What should I keep in mind when it comes to toys for 3-year-olds?
Toddler's development progress very greatly depending on their age, so we're giving you some tips for selecting toys for them.
At the age of 3, children are becoming more and more interested in playing, and their social interaction with other children is increasing. They can't quite understand set rules yet, but their attention spans are getting longer. Singing, dancing, and playing with musical instruments brings them a lot of joy in particular. Their imaginations are getting stronger, and they are able to create their own stories. They also enjoy repeating what's been said, even if they don't understand exactly what it means. They are better able to remember events.
Their sense of balance improves, and they become more and more confident while walking, running, hopping, and jumping. Toys with lower complexity and simple patterns and colours appeal to them. They also like toys for sand and water activities a lot, which means that toys such as buckets, little shovels and shape cutouts for the sandbox are great gift ideas.
In this stage of development, children aged 3 years and up need toys…
- For imitating adults
- For active playtime
- For musical play
- For learning numbers and letters