Toddlers are busy and often aren't in one spot for very long. Picking up an easel offers your lil one the opportunity to stand and scribble, which uses the whole body, encouraging gross motor skills. Instead of offering paint, pop crayons or markers in the paint cup containers. Or take the easel outdoors and let your scribbler explore painting without concern of the mess. And an easel grows with your child, perfect for use when she's older and ready for controlled painting and drawing.