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106 Gifts for 3 Year Old Boys

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Talking Flashcards

Improve their cognitive skills with these 112 double-sided flashcards.

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Slotic Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game Toy

Learn your ABCs with these 36 brightly colored splinter-free pieces.

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Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike

It has handlebar grips as well as a nifty storage compartment.

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VTech Drum Set

Play along to 9 songs — the set also sings about letters and numbers.

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Green Toys Dump Truck

It’s BPA-free, has a workable dumper, and improves gross motor skills.

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Kids Bike

A rugged steel frame with removable training wheels and water bottle.

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Toyk Road Dinosaur World

It contains 144 track pieces, including trees, dinosaurs, and cars.

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Eocolz Kids Ball Pit

Made from kid-safe, waterproof fabric and easy to clean and fold away.

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GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars

Designed with focus-free magnification and extra-large eyepieces.

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Mighty Echo Microphone

It's battery-free, voice amplifying, and perfect for small hands.

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Baby Shark Soundbook

A 10-button book that plays singing songs — with 16 illustrated pages.

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Magnetic Drawing Board

Made of ABS plastic with round edges and a curved pen tip for safety.

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Ultimate Superhero Toy Set

A 6-piece set featuring Thor, Batman, Ironman, Hulk, and more.

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Slotic Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game Toy

Learn your ABCs with these 36 brightly colored splinter-free pieces.

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Spirograph Jr.

Draw colorful, spiraling designs with gear rings and washable markers.

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“I’m NOT just a Scribble” by Diane Alber

An illustrated story about kindness and inclusion — plus 100 stickers.

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Boon Building Bath Pipes

With 5 shapes that can be combined in a chain or used individually.

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Green Toys Watering Can Set

A 3-piece set made of 100% recycled plastic — it’s BPA- and PVC-free.

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Kids Basketball Hoop

It has an adjustable height of 2.9 to 6.2 ft, with a sturdy design.

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Ice Cream Counter Play Set

This 28-piece set replicates the entire ice cream buying experience.

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Dino Projection Night Light

Has 360-degree rotation and 16 touch-controlled color combinations.

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Dig Up Dinosaur Eggs

Dig up the eggs and match the dinosaurs to the description cards.

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WALIKI Hopper Ball for Kids

Easy to inflate, meets safety standards and has age-appropriate sizes.

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Dinosaur Arts and Crafts Painting kit

Kids get to paint and transform the 12 different white dinos.

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WikkiStix: Reusable Molding and Sculpting Sticks

This sensory fidget toy can be twisted, bent, and stuck to surfaces.

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Building Block Set

Mold 100 CPC-certified magnetic tiles into unique 2D or 3D shapes.

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LeapFrog Scout and Violet 100 Words Book

All the words come with sound effects and fun facts.

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“Press Here” Book

Teaches about color and shapes in a fun and imaginative way.

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Lego Duplo Number Train

A buildable locomotive with 3 wagons, numbered bricks, and more.

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VTech Chomp and Count Dino

Recognizes the 8 food pieces as you feed him and gives fun responses.

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LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

Touch the words to hear new vocabulary, sound effects, and fun facts.

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Tacobear 36Pcs Magnetic Fishing Wooden Montessori Toy

You get 26 letters and 10 numbers all magnetic, shaped as sea animals.

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Little Genius Kit

It develops logic, fine motor skills, writing, and pen control.

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Fat Brain Toys for Building and Construction

250 wooden blocks in 8 geometric shapes combine to create designs.

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Water Wow Coloring & Painting Book

This paint-with-water book has 4 reusable pages and a water pen.

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Ocean-Life Wall Chart

It's foldable, waterproof, tear-resistant, and has a protective film.

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Robot Baby Toy

4 toys in 1 keep kids engaged from infant to toddler to preschooler.

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No Spill Musical Bubble Machine

Comes with 16 oz of nontoxic, dye-free bubble solution.

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Numbers, Letters and Counting Fun Cards

There's 37 colored wooden blocks to be matched to 36 flashcards.

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Design & Drill Take-Along Toolkit

Kit has 60 bolts, 3 bits, a screwdriver, and a guide with 10 patterns.

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HABA Number Maze

It's lightweight, and made from kid-safe lime plywood and plastic.

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Click and Learn Laptop

With 123 and ABC buttons, a shapes flipper and 40+ educational songs.

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Learning Wagon

Roll the wagon or press the buttons to activate phrases and more.

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Monkey Around Game

The game prompts hugs, high-fiving, balancing, hopping and more.

