The Crayola Beginnings Tadoodles Crayons are amazing for little toddlers who love to use their imaginations. Both of my sons enjoy these crayons a great deal. They are actually little plastic toys which encompass triangular crayons. This design makes it very easy for their little hands to hold. It is also less messy and makes clean up so much easier. Once the crayon is used (or eaten), you just twist the toy and the crayon pops right out. The refills are about $7 for a box at Walmart or Target. I'm sure you can even find good deals online as well. My sons are always breaking their crayons and throwing them in the garbage, telling me they are broken. With these, there is much less breakage and they actually don't even try to take the crayons out of the toys. In my opinion, it is a great investment if you are on a budget and don't want to be buying new crayons every time you go to the store! Crayola has an entire line of these Beginnings items now, but I am not familiar with them yet. I can only imagine if they are as innovative and helpful to the busy mother, then they are great investments as well.