Preschool Play

What can I do to help promote play in my child?

Picture of a father teaching his daughter to ride a bike

While all children are different and may enjoy different toys and interactions, the following are suggestions for activities and toys for the preschooler:

  • needs space in which to run and explore

  • swim lessons

  • enjoys simple sports and other activities

What you can do as a parent:

  • read to your child

  • take trips to the park, beach, and other places

  • encourage play with other children

  • regulate your child's television watching

Toys for the preschooler:

  • slides

  • seesaws

  • toys that can be ridden

  • small pool

  • wagons and wheelbarrows

  • skates

  • dolls

  • playhouses

  • trucks, cars, and airplanes

  • clothes in which to play dress-up

  • doctor and nurse play equipment

  • nails, hammer, and saw

  • play makeup and shaving supplies

  • books

  • puzzles

  • toys that play music

  • art supplies


Connect With MLH

Copyright 2014 Main Line Health

Printed from: www.mainlinehealth.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW040708

The information provided in this Web site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. All medical information presented should be discussed with your healthcare professional. See additional Terms of Use at www.mainlinehealth.org/terms. For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.