This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Amy @ Memoirs of a Homemaker for winning a $50 gift card to Constructive Playthings.
When we were told that we would get to pick the first item that we wished to review from the Constructive Playthings website, I had a good idea that we would pick some type of building toy.
Nearly all of our children love to build and with the two youngest being boys the building craze doesn’t seem that it will pass anytime soon. When Mark saw the set of Bristle Blocks, one of his childhood favorites, it was a done deal.
About the Bristle Blocks set:
The Constructive Playthings set of Bristle Blocks contains 160 pieces in a wheeled box for tidy storage. These soft vinyl blocks covered with bristles stick together on contact and remain together while the children build vehicles, animals and buildings or something completely from their imagination.
With windows and roofs, wheels, triangles, spheres and circles in addition to the more traditional rectangles, columns and squares, children are presented with many possibilities and ideas for hours of creative play. There were enough blocks in this set to keep 6 of our kids happily playing for nearly an hour. (Although the wheels were in high demand and likely to be stolen right off your vehicle if you weren’t vigilant.)
These are the same bristle blocks that you knew and loved as a child and we are thrilled that our children now have the opportunity to learn and create with these classic educational toys.
What the experts our kids thought:
The Bristle Blocks have been a hit primarily with our boys ages 2, 3, 8 and 11. They enjoy making buildings, vehicles and guns. They’ve even created cities with streets for the vehicles to travel and will play together for long stretches of time, especially if I’m reading aloud or they’re listening to a story on CD.
Nicholas (2) gets especial pleasure by building things and then banging them on the ground until they fall apart.
So far, I’m still stepping on Bristle Blocks nearly everyday which tells me that the novelty has not worn off. I think that may be my excuse for being such a sucker for building toys, they offer wonderful open ended play and the children do not easily tire of them. Often the most loved toys are also the most simple.
- Open ended creative building toy.
- Plenty of pieces and a large variety of shapes for creativity.
- Soft vinyl, so it’s not too bad when you step on them.
- Some of the pieces (especially those with fewer bristles) do not stay together very well and this frustrates some of my more elaborate architects.
- The wheels must be installed with the ‘right’ side on the vehicle and our 2 and 3 year old have not been able to figure this out yet.
Constructive Playthings is giving away a $50 gift card so that you will have the opportunity to pick from their wide selection of educational and developmental toys.
- Visit the Constructive Playthings website and take a look around and then come back and leave a comment telling me a toy you think your child/children would enjoy other than the set of bristle blocks.
Additional entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each entry)
This giveaway is open to U.S. and *Canadian residents. Giveaway will end Thursday, July 8 at 11:59pm.
*(Canadians – Constructive Playthings is just on the verge of launching in Canada. If you win, you will be one of the first people to shop on the website with your gift card when it launches later this month.)