Best Toys for 3 Year Olds – Boys and Girls

While I was planning to write an article about the best toys for 3 year olds I thought I must be fair and include top selections for both boys and girls. It was easy to find the best toy for boys. And the best one for girls. But as you will see, I have a lagniappe … that both boy and girl 3 year olds will love!

Fisher-Price Disney / Pixar Toy Story 3 Big Spiral Speedway

The magic of Toy Story 3 spellbinds every 3 year old. Add the excitement of a vehicle that plays and ramps with the popular characters from the movie and you have a winner for boys. In this toy, good guy Buzz drives remote control and races the bad guy Lotso in his dump truck. There's a push down on the back of the starting gate to rev-up the cars and get them ready to race. You can flip up the gate to activate character sound effects. And an easy-to-carry handle makes it a ready accompaniment wherever you go!

Typically when you gift this spiralway the 3 year old's eyes light up as soon as they open the pack. Immediately they know they must get their hotwheels and matchbox car collections. The cars always go down the track perfectly, and if there are many kids they'd take turns sending the cars down the tracks over and over and over again! The set is durable enough to stand up to the abuse of a group of toddlers banging hotwheels cars on it!

Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking Kit

Coming over to girls, obviously they wannabe little mommas. This deluxe Cooking Kit is just the thing! It contains 16 kid-sized, FDA grade tools, a mixing bowl, a sand timer and more! The also kit includes 5 hands-on, educational, laminated recipe cards and a red twill apron in tool-belt style!

With hands-on lessons in kitchen safety, age-appropriate cooking skills, science, measuring, nutrition, seasonings, clean up, it is the fun of eating and sharing that you stir up. Child-sized cooking tools include a whisk, spoon, spatula, pastry brush, mixing bowl, baking pan, and safety scissors. Kids have so much fun measuring and pouring all of the ingredients and feel a great sense of accomplishment when the recipe is finished. Best of all, they love eating all of their yummy creations! Makes a wonderful Christmas present !!

Melissa & Doug Joey Magnetic Dress-Up

And here's one for both! This is a magnetic dress up set that uniforms up Joey as a police officer, a super hero, a knight, fireman, a construction worker or a pirate. He is ready for adventure at a moment's notice! The set includes a magnetic wooden dress-up figure with a wooden stand and magnetic clothing pieces for pretend play. So whatever role he's playing, Joey can be suitably attired. With 26 pieces, there's no end to what he can do!

Kids will stay entertained for anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes playing (something to keep them occupied while waiting for the food.). With this, boys can play with dress up dolls without having to use girl figures! Only be careful if your kid drools, for the paper can become soggy.

Did you like my selection and review of 3 best toys for 3 year olds? I sure hope so!