Educational Toys for 3 Year Olds

Educational toys help 3 year olds develop their cognitive abilities.

Educational toys include a variety of different items that address different aspects of early childhood development to aid a child’s intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Items such as play dough, building blocks, crayons, paints, books and dress up clothing are common types of educational toys. Some consider dolls, cars and other items that develop fine motor skills to be “educational toys” as well. Educational toys for 3 year olds are typically associated with the development of an infant’s cognitive abilities. Cognitive abilities include problem solving, attention skills, pattern recognition, memorization and a wide variety of other basic skills needed to function in society. Educational toys for 3 year olds can help prepare kids as they grow and develop into adults.

Educational toys for 3-year olds should be geared to understanding cause and effect relationships.

While babies may benefit from educational toys, most research shows that the greatest benefits of early childhood education stem from the development of a child ‘s social, emotional and physical skills. By exposing children to activities that target these areas, a child’s intellectual development is also likely to follow. As infants grow older, they tend to develop a stronger sense of self-awareness and they learn how their own bodies work. This leads into a period when babies learn about cause and effect relationships. Some 3-year-olds are able to understand that they have the power to make things happen – like putting blocks into a box or making an action figure move. Educational toys for this age group should be geared toward these specific types of activities.

Educational toys help children learn social skills by interacting with others.

By the time a child is 3, they should be learning how to interact with others and develop relationships. Learning with or from other people leads to positive social development because children are able to see adults behaving in certain ways and then model their behavior after that of an adult. This helps them learn important rules such as being kind or what behaviors are acceptable and unacceptable. By engaging in play that involves interacting with others, children are more likely to learn social skills.

Have Fun Playing!

Developmental play is a major part of preschooler’s life. Educational toys for 3 year olds stimulate child’s motor, physical, emotional and social growth. Parents’ and teachers’ main goal is to create the right environment for this multi-benefits play. By providing smart toys and games, creative projects and materials for this milestone age, we set the basis for child’s ability to keep discovering fun in learning for years to come. So what is the best gift for 3 year old? Taking a look at our selection it is not hard to see the appeal. The toys, games and projects are colorful, making them very attractive. The products also sneak in that educational element, like a Mom sneaking veggies into a meal. The child doesn’t even realize he or she is learning! The child just thinks they are playing and having a great time. What is also great about these products is that so many of the items give kids the opportunity to experience real life things like: baking, money, time, shopping, being a doctor, getting to explore the world, but with a “kid twist” on them, so the toy, game or craft is way more fun compared to “real life”! This type of play is called pretend play which opens up a child to all sorts of learning potential. And that is what it is all about, giving kids the opportunity to learn and grow!

