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Brilliance in Building Blocks For Children

Posted on January 09, 2018 by Lubica Misevski

 

Building blocks are a staple of childhood play. And from creative challenges to problem solving skills, blocks provide the perfect opportunity for developmental growth in children as young as six months. As your child grows, so will their ability to build more elaborate and complicated structures. Blocks are the perfect educational toy, giving your youngster confidence as they conquer motor skills challenges and develop a keen sense of spatial awareness. When picking out block sets for your child, consider options that feature open-ended solutions and support success. Here are a few of our favourites.

Hape Dynamo Dominoes. Although labeled a domino set, this super-cool and colourful wooden block set can be used for creative building along with tear-down and domino fun. A Hape Dynamo Dominoes kit comes with a number of swinging contraptions that provide a dynamic transition between falling blocks or as a trigger for collapse. 

    Hape Dynamo Dominoes | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

    Kapla PlanksKapla planks are remarkably simple uniform wooden blocks and yet this simplicity leads to complex designs. This is all thanks to their perfect ratio of 1 to 3 to 5. The shape allows children to create everything from elaborate buildings to organic wonders including spirals and spheres. A unique feature of Kapla Planks is the ability to craft large open-weave walls and towers. With enough Kapla Planks your child can truly stun you with their imagination. 

      Kapla 280 Wooden Block Planks | KidzInc Australia Online Toys

       

       

      Playmags. Perfect for budding architects, Playmags are beautiful and colourful translucent tiles with magnetic edges. These 2D geometric pieces come together to make 3D wonders that are both artistically and mathematically wondrous. Recently, this clever company added more structured sets that allow children to build wheeled creations such as this super cool magnetic car kit which, once completed, can be driven via remote control.

        Playmags 100 Piece Set Magnetic Tiles Australia | KidzInc

        SmartMax. Also a magnetic block company, SmartMax is especially appealing for younger builders thanks to their oversized and colourful pieces. This collection of bars and joints can be assembled by children as young a 1 years of age and the large components lead to large structures which is thrilling for youngsters that struggle with traditional block sets. SmartMax offers standard sets like this Build & Learn 100 Piece box as well as ball run kits and this new SmartMax Magnetic Discovery Basic Stunt 48 Piece set.

           

          Smartmax magnetic discovery build and learn xxl 100 piece | KidzInc Australia

          Squigz. The Fat Brain Toy Company hit the big time when they developed Squigz. Squigz aren't a traditional block but their unique bulbous rubber shape and suction cup action make them a great tool for creating organic structures and figures. Squigz constructions can be further used for imaginative play once completed as their flexible nature encourages movable action. And a truly ingenious benefit of Squigz is their ability to suction to tabletops for stability during the building process.

            Fat Brain Toys Squigz Australia | KidzInc Online Educational Toys

            TeguTegu blocks come in a vast array of collections from standard shapes to monster sets and Tegu has ingeniously embedded magnets into the wooden blocks where they can safely encourage attachment and allow for taller, more stable building projects. Tegu block sets are all interchangeable and come in beautiful colour schemes so you can build your child's collection over time.

              Tegu Sunset 42 Piece Set | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

              Unit Bricks. The Unit Brick Mini Unit Bricks Architect Set is a stunning traditional wooden block set for architectural building. Featuring pillars and arches, builders will enjoy the resemblance of these pieces to classical design elements and the two-tone aspect of this set will further please aesthetically minded youngsters and lead to beautiful creations.

                UNIT BRICKS MINI UNIT BRICKS ARCHITECT SET OF 72 PIECES | KidzInc Australia

                When shopping for building blocks and educational toys, Kidzinc is a great place to start.

                Kidzinc stocks only developmentally beneficial, quality playthings for your worthy child. The brands we carry are award-winning and feature innovative products that challenge and inspire youngsters from tots to teens. You'll love our selection!

                 

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                The Best Building Blocks for Your Child

                Posted on April 21, 2015 by Lubica Misevski

                A question a lot of parents ask, is what are the best building blocks I can buy my child?

