Top 10 Educational Toys for 3 Year Old Kids 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Educational Toys for 3 Year Old Boys and Girls

 
little girl sitting in classroomYes times they are a-changin’ – ! Learning toys for 3 year old boys and girls have evolved into many, many choices – everything from electronics to popular themes, to simple and classic toys. The trick seems to be – where to start looking?! That is where the list on this page comes in. 🙂

What’s here: On this page is a list of the best educational toys for 3 year old girls and boys for the 2016 Christmas holiday season and into 2017, with rankings based on overall popularity and of all those toys, the picks with higher than average ratings.

For shoppers: For each of the children’s toys listed on this page, online shopping resources have been sought out, and the top picks for low price, trusted reputation and product availability have been recommended for easy shopping. Links to reviews have also been provided, where possible.

What’s Here:

1. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe
2. Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
3. Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set
4. VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier
5. Melissa & Doug Counting Caterpillar
6. VTech KidiBeats Drum Set
7. Fisher-Price See ‘n Say The Farmer Says
8. Stomp Rocket Junior
9. Battat Take-A-Part Toy Airplane
10. VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

1. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

Price: $52.88
You save: $2.11 (4 %)
33 new from $52.887 used from $46.01

Ages: 2 and up

In the very top spot of the 2016-2017 top 10 educational toys for 3 year old kids is the VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe.

The Touch and Learn is an interactive desktop with 5 pages of fun activities, like numbers, letters, healthy foods, music, and body parts. The desk transforms into both an easel and chalkboard. But you have to provide the colorful chalks.

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New VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe Interactive Learning System

$54.99
End Date: Friday Apr-21-2017 9:41:29 PDT
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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk - Purple - Online Exclusive (Non-Deluxe

$55.91
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 17:57:41 PDT
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VTech Touch and Learn Kids Table Play Activity Desk Deluxe Fun Educational New

$73.63
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 9:58:59 PDT
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2. Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!

Price: $17.15
You save: $12.80 (43 %)
97 new from $17.150 used

Ages: 3 and up

Next among the best educational toys for 3 year olds this year – Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!.

I am lovin’ gears, gears, and more gears. There are heaps of colorful cogs and wheels with baseplates for building, learning, inventing fun. You will be surprised at all of the cool stuff kiddos can make, like entire gear cities.

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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! , New, Free Shipping

$27.15
End Date: Friday Apr-21-2017 3:19:14 PDT
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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Play Set - 90+ Pieces Building Toy

$9.99
End Date: Sunday Apr-9-2017 15:39:19 PDT
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Gears-Cranks-Connectors-Pieces Learning-Resources-Toy-Set-Building-Educational

$28.21
End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 11:30:50 PDT
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3. Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set

Price: $24.95
You save: $0.04 ( %)
41 new from $21.950 used

Ages: 3 and up

Hitting third on the list – Fat Brain Toys Squigz.

Squigz are squishy, sqeezable playthings in a variety of vibrant colors. Lovin’ the purple and red. Each Squig is one to four sided with suction cups on each side. These suctions make it easier for the Squigz to stick together.

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Squigz Starter 24 Piece Set Kids Fat Brain Toy Used Missing 1 Pcs

$9.99
End Date: Tuesday Apr-18-2017 16:36:41 PDT
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Squigz Starter 24 Piece Set Kids Fat Brain Toy Co. Creativity Fine Motor Skills

$22.85
End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 21:09:45 PDT
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Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set - 24 pc.

$30.48
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 10:16:48 PDT
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4. VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier

Price: $23.99
You save: $1.00 (4 %)
28 new from $23.9933 used from $15.42

Ages: 9 months – 3 years

Marking the #4 spot of the ten best educational toys for 3 year old kids 2016-2017 — VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier.

The Care for Me pup is an adorable must-have for dog-lovin’ kiddos. She comes with a cute bow, floppy ears, a nubby tail, and expressive eyes. Plus, her carrier features a bunch of educational buttons, like sing-along songs, letters, numbers, and colors. Accessories include a comb, throw-around ball, and bottle.

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Vtech Care For Me Learning Carrier

$5.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-22-2017 10:42:00 PDT
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VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier Toy

$31.10
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 8:12:33 PDT
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VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier

$24.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-13-2017 7:55:54 PDT
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5. Melissa & Doug Counting Caterpillar

Price: $13.99
20 new from $13.270 used

Ages: 2 and up

One of their newer toys this year, Melissa & Doug Counting Caterpillar also manages a spot among the top 3 year old kids’ toys for 2016 and into 2017.

The Counting Caterpillar is a colorful, numbered bug with removable, arrangeable sections, 1 through 10. Made from recycled wood, kiddos can recreate their own caterpillar with the numbers in their own custom sequences. Go traditional with 1-10. Or, be unique.

