Girls at 3 are no longer interested in baby toys, now they need something that stimulates there new found thirst for learning and curiosity for the world around them. At this age, she will be developing in every way and ensuring you provide adequate stimulation and activities to support this is certainly a wise idea.
At 3 years old, her speech will be improving rapidly and her vocabulary growing in size, she will almost certainly be strengthening her legs and improving her motor skills. So during this time of rapid development, toys and gifts that help her to develop her mentally, physically and emotionally will be crucial. Toys, games, and puzzles that will help her get to grips with the basics that will underpin all of her future learning are also incredibly useful for her.
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10 Best Toys & Gifts For 3-Year-Old Girls
LeapFrog Scribble and Write
Learning to write basic numbers, letters and shapes through copying is a practical and effective way to enhance your little girls learning and get them used to the art of writing. This light up the board by LeapFrog lights up with whatever number or letter is selected and your child simply has to trace the pattern.
The scribble board includes the entire alphabet and the numbers 1 to 10, the basics all kids need to get to grips with – the earlier the better. It’s a huge advantage for her to have these foundation skills before she starts her formal learning, she will be miles ahead from day one, which will no doubt have a lasting impact on her future.
With the LeapFrog Scribble and Write, she is learning how to write, memorize and order basic letters and numbers in a fun and engaging way, the perfect gift for any 3 years old.
LEGO DUPLO Creative Play
What little girl doesn’t love ice cream? This vibrant Creative Ice Cream Lego Set comes with 3 cones, several large Duplo bricks and 6 vibrant flavors for a fun and educational playtime.
Not only does this Lego set offer fun and exciting imaginative play for kids, but it’s also a great way to help her enhance her fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and encourage her to get creative. Of course, there are also multiple colors and shapes in this set, so it’s also a great way to enhance her learning and get to grips with the foundations through play – the best combination.
KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen
I think everyone remembers having their very own play kitchen, don’t they? They are a great toy for little girls to get busy with and have their very first go at cooking. Imaginative play and role-playing are fantastic ways for your girl to build her confidence and personality. While opening, closing and playing with all the fixtures will help her develop her fine motor skills.
This toy kitchen is very well built and crafted from wood, far superior to the often garish and ugly plastic designs. The kitchen itself includes a stove, microwave, oven, and refrigerator. Everything she needs to start cooking up a storm!
Trampoline by Little Tikes
At this age, she will be developing both mentally and physically, but let us focus on the physical side of things for a moment. At 3 years of age, there’s no doubt that she will be developing in many ways, her bones and body will be growing and changing and her leg muscles will be getting stronger as she starts to walk and gain more confidence doing so. A trampoline, therefore, is a great toy to get her active and help her develop her coordination and fine motor skills.
This trampoline, in particular, is designed for indoor use only and features a handlebar to help her maintain her balance and keep steady and she jumps in the air. For a more in-depth look at trampolines for kids, check out our trampoline guide.
Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set
This 150 piece STEM-based building set is the perfect toy to get your child thinking creatively and enhance problem-solving type thinking. This is a learning resource for toddlers and kids helping to enhance their fine motor skills, reasoning while they plan and execute their building blocks into a variety of configurations crafted by their own unique imagination.
The learning set includes 48 gears, 8 base plates, pillars, extenders and more, which after playtime can be stored in a handy plastic container to prevent their loss or damage. The gears also come in a range of different colors, that will help her to get to grips with the basic colors as she plays.
Hape All Season Wooden Doll’s House
A dolls house is a great gift for a 3-year-old girl. This is the age where they are full of imagination and curiosity. This beautifully crafted wooden house is ideal for this age and will help actively develop hand-eye coordination and motor skills.
The house is completely open and this is a huge positive, there is complete all-around access to each of the many rooms that are all decorated and containing the necessary furniture and items. This house will provide fantastic memories and a truly immersive experience is the world of imagination and play.
GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars
Inspiring a love of the great outdoors can surely only be seen as a positive thing, so if you want your child to get active and inspired, then these kidnoculars are a great option.
They’re equipped with a 2x magnification and eyepieces that are large and very comfortable around the eyes. This will allow your child to start bird-watching, habitat hunting and track the journey head in style. There’s also a handy neck-strap so it can be worn comfortably and conveniently.
Manhattan Toy Baby Stella
This award-winning toy is beautifully stitched and adorned with magnetic accessories that make it both practical and perfect for imaginative play. It’s also machine washable which is certainly an advantage, although bear in mind it must be air dried only.
In total, it’s 15 inches in size and is the perfect toy for little girls everywhere. Enhancing imaginative play and caregiving it’s a fun but also a toy that will encourage the development of positive character traits.
Fisher-Price Barbie Tough Trike
A 3 wheel trike is the perfect ride-on vehicle for 3-year-olds who aren’t quite ready for more adventurous push-bikes and ride-on cars.
This pink trike has one large front wheel and two at the back that maintains balance throughout the journey. The pedals are also large and allow great grip for little feet. Underneath the seat is a handy storage compartment allowing her to store more toys, snacks, and drinks.
Allowing your child to go on adventures in the garden or local area is a very positive thing to do. It allows her to get familiar with her surroundings, learn about them, get active and build confidence in her ability to command a vehicle! This is essential before she eventually transitions to more advanced vehicles such as her first bicycle.
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop!
Whenever your kids see your cleaning and doing house chores, it’s common that they want to join in and help mum and dad. Obviously, that’s impractical with large brooms and brushes, but now they can get a piece of the action too – with this playset.
The 6-piece cleaning set includes a mop, brush, dust pan and storage stand all in vibrant colors with minatue designs, making them practical for little people! This is a set perfect for pretend play or when they want to help you out, but it’s also a valuable tool for teaching your kids to clean up after themselves and not take mum and dad for granted! A very valuable lesson for any child to learn.
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