Good toys for 3-year-olds include Play-Doh, a matching game, a doctor's kit, and a dollhouse. Play-Doh offers kids opportunities for using their imaginations and helps develop fine motor skills.
Matching games contribute to expanding problem-solving and memory skills. Three-year-olds are already interested in similarities and differences. They have the attention span to concentrate and the ability to take turns.
Doctors' kits encourage children to be creative during role play. It is also possible that, when children are familiar with the toy, they have less fear of the doctor's office. Dollhouses reinforce pretend play and social skills. In addition, they allow more than one child to play at a time.