Crayola’s Scribble Scrubbie Pets were a huge hit in the preschool classroom I visited. Kids were lined up for a turn to color their doggy or kitten pets with the washable markers included. Of course any time water is involved, kids are happy so we filled the tub, grabbed the scrub brush and pushed the button for the shower to spray and clean off our pets. Boys and girls alike enjoyed this cute pretend play toy that encourages language development as well as fine motor practice with coloring on a small object, all helpful for reading and writing skills. Our poodle had green puffy curls on her head, while the kitten was purple and yellow with polka dots. Everyone had a chance to design and play!

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