Sunday, September 30, 2018

Gift Ideas for a Three Year Old


I cannot CANNOT believe that my itty bitty baby girl is going to be three.  She's basically an adult now, a little person with an amazing imagination and opinions all her own.  I wanted to share some things that are favorites already, and some things on Ophelia's birthday wishlist.  My favorite toys are (as I've said before) open ended, things that help your little one use their brain, and don't flash or play sounds.

Things we have, love, and recommend for a gift:
scooter- Ophelia has always been a little slower to develop physically (she didn't walk until she was 16 months!) and very fast to develop cognitively.  Her scooter has been a big help in getting her to use her body, move in different ways, and take risks.  She would like me to note that she definitely recommends it more than her balance bike!

Play doh - I mean, its a classic for a reason.  Endless ways to play with it, and its the perfect rainy day activity.

a magazine subscription- getting something in the mail is seriously amazing for a preschooler, and she keeps all of these and re reads them constantly.

On Ophelia's wishlist:
craft kit- I've heard great things about this kit being perfect for open ended play!

ABC floor puzzle- puzzles are a big hit with three year olds who are currently mastering the ideas of "over, under, next to, etc".  This one gets rave reviews.

first board game- people young and old are obsessed with this game- its in my cart and I can't wait to find out why!

dress up kit- Ophelia is seriously all about pretend, dramatic play.  Combined with her love of princesses and all things fancy, I think this will be a hit.

books- my kid is a voracious reader, much like her mama, so I have a lot of book recommendations I can share in another post.  But we recently found a First Little House book at the library, and I just LOVED reading it to her.  It was her first foray into learning history- her interest was piqued about "the olden days",  and reminded it me of my childhood.  I want all of them!

doll- as I've said before, she is obsessed with the Fancy Nancy books, so I think she'll love this doll!  We have lots of others, but if you're looking for you first doll purchase, I highly recommend the Corelle babies- they weirdly smell really good. 


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