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Melissa & Doug Classic Toy Wooden Counting Caterpillar #9274 NEW

$16.65
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 13:41:36 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Counting Caterpillar - Classic Wooden Toy With 10 Colorful

$17.09
End Date: Saturday Apr-15-2017 18:55:59 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Counting Caterpillar - Classic Wooden Toy With 10 Colorful Number

$20.46
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 12:00:30 PDT
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6. VTech KidiBeats Drum Set

Price: $19.99
75 new from $19.990 used

Ages: 2 – 5

Love this one! VTech KidiBeats Drum Set is another favorite among three year old boys’ and girls’ educational toys.

Something for music-lovin’ little ones, the VTech Drum Set features three drum pads and a “metallic-sounding” cymbal. Plus, two drumsticks. The drums have buttons on the base, perfect for listening to 9 drumming melodies. Or, kiddos can go creative with unique beats of their own creation. Teaches numbers and letters!

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VTech KidiBeats Drum Set - Pink - Online Exclusive New

$22.90
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 12:45:39 PDT
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Kids Drum Set (Toddler) KidiBeats Learning Music Kit Electronic Educational Toy

$28.27
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 11:15:43 PDT
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VTech KidiBeats Drum Set for Kids Boys Girls TOYS Music Kit Fun Toddlers Learnig

$24.65
End Date: Monday Apr-10-2017 4:32:11 PDT
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7. Fisher-Price See ‘n Say The Farmer Says

Price: $19.79
You save: $0.10 (1 %)
1 new from $19.7917 used from $15.65

Ages: 18 months and up

Fisher-Price See ‘n Say The Farmer Says is a familiar “face” and makes it to the next spot on the list.

The Farmer Says is a See-and-Say with a flipping middle section for double the animals and double the fun sounds. When kiddos pull the lever, Old MacDonald tells fun facts, makes animal songs, and sings songs, like Farmer in the Dell. There is also a quiz mode, perfect for challenges.

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Fisher-Price See 'n Say The Farmer Says Toy...

$24.68
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 12:12:33 PDT
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HTF Fisher Price Blue The Farmer Says See n Say Educational Baby Toddler Toy

$14.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 9:26:41 PDT
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Fisher Price Mattel SEE N SAY The Farmer Says 16 Barnyard Farm Animal Sounds

$18.99
End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 21:02:33 PDT
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8. Stomp Rocket Junior

Ages: 3 and up

Introduced as an extremely popular toy in general several years back, Stomp Rocket Junior makes a re-appearance as one of the best educational toys for 3 year olds this year.

Sometimes science is all about the power of STOMP. This glow-in-the-dark set comes with four glowing rockets and a launch pad that sends the rockets soaring skyward. No batteries or tech-savvy stuff required. These rockets are moved with stomping power.

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Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Kit with Extra Jr. Glow Rocket Refills Blue NEW

$27.12
End Date: Monday Apr-10-2017 17:51:36 PDT
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Stomp Rocket Junior Kit - Outdoor Fun Toys by Stomp Rockets (20005)

$17.99
End Date: Friday Apr-21-2017 18:55:18 PDT
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Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Kit with Extra Jr. Glow Rocket Refills (Red and Blue)

$22.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 23:13:15 PDT
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9. Battat Take-A-Part Toy Airplane

Price: $19.96
You save: $1.03 (5 %)
25 new from $19.965 used from $16.73

Ages: 3 and up

The Battat Take-A-Part Toy Airplane is another wonderful pick, and comes in at #9 on the list.

The Take-a-Part Airplane is a must-have for curious kiddos. This airplane comes with 21 parts and 3 interchangeable elements. Plus, a “power drill” to unscrew and rearrange the bolts on the airplane. Great for teaching curious minds how things work.

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BATTAT TAKE-A-PART TOY VEHICLES-AIRPLANE, CRANE TRUCK, and PARTS TRUCK

$17.50
End Date: Thursday Apr-13-2017 20:40:00 PDT
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Battat Take-A-Part Toy Vehicles Airplane Green

$24.98
End Date: Wednesday Mar-29-2017 19:28:18 PDT
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Battat Take-A-Part Toy Vehicles Airplane Green Battat

$26.32
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 2:37:33 PDT
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10. VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

Price: $19.98
You save: $5.01 (20 %)
29 new from $19.980 used

Ages: 3 – 7

And, the final item on the list of the top ten educational toys for three year olds is the VTech Write and Learn Creative Center.

The Write and Learn is a magnetic board and tech-savvy toy, perfect for teaching kiddos how to recognize letters, spell basic words, and eventually write entire sentences. Includes a magnetic stylus for the wipe-away board, and a cool light-up screen to display fun challenges and info about the alphabet symbols.

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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center New

$22.91
End Date: Saturday Apr-15-2017 6:22:41 PDT
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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

$24.80
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 7:29:33 PDT
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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

$22.55
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 20:16:03 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/10/16.

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