10 Best Toys for Four Year Olds
for October 2022

As children grow, their toys do too. Toys designed for 4-year-olds, also known as 4 year olds, are big enough to be popular with older children, but small enough to be manageable for younger children.

In the Different Guide , we test toys for durability, safety, and functionality. Our toys for 4-year-olds are tested to withstand plenty of playtime, including rough-housing, and to stand up to little hands. We also evaluate how easy they are to clean, how durable they are, and how fun they are to play with.

Our picks for the best toys for 4-year-olds are based on our testing, consumer reviews and retailer feedback. Here are the best toys for 4-year-olds of 2022:

Different Guide editors select recommendations independently. Purchases made through our links may earn us commissions.

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iHaHa 236 PCS Construction Race Tracks for Kids Boys Toys, 6 PCS Construction Car and Flexible Track Playset Create A Engineering Road Gifts for 3 4 5 6 Year Old Boys Girls Best Toys

iHaHa 236 PCS Construction Race Tracks for Kids Boys Toys

by iHaHa
What We like

The unique design and bright colors will likely attract the attention of toddlers, and the included accessories will allow them to get creative and make all kinds of tracks.

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SNAEN Science Kit with 30 Science Lab Experiments,DIY STEM Educational Learning Scientific Tools for 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Years Old Boys Girls Kids Toys Gift

SNAEN Science Kit with 30 Science Lab Experiments

by JUYUE
What We like

We have tested many of companies' experiments - the SNAEN set was the most intuitive to follow, and most useful.

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Tuko Transport Cargo Airplane Car Toy Play Set for 3+ Years Old Boys and Girls(Blue)

Tuko Transport Cargo Airplane Car Toy Play Set for 3+ Years Old Boys and Girls(Blue)

by Tuko
What We like

The airplane and helicopter are well-made and durable, but not for little kids. Adults will have to bend down to play with it.

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Kaufam Gun Toy Gift for Boys Age of 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10+ Years Old Kids Girls for Birthday with Moving Shooting Target 2 Blaster Gun and 18 Foam Balls (Dinosaur World)

Kaufam Gun Toy Gift for Boys Age of 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10+ Years Old Kids Girls for Birthday with Moving Shooting Target 2 Blaster Gun and 18 Foam Balls (Dinosaur World)

by Kaufam
What We like

This toy gun is durable, easy for kids to use, and super fun. It moves left and right and automatically shoots foam balls. It's the only toy gun on our list that we like better than our top pick.

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Water Doodle Mat - Kids Painting Writing Doodle Toy Mat - Color Doodle Drawing Mat Bring Magic Pens Educational Toys for Age 2 3 4 5 6 7 Year Old Girls Boys Age Toddler Gift

Toyk Water Doodle Mat

by Toyk
What We like

This mat helps children draw and erase over and over. Its rich colors are great for children's imagination, and this mat is both washable and reusable. It's portable, too, and comes in its own drawstring bag to carry it anywhere.

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Dance Mat, Electronic Musical Play Mats Pink Dance Pad Non-Slip Dancing Floor Mat Game Toy with 5 Game Modes, Christmas Birthday Gifts for 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Girls Toys(39.37

beefunni Dance Mat

by beefunni
What We like

Some of the pads in our tests were easier to keep clean, but others had wasted space that could have been used for a better grip. This one sent a tingling shock through us at first touch, but that didn't last long. Even so, we loved using it, and the little kids loved it, too.

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Play Circle by Battat – Princess Purse Style Set – Pretend Play Multicolor Handbag and Fashion Accessories – Toy Makeup, Keys, Lipstick, Credit Card, Phone, and More for Kids Ages 3 and Up (8 pieces)

Play Circle by Battat – Princess Purse Style Set – Pretend Play Multicolor Handbag and Fashion Accessories – Toy Makeup

by Branford LTD
What We like

Battat makes some of the best pretend play toy purses around, and this 8 piece play essentials set includes all of the essentials. The purse, lipstick, coins, cell phone, and makeup compact all feel functional, and the pretend credit card and key ring fit inside like real credit cards and keys.

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Gabby's Dollhouse, Primp and Pamper Bathroom with Mercat Figure, 3 Accessories, 3 Furniture and 2 Deliveries, Kids Toys for Ages 3 and up

by Spin Master
What We like

Gabby's Dollhouses is one of the best dollhouses on the market, making it perfect for families with children of all ages.

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7.6
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Paw Patrol, Mighty Lookout Tower with 4 Exclusive Bonus Action Figures, Toy Car, Lights and Sounds (Amazon Exclusive), Kids Toys for Ages 3 and up

Paw Patrol

by Spin Master
What We like

Our kids liked the tower and figures best. This 2-foot tall tower features a working telescope, telescope with periscope, buttons to activate sounds and lights, four launch pads, and a zipline for launching vehicles into action.

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TOP BRIGHT Montessori Toys for 2 3 Year Old Girls and Boys Birthday Gift, Fine Motor Skills Toddler Toys Magnetic Worm Games for Age 2 3 4

TOP BRIGHT Montessori Toys for 2 3 Year Old Girls and Boys Birthday Gift

by TOP BRIGHT
What We like

This toy set is a perfect gift for 2 year old boy and girl. The attractive designs of puzzles can attract the toddlers' eyes. The puzzles are very lovely, which can improve brain development, and fascinating color attract the toddler's eyes. Interesting puzzles are very cute, which will greatly promote the development of children's intelligence. It is fun to play.

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