Product: Lap-Size Magnetic Dry Erase Board
Recommended Age Range: 1 year and up
Price Range: ~$7-$15
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Comments: I love the flexibility of little lap-size magnetic dry-erase boards. I let my kids use the markers occasionally, but due to odor and the risk of stains, I mostly give them whiteboard crayons. They aren’t quite as easy to wipe off, but make much less of a mess and don’t smell at all. Also, because the board is magnetic, it can be combined with homemade magnets or store bought magnets such as the animal set by Melissa & Doug (or really any random assortment of magnets). If I’m low on space in my travel pack, I only take a folder with blank paper or a small notebook and a pack of regular crayons, but if I’m able to bring a big tote bag, I like this little white board and the whiteboard crayons for their novelty and flexibility. Also, this dry-erase setup works better in the car or on an airplane than regular crayons and paper, though maybe not as well as a magna doodle, since the child will likely need help erasing.
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