By Sassafras

Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2009

Bug Hotel

This year, your child will learn about the life cycle and what living things need to grow strong. Bring the learning home with this bug "hotel." Your scientist can monitor what her bugs eat, when they sleep, and what they look like up close. With a solid wood frame, yellow mesh walls for easy breathing, and a porthole stenciled with flowers, this toy makes for a wonderful bug getaway, and a great way to introduce your child to insect life, up close. (Sassafrass, $9.95)