I love that I have kids who love to tinker, build and create. Both kids are always looking for something around the house they can take apart and put back together, experiment with or build with. When I have something delivered, the kids practically knock each other down to put it together. I recently bought a storage cabinet we were going to use in the kitchen. When it was delivered I stared at the directions for about 15 minutes and finally Henry came in and asked if I needed help!
As you have probably guessed, he ended up putting it together for me in about 12 minutes! I would much rather have him building something than to be playing a video game or watching TV. Recently we were sent a really awesome building game from MindWare, one of my favorite stores for educational and fun toys. What I love about MindWare is they have such a huge selection of toys for all ages at all developmental levels.
Hottest Building Toys For Older Kids
Since I home school Henry, I am always open to trying new things for our curriculum. With his autism, he needs help with his fine motor skills and hand eye coordination, so building toys are great for him. The Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 from MindWare is one of the hottest building toys for older kids on the market. The objective is to build a marble run with the brightly colored and sturdy plastic cubes. Because the cubes all interlock with one another, your child can build an infinite number of designs and configurations. The kit comes with 72 of the plastic cubes, which come in 5 colors and 20 steel balls, which is a perfect number of pieces. Since we received the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 building toy, Henry has played with it a numerous number of times and he has gotten Caitlin interested in it as well. I love watching his face when he builds a run and has successfully made the perfect path for the steel balls. MindWare is a company whose focus is on education toys for kids of all ages, including grown ups. Started in 1990, MindWare now sells to 2,000 retailers in the USA and in 20 countries throughout the world. You can purchase Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 for $39.95 at MindWare online as well as Amazon.
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