By Hape

Reviewed for First Grade, 2008

Woody Click Family Home

This modern house courts boys and girls alike, with its cool modular construction possibilities. Pieces can be clicked together in whichever way your young architect chooses, simply by sliding small pegs into holes and stacking or swiveling at will. Walls, windows, and doors slip into place as easy as pie, and deconstruction is just as simple-- so kids can build a different house each time they play. The bright blue icebox, wooden toilet, and oven all open and close, tiny dishes fit neatly into the sink, and spiral staircases swivel to the next level anywhere your builder wants to insert them. Whether he's setting up a rooftop patio, or propping up the cherry red canopy, this set makes playing house a pleasure. (Hape, $69.99)