I find that once my children pass a certain age, I can't remember anything about that age. Their likes, their toys, their milestones... Here's to hoping that is normal "mommy brain." But I wanted to document all of the items that have been great for Luke especially at this age. He is almost 4. Here are ten things that I would recommend getting as a gift for children age 3-5. There are affiliate links in this post, thank you for your support.
1. Growums: I got the Fruit Cup Garden for our niece and I just love the concept! This is a gift that can be enjoyed even after the thrill of the holidays has passed! There are such cute options like grow your own pizza or stir fry. This is also available as a school fundraiser!
2. Mix and Match Vehicles: This is one of Luke's favorites. You can interchange the parts to create different vehicles, and there are multiple sets. It can entertain him for a while!
3. Plasma Car: This was recommended by lots of mom friends as one of the coolest toys and seems to stay "cool" and appropriate even as they get older (and bigger.)
4. National Geographic Kids Subscription: There are so many "why" questions at this age, these are filled with such interesting topics.
5. MagnetiBook: A portable and fun activity that also helps with fine motor skills.
6. Water Wow! Activity Books: These are perfect for church or the doctor's office. Keeps the kids busy, reusable, and educational. There are many themes to choose from!
7. Magna-Tiles: These are all the rage at home and at school. Kids of all ages love these. Though there are other cheaper brands, these seem to have the strongest magnets, and are said to be worth the price!
8. Little People Play House: Santa is bringing this for Sophie this year! Can't wait to see what she thinks.
9. Tegu Blocks: Pricey but supposedly worth it. Just look at the reviews! Santa is bringing these for Luke this year.
10. ALEX color changing markers Luke is so interested in colors and mixing colors right now (and selfishly, I have wonderful memories of these types of markers from childhood!)