Skillmatics Educational Game : I Can Write | Reusable Activity Mats with 2 Dry Erase...
  • REUSABLE ACTIVITY MATS: Includes 6 double-sided Activity Mats, 2 Skilly Billy Dry Erase Markers, 1 Duster Cloth and 1 Skilly Billy Achievement Certificate : All the activity mats come with instructions which are easy to understand.
  • LEARN THROUGH PLAY: 14 highly engaging and repeatable activities which build core skills through fun learning methodologies.
  • AWARD WINNING PRODUCT: Winner Of The 2022 Parents' Picks Awards as one of the Best Educational Products in the World.
  • FUN EDUCATIONAL GAME: Truly innovative content which is age appropriate, skill oriented and infinitely engaging for young learners.
  • HAPPY KIDS: Skillmatics reusable activity mats ensure kids have fun while they learn key concepts. It is also ideal for children to bond with their friends and family.
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Kids Toys Stem Dinosaur Toy: Take Apart Dinosaur Toys for kids 3-5| Learning Educational...
  • ✅【3 Pack Take Apart Dinosaur Toys】 Free to Fly dinosaur building kit include 3 kinds dinos: green Triceratops, blue Tyrannosaurus Rex, brown Velociraptor.The multi-color realistic design helps attract children's attention to freeing child's creativity and imagination.Great learning toys for 3 4 5 6 7 8 year old boys.
  • ✅【Educational STEM toys】 Our Construction Dinosaur Toys can move the joints of the head, hands and feet to swing the body to Make different poses flexibly.Children can use their imagination and creativity,combine dinosaur parts at random to assemble a special dino.Perfect educational presents for kids boys girls 3 4 5 6 7 8 years old.
  • ✅【Easy To Assemble】 Free to Fly Take apart toys set comes with Low-speed Electric drill with 2 kinds of drill bits,3 manual screwdrivers and assemble instructions,Each step are explained clearly,It is easy for kids to understand and at the same time improve children's hand-brain integration ability.
  • ✅【Safe and Funny Building Toys 】 Free to Fly stem dinosaur toy are Made of Durable,Non-toxic ABS material.The edges are smooth without hurting your children hands During assembly.The 3 dinosaur parts can be mixed and assembled according to your ideas and various funny dinosaur shapes can be made.
  • ✅【Gifts for 3 4 5 6 7 8 year old Boys Girls Toddler】Free to fly Educational Kids Toys are amazing dinosaur gift for boys girls.Highly recommend for 3-8 yr old kids toddler.It is perfect gifts for Christmas, Children's Day, birthday,Thanksgiving Day, Easter.
Magnet Toys for 3 Year Old Boys and Girls Magnetic Blocks Building Tiles STEM Learning...
  • 【STARTER SET OF 52PCS TOTAL】 Package includes 52 magnetic blocks, an idea booklet and a storage bag. Small castle kit for beginners who want to have a try for the first time or just as a refill pack for existing magnet tiles kit. More pieces, more possibilities.
  • 【SAFE PLAY STEM TOYS】 High-quality ABS plastic, geomagnetic material, round edge geometry shapes without sharpness, no harm to skin and no swallow mistake. Just feel free to challenge! Great montessori toy gift for toddlers, 3+ year old boys and girls.
  • 【LEARNING WITH CREATIVE FUN】 Attractive transparent rainbow magnet toy set is designed as educational toys to help build kid's sense of creativity and get better understanding of color, geometrical shapes and develop motor skills and creative thinking. Great for spacial reasoning, architecture, STEM and STEAM.
  • 【PERFECT BOREDOM BUSTERS & MEMORY MAKERS】 Keep these magnetic tiles in your special boredom buster cabinet. Every time your toddler say “I'm bored”, take them out and then he/she will pick an STEM activity to do for hours. We highly recommend parent-to-kid bonding play on weekends.
  • 【SIMPLE STORAGE & KEEP FUN ON-THE-GO】 Stacking pieces stick together for easy cleanup, compact storage, and no more mess in your kids room. Comes with a portable pouch which is perfect for carry on-the-go and especially keeping hyperactive kids occupied on road trip.
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Kids Microscope, Preschool Science Toy,...
  • SPARK MORE EXPLORATION! Discover the world with science & exploration toys designed just for kids to get up close with nature, peer into outer space, and get smart about science
  • LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN: GeoSafari Jr. Talking Kids Microscope features up-close, quality images and the voice of Bindi Irwin, Wildlife Warrior who will expand your knowledge of animals and plants
  • ONLY TALKING MICROSCOPE FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Introduce children to a real scientific toy that is easy to use and fun to learn with this educational toy for kids
  • OVER 100 FACTS & QUESTIONS: Includes 60 beautiful full-color images and 2 modes of play, Fact Mode and Quiz Mode. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). STANDARD VERSION includes English, Spanish, French, and German audio
