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Holiday Gifts for Preschoolers of Any Age
The TLE Team
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Looking for holiday gifts for the little one in your life? You’re in luck! Our dedicated curriculum team  is always researching and discovering the best kind of toys and books to engage our students at The Learning Experience for both entertainment and educational usages. Check out the list of recommendations they have rounded up for Preschoolers of every age.

Recommended Toys:

Puppets – Just inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, puppets are great for introducing children to all forms of learning. You can read books, introduce mathematical concepts, and allow children to express their moods using a wide variety of puppets. Recommended Age –birth through Preschool

Blocks – Blocks come in a variety of textures and sizes. Whether working with young children on building a stacked tower or working with Preschoolers to build a complex structure, blocks are great hands-on method for allowing children time to use critical thinking and problem solving skills. Recommended Age-Older Infants/Young Toddlers-School age.

Recommended Books:

Birth to One: Infants need simple books that introduce them to the world. Board books, books with textures, and any book that has flaps or pops up are exciting and age appropriate for infants.

Eric Carle Board Book Set by Eric Carle

Black on White Board Books and White on Black Board Books

One – Two: Simple board books with colors, numbers, and shapes and concepts that can be memorized and easily repeated for toddlers with growing vocabularies make for the perfect gift.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Little Blue Truck by Alice Shertle

Two’s: At this age board books are still appropriate, however looking for books with more words to encourage the ever expanding vocabulary of a young child is what you should be on the lookout for.

My Truck is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis

Pete the Cat Series by Eric Litwin

Three’s: Fun books that also can introduce real-life concepts through pictures as well as descriptions are great for children in the three-year old range.

Work an Occupational ABC by Kellen Hatanaka

Pigeon Series of Books by Mo Willems

Four’s: Classics are a favorite of this age group, they never seem to go out of style. Think of what you enjoyed as a child and your favorite stories and they are sure to be a hit!

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywait

What Pet Should I Get? By Dr. Seuss

Olivia Series by Ian Falconer

Five’s: Books that inspire creativity and imagination are perfect for the typical five year old. Books with more pages, more complex vocabulary, and fewer pictures will be most appropriate for this age group.

The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

Madeline Series by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Henry Series by D. B. Johnson

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