Why Construction Toys are the Perfect Gifts for 3 Year Olds

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Boys and girls aged three are grasping new concepts and gaining important motor skills every day! What better way to build on these skills than with our tried and tested construction toys for 3 year olds? They make fun gifts too.

1. They help build fine motor skills

Construction toys help children with dexterity by requiring them to pick up different pieces and fit those pieces together. The best toys can also help build those all-important mind-body connections. Children must think about where they want each piece to go, and then use their hands to make it happen!

Brain Train, £26.95£26.95

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All aboard!

Encourage kids to build motor skills by building Brain Train! This shape-sorting logic game comes with 48 fun and colourful challenges. Children must try and fit the bright blocks into the train so that the colours and shapes match what is shown in each challenge. Worn out from too much thinking? Take a well-earned break! Brain Train doubles as a standard train toy. Choo choo!

2. They introduce important concepts

Learning through play is the best way to learn! And another great thing about construction toys is that they can introduce children to important concepts. Sure, 3 year olds might not understand gravity in the same way that adult scientists do, but they can understand that a piece won’t float in the air–it’s got to be connected to another piece.

Construction toys are a wonderful way to introduce young children to the many fascinating realities about the world around us, including scientific concepts like magnetism!

My First Safari Animals, £21.95£21.95

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A magnetic marvel

Introduce children to the magic of magnetism with this fun, safe toy! The 18-piece set contains coloured magnetic rods and the fronts and backs of six safari animals, including a giraffe and an elephant. The extra-large, soft-touch animal parts click onto the body bars. Mix and match to create all kinds of wacky combinations!

3. They reinforce concepts they already know

Tactile learning is a fun way to reinforce concepts that children are already familiar with. Children at this age can start to sit still a little longer, ask questions and really take in the world around them. They’re hungry for knowledge, so they might already be familiar with concepts like colours, numbers and letters.

Playing with construction toys can help reinforce the impressive knowledge they’ve already gained. And hands-on learning makes everything more fun!

Number Zoo Jigsaw, £24.95£24.95

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One, Zoo, Three…

Designed to encourage dexterity and logic, this hand-painted puzzle also reinforces counting and numbers! It’s made of chunky, durable pieces, so it’s ideal for small hands. The animals are designed to stand up so children can also play with them as regular toys. The puzzle comes with a drawstring cotton bag for convenient storage–and so none of the numbers gets lost!

4. They encourage creativity

Three year olds have incredibly active imaginations. Construction kits enable kids to express their creativity. Like art, construction offers the ultimate freedom. It allows children to use their hands to copy designs or express the ideas and plans they dream up in their minds.

Design & Drill Brightworks, £29.95£29.95

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A brilliant building toy!

A brilliant way to build fine motor skills and foster creativity! Drill colourful patterns into the light-up design board. Just snap a bit into the translucent power drill, make a design and drill in the bolts. Flip the switch and light it all up! Comes with 80 colourful bolts and 12 design patterns to try–or go wild making your own patterns!

Looking for more wicked construction toys? Check out the full range on our website!

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