Top Ten Pretend Play Toys For Preschoolers

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I’m  excited to be joining in with a great group of bloggers for a special Top Ten Holiday Gift Ideas series. Please join us as we share our favorite books, games, building toys, pretend play toys, crafting supplies or kits, and stocking stuffers! Each participating blog will create their own unique list each week for each of the categories so be sure to stop by each of the links at the bottom of this post.

This week I’m sharing about my favorite toys to help preschoolers imaginations grow during pretend play. Props can take children from their homes and magically turn them into everything from Doctors to cashiers at the store to veterinarians.

One of my fondest memories of school when I was younger was when my teacher made a make-shift grocery store with old food boxes we had all brought in from our homes. We then used pretend money, pushed around shopping carts, and “shopped”. Now that I think about it, maybe that’s what created my love for shopping :)

While many items can be found around the house, some specially purchased items can enhance pretend play for preschoolers. Here are my ten favorite pretend play toys for preschoolers:

Fisher-Price Medical Kit

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 Learning Resources Pretend & Play Sliceable Fruits &Veggies

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Playhut Lil Explorers Big Red Fire Engine

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Learning Resources Teaching Cash Register

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Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart

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Community Helpers Gear (and any costumes you can find)

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Baby Doll (Any doll will work. Don’t forget the accessories and gear)

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Kitchen Set (My favorites are made by Step2)

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Black & Decker Junior 25 Piece Tool Set (and a toolbench if you have room)

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Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Set

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Looking for more pretend play favorites? Check out these posts:

Pretend Play Toys for Boys and Girls {Top Ten Holiday Lists} from Something 2 Offer

Top 10 Pretend Play Toys for Toddler Boys from Stir the Wonder

Top 10 Lists: Pretend Play Toys for under 3 year olds from Powerful Mothering

Top 10 Gifts to Encourage Pretend Play for Preschoolers from Makeovers & Motherhood

Top 10 Pretend Play Toys for Preschoolers from P is for Preschooler

Top 10 Pretend Play Toys in Our House from Creative World of Varya

Top 10 Preschool Pretend Play Toys from Little Bins for Little Hands

 

Comments

  1. Sonya Morris says:

    Great list! We just bought our preschooler a tent, she will be so excited when she gets it!

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