognize shapes - essential skills for kindergarten readiness.

Quercetti Tecno - 80 Piece Building Set
Quercetti Tecno - 80 Piece Building Set

Quercetti Tecno Building Toy is another great toy to help develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity. It also helps build another essential skill - intuitive reasoning. The set includes a variety of shapes, tools, screws, bolts, and nuts, giving young engineers an opportunity to build a variety of 3D structures.

LeapFrog TAG Reading System, compatible with the older style, Green
LeapFrog TAG Reading System, compatible with the older style, Green

Excellent learning tool for 4 year olds. They learn to make a connection between letters and sounds, play games to reinforce the new skills, and, with repetitive use of the reading system, preschoolers start to recognize words which is an essential step to early reading.


#3 Electronic toys with Educational Benefits

If you are looking for an educational electronic toy that would help your child learn letters and numbers and introduce them to reading and math in a fun and entertaining way, a tablet for kids will be your best bet. LeapPad 2 and InnoTab 2 are the best kids tablets available for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Both Tablets have touch-screens and built in camera/ recorder. The tablets come with some apps and more apps and games are available for purchase. LeapFrog makes apps and games for LeapPad and VTech makes apps and games for InnoTab. If you have Leapster games, they will work with the LeapPad and LeapPad 2. InnoTab 2s with wi-fi allows you to download new apps and games wirelessly. Please note that you will not be able to download Android Apps, such as Netflix for Android, on the device (wi-fi connectivity is for downloading games only). LeapPad and InnoTab are the older versions of LeapPad 2 and InnoTab 2. The older versions of the tablets are similar to the newer tablets and may be more affordable, but please note that the older version of InnoTab does not have a camera.

If you are looking for a more affordable gaming system, VTech MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System is a great value!

If you are not on a tight budget and are looking for an Android kids tablet with an Mp3 player, camera, and a movie player, you may want to consider Kindle Fire HD for kids with new parental controls.

#4 Best Board games for 4 year old boys

Turn family time into learning time with fun and educational board games to help your 4 year old learn to take turns and learn sequence, strategy, and cooperative play. Board games help develop math and reading skills, as well as assist with developing social and fine motor skills.

Sequence for Kids
Sequence for Kids

Spot it Jr, Sequence for kids, Blokus Jr, Bingo and Zingo are some of the board games worth considering.


#5 Top Gifts for active 4 year old boys - Who enjoy Sports and Spending Time Outdoors

Grow-to-Pro Pogo and Razor Scooter will make good gifts for boys approaching 5th Birthday. You can find them by clicking on one of the links below and doing a quick search.

The gift of fun Outdoor Time

Give your 4 year old boy the gift of fun outdoor time with this Swing-N-Slide Newport News Wooden Swing Set for hours of sliding, swinging, climbing, and pretend play.

#6 Knights and Dragons toys for 4 year old boys

Give your 4 year old plenty opportunities to use his imagination with a knight costume, a dragon, a castle, and a sword. And to help him come up with a scenario for creative play, be sure to read him a book about Knights, dragons, and the good old times.

#7 Pirate Themed Gifts for 4 year old boys

Ahoy Pirates! All aboard the pirate ship. Time to go find the hidden Treasure chest! Playing pirates is fun, and 4 years old is the perfect age to get the most enjoyment out of the pretend play.

#8 Cool gifts for 4 year old boys

4 year old boys love the multi voice changer that allows them create different voice combinations. The monster feet are perfect for boys who like to act as silly monsters. And the tent is a must have for camping adventures inside and outdoors.

#9 Rockets and space gifts for preschoolers

Have a preschooler interested in science and space? Is he fascinated with rockets and the stars and planets? Then be sure to check out our gift suggestions below.

#10 Super Hero Gifts for 4 year old Boys - at Toys R Us on Ebay

Super hero masks, room decals, action figurines, and other Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman, Hulk merchandise are at the top of 4 year old boys' wish lists.

Best Christmas Gifts for 4 year old Boys - Does your 4 year old Have a Favorite Toy?

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    • katiecolette profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @elyria: Very true :) There are so many different electronic devices for kids on the market, but some of them have more educational value than others. InnoTab and Leappad are great options if you are looking for educational toys.

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      6 years ago

      Educational Electronic toys seem to be super popular among 4 year old kids these days.

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      6 years ago

      If I were a 4 year old boy, my eyes would be dancing with delight right now, what an excellent selection!


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