Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2008

Travel Spin Doodles

Remember the Spirograph of yesteryear? This is a great portable scaled-down version of the creative game many of us remember fondly from childhood. It makes for a fantastic on-the-go diversion, as each component, from the small pens to the multi-shaped “gears,” is housed in the mini-drawing board. Children playing at home may want to use their own ballpoint pens for their creations, as purple and orange may get somewhat tired after a few uses. But at this price, we can't imagine a better stocking stuffer, or a more delightful and imaginative use of a child’s time in the back seat. (Action Products, $5.19)