Top 10 Educational Toys for 4 Year Old Kids 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Educational Toys for 4 Year Old Boys and Girls

 
Little boy looking through binocularsThe list of the ten “best of” learning toys for kids 4 years of age has the perfect combination of picks that are not only educational, but get kids’ minds really whirring with hands-on fun and challenges.

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best educational toys recommended for 4 year old boys and girls for the Christmas holiday season of 2016 and into 2017. Ranking for the list is based on level of popularity for each toy, as well as considering the overall consumer ratings and reviews.

For shoppers: For each of the toys listed on this page, multiple online shopping resources are listed – chosen for low pricing, safe and secure shopping and product availability. Links to reviews for each toy are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar
2. Fat Brain Squigz Starter Set
3. Learning Resources Primary Science Magnifier & Tweezers
4. LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System
5. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe
6. LeapFrog Letter Factory Leaping Letters
7. Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set (85 Pieces)
8. VTech Write and Learn Creative Center
9. LEGO Education Math Train
10. LeapFrog Scribble and Write

1. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

Price: $38.17
You save: $0.78 (2 %)
100 new from $38.1718 used from $31.30

Ages: 3 – 6

The first pick among this year’s top 10 educational toys for 4 year olds is the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar.

The Code-a-pillar, designed to look like a caterpillar, is a sectioned, tech-savvy bug whose colorful segments arrange and rearrange for zigging, zagging fun in any direction. Kids learn numbers, colors, digital sequences, and navigation. Lovin’ the challenges for problem-solving skills.

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Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar

$38.99
End Date: Friday Mar-31-2017 9:34:00 PDT
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Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

$20.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Thursday Mar-30-2017 5:29:39 PDT
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Fisher-Price Think and Learn Code-a-pillar

$47.65
End Date: Sunday Apr-9-2017 11:28:06 PDT
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2. Fat Brain Squigz Starter Set

Price: $24.95
You save: $0.04 ( %)
41 new from $21.950 used

Ages: 3 and up

Fat Brain Squigz also makes a bold appearance among the 2016-2017 best educational toys for 4 year old kids.

This kit of Squigz is a starter set, complete with 24 squishy, bendable, squeezable pieces. These are creative and fun ways to build interesting things, because each Squig comes with a suction cup (or two, or three). Love the colors.

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Squigz Starter 24 Piece Set Kids Fat Brain Toy Used Missing 1 Pcs

$9.99
End Date: Tuesday Apr-18-2017 16:36:41 PDT
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Squigz Starter 24 Piece Set Kids Fat Brain Toy Co. Creativity Fine Motor Skills

$22.85
End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 21:09:45 PDT
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Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set - 24 pc.

$30.48
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 10:16:48 PDT
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3. Learning Resources Primary Science Magnifier & Tweezers

Price: $7.99
You save: $3.00 (27 %)
18 new from $3.990 used

Ages: 3 and up

Coming in next on the list – Learning Resources Primary Science Magnifier & Tweezers.

For little explorers, scientists, and curious hearts galore, this magnifier comes with a pair of tweezers for close examination of interesting outdoor stuff, like leaves, insects, and rocks. Just be sure that your kiddo is careful and gentle with bugs.

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Learning Resources Primary Science Magnifier & Tweezers

$11.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 18:28:36 PDT
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Learning Resources Primary Science Magnifier and Tweezers

$7.64
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 17:15:03 PDT
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Kids Child Loupe Learning Resources Primary Science Glass Magnifier

$17.35
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 14:32:50 PDT
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4. LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System

Ages: 2 – 4

The LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System hits 4th of the best 2016 holiday educational toys for kids age 4.

The Interactive Learning System is a fun, exciting way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to learn more about the world around them. There are 16 activities, and several of them feature life skills that might come in handy one day, like easy geography, map navigation, and the first day of school.

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White Leapfrog Leapstart Interactive Learning System Preschool Skills School

$29.99
End Date: Friday Mar-31-2017 15:20:55 PDT
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LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Preschool &

$34.79
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 2:32:38 PDT
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LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

$36.67
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 9:06:27 PDT
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5. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

Price: $52.88
You save: $2.11 (4 %)
33 new from $52.887 used from $46.01

Ages: 2 and up

One of the more versatile among the top 4-year-old kids’ educational toys for 2016-2017 — VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe.

