The below is a list of top toys for 3 year olds, which are highly rated by parents. These toys make great gifts for toddlers, whether you are getting them for a birthday, Christmas, or just out of love. For more gender specific toys, check out our Best Toys for 3 Year Old Girls and Best Toys for 3 Year Old Boys.
Top Gifts for 3 Year Olds in 2017
Add this compact, stylish modern kitchen from Little Tikes to your child’s play area. You can place it against the corner of a room or against a wall. This kitchen set comes with all the appliances your little chef requires, including a coffee pot, frying pan, 2 plates, 2 cups, 2 forks, 2 knives, 2 spoons, and a phone. The cabinet door opens with storage inside as well as the refrigerator door, which opens with room inside to store food. There are also working microwave and oven doors that open and close. Let your little one use his creativity and imagination to see what he can cook up!
These playmags are a great way to spend quality time with the family and loved ones. The 100-piece set includes a car base and 8 different shapes that helps teach your child patterning and shape recognition. Playmags inspire creativity and development with hundreds of ways to create different structures, vehicles, etc. Let your little one use his imagination to develop his building and motor skills. Playing with playmags also helps your child with some basic fundmentals of different dimensions like physics, math geometry, architecture, and spatial reasoning.
Hang out with Peppa, Suzy, and George in Peppa’s Peek ‘n Surprise Playhouse. The Playhouse opens up to reveal 4 floors of play space including bedroom, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The Playhouse comes with over 18 play pieces including 3 articulated figures (Peppa, George and Suzy). Play pieces include a washing machine that flips to reveal clean clothes, a fridge that opens up to reveal food, barbecue that flips for different meals, a bathtub that flips to reveal bubbles and much more! The house easily folds closed to store all pieces for an easy clean-up.
Preschoolers love to play doctor or nurse with this Fisher-Price Medical Kit. There are a lot of accessories for great role-play fun, including stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, thermometer, syringe, and bandage. This kit makes a great imaginative play for aspiring little doctors. It helps kids develop fine motor skills and finger dexterity. It also helps kids feel more in control and confident on their next visit to the doctor. Everything stores easily in the doctor bag so that your little one can bring it on the go!
Boys love this tough Harley Davidson motorcyle and girls love the princess version of it, Fisher-Price Barbie Tough Trike. Kids use their own pedal power to ride around and make discoveries around the their yard, neighborhood, or park. This tricycle is a great way to exercise leg muscles and develop motor skills. It has a wide, stable wheel base, easy-grip handlebars, and big foot pedals, which make it easy for even the littlest riders to get rolling. It has a secret storage compartment under the seat for toys, snacks, and more. With these rugged, durable tires and big, comfy seat, your little one can ride for miles!
The Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe by VTech is an interactive desk that transforms from a desk into an easel and chalkboard with a storage space for art supplies. It has 5 activity pages to explore that are filled with engaging content. It features 100+ vocabulary words, 20+ activities, and 20+ songs and melodies. Kids can pretend to make a phone call on the toy telephone or listen to fun tunes on the music player. There is a light-up display that shows how to write numbers and letters step-by-step. There are also 8 expansion packs sold separately that focus on a specific curriculum like nursery rhymes, reading skills, math, animals, shapes and numbers. This toy is perfect for encouraging play and discovery.
VTech Drum set has 3 drum pads, 1 cymbal, and 2 drumsticks so that your child can feel like a real drummer. Your little one can play along to 9 melodies, including rock, dance and pop. There are 4 modes of play: Free Play, Letters, Numbers, and Follow-Along. These modes teach children letters, numbers, and music. Each drum features an unique LED light.
Make bath-time more fun with Nuby Octopus bath toys. This set includes 1 floating octopus and 3 rings to toss around the octopus’ tentacles. The fun colors and shapes stimulates baby’s senses and helps develop baby’s hand-eye coordination. These BPA-free bath toys are ideal for encouraging fun and imaginative play.
Little Tikes water play table helps your little one develop early motor and sharing skills. Kids can use their imagination and play for hours. It includes 1 water cup and 5 round characters that squirt water. Drop balls down spiral and watch them go down into the water. Turn the Ferris wheel to scoop up and drop off balls. This dynamic water table is just the right height and is perfect for toddlers who love playing with water. It holds up to 7 gallons of water.
This includes magnetic tile reader, 26 interactive magnetic tiles. Your little one can sing along to fun learning songs such as the “Alphabet Song” and “Wheels on the Bus”. They can learn the alphabet with colorful letter tiles that talk, sing, and teach. Skills learned include phonics, the alphabet, fine motor skills, and vocabulary. When you press any letter twice, Tad uses it in a word and a sentence and if you place any letter on the bus, Tad says the letter’s name and sound.
The Little Apps Tablet by VTech has a color-changing screen, 8 activity buttons, A-Z keyboard and piano keyboard. Your child can engage in imaginative play with this role-play electronic tablet. It features 4 special interactive activities with Cody the Smart Cub including music play, a calendar activity, a pretend camera game, and a fun question and answer chat. The Little Apps Tablet teaches letters, numbers, words, basic math, matching, and more. Children can create musical tunes with the built-in keyboard. It encourages children to play like their parents with their very own tablet. Cody The Smart Cub takes your little one on learning adventures with vivid animations and sound effects.