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: $44.44
You save: $10.55 (19 %)
27 new from $44.445 used from $38.66

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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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe Regular Standard Packaging

$50.72
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 18:30:22 PST
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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe New

$63.61
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 9:26:20 PST
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VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe

$82.01
End Date: Friday Mar-17-2017 5:26:37 PDT
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2. Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!

Price: $23.90
You save: $6.05 (20 %)
98 new from $21.905 used from $20.43

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

$19.73
End Date: Monday Feb-20-2017 2:19:14 PST
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Gears-Cranks-Connectors-Pieces Learning-Resources-Toy-Set-Building-Educational

$21.75
End Date: Thursday Mar-2-2017 10:30:50 PST
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Gears! Gears! Gears! 260 Pieces Super Set & A Lot More Learning Resources

$59.99
End Date: Monday Feb-20-2017 19:07:47 PST
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3. Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set

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 by Fat Brain Toy Co.

$32.02
End Date: Tuesday Mar-14-2017 2:13:18 PDT
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Fat Brain Toys Squigz- Starter Set Building Kit 24 Pieces - NEW FA088-1

$17.69
End Date: Thursday Feb-16-2017 17:57:45 PST
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Squigz Starter 24 Piece Set Kids Fat Brain Toy Co. ~DAMAGED BOX~

$18.99
End Date: Thursday Mar-9-2017 12:33:40 PST
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4. VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier

Price: $23.88
You save: $1.11 (4 %)
16 new from $23.8833 used from $18.39

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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New VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier Model:23897710

$30.98
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 10:22:52 PDT
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VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier

$24.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-19-2017 18:25:06 PST
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VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier Toy XMAS

$31.40
End Date: Friday Mar-10-2017 13:32:42 PST
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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: Friday Feb-24-2017 12:41:36 PST
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Wooden Counting Caterpillar Melissa & Doug Kids Toy Math Skills Educational Game

$15.57
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 13:17:18 PST
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Melissa Doug Counting Caterpillar Wooden Stacker Classic Toy NEW

$9.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-28-2017 5:41:09 PST
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6. VTech KidiBeats Drum Set

Price: $19.49
You save: $0.40 (2 %)
68 new from $19.491 used from $17.30

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 Kids Drum Set New

$11.75
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 8:40:41 PST
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Vtech KidiBeats Drum Set Exclusive Kids Music, New, Sealed

$10.00
End Date: Monday Mar-6-2017 17:57:39 PST
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VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set, NEW

$9.95
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 3:03:21 PST
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7. Fisher-Price See ‘n Say The Farmer Says

Price: $19.96
1 new from $19.9622 used from $14.05

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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See 'n Say The Farmer Says Toy Kids Book Baby Educational Animals Fisher Price**

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Feb-17-2017 8:36:34 PST
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Fisher Price Mattel SEE N SAY The Farmer Says 12 Farm Animal Sounds Musical Quiz

$7.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Feb-17-2017 8:25:19 PST
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Fisher-Price See 'n Say The Farmer Says Toy...

$25.04
End Date: Sunday Feb-19-2017 11:12:33 PST
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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 Kit - Outdoor Fun Toys by Stomp Rockets (20005)

$17.99
End Date: Monday Feb-20-2017 17:15:27 PST
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Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Kit with Extra Jr. Glow Rocket Refills, Blue...NEW

$25.28
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 11:24:18 PST
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Stomp Rocket Junior Glow Kit with Extra Jr. Glow Rocket Refills (Red and B...NEW

$23.80
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 18:19:08 PDT
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9. Battat Take-A-Part Toy Airplane

Price: $19.95
You save: $1.04 (5 %)
26 new from $19.959 used from $15.36

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 Green

$23.97
End Date: Tuesday Feb-21-2017 6:57:08 PST
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$25.24
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$23.99
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10. VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

Price: $19.98
You save: $5.01 (20 %)
35 new from $19.981 used from $17.38

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 Standard Packaging

$24.66
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 15:36:20 PDT
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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

$116.45
End Date: Thursday Feb-23-2017 9:12:20 PST
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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center Standard Packaging

$29.49
End Date: Monday Feb-27-2017 20:40:49 PST
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/10/16.

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