The Touch and Learn Deluxe is an interactive desktop that transforms into an easel and a chalkboard. There are 5 pages of fun, educational activities, teaching kiddos all about numbers, colors, shapes, letters, and food. I’m lovin’ the musical elements too!

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New VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe Interactive Learning System

$54.99
End Date: Friday Apr-21-2017 9:41:29 PDT
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Vtech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe Set - Get Ready For Kindergarten

$7.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 10:10:11 PDT
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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk - Purple - Online Exclusive (Non-Deluxe

$55.91
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 17:57:41 PDT
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6. LeapFrog Letter Factory Leaping Letters

Price: $14.99
16 new from $14.990 used

Ages: 3 – 6

LeapFrog Letter Factory Leaping Letters arrives at #6 on the list.

Leaping Letters are loads of leapin’, jumpin’, bouncin’, learnin’ fun. This little factory comes with 26 letters, all colorful and chunky, and a magnetic board with a timer. There are several ways to play, but the main game consists of placing the letters in the board before they JUMP free.

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LeapFrog Enterprises LeapFrog Letter Factory Leaping Letters

$20.99
End Date: Saturday Apr-15-2017 23:47:12 PDT
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LeapFrog Letter Factory Leaping Letters

$16.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 17:47:51 PDT
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LeapFrog Letter Factory Leaping Letters

$14.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 13:33:48 PDT
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7. Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set (85 Pieces)

Ages: 4 and up

And hitting the 7th position of the ten best educational toys for 4 year old kids this year – Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set.

Marble Run is a fast-paced, super-fun game of networked tubes and tunnels. Kids arrange and rearrange their arenas, releasing up to 15 marbles at once to see them navigate their custom-made mazes. The super set includes 15 colorful glass marbles.

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Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set 85 Pieces + 15 Marbles, Ages 4

$24.95
End Date: Saturday Apr-22-2017 4:20:05 PDT
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Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 60 Piece +Marbles 10

$19.99
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 14:25:41 PDT
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Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Gla...

$24.99
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8. VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

Price: $19.98
You save: $5.01 (20 %)
29 new from $19.980 used

Ages: 3 – 7

Also managing a place among this year’s best four year olds’ educational toys is another from VTech with the Write and Learn Creative Center.

The Write and Learn is a creative, cool way for kiddos to learn about their letters, ABC recognition, and how to spell simple, basic sight words. The bottom board is a magnetic write-on board, complete with a magnetic stylus. The top board features a screen with push-buttons for alphabet challenges.

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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center New

$22.53
End Date: Saturday Apr-15-2017 6:22:41 PDT
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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

$22.55
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 20:16:03 PDT
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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

$24.80
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 7:29:33 PDT
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9. LEGO Education Math Train

Price: $99.95
2 new from $99.951 used from $86.96

Ages: 2 – 5

Next up — LEGO Education Math Train.

The Math Train, a colorful chugga-chugga choo-choo, is a 167-piece setup with numbered train cars, including a caboose. Also includes mini figures, activity pages, and gemstones with “wood panel” boxes. This is one of those LEGO must-haves for love-learning toddlers.

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LEGO Education 6100407 Math Train

$134.25
End Date: Monday Apr-10-2017 19:10:47 PDT
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LEGO Education DUPLO Math Train

$99.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 15:59:46 PDT
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LEGO Education 6100407 Math Train

$115.29
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10. LeapFrog Scribble and Write

Price: $24.99
35 new from $23.740 used

Ages: 3 and up

LeapFrog Scribble and Write is the final item among the top ten toys for four year old girls and boys for 2016 and into 2017 and is a very popular returning favorite.

Perhaps my favorite toy on the entire list. The Scribble and Write comes with a screen that projects light-up alphabetical letters. Kiddos can follow along with their stylus, making the motions of drawing the letters to learn how to spell and recognize the ABCs. Also teaches number recognition and counting.

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NEW LeapFrog Scribble and Write

$17.99 (1 Bid)
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LeapFrog Scribble and Write Early Learning tablet Letters numbers preschool

$8.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-26-2017 14:21:45 PDT
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LeapFrog Scribble And Write Teaches Kids To Write Easy Grip Educational Toy New

$57.46
End Date: Wednesday Apr-26-2017 9:55:56 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/11/16.

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