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Holiday gift guide for kids ages 3–5

The holidays are here...time to start rounding up the best gifts for your little ones
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Photograph: Laura GallantConstruction Puzzle This 100-piece puzzle packs dump trucks, cranes and diggers into a cool, retro tin. $15, at Posman Books
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Photograph: Laura GallantLEGO Creative Animals Create bunnies, inchworms and even giraffes with this unique playset. $15, at
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Photograph: Laura GallantLEGO Creative Ice Cream Kids can scoop their favorite ice cream into a sugar cone, and for once, it won't drip. $15, at
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Photograph: Laura GallantPolka Dot Guitar Future rock stars can begin strumming on some stylish strings. $38, at
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliSprout Channel Cubby Preloaded with their favorite Sprout shows, this tablet will keep kids entertained for hours. $99, at
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliJammin Gym Fitness is fun with a disco dumbbell that plays upbeat music and calls out 65 different moves. $35, at E.A.T. Gifts
Mini Golf Play a few holes with your half-pint, no golf course required! $34, at
By Allie Early |

Toddlers and young ones have more energy than anyone, so why not keep them occupied with toys that actually challenge them? When you're done trying to wear them out at our favorite Chicago museums and ice-skating rinks this season, they'll love settling down at the house with our favorite picks.

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