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Toys for School Age Children

Always check toy labels for recommended ages! 

Snap together model cars
Battery operated games
Art Supplies
Play dough
Paint or color by number kits (older child)
Felt pens (older child)
Art Supplies
Craft Supplies
Old Maid
Mouse Trap
Boggle jr. (older child)
Clue jr.
Monopoly jr. (older child)
Brain Quest
Don’t Break the Ice
Fashion doll and clothes
10+ pieces
CD player
Five year olds:
Folk songs
“Picture at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky
“The Planets” by Holst
“Firebird” by Stravinsky
“Peer Gynt Suite” by Grieg
Sunday School Songs
Play dish sets
Doctor/ nurse sets
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Merlin and the Dragon”
“National Geographic” videos for children
“Chicken Run”
“Finding Nemo”
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Homeward Bound”
“Jonah-a veggie tale movie”
“Jungle Book”
“Lady and the Tramp”
“Little Mermaid”
“Monsters, Inc”
“Never Ending Story”
“Return to Never Land”
“The Rookie”
“Running Free”
“The Secret Garden”
“The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”
Five year olds:
“Princess of the Full Moon” by Frederic Guirma
“Madeline” by Ludwig Bemelmans
“Babar” by Dr. Jean Brunhoff
“Meet My Folks” by Ted Hughes
“Twelve years, Twelve Animals” by Yoshiko Y. Samuel
“We Want Sunshine in Our House” by Bernie W. Carlson & Ristilna Wigg
“The Woodcutter’s Duck” by Krystyna Turska
Folk tales
Greek Myths
Six year olds:
“Kitchen Primer” by Craig Claiborne’s
“The Plymouth Thanksgiviving” by Leonard Weisgard
“Dr Dolittle” by Hugh Lofting
“The Complete Nonsense Book” by Edward Lear
“Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
“Wonderful O” by James Thurber
Books for K-2nd
“A Bedtime Story” by Joan Levine
“Bennet Cert’s Book of Animal Riddles”
“The Big Red Barn” by Eve Bunting
“The Book of Giant Stories” David Harrison
“The Carp in the Bath tub” By Barbara Cohen
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barret
“Frog and Toad Are Friends” by Arnold Lobel
“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein
“Harry and the Terrible Whatzit” by Dick Godenbach
“How I Hunted the Little Fellows” by Boris Zhitkov
“Scramble Egg Supper” by Dr. Seuss
“And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street” by Dr. Seuss
“If, I Ran the Zoo” by Dr. Seuss
“I’ll Fix Anthony” by Judith Voist
“Ira Sleeps Over” by Bernard Waber
“Katy and the Big Snow” by Virginia Lee Burton
“Max” by Giovannetti
“My Grandson Lew” by Charlotte Zolotow
“Noah’s Ark” by Peter Spier
“The Box car Children” by Gertrude Chandler Warner
“Freckle Juice” by Judith Blume
“Charolette’s Web” by E. B. White
“James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl
“Stuart Little” by E. B. White
“Homer Price” by Robert McCloskey
Easy Readers:
“Where Have You Been” by M. W. Brown
“The Dog” by J. Buringham
“Sam the Minuteman” by N. Benchley
“Shawn Goes to School” by P. Breinburg
“If, I had ….” by M. Mayer
“The Birthday Party” by R. Krauss
“I Like Winter” by L. Lenski
Reading books for Thrid to Fourth Grade:
“Jumanji” by Van Alsburg
“The Leatherman” by Dick Gackenbach
“Lentil” by Robert McCloskey
“Liza Lou & The Yeller Belly Swamp” by Mercer Meyers
“The Maggie B” by Irene Haas
“Matt’s Mitt” by Marilyn Sachs
“Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel”
“My Grandson Lew” by Charlotte Zolotow
“Noah’s Ark” by Peter Spier
“Erie Canal” by Peter Spier
“Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night” by Peter Spier
Read to books Thrid and Fourth Graders:
“The Swiss Family Robinson” by J. R. Wyss
“The Bird’s Christmas Tale” by Kate Douglas Higgin
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain
“The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
“Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls
“Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin” by Marguerite Henry
“The Chronicles of Narina” by C. S. Lewis
“Black Beauty” by Anna Sewall
Nintendo & Play Station Games
Science kits —Check age recommendations on the box.
Doll houses
Lincoln Logs
Erector Sets
Lite Brites
Kites (older children)
Bike with helmet
Roller and ice skates with protective gear
Tonka and Matchbox cars
Spiro graphs
Knex sets
Littlest Pet Shop
My Little Pony
Sports equipment
Soccer balls
Baseball gloves
Basket-ball nets
Badminton Set
Volley ball
Volley ball net
Nerf balls
Jump ropes
Action figures
Musical Instruments
Younger Children:
Percussion instruments
Older children:
Real instruments e.g. keyboards, violins, guitars, horns


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