Toy and Book Appeal - Gift Suggestions

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BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 0-2 YEARS

TOYS

  • Push and Walk toys
  • Building Blocks
  • Push and Pull Toys
  • Pretend play toys eg. toy keys, phone, kitchen sets
  • Large balls

BOOKS

  • Soft material bath books.  
  • Counting books
  • Alphabet Books
  • Board books
     

 

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

  • Musical Toys - toy keyboard, guitar, maracas
  • Tangible ‘feeling’ Toys
  • Sensory toys with mirrors, sounds, textures.

 

 

BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 2-3 YEARS

TOYS

  • Toy trucks, tractors and cars
  • Pretend play sets - tea party set, plastic golf sets
  • Building and construction blocks
    Dolls - Barbie, La Newborn
  • Duplo (larger blocks)
  • Sand toys ie. bucket and spade
  • Water toys

BOOKS

  • Picture story books  eg. Possum Magic
  • Educational books  eg. Alphabet, numbers or colours
  • Lift the flap books
  • Golden books


 

 

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

  • Matching Games – Cards
  • Simple Puzzles

 

 

 

BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 4-5 YEARS

TOYS

  • Magnetic Toys
  • Transformer toys
  • Dolls or figurines
  • Matchbox cars
  • Barbie doll or My Little Pony sets
  • Throw and catch ie. grip ball
  • Skipping rope
  • Pool toys ie. inflatable toys

BOOKS

  • Repetitive Books - Dr Seuss Cat in The Hat
  • Books with an educational focus eg. Titch
  • Fairy-tale stories - Goldilocks and the 3 bears
  • Activity and colouring books
     

 

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

  • Imaginative Play - Dress ups, puppets
  • Fine motor skill games - Operation, Barrel of Monkeys
  • Creative activities - Playdough, colouring activities
  • Easy jigsaw puzzles
  • Board Games – Snakes and Ladders, Guess Who

 

 

 

BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 6-8 YEARS

TOYS

  • Creative Sets - Paint set, textas, crayons, chalk
  • Active games - bowling set, catch ball set
  • Imaginative play - Action Figurines, Monster High, Shopkins, Duplo
  • Outdoor toys - kite, frisbee, yoyo
  • Lego
  • Remote control cars
     

 

BOOKS

  • Picture story books eg. The Day the Crayons Quit
  • Small chapter books eg. Aussie Nibble
    Educational Picture Story Books
     

 

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

  • Board Games  - Connect Four, Pop N Hop, Mouse Trap, Hungry Hippo, Jenga
  • Art, craft and bead sets
  • Jigsaw puzzles


 

 

 

BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 9-10 YEARS

TOYS

  • Sports toys - Netball, basketball, football
  • Board Games - Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Family Feud
  • Beach Sporting goods
  • Remote control car


 

 

BOOKS

  • Chapter Books eg. Aussie Bites, 75th Story Treehouse, Rainbow Magic
  • Educational Picture Story books eg. Just another Ordinary Day, Count on Frank
  • Children’s novels

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

  • Board Games - Chess, Checkers, Guess Who?
  • Art and Art Craft sets
  • Interactive Board Games - Twister, Pictionary
  • Meccano sets
  • Lego

 

 

BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 10-12 YEARS

TOYS

  • Sports Toys - netball, basketball
  • Beach sporting goods
    Stationary - diaries, notebooks, glitter pens
  • Interactive board games - Twister, Pictionary
  • Board Games - Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Family Feud
  • Meccano kits

     

 

BOOKS

  • Chapter Books eg. Books by Judy Moody
    Short Novels
     

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

  • Board Games - Game of Life, Scattergories, Scrabble
  • Science Kits
  • 500-1000 piece Jigsaw puzzles