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“Roar I’m A Dinosaur” Book

Transform into a dino with this interactive mask book with eyeholes.

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Kids’ Activity Cube

Promotes counting and develops color, pattern, and shape recognition.

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Skoolzy Lacing Beads

Includes 36 string beads, 4 strings, and teaches color matching.

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set

This set features 100 blocks in 4 colors and 9 different shapes.

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National Geographic Kinetic Play Sand

It feels and acts like it’s wet, but leaves your hands completely dry.

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2 Pack LCD Writing Tablets

Write easily with the included plastic stylus and erase with 1 click.

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Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Explorer Scope

Encourage scientific exploration with this microscope cum telescope.

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KOKODI LCD Writing Tablet

Erasable electronic drawing pads to doodle, draw, and be creative.

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Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks

Make 3D geometric figures using 46 tiles made of non-toxic plastic.

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NASHRIO Wooden Puzzles for Toddlers

An animal print 6-in-1 jigsaw puzzle kit for cognitive development.

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14 Piece Puzzle Globe for Kids

Kids learn about their world with these 6-continent puzzle pieces.

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USA Map in The Tub Kids Bath Activity

29 foam pieces to give kids a mini U.S. geography class while bathing.

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Talking Flashcards

Improve their cognitive skills with these 112 double-sided flashcards.

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Asago Magnetic Blocks

A set of 56, 1.34" round-edged 3D blocks made of food-grade plastic.

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GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

It features 60 up-close, quality images and the voice of Bindi Irwin.

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Scissor Skills Activity Book

It teaches cutting skills safely and develops motor skills.

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Crawl Tunnel

6 ft long, it's well-padded around the hardened spring steel wire.

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Kids Piano Mat

You get 4 unique play modes and 8 musical instrument sounds.

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Learning Time – Educational Clock

Reads time out loud, plays classical music, and acts as a night light.

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See & Spell Learning Educational Toys

Matching letters game with 56 flashcards and 52 wooden letter blocks.

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Atoylink Wooden Counting Peg Board

A multi-functional learning tool suited for your pre-schooler.

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Fun

My First Big Book of Coloring

With almost 200 pages of fun and appealing, child-friendly artwork.

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Little Tikes Hide and Seek Climber

It has a gentle slope for soft landings and a crawl tunnel/hide-out.

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Kids Delight Tablet

This 2-in-1 tablet can be used as a standalone or with the keyboard.

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Baby Shark Bath Toy

Water-activation is what brings this singing toy to life!

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Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

Tap the balls onto the keys or pull out the xylophone and play it.

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Track Shower Water Slide Bath Toy

46 bright-colored pieces that encourage unique DIY assembly ways.

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Tub Works Bathtub Finger Paint Soap

Non-toxic, kid-friendly, and easily wipes off tub walls after play.

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Dinosaur Construct and Play

It includes 106 pieces and comes fully assembled and ready to play.

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ToyVelt Dinosaur Take Apart Toys

It has moveable parts and is made of nontoxic ABS plastic.

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Kiddieland Mickey Ride-on Plane

It features shifting gears, a revving sound, and moves side-to-side.

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Mini Deluxe Eco Scooter

It features parts made of recycled ocean plastic and supports 110 lbs.

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Radio Control Cars

The remote controls come with forward and reverse left motions.

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Play-Doh Slime Unicorn colors

A 13-pack with 7 non-toxic compounds that are differently textured.

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Intex Rainbow Ring Inflatable Center

Easy to inflate, made of sturdy plastic with a 200+ liter capacity.

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Nutty Toys Pop Tubes Sensory Toy

8.2" tubes that stretch to 27.5" and are joined to make fun shapes.

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Weighted Plush Bunny

Enjoy the cuddles with this super soft, 16" stuffed toy.

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Excavator and Dump Truck Toy

It has real moving parts and is designed to withstand rough play.

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Toy Guitar

It has 3 play modes and can sound like an electric or acoustic guitar.

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Peppa Pig Wooden Car And Boat

They have rolling wheels and room for Peppa Pig wooden figures.

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Interactive Electric Ride-on Car

Maximum speed is 1.5 mph, has a push button to drive, and plays music.

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Schwinn Koen & Elm hybrid bike

Pedals and seat position ensure less wobbling, and proper posture.

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Draw and Doodle Classic Mat

Includes 1 aquadoodle mat, 1 pen, 4 colors, and 1 instruction manual.

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Race Track Set

Made of wood with 7 mini-cars that slide down 7 continuous tracks.

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Indoor Slide

Made of foldaway cardboard, it’s safe and supports up to 50 lbs.

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Animal Magnet Set

With 20 animal magnets to manipulate/move around on magnetic surfaces.

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Mini Deluxe Scooter

With a sturdy design, lean-to-steer tech, 3-wheel support, and more.

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Go and Grow Dino

The wide front wheelbase and big rear wheel make it sturdy/balanced.

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Bean Bag Toss Toy

Made of thick fabric with no sharp edges, 10 beanbags, balls and more.

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FUN LITTLE TOYS Kids Play Tent

It includes items like a ​​battery-powered gas stove and an oil lamp.

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Small Dinosaur Water Pistols

The edges are polished, with rounded corners, and won’t scratch kids.

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Cyclone Kid’s Ride-On Toy

With 16" wheels, it uses arm-power action and can do 360º spins.

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Ziggle Kids Wiggle Car

To ride, toddlers need to twist the handlebars and wiggle in the back.

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Water Doodle/Coloring Mat

Fill the magic pen with clean water and draw — no ink, paint, or mess.

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Monkey String Yarn Stix

These 500, 6" yarn sticks bend, wrap and twist into 2D or 3D figures.

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Walkie-Talkies for Kids

Easy to use, portable, and can also be used as a flashlight.

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Kids Beginner Mini Skateboard

The 17” wooden deck has grip tape and accommodates up to 121 lbs.

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Play-Doh Modeling Compound

Shape, squish, mash-up — boost creativity with this modeling clay.

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STEM Road Builder Game

Link paths and let the car transport the marble ball to the end.

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Bowling Pin Set

Reset the pins with the push of a button — easy for kids to handle.

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Lettersaurus Toddler Pull Toy

Press the 26 letter buttons to hear the letters and their sounds.

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Tunnel and Ball Game

Has a flexible-fabric crawl-through tunnel and 2 ball-drop towers.

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Rocking Elephant

It has a sturdy wooden construction, plush material, and makes sounds.

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Move2Play Soccer Ball

It has sensors that recognize an activity and has hilarious responses.

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As 3-year-old boys begin to explore the world around them, they become naturally enthralled by toys, particularly those that stimulate their creativity. The best toys encourage their creativity and promote learning at the same time.  

Choosing the best toys for 3 year old boys

As 3-year-old boys’ motor skills become refined and their cognitive skills develop more, they take a keen interest in exploring and understanding the world. 

They’re at the age where their mobility improves and they can perform actions like running, jumping, and climbing up the stairs independently. Imaginative play becomes central to them, which is why toys that can stimulate them creatively, like playsets, or games and activities that challenge their developing motor skills and coordination are great for facilitating their learning. They can also concentrate on tasks for longer periods of time, which makes building and construction kits popular options because they appeal to their desire to problem solve.  

How we identified the best toys for 3 year old boys

As they develop cognitively and their motor skills become fine-tuned, boys this age love games that facilitate creative exploration as well as toys that challenge their developing abilities. We identified toys, games, and activities that experts believe will set them on the right development path.

We selected various building kits and play sets that will not only fuel their imaginations, but strengthen their cognitive reasoning as they build, problem-solve, and create. As their mobility improves and their motor skills strengthen, they’ll be able to benefit from physical activities far more. We selected toys like age-appropriate scooters that can test and enhance these growing abilities. These types of toys will also keep them active, and entertained, and they’ll burn off all that excess energy. 

At this age, they’re also able to say simple sentences, which is why toys like talking flashcards and other language tools are ideal. They’ll facilitate language development and lay the foundation for what they’ll learn when they enter preschool. 

Tips for buying the best toys for 3 year old boys

  1. Encourage development in a specific area
    If you feel your 3-year-old may be struggling a bit in a particular area, you should focus on toys and activities that can facilitate learning in that area specifically. If the toys are fun and entertaining, they’ll spend more time engaging with them, and they’ll develop and strengthen their abilities simultaneously.
  2. Learning should be interactive
    Boys this age are learning at warp speed. Interactive toys that allow you to engage with him while he’s playing are great because you can monitor what and how he’s learning. This ensures you can give him the most beneficial learning experience possible.
  3. Safety first
    Always ensure that the toys and games you select are age-appropriate. Not only are toys for 3-year-olds created to be developmentally beneficial, but they’re also designed with their safety in mind. Additionally, it’s crucial to always be present when your child is playing with new toys.