Doctors from the American Academy of Pediatrics say not to underestimate the role of play in early childhood learning and development. Research from the AAP states,
“Play is not frivolous: it enhances brain structure and promotes executive function (ie, the process of learning, rather than the content), which allow us to pursue goals and ignore distractions.”
3-year-olds are always itching to practice new skills and learn from their parents. That’s why it’s important to keep kids engaged with toys that promote learning. We recommend toys that keep kids active and engaged and put all of their energy to use.
Stability and Durability
Toddlers and young children are notorious for being rough on toys and books. We believe it's a good idea to focus on toys specific to each age-group. As children grow older toys tend to be smaller, have more intricate parts, and can become dangerous.
Seckton Kids Selfie Camera
The kids selfie camera is a great way to introduce your child to the arts. The Seckton Upgrade Kids Selfie Camera from Seckton is equipped with auto focus, 8.0 megapixels and 1080P video. The camera can capture scenes moment-by-moment or make multi-scene selections. The kids selfie camera is easy to use, carry, and move. This camera is safe and durable and has a long-lasting battery life.
Toyk Water Doodle Mat
Designed for kids 2 years old and up this interactive toy allows kids to use their imagination. This toy is easy to use indoors and outdoors. Since there is no ink or paint, there is never any mess. The doodle drawing mat exercises hand-eye coordination, color perception, and artistic skill.
Motoworx Toy Rocket Launcher
With this Motoworx toy, children can shoot rockets up to 300 feet high! The Fun Foam Toy Rocket Launcher is safe for ages 3 and up. This toy provides kids with endless entertainment, while being safe and educational. Engage your child’s mind in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology from a young age. The Fun Foam Toy Rocket Launcher requires no batteries or electricity.
Skillmatics Educational Game: Search and Find
Designed for ages 3-6, the Skillmatics Educational Game:Search and Find allows children to learn through play. Play search and find games to build vocabulary and attention span. Your child will build their vocabulary at exciting places - Park, Amusement park, Camp, Outer Space, Jungle Safari, Vegetable Market, Under the ocean, Restaurant, Medical Center, Farm and more. Search and Find includes: 6 double-sided activity mats, 2 Skilly Billy pens, 1 Duster cloth, and 1 Skilly Billy Achievement Certificate.
Duckura Bubble Leaf Blower
When looking for a toy for a 3-year-old it is important to find something that is engaging. That is exactly what you will find with the Duckura Bubble Leaf Blower. This toy is best used outdoors in lawns, gardens, backyards, and parks. The Duckura Bubble Leaf Blower comes with 3 bottles of 4oz non-toxic bubble solution.It is meant to inspire your child to love the outdoors. Each bubble machine is designed for ages 2-6+.
Officygnet Dinosaur Toys
We love Officygnet because they make great educational STEM toys. Each set comes with a 4 pack, including: a blue Tyrannosaurus Rex, red Triceratops, yellow Parasaurolophus, green Velociraptor. This dino toy lets children use their imagination and creativity. Each toy set comes with a low-speed electric drill, with 2 drill bits, 4 manual screwdrivers, and instructions for assembly. This 4-pack of dino toys is meant for ages 3-8.
Aotipol Car Ramp Toy
What’s more exciting than a racetrack? This car ramp toy set from Aotipol is meant for ages 2+. This toy will engage a young child’s imagination for hours on end. 6 cars are provided, allowing 2 kids to play together at the same time. The toddler racetrack is an amazing way to exercise hand-eye coordination, attention span, and sharing with others.
CozyBomb Wooden Number Puzzle
This toy from CozyBomb is fun for the entire family. Watch as your child improves their language, spatial perception, and numeracy skills right before your eyes. Each toy is made of smoothed wood and painted with non-toxic paint. You can expect this toy to be easy on children’s hands.
iPlay, iLearn Golf Toy Set
Get your child in the game and spread the joy of golf, with this toy set from iPlay, iLearn. This golf trainer comes with 15 Golf Balls, 1 Club, and 3 Club Heads. This golf machine toy improves fine motor skills, attention span, and physical and mental strength. Not only is it adorable to watch your child play, but it’s fun to join in on the game.
VTech Write & Learn Creative Center
Saving one of the best gifts for last, we have the Write and Learn Creative Center from VTech. This toy allows kids to create animated drawings on a magnetic doodle board using a stylus. Children can learn to read, write, spell, and draw all in one. This toy is designed for children ages 3-6. It includes 2 AA batteries for demo use and a stylus for writing and drawing.