What does a three-year-old toddler boy love? I will tell you all about it today in Brady’s favorite things at three years old.
Okay, here’s the deal: I have only been a mom for a little over three years, and I only have one son. So at times, I feel like my “mom expertise” is lower than many bloggers out there with multiple kids, who’ve been doing it a lot longer. But you know, I’ve been on my quest to care less about what other people are doing over the last couple of years — so we will file this one away under that category too. I’m a mom, I know what my son likes, and I’m here to share about it.
You probably only clicked on this post if you’re a parent or if have young children in your life. But if you don’t have any of those things, I’ll still try to make it fun for you. Let’s get into his faves …
Brady’s favorite things at three years old
Wearing leisure sweatsuit sets — (his favorite clothes)
Long-time blog readers will know from my pictures that Brady has been the king of matching leisure sweatsuit sets since he was an infant. And even as he’s grown, we’ve kept up with that fashion choice.
Now that Brady is potty trained (although I feel like we’re still “training” him, and we’re still working on ditching diapers at night), it’s even more important that he wears pants that have an elastic waist-band that he can pull up and down himself — so these outfits are function, as well as fashion.
These sets are easy for all of us, because we always know what he is wearing on the top and bottom. And to make it even easier, I always put one of these plain-white-tees underneath. He rocks his sets with these Adidas shoes. He loves to wear his sweatsuits, and he loves to dress comfortably.
Here are Brady’s favorite sets:
Watching shows — (his favorite TV series)
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but Brady had never watched TV before the pandemic hit last year. Once in a while, I’d let him watch a portion of a “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” show on YouTube on my phone, and he saw movies playing at gym kid-care, but he didn’t watch TV at home.
Well, once the pandemic hit, I decided that an hour of TV time in the morning while I sat next to him and worked was not the end of the world. That morning screen time has held strong, outside of mornings when he has school and he only gets a tiny bit of TV. He learns a lot from his shows, and I am not at all ashamed that TV is part of his life. So there.
Here are Brady’s favorite shows:
- “Little Einstein’s” on Disney Plus
- “Noddy: Toyland Detective” on Netflix
- “Puffin Rock” on Netflix (adorable)
- “Trash Truck” on Netflix
- “Stinky and Dirty” on Amazon Prime (a new discovery and a big hit)
- “Treehouse Detectives” on Netflix
- “T.O.T.S.” on Disney Plus
- All the “Cars” movies on Disney Plus
- “Cory Carson” on Netflix
- “Octonauts” on Netflix
Reading stories — (his favorite books)
We read a lot of stories over here. I usually read three to four books to Brady before his daily nap, and then I read three to four books to him before he goes to bed. Sometimes, we read in the middle of the day. He loves to be read to, and I like to have him on my lap or next to me snuggled in. It’s a win-win for us all.
Here are some of Brady’s favorite books:
- “Little Blue Truck“
- “Little Blue Truck Leads the Way”
- All the “Little Blue Truck” seasonal books, like Spring Time, Christmas and Halloween
- “5-Minute Mickey Mouse Stories” (this is like 10 books in one)
- “Digger, Dozer, Dumper” (which he can recite word-for-word)
- “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site“
- All the books in the “How Do Dinosaurs” series (which are super cute)
- “Ranger Rick Cub” magazines (my mom got Brady this subscription, and he loves them)
- “The Splendid Things My Voice Can Do” (such a sweet book)
- “A Crack in the Track” (and various train stories)
- “How to Train a Train“
Playing with toys — (his favorite toys)
Brady has a lot of toys, and even though we did a major purge before we moved, I still feel like we have a lot. He mostly likes to play with cars and trucks, but he’s also a big fan of dinosaurs.
Here are some of Brady’s favorite toys:
- Mini car collection (we used this set of cars as little gifts during potty training, and he continues to play with them)
- Mac and Lightning McQueen “Cars” toys (he loves his “Mater” as well)
- VTech Mix-and-Match Dinosaur
- Chunky puzzles (he likes to play with the pieces separately a lot too)
- Fire truck tent (this is a HUGE hit with Brady, and I highly recommend it, thanks to Brady’s Auntie Gwena for getting it for him for his third birthday)
- Dump truck (he’s had this one for a long time, and it’s still a favorite)
- Tool set (just in case something needs to be fixed)
- VTech KidiBeats Drum Set
- VTech Jamz Guitar (he’s a musical boy)
Running like crazy — (his favorite games and activities)
Brady is very active, pretty much all the time. He doesn’t sit still well. He loves to “run around like crazy” as he says, and do all sorts of things inside and outside.
Here are some of his favorite games and activities:
- Playing tag
- Hide-and-go-seek (he’s not a very good hider and always jumps out prematurely)
- Building blanket forts and reading stories in them
- Doing sticker books and putting stickers on things
- Playing basketball
- Going on hikes
- Chasing Rudy around the house (Rudy is not a fan … at all)
- Pretending to be a million different things (some days he’s a dinosaur, some days he’s an animal, other days he’s an excavator — he’s big into pretending and he tells us what to do and say to him depending on what he is that day)
- Riding his bike, scooter and tricycle around the driveway and neighborhood
- Singing (Brady loves to sing and he sometimes makes up his own songs)
Other things that Brady loves
Here are a few other random things that cannot be missed, because Brady loves them:
- Seeing semi-trucks, firetrucks, ambulances and construction sites when we’re out and about (and he knows what every specific construction vehicle is called and what it does)
- Eating Amy’s organic white cheddar mac and cheese — he gets it a couple times a week, and it’s his favorite meal (otherwise Brady is not motivated by food)
- Taking his nightly bath and splashing water out onto the floor
- Helping Dave put together just about anything (and he’s quite helpful)
- Choosing which “big boy” undies he gets to wear each day, and he has a lot of good options from this set and this set
And that concludes our list. Now, this isn’t an official “Brady update,” but I’ll be sure to write one of those when he turns four later this year at the end of September. For now, I hope you enjoyed a little look at some of the things that he enjoys.
Thanks for coming by the blog to read all about Brady’s favorite things at three years old. Have a wonderful rest of your day. 🙂
Other Brady-related posts you may like …
- Brady’s 3-year update
- Brady’s 2-year update
- Five essential things that truly helped me as a new momma
- Important life lessons I’m learning from my toddler every day
Questions of the day
What’s something that your little one loves?
How was your weekend?
What’s your favorite children’s book?