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.

LED Sleepylights

If your sleepy kiddo is anything like most kids, finding new and exciting ways to light up a dark room is an activity in itself. Fat Brain Toys' new LED SleepyLights collection will make bedtime a bit easier by getting kids excited to turn off the lights at night. The acrylic light plates (choose between a rocket or a fairy) can shift between 12 colors using a remote control that your little rainbow-maker will love controlling. It has four settings, including "Sleep," which fades the light show to a very low level for sleeping; "Timer," which shuts off the light after a specific period of time; "Rainbow," which cycles the lights through all the colors; and "Side lamp," which which emits a bright enough white light for your child to use it as a reading light.

Available at Fat Brain Toys, $29.99.


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

—Melissa Heckscher




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