By Lakeshore Learning

Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2010

Croquet is a classic, right? But, it's also great for honing gross and fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Plus, it gives kindergarteners a chance to practice turn-taking. This isn't your run of the mill croquet set. The cute, animal-shaped targets can be set up inside or staked into the grass, making for year-round fun. Crafted from high-quality wood, and brightly colored with a non-toxic coating, this set is built to last. (Lakeshore Learning, $39.95)