Reviewed for First Grade, 2008

Airline Terminal

If you think long lines at the airport can never be fun, think again. This set turns check-in into a super cool adventure, with a sleek counter, swiveling computer monitor, and moving luggage belt, so kids can watch suitcases wind all the way from the attendant to the plane. Skycaps have carts at-the-ready and passengers can pass the time comfortably in the waiting area, once they've made their way through security. Combining the fine motor skills required to attach all those small pieces, and unlimited opportunities for imaginative play, this set makes a day at the airport something to look forward to, rather than dread. (Playmobil, $57.99)