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I need some Birthday present ideas for 3yr old, please

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isthistoonosy Thu 07-Jul-16 10:47:01

He has a balance bike and pedal bike, pushchair and doll, lego (no interest), cooker, wheelbarrow, and we have a sandpit and play house - not sure what else is good for this age range. Family are getting a swing / climbing frame accessories.

We also have an 18month old so pref not something she will break/ destroy.

(I know its a ridculous amount of toys already, but its the first grandkids in 12yrs so we get a lot second hand)

Thanks for any ideas

georgedawes Thu 07-Jul-16 10:59:28

If he has all that stuff already I'd go for a really nice trip to the zoo or something similar.

BlueChampagne Thu 07-Jul-16 13:14:08

Build It Bits & Bobs from ELC'n'-Bobs-Set/117030,default,pd.html

Three is a bit young for lego.

waitingforsomething Thu 07-Jul-16 13:17:28

When my DD was 3 she got:
Duplo Creative Cakes and Ice Creams- she and all her friends (boys and girls) love them.

She also got Design and Drill game and a till from ELC.

These were her favourite presents for 3rd birthday and Christmas soon after

jetSTAR Thu 07-Jul-16 13:18:19

Floralnomad Thu 07-Jul-16 13:25:46

Little tykes car transporter , my DC had one when they were small and we bought one for our great niece at Christmas - I love little tykes toys they last really well .

isthistoonosy Thu 07-Jul-16 15:12:54

Sorry meant duplo rather than Lego.

Building stuff loks good he likes our tools.

Blueberryblueberry Thu 07-Jul-16 19:27:15

Playmobil? My 3.5yr old is loving it at the moment so might be something he can grow into a bit?

Loraline Thu 07-Jul-16 19:30:50

Microscope? Amazon have a great one that's all covered in rubber so it's age appropriate and won't break. It's really good.

DiamondInTheRuff Thu 07-Jul-16 19:36:29

My 3YO Loves:

Pretending to be Mr Maker (ie throwing glitter and pva glue Around)
Digging in the garden / generally being grubby
Toot toot drivers

strawberrybubblegum Sat 09-Jul-16 18:46:33

Stilts (the upturned bucket on strings ones), bug collecting kit (if you'll use it - otherwise just a small magnifying glass), mr potato head, orchard toys games (eg cupcakes, rocket game), hungry hippos, doctors kit, toy till, 'gears!gears!gears!' set, magformers, keyboard.

strawberrybubblegum Sat 09-Jul-16 19:10:34

Oh, and a mega sketcher - they really like them and great for encouraging drawing.

An easel is also meant to be good if you have space.

Swirlingasong Sat 09-Jul-16 19:17:49

Play doh play set
dressing up clothes
Small world stuff, dolls house etc
Gardening set
Wooden railway
Magnetic dress up people
Orchard games and jigsaws

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sat 09-Jul-16 19:28:18

We have recently had to buy some new bits/toys for dc 2.6 year old as she starts getting into more"pre-school bits"

We have bought
a couple of orchard barn board games - shopping list, lotto, ladybirds
a few big floor puzzles
some threading reels/buttons
an elc button board
magnetic letters
magnetic dress up dolls from Melissa and Doug
some more role play equipment - dress up clothes

All the above were from the charity shop large nct sale so didn't cost much and were brought over a period of time before anyone questions why she needed so much stuff

I have got her a leapfrog letter/phonics thing for her birthday

isthistoonosy Mon 11-Jul-16 07:57:14

Thanks for the ideas, I've just brought a little dolls house and will look up some of the other things mentioned, and mooch about the second hand shops a bit.

He loves drawing but his sister is still at the eat the crayons phase so he spends all his time telling her to stop rather than doing his own thing!

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