Buying Guide: Toys for 3-6 Year Olds

By 3 years old, children start interacting with each other and engaging in pretend play. They enjoy acting out grown-up roles and using props such as costumes to bring their imaginations to life.

Suggested toys
Electronic toys that convert your TV or PC into a learning/interactive play site, nontoxic art supplies, books, videos, musical instruments, and outdoor toys such as a baseball tee, slide, or swing.

Let’s highlight some toys appropriate for kids in the 3-6 year old range …

Fisher Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo

Beatbo

BeatBo

On this site we like fun colors, and we like interaction. Your little tyke can have a great time interacting with this fun little critter. BeatBo lets you activate fun songs by rubbing his tummy or any of the buttons on hit colorful feet. Mom or Dad can record a phrase, which BeatBo will remix into a unique song. He’s got a lighted tummy, and it’s got 3 modes to allow your baby to actively play with this toys as he or she grows.

Recommended for ages 3 and younger.

The very colorful Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway has lots of playtime opportunities for your little ones.  This playset stands 3 feet tall, and includes three different paths from the top to the bottom.  It comes with two different cars – named Tessa and Koby. You either let the cars take a random path to the bottom, or you flip switches to select their paths.

This playset is not all fun – it also helps children develop their manual dexterity.  Just picking up cars, placing them on the tracks, and operating the switches all contribute to this development

Fisher Price Skyway Playset

Fisher Price Skyway Playset

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The Leapfrog Scribble and Write is a popular electronic toys for small children.  It is interactive but is very educational.  Most parents know that LeapFrog has been creating educational toys for many years, so this is a low-risk, high-reward gift to buy a child.  Expect your child to learn important skills with this item.

Leapfrog Scribble and Write

Leapfrog Scribble and Write

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This Chutes and Ladders Super Hero Squad board game puts a fun twist on an age-old game.  I can’t imagine any child who has not played the classic Chutes and Ladders game. But with the popularity of superheroes and Marvel movies this is a very timely board game.

Chutes and Ladders Super Hero Squad

Chutes and Ladders Super Hero Squad

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Here is a fun and inexpensive gift for small children.  It’s the Knock Knock Who’s There first book of knock knock joke book.  This is perfect for bonding with the little ones, and teaching them humor in an appropriate manner.

Knock Knock Who's There

Knock Knock Who’s There

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tip-cartHow about an absolute classic – one that has been around in one form or another for decades.  Richard Scarry’s Busytown game teaches kids many different important skills, such as identification, matching, attention to detail, and even teamwork.  This is a highly-rated game and will definitely be a kid-pleaser.

Richard Scarry Busytown

Richard Scarry Busytown

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Here are a few more popular toys for kids in this age range:

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