3 to 4 Years Old > Gift ideas

I need some ideas for Christmas for my 3 year old girl. She has an older sister who is 4 and needs to be the one with some attention. I seem to have lots of ideas for the 4 year old in school, but lost for the 3 year old. Help.

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

Hi Rhonda! Here are some of our favourites for three year old girls!

Three year olds are just at the age to start playing games – Honey Bee Tree is one of our most popular games for young children, and can be played by the two of you or the whole family. Eeboo offers many beautifully illustrated games for 3+ too.

Alex has a new line this year geared to toddlers called Little Hands.... look for the blue boxes. They have a line of craft kits for 2+ and 3+ that are fun to create together like Good Time Crafts, My First Mosaic, My Giant Busy Box, as well as fun and colourful lacing kits, puzzles and games. If your daughter is a budding artist, the Melissa & Doug Standing Art Easel or the Alex My Wall Easel are good choices. The Wall Easel could be her special, personal easel. Also in the arts & crafts section, we love our new paintable rainboots!

The Melissa & Doug Folding Princess Castle or International Playthings Fairy House are great for imaginative play, and you can't go wrong with dress-up sets lke the Fairy Wings and Skirt, or the Ballerina Tutu. A Plan Toy wooden Dollhouse would also be lots of fun and very special for a three year old.

The Three Little Pigs soft toy from Melissa & Doug is great for both sorting and imaginative play.

Infantino's Fun and Phonics ABC Hive goes on the fridge and is a fun electronic toy to learn letters.

Another great way to initiate some special time is with things your daughter can do alongside of you like pretend food sets, cooking sets and cleaning sets, because it's always fun helping Mom! There's lots to choose from in this department! The Alex In My Kitchen wooden kitchen, substantial, but not too big, is a favourite.

You can also take a look at bath toys... there is an amazing variety of toys available with some very creative options from floating islands, to Tub Tunes instruments to dress-up fashion dolls. I know I had a hard time getting my daughter out of the bath tub when she was that age.

For a musical choice, check out the Melissa & Doug Learn to Play Piano or Chimalong Junior.
Other special gifts to consider might be a friendly Folkmanis Puppet like Woolly Sheep or Floppy Bunny Rabbit, or a special Corolle doll. You could get her started on Groovy Girls dolls – start with a doll or two and add to the collection with outfits, furniture and pets. There is a very cool Groovy Girl mermaid with a removable tail that comes off to make her a “land” girl.

Well, hopefully there's something in the list above that catches your fancy.... but there's lots more (construction... animals.... puzzles...), so drop us a line back if you'd like some more ideas!

November 19, 2009 | Registered CommenterTurtle Pond Toys