                In today's article, we will share some of our ranges and also make recommendations on which set might be right for your child.

                Building blocks, as you would know, are a foundation toy that no little one should be without. They are wonderful for developing motor skills, spatial awareness, and confidence for your children.

                There are many to choose from. Including magnetic blocks, blocks that aren’t quite blocks, wooden, rubber and cardboard building blocks.

                So let us start!

                K’s Kids Knock Building Blocks. These beautiful little coloured soft blocks are made for babies and toddlers. There are little peek-a-boo windows and house type shapes, so your little one can have hours of fun.  



                Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks - Suitable from baby to adult. Beautiful blocks let your child create some unique structures from little birds to weightlifters. Fun for any age. For our whole Tegu range, please click here.

                Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism Jungle | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                               Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism (Jungle) 

                                                          Tegu 24 Piece (Tints)     

                 

                                                     Tegu 42 Piece (Jungle)

                Kapla Planks - Suitable from three years + is a wonderful wooden construction toy encouraging children to learn about the inherent power of the mathematic ratio and its application to architecture.

                               Kapla Planks Wooden Blocks | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

                                      Kapla Planks 200 Wooden Blocks 

                                   Kapla Planks Octocolour 100 Wooden Blocks | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

                            Kapla Planks Octocolour 100 Wooden Blocks 


                Plan Toys 50 Blocks - Suitable for two years + this set is a combination of natural wood and colours. Great for stimulating your child's imagination.

                                                                                                 



                Melissa and Doug Wooden ABC and 123 Building Blocks. Hand painted artwork, numbers, letters, and images on the one set. It just makes this set not only economical, but a wonderful learning toy.



                Fatbrain Toys Tobbles Neo. We love this one. Your child can have the blocks wiggle, spin, stack, and balance even when the second block is bigger than the first. Not quite blocks, because they are not round. But they do everything blocks do and more.

                We feel this is a wonderful way to show children there are many solutions to any problem and many options.

                They are easy for Babies to hold, and we feel one of the best stacking toys on the market.

                 



                Hape Maple Building Block Set - Another beautiful little wooden and coloured block set.



                Hape ABC Building Blocks - Ok so you caught us out, we have more than one Hape set of building blocks. Why? Well, value for money and quality these are great building blocks for your children.

                Suitable from 2 years + they are great blocks to own.



                Melissa and Doug Alphabet Truck - Yes an alphabet truck set. I mean who does not want a truck with so they can carry their building blocks from one room to another :)



                Hape Fantasia Stacking Block Train. A train set that you can stack the colourful building blocks on also carries from room to room. These little blocks are also great at building fine motor skills for your child.



                Fat Brain Toys Squigz. This colourful little set won “Best in Play International Toyfair 2013, Parenting Magazine.”

                Not a classical set of building blocks, the variety of options and they way the stick together for your little one are amazing. For the lateral thinking little one. Suitable three years +



                Hape Fantasy Castle - A 22 piece building block set that you can make into a castle. Need we say more?



                Hape Undersea Building Blocks - Want an octopus in your blocks? Ok. How about a starfish? You get the idea. Just a novel way for your child to have more fun with building blocks. Suitable from 2 years +



                Now you know just how many blocks there are to choose from. Of course at the outset of the article we stated that we would also make recommendations.

                Now the simplest way to do this is to let you know is what we have bought or own children, and what we wish we also had :)

                Having a 2-year-old and four-year-old, we bought a couple of sets for each of them.

                Our experience with building blocks and each of our children has been very different.

                Our daughter gets the greatest sense of achievement by building towers. And once they were complete we would sit there either counting the numbers with her or explaining the letters and words.

                The Melissa and Doug Wooden 123 Building Blocks, Hape ABC were the ones we initially used with Sienna. She loved them, and she still does today at the age of 4.

                With our son, he was lucky because when he was born so was our toy store. For him, he got some of the latest building blocks as well as the benefit of using some of Sienna’s.

