Toys and gifts for 2 & 3 year olds

Toys and gifts for 2 & 3 year olds
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Build preschool readiness with our range of Christmas gifts for 2 year olds and Christmas gifts for 3 year olds. We’ve chosen 5 Christmas gifts for toddlers and preschoolers that will spark their curiosity. Each encourages hands-on learning through play and will help your little learner explore and learn more about themselves and their world.

From fun pretend-play food to a real working microscope for kids, make sure one of these is wrapped and ready under your Christmas tree this year.

New Sprouts Pasta Time (Ages 2+)

Set up a fun, pretend play pasta kitchen with New Sprouts Pasta Time. These fun kitchen-inspired toys are ideal for children aged 2 and up to dream up imaginative dinners. New Sprouts is a high-quality range of household and occupation-themed creative play toys that preschoolers will enjoy for years.

This 20-piece set of play food includes meatballs, ravioli, noodles, bread, and a cheese shaker. Serve up a yummy pretend Italian-inspired meal on plates and enjoy with fun, chunky, kid-sized forks. Buon appetito!

GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope (Ages 3+)

My First Microscope is an award-winning microscope developed by a scientist and mum as a real working science tool for preschoolers. Available in fun, bright colours including new the new pink My First Microscope, young children can view specimens and objects at up to 8x magnification.

This fully functioning microscope for 3 year olds features a chunky focus knob that’s easy for little hands to turn, and dual eyepieces so children don’t need to close one eye to view. It’s easy to use – simply place an object on the viewing stage, turn on the LED light to illuminate the specimen and take a closer look.

Design & Drill Bolt-It Bucket (Ages 3+)

Design & Drill Bolt-It Bucket is the construction toy set that’s all about the thrill of on-the-go drilling. It’s ideal for fun at home or as a travel construction toy. Little builders learn early STEM skills through hands-on play thanks to the built-in drilling board lid on top of a bucket that’s packed with brightly coloured bolts. Plus, the new-look toy power drill lets kids see the gears turn as they play.

Pretend & Play Post Office Set (Ages 3+)

Young postmasters learn all about weighing, sorting, stamping letters and dealing with friendly customers with this fun roleplay set. This set includes over 150 pieces that develop a key range of early learning skills through hands-on play. When children set up their own play post office, they work with money, stamp letters, help customers and sort mail just like a real postmaster. When playtime is over and the post office closes, pieces store inside the set which folds away for easy storage.

Pretend & Play Original School Set (Ages 3+)

This award-winning classic learning toy set will help young children build a range of skills through pretend play. There are lots of roleplay opportunities through which children can explore social skills, develop speech and language, and lose themselves in open-ended pretend play fun. The set includes a school clock for telling the time, a mini classroom bell, and a double-sided map. Through play, children can work through their feelings about big school and play out experiences. The contents also encourage letter and number recognition. When school closes and it’s time to pack away, pieces store inside the set which folds away for easy storage.

Find more fun Christmas gifts for todlers at our Christmas Shop. We’ve taken the hard work out of finding the perfect toy for your child. Visit our online Christmas store where you can shop by age, stock up on educational stocking fillers, and invest in festive family games that will keep everyone entertained. Visit our blog for more ideas and Christmas activities for kids.