12 best educational toys for children from 3 years old

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Children of all ages need toys. Parents try to buy those of them that bring not only joy, but also benefit. Manufacturers, responding to the demands of the modern market, create special toys that develop various important and useful skills in children. The main ones are:

  1. Movement coordination. To develop this skill, toys are usually chosen that stimulate children to act with small objects: magnetic fishing, sorters, inserts.
  2. Hand motility. Most modern toys contribute to the development of this skill. A few small parts are enough that you can touch, rearrange, lift, and so on.
  3. Imagination. The toy should stimulate the child to fantasize, be part of the stories.
  4. Concentration of attention. To improve it, experts recommend giving children to spend time with puzzles, mazes and similar games.
  5. Logical thinking. It is formed when the toy requires a sequence of actions, evokes an associative array, pushes to predict the result. The best representatives are constructors, abacus, sorter.

Parents make other necessary requirements for developmental toys. This is the use of only safe materials, strength, acceptable cost, attracting the attention of the child. Many educational toys for children from 3 years old have the listed qualities. Online and retail stores offer a variety of options. Our experts have selected the best ones.

Rating of the best educational toys for children from 3 years old

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best educational toys for children from 3 years old in a budget price category 1 Robot Abtoys C-00340 503 r
2 Krasnokamsk toy 'Mushrooms', N-60 540 RUB
3 Inserts Mapacha 'English Alphabet' RUB 400
4 Alphabet Tablet 'Guess' RUB 580
The best educational toys for children from 3 years old in the middle price category 1 Educational toy Giraffes 'Fishing' 939570 RUB 853
2 Playgo Ball Race Set 945 RUB
3 Mapacha maze abacus, large RUB 560
4 Constructor MDI 'Locomotive' 838 RUB
The best educational toys for children from 3 years old in a premium price category 1 Magnetic Magformers Magic Pop Set RUB 3,028
2 Wooden toy Ulanik Sorter Montessori 'Colors and sizes' RUB 3 359
3 RC car Rastar Mercedes – Benz G55 1:14 black RUB 2 089
4 Music mat Chicco RUB 2,289

The best educational toys for children from 3 years old in a budget price category

Robot Abtoys C-00340

Rating: 4.8

ROBOT ABTOYS, C-00340, MULTICOLOR �

Parents of children over 3 years old know which toys attract their attention most. Boys' mothers will immediately say that their crumbs love robots. Such toys, along with cars, have become loved for a long time. Robots are also suitable for girls. All guys love to look at unusual movements, listen to electronic voices and parody the behavior of robots. The product from Abtoys is included in the budget price category and takes the honorable first place in it.

The space alien is made of high quality plastic with the addition of metal elements. It has moving parts: arms, legs and head. Above there is a button, pressing which activates the illumination in the eyes and music. The robot makes funny space sounds. Combined with luminous eyes, moving body parts, this is a fascinating sight for any baby.

The toy is powered by conventional AA batteries. Her size is small, quite suitable for a 3-year-old child. Parents write that the robot becomes a real friend for their kids.

Advantages

  • movable joints;
  • interesting eye lighting;
  • space sound effects;
  • long not boring game.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Krasnokamsk toy 'Mushrooms', N-60

Rating: 4.7

Krasnokamsk toy 'Mushrooms', N-60

Silver goes to the product of the famous manufacturer of toys made of wood 'Krasnokamsk Toy'. The Mushrooms set consists of 24 different elements and a main board. There are 16 columns of different heights on it. Each of them has its own mushroom, which consists of a stem and a cap. The set is completely made of natural wood. All its edges are sanded and the surface is smooth.

The cost of the toy is relatively low. At the same time, the buyer receives a full-fledged developmental kit from environmentally friendly materials. The child likes to study with him. At the same time, the parent can tell him what real mushrooms are, what they are, where they grow and a lot of other useful information. The kid learns to correlate objects by their size and geometric shape. He develops imagination, coordination and hand motor skills.

Each cap of the fungus has its own color and pattern in the form of a berry or flower. Adults can offer the child to first collect and then plant the mushrooms. Children are fascinated by this process for a long time.

Advantages

  • interesting pastime;
  • obtaining useful information during the game;
  • colorful beautiful mushroom caps;
  • pleasant to the touch, safe materials.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Inserts Mapacha 'English Alphabet'

Rating: 4.6

INSERTS MAPACHA 'ENGLISH ALPHABET

Earbuds are a great type of toy for developing logic, motor skills and other important skills in children. Usually, manufacturers choose fruits and vegetables, images of animals, flowers as puzzles. But the Mapacha brand decided to make this game even more useful for children over 3 years old. The product consists of inserts in the form of letters of the English alphabet. Many psychologists give parents advice to start learning a foreign language just at the age of 3.

The kit contributes to the development of the skills of concentration, logical thinking, motor skills of fingers and hands, and most importantly, it helps the child to get to know and remember English letters in a playful, easy way. It consists of a board with indentations for each individual letter. Additionally, you can collect whole words.

All elements are made from 100% natural wood. The manufacturer paid great attention to quality, so all the corners are well polished, the paint holds firmly and the product is odorless. The different colors of the letters attract the child's attention.

Advantages

  • English language training;
  • environmentally friendly materials;
  • high quality of the product;
  • pastime with the whole family.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Alphabet Tablet 'Guess'

Rating: 4.5

AZBUKVARIK PLANSHETIK 'GUESS

Our experts gave the honorable fourth line to the learning tablet, which is perfect for children from 3 years old. Buyers like it because of its functions. There are built-in melodies, animal sounds, alphabet and even fairy tales. The tablet itself is 24×19 cm in size. There are several dozen different keys on its large screen. Each has bright images of animals.

This toy will teach your child a lot. He will be able to learn funny songs, remember the names of many animals and the sounds they make. The manufacturer has placed a bonus on the box: parents can download the interactive alphabet using a QR code for free and teach the child the letters. The tablet contains the most popular and beloved melodies: 'The Song of the Lion and the Turtle', 'Chunga-Changa' and others.

On the top panel there are useful buttons: repeat, on / off and volume level. Above the animal buttons, there is a large colorful image of a tiger, raccoon and elephant. The game is powered by 3 batteries. Parents write in reviews that they often take the tablet with them on trips to entertain the child.

Advantages

  • built-in popular children's songs;
  • acquaintance of the child with the sounds of animals;
  • an interesting toy for the road and not only;
  • colorful images.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

The best educational toys for children from 3 years old in the middle price category

Educational toy Giraffes 'Fishing' 939570

Rating: 4.9

GIRAFIKA 'FISHING' DEVELOPMENT TOY, 939570, MULTICOLOR �

A toy that opens up the wonderful world of sea adventures for the child becomes the leader. It is a small pool in which cute ducks, fish, crabs and starfish live. To play, you need to pour water and turn on the music panel. Children are delighted that the set includes two fishing rods with a magnet and a hook. Every child can feel like a real fishing trip.

The Giraffiki brand has added interesting options to its product. For example, playing melodies and a mechanism that creates an artificial flow. Children can choose their favorite song by pressing one of three buttons. If necessary, the music can be turned off. There is a palm tree in the middle of the pool. If you pour water into it, then the water will funnyly flow down the slide.

The entire body is made of plastic. Every detail is brightly colored. Musical accompaniment runs on 3 batteries. The toy is placed on the floor in the room; for convenience, any cloth or rug is placed under it. During fishing, babies develop coordination of movements and motor skills of the hands.