  • STEM LEARNING: The perfect STEM TOY to encourage an interest in biology, botany, and overall curiosity. Keep the fun (and learning!) going with FREE GeoSafari activities developed by teachers at Educational Insights.
Bravokids Toys for 3-6 Years Old Girls Boys, LCD Writing Tablet 10 Inch Doodle Board,...
  • EYE PROTECTION COLOR SCREEN: 10-inch LCD colorful screen, easy for viewing and graffiti, free child’s imagination. This kids drawing tablet without radiation, no glare, safe and comfortable, even kids use for a long time. Learning education toys birthday gifts for girls age 3-8.
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  • EASY TO USE: Writing tablet doodle board creates lines as writing and drawing on paper, the different thickness based on how hard you push with stylus, nails, or any hard thing. Emptying the screen content in one second by press earse button, acheive time-saving and convenient using. Click lock key of doodle board to save the content.
  • PORTABLE AND DURABLE: Drawing tablets for kids is made of durable plastic, plus round corner design, anti-fall and anti-shock, no need to worry kids drop it. The drawing tablet weights only 150 grams, easy to carry, place in school bags, handbags, travel bags.
  • KEEP NOISY KIDS SLIENT: Are you facing the confusion how to quiet a noisy child?LCD Writing Tablet easily allows children to quietly immerse themselves in the rainbow world. The doodle board also can be used in multiple places: airplane, car, restaurant, sofa, etc. The perfect travel essentials for kids!!!
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Tracing Book for 3-4 Year Olds: Pre-Writing Skills Workbook for Toddlers. Fun with Lines,...
  • Smart Little Owl (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 88 Pages - 09/28/2020 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
SpringFlower See & Spell Matching Letter Toy,Learning Educational Toy For 3 4 5 6 Years...
  • What's inside? 28pcs Double-sided Letter puzzle Flash Cards--which provides huge variety, and important CVC words.Size 8.27*3.15‘’, made by heavyweight card stock with Laminating finish.52pcs sturdy Wooden Alphabet Blocks--contains 26*2 ABCs Alphabet. Size 1.42*1.26''-Which is solid and easy to maneuver, even for little hands. 1pcs storage bag--Help your children develop a good habit of packing toys. Easy to travel and store.
  • Develops multiple skills: This set develops sight-reading vocabulary, spelling, and fine motor skills, color sorting, letter recognition, word association, building sights words, and matching; it’s an easy and exciting toy that multiple children can play with at once, helping them develop important social skills.
  • Builds self-confidence: Encourage kids to discover the 56 most commonly used CVC sight words with this fun and early learning toys. There is nothing better than learning thru play, SpringFlower see& Spell educational toys make the learning process easier, helped Kids with learning to read, when kids spell a word on his own, you will see their face light up with the feeling of accomplishment and pride.
  • Quality Time:SpringFlower see& Spell learning toys is great for those parents who want their children to be ahead of the curve and have their children have fun while learning. Enjoy sitting with Kids and assembling words out of letters, have activities and plays that are really meaningful, and would help kids' brain development.
  • Gift for kids 3 to 6:This puzzle set makes an exceptional gift for kids ages 4 to 6.Perfect option for Teacher Supplies Materials/Classroom game/Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten, Homeschool.1st/2nd/3rd Grade. Round out the hands-on play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun.
CENOVE Toddler Toys Gifts for 3 4 5 6 7 Year Old Girls and Boys,Flower Garden Building Toy...
  • Safety Toddler Toy:CENOVE pretend flower garden toy set is made with Eco-friendly materials. BPA-Free,Non-toxic, No smell.Smooth surface,won't hurt kids' hands.Meet with ASTM F963-16/-17 and CPSIA safety standards.
  • Easy to Clean & Organizer: Comes with a nice green carry box to organizer. All parts could be washed with water. It also could be washed in a dish washer.
  • Educational Tool: Learning about the parts of a plant. Bright, colorful STEM garden toys help hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
  • Cool Toys Gifts for 3 4 5 6 7 Years Old Girls and Boys:Best gifts for birthday,Children’s Day,Christmas,Easter,Summer camp activities.
  • Creative Development:This build a bouquet craft kits allow young children to build, match and sort. They can mix and match pieces to create different flowers at will.Flower Set provides children with realistic early STEM support skills
LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book
  • Meet learning friends Turtle, Tiger and Monkey who will introduce more than 100 age-appropriate words chosen by learning experts
  • Word categories include: pets, animals, food, mealtime, colors, activities, opposites, outside and more
  • Touching the words on the pages plays the words, sound effects and fun facts; hear the Learning Friends theme song and My Favorite Word by pressing the light-up star button
  • Words, songs and instructions can be heard in both English and Spanish for a full bilingual experience
  • Intended for ages 18+ months; requires 2 AA batteries; batteries included for demo purposes only; new batteries recommended for regular use. Product Dimensions: 9.4" wide x 9.2" height x 1.9" depth
Whack A Mole Game, Toys for 3+ Year Old Boys/Girls, Whack A Mole Game for Toddlers,...
  • ✔️【9 Speeds and Great Developmental Toy】This game helps with hand-eye coordination, brain development, competition and cooperation. Wack a mole game for kids.9 Speeds to choose from, with slow setting for beginners and high for the skilled. It’s fun to try and beat your top score to level up non-stop.The beautiful gift is ready, creative gifts for teenage boys girls age 3 4 5 6+.
  • ✔️ 【Super LARGE Smash Pan】 Whack a mole game for toddlers, Unlike the tiny “hit a frog” game toy that has no enough room for more to share, and with target frogs all huddled close to another, hence, hard to hit the 1 but mistakenly hit the nearby. This one, the upgraded version, is oversized, with more target balls(18, not 10 only ),and 2 mallets(hit w/ hands if more join in). Light up 1-3 target balls at a time.
  • ✔️ 【Every Safety Detail Counts】To ensure safety and child friendliness, every detail matters: mallets with soft rubber tip won’t hurt anyone or shatter anything if they keep banging away; rounded angles/edges, not confined to material(BPA-free, non-toxic and odor-free), set your mind at total ease. Importantly, the smash pan is made of super sturdy plastic to withstand kids’ powerful and constant whacks, and has a sturdy base due to 4 suction cups to prevent slippery on table while pounding.
  • ✔️ 【The Best Educational Toy】The colorful balls help the young recognize colors and explore this colorful world. The lights and sound effects(it “talks” during the game like a real companion beside, cheering them up if failed and congratulations to them if they made it) keep the tot entertained, engaged and encouraged. This game certainly helps with hand-eye coordination, brain development, competition and cooperation(Super mode for solo or teamwork of more kids to fun together).
  • ✔️【Easy to Start】Load 4AA batteries(not included) and start the excitement with your kids now. The best education given to kids is to involve yourself in kids’ growing, letting them feel being cared, loved and accompanied. Kids would quickly pick up that they need to wrack the 1 when it lights up. 9 speeds, and 5 levels(available in single mode and super mode) for each speed you select(speed up when level up) make this a fun skill building game that gains lots of laughs and fun hours together.
Toddlers Montessori Wooden Educational Toys for Baby Boys Girls Age 2 3 4 Year Old, Shape...
  • 【Montessori Toys for 2 3 4 Year Old】High-quality wooden toys include 12 fruit blocks, 8 carrots, 10 cute worms, and a five-sided cart with different shapes and structures. Furthermore, the wooden toy is large particles, polished edges, and non-toxic water-based paint, satisfying both baby’s need for fun learning and the parent’s wish for safety and quality.
  • 【Kids Educational STEM Toys】The cute wooden farm toy can play pulling radishes, fruit recognition, shape matching, carts, color recognition, rabbit catch worms, storage, and sorting, which is a great toy for 2-4 year old girls and boys. A variety of game methods can make your baby happier.
  • 【Fine Motor Skills】The Montessori wood toys are educational toys for 3-5 years old. The shape sort game can improve the fine motor skills for 2-4 year old baby, and the rabbit catch worms can training hand-eye coordination, and colorful fruit pattern blocks can improve color, shape, and fruit recognition.
  • 【Happy Carrot Harvest Time】Invite the baby's friends to play carrot games, which really fun to play with, and your baby will spend hours playing on them, improving the friendship between the babies, and enhancing the parent-child relationship. Great preschool learning toys for 2 3 4 year old girls and boys.
  • 【Creative and Cute Gifts】Montessori toys with colorful designs are a perfect gift for 2 3 4 year old babies boys and girls birthday, carnival, Christmas, and New Year Holiday. Come on, let us play carrot toy.
Hape Fix It Kid's Wooden Tool Box and Accessory Play Set
  • 14-piece wooden toy set is a great introduction to basic building skills
  • Develops hand-eye coordination and building skills
  • Encourages storytelling and imitative role-play
  • Non-toxic finishes and child safe materials
  • For ages 3 years and up
  • German (Publication Language)