The 2024 edition of The BIG Toy Book just dropped and features curated showcases highlighting more than 325 new toys, games, and adjacent products across 13 categories.

This issue’s Preschool showcase includes tons of toys that are developmentally appropriate for 3-4 year olds, including early learning toys, surprise toys, sensory toys, and more.. Check out a digital version of this curated showcase below and click here to read the full issue!


GNOME SWEET GNOME

In this single player game, preschoolers must figure out where the three gnomes are hiding in the garden by trying to re-create one of the 48 challenges. Through this wooden matching game, kids can hone their logic and deduction skills.

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  • MSRP:
  • $26.99
  • Age:
  • 2+

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Available: April 2024

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PRETENDABLES MILK & COOKIES

The set includes cookies, a cookie jar, a milk bottle, cups, and plates. Kids can pour the bottle to watch the milk flow and disappear.

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  • MSRP:
  • $24.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Available: Summer 2024

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PLAYSKOOL SIT ‘N SPIN

The classic spinning activity toy returns for a new generation. Kids grip the center wheel and control the action with an easy-to-spin design that can go fast or slow. The active play pattern encourages balance, coordination, and motor skills. It may even inspire a post playtime nap after little ones are all tuckered out.

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  • MSRP:
  • $34.99
  • Age:
  • 18MOS+

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LITTLE TIKES STORY DREAM MACHINE — STORY COLLECTIONS

With the Little Tikes Story Dream Machine, kids can watch, listen, and read along to their favorite stories. New Story Collections include Big Bird & Friends, Kung Fu Panda Dragon Warrior, Cookie Monster & Friends, Trolls Special Day, and Axel the Truck.

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  • MSRP:
  • $14.99 (each)
  • Age:
  • 3+

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BLUEY — HEELER CELEBRATION HOME

This updated, two-level playset comes with 11 accessories to furnish the rooms and stickers to customize the house with a festive pop of fun for Bluey’s birthday. The playset comes with a unique Bluey figure in a party hat and a new shower for the bathroom. The kitchen features a fridge and an oven for…

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  • MSRP:
  • $39.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Available: July 2024

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GABBY’S DOLLHOUSE PANDY PAWS’ PAW-TASTIC WATCH

Kids can flip up the cover of this wrist watch to check out the time and choose from 10 clock faces. Kids can also play four games and collect popcorn shapes for snack time with Gabby and Kitty Fairy, make milkshakes with Cakey Cat, and more. Includes an alarm, timer, and cuckoo clock.

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  • MSRP:
  • $14.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Available: Spring 2024

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MLB MYFIRST BASEBALL AND NFL MYFIRST FOOTBALL

Preschoolers can play indoors and outdoors with these plush sports balls licensed by the MLB and the NFl.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $9.99-19.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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POKÉMON PRIMERS TYPES: BOX SET COLLECTION VOLUME 2

This book series is designed for young kids to journey into the world of Pokémon and discover the unique qualities of various Pokémon types. Each book features more than 100 lift-and-reveal flaps for an interactive experience. The set includes Pokémon Primers: Electric Types, Pokémon Primers: Fairy Types, Pokémon Primers: Ghost Types, and a sticker sheet.

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  • MSRP:
  • $39.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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PAW PATROL JUNGLE PUPS MARSHALL’S DELUXE ELEPHANT VEHICLE

This elephant-themed Jungle Pups firetruck features a water projectile launcher with a unique Load ‘N Launch catapult system to play out exciting PAW Patrol-inspired missions. It comes with a Marshall action figure and three projectiles.

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  • MSRP:
  • $29.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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THE EGGCELLENT HIDE & SEEK GAME

Players can hide the silly egg and let the egg hunt begin. Kids will look around the room for the silly egg, and when they find it, they can click the button to hear the secret song. It combines a dance party, a kids’ game, and a celebration all in one.

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  • MSRP:
  • $14.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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DESIGN & DRILL SHARK

Preschoolers can build and bolt their shark and roll into imaginative play with the roller wheels on its belly. It includes eight colorful bolts and a kid-friendly screwdriver.

