Although each child is different and may enjoy different toys and interactions, the following are suggestions for activities and toys for the preschooler. A preschooler:
Needs space in which to run and explore
Enjoys simple sports and other activities
What you can do as a parent:
Read to your child.
Take trips to the park, beach, and other places.
Encourage play with other children.
Limit how much TV your child watches.
Toys that can be ridden
Small, supervised pool
Wagons and wheelbarrows
Skates or scooters, if you keep a close eye while your child uses them
Trucks, cars, and airplanes
Clothes to use to play dress-up
Doctor and nurse play equipment
Nails, hammer, and saw
Play makeup and shaving supplies
Toys that play music