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If you could order a little boy from the 1950 Sears Robuck catalog, my preschooler is who would arrive. He loves daddy, dirt, and demolition, in that order.
Are you in the same boat? Keep the demolition limited to the playroom with our little guy’s favorite construction toys for preschoolers!
My dad got these for my son for Christmas a few years ago, and they remain a favorite. They’re similar in scale to Matchbox cars. And made of sturdy plastic with movable parts that stand up to tough play!
My younger sister bought this for my son for his second birthday. And the movable digger and working steering wheel made it an instant hit. Plus it is a fraction of the price of a Power Wheels, and the compact size means my guy can ride it inside as well as out!
About 5 inches long and 3 inches high, this RC construction toy is the perfect size for little hands. And the plastic body make it sturdy enough to stand up to play, but light enough not to damage my walls! It drives forward and back, rotates, and the digging arm moves up and down easily!
This looks, sounds, and even moves just like the real thing, only smaller. And you can find one in nearly any color or style to match the real one in your garage. Our son spends hours outside “cutting” logs down to size with Daddy to prep for the winter.
Back when the library had toys to share in the children’s room, this sturdy floor puzzle was a favorite of our preschooler. With eight vehicles working in this scene there is so much to keep your little one’s attention. And big shiny pieces make it ideal for young hands to manipulate, and for mamas to wipe down.
Bonus: 3 Best Construction Books for Preschoolers!
Okay, okay, books aren’t toys, but they foster so much creative play. And they are basically the backbone of our homeschool. So here are a few of our favorites!
Watch your little one find the little bunny hiding in each of the construction sites in this book. See construction workers dig, hammer, and even take a coffee break. Pictures are adorable and detailed, and the flaps sturdy enough to hold up to your in-home demo team.
Nearly half a century old, this simple classic shows more than 50 different trucks! From construction vehicles to classic milk and hot dog trucks, each truck has an illustration and a job description. Expect this one to become a favorite to pour over together!
A sweet spin on The Little Engine that Could. The new snowplow in town is so small that the other public works trucks wonder whether he can get the job done. But when one of the big trucks gets stuck in a big storm, the Little Snowplow proves that size isn’t all that matters.
Trucks are Classic Toys for a Reason.
Kids love them. They stand up to tough play. And they can even teach about what goes in to constructing the towns and cities we live in.
Check a child (or two or three) off your list with any of these well-constructed toys!