I know it has been awhile since the Guidecraft Moms have reviewed some of the awesome educational products that Guidecraft has to offer. However, we are back and I am super-excited to tell you about one of our favorite new building toys!
The Construct-It Early Builder Set is a great beginner building with plastic pieces and tools for easy handling. With lots of boys in my home, this was the perfect set for all of them to use! While the building toy is designed for children ages 4 and up, my 3 year olds love joining in on the fun with my 5 year olds. In fact, my 7 year old daughter enjoys building with the Construct-It Set as well!
In case you are wondering what all is included, here is a peek at the 160 pieces included in the set!
I am a HUGE fan of toys that encourage creativity and this one definitely fits the bill! My kids used the building set to create all kinds of things! Here are just a few of their MANY creations:
A windmill, a digger, a limo for Barbie, a table, and binoculars:
A ladder for the super horse to climb up:
An airplane, a tool kit, a crane, and a grazing animal:
And, our most favorite creation…the “grabber”! The kids LOVED trying to use the grabber to pick up everything!
Another aspect that I love about the Construct-It set is that it helps develop fine motor skills. My 3 year olds got lots of practice handling the nuts and bolts.
After trying (unsuccessfully) to hammer the nut onto the bolt, my son soon figured out that he could screw the nut onto the bolt! Now that’s what I call problem solving in action! 🙂
And then he began to screw multiple nuts on the bolt! So, we added in a little math by counting the nuts as he screwed them onto the bolts! TJ was VERY serious about his “work”!!!
Our Final Thoughts: We absolutely love our Construct-It Early Builders set. It is such a wonderful building toy that spurs on the creative juices! In fact we now have two sets, which surprisingly is enough for all five of my kids to play with at the same time…with minimal arguing! 🙂
~Giveaway is CLOSED~
Now, onto the fun part! Guidecraft has graciously offered to give away a Construct-It Early Builder set to one of my readers! There are several ways to enter to win!
Mandatory first entry: Visit the Guidecraft website and let me know what other product you love! Leave a comment and tell me!
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@mamajennblogs is hosting a giveaway for a Construct-It Builders Set from @Guidecraft. Enter to win here: http://bit.ly/fynhOL. Ends 1/21.
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The giveaway ends at 9pm on Friday, January 21, 2011 and a winner will be randomly chosen using Random.org. Please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you in case you win! Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry! The giveaway is open to US Residents ONLY!
As a Guidecraft Mom blogger, this product was given to me for review purposes. I do not have to return the product to the vendor and I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.