Disclaimer: Product was received from MindWare Toys in exchange for this review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are those of the writer.

In this post I want to share more of the great MindWare Toys.  I am so excited about this new division of Oriental Trading, that I can hardly contain  myself.  I’ve been a long time customer of Oriental Trading, buying items for classroom use – rewards and gifts for both students and teachers. Even my older church students (high school age) have had loads of fun with the many art kits that are for the choosing.

Now that MindWare Toys are up for the offering, I know that I will keep coming back over and over again!

 

More MindWare Toys for Girls and BoysAbout MindWare Toys

In 2013, MindWare was acquired by Oriental Trading Company and became a Berkshire Hathaway company. In 2016 the companies launched a Global Cart shopping function, allowing users to access more than 50,000 educational, engaging and entertaining products, and creating a one stop shop for party planning and gift giving.
Our Vision -To make the world smarter through playful learning.
Our Mission – MindWare is passionate about filling the world with fun, high-quality products that foster lifelong learning, growth and success.

I was delighted to find some great toys for some of my grandsons, of many different ages (And yes, I’m sure that there are lots of girls that would have a good time with them too!) For both younger and older kids, there are so many fun “building” toys at the ready.

KaBlocks – Oh my goodness, what fun they will they have with these!More MindWare Toys for Girls and Boys

When it comes to building blocks for kids, parents know: what goes up, must come down! Get ready for explosive fun with this build-it-up, blow-it-up block set. Super soft, foam building blocks in an array of shapes, sizes and colors are stacked on the special platform to create crazy architectural feats—the higher the better! Simply jump onto the stomp pad to blast the structure apart. This kit has it all—thinking, building, experimenting plus physical activity to boot! If you’re looking for early, logic-building toys for toddlers that will keep them entertained, try KaBlocks.

Features

• A fun twist on the stomp rocket
• Develops problem solving and an understanding of balance
• Builds gross motor skills through physical activity
• 30 foam blocks, building platform, launch pad and instructions
Age Recommendation: Ages 4 and up

KEVA Wrecking Ball – This is a time when wrecking something is acceptable!

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This kit provides a smashing lesson on pendulums and the effects of energy and motion. Assemble the Wrecking Ball using KEVA planks, wood glue and the architecturally-inspired blueprint instructions. Once built, turn the winding drum to adjust the hoist rope for maximum impact. The kit comes with everything you need and includes 20 wooden target planks. The completed Wrecking Ball stands nearly 3 feet tall, while the removable boom arm allows for easy storage.

Age Recommendation: Ages 7 and up

Blockables – Giant building blocks that are perfect for little hands.

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Pop it, lock it, build it with a block kit! This brilliant system of building blocks features sturdy, yet soft and tactile foam bricks with modular buttons you can push in or out to quickly connect bricks together. Problem solving has never been so captivating (or quiet!). Blockables takes traditional building toys for toddlers to a whole new level.

Features

• A building blocks toy based on easy, interlocking connections
• Develops problem solving skills and focus
• Builds fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination

Age Recommendation: Ages 3 and up

There are 3 different size sets – 56 piece with 8 single blocks, 8 double blocks, 4 triple blocks and 36 round blocks, 96 piece with 20 single blocks, 8 double blocks, 8 triple blocks and 60 round blocks, ad a set of 2.

KEVA Brain Builders and Brain Builders Junior – Like Spinach for the brain!

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Approach KEVA from a whole new angle with this interactive STEM tool! Brain Builders combines 20 KEVA planks with a set of double-sided puzzle cards. Each stimulating card features a 2-D challenge on one side and its solution on the other. The goal is to recreate 2-D patterns into 3-D structures. The 2-D cards show the design from different angles highlighting the front, side and overhead view and increase in difficulty from beginner to expert. Manipulate your KEVA planks to successfully duplicate the balance, proportion, composition and geometry featured on each card. Once you think you’ve solved the blueprint, flip it over to check the solution—try to resist the urge to peek! As each build becomes more challenging, patience and confidence is gained through trial and error. From picnic tables and rowboats to swans and snails, you will be amazed what your brain will build! Time to put your 3-D imagination to the test!

Features

• Strengthens STEM, fine-motor, strategy, physics and basic engineering skills
• A new and exciting way to experience KEVA planks
• Perfect for on-the-go learning
• Includes 20 durable planks, 30 double-sided cards in a zippered carrying case
Age Recommendation: Ages 7 and up

Train young brains to think in multiple dimensions with this interactive STEM tool! Brain Builders Junior combines 20 KEVA planks with a set of stimulating puzzle cards. Perfect for even the youngest of builders—each card features a fun, recognizable 2-D object and the goal is to recreate the pattern into a 3-D structure. The picture cards are numbered in order of difficulty—ranging from beginner to expert. Manipulate the KEVA planks to successfully duplicate the balance, proportion, composition and geometry featured on each card. With each build becoming more challenging, patience and confidence is gained through trial and error. From picnic tables and bridges to dragonflies and triangles, you will be amazed what your brain will build! Don’t stop there! After mastering the 40 patterns, use your imagination to create your own designs or tackle the original Brain Builders! Brain Builders Junior teaches basic stacking techniques that can be put to use with larger KEVA construction sets.

Features

• Strengthens STEM, fine-motor, strategy, physics and basic engineering skills
• A new and exciting way to experience KEVA planks—perfect for on-the-go learning
• Includes 20 durable planks, 20 double-sided cards in a zippered carrying case
• Junior addition to our original Brain Builders set
Age Recommendation: Ages 5 and up

Head on over to MindWare Toys and I’ll bet you’ll be able to “tick off” some items on your holiday shopping list!

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