10 Hot New Toys for Kids 2-4 [With Buy-It-Now Prices]

The holiday toy books are out, and this year’s crop of fun-looking new toys can be overwhelming. Which will get played with? Which should you skip?

What makes a good toy?

Good toys have certain things in common. They

  • Can be used in more than one way as kids grow and learn.
  • Let kids be creative. They allow kids to create imagined worlds and scenarios.
  • Encourage extended attention. Kids play with them for more than a minute.
  • Foster  skill development. The best toys help kids build language, motor, social or problem solving skils while they play.
  • Appeal to the senses. They’re fun to look at, touch, and listen to.

I’ve pored through the biggest of the books and chosen toys appropriate for tots two to four years old that could easily be contenders for future Toys that Get Played with Lists.

I’ve linked to the toys at Amazon so that you can learn more and read customer reviews. I’m also including Buy-It-Now prices.

“Buy-It-Now” (BIN) prices are what I consider “very good” prices on the item. They’re the best sale prices you can expect to find fairly regularly, based on records of previous sales. Don’t confuse these with the “lowest price ever” price or the current price. You may be able to  beat this price if you happen onto a unusually great sale.

The Toys

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Tomorrow: 12 Hot New Toys for Kids 5-7 [With Buy-It-Now Prices

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EXTENDED: Free Shipping at Pottery Barn Kids Today plus Sale

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 7.45.43 AMCoupon code FREESHIP gets you free shipping on all orders at Pottery Barn Kids today.

That makes today a great time to check out PBK’s Columbus Day Sale, where you’ll save up to 60% on bedding, nursery items, decor items and more.

Excludes furniture.

See More Columbus Day deals.

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Updated: Great Big Columbus Day 2014 Sale, Deal and Coupon Roundup

Great Big Columbus Day 2014 Sale, Deal and Coupon Roundup

Columbus Day weekend is here, and the sale announcements have sailed into my inbox. Here’s a roundup of the best sales and coupons for kid and baby stuff:

Clothing

Crazy8: 30% off regular-priced items.

Gymboree.com: $16.99 and Under Sale. Clearance styles start at $5.99.

Old Navy: Up to 50% off in-store and online. Extra 20% off your purchase with no coupon code needed.

Gap: 40% off your purchase with coupon code NEWOUTFIT today only.

Kohls.comFriends and Family Sale: 20% off site wide plus deals. Free shipping with code OCTSHIP.

JCPenney: $10 off $25 in-store with this coupon through today.

Hannah Andersson: 50% off your second baby item.

LandsEnd.com: 25% off coupon with code COOL and PIN 1652. Ends today.

Carters: Columbus Day Sale plus 15% to 30% off with coupon, depending on how much you spend.

OshKosh: 50% off everything plus extra 15% off with code OCT15BG (excludes clearance and doorbusters).

Amazon: 40-60%off apparel, shoes, and more.

The Children’s Place: Free shipping on every order. Entire site is 30% to 50% off (shoes are 25% off). Extra

Shoes

Shoes.com: Save 25% on any order or 30% off orders of $100 or more with code SWEET through 10/15.

6pm.com: Up to 80% off.

StrideRite.com: Extra 30% off Sale items

Crocs.com: BOGO 50% off with coupon code DISCOVER

Robeez.com: 30% off Minis with coupon code AW23MS through Tuesday

Photo

Snapfish: 60% off prints, 40% off cards, 50% off photo books, and more. Ends Tuesday.

Shutterfly: 50% off hard cover photo books through Wednesday with promo code FALL4BOOKS.

Misc.

Pottery Barn Kids: Up to 60% off plus FREE SHIPPING today only.

Land of Nod: 15% off kids’ bedding and blankets

Sales end Monday unless otherwise noted. Stores whose offers end before then may post new Columbus Day deals after. As always, I’ll be updating this list as I learn of new sales and deals.

Know of any sales I missed? Let us know in the comments.

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Great Big Columbus Day Sale and Coupon Roundup

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Columbus Day weekend is here, and the sale announcements have sailed into my inbox. Here’s a roundup of the best sales and coupons for kid and baby stuff:

New! LandsEnd.com: Outerwear is 35% off. Halloween totes are still over 50% off, too.

New! The Children’s Place: Free shipping today at The Children’s Place. 20% off with code G9H2014H or 25% off $50 or more with coupon code E9H2514H. Entire site is up to 75% off after coupon. Basic denim is $10, dressy clothes are on sale, and more.

New! Kohl’s.com has outerwear for the whole family at 30% to 40% off. Fisher-Price, Playskool, and Little Tikes toys are 30% to 40% off, too. I’m seeing some great deals on Disney Princess and Barbie items as well. Use coupon code OCTFAMILY20 for an extra 20% off. Sale ends Wednesday. Bonus Buys end today.

