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Photograph: Laura GallantThis 100-piece puzzle packs dump trucks, cranes and diggers into a cool, retro tin. $15, at Posman Books, various locations (212-983-1111, posmanbooks.com)
Photograph: Laura GallantCreate bunnies, inchworms and even giraffes with this unique playset. $15, at shop.lego.com
Photograph: Laura GallantKids can scoop their favorite ice cream into a sugar cone, and for once, it won't drip. $15, at shop.lego.com
Photograph: Laura GallantFuture rock stars can begin strumming on some stylish strings. $38, at chasingfireflies.com
Photograph: Lauren SpinelliPreloaded with their favorite Sprout shows, this tablet will keep kids entertained for hours. $99, at walmart.com
Photograph: Lauren SpinelliFitness is fun with a disco dumbbell that plays upbeat music and calls out 65 different moves. $35, at E.A.T. Gifts, 1062 Madison Ave between 80th and 81st Sts (212-861-2544, elizabar.com).
Play a few holes with your half-pint, no golf course required! $34, at landofnod.com
Holiday gift guide for kids ages 3–5
The holidays are here...time to start rounding up the best gifts for your little ones
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 NYC museums andice-skating rinks this season, they'll love settling down at the house with our favorite picks.