By Innovation First

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2011

Hive Habitat Set

The Nano is the newest addition to HEXBUG’s lineup of futuristic robotic bugs, and the tiny critters couldn't be more addictive. Amazingly lifelike, Nano goes scurrying across hard surfaces like a real bug, easily changing direction when it hits a barrier or righting itself when it flips on its back. The plastic habitat is customizable, with little flags that can be inserted to change the way Nano moves through the set, and a foldup design that makes it easy to transport. The set’s two Nanos can be registered online, where kids can track their collection, play games, and learn about real bug science. (Innovation First, $34.99)