New! Toys R Us and Babies R Us: Today only, up to 30% off.

Stride Rite: 40% off second pair of shoes with coupon code COLUMBUS40 through 10/14.

Macys.com: Extra 10 – 20% off with coupon code FALL through 10./14. Clearance is an extra 25% off online. See site for details.

Pottery Barn Kids: Up to 60% off on bedding, furniture, decor items and more. Halloween items are up to 40% off.

Crazy 8: 40% off full-priced new styles (no code necessary).

Screen shot 2013-10-11 at 8.12.59 AMGap: 35% off online with coupon code GAPSAIL. Ends 10/14.

Old Navy: 20% to 40% off online (no coupon code needed). 30% to 50% off in store. Earn SuperCash, too (see site for details).

OshKosh: 50% off site-wide.

Disney Store: 40% off hundreds of items with coupon code BONUS40. Ends 10/14.
Snapfish: Buy one photo book, get two free. GREAT deal! Ends 10/15.

Know of any sales I missed? Let us know in the comments!

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30% Off at Gap.com this Weekend [Columbus Day Sale]

Take 30% off at Gap.com through 10/8 with coupon code GAPCOLOR. See site for exclusions (they’re the usual).

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more.

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Babies R Us, Toys R Us Columbus Day Sale Highlights [and Printable Coupons]

Both Toys R Us and Babies R Us are running Columbus Day sales through Monday. Here are a few highlights:

TRU & BRU (In Store)

Save $10 off $75, $20 off $125 or $30 off $175 with this coupon (print the page and take it with you)

Save 20% on toy and baby purchases of $150 or more online. Discount shown in cart. See website for exclusions.

  • 30% off one regularly priced Halloween costume with coupon (in store)
  • 20% off all breast pumps (in store and online). Use coupon code 956332 online.
  • Plum Organics pouches are 15 for $15 (in store and online)
  • Extra 30% off clearance clothing and shoes (in store)
  • Buy two Huggies value boxes, get a free $20 gift card (in store)

Toys R Us Only

Print TRU coupons here.

  • 50% off Disney Princess dress up gowns (in store and online)
  • 25% off all Schwinn and Mongoose bikes (in store)
  • 20% off all Playmobil (in store and online)
  • BOGO 50% off all Lego sets (online)

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Coupons: 15% to 20% off at Kohls.com

Take 15% off your order at Kohls.com with coupon code BUYMORE15 through October 8. If you spend $100 or more, take 20% off with code BUYMORE20.

  • Take an extra 15% off all clearance with code BIGSAFE.
  • Take 20% off all slippers with code SLIPPERS20.
  • Look for deals on Halloween costumes and apparel.
  • Select Fisher Price and Little Tikes toys are 20% to 30% off, too.

Shipping is .99 per item. It’s free if you spend $50 or more and use code OCTOBER50 (exp. 10/7).

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Free Shipping at The Children’s Place [Plus 20% Off and Columbus Day Sale]

The Children’s Place has added a little laignappe to the great deals running now: Enjoy free shipping on all orders through 10/8.

In case you missed it, here are the Columbus Day Sale and coupon code I told you about earlier:

The big Columbus Day sale at The Children’s Place has already started. You’ll find storewide savings of up to 60%. Take another 20% off with coupon code F5J2012 and you can save up to 75% in all. Print a coupon for in-store use here.

  • Up to 60% off Fall Clearance
  • Halloween costumes are already 30% off
  • Outerwear and cold weather accessories are already 30% off, too.
  • Kids’ jeans under $10 after coupon.

$5 flat-rate shipping.

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50% off at OshKosh B’Gosh [Plus 20% Off Coupon]

Everything except clearance and doorbusters is 50% off right now at OshKosh B’Gosh online (priced as marked).

Clearance is an extra 20% off.

Use coupon code CLASSROOM for 20% off $40 or more (also excludes clearance).

At sister store Carters.com, all PJs are BOGO Free and all outerwear is 40% off. Costumes are up to 60% off.

$6 flat-rate shipping.

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40% Off during Ecomom Flash Sale [Play Kitchens, Tripp Trapp, Haba Tents, More]

Ecomom‘s running a flash sale for the next few days with 40% off over 60 select items.

Included are Haba toys and play tents, Melissa and Doug play kitchens, workbench and toys, Plan Toys, the Stokke Tripp Trapp chair, Episencial baby care items, and more.

Use coupon code FLASH at checkout. You must be logged in to use the code. One coupon code per order.

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more. Otherwise, it’s $5.95.

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