Celebrate your child's move to kindergarten with these great gifts.
Your little one is getting so big! After a hard year of letters, numbers, and making friends, preschool graduation has arrived, and kindergarten is just around the corner. And while preschool can often be overlooked, preschool graduation is still a big deal — at least to your little student — and it’s definitely time to mark the occasion with one of the best preschool graduation gifts.
If you're stumped as to what to buy your tot or loved one come preschool graduation, we’ve thought of a few ideas, from cute scrapbooks and on-topic storybooks to fun toys and summer must-haves. Why should you trust our picks? Many were recommended by the Good Housekeeping Institute, which tests and vets toys and kids' products to determine stuff your kids will love (that's worth investing in). Other gifts we threw in there because they were personalized, graduation-themed gifts, and preschoolers love nothing more than to see their own names in writing. (The probably learned to spell them this year, too.) No matter which one you choose, these preschool gifts will show your kids that you’re proud of them, and that you think they’re ready to go on to the exciting journey that is kindergarten.
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