By this age, kids start speaking in full sentences but too young to clearly and specifically articulate what they want. So that leaves the guesswork to you. Choosing that great gift to give to a child can seem like a mission, you don’t want to get it wrong and have them get bored of it quickly.
At 3 years old, children begin the stage of exploring, socializing, and learning about their basic shapes and colors. When shopping for a toddler, it’s a good idea to look out for educational gifts and toys for toddlers that will help them prep for preschool. We’ve put together a list which has some great educational toys for 3 year old boys and girls whether you’re shopping for birthday, holiday or any other day.
This magic sand is a perfect indoor version is like magic sand that sticks to itself and not to your kid. It flows through fingers like a slow-moving liquid, but leaves them completely dry. It stimulate children’s imagination and enhance their manipulative ability.
The thoughtfully-crafted balance board is a boon for pretend play, as it becomes everything from a see-saw to a boat. Each of these beauties is handmade, but above and beyond that, the balance board help kids find their center of gravity and work their muscles.
Perfect first push bike toddler scooter, they can enjoy this four-wheel foot-powered, wooden rider while reaping the benefits of increased muscle strength and improved balance. Easy transport toy for trips to the park and perfect for riding around the home.
Musical toys make great holiday toys that offer developmental benefit. Each cube can play six different snippets of music, depending on which side is up when you put it into the case. You can rearrange the blocks and turn them to build your own full-orchestra songs.
Can be played with anywhere; whether it’s in their bedrooms, the bath, in a waiting room, wherever it may be, they will be sure to keep any child occupied as they’re just so much fun! This starter pack comes with 24 suckers that kids can build with (or stick to windows)
As parents, it’s always great when you’re able to set up a mess-free yet entertaining activity for your little ones, and with the Crayola Color Wonder Drawing Paper, you can do just that. Kids can simply use the water pen included and just like magic, it’ll transform right before their eyes into a colorful image.
The Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven is just the ticket for the young chef looking to exercise his skills in the pastry department. Everything except the kitchen sink is included in this kit, including the oven, pans and all the Play-Doh he needs to “bake” luscious cakes too pretty to eat.
We all enjoy our bouts of retail therapy. This is a fun way to share a teaching moment with your youngster. Operating a cash register is more than just handling cash – there are serious math skills involved. Your kiddos will also get some calculator practice, not to mention the delight of sorting currency and coin.
Our youngest thinkers are growing up with technology, so we might as well use our latest gadgets for educational play. This kit uses silicone sticks and rings to help your child create shapes, letters, and numbers to follow the included games’ prompts. All three games, ABCs, Costume Party, and Stories can be monitored via a parent app to track learning progress.
Explicitly designed for three-year-olds upwards, guaranteed to deliver endless hours of fun both indoors and outdoors without scuffing or scratching any surfaces either. Works on balance and coordination and most definitely bring the fun factor.
This abacus has been around for centuries, so there is something very reassuring and nostalgic about this product, and it certainly does make a great gift idea. Teach your three-year-old all about counting, colors, and patterns as well as not to add and subtract.
For the little monkey in your life, they will just adore hanging around so this climbing tower. It’s a lightweight and super portable yet deceptively durable and can hold up to 150 lbs. It’s easy to assemble and can be safely left outside. Expect hours of fun just monkeying around on this bright and bold kids climbing tower.
Keep them learning while they are grooving and moving with joy. With three different musical play modes, it’s so much fun for active toddlers and delivers endless hours of fun play. Brings 50+ songs and phrases and 3 ways to play.
Give the gift of learning as your child is encouraged to trace the lights on the tablet to guide them between upper and lower case writing. It delivers stroke guidance and also has a mode for instant and accurate feedback. It’s super portable for on the go learning, and there are advanced levels to progress through all designed to get three-year-old up to the speed with his/her A-Z and 1-10.
These locks are perfect for a kid who is in the pre-reading phase but is hungry for mastery. hey seem less like a toy than a tool that they can learn how to use. Little ones will spend hours matching key to lock and in the process locking in what each letter looked like in both upper- and lowercase. Also attaching a word to it (D for the picture of the dog, etc.).
3 year olds love Baby Shark, and this adorable puppet will delight them as they use the puppet’s mouth to play the song, and control the tempo with their own hand.
This amazingly adaptable desk isn’t a single toy at all; it’s more like a dozen-plus toys in one. Kids can use it as an art center for chalk, crayons, paints, and more. They can interact with any of the five included interchangeable mats that feature varied topics like music, the human body, or the alphabet. And little ones can also just play around with buttons, lights, and sounds.
When toy historians look back at this era, Magna-Tiles will all but surely rank among the ten or 20 best toys of the time. Magna-Tiles improve fine motor skills, spatial reasoning, planning, and, when a structure collapses, resilience. Sparks hours of imaginative free play in children. Anything they can dream, they can create!
Bouncing engages almost every muscle group in a child’s body, especially the legs and core. In addition, rhythmic movement is organizing for the nervous system, so it’s a great self-soothing and self-regulating mechanism. Also, it’s just plain fun!