Your four year old is becoming more independent, developing self control, and their creativity is off the charts. You’ll notice they are excited to try new things and content to play with their toys for longer periods of time as they switch from pretend play to real life. While they will continue to look to you for help, your little one is now ready to develop real friendships and set their own goals. Their fine motor skills have also improved and they can now string beads, complete puzzles, and color inside the lines. The best toys for a four year old should include more challenging puzzles, and crafts projects they can complete, as well as toys that aid in imaginative play.