Cook up good times with a collapsible cardboard oven. The dials turn and the door opens and closes.
Available at curiosite.com, $27.
Build up, not out, with these colorful interlocking chips. Bye-bye, bulky blocks.
Available at placewares.com, $33.
These 3-D carpets pull double duty as play mats. Choose from a doll-friendly house interior or a streetscape where cars can ride.
Available at giggle.com, $150.
Get little Picasso’s masterpieces out from under your feet with an angled easel that attaches to the wall.
Available at amazon.com, $140.
The littlest library we’ve ever seen includes ten minibooks that tell Eric Carle’s classic through shapes, numbers, and colors. String everything together for fine-motor fun.
Available for preorder at chroniclebooks.com, $19.
Keep this maple and walnut wonder on hand for pretend point-and-shoot fun. (We bet you’ll pass an hour snapping street scenes from the window.)
Available at etsy.com, $25.
Handmade from colorful socks, these cuddly bundles are compact. Which means you can collect a bunch without your playroom looking like a zoo.
Available at piggywiggies.com, $10.
Walls fold up and down, allowing this adorable piece of real estate to store easily. Budding decorators love its 70 removable stickers.
Available at smallable.com, $27.
Unleash your artist without covering your (precious little) floor space with paper. As he “draws” with a magnetic stylus, beads pop up and form the picture.
The pieces of this brainteaser overlap to form a complete picture so compact it can fit on a play table.
Available at fatbraintoys.com, $12.
This hinged haven opens and closes, ensuring that everything (including a cool, wooden flat-screen TV) gets tucked away at the end of the day.
Available at yoyo.com, $40.
Big fun is bug-size with this retro, cootie-esque challenge that asks players to build a beetle with every roll of the dice.
Available at alexandalexa.com, $9.
Even your bathroom can be a play space, with a plastic rod and magnetized reel that picks up floating squirt toys.
Available at amazon.com, $10.
Nothings says “space saver” like two toys in one. Flip the skirt to reveal a plush roarer on one side and a cute squeaker on the other — perfect for your next reading of Aesop’s The Lion and the Mouse.
Available at zidzid.us, $34.
This soft companion computes in your urban space when you consider his bitty size and easy-on-the-eyes turquoise color.
Available at smallable.com, $24.
Keep entertainment right at your fingertips with wee hand-stitched animals. The felt case rolls up when the show is over.
Available at fawnandforest.com, $68.
When your rancher is ready to come off the range, just fold horsey almost flat and board him in your closet.
Available at hoohobbers.com, $49.
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