Finding An Age Appropriate Gift

When it comes to finding the perfect toy for the kids in your life, it can be a real head-scratcher at times. There’s so many on the market today that it can be difficult to figure out what will not only be entertaining for them, but will also give them the opportunity to develop essential motor and thinking skills as they play. While some toys may be a great fit for active, older kids, if you’re not careful, you could be gifting younger kids toys that they won’t be able to use until they’re a few years older, or you could even be giving gifts that are just not suitable for their learning stage. To help with that, we’ve got a great gift guide for you below! Finding an age appropriate gift for the kids in your life will definitely be easier with this guide of age appropriate educational toys in Australia

Ages 2-3

Hape - ABC Blocks

Hape - ABC Blocks



















Toddlers will love the bright letters, pictures, and numbers on these blocks, helping them to foster their creativity by building up words, stories, and even buildings with ease. What’s more, they’ll love building things and breaking them down, too, leading to hours of fun.

Melissa & Doug - Magnetic Wooden Alphabet

Melissa & Doug - Magnetic Wooden Alphabet











These magnetic, wooden letters will provide any toddler with hours of play and learning, supporting their learning development as you spell out words with them.



B Dot - Hippo Bouncer

B Dot - Hippo Bouncer
Help the toddler in your life to improve their balance, coordination, and motor skills. Watch them wobble on the spot, or hop all over the room with this bouncing toy, providing hours of enjoyment.

Ages 3-4

Schleich - Horse Feeding Playset

Schleich - Horse Feeding Playset

Got a toddler that loves animals? Encourage their empathy skills with this educational toy in Australia! This horse feeding playset includes 2 hand-painted model horses, one girl figure, 2 bunches of carrots, 2 hay bales, 4 fences and a fence feeder, giving your little one everything they need to feed their horse toy and learn how animals should be cared for.

Melissa & Doug - Magnetic Fishing Game Puzzle

Melissa & Doug - Magnetic Fishing Game Puzzle

Encourage your toddler’s hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills with this magnetic wooden puzzle game. Using a magnetic fishing pole, they’ll catch the ten colourful sea friends from the depths, and love releasing them back into their home.

Olli Ella - Dinkum Dolls - Poppet

Olli Ella - Dinkum Dolls - Poppet

With posable, soft, and cuddly bodies, your toddler will love their new friend! With hours of imaginative play and cuddles ahead of them, each doll comes with their own removable unisex outfit, socks, nappy, and shoes.

 Ages 4-5

Le Toy Van - Sophie's House

Le Toy Van - Sophie's House













This wooden dollhouse helps kids to develop their coordination and balance skills as they create stories and deepen their imaginative skills. With 3 storeys, loft ladders, opening shutters and windows, young ones will get years of play from this beautiful toy.

Ravensburger - 35Pc Animal Kingdom Puzzle

Ravensburger - 35Pc Animal Kingdom Puzzle

Puzzles provide hours of fun and entertainment for young kids, and this one is no exception. With majestic animals displayed in their natural habitats, young ones will love seeing their favourite animals at the waterholes, boarding the ark, or playing with each other with educational toys.

 Ages 5-6

 Micro - Mini Deluxe Micro Scooters

Micro - Mini Deluxe Micro Scooters

Available in a wide range of vibrant colours, get your preschooler a scooter that will help them improve their balance and coordination. With an adjustable t-bar, stable silicon deck, and a smart braking system, any young child will get the confidence they need to master scooting. This scooter is appropriate from ages 2-5, too!

Playmobil - Airport with Control Tower

Playmobil - Airport with Control Tower

Encourage your young ones’ love of play and their imaginations by gifting them this airport playset, which includes a check-in counter, a destination board, a luggage-check-in, and a conveyor with a safety check. This roleplay based learning will give them hours of play and enjoyment.

4M - Doll Making Kit Princess


4M - Doll Making Kit Princess

This doll making kit will help your young one create their very own adorable princess friend, no needles or stitching required! You’ll get everything you need to create your own doll, from yarn hair, beads, fabric, adhesive tape, face template, and even a birth certificate!

 Age 6-7

 Wahu - Pool Hoops

Wahu - Pool Hoops

If your young one loves to swim, help encourage their confidence underwater with these pool hoops! These hoops sink to the bottom of the pool and magically stand upright, and kids can design their own underwater race course with them.

 Age 7-8

 4M - Dig-A-Dino Tyrannosaurus

4M - Dig-A-Dino Tyrannosaurus
Ready your young ones for an adventure as a paleontologist and dig out a dinosaur with this digging kit! Pieces of a dinosaur’s skeleton are hidden in the mold, and it’s up to your child to use the brush and chisel to discover the bones. What’s more, once every bone has been found, you can assemble your dinosaur, too, leading to hours of fun and educational play.

 High as a Kite - Super Pirate Kite

High as a Kite - Super Pirate Kite
Ahoy, matey! Kids will love this big and bold kite, designed with a skull and crossbones and shredded pirate tales. This great flyer will send kids young and old running, giving you hours of play and entertainment.

When it comes to finding an age appropriate gift, it really pays to do your research. At The Play Room, we offer a wide range of Australia educational toys for kids young and old. From building blocks, dollhouses, basketball hoops, to dinosaur digging kits, there’s something for everyone in our store. If you’re wanting more options, come in-store to our O’Connor or Osborne Park showrooms! Or, if you’re wanting to look through our stock online, our handy search function helps you filter toy results by age, so you know that you’ll be grabbing an age-appropriate gift that the young one in your life will love and get lots of entertainment from.

 


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