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.

Crayola Color & Erase Mat

Got a budding artist? This erasable drawing surface is a must for kids who want to get those scribbles out anywhere and everywhere. The 24" by 36" drawing surface is big enough for most masterpieces (even for two little artists at one time!), and the ColorPop marker ink can be easily wiped away with the included eraser tool and cloth. The best part? The whole thing rolls up neatly for easy storage and travel. Set includes: Drawing mat, four ColorPop! markers, eraser tool and wipe cloth.

Available from Crayola, $19.99.


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

—Melissa Heckscher




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