Advantages

  • interesting fun fishing;
  • bright body and details;
  • musical and lighting effects;
  • artificial flow.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Playgo Ball Race Set

Rating: 4.8

PLAYGO GAME SET 'BALL RACING

The second place goes to a toy that can captivate children for several hours. It is interesting to play it both alone and with friends or parents. She develops three important skills at once: concentration, color perception and coordination of movements. Ball Race looks like a multi-level tower with special holes. Throw small colorful balls to the very top and watch how fun and interesting they slide down.

In total, the structure consists of 7 levels. Each has a different color scheme, which makes the set very bright. It can be played in several ways. For example, two children lower two balls at the same time and keep track of which one comes to the finish line first. In the reviews they write that this is a very spectacular sight. And in parallel, it forms a competitive spirit.

The entire tower is made of plastic, completely safe for the child. The paint used is non-toxic. Parents write that if the balls are not lost, the toy will last a long time. Recommended for children over 3 years of age, as there is a risk of swallowing the ball at a younger age.

Advantages

  • a very exciting process;
  • safe and bright items;
  • play alone or with a company.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Mapacha maze abacus, large

Rating: 4.7

Mapacha maze abacus, large

Wooden toys are a good choice for children of all ages. Modern options for products made from natural materials are amazing. The manufacturer Mapacha decided to combine two educational games in one. The upper part of the structure is made in the form of a metal labyrinth with several wooden elements. The lower one is made in the form of an account: those that a few years ago were actively used at the checkouts of stores.

The toy is made in juicy bright colors. Fruits, beads, squares and other geometric shapes are attached to the maze. The child moves them in spirals, memorizing the sequence. This contributes to the awareness of cause and effect relationships and the development of logical thinking. On the lower crossbars there are multicolored abacus. With their help, you can teach a child to count.

Children usually know some colors by the age of 3. This toy will expand the list. It is made of natural wood and has a well-polished surface. The spirals are made of metal, all applied paint is safe for children. Product reviews are positive. The buyers liked the good quality of the product and at the same time the low cost.

Advantages

  • multifunctional toy;
  • bright multi-colored elements;
  • safe natural materials;
  • useful educational game.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Constructor MDI 'Locomotive'

Rating: 4.6

CONSTRUCTOR MDI 'STEAM CARRIER'

Educational toys made of wood have become a part of modern household use. Parents have a positive attitude to their low cost, manufacturing materials and developmental functions. The constructor from the MDI brand is made in the form of a locomotive, which can be carried by a convenient rope. Children from 3 years old, and sometimes even younger ones, simply love this activity. But the possibilities of the toy do not end there.

The locomotive consists of three cars, each of which has two columns, located one after the other. The set includes special parts made in the form of different geometric shapes. Among them: 4 hexagons, 4 triangles, 4 circles, 4 squares and several parts for the main carriage. During the game, the child must learn to distinguish between the figures, lifting each of them on its own column. In parallel with this, the baby repeats the colors.

The process of putting together a locomotive contributes to the understanding of the concepts of 'more – less', 'higher – lower'. The rope can be detached and the figures can be lifted onto it, like a thread. This greatly improves hand motility. The game takes the child for a long time. Feedback from buyers is positive.

Advantages

  • colorful shades;
  • development of important skills of the child;
  • interesting gameplay;
  • smooth, durable wood.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

The best educational toys for children from 3 years old in a premium price category

Magnetic Magformers Magic Pop Set

Rating: 4.9

MAGFORMERS MAGNETIC CONSTRUCTOR MAGIC POP SET

Most children of all ages love to assemble constructors. Parents often join them, as it is a very exciting activity. The stores offer a wide range of this type of toy, from small Lego parts to large construction sets for small children. But Magformers product is different from all of the above. The brand produces a separate type – magnetic constructors. They look completely different and don't look like the classic ones.

The parts have different geometric shapes and vary in size, but most importantly, they are flat. Each has strong magnets inside that hold them together. The box also contains two pairs of wheels and a motorcycle wheel. This allows you to collect different transport options. The elements are made of plastic. A total of 25 pieces are included in the Magic Pop Set.

