Educate 3 Years Old Children with Educational Toys

The first thousand days of a child's life in the world or what is usually called the golden age is the most important period for a child's growth and development. There are many things that need to be considered, starting from adequate nutrition, sleep time, to the extent of motor development that your little one has achieved.

Even though at this time children need to play more, there is no harm in choosing educational toys as a tool of playing and learning for children. As a parent, of course you want the best for your child, right?

This time, we will provide several recommendations of educational toys available at IKEA. But before that, it's a good idea to know the benefits of educational toys for children. Come on, take a look!

Benefits of educational toys for 3 years old child development

There are many different types of educational toys, and there are also different benefits that children can get. Because each educational toy has different benefits from one another. Let's find out the benefits of various kinds of educational toys.
  • Develop gross motor skills
    Educational toys often involve physical movement such as moving large building blocks or playing outdoors. It helps improve children's gross motor skills, helping them develop coordination and physical strength.
  • Develop fine motor skills
    Toys that involve actions such as putting objects into holes, putting together puzzles, or drawing with crayons help improve children's fine motor skills. This is very important to help them control finger and hand movements, which are basic skills for writing and other daily activities.
  • Improve cognitive abilities
    Educational toys can help build children's cognitive abilities, including understanding shapes, colors, sizes and basic mathematical concepts. Puzzles, building toys, and board games can help introduce these concepts in a fun and interactive way.
  • Language learning and communication
    Toys that involve stories, puppets, or role play allow children to develop speaking and communication skills. They can learn names of objects, develop vocabulary, and practice speaking skills by playing this game.
  • Stimulation of creativity and imagination
    Toys such as paper and crayons, imaginative toys, and costumes can develop children's creativity and imagination. This is a good time to encourage them to dream, create stories, and draw their own imaginary worlds.
  • Increase social skills
    Toys that involve group play help children understand the concepts of cooperation, sharing, and interacting with their peers. Children will learn to overcome conflict, develop empathy, and understand other people's feelings through these social interactions.
  • Develop independence skills
    Educational toys can help children develop independence and discipline skills such as putting on clothes, tidying up their toys, or caring for dolls. This is important to help them become more independent as they get older.
  • Increase concentration and patience
    Some educational toys, especially puzzles and board games, require concentration and patience to complete. This helps children learn to focus and trains their patience.
  • Introduction to social and cultural concepts
    Toys that reflect various cultures and traditions help children understand and appreciate diversity in society. This helps build their initial understanding of the wider world around them.
  • Reduces stress and cheers up
    Educational toys can also act as a fun form of entertainment and relieve stress. They give children opportunities to relax, have fun, and learn while playing.

The best choice of educational toys for preschoolers from IKEA

1. UPPSTÅ blocks toy
A house with a roof that has holes in various shapes, this toy can be a fun exercise and help your child recognize various shapes. This toy helps develop your little one's fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
2. MÅLA wax crayons
As previously explained, drawing and coloring using crayons can help improve fine motor skills which are basic skills for writing and carrying out daily activities. This wax crayon is free from dangerous ingredients, so it is safe to use by children under 3 years old.
Lego is an educational toy with many benefits. This BYGGLEK set collection has 201-unit bricks in various colors, shapes and sizes. With so many choices, your child can be creative in making anything according to their unlimited imagination.
4. DUKTIG wooden kitchen toy
This kitchen toy set made of wood is also an educational toy that has many benefits for children. Apart from being able to hone their imagination for role playing, children will also learn the names of kitchen utensils and their functions. Because this DUKTIG wooden kitchen toy comes neutral in color, of course it can be played by both girls and boys.
5. UNDERHÅLLA letter and number cards
This educational toy is very compact and can be taken anywhere with your little one. Containing 64 cards with numbers, symbols and small and large letters, this card toy is suitable for 3 years old children to start recognizing various letters and numbers, and suitable for older children (4-5 years) to make it easier for them to understand how learn to spell words and count.
A few tips for parents, make sure to buy educational toys according to the child's age. Because of the many types and varieties, not all educational toys are suitable for children aged 3 years. Or you can choose educational toys according to the development that your child has achieved.

So, those are the benefits and some recommendations for educational toys for children aged 3 years. Come find various other educational toys at IKEA that are good for your child. Click here!
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Author: Retno Andriani

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