Reviewed for Preschool, 2008

Play and Learn

This three-layered box contains all the ammunition kids need to fight rainy day boredom. The first tier has a 28-piece double-sided domino game, the middle has 12 lacing activities, and the bottom contains a 25-piece double-sided alphabet puzzle. Parents can feel good twice over: First, because the activities inside help preschoolers work on number recognition, matching, sorting, and all sorts of other major milestone goodies. Second, because the set is made of recycled paperboard, soy ink, and water-based varnish, so it's as good for the earth as it is for your kid's noodle! (Alex Toys, $32.99)