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The Best Girls’ Toys, Age 4

Last updated on May 3, 2021
Best Girls Toys Age 4

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Our Picks For The Top Girls' Toys, Age 4

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Key Takeaway
 STEM Pick

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register

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Learning Resources

Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register

Children are never too young to learn about money, which is why this girls' toy, age 4 is such an important buy. The cash register is filled with dollars and cents that children can take out, identify and count. Also included is a play credit card for pretend play with siblings and friends.

Overall Take

Develops Math SkillsThe cash register in this girls' toy, age 4 set is solar powered, so you won't need to worry about any batteries running out.

 Fun for Pretend-Play

Play Circle Princess Purse Set

Play Circle

Princess Purse Set

This purse is ideal for stylish kids who like to play pretend. It comes with play makeup, a fake cell phone and dress-up glasses. It's a girls' toy, age 4 that is designed to help little ones develop fine-motor and social skills.

Overall Take

For Stylish KidsThis purse set comes with a cell phone, pretend makeup and car keys.

 Unique Pick

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Peculiar Pets


Scribble Scrubbie Peculiar Pets

This girls' toy, age 4 enables kids to draw on the included pets. They can then wash them off to use again. The set comes with four pets, a scrub tub, markers and more.

Overall Take

Color and WashKids can draw on the pets and then scrub them clean.

 For 'Frozen' Fans

Disney Pop Adventures Frozen Arendelle Castle Playset


Pop Adventures Frozen Arendelle Castle Playset

Kids will love this pop-up "Frozen" castle set girls' toy, age 4. It collapses into a small case when closed. The set comes with Anna and Elsa figures and accessories.

Overall Take

Portable Disney FunThis collapsible "Frozen" castle lets kids take the adventure with them anywhere.

Buying Guide

When you’re searching for toys for 4-year-old girls, there are many options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something educational, imaginative or a little of both, there are different types of toys you can go with. One of the most important things to look for is whether the toys will grow with your child. For example, will she want to play with them when she 5 or 6 years old, or is the toy something that will only capture her interest for a few months? Opt for a toy that can appeal to children in different stages of development and different ages. For example, a dress-up kit is something that can appeal to children of varying ages.

Another aspect to consider when looking for toys for 4-year-old girls is whether they are open-ended. Kids are innately curious and imaginative, and they love coming up with fun new games on their own. Getting an open-ended toy not only fuels their creativity, but allows them to incorporate the toy into their games in different ways. For example, a pretend purse set can be part of a game where the child is imitating mom, or can be a spot for holding their toys when they go shopping.

What to Look For

  • Look for girls’ toys that encourage social interaction with other children, such as siblings and friends. This way, kids can work on their verbal communication, problem solving and sharing skills. A play set like a castle or dollhouse is a good choice for getting kids to play with others. Each kid can play with a figurine in the dollhouse and chat with each other throughout the game. Parents can encourage playing with others by prompting such questions as, “Who else has come to play in your castle?” or “Are you going to invite your guest for dinner?”
  • At 4 years old, a child’s attention span is slowly starting to grow, and they are able to focus on one activity for longer periods of time. Consider getting a toy that helps them improve their focus with different activities. For example, an art kit where kids can draw on small figurines is a fun new medium to try that will hold their attention. It’s different from paper, which kids are already used to drawing on, so they may be more interested in trying out this activity.

More to Explore

If your 4-year-old has a lot of toys which are difficult to organize, consider separating them into stations. This method is common in schools and child care centers. For example, keep all dress-up activities, such as costumes, accessories, play kitchens and related items in one area of the room, called the dramatic play center. Bundle all art supplies like markers, crayons, coloring books and stickers in a bin and keep them in the artistic play center. This is a good way to teach kids where everything goes.

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