A Puzzle with its Own Trunk
Elmer: 4 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles from kids preferred features the popular pachyderm of picture book fame. Preschoolers will love piecing Elmer together, and parents will love the quality of the wooden parts and storage box.
Ages 4 to 6 $14.99, amazon.com
Peek-A-Boo Page Turner
The title question, What's Inside?, is posed throughout this book by author and illustrator Okido. Questions such as "What's inside your head?" cue kids to lift the page to the light, where the answer, drawn on the backing page, shines through.
Ages 5 to 9 $19.95, thamesandhudsonusa.com
Talk about a present with personality! Mixels sport funky hair, big eyes, and wild colors. The best part? Pieces from different sets can be combined so that kids can make their own wacky buddies.
9 sets available. Ages 5 and up, $4.99, shop.lego.com
Retro Style for Modern Tunes
Plug your mobile phone or mp3 player into the cardboard Beat Box Flat Pack Speakers for some One Direction on the go--no batteries required.
Ages 8 and up, $17.99, worldmarket.com
Dip into Cupcake Cuties for a bit of soothing, flavored gloss.
Ages 6 and up $10.19 for four, karmakiss.net
Originally published in the March 2014 issue of FamilyFun