Some good toys for children 3 years of age can include action figures, role-playing toys, RC vehicles and those that encourage learning and creativity, as stated by the Fisher-Price website. Some role-playing toys can be dollhouses or playhouses, medical kits and play kitchen sets. At this age, children tend to enjoy pretend games, and role-playing toys can help them with social skills, as noted by the Parent website.
Some other good pretend toys for children this age are toy phones, walkie talkies and microphones, which can help a child with vocabulary skills, notes the Leapfrog site. Children can also use superheroes or action figures in imaginative play. Additionally, active play using scooters and tricycles can help with gross motor skills.
To encourage and stimulate a child's creativity, toys connected to music, building with play dough or clay and arts and crafts are helpful. These types of toys can help use their imaginations and fine motor skills. Some examples are musical keyboard and construction toys.
Educational toys can include those that involve numbers, the alphabet, colors, sorting by size or shapes and recognizing names of animals with its sound. Some of these toys can be blocks with either the letters or numbers on them, learning tablets or laptops, touch-and-learn activity desks and electronic phonics or spelling toys.