Buying birthday presents for someone can be overwhelming. Even more so when the receiver of the gifts is a 3-year old toddler going on pre-schooler. Where do you even begin when choosing gifts for them without buying pointless items that just clutter up their rooms? The aim here is to pick the gifts mindfully so that the gifts add some sort of benefit to their lives. I have included a few ideas that you could try out.
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Here are some of my top tips when it comes to buying birthday presents for your 3-year old toddler:
Here are some fun ideas for toys that your toddler/ pre-schooler can just have some fun with.
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With birthday presents for toddlers and pre-school children, it’s important to have a variety of different toys. In addition to fun toys that they can just play with, you can definitely have a think about gifting some educational toys. 3-year old toddlers and preschoolers are at a stage in their lives where everything they see, touch and hear soaks up into their brains like a sponge and they are constantly learning. That’s why we should encourage more learning with toys that push their imagination and learning that little bit further.
PLAYMOBIL Educational Learning toys are a great example of this. We were kindly sent Playmobil’s 1,2,3 Range as a gift for my toddler which he absolutely loves playing with. What I love about the PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 range is that little children (from 1.5 years to 4 years old) are given a variety of themes and features to play with helping them explore and understand the world through play. You can rest assured that they are playing and developing their skills at the same time, including fine motor skills, language, creativity, cognitive and social skills.
Each set teaches children at a different age different things:
- Easy Start: In beginner sets with simple figures, the learning focus is on feeling and exploring, imitating animal sounds, and naming figures, animals and objects. Where is the rider? And how does the horse do?
- First Challenge: In extended playsets, the learning focus is on exploring first functions, promoting fine motor skills and understanding cause-and-effect relationships. For example: What happens when you pull the string?
- Little Expert: In advanced playsets, there are many functions to discover. The learning focus is on more complex contexts, social skills and first role play. What do children experience in nursery today?
A few other educational birthdays presents I would recommend for a 3-year old for their birthday include:
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We went with a Fireman theme for this years birthday party. Here are some great Amazon options for you if you’re looking for similar ideas:
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