Monday, November 16, 2009

Toy Review: Building Toys

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Here are my reviews of the building toys we have. Building toys are so educational and fun! Children love to create.

Lego Duplo Sets

Age Range: 18 months and up

Review: I have raved about these before. My children love these. These are in my top five all around greatest toys. They have been one of Kaitlyn's favorite toys since she was 18 months old, and they still are one year later. Brayden (4.5) also loves them. He is old enough now that he builds more complex things with them, like planes.

Buy Again?: Definitely. We have been adding to our Duplo set since we bought our first one last year. I would first buy the one I have listed at the top.









Geomags

Age Range: It depend on which ones you get. They have a line called "geobaby," so you can start young.

Review: These are our second favorite building toys.

Buy Again?: Definitely. We have one small set and plan to add to it this Christmas.




Lincoln Logs

Age Range: 4 and up

Review: My grandfather gave this to Brayden for his fourth birthday. It was perfect because that is around the age that he really came to love to build things. At first, he would only build it exactly as the instructions told him to. Over time, through coaxing by my husband, he started to branch out and build log structures in his own way.

Buy Again?: Yes. But I would have Duplos and Geomags first.

Alphabet Blocks

Age Range: 2 and up.

Review: I can see how these are educational, but I don't really see the thrill. Despite that, Brayden and Kaitlyn play with these quite often. These blocks are a classic toy, and I guess there is a reason classics are classics :)

Buy Again?: Yes, but it would come after Duplos and Geomags on my list.

Mega Lego Blocks

Age Range: 12 months and up

Review: These are supposed to be good for babies...I personally have not found them to be that great. My kids have had fun with them, but once our Duplos came on the scene, they have been pushed to the side and rarely played with.

Buy Again?: No, I don't think so. I would rather just go to Duplos. You only have to wait 6 more months for Duplos.


Please share your children's favorite building toys!

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