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Christmas is nearly one month away. It’s time to start shopping for fun things for your toddlers and pre-schoolers to enjoy and play. How do you choose the best Christmas gift for a toddler/pre-schooler? The tricky thing with these age groups is that they are they’re still working on gross motor control, fine motor coordination, and even emotional regulation, all of which might make big-kid toys and games too sophisticated for them. Plus, at this age, we want to encourage learning through play.  With that in mind, I’ve curated a list of toys that focus on sensory and education, and the great part is that most are from our kids’ favorite shows like Cocomelon, Bluey, Mickey Mouse, and more.

Related: The Best Gifts for Toddlers to Encourage Learning Through Play

These are the best Christmas gifts toddlers and pre-schoolers will be excited to unwrap on Christmas day.

From sensory toys to educational ones, these are the best Christmas gifts toddlers will be excited to unwrap on Christmas day.

The Best Christmas Gifts for Toddlers

Baby Shark Big Show! Song Cube

Now you and your kids can sing along to the theme song (English version) together! Turn it on and off with just one squeeze. Adorable, stackable, and squeezable, Baby Shark’s Big Show! Song Cubes are made from super soft plush and are perfectly sized for toddlers’ hands. Recreate the Baby Shark dance in your living room with these lovable plush cubes. Lightweight and easy to carry around, they’re also perfect for on-the-go fun. Collect all 8 figures from the Nickelodeon animated series Baby Shark’s Big Show!: Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, William, Vola, Hank, Goldie, and Chucks.

Cost: $5.99 on Amazon

 


Fisher-Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm

This interactive electronic farm playset has over 45 songs, sounds, and phrases for toddlers and preschool kids ages 1-5 years to enjoy. It comes with one (1) farmer figure, four (4) animal figures, and two (2) food play pieces. Collect additional Little People animals for more fun on the farm!

Cost: $24.99 on Amazon


CoComelon Ultimate Learning Bus

This interactive, educational toy for toddlers helps spark creativity while discovering core learning and developmental skills through play. It features two (2) modes of play to engage little ones while developing their fine motor skills. It uses lights, sounds, music, and over 300 phrases and sounds to encourage children to learn letters, numbers, color recognition, and more.

Cost: $43.30 on Amazon


Disney Junior Mckey Mouse Bubble Mower

Inspired by Disney Junior’s Mickey Mouse Funhouse, the Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Bubble Mower push toy for children 18 months and older, features Mickey Mouse-themed decals and colors. This manual, outdoor push toy blows a stream of bubbles into the air as toddlers push it along. It comes with a “gas” can full of bubble solution.

Cost: $21.52 on Amazon


Radio Flyer Deluxe Push & Play Cube Walker

This wooden baby walker has two modes of play: push walker and sensory play. These modes help toddlers gain confidence in walking and develop fine and gross motor skills as they play with the activities.

Cost: $99.00 on Amazon


Playskool Pop-a-tune

Kids ages 1+ can tap the keys to make the colorful balls pop up and fly in the secure dome. Discover cause and effect fundamentals and practice color matching with the balls and tubes
Switch between classic piano and funny, silly sounds! Experience the effects of music: smile, laugh, and dance along! Little Wonders is all about inspiring classic play and encouraging new discoveries that help children learn and grow!

Cost: $39.99 on Amazon

Micro Kickboard Mini 3-in-1 Deluxe Scooter

This innovative 3-stage scooter supports toddlers and small children as they master balance and coordination. This strong yet extremely lightweight gift is perfect for young children ages 12 months to 5 years (up to 110 lbs). It features soft edges, a stable upright design, and quiet, smooth-gliding, non-marking wheels that can be used indoors and out. It offers three (3) rides for three (3) ages all in one box.

  • 1-year-old – start with the ride-on seat using one of two seat heights.
  • 2 years old –  remove the seat for a stand-on scooter with the short O-bar.
  • 3 years old –  replace the O-bar with the T-bar to convert to the Micro Mini Original for ages 2 to 5.

Cost: $124.99 on Amazon

5-Piece Kids Climb & Crawl Soft Foam Block Activity Play Structures

The bright, multi-colored surfaces and shapes help to stimulate your child’s attention and promote the development of their gross motor skills, coordination, and color recognition. Child-friendly materials provide you with peace of mind and your child with a soft, low-impact surface to toddle, tumble, and play
The lightweight blocks resist stains and wear, thanks to an easy-to-clean vinyl surface that wipes clean with a damp cloth

Cost: $139.99 on Amazon

Boon PIPES Interactive Baby and Toddler Bath Tub Toys

This collection of five baby and toddler toys comes in five shapes that your baby can combine in a chain or use individually. The colorful and unique shapes included in the PIPES toy set make bathtime fun for babies and toddlers. Each of the water toys in this collection has a unique design with its own special function to surprise and delight your toddler ages 12 months and up

Cost: $16.99 on Amazon


The Block Set by Lovevery

The Block Set by Lovevery is designed with 20+ fun and creative learning activities that range in complexity to meet every stage of your child’s growth from 18 months to 4+ years, offering years of play in one box. This set introduces kids to STEM concepts like math, physics, and engineering, along with higher-order planning and problem-solving; spatial awareness, motor-skill development, and hand-eye coordination

Cost: $90.00 on Amazon

The Best Christmas Gifts for Pre-Schoolers


Disney Juniors Minnie Mouse Bows-a-Glow Plush

The Minnie Mouse Bows-A-Glow Plush doll features velvety-soft plush fabric, embroidered eyes, and incredible character detail. She wears a mixed-materials iridescent rainbow outfit with polka dots, a matching multicolored plastic bow with 28 LED lights, and shiny pink fabric shoes.

Cost: $32.21 on Amazon (Exclusively)


Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Head to Toes Plush

Kids ages 3+ can learn the “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” song and dance with Mickey Mouse! Preschoolers will love following along with the Disney Junior Head to Toes Mickey Mouse interactive plush, as he teaches them the steps.

Cost: $36.77 on Amazon

Bluey Ultimate Lights & Sounds Playhouse Mega Set

We are huge fans of Bluey in this house. My toddler has asked for this Mega Set that is a whopping 17″ tall and 30″ wide when you open it up! Kids will Press the Octopus to activate lights and over 50 sounds and phrases! The Bluey House includes 2.5″ and 3″ Figures of Bingo and Bluey plus Chattermax and Nana Figures, as well as Bluey and Bingo’s Toys so you can recreate some of the most memorable moments from the show!

Cost: $89.99 on Amazon

PJ Masks Ultimate Adventures Set

Your 3-year-old PJ Mask fans will squeal with joy opening this gift on Christmas day. This PJ Masks HQ playset converts from rocket to multilevel PJ Masks headquarters complete with a decorative computer console and vehicle launcher. Includes all three (3) hero figures and vehicles.

Cost: $44.99 on Amazon


Peppa Pig Visits Australia Campervan Playset

This preschool vehicle toy opens up for lots of oinktastic fun. The opening roof features storage for the family’s surfboard accessories. Kids 3+ years old will enjoy playing with each of the eight (8) figures included. The campervan’s two (2) removable benches provide seats, and two (2) surfboard accessories let kids pretend they’re riding the waves.

Cost: $41.71 on Amazon

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck Toy Playset

This is the perfect playset for children ages 3+ to express their imaginations! They will enjoy making treats at the soft serve machine and scooping station, decorating with the sprinkle maker, tools, and molds, and ringing up customers at the register that makes the “cha-ching” noise. While kids will enjoy the classic ice cream truck jingles, parents will love the built-in storage.

Cost: $75.99 on Amazon


Gabby’s Dollhouse Surprise Doll Pack

Surprise packs are still a hit in our house, even among my 11-year-old. While this is geared towards kids ages 3+, every Gabby’s Dollhouse fan will want this. Kids will unbox a dollhouse-themed package and discover a Gabby Girl figure and her cat-tastic friends, with exclusive face-painted styling, and various kitty-themed accessories! The reusable dollhouse-themed box transforms into a themed backdrop, with windows, perfect for creating your own Meow-mazing stories and adventures with Gabby and her kitties!

Cost: $26.50 on Amazon

Squishville by Original Squishmallows Sweet Shop

Mix a pint of plush with that sugar rush at the Squishville Sweet Shop! The playset features three unique floors of candy-coated galore! The set includes 2-inch Squishmallows, Priya, and Tres’zure that can hang out at the Swirly Shop in the Bistro table and chair! Step up Christmas gift-giving and complete your Squishville collection with accessory sets, vehicles, and playsets!

Cost: $16.49 on Amazon

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From sensory toys to educational ones, these are the best Christmas gifts toddlers will be excited to unwrap on Christmas day.