I just had to share this great new game that my son received as a gift—Castle Logix. I had never heard of it, but my mom, a retired teacher, had used it successfully with her classes.
This half puzzle/half logic game is made up of seven wooden pieces and a booklet of challenges (and solutions). There is a picture of a castle on each challenge, and your child has to recreate it using the pieces. The blocks have holes in them that allow you to insert the turrets at different heights. The challenges get harder as you move through the book, stretching your child’s spatial reasoning and problem solving skills.
The game is intended for three- to eight-year-olds. Younger kids will probably enjoy just stacking the blocks until they are old enough to attempt the challenges.