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  • MSRP:
  • $14.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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THOMAS & FRIENDS PAINT DELIVERY SET

Preschoolers can send their pal Thomas racing through Wayland Station to pick up and deliver paint with this motorized train and track set. They flip the switch on top of the engine to send Thomas racing along the track, but as he pulls the troublesome truck over the bridge, the paint cans will wobble and…

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  • MSRP:
  • $24.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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FLAMING DRAGON

Kids can “fly” around the room with this 37-inch Flaming Dragon roleplay toy. It features a soft grip handle and fierce lights and sounds for imaginative play.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $25.00
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Available: Spring 2024

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BUILD-A-WORLD: MAGICAL ADVENTURE

Illustrated by Hannah Abbo, this create-your-own fairy tale set includes 10 stand-up scenes, 30 play characters, and a story-starter book with fun prompts to ignite kids’ imagination and storytelling.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $19.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Available: May 2024

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LETTER TRACING SENSORY PAD

Kids can learn how to form uppercase and lowercase letters using this tracing pad, which is filled with thick movable gel that helps kids develop fine motor skills.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $19.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Available: June 2024

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CRISS-CROSS APPLESAUCE GAME

Kids will sit down, hold the Talking Stick, and draw a card, then they act out one of 36 activities like tracing letters, roaring like a lion, or doing jumping jacks. This game is part of a line from Briarpatch designed to get kids ready for school.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $14.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Available: Fall 2024

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INSPIRING CAREERS MOMMY’S SHADOW STACKING AND NESTING BUILDING CUBES

This set comes with 10 stacking blocks in descending sizes featuring a diverse group of women in various family and career roles. Each cube also features a conversational prompt to inspire the next generation.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $19.99
  • Age:
  • 2

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BUILDABLE PEOPLE WITH BIG EMOTIONS

Encourage toddlers’ creativity and help them explore their emotions with this 71-piece LEGO Duplo Buildable People with Big Emotions set. Preschoolers build and rebuild the five characters to reflect the diverse world they see around them. There are 10 expressive faces that help them share their feelings.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $49.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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MIGHTY MAN ACTION FIGURE

This 12-inch action figure features five points of articulation, comes with a removable hammer, and says three phrases from the Mighty Man series.

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  • MSRP:
  • $14.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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MATCH IT! OUT IN SPACE

Match It! Out In Space includes a set of real-photo matching puzzle cards that help to introduce kids to space themes. The puzzle cards feature 30 pairs of space-related words and their corresponding pictures. The pieces are also self-correcting — only cards with the correct answer will fit together.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $12.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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GOOD NATURE ALPHABET CARDS LEARNING SET

The 32-piece set is a resource for letter recognition, alphabet order, and more. It includes 21 consonant cards, five long vowel cards, five short vowel cards, and one arrow card for highlighting a letter.

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  • MSRP:
  • $14.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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LITTLE TIKES POP UP PEG PALS

Constructed out of FSC-certified wood, this preschool toy prompts kids to identify animals and explore the concept of cause and effect as they press down each animal peg to see it pop up.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $12.00
  • Age:
  • 2+

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Available: Summer 2024

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COOL DOWN CUBES SENSORY FIDGET SET

These four calming sensory cubes have different fidget actions to help kids as they work through their emotions. Kids can squeeze the slow-rise foam, spin the spinner, solve the maze, and sift the falling beads. The cubes store in the tray when playtime is over.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $12.99
  • Age:
  • 4+

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PETIT FRIENDS PUPPET THEATRE SET

Kids can engage in imaginative storytelling with this easy-to-assemble set. It comes with puppets, a theater, and sticker sheets to create 10 animal friends and decorate the stage. It is made using FSC-certified paper and packaging.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $15
  • Age:
  • 4+

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Available: Spring 2024

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ERIC CARLE BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY TODDLER COSTUME KIT

The Eric Carle Beautiful Butterfly Toddler Costume Kit is perfect for any occasion — a party, dress-up, or a day of imaginative play. Inspired by Eric Carle’s beloved characters, this kit features vibrant wings and a charming hat.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $15.99-20.99

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Available: Halloween 2024

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SMASHERS JUNIOR DINO DIG LARGE EGG

There are 18 surprises in this dino egg, including six molds to create shapes with one the included kilogram of dino dough. Kids will discover dinosaur pieces and connect them to create a new Dino pal.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $19.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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GLO PALS SENSORY JAR

The Glo Pals Sensory Jar is simple to use: just add water to activate the jar and then kids tap it to change colors. The soft handles make it easy to play on the go. The jar is available in six colors (sold separately).

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $20.00
  • Age:
  • 3+

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About the author

Ashley Pelletier

Ashley Pelletier

Ashley is assistant editor for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book with a Master's in journalism from Quinnipiac University. When she isn’t writing her latest story, she is reading a fantasy novel or rewatching one of her three favorite TV shows over and over again. She’s also a big fan of showing people pictures of her two dogs and cat.

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