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Turning three is a big deal! With the toddler phase quickly fading, your big kid is growing leaps and bounds every day. They're full of energy, questions, and unending curiosity. At this stage they're learning important lessons and life skills, from the ABCs to how to take turns. No matter their unique personality, gifts that allow them to learn and explore these developing skills are always a hit.

Here are the best gifts to get your 3-year-old:

Plan Toys kitchen set

Plan Toys kitchen set

This play kitchen is perfect for imaginary play with your little one. Bonus points for its commitment to tech-free tradition.

Janod confetti grand piano

Janod Confetti grand piano toy

Music is an important part of preschooler development. This adorable wooden piano provides them an always available opportunity to rock out and explore basic melody making. You'll have beautiful tunes ringing throughout your house as your little one tests out different sounds.

Plan Toys my first dollhouse

Plan Toys my first dollhouse

Open-ended play at its finest, this minimalist wooden dollhouse is a fantastic playroom investment. It's designed to allow plenty of space for creativity and imagination with adjustable walls and endless room for fun furniture.

Slumberkins sloth snuggler

Slumberkins sloth snuggler

For little ones who have trouble winding down after a busy day, Slumberkins Sloth Snuggler is the ideal (and cozy!) tool to help them transition to sleep. Each bundle comes with a plush animal, board book, and affirmation card to help ease bedtime anxiety and get the zzz's you know they need.. Mama, we think you'll like this one too!

Plan Toys wooden camera

Plan Toys wooden camera

Encourage exploration and curiosity satisfying with this classic toy camera. It includes clear, yellow, and green lenses that are perfect for expanding their imaginations.

Wise Elk wooden flexible stacking tower

Wise Elk wooden stacking blocks

This set of 11 gem-shaped blocks are perfect for developmental play and learning. Your child will be able to reach for the sky and stack them high, while also learning how different shapes stack together.

iimo 3-in-1 folding tricycle with canopy

iimo Folding tricycle with canopy

Walk around the block in style with this retro-inspired trike! Perfect for fine tuning your little one's motor skills, this award-winning Japanese design features multiple removable and expandable parts to grow with your child.

Plan Toys detective set

Plan Toys Detective set

Calling all aspiring Nancy Drews! This detective set is perfect for pretend play and includes everything your kiddo could want: eyeglasses, a walkie-talkie, camera, red lens, periscope, and a bag.

"I Am Learning Colors" Magnetic Easel

Janod Magnetic easel

This educational toy is perfect for your little one who is starting to learn colors. Equipped with a chalkboard, chalk, 10 double-sided cards, and 42 magnetic chips, your kiddo will play the day away while sharpening up on their colors.

Dough Parlour safari play dough set

Safari Play Dough Set

Delightfully squishy and deliciously scented, Dough Parlour play doughs are top notch. Developed by a mama and preschool teacher they're non-toxic and made in small batches This 8 piece gift set includes a lion, crocodile, and monkey steel shape cutters, 4 scented modeling dough, and a wooden roller for the ultimate sensory play experience.

Hijinks mermaid tail

Mermaid tail

What little one doesn't like playing dress up? Made beautifully with quilted cotton and vibrant colors, your kiddo will want to wear this everywhere. It includes an elastic waistband and split-seam back that makes it easy to move, jump, and play in.

Plan Toys solid wooden drum

Solid wooden drum

Pairing perfectly with the piano, this wooden drum will help your child develop spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and auditory processing abilities all while having fun and making music. This set includes the drum and drumstick- with a rubber head to soften the sound.

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