Just yesterday she was toddling across the room to your arms; today she’s darting across the house on her tricycle faster than you can say, “outside toy!”  From playing make-believe and learning letters to squishing dough and riding bikes, three-year-olds are all about exploring, pretending, and creating. Take advantage of their natural curiosity, and check out our guide below to find out what’s cool for the “threenager” in your home.

Egg Babies

The secret to this new toy's looming success is the fact that it is, in itself, a secret. Kids will love cracking open these colorful styrofoam eggs to reveal the soft stuffed animal hidden inside. There are six different critters in all, so don't be surprised if your hatchery gets bigger and bigger after each trip to the toy store. Where the year's other egg-celently hot toy, Hatchimals makes the hatching process reliant on the proper care and tending of the eggs themselves, Egg Babies makes it as easy as a few good cracks. They're also a whole lot cheaper ($12.99 vs. $73.55 on Amazon).

Available on Amazon, $12.99.

What’s on your three-year-old’s list this season? Let us know in the comments!

—Melissa Heckscher

 

 

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