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Toys for 4 Year Olds

The world is so full of wonder when you are a 4 year old. At this age there’s so much to learn, see and do. Your child’s imagination is bursting with ideas and craving learning opportunities.

Your 4 year old’s pretend play is becoming more imaginative and creative, their fine motor skills are improving allowing them to better grip and handle smaller toys and complete more complex tasks

Fun Educational toys are an ideal way to support ongoing learning. At 4 years old, they’re at the ideal age to introduce more complex toys such as coding and programming robot toys, early science learning, hands-on experiments, fun outdoor play and discovery, construction and more. It’s important to remember the main thing your child needs from playing with you is to have fun. It’s important not to turn play into ‘lessons’. Try and provide an interesting environment and enough time to play, and follow your child’s lead.

  • Crazy Forts Glow in the Dark

    Just add bedsheets for endless fun! Crazy Fort is powered by a child's imagination. A single Crazy Fort Kit contains 25 geometrically precise balls and 44 sticks that connect to create a multitude of possible play structures. Simply throw a bed sheet over top and watch their creativity flourish.

    Make Your Own Crazy Fort!

    Create a Cave one day, an Igloo, Pirate Ship or Castle the next put the pieces together in different configurations, that glows in the dark. Toys that promote collaborative play between boys and girls are few and far between. The more they have, the better it gets as multiple kit structures are even more impressive.

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  • Connetix Magnetic Tiles 102 Piece Creative Set

    Sparking hours of limitless creativity, fun and unstructured play, our 100 piece Creative Pack will bring imaginations to life.

    Providing endless possibilities for creativity and learning through PLAY, our Creative Pack features a variety of shapes in different colours, including fences and door frames. It is a great starter option for family play and building BIGGER Connetix creations!

    Whether playing independently or with friends and family, the Creative Pack encourages STEAM learning, fine and gross motor skills as children create bigger castles and rockets, tall walls, ball runs and coin drops, bridges and towers, as well as exploring patterns and shapes, creating colour sorting boxes, plus so much more. Our Creative Pack will also support the development of perseverance and resilience as children design larger scale builds, testing the limits of their imagination.

    Expand your collection and complement your 100 Piece Creative Pack with our 62 Piece Starter Pack and 40 Piece Expansion Pack to collect every shape in every colour – or take your magnetic tile play fun to the next level with our unique Ball Run Expansion Pack!

    Featuring large and small squares, plus three types of triangles in six vibrant rainbow colours, this pack is the perfect introduction to Connetix play or as an addition to growing magnetic tile collections.

    Designed to foster imagination and encourage children to explore STEAM learning through PLAY, this pack will inspire children to create 2D and 3D designs such as houses, castles, farms, zoos, car parks, rockets, towers, puzzles, sorting boxes and coin drops, plus so much more! Watch as they explore concepts of magnetism, design, shape, patterns, engineering, mathematics and colours while developing fine motor and problem-solving skills.

    Recommended Age: 3+ (contains magnets and small parts).

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  • Stomp Rocket Jr Glow

    The Stomp Rocket Jr Glow provides active outdoor entertainment, day or night.

    The Jr Glow version is suitable for younger children (Age 3 +).

    Part of the Stomp Rocket range, it is guaranteed to provide all ages with endless hours of fun.

    An excellent STEM toy which encourages learning through play and will keep the kids playing outdoors for hours.

    Winner of Creative Child Magazine’s 2014 Preferred Choice Award. Multiple Award Winner , Preferred Choice Award, iParenting Media Award for Best Product

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  • Clack

    CLACK! is both the name of the game and the sound that the magnetic discs in the game will make when you slap one against another.

    You'll slap them together as you're trying to claim the right discs as quickly as possible. To set up the game, lay out all 36 discs face up so that everyone can see the colored symbols on them. One player rolls the two dice one showing colors, the other symbols. Next everyone simultaneously tries to grab any discs showing the colored symbol determined by the die roll. If a die shows a white face instead of a color or symbol, then that characteristic is ignored for the round. For example, if the roll is white (i.e., blank) and red, then players can grab any disc with a red symbol. If both dice show white, then it's a free-for-all, with players grabbing as many discs as possible! A player can use only one hand to grab discs. If a player accidentally grabs the wrong disc, she must return that disc to the playing area, along with an additional disc as a penalty. When all the discs have been claimed, the game ends and the player with the most discs wins!

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  • Squigz 22 Piece Set

    One of Cogs The Brain Shops all time best seller, Squigz are fun little suckers! Construction with suction! Apply pressure to two Squigz. Air rushes out and the fun rushes in! Named Best in Play€ by Parenting Magazine, these fun, flexible little suckers come in eight different shapes and stick to each other and any flat, non-porous surface without leaving a mark. Just break out your creativity and fine motor skills to make anything your pliable little mind can dream up. Build a tree, a rocket ship, an octopus.

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  • Lottie Dolls

    Designed in Donegal, Ireland, Lottie Dolls are very popular and have featured on the Late Late Toy Show on a number of occasions including 2023.

    Lottie Dolls are based on the average proportions of a nine-year-old child rather than those of an adult, celebrate childhood and promote the empowerment of children by encouraging kids: to be themselves, to play – imaginatively and adventurously, to have fun!

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  • Primary Science Lab Activity Set

    Discover the wonders of chemistry and science using real laboratory equipment made specially for kids. This Lab Set is ideal for sparking curiosity and introducing children to science and chemistry through hands-on play. Perform the simple child-friendly science experiments featured on the Activity Cards using supplies easily available at home or school. No mess, no fuss! The 10 Activity Cards wipe clean and equipment can be washed with warm, soapy water.

    The set includes beakers, magnifying glass, funnel, pipette, flask, tweezers, lab style glasses, large and small test tubes with lids and stands, activity guide and 10 Activity Cards.

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  • Super Smile Dentist Kit Play Set

    Smile, the dentist will see you now! This Melissa and Doug Super Smile Dentist Kit Play Set features an over-sized set of pretend teeth so young dentists-in-training can give cleanings, treat cavities, and even fit retainers and braces! Mark the pretend teeth with “cavity” stickers, then use the vibrating tool with interchangeable polishing and drill heads, and the toothbrush to clean.

    The set includes realistic instruments like a pick, mirror, floss, a dental rinse bottle and cup, 2 gauze pads, 2 tooth polish cups, and an instrument tray to keep organised. A mask, reusable ID tag on a lanyard, and a double-sided reusable activity card round out the dentists office experience. The play set is a fun and engaging way to teach good dental health practices, and to ease kids fears or feelings of stress associated with a visit to the dentist. Spark a childs creativity and imagination and inspire young dentists for years to come.

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  • Hurlóg

    The Hurlóg is the perfect gift for your 4 year old budding hurlers / camogie players. Made of a light, soft foam it is safer for younger children to use. A soft foam ball is also included. The Hurlóg is soft, light, safe and great fun to use both indoors and outdoors. The Hurlóg has been hugely popular at Cogs since we started stocking it in late 2022.
    A junior hockey version is also available here.

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  • Magformers My First 54 Pieces

    Magformers My First 54 Set will introduce yourchild into the amazing world of magnetic constructions. My First 54 helps children to distinguish colours and shapes and explore the surrounding environment.

    Includes: 12 x triangles, 24 x squares, 6 x diamonds, 6 x traipziods and 6 x rectangles. A colourful themed model booklet with construction ideas and shape matching activity cards are included and I added a photo of the goods and keywords.

    Age: 3+

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  • Pretend & Play Original School Set

    This award-winning imaginative play set from Learning Resources will help young learners feel confident about starting “big” school while also developing a variety of key early skills as they play. The brightly coloured play school set will engage children from an early age and provides imaginative play opportunities based on own first hand experiences. Helps develops speech and language skills through role play. Contents will encourage letter and number recognition while the wipe-clean materials allow for repeated use

    Tri-fold pretend classroom setting come with: Double-sided map (United Kingdom and Europe), Calendar, Eraser, Mini classroom bell, Hand pointer, School clock for basic time telling activities, White board and dry wipe pen, Two pencils, A variety of teaching supplies (10 pages of stickers, 20 each of pupil scoreboards, certificates, note paper pages, worksheets for maths and spelling and homework record sheets)

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  • Pengoloo

    Go on an eggs-pedition with this enchanting memory game for children. Detailed wooden playing pieces transport you to the South Pole where our quirky little penguins are ready to play with you!

    Roll the coloured dice and look for the matching eggs underneath the penguins. The first player to collect six penguins with their eggs on their iceberg wins the game. A good memory and a little luck will help you along the way!

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  • Railway Bucket Builder Set Hape

    Load up the train, chuff-chuff the cargo round the winding track, but look out for changing signals and workmen on the tracks!

    Kids will adore this railway set, which has all the props they need for hours of play and storytelling.

    Quick to tidy, and easy to store: all 50 pieces of the set fit easily into the bucket. Both the bucket and its lid are cleverly designed as part of the railway and scenery.

    Enlarge the scene with other Hape toy train sets - such as the Hape Busy City Rail Set. Then watch the kids’ pretend-play stories get bigger and even more imaginative. It’s even compatible with other companies’ train sets, so you can add it to what you already have.

    The smart bucket design makes the whole railway set easy to transport and store, ideal for busy bedrooms or taking on holiday.

    Age: 3+ Years

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  • Monster Math Scale

    Place the little monster weights on the scales and join this funny monster family to learn about basic mathematics including weights, measurements and balance! This adorable set from Hape Toys includes 9 larger weights and 11 small soft weights. A great toy for learning about simple addition and subtraction and also helps to promote fine motor skills and concentration to boot.

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  • Slice & Stack Sandwich Counter

    Create piled-high sandwiches, made to order, for your friends and family with this wooden sandwich counter play set with all the fixin’s! The sturdy wooden deli counter includes a play meat and cheese slicer for the wooden play food, and felt sandwich roll and toppings to create sandwiches ordered from the menu. There is a wooden dressing bottle, play snacks, and a cup with drink insert to round out meals that customers can pay for with the included play money! An illustrated guide helps with sandwich prep and shows kids how to use the slicer. All 52 pieces store in the sandwich counter for easy cleanup. It’s a deliciously fun way to encourage counting, sorting, and fine motor skills, as well as imaginative play.

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