Can you believe that it is almost the holiday season? It seems like time flies when you are raising little ones. Here at Fun Van we often have parents ask where we get our toys and which toys we like the most for different age groups. Since the season of gift giving is upon us, we thought we would create a gift guide of a few of our favorite things and where you can grab them. We found all of these on Amazon (not sponsored). Happy Shopping!
Magna Tiles: Ages 3 and up
Great for open ended play, building, science concepts like magnets and physics, pricier than other brands but also more durable with stronger magnets for sturdier creations.
Mini Squpz: Recommended for Ages 5-10 but suitable for younger ages with adult supervision
These stick to any smooth surfaces like high chairs, windows, bathtubs and more. Great for tactile sensations, fine motor skill development and easily portable. Also dishwasher safe.
Magna Doodle: Ages 3 and up
The perfect toy for mess free writing and drawing. Kids love the easy erase feature and our teachers recommend it for car and plane rides.
RAINBOW TOYFROG Spinning Toy for Baby- 12 months and up
This is a crowd favorite among Fun Van participants. This simple toy helps children practice fine motor skills. Children love to watch the pieces spin and fit together.
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Doctor Kit for Kids, Medical Toy, 19 Pieces, Blue, Ages 3+
Ideal for pretend play and social-emotional development. Children also get fine motor development practice, as they must use this skill to grasp and maneuver the medical toys. We recommend pairing this toy with baby dolls or stuffed animals so you or ill-fated younger siblings don’t become the patient.
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Dress-Up Set Ages 3 and up
Great for imaginative play, fostering diversity, science concept of magnetism and social emotional development. We also love that there are tons of options for different types of dolls
Top Bright Wooden Race Track Car Ramp Racer With 4 Mini Cars Ages 1 and up
Simple toy that teaches scientific concepts, turn-taking, fine motor skills, and language development. We love watching the children light up with excitement as they anticipate which car is going to win.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Town & Vehicles Play Set 40 Pieces includes Play mat Ages 3 and up but suitable for younger ages with supervision
This wooden play-set is great for stimulating imaginative play, building vocabulary, and making real world connections. A durable toy that lets kids enjoy creating their own city with buildings, vehicles, and workers to match, including a fireman, mail carrier, farmer, animals, and more!