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One of my biggest challenges as a mom is what to get when it come time for gift giving. I feel like my children are blessed with so much, it’s hard for me to justify bringing in truckloads more toys to the house when we already seem to be loaded down. When it is time for presents, I really like to do my research and find gifts that aren’t just another toy to add to the pile, but things that have educational value too. I researched diligently and with the help and input of a lot of great moms, teachers, and friends I put together a list of items especially for preschoolers to keep them busy and their minds active! Here are our ideas for a variety of preschool ages and in a variety of price ranges.

Babies 0-1 year olds

B Squeeze and Stack BlocksLeapFrog Learning TableAlex My Busy Town Wooden Developmental ToyVTech Sit-to-Stand Learning WalkerVulli Sophie the Giraffe TeetherVTech – Rhyme and Discover BookPriddy First Words Numbers Shapes and LettersFisher Price Ball Popper

01 year old gift ideas

Younger Preschoolers 2-3 year olds

LeapFrog Letter Factory PhonicsLeapFrog Learning DVD SetMelissa & Doug ABC 123 PuzzlesPlay DohMelissa & Doug Lacing BeadsMega Bloks Building blocksWEDGiTS Deluxe Set – 30 Piece SetStrider Balance BikeMelissa & Doug Shape Sorting CubeMelissa & Doug Geometric StackerGo Dog GoDr Seuss Books

2 3 year old gift ideas

Older Preschoolers 4-5 year olds

Melissa & Doug Giant Floor PuzzlesMelissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw PuzzlesAlex Toys Ready, Set, SchoolMagna TilesHot Dots Jr. Let’s Master Pre-K ReadingWhere The Wild Things AreIf You Give A Mouse A CookieLeapFrog Leap Reader

4 5 year old gift ideas

We love these gift ideas and think they would be a hit under the Christmas tree or as a birthday gift for any preschool aged kid, but our list is by no means exhaustive.

You can see more of our preschool gift ideas on The Pinning Mama.

What have been some of your children’s favorite gifts though the years?