Tips for 5 Toys for Children from 1 to 3 Years Old

Empre wonder which toys are holding the attention of my daughters, 1 and 3 years at the time. Impressive as children change interest easily and quickly experience new play and new toys. From time to time, the repertoire here at home changes. Favorites are left aside to make room for further discoveries and challenges.

In an increasingly digital world, investing in children’s play becomes more important and challenging. So I take advantage of the Children’s Day coming and I share with you what is going on here. I hope you have fun with these toys, just like us!


A vice of Laura that began when she was 1 and a half is playing with miniatures – today she is 3 years and 4 months.

The first collection was of animals. We expanded the collection to the Mickey class, princesses and other favorite characters. It is an economical way for her to have the characters she enjoys, without accumulating a lot of clumsy toys, as well as being practical to put in her backpack when we leave the house. Playing with thumbnails yields hours of play.

Proving that the child’s imagination has no limits, I have already seen Laura “nursing” Minnie as soon as Rebecca was born. I’ve seen princess getting punished because she fought with another princess, the whole class riding in a car improvised by the house. She has had a collective bath with all the miniatures, Masha making her birthday and then Margarida, then Donald Duck, then Cinderella. In short, a charm!

Fitting Set

I introduced this toy to Rebekah three months ago. I was surprised to sit down to play with her and then on the first try she managed to get the piece to its corresponding place on the board. Of course, each conquest came with much applause and celebration, which encouraged her to continue the game for a long time.

The docking set usually has a wooden tray with low relief cutouts to fit the corresponding dowel.

I like it because it explores the child’s motor ability when trying to fit the pieces, cognitive development, coordination and speech development by stimulating the repetition of sounds and names of animals / objects.

We have 3 models at home, but there are several options available in the market. It is worth mentioning that the packaging indicates that it is suitable for children from 3 years, but under supervision and guidance of parents, it also serves smaller children. We just can not leave them alone because of the pieces.


They also make a lot of success at home. Rebeca still can not fit the LEGO, so we are taking advantage of the blocks by being manufactured with a thinner plastic and have only one “button” to fit.

It is also a toy that children start to enjoy more from 1 year as their motor skills improve. Today, she is already able to build towers and other crazies and has already been playing alone for about 30 minutes. It is also a toy that stimulates cognitive and motor development.

The model we have at home even comes with sticker letters, numbers and designs to make the joke even more fun.

Tea Set

Rebeca and Laura enjoy playing together and one of their favorite things is afternoon tea. I consider it important to insert unstructured jokes into daily life, which give them the freedom to lead as they wish.

In this game we let the imagination fly high, stimulating the creativity in our world makes believe. We create invented tastes of tea, we eat cake, we count congratulations for some doll and so on.

I love this metal tea set, illustrated by Ingela Arrhenius. Certainly, it is a toy that I will keep for posterity.


Laura got a domino box from my mother, and to my surprise (she could see that I was surprised by them), she understood the logic and did not want to stop playing!

I think we’ve all played dominoes one day, but its benefits for children is something surprising. The domino stimulates cognitive development, logical reasoning, waiting in turn and overcoming losing. The funny thing is that every time I play with Laura she always wants to win, but she wants me to win too!

Now she prefers to play with the open game, showing her pieces, and always has to stay with Minnie’s Minnie.”Okay, so Laurinha … of course Mama leaves!”

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