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Hold on tight: At age 3, kids have moved past baby and toddler and into the preschool stage. It might seem like an unfamiliar world, but at holiday time, choose to lean into what kids love and celebrate their developmental milestones. Whether it’s products featuring familiar characters like Bluey, Barbie, Peppa Pig, or CoComelon or something unique, each toy piques a new interest and builds on the skills learned at ages 1 and 2. Check out our fave gifts for 3 year olds below!

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Maude Campbell

Maude Campbell

Maude Campbell is a Senior Editor at The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. Maude has written for Popular Mechanics and the New York Post, among other positions at Elle and HGTV magazines. When not in the office, she's writing a book about Polly Pocket and eager to share her story with the world.