During the assembly of the constructor, children develop logical thinking, and they perfectly master the sequence of actions. For example, a child can clearly see how a fish transforms into a car. The set includes an instruction book showing different options for collecting items.

Advantages

  • unique play set;
  • high quality magnets and materials;
  • fun activity for the whole family;
  • additional accessories included.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Wooden toy Ulanik Sorter Montessori 'Colors and sizes'

Rating: 4.8

Wooden toy Ulanik Sorter Montessori 'Colors and sizes'

The Montessori method is actively used in raising children from a very young age. Now there are special kindergartens and children's centers that use this method. And manufacturers, seeing this trend, keep up and offer parents interesting play sets. Their features are always natural materials of manufacture, a seemingly simple design and at the same time the development of a variety of useful skills. The set from 'Ulanik' has an extended configuration.

The game consists of 3 bowls of different diameters, 36 balls ranging in size from 2 to 3 cm, 36 plates 3-5 cm, one spoon and three linen bags. All this is needed so that the kid picks a ball with a spoon and matches it with a plate of the desired color and size. In fact, it turns out to be quite difficult, which only motivates the player. While unfolding balls, he learns to distinguish colors and shades, sizes of objects. When the baby makes sure that the ball does not fall out of the spoon, it develops coordination and fine motor skills.

With regular play, a 3-year-old child perceives different objects well in size: from larger to smaller, small to large. He also begins to distinguish 12 colors well. Parents confirm in the reviews that children are happy to spend time with colorful balls and plates.

Advantages

  • many items in the set;
  • natural materials;
  • beautiful bright colors;
  • development of perception of colors, sizes.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

RC car Rastar Mercedes – Benz G55 1:14 black

Rating: 4.7

RADIO-CONTROLLED CAR RASTAR MERCEDES-BENZ G55 1:14 BLACK

RC cars are something that will never go out of style. Children are always happy with such a gift. This toy is suitable for both a boy and a girl from 3 years old. Rastar has created a small copy of the popular car Mercedes – Benz G55 or 'Gelendvagen'. Product scale 1:14. It has an incredibly beautiful appearance. The body is made of high-gloss black light metal with plastic elements. Children are delighted at the sight of such a toy.

Management is carried out using a remote control. It has several levers that correspond to the movement of the car “forward – backward”, “right – left”. The manufacturer claims that the car has excellent shock absorption, so it can be rolled not only at home, but also on asphalt outside. While driving, the front and rear lights are on, when the reverse speed is turned on, the brake lights come on.

Many parents leave good reviews about the product. They praise the toy's durability, it doesn't break even after many collisions. They also like the cost, since similar models usually have a higher price. Powered by 7 AA batteries.

Advantages

  • attractive appearance;
  • develops good speed;
  • shockproof housing;
  • backlit headlights.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Musical rug Chicco Classics

Rating: 4.7

Chicco rug musical Classics

When it comes to the appointment of educational toys, parents always think about the development of logical thinking, hand motor skills, imagination. But in addition to intellectual skills, it is important for children from 3 years old not to forget about physical ones. To move a lot and be active is a guarantee of health at any age. For this, the rug from the popular manufacturer of children's goods Chicco is perfect.

This play area looks like everyone's favorite 'classics'. The rug is divided into 10 small sections, each of which has its own number from 1 to 10. The child can jump on the squares, as in a standard game of classics. Moreover, when you click on each number, musical and light accompaniment will appear. The second mode involves playing together. One child holds a special remote control in his hands and presses the colorful buttons, while the second must have time to jump onto the lit area.

The plus of the rug is that it can be played by one kid on his own, or several, or by a large company with his parents. From the reviews, you can find out that children spend a long time in this activity. The price of the product is not cheap, but it is durable and durable.

Advantages

  • development of physical skills;
  • two modes of operation;
  • cheerful incendiary music;
  • light accompaniment.

disadvantages

  • not identified.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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