                Little Zach loves his Tegu, which was perfect for him even as a one-year-old. They are beautiful little wooden blocks that connect via magnets and safe from baby right through the ages.

                He also loves Fatbrain Tobbles Neo because of the shape and how easy they are for his little hand to hold.

                But you know what he loves most of all, knocking them all down. A bit like his father when he was young.

                We have personally hand selected every building block in our range like we were choosing them for our children.

                No matter which one you decide on you will be happy. Whether learning the alphabet, numbers or how to stack. We have a building block for every occasion and every munchkin. For our whole range of blocks, please click here.

                Why? Well, because learning should be fun.

                Got more questions, ask away..

                Posted in building blocks, fine motor skills, spatial smart toys, toddler toys, toys for babies, toys for babies and toddlers, toys for preschoolers, wooden building blocks, Wooden magnetic blocks, wooden toys

                Tegu Baby and Toddler Wooden Magnetic Blocks

                Posted on November 14, 2014 by Lubica Misevski

                 

                Tegu wooden blocks must honestly be the most beautiful wooden magnetic blocks in the market. To see them, first hand is like receiving a gift from Apple.

                From the packaging to the product every millimetre has been made with the utmost care. Tegu is clearly a company that creates products with the baby, toddler, preschooler and older child in mind.

                The finish is smooth, and the colours are magical, taking nothing away from the fact they are wooden blocks. Everything is very natural.

                All the Tegu blocks are magnetic which means your little one will have hours of fun playing with them, and help them learn cause and effect as they go.

                They have taken the concept of toy block to another level. Whether you are after wooden baby blocks or wooden blocks for your toddler, or even older child these will not disappoint.

                The Tegu magnetic wooden blocks are painted with water based colours leaving that natural wooden block look. These magnetic blocks are a lovely to hold and for baby or toddlers blocks; they are just ideal for little hands.

                Tegu have made these blocks as heirloom quality blocks. So you can tell by this statement they have been made to last, and they are actually fun to play with regardless of age. But just perfect as baby blocks.

                They come in a range of different options so you can start out small and build from there.

                There is the Tegu 24 piece, where your baby or toddler is starting to build some interesting structures.

                Tegu 24 Piece (Tint)


                The Tegu Travel Tote for those trips were you want to bring something fun along for your toddler or baby (blocks sold separately).


                Tegu Travel Tote

                 

                The Tegu Pocket Pouch which is perfect for keeping your child entertained when eating out.

                 

                Tegu Pocket Pouch Jungle


                Or the Tegu 42 piece if you want your little one to have them all.


                Tegu 42 piece (Jungle)

                Tegu 42 Piece (Blues)

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Tegu 42 piece (blues)

                Tegu Sticky Monsters Beans and Tum Tum

                New in 2017 is the Tegu Sticky Monster range, with the above Beans and Tum Tum winning the Spielwarenmesse Toy of The Year Award 2017 for the Baby and Infant Category. 

                And finally, the Classroom Kit for those families with more than one child, or if you want to create amazing and large structures.

                Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Classroom Kit

                Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Classroom Kit

                 

                There are some other options in between, and this link will take you to the full range. We have the entire range available in Australia for you to chose from. 

                The Tegu magnetic blocks are great for babies or toddlers to develop fine motor skills. They learn cause and effect, patience and are awarded for the achievement. They can look back and be proud of their magnetic wooden block structures. Even if it is only 2 blocks sticking together.  

                So you have no doubt how much we love this product; we bought it ourselves. We bought this one for our son, as he loved his sisters Magna Tiles, but he is too young for that toy at the moment. That one will have to be a hand me down.

                If we knew when our daughter was born this was such a good product we would have bought her Tegu magnetic blocks. As they have two Tegu colour designs.

                One is very natural with earthy colours, whilst the other has pink in the collections, which most would suggest suits females more?

                These magnetic blocks are first class, and if you are looking for that beautiful present for your baby, toddler, preschooler and the older child you will be very happy.

                Please click here through to the full collection available in Australia of the Tegu magnetic wooden blocks. 

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