Toys from the list of the top 10 sensory toys for 3 year olds will teach your quickly growing toddler so many new things. Things like sounds, shapes, colors, and textures are essential for our little one’s growing minds. Learning about their senses from these toys will allow your toddlers communicate more effectively.
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Now that they are starting to speak full sentences, it is the perfect time to teach them about the world around them.
#1 – Guidecraft 3D Feel and Find Play Set
The Feel & Find Play Set from Guidecraft is a super fun activity for kids with busy hands. My daughters really enjoyed playing with the play set, while learning about the different animals that are featured as wooden cutouts. They had even more fun when we started to mimic the sounds that each animal makes. We even discovered that if we put the blocks on the table face down, we could play them like a xylophone. How fun is that!
#2 – Spaghetti Ball
A game of living room catch is a fun way to play with the kids. There’s no better game to play when it comes to building hand-eye coordination either. With the Spaghetti Ball, catch just got a lot more fun. After my daughters were done throwing it back and forth they liked putting it on their head and making silly faces to go along with their new “hair”.
#3 – Counting Bears
These Counting Bears help your toddler learn about numbers, sorting, organizing, and colors too. The cute little bears are sure to capture your heart with their happy faces. Not only do we just count them, we’ve created our own game with them. We try to see who can toss a bear into one of the cups from the other side of the table.
#4 – Montessori Peg Board
Patterns are so fun! The Peg Board Set allows everyone to make up their own patterns. Each peg has a home, and they can be stacked on top of each other. Playing with this was a great way to teach my daughters some basic math equations. It’s never too early to get started learning to add and subtract!
#5 – Purrfect Putt
Are you as concerned as I am about keeping our kids active and healthy? We use the Purrfect Putt Golf Game almost every day. When it’s nice outside, we set it up in the back yard. It lets my girls burn off extra energy and they love how the tiger spits the ball back out. They’ve affectionately named him “Chompy.”
#6 – Click-A-Brick
At three years old the only thing that runs around more than your kiddo is their imagination. Click-A-Brick allows your child’s imagination to sprint wildly in whatever direction it wants to go. We build cars and trains but our favorite was when we built a princess castle. These things are seriously cool, they’re like Lego’s cousin.
#7 – Monkey Balance Board
Like I mentioned before keeping my girls active is really important to me. After they first saw the Monkey Balance Board the cute monkey had them absolutely captivated. The challenge of trying to stand completely horizontal without tipping either way was enough to keep them entertained for hours. Did I mention that the monkey is seriously the cutest thing?
#8 – Sit N Spin
The Sit N Spin is a classic. From the first one that was made in the seventies all the way to now, I’m sure you’ve seen them around. Maybe you even played on them and had as much fun as they still provide today. Sit N Spins are awesome for those kids who just can’t sit still.
#9 – Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper
Pogo Sticks are a lot of fun, but for the littler kids they can be kind of scary if not dangerous. The Foam Pogo Jumper is the solution to that issue. It’s made out of a soft foam so it can be used indoors or out. It also has a squeaker in the base so every time it hits the ground it makes an adorable squeaky sound that makes my girls giggle every time.
#10 – Liquid Motion Bubbler
Remember being captivated by lava lamps? It was so cool how the “lava” rose and sunk on its own. Now that we’re a little more mindful of our little one’s hands and heat, they’re probably not the most appropriate attraction for our kids. Thankfully we can capture the same mesmerizing motion with the Liquid Motion Bubbler. Each color is a different density liquid and heavier than normal water so the colors seem to sink to the bottom slowly. This is a great option for instilling a sense of time by using it as a timer, especially if your kids need a few minutes to calm down.
These sensory toys for 3-year-olds will help you teach your little ones about different shapes, textures, colors, among other important senses. Hopefully, you and yours enjoy these toys as much as we did. Which toy do you like the most from this list? Are there any that you would add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.