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Four-year-olds are special people. They're far from the cute newborn stage, they're fresh out of toddlerhood and, more than likely, pushing away from your helping hand. This stage can be tough for mamas to grasp, but it's also filled with newfound perceptions, opinions and sayings that prove complete independence is on the horizon. This is why the best gifts for a 4 year old sparks their imagination and helps them develop their self esteem.


So whether you're looking for your child or someone else, these gifts develop a 4-year-old's emotional development and independence:

Father’s Factory wooden digital camera

Father\u2019s Factory wooden digital camera

This digital camera is great for young photographers who enjoy taking pictures just like they've seen adults doing. It's also durable enough to withstand drops and simple enough for them to assemble themselves.

$119

Janod wooden crepe stand

Janod wooden crepe stand

This crepe stand is great for developing the imagination of a true gourmet, while also providing hours of independent play. There's also a cash register and set of coins to help teach math skills.

$139

PJ Masks 2-in-1 mobile HQ

PJ Masks 2-in-1 mobile HQ

Help little ones recreate their favorite PJ Masks episodes by transforming the headquarters into a PJ seeker truck. The drop-down fly-pad is easy for chubby hands to manipulate and the lights and sounds in the control board help them save the day with ease. After all, does every moment have to be about learning?

$69.97

Plan Toys wooden toy banjolele

Plan Toys wooden toy banjolele

This fun toy has the body of a banjo, the neck of a ukulele and adjustable handles that will keep them rockin' to the beat for hours.

$40

Plan Toys cactus game

Plan Toys cactus game

Developing hand-eye coordination is a breeze with this cactus game that teaches strategy and cause and effect.

$10

Janod wheelbarrow

Janod wheelbarrow

Does your little one need help transporting small loads around their outdoor Montessori space? Let them throw everything into this durable metal wheelbarrow while enjoying the fresh air.

$50

Janod scooter balance bike

Janod scooter balance bike

This fresh take on a scooter helps develop balance and coordination, while proving they're the coolest kid on the block.

$121

BIC Kids coloring markers

BIC Kids coloring markers

Every child enjoys playing with colorful markers, but they often forget to replace the tops after usage. Say "goodbye" to dried out tips, as these won't dry out for up to one week. Bonus: The washable ink easily rinses off skin and most clothing.

$6.50

Osmo little genius starter kit

Osmo little genius starter kit

We're in love with this kit that helps early learners develop their whole brain. Kids will build letters with squishy, colorful sticks and rings, while also learning over 300 words.

$119

Kid Trax semi-truck + trailer ride-on

Kid Trax semi-truck + trailer ride-on

Ride-on toys are great for any age, but this semi-truck and trailer has a top speed of 4 MPH which offers the perfect amount of safety for the energetic tyke. It features an easy to operate removable trailer with dual hinged opening trailer doors—just like the real thing.

$249

Janod adjustable art easel

Janod adjustable art easel

Calling all artists! This chalkboard and magnetic dry erase board is perfect for 4- year- olds who are mastering their creativity. It also comes with a plastic storage bin to help organize imaginative play.

$99

Magformers amazing construction set

Magformers amazing construction set

Magformers are a magnetic construction toy where the possibilities are endless. Create 50 ideas with the follow-along idea booklet or build your own adventure.

$50.98

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