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.

Priority Start Bikes

Does your little speedster burn rubber on the tricycle or balance bike? Believe it or not, now's not too early to get your rider started on a big kid bike! Priority Bicycle's redesigned Start Freewheel (FW) 2.0, was built for three to eight year olds and is offered in two sizes, 14” and 16",  to accommodate a larger range of kids ready to graduate from tricycles or balance bikes and join their older sibs on a proper two-wheeler. These lightweight aluminum-frame bikes were designed with mid-rise handlebars for a more upright ride, as well as adjustable dual hand brakes instead of pedal brakes (a solution to what the manufacturer says is a kid's instinct to move her legs both forward and backward while learning to ride). Training wheels are available at an added cost.

Available at Prioritybicycles.com, $249 (Payment plans are available.).


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

—Melissa Heckscher




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