Thrilling Gifts for 3-year-olds

A Listmania! list by K. Hickman "Disco Mom" (Arlington, VA, USA)
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The list author says: "I have three children and about a million nieces, nephews, kids'friends, and friends with kids that I give gifts to. To help myself, and anyone else who has trouble keeping the ages and stages straight, I've created gift lists for each age we've gone through - all the things my kids and their friends love at each age. Admittedly, we know girls better than boys but there are gifts for both genders on each list. Also, check the other lists - there is a lot of overlapping interests in these early years. Happy gifting!

Another great idea for 3-year-olds: a kid-sized apron or chef's hat (found at craft stores, Target or party stores) and a cookie or cupcake mix."
ThinkFun Zingo
1.  ThinkFun Zingo by Think Fun
The list author says:
  "Zingo is a great first "real" game - don't have to be able to read, kids can play with each other or adults, there is more than one difficulty level.  True, it has all those chips that can get spread out or lost but it is a super game with longevity - my 6 year old still loves to play."
$19.49   Used & New from: $8.96
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (642 customer reviews)

Kid Galaxy My 1St Rc Go Go School Bus
2.  Kid Galaxy My 1St Rc Go Go School Bus by Kid Galaxy
The list author says:
  "Kid Galaxy has a whole line of "My 1st RC" vehicles - they are soft, big, durable and easy to control!  If you're buying more than one make sure they are on different frequencies or the fun will end fast.  They also have a line of "morphibians" vehicles that look like they're for slightly older kids."
$21.91   Used & New from: $9.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

Bailey Goes Camping
3.  Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes
The list author says:
  "Most 3-year-olds know what it's like to be left out of something because they're just too young.  Even if they don't, they will love this book.  It's sweet, simple, and subtly hints at the joy of staying home and using your imagination.  We just love the whole message and feeling of this book."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Bears in the Night (Bright and Early Books)
4.  Bears in the Night (Bright and Early Books) by Stan Berenstain
The list author says:
  "I guess this is a teeny weeny bit scary so beware sensitive kids.  We love it because the words are so simple, and the pictures so descriptive, our 3-year-old can "read" it herself, and she loves to read one of the bedtime stories.  Plus I loved this book as a kid so we feel like it's a classic."
Used & New from: $0.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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TOMY Gearation Building Toy
5.  TOMY Gearation Building Toy by Tomy
The list author says:
  "We have not tried these ourselves but know many kids who love this set, and that boys and girls age 3 can do it themselves and gets their problem-solving going."
$37.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

Crocodile Dentist
6.  Crocodile Dentist by Winning Moves
The list author says:
  "It's hard to pick an age for this toy because from 1 to 30 I have seen "kids" play with it.  But I think 3 is an age where they can start to take turns and understand a game aspect.  If they're too scared, use toothbrushes or tongue depressors to push the teeth.  Also fun for a preschool lesson on dental hygiene.  We got ours from Target and it was less mean looking."
$7.70   Used & New from: $7.69
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)

Melissa & Doug Architectural Unit Block Set
7.  Melissa & Doug Architectural Unit Block Set by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "For the discriminating builder.  Lovely natural wood blocks with architectural shapes, like pillars, arches, etc.  To add to a basic block collection, or use on its own."
$50.44   Used & New from: $43.35
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Cake
8.  Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Cake by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "I'm pretty sure this is the very perfect birthday present for a 3-year-old girl, maybe boy.  If it's not a birthday, they also have a similar set that's a pizza and I think an apple pie one, too.  The candles, toppings and cake pieces all attach by velcro.  Kids love to play with this for year."
$16.99   Used & New from: $13.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (346 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price View-Master Disney/Pixar Toy Story 10th Anniversary 3D Collection
9.  Fisher-Price View-Master Disney/Pixar Toy Story 10th Anniversary 3D Collection by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Remember ViewMasters?  Well they're back (or maybe never left.)  Classic!  Always a favorite!  No batteries!  They've got popular themes (Toy Story, Dora, Princesses, Spongebob) and also classic (animal photos, etc.)  Pick whatever your kids likes best."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 3/9/11
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