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Best toys for 3 year old 2016

Updated on November 9, 2015

At the age of 3 years children are able to do much more and as such their toys should be more challenging and fun. In this article we will compare the best toys for 3 year old toddlers.

Best toy for 3 year old boy

Little tikes basketball set
I love sports toys and this is one of the best. Your toddler will spend hours playing with it and you or their friends can join in for a game. The base is filled with water, which keeps it upright.

Some tricycles tend to flip over easily. This classic design tricycle is not prone to that problem. It has sturdy bicycle type tires, not the solid plastic ones. The frame is also made from durable steel.

The seat and handle bars is adjustable, so your toddler will be able to use it for longer.

Pirate ship
If your boy likes pirates they will love this pirate ship. You can raise/lower the sail, drop the anchor and fire the cannons on the ship. It holds up well to the standard abuse that a 3 year old can dish out.

Your son will love sailing through uncharted waters, as the captain of his own pirate ship! You might even end up enjoying this toy more than he does.

Kids love bright and colorful toys
Kids love bright and colorful toys

Best toy for 3 year old girl

Green toys tee set
This product is constructed in the USA from recycled milk jugs. Also the set is FDA approved, so it’s safe to drink and eat out of. Your daughter will be having tee parties with her dolls and/or friends in no time.

The green toys tee set is definitely one of the sturdiest and best toys on the market for little ladies.

Barbie loves Elmo
No little girl's toy box is complete without a few barbie dolls. Here barbie comes with a little Elmo doll.The Elmo doll takes batteries and he giggles when you press his stomach.

The Barbie and Elmo is a great addition to any collection. It stands out even in larger barby collections.

Elmo and Barbie are favorite toys of young kids
Elmo and Barbie are favorite toys of young kids

Lego Duplo set
Lego has always made great toys which uses a child's imagination to keep them entertained. These Duplo blocks are larger than normal lego to help younger children to manage them.

This set comes with a man and a vehicle base. Great value for money starter Lego set.

Painting toys for toddlers

If you are looking for something which will set your toddler's creativity free, look no further than Melissa & Doug's art supplies.

The easel to the right is easy to put together stands solidly and folds up without much effort. It has been designed to be used with a paper roll, which you pull down over the top of the board. There are more expensive toddler easels on the market but not better ones.

The paint and paper are both good high quality items.

I love the adjustable size of the easel, it means kids can use it for much longer. The easel is very easy to clean, which is important for a messy toy like this.

Barby's living room where she has dinner parties
Barby's living room where she has dinner parties

Barbie Pink 3-Story Dream Townhouse

Babie products have been a favorite of young ladies for decades and this doll house is one of their most popular products.

The dollhouse is quite large, standing 3 foot tall.The house is fully furnished with 55 accessory pieces.

Various parts of the house make sounds like Barbie "humming" in the shower, the doorbell, the kitchen timer, the fireplace crackling and the toilet flushing.

The elevator moves between the 3 stories and is moved by pulling a string. The set is fairly easy to put together, but the elevator is the trickiest. Still you shouldn't have much trouble with that.

The house is sturdy and will hold up to many hours of playing.

In the end the babie house is good value for the money and quite fun.

Great little learning toy
Great little learning toy

LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set

LeapFrog is the leading maker of learning toys in the USA. This clever little toy teaches 3 year olds the alphabet. Your child puts one of the letters on the toy and pushes a button. The toy then sings a different song for each letter.

The vowels are all red and the letters are large enough for 3 year olds to handle easily. The toy also has a volume control. If the songs start to irritate you, you just turn the volume down.

The toy and the letters are magnetic. That means you stick it on the fridge and kids play with it in the kitchen. I found this to be great because it allows you to clean or cook, while they play.

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      TurnOnYourSenses 8 years ago

      I, personally, am a big fan of toys that promote creativity ,self expression, and problem solving skills such as Legos/Duplo blocks, painting, puzzles, and play-doh. Increasing a child's imagination will facilitate problem solving skills in the future and is an outlet for stress. As an adult, think about how relaxing it is to color alongside your child. It can elevate you into an almost meditative state. Next time you want to bring a smile to your face and feel calm wash over your body, smell a crayon!