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Spark little imaginations with preschool toys

Children in the preschool phase are in a critical stage of learning, but there's still plenty of room for fun. In fact, children aged about 3 5 can learn a lot through play. From motor skills to basic literacy and even some social skills, play helps prepare these little ones for life as big kids. Walmart offers a variety of fun and educational preschool toys for your child to enjoy during this important developmental phase. With our Every Day Low Prices and a vast selection that includes toys for every personality and interest, you can stock up and fill your preschooler's toy chest with the best and brightest playthings available today.

Preschool playsets

As you shop for the right items in our Preschool Toys section, you may be interested in browsing through our multi-piece playsets, which include a variety of different parts, pieces and activities in one package. From classic alphabet toys with all 26 letters to toy sets with several different character figures and three-dimensional vehicles or buildings for imaginative play, these sets provide multiple different ways for kids to enjoy themselves and encourage preschoolers to stretch their creativity to make use of all the pieces in the set. Playsets make great gifts that cover a lot of bases in one go for efficient shopping and increased excitement from the kids. This is a great section to browse through when you're shopping for birthdays or holidays. Think about what interests the preschooler in your life and zero in on playsets that relate to that interest.

Learning toys

We also have dedicated educational and learning toy categories in our Preschool Toys department, making it easy to single out the items that are most likely to increase knowledge and intellectual skills among the preschool set. This section includes electronic toys and plenty of completely analog options so you can give your preschooler a good range of tech and classic toys to learn and grow with. You'll find iconic toys from big-name brands right along with more modern designs. Pick out updated versions of the toys you played with as a kid, or go for something totally new; either way, you'll get an item that both entertains and enriches when you shop in the Learning Toys section of the Preschool Toys department. When you pick out your item, read the product description to see whether it requires batteries and if those batteries are included with your purchase. If not, add some batteries to your cart as well so the toy is ready to go as soon as it arrives.

Active and riding toys

It's important to encourage preschoolers to move their bodies and engage in active play. While it can be tempting to keep the little ones quiet with stationary electronic toys, encouraging play is important for physical and social development at this stage of life. Walmart's Preschool Toys department includes several different types of active and riding toys. Our Outdoor Toys section includes a variety of different preschool-friendly sporting toys, and we also have bikes and other riding toys that your little ones can occupy themselves with outdoors. Some of the items in our Kids' Bikes & Riding Toys section are suitable for indoor use, including rocking horses and other stationary or slow-moving items that are perfect for rainy days inside. If you're looking for an outdoor play structure to encourage athletic activity and fun for your preschooler, you'll find those items in our Outdoor Toys section.

Electronic toys

There's a fair amount of overlap between our Learning Toys and Kids' Electronics sections, with a lot of the educational toys preschoolers love showing up in either section. If you want to zero in on electronic educational toys for your kids, head to the Kids' Electronics section of the Preschool Toys department. There are more fun-focused items in this section, but even items like remote-controlled dinosaurs or cars will inspire imaginative play and encourage the development of technical skills in your preschooler, making each item in this category worthwhile for learning.

Character toys

You can also shop for preschool toys by character; if your child has a favorite movie or cartoon series, you can purchase toys modeled after the characters from those shows and films. Shopping by character gives you a quick and easy way of finding something your preschooler will love for a special treat.

Toys by gender

Though most of our Preschool Toys categories include items that are suitable for any child to play with, if you're interested in getting toys that coordinate with your child's gender, you can find separate categories for boys and girls in the Preschool Toys section. Toys sorted into the boy category tend to use bold primary colors and dark tones, with themes focusing on vehicles and technology. Toys sorted into the girl category tend to use bright pastel colors and light tones, with themes focusing on animals, imagination and fashion.

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