Lets start with an etch a sketch for toddlers comparison table to have an overview of the different types sold now a days.
Comparison table: Top 10 Etch A Sketch For Toddlers of 2020
Last update on 2020-09-28 at 05:14 / Contains affiliate links
One new type etch a sketch toy compared to the old days:
As you can see there is one strange Etch A Sketch for toddlers “board” between the well known ones. The etch a sketch rug. This is new, we didn’t have that in my kids time! I love the idea though. They can play with more kids at the same time and learn to play together. Great fun for all. At least as long as they don’t start to argue though. And though I love this, it is also not that handy in the car as a travel entertainer.
The good old fashioned etch a sketch types:
So that is why I made the rest of the list out of the normal basic etch a sketch boards we all knew from our own childhood. Especially for girls this is a real time filler. My sons prefer different play items like Lego and that sort when traveling by car. And both love reading and books of course. it is fun that most have a colorful background now instead of the boring gray lines. I also found one for a little bit older kids which I will describe in a new post later on here.
These erasable doodle boards come with magnet pens and an erase brush / line. It helps developing the motor skills of your little one and is lightweight enough to handle on their own. They are also suitable for left handed kids (just turn it upside down). They are made of non toxic material (handy to know if you have an always hungry kid. lol)
Just for fun: what can you do with an etch a sketch board:
Oh by the way, if your toddler has a brother who loves to see how things work here is a nice explanation. It prevented my older son from opening up one etch a sketch himself.
There are also some real etch a sketch artists. Check them out here.
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