Three to Five Years
Imaginations run wild when kids are this age. Be sure to stock up on props for dramatic play, tents, tunnels, dolls and accessories, puppets, trucks and other transportation toys, wooden building blocks, construction sets, puzzles, beads for stringing, first board games, story books, and music.
Six to Seven Years
Play is still super important for development at this age. Encourage it with scooters, craft sets, simple science experiments, construction sets, woodworking kits, art supplies, puzzles, board games, dice games, and musical instruments.