Gift Guide for 3 Year Olds – 2018

Here is a list of toys that you can buy for the children in your life. These toys will be a hit with the parents and will be played with for years to come.

Roller Coaster

This is the ultimate gift! This is one that kids love and have hours of fun!

Hape All-in-One Wooden Kid’s Art Easel with Paper Roll and Accessories

For all the artists out there! Plus, working on vertical surfaces is important for shoulder and hand strength.

Water table

Can be used with water, sand or rice. Play outside in the summer with water or sand then move it downstairs for the winter and fill with rice. Standing to play is a great way to build core strength and develop shoulder and arm muscles by reaching and playing with outstretched arms.

Play kitchen

Cook a meal, serve a customer, grocery shop, order food, clean and the list goes on. The play kitchen is a staple in every play room and can grow with your child.

Kids Tent

Kids will love playing pretend in the tent and it gives them a place to relax in.

Fisher Price Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar

This is a first step toy for coding for kids. Earlier ages will have fun taking apart and putting together the caterpillar. Later ages can be challenged to go through an obstacle course.

Balance Bike

Kids as young as two will enjoy using the Kazam balance bike. An easily adjustable seat, and a unique foot rest means it will last for years, and make for an easy transition to pedal bike (skipping the training wheels).

Play-Doh Fun Factory

Imaginative play that incorporates fine motor, building and introduction to using tools. Great for interactive play. Play-Doh helps build confidence because it is easy to use and there is really no wrong way to play!

Crazy Fort

All kids love forts and with this they can build their own! Your toddler will love watching it all come together then will fill it with their favorite things and play for hours. 6 years old and up will be able to build it on their own and get creative with all the different design options.

3 Wheel Scooter

This 3 wheeled scooter makes it more stable for learning the push and ride technique. Easily turn the front wheels by tipping the handle bars side to side. Watch their confidence grow and they have fun and stay active.

Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper

It’s a concave board with suction cups on the bottom – and it’s a whole lotta fun!! Kids can sit, stand, roll in it – which helps with sensory, stability, balance and core strength.

Barbie Care Clinic Playset

Both an ambulance and a hospital, the Barbie Care Clinic offers two in one fun with an easy transformation..

Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck

Marshall’s ultimate rescue fire truck equipped with a 2 foot tall extendable ladder, mini fire care, light and sounds.

Fat Brain Toys Mini Squigz Building Kit

These little suction cups are made for building. These are perfect for the preschool child to work on fine motor and visual spatial skills.

Lil Gleemerz

This is a hot item for the season. There are three different animals – Adorbrite, Loomur and Amiglow but they all have the same responses. This little interactive toy has over 100 reactions such as purring, farting, says funny phrases, light shows and games.

National Geographic Mega Slime and Putty Lab

Slime and putty are huge right now!! This kit has 8 different varieties of slime and putty for kids to explore – like magnetic putty, glow-in-the-dark putty and DIY slime lab.

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

Allow the kids to build anything they want with this assortment of blocks. It’s also great because it comes with the bin to hold them all!

Hatchimals Mystery

Another year and another Hatchimal release. This years model includes a full mystery as you have no idea which Hatchimal is inside. Your Hatchimal will have super fluffy patterned fur and expandable wings. Your child’s Hatchimal will need to be raised from baby to kid..


This toy is slated to be a hot ticket item this season. Pomsies can wrap around your wrist with their adjustable grip tails so your little one can wear them around. They react to touch, communicate with light up eyes and have over 50 sounds. They come in a variety of colors too!

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Lisa Crane

Lisa Crane is a mother to two kids, an Occupational Therapist and a seeker of balance in life!

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