Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Age 2–6
Our editors' picks for the season's best movies, books, TV shows, and games for little kids.
Great gifts for 2-year-olds
"Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy."
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
"Cheerful trucks show teamwork at its best."
"Inspired, silly sledding romp perfect for winter bedtime."
"Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains."
Monster & Son
"Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime."
The Wiggles: Furry Tales
"Preschoolers, if not parents, will love the 21 animal songs. "
Great gifts for 3-year-olds
"Warm story shows big impact of simple acts of kindness. "
A Parade of Elephants
"Sweet, cozy counting book teaches basic preschool concepts. "
Corduroy Takes a Bow
"Toy bear gets in the act at the theater in charming sequel."
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip
"More kid-friendly entertainment from inquisitive tiger cub."
One Big Ocean
"Biodiversity, environmental concerns in marine adventures. "
"Cute pups rescue neighbors in friendly cartoon. "
Great gifts for 4-year-olds
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special
"Elmo, Abby and gang celebrate neighborhood diversity. "
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise
"Playfulness makes silly sequel as hilarious as original. "
Baby Monkey, Private Eye
"Sweet, silly pictures and story will delight early readers. "
"Gorgeous art, spare text in picture book version of classic. "
Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games
"Delightful tale will inspire and engage; mild suspense. "
"Darling reboot shows kids delights of imaginative play. "
Great gifts for 5-year-olds
"Books-inspired series celebrates individuality, expression. "
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere
"Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank. "
The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare
"Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp. "
What Can a Citizen Do?
"Timely book on citizenship engages kids on their level. "
The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar
"More adventures of Kion and his Guard; cartoon peril. "
"Sweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective. "
Great gifts for 6-year-olds
Pick of the Litter
""Dog"umentary fetches empathy, enlightenment, warm fuzzies. "
"Fun, feel-good animated musical offers positive messages. "
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers, Book 1
"Girl invents a painting machine in fun story of engineering. "
Polly Diamond and the Magic Book
"Girl learns words, family matter in fun, imaginative story. "
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
"Cute puzzle-filled adventure for kids and kids at heart. "
Freaky Friday (2018)
"Musical reboot's heartwarming themes are great for families. "