When your builder gets tired of the usual chairs-and-blankets brigade, trot out Bildopolis. The new structure-making system includes large cardboard slats (in triangle, rectangle, and square shapes) and “dots” that connect everything.
Available at bildopolis.com, $80.
It’s never too early to introduce your bookworm to the pleasures of reading outside, on a blanket, in the park. To wit: We hightailed it out to the grass with snacks, sunscreen, and ten new reads.