Montessori Toys 3-Year-Old Kids Will Love

Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.

Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Muyindo Montessori Wood Blocks Puzzle Board Set photo

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Muyindo Montessori Wood Blocks Puzzle Board Set

Kids will love learning with this Muyindo Montessori Wood Blocks Puzzle Board Set. This colorful teaching tool, which allows kids to count, stack and sort shapes, comes with a wooden board, 10 wooden numbers, 10 block shapes and 55 rings. Designed for kids age 3 and up, this Montessori toy helps to develops hand-eye coordination and critical thinking. ($22; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Kukkia Machi Tower Bridge photo

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Kukkia Machi Tower Bridge

If London Bridge is falling down, your little builder can put the famed landmark back together again with this Kukkia Machi Tower Bridge. The four-piece bridge set is crafted in responsibly sourced beech wood and comes with a car to drive little imaginations for hours. Made for kids age 3 and up. ($30; nordstrom.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards Classic Toy photo

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Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards Classic Toy

This colorful Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards Classic Toy comes with a set of 120 wooden blocks and five wooden pattern boards so kids can fill in the geometric shapes, learn math skills, or stack and sort the blocks to create their own unique designs. Perfect for developing problem-solving skills, concentration and creativity, this Montessori toy is best for kids ages 3 to 6. ($20; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wood Lacing Sneaker photo

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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wood Lacing Sneaker

This Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wood Lacing Sneaker is an excellent educational tool to teach your little one how to tie their shoes. Kids will get tied up in the moment learning to lace this cool wooden high-top sneaker while developing their fine motor skills. Heavy enough to stay in place while little hands are practicing. Designed for ages 3 to 6. ($13; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks photo

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Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks

Curious minds will L-O-V-E sounding out letters and learning to read with these fun Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks. Perfect for beginner readers, the sturdy wooden blocks have a total of 80 words. Twist and turn the blocks to change the letters and switch "Ram" to "Ham" or "Hot" to "Lot." Eco-friendly and made with sustainably harvested maple wood. ($27; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for Three Year Old Kids Fun Little Toys Wooden Tool Box Toy Set photo

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Fun Little Toys Wooden Tool Box Toy Set

Little handymen will love having this awesome Fun Little Toys Wooden Tool Box Toy Set handy to create animals, airplanes and assemble anything they can imagine. Crafted with premium-grade basswood, this 43-piece construction set comes with a saw, screwdrivers, wooden mallets, hammer, wooden nails, pliers and plenty of sturdy tools for your tot to build and play all day. Designed for kids age 3 and up. ($33; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Skoolzy Peg Board Set photo

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Skoolzy Peg Board Set

A great travel toy, kids can stack and sort with this colorful Skoolzy Peg Board Set. Comes with 30 pegs that pile on the pegboard to create tall towers. Perfect for tiny hands to develop fine motor skills and shape recognition. Parents can also encourage kids to use the pegs to count. Comes with a convenient tote to carry on a plane or keep in the car. Appropriate for kids age 3 to 6. ($30; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Janod Wooden Number Hedgehog Playset photo

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Janod Wooden Number Hedgehog Playset

Now that your toddler has started counting, this colorful Janod Wooden Number Hedgehog Playset will make learning numbers, colors and counting to 10 a ball with interlocking triangular pieces to teach your child to put them back in the correct order while developing coordination. ($26; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids rolimate Geometric Board Block photo

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rolimate Geometric Board Block

Teach your little one to count, shape, sort and stack with this colorful rolimate Wooden Educational Geometric Board Block. The large blocks are easy to hold and place on the correct pegs. This Montessori toy is great for stimulating creativity and hand-eye coordination for kids age 3 and up. ($20; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Laughing Lettuce Children's Cleaning Set photo

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Laughing Lettuce Children's Cleaning Set

Cleaning can actually be fun with this Laughing Lettuce Children's Cleaning Set. The colorful cleaning supplies include a broom, dustpan, whisk brush, sponge, scrub brush, spray bottle and a cloth. What a great way to keep the playroom spotless! ($20; walmart.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox photo

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Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox

Special delivery from your favorite little pen pal! This adorable Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox comes with six wooden pieces of mail and six removable wooden stamps to sort by size and place in the box. It also comes with a key to open the mailbox and unlock creative play for hours. Made for kids age 3 to 6. ($30; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for Three Year Old Kids MonkeyJack Wooden Educational Apple Tree photo

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MonkeyJack Wooden Educational Apple Tree

The apple doesn't fall far from this MonkeyJack Wooden Educational Apple Tree. This fun Montessori counting tool comes with 15 apples that stick to the wooden tree with magnets to teach kids how to count, add and subtract. Recommended for kids age 3 and up. ($24; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for Three Year Old Kids Montessori Learn to Dress Boards photo

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Montessori Learn to Dress Boards

Your little one's favorite mantra may be, "I can do it," and with these Montessori Learn to Dress Boards they can learn to tie, zip, snap, lace, button and buckle. Dressing skills promote independence and confidence. Pretty soon, someone really will know how to get dressed without help from Mommy and Daddy! ($20; amazon.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Kukkia Hamburger Play Set photo

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Kukkia Hamburger Play Set

Who says you can't play with your food? This scrumptious Kukkia Hamburger Play Set is more than a tasty-looking make-believe meal, it's also a musical instrument! The wooden French fries double as a shaker while the burger is also a clicking castanet. A Montessori toy that's perfect for a lunchtime dance party! ($24; nordstrom.com)

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Best Montessori Toys for 3 Year Old Kids Wood Eats! Tabletop Cooktop Kitchenette Set photo

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Wood Eats! Tabletop Cooktop Kitchenette Set

Your little chef will be cooking up plenty of fun and pretend dishes with this classic Wood Eats! Tabletop Cooktop Kitchenette Set. This cute culinary set comes with the kitchenette, two cooking utensils, a pot with a lid and a pan. Also features twistable stove knobs, a pull-down oven door and a timer. Great for developing motor and social skills. ($30; amazon.com)

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