The gift guide: Toys for a four year old

By age four, children have started building solid friendships and are getting more adventurous by the day. Their confidence and independence is growing and of course a big change is lurking around the corner – the start of school. We’ve collated some of the best toys for four year olds that’ll be much appreciated in these formative years.

At age four, these little whirlwinds of energy are markedly determined and strong-minded. By now they’ll likely have favourite colours, characters and food and have opinions on more or less everything – but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Their storytelling skills will start to strengthen as they delight in telling you about their day. The good news is that there are plenty of fantastic toys out there to further encourage their learning and provide hours of enjoyment. Here’s our pick of the crop for four year olds:

YouDrive Rescue Chopper

As your little explorer begins to understand more of the world around them, their playtime becomes more and more about imagination and exploring. YouDrive Rescue Chopper (£34.99) is the perfect present for a four year old girl or boy – it enables budding aviators take to the skies with a real steering remote control. It features clever auto-hover technology, real working headlights and auto start and stop, making it super easy to fly.

Sport Racer

Chances are your little one will have already developed that need for speed and there’s no better way to indulge it than with their first go cart. The Sport Racer (£109.99) is a sleek-looking front-wheeled pedal car with oversized tyres for safety. A brilliant form of low-impact cardiovascular exercise, the racer also guarantees endless enjoyment.

Builder Bot

The STEM Jr. range was developed to introduce younger children to the topics of science, technology, engineering and maths. Meet Builder Bot (£24.99), the perfect toy to inspire children’s creativity and bring engineering fun. It can be pulled apart and reconfigured in different ways, helping to develop cognitive skills as well as their fine motor movements.



RC Dozer Racer

The RC Dozer Racer (£39.99) is a two-in-one remote control car to take children from pre-school age right up to five years old. It transforms from a racer car to a stunt dozer – they can use ‘racer mode’ to speed around a track or ‘dozer mode’ to tear down buildings. Fill the house with squeals of delight as they race around and try to keep up.

Slammin’ Racers Runaway Railway

Let them explore their creativity with Slammin’ Racers Runaway Railroad (£54.99), a customisable railway system that they can have fun piecing together. Featuring twists and turns and lots of surprises, there’s no telling where the Runaway Railroad will take the train – and their imagination!

Springlings Surprise Assortment

Perfect if you’re looking for a little ‘extra’ to add to their stash of presents, Springlings (£8.99) are guaranteed to bring the giggles to their big day. There are 12 to collect in total and each one features a different animal character with bright colours and funky design.

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