It's fun to look at toddlers running around, and one thing you'll notice is that when they turn three, they start trying to act like adults. They try to dress like a man or walk like a woman or put great big mommy and daddy shoes on their little feet. It's cute, it's funny, and it's 100% based upon learning though play.
Learning Toys For 3 Year Olds
3 year olds are fun, active, imaginative and highly curios. How do you keep one entertained? With lots of fun learning toys, and interaction.
Children Are Great Mimics
Children mimic what they see in their household: cooking in the kitchen, cleaning the car, and teenagers talking on the phone, and it's all done with much more enthusiasm by the average three-year-old.
Aside from pretend play, toddlers begin to have a world of their own, sometimes sharing toys and stories with an imaginary friend. Most of their time is spent in play, so you need to choose their toys with great care. Choose something that a three-year-old will enjoy--something that will improve their social and cognitive skills, whilst also delivering in the 'fun' department.
Friendly Flip Phone
Watching your toddler talking into their very own phone like an adult is both lovely and entertaining. Each time your baby opens the phone she will hear a friendly hello, and then the talking starts. You will hear some babbling into the phone, most words won't be comprehensible, but you know she's enjoying her little chit-chat.
A picture appears on the screen every time she flips the phone open and the characters rotate every time she closes the phone, so that a different picture shows up next time.
Here’s a tip: if you are expecting some important calls, you'd better keep watch over your house phone, because this toy will really give your baby the confidence to answer every telephone around the house. That is, you'd better watch out, if you don't want your boss being entertained on the telephone by your three-year-old!
Green Toys Tea Set
One thing I love about Green Toys is that they're made up of 100% recycled plastic materials. By buying these toddler toys you are helping to save the environment as well as giving a great gift. Quality wise the plastic is thick and sturdy, you know the set will last long, unless your child loses some pieces. The tea set is good for four people.
It comes in "no frustration" packaging--just one rubber band holds the spoons together. Once you’ve opened the box, your toddler can start making tea right away (lucky mom!).
The cute thing about these little tea cups is that they are as big as a real life tea set. Kids nowadays aren’t happy with the small tea cups and tea pots. They want them to be just like the ones displayed in the cabinets! Let your toddler enjoy and learn proper etiquette and the social graces of having tea. With this educational Green Toys tea set, you know your toddler will soon be saying: “PLEASE ... pass the creamer”.
Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Doll
Dolls are the most common toy for children at every age. Every little one wants their very own baby to care for, just like their own parents do. This lovely educational toy will cultivate a nurturing and warm personality. The doll has intricate details, from toes and belly button to cute face.
You'll love watching your baby play with this doll and take care of it, pretending to be mommy or daddy, changing the removable diaper, or guiding its arms and legs into the two-piece slip-on outfit.
The pacifier has a magnet that locks securely on the baby doll's mouth. Here’s a tip when you buy this doll: secure the pacifier with string and attach it to the doll’s hand, so your three-year-old won’t lose it. That way you won't need to pacify your child when they realize they've lost it!
Green Toys Dump Truck
This is another cute toy from Green Toys, made up of 100% recycled milk jugs. (You really have to start buying these recycled goods for your kids!) Don’t worry, the Dump Truck is well built and sturdy, the plastic is thick, and you know it is something that will last even if your child considers it to be a rough-and-ready toy for outdoors.
It is perfect for the sand box or for a rainy, wet play day, since the plastic makes it washable anytime.
Oddly enough, though, the wheels don’t roll as well on hard floors like wood or tiles as they do on rugs and grass—so, consider that information before making a purchase. However if your main floor areas are carpeted, it works and rolls along just fine.