When it comes to stocking up on an arts and crafts box for your little one, crayons are an absolute must-have. While you might think crayons are just crayons, many of them aren't suitable for children under three, which is why it's so important that crayons for toddlers are safe for them to use.
Let them explore their creative side with our pick of the best crayons, designed specifically for creative little hands.
These jumbo crayons are designed specifically for toddlers palms so they can easily create their
Although these crayons are a little on the pricier side, you can let your toddler play with these
These washable palm grip crayons have a comfortable round barrel design making it very easy for
Crayola Twistables are wax sticks with an added twist, you just need to simply twist the end of
These are specially designed for small hands. They're non-toxic and they easily stack together,
You can't go wrong with some basic jumbo crayons and this handy pack is a steal! Containing 8
Don't want to risk getting your house messy with crayon mess? It might be best to get your tot
These crayons are designed to easily wash clean from skin, most washable clothing and painted
They may not exactly be crayons but these Paint Sticks work in exactly the same way. They are
Now these aren't no ordinary markers, these are Crayola Color Wonder Markers which only show up on
What crayons should toddlers use?
As little ones are still prone to putting things in their mouths when they reach toddler age, you'll want to make sure the crayons you choose for your toddler are non-toxic. Crayons that are certified as being non-toxic or chemical free will be made using natural materials, often using soy wax and beeswax. Non-toxic crayons shouldn't contain artificial dyes either, so if the crayon ends up in your little one's mouth, it shouldn't cause them any problems.
Why are crayons good for toddlers?
Colouring with crayons is a fine motor skill that helps to build other skills. Colouring can help your little one develop fine motor strength, dexterity, grasp and endurance in their hands.
When do toddlers start colouring?
The age at which your toddler may express an interest in colouring in will vary from child to child. As soon as your child starts to be able to grip and hold objects, they may be able to have the hand strength to grasp a crayon. However, at that stage, they probably won't be able to concentrate on a drawing for long periods of time. Around the ages of two to three years, you'll find that your child will start to sit and enjoy colouring in their own pictures. This is when toddler crayons will come in handy as they're designed to be gripped by smaller hands.
If you're wondering how to teach your toddler to draw, we've got some helpful advice you can follow.