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Fabulously Fun Toys for 3 Year Old Boys (My Picks!)
The Best Gifts and Toys for 3 Year Old Boys, According to Me, "Mom"
Looking for the absolute, best gifts and toys for a three year old boy (this age is next on my list as my son will be turning 3!)? These toys for 3 year old boys are kid-approved! This comprehensive guide lists all the best toys for this year -- they are all my opinion and my picks as a Mom. It's so hard to find toys that are fun for him, but most of all, safe. Many of these toys are also gifts that he'll be able to grow into; this is important to me because I want to get my money's worth.
Surprise your little guy (for birthday, Christmas, or any time!) with one of these toys that is guaranteed to put a huge smile on his face. I've been doing a lot of shopping this year for all of my son's various events, and these are some of the best toys for 3 year old boys I've found. I'll admit it -- we've already started playing with quite a few!
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Fun Outdoor Present for Little Guys
Great Outdoor Fun
This is an awesome present that is perfect for the spring and summer months -- technically, it can even be used indoors if you have a large open area like a basement. All the kids in my neighborhood play with these. In fact, two kids down the street brought theirs over and promptly reduced my son to tears because he didn't have a scooter of his own. They really start the guilt trip at a young age, don't they?
The base of this model is nice and white -- that coupled with the fact that it has three wheels makes it very stable, even for those just learning to scoot.
Make sure to also pick up a helmet! If you have a little guy like me, you know nothing is better than when all that extra energy is burnt off!
My little guy on the scooter!
Awesome Workbench Gift for Your 3 Year Old : Just Like Dad!
Got a Bit of Space?
This is a great, STURDY workbench that is perfect for 3 year old toddler boys. It stands at 41" tall and includes drawers and storage shelves with sliding cabinet drawers (just like Dad's!). Little girls has fun play kitchens (although, admittedly, boys can definitely play with those, too) so guys get to have some fun, as well!
No workbench is complete without some tools (what 3 year old boy doesn't love tools?). He'll also get a battery operated reversible drill with 2 drill bits, a hammer, a wrench and screwdriver, pliers, screws & nuts, and a bunch of wood pieces.
Don't forget the batteries!
Has your 3 year old shown an interest in sports? Even if he hasn't, this is a fun game for him to play with an adult or his other friends. This pint-sized hockey nets are perfect for him to learn a little bit about the game. He really won't care much, though, as he'll be having more fun trying to shoot the puck (ball) into the net.
There are a few things I really like about this toy. First, the balls are made of foam. Second, the nets are collapsible, so they don't take up much space in the garage. Third, it comes with a carry-bag, which is great for when my son wants to play down the street with his friends.
Fun Building Toy - With a Twist
This is a fun take on classic Legos - this Gear toy is amazing! Any young boy who looks at this will be intrigued. Jack really likes to see how things work at this age; I like how this set helps him to THINK. I can almost see his own wheels turning as he tries to figure out how the gears propel themselves with the help of other ones. The colors are nice and bright and look fantastic in his playroom, too.
Time-Honored, Classic Gift for 3 Year Old Boys
This is great, quality gift that's perfect for this age range. It's a bit more advanced than the typical large building blocks, and it makes really cool things. This is the type of thing my son would love to play with his Dad. He'd like it with me, too, of course, but he's always enjoyed the building activities with his Dad.
This set comes with a "little guy" (a fronteirsman) and a tin. The tin is great for shoveling all the pieces away when you are done playing. Easy, breezy cleanup!
Does He Have a Creative Streak?
Does he love to draw and create? Don't all toddler boys? My son brings him so many projects from school; I know he enjoys doing them all. Bring the fun into your house (on a tiled area, or throw down a tarp or towel) and let him draw and paint all day.
Melissa & Doug puts out such a quality product (this item has over 1,000 reviews, so I'm not in the minority, here). I like that i's two-sided. One side has a chalk board, and the other is a dry-erase board. There are clips to use at the top for clipping up paper, and the top also has a paper cutter!
The best part is that the height is adjustable, AND it folds up completely.
What types of toys and gifts do you tend to learn towards for toddlers? Do you prefer something that is purely just-for-fun or do you like something a bit more educational?