What toys are appropriate to borrow for my child? It's a common question asked at the toy library. The answer isn't necessarily based on age, but on the developmental stage of the child and, of course, personality and interests. The following play suggestions for preschoolers are starting points that might provide inspiration.
Children four years and up may be more inquisitive and ask more questions. As their language develops they may be interested in letters and numbers. Their physical and social skills may develop and improve.
Suitable toys at this stage include:
· Board games / cooperative play
· Puzzles (30-300 pieces)
· Construction (Duplo, marble runs, magnatiles)
· Bikes and scooters
· Sporting equipment
· Science experimental play
· Puppet theatres
· Animals, sea life and dinosaurs
· Dress-ups and pretend play
All toys shown in the image above are available to borrow from the library. If you need any assistance in choosing suitable toys, be sure to ask a member on duty (they may have a similar-aged child) or our very knowledgeable coordinator, Simon.