Pretend play is at its best with the Play Puzzle City (Amazon, $69.99), a mini urban mecca made of 20 handmade wooden pieces accented with felt, including shops, a fountain, trees, a pull-along car and two characters to stroll the streets. The entire set is hand-painted using nontoxic food-grade paints and finishes.
The Best Part: Even the most cleanup-averse kid will have fun packing up these pieces. An image of each is printed inside the box, making it more of a matching game. Where to Buy: Amazon.com