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.

Antsy Pants Building Set

We bet your little pretender would love to park a school bus or fire engine in your living room for some serious make-believe sessions. Of course, getting a real one into your living room might be an issue. With the new line of Build & Play Vehicle Kits from Antsy Pants, your kids (with your help) can snap together the pieces, throw on a perfectly-fitting cover, and have their giant vehicle-of-choice built and ready to board within minutes. Choose from a train, 4X4, school bus, fire truck, pickup truck and construction vehicle. Kiddo not into cars? The company has also released a limited selection of Mini Market kits so kids can practice their shopping skills without having to tag along on your next grocery store trip (fruit and grocery cart sold separately)

Available at Target, $49.99


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

—Melissa Heckscher




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