K’NEX are incredibly brilliant creative toys for kids of all ages, as K’NEX offers many building sets for age groups beginning with our little ones. Our family has enjoyed K’NEX for years as there are plenty of benefits from developing fine motor skills, imaginative and creative play, social skills and kids gain pride from the creations they build.
If you have a K’NEX fan on your list this holiday season who likes a challenge with K’NEX consider the Firestorm Freefall Coaster. The Firestorm Freefall Coaster is a 674 piece roller coaster that will promote hours of building time while following the instructions on how to connect the parts to build this fascinating toy. For the coaster there are many different colored parts to build this coaster which has a motorized chain lift once assembled.
Children will follow step-by-step instructions, connecting connectors, rods, chains, track and more to watch the hanging coaster in action.
Gavyn needed a bit of help as he gets slightly puzzled on the instruction pages, but once the firestorm was built and he turned on the motor (requires 2 AA batteries), his face lit up watching the coaster glide up the large hill and going down and around the track.
It still amazes me the creations K’NEX comes up with. This amusement park ride stands over 2.5 feet tall and has over 18 feet of looping track! If you have a child who enjoys thrill rides especially roller coasters, the K’NEX Firestorm Freefall Coaster is the perfect gift for children 9+. This retails for $34.88 at Walmart.com You may want to check out the Cosmic Twister Coaster as well!
Have a younger child on your list? Consider Tinkertoy, impressive building toys that inspire play, learning and imagination. You may remember the wooden ones we had when we were younger, now they are full of color! We receive Tinkertoy Transit Building Set which includes 