By Action Products

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2009

Bison Woodkit

A bit like a 3-D puzzle, this toy comes with several sheets of thin wood. Look closely and you'll see they're pieces. Punch them out and follow the directions to turn an odd assortment of shapes into a beautiful wooden model. The toy helps kids learn to think spatially, follow a visual plan, problem-solve, and reason in three dimensions. From butterflies to mosquitoes, there are plenty of kits to choose from, but the bison is one of our favorites. (Action Products, $6.99)