A wonderful starter-kit for Florence, almost 2, to start building creatively with, this Connetix Pastel Creative Pack (120 pieces) was sent to us to review and we have played with it every single day since, building, learning and having fun together.
I’ve even found myself mindfully building once she’s asleep. It’s that magneti. Pun intended!
An educational toy that grows with your child (children we know of 4 and 5 years old still play with theirs), the tiles come in various shapes and sizes in vibrant and shiny, jewel-like pastel colours, and you can of course add to your collection with more coloured pieces.
Importantly, Connetix encourages STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) as well as the development of fine and gross motor skills in your kids.
Recognising colours, boosting langauge skills, creating rockets, castles, houses, towers and boats, there is no limit to what young imaginations can build and play with.
The beauty is, you can start with simple constructions and develop more complex creations as your child learns and grows. We started by covering the table in tiles then togther built a horse. An accompanying booklet helps to guide and inspire you as you build.
Educational toys such as this ignites imagination whilst building resilience as the child tries, fails and succeeds.
Florence’s favourite is to build boxes and then collapse them.
I love how focused she is whilst we play and how dazzled she is by the magnetic sides drawing together as if by magic.
Below are all of the activity toy’s details, you can expect when you buy it.
This would make a perfect gift for your child this Christmas or any time of the year.
Dimensions: 33.5 cm × 24.2 cm × 9 cm
Recommended age: 3+
8 unique earthy pastel colours
Each pack includes:
8 x Large squares
48 x Small squares
16 x Equilateral triangles
16 x Right angle triangles
16 x Isosceles triangles
8 x Window square pieces
8 x Hollow square pieces (door frames)
The Pastel Range features newly designed isosceles triangles. They are compatible with traditional Connetix isosceles triangles.
Tiles are made using non-toxic ABS plastic that is BPA, lead, and Phthalate free.
All tiles are also sealed and riveted for extra safety.
Connetix Tiles are compatible with other leading brands.
Designed in Australia.
We were gifted the Connetix Pastel Creative Pack in return for this review. As always, my words are honest.
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