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Toys for a 4 year old boy?

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MrsOs Fri 03-Jun-16 20:02:51

He loves orchard toys, jigsaws and magnatiles and has just started getting into role play like playing shops and pretending to be fireman sam and rescuing his teddys and playing with his hulk gloves

What toys do you think are good for when they get to that role play stage?

MrsOs Mon 06-Jun-16 09:07:22


wombattoo Mon 06-Jun-16 18:07:07

When my DGD was that age, we had a little cash till with plastic money, and plastic fruits and stuff. She loved it. In fact we had to add all sorts of things from round the house for us to buy and sell grin

wombattoo Mon 06-Jun-16 18:08:39

I meant to say that DGD and DH would 'set up shop' in the dining room and I would have to go in a 'customer', browse around and make polite chit chat.

FuckingFattyBitch Mon 06-Jun-16 18:11:50

Ooh, I got DS1 a fire engine tent from argos when he was younger. It was quite big too so perfect for being fireman Sam in.
Tills are good too.

MrsOs Mon 06-Jun-16 20:11:28

Thanks ladies 😉

flutterworc Sun 26-Jun-16 08:43:39

Melissa & Doug do a box of hats which is great - growing out of them isn't as much of a problem and you can supplement with generic clothing that can be used for dressing up and the occasional costume if it's a particular favourite.

barney11 Thu 15-Sep-16 17:26:56

Superhero dressing up is popular with my 5 and 3 year olds (Batman etc). Lego Juniors is a great Lego range for 4 year olds.

rascalstoyshop Wed 05-Oct-16 11:39:47

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FlouncingIntoAutumn Wed 05-Oct-16 11:45:33

I'm a fan of children using real money in role play to learn their coins. £1 of coppers goes a long way and then a few silver coins thrown in as they get a little older.

Doctors kits, little tool kits, empty sweet boxes taped up to be stock to sell (raisin packets, smarties tubes, mini/ individual cereal boxes etc)

5minutestobed Wed 05-Oct-16 11:50:34

Imaginext or playmobil are popular here.

popthisoneout Wed 05-Oct-16 11:53:56

DS is 4 and loves imaginary play. His medical kit gets a lot of use, I out plasters in there and he patches us up. The till and shopping stuff is a hit. He has a fire engines and helicopters he rescues his teddies with.

5moreminutes Wed 05-Oct-16 11:54:36

Playmobile. Small world play is an extension of role play - 4 was the age all my kids got into quite long running and complicated small world play with Playmobile - when the older two were 4 and 6 up until about 7 and 9 they used to take over the whole living room with Playmobile worlds, building whole communities and transport systems with boxes and books and non Playmobile toy cars and all sorts (we have a lot of books but don't hold them sacred, they can be house roofs and roads temporarily as long as they aren't bent or ripped and get put back grin )

I'd get him some Playmobile - mainly people and animals, the structures aren't necessarily worth the money especially if you have the kind of child who might dismantle them although my nearly 6 yo still loves the Playmobile house handed down from DC1 and plays with it a lot - it's lasted well unlike the stables and hospital

Idliketobeabutterfly Fri 14-Oct-16 14:10:45

Playmobil, Lego and cars here. Oh and brio.

acarter001 Wed 19-Oct-16 13:06:32 have got some really cool role play toys. There are some shop type ones and loads of kitchen-based ones.

I got my little one this pirate ship play set ( which went down an absolute storm!

JaneNG Wed 19-Oct-16 13:12:15

Lego is the best thing but as your child is quite young I suggest duplo

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