When boys reach the age of 4-years old, they are beginning to hit some developmental milestones. This is when they typically reach several cognitive, language, and gross motor skill milestones. It’s also a time when children this age begin to develop their logic skills and fine motor skills, too. Therefore, it’s vitally important that parents help facilitate all of this development by giving them toys that will challenge them but are also fun to play with.
Since this is such a critical time for young boys with parents trying to prepare them for kindergarten, we thought it would be a good idea to find out which toys are the best toys for this age range. What we’ve ended up discovering were the ten best toys for 4-year old boys. Toys that will help boys fine-tune all of their newly acquired skills and have fun while they’re doing it.
My Top 10 Best Toys For 4-Year Old Boys Recommendations & Reviews
#10 Windy City Novelties LED Light-Up Dinosaur
Even though we did try to emphasis toys that were educational for this list, we do realize that sometimes toys are just meant to be fun, and that’s exactly why we decided to put this toy on the list. It’s a 6-inch tall and 12-inch long purple-and-black dinosaur that’s designed to provide boys and girls 3-years and older with a ton of fun. Although some parents may find it’s ferocious roars to be annoying after a while, children will love it as this dinosaur walks and light up its clear spikes with red, blue, and green lights.
- Boys absolutely love this toy
- It’s also safe to play with
- It’s very noisy
#9 Think Gizmos Take-Apart Racing Car Toy
It seems like some 4-year old boys are just born to take things apart and if they’re not given a toy that they can disassemble, then they may end up taking something else apart. After all, they’re just trying to figure out how things work. Fortunately, this toy satisfies that curious nature and gives them something they can assemble and disassemble again and again. This not only provides them with hours of constructive play but also allows them to build fine motor and deductive skills in the process. This product features a car with realistic sounds and a drill that makes realistic sounds.
- Helps the child develop fine motor skills
- 4-year old boys love to play with it
- It may frustrate children that aren’t very patient
#8 TEMI Dinosaur World Activity Mat
This activity playmat is unlike many of the other playmats currently being sold by different companies nowadays. The first thing that makes it different is that it’s a Jurassic themed playset with dinosaurs and not a car-themed one that parents usually will find. And two, the playmat itself isn’t made out of inferior PVC but is instead made with a fabric mat. This mat is 31.5×27.6-inches, so it takes up a bit of room space, and it comes with 9 dinosaur action figures, 5 trees, and a storage case. This allows 2 to 4 children (or adults as the case may be) to have hours of dinosaur fun.
- Children love playing with this mat
- Provides hours of imaginative playtime
- Requires a bit of room space to set up
#7 ETI Toys 101-Piece Building Block Set
For parents who are trying to ween their children off of digital appliances and toys, at least a little bit, this toy is a lifesaver. It’s a 101-piece construction toy set that’s perfect for 4-year old boys and provides them with an interactive and tactile experience that they won’t soon forget. Using this set, children can explore engineering concepts, all while thinking they’re doing something fun. And since they can build one of twelve different toys with this set, it never loses its playability.
- Develops hand-eye coordination
- Is a great toy for teamwork activities
- The bolts can’t always be unscrewed easily by the child
#6 Lincoln Logs Educational Construction Toy Set
There’s a reason why Lincoln Logs have been around for over 100+ years. That’s because they allow for interactive play and can be used to build some amazing log cabins. Although we feel that this set could’ve come with more logs, particularly considering its price and the size of its tin, it does provide 111 all-wood pieces that are sure to keep children entertained for hours on end. These logs are made of real wood and have been stained so that they look like real log cabin logs.
- Kids love to build log cabins with this set
- Comes in a convenient storage tin
- For the price, more logs could’ve been included
#5 Toy Choi’s 100-Piece Kid’s Toy Workbench
Although it’s natural to think that a toy workbench in this price range would be made of cheap plastic, that’s not true with this toy. It’s made of a durable ABS plastic that’s designed to hold up to a lot of use and abuse. It also features a unique design that allows it to be set up as a standard workbench, as a tool suitcase or as a trolley case. It also comes with 100-pieces that can be used to simulate real “work.” And that’s probably its’ only downside. It has so many pieces, it’s easy for pieces to get lost over time as the child plays with them. However, that’s a minor concern and this is a toy that delivers great value.
- Kid’s love to play-pretend that they’re working
- Excellent value for the price
- Pieces are easily lost
#4 Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Super Station Set
Even though this Thomas & Friends tank engine set might be a bit large for many homes, it’s a set that will unleash a ton of imaginative possibilities for most children. This set is compatible with Thomas & Friend’s Adventure sets, Track-Master Sets, Wood Railway Engine Sets, and Thomas Tank Engine Mini Sets. This extremely large set hold over 100 engine (sold separately), and it has over 35-feet of track. All of which makes it a great set that can be expanded easily by buying additional playsets and engines.
- Connects with many other Thomas Tank Engine sets
- Kids absolutely love it
- It’s very large
#3 OmWay Digital HD Video Camera
This digital toy camera is a great gift for children who love to experiment with photography. This dual-lens camera can take both 1080p video and 8MP photography, so children can use it to capture photos or videos of special occasions. Although the instructions included with this camera isn’t all that great, it’s still easy to figure out how to use this product. And because of its small size, it’s perfect for children to handle. Everything considered it’s a great toy camera many boys are going to enjoy.
- Kids love it
- Sized for children’s small hands
- Instructions could’ve been better
#2 Brickyard Building Blocks 101-Piece STEM Toy Set
This educational building set is a perfect introduction for 4-year olds into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math. It contains 101-pieces, and it does a great job of sparking creativity in children. This is because using this set, children can build robots, cars, animals, and a lot of other things that may only exist in their imagination. Although we didn’t feel that this set was as durable as it could’ve been, it’s still a great set that both children and parents can enjoy.
- Great introduction for children in the world of STEM
- Kids love to play with this set
- Not as durable as it could’ve been
#1 KKONES 273-Piece Dinosaur Play Set
This huge dinosaur road playset contains everything a child needs for an afternoon of fun. It combines two favorite things of most 4-year olds, dinosaurs, and race cars, and puts it into one great set. It comes with 240 pieces of track, two dinosaur cars, 8 signs, 8 doors, 1 slope, 1 bridge, 1 bumping road, 1 ball, 1 tree, and 4 tires. Although the dinosaur-themed race cars do tend to go through batteries quite rapidly, this is one of the best toys for 4-years on our list.
- It’s an absolutely massive playset
- Kids really love it
- The cars use up batteries quickly