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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 3 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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  • 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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  • MagiCoders: Blazer The Dragon

    Meet Blazer, your magical coding friend! Preschoolers discover the magic of coding with this pet dragon who’s ready for early STEM fun! Code along with the magical adventures in Blazer’s coding spellbook; set your wand to Spell mode and cast 12 coding spells that make Blazer dance, light up, and more, then program Blazer to move through his fantasy challenges in Code Mode! You can even design your own endless coding challenges with Blazer’s 22-piece interactive pet playset!

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  • MagiCoders: Skye The Unicorn

    Skye the Unicorn is the robot unicorn toy ready to teach your child early coding skills through fun, imaginative play. Use Skye’s magic coding wand to cast a coding spell that can make Skye dance, light up, and more! And like Blazer The Dragon above, you can even design your own endless coding challenges with Skye’s 22-piece interactive playset.

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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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