Now that the big kids are all back in school (let us all pause in a moment of silence to give thanks to the amazing teachers for taking our children back – we love school! :-)), it’s time to focus on the lil’ Smarties. Most preschools start back up next week – and yes, we hear your shouts of joy, preschool moms!
We headed over to our fave toy store in town, Toys & Co., to see what’s on their must-have list for the preschool crowd. There are seriously way to many to list here, but we did our best to find our faves!
Games and Workbooks
Toys and Co. has the BEST selection of preschool board games in town. Here are some of their faves. Click here for their full list.
Thinkfun’s Zingo games are some of the best!
While you’re there, pick up a few workbooks for home to reinforce the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and more.
Jungle Jumparoo: Have you seen this yet? As seen on “Shark Tank,” it’s just the best thing to ever happen to a preschool mom who’s faced with a preschooler full of energy. Kids go CRAZY over it. Go directly to Toys & Co. for this one – quantity is limited!
Role Play: Check out Toys & Co.’s huge line of toys that foster role play – Pretend Play, Dress Up, Kitchen Play, and Spy Gear.
Classic Wooden Blocks
Tegu – super cool wooden blocks with magnets
Plus Plus – Interlocking building pieces that create 2D, 3D, and even curved edges. Super fun and perfect for fostering creativity.
HaPe – Sustainability, education, innovation and fun is what Hape Toys is all about. They have a full line of educational toys made with the environment in mind.
Fine Motor Skills: Toys & Co. has one of the best selections of Melissa and Doug and other toys that build fine motor skills like sorting, stacking, and lacing – those must-have skills for any preschooler. (Pssst! Toys and Co. tells us that a BIG shipment of Melissa and Doug is coming in this month!) Click here for their full selection.
Puzzles: Preschoolers love puzzles – especially the big floor puzzles!
Toys & Co has some of the cutest book bags, lunch boxes, and other accessories that are the perfect size for the little Smarties.
You can find Toys & Co at:
Cotswold Village Shopping Center
242 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 (704)365-7890
Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm | Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm