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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Top 10 gifts for toddlers and preschoolers.

Toddlers are probably my favorite age group to shop for.  No matter what you give them, they love it!  They may also love the box more than toy.  With this age group, focus on toys that highly interactive and that have ways to grow with them.

Top 10 Toys – Ages 2-4

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Melissa & Doug Stacking Train

Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

Incorporate the standard blocks toy with a moving parts train and you’ve got a toy any little one will love.  If you have a more advanced block lover, check out the Geometric stacker.

Price: $12.99-$13.60
Ages: 2 +

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Leapfrog Scribble and Write

Little ones can start by tracing the lights to learn letter strokes and shapes and then graduate to writing their own letters.  The toy gives them feedback on accuracy and has games to make learning to write (and letters) fun.

Price: $14.29
Ages: 3+

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VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels- Airport Playset

This VTeach system is one of 6 interchangable sets that have sounds, phrases and interactive movable parts.  Kids can enjoy role playing while learning letters and sounds

Price: $21
Ages: 1 +

click clack moo

 Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type – By Doreen Cronin

Books are a perfect choice for any kid.  This particular author has books that parents and kids will love.  Grab this series and then read Duck for President and all the others.  We started getting them at the library and loved them so much we had to by them so that others could have a chance to check them out.

Price: $8-$15
Ages: Newborn to 99+

monster bowling

Monster Bowling

What mom doesn’t want a way to entertain kids inside on a cold or rainy day?  Turn the hallway into a bowling alley and have hours of fun.  Knowing toddlers, the Monsters will also turn up at tea parties and other play time events.

Price: $22.18
Ages: 2+

bath toys

Munchkin Bath Shapes Set -84 pieces

Remember when bath time was the highlight of the day?  Bath toys don’t need to be elaborate, so go for quantity with a big set of letters and numbers.

Price: $10
Ages: 3+

leapfrog picnic basket

Leapfrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket

Turn tea parties into picnics.  Kids learn shapes, colors and songs as they have a picnic with their basket.

Price: $18
Age: 2+

Bubble Machine

Gazillion Bubbles Machine and Refill

This is really a present for all the mama’s that have spent hours sitting in the front porch blowing bubbles.  This is a necessary small appliance in any home with toddlers and preschoolers.  The kids will love all the bubbles and you will love sitting back and relaxing.

Price: $13.62
Ages: 2+

Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad

Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad

Kids love art and to make a mess.  You can’t go wrong with stickers, chalk, finger paints, and other simple art gear.  Grab this online, or use craft store coupons to get great deals with $1 sticker pads and more.

Price: $1 +
Ages: 3+

radio flyer trike

Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike

This is one gift to ask grandma for, it’s a bit on the pricey side.  However, it is very well thought out and I’d say very worth it. This starts as a trike that you strap little ones in and can push from behind.  Then as they grow, you can remove pieces.  I’ll tell you the last thing that ever came off for us though was the push stick… you’ll like not having to bend over and push when they get tired half way from home.

Price: $80+
Ages: 9 months to 5 years

What is your favorite gift for this age?

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