Best Toys for 3 Year Olds

Looking for a list of best toys for 3 year olds 2020?

The below 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 2020

Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen

Does your toddler love to watch you cook or always want to help out? If so, this little play kitchen is perfect for them!

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. You can place the kitchen set against the corner of a room or against a wall.

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 her creativity and imagination to see what she can cook up! Pretend play and enjoy her food. You can even purchase separate play food toys to make playing even more fun.

If you’re going to spend hours in your kitchen, let her spend hours in her own! Keep her busy while you’re busy!


Does your little one love building stuff? Aside from the popular LEGO options, 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. Let your little one use his imagination to develop his building and motor skills.

Playmags inspire creativity and development with hundreds of ways to create different structures, vehicles, etc.

Playing with playmags also helps your child with some basic fundamentals of different dimensions like physics, math geometry, architecture, and spatial reasoning.

Peppa Pig’s Deluxe House

Does your child love Peppa Pig and George? If so, he/she will love this Peppa Pig playhouse.

Hang out with Peppa, Suzy, and George in Peppa’s Deluxe House Playset. The Playhouse opens up to 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.

PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarters Playset

PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarters Playset (Amazon Exclusive)

PJ Masks – they’re on their way into the night to save the day!

This PJ Masks deluxe headquarters playset is perfect for PJ Masks lovers! This Amazon exclusive set comes with 3″ Catboy figure and one Catboy’s Cat Car. This double sided playset is more than 2 feet tall and has 3 action packed, character themed levels filled with engaging features.

There is a light & sound Control Center, where you can choose your mission, activate phrases from your favorite heroes and sing along to the theme song! The heroes can go to any of the 3 levels using the working elevator or through any of the 3 hero-themed hatches, just like the show.

You can also trap villains from taking over by trapping them in a net. You can make the adventure more fun by purchasing additional 3″ figures and vehicles.

Play-Doh Pinkfong Baby Shark Set with 12 Non-Toxic Cans

Play-Doh Pinkfong Baby Shark Set with 12 Non-Toxic Cans

Does your little one love Play-Doh and Baby Shark? Then they’re going to love this combo!

Your little one can make his own shark family. This set comes with 21 Play-Doh tools that allows kids to create a mommy, daddy, grandpa, grandma, and of course baby shark!

Use the Play-Doh cutters to make the shark bodies and mouths in different sizes. Then stamp eyes on them with the 3-sided stamper. Other cutters include fish, coral, and other sea life.

Let your kid’s imagination swim free!

Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Kids don’t always love the doctor. But letting them pretend to be a doctor or nurse may make visits more enjoyable.

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!

Fisher Price Harley Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike

Boys love this tough Harley Davidson motorcycle 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 park or their neighborhood.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!

LEGO Duplo My Town Family House 10835 Building Block Toys for Toddlers

LEGO Duplo My Town Family House 10835 Building Block Toys for Toddlers

What I love about this LEGO set is that with just 69 pieces, you can build your family house in different ways! You can build the house upwards in 3 different levels or you can build horizontally.

The set includes a mother, father, and child figure. Let your kid’s imagination run by telling stories of the daily actions of this family. Is the father going to work? Who is making breakfast? Is it time to sleep?

This is compatible with all LEGO Duplo sets so you can add more for more creative building.

VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

Is your child getting ready to color and draw?

The Touch and Learn Activity interactive desk is perfect for him! It 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.

You can also purchase additional expansion packs that focus on a specific curriculum like nursery rhymes, reading skills, math, animals, shapes and numbers.

VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

Does your little one love music? This VTech Drum set may be great for him!

This 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.

Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys

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 Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table

Does your little one love to play with water? If so, they will love this Little Tikes water play table!

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. The table holds up to 7 gallons of water.

This dynamic water table is just the right height, making it great for toddlers. This table helps your little one develop early motor and sharing skills. Kids can use their imagination and play for hours.

​Barbie Dreamhouse Dollhouse with Pool, Slide and Elevator

​Barbie Dreamhouse Dollhouse with Pool, Slide and Elevator

Are you a barbie girl? Living in a barbie world?

This Barbie dreamhouse measures 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It features 3 stories, 8 rooms, a working elevator, and a swimming pool with slide.

The house comes with 70 pieces and 4 dolls, which is perfect for your little one to role play a house party and set up their dream home.

The are lights and sounds that add realistic touches. For example, when you place the frying pan on the stove, you can press for a sizzling sound. You can do the same with the tea kettle and it whistles. You can turn the oven timer to hear it ticking and push a button on the toilet for a flushing sound.

The couch also opens up to create bunk beds for sleepover fun. The coffee table flips revealing a bed to create a guest bedroom. The fireplace turns around to transform a cozy den into a home office for work.

With 70 pieces, that is more than enough to encourage personal expression and inspire hours of storytelling.

LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set

If your toddler doesn’t already know the alphabet, they may start to learn now using this helpful LeapFrog letter set! This LeapFrog letter set is a great help, with its colorful letter tiles that talk, sing, and teach.

This includes magnetic tile reader, 26 interactive magnetic tiles. Your little one can sing along to classic favorite songs such as the “Alphabet Song” and “Wheels on the Bus”.  Skills learned include phonics, the alphabet, fine motor skills, and vocabulary.

Just press any letter twice and Tad will use it in a word and a sentence. If you place any letter on the bus, Tad says the letter’s name and sound.

Get your little one to recognize each alphabet letter with help from Tad!

LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

Which toddler doesn’t love ice cream? Let your little one have some fun pushing the cart around to buy and sell ice cream. Let them indulge in a little imaginative play.

There is a magic scooper that scoops ice cream and you can put toppings on them, just like real ice cream!

This toy helps to introduce colors and flavors of ice cream, as well as numbers. There are seven games that help develop memory, counting and color skills.

They can also enjoy listening to upbeat songs while building their motor skills.

VTech Little Apps Tablet

Does your child want a tablet of their own? The Little Apps Tablet by VTech is perfect for little ones!

It has a color-changing screen, 8 activity buttons, A-Z keyboard and piano keyboard. Children can create musical tunes with the built-in keyboard. The Little Apps Tablet teaches letters, numbers, words, basic math, matching, and more.

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.

Cody The Smart Cub takes your little one on learning adventures with vivid animations and sound effects.

Your little one can stop playing with your tablet/cell phone now that they have their own!

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Amazement Park Playset

Does your kid love race cars and race tracks? Then they’re going to love this VTech Smart Wheels playset.

This race car track is 3 feet long! Build creativity as you push vehicles through this Ultimate Amazement Park. Interactive role-play features a rocking platform, flag launcher, pit-stop buttons and flip-ramp.

The car track features VTech SmartPoint Technology where placing the vehicle on the playset’s 8 SmartPoint locations will trigger different phrases, music, and other sound effects. Develop language and motor skills while navigating obstacles and racing through the track.

Connect to other Go! Go! Smart Wheels and Go! Go! Smart Animals tracks (sold separately) to encourage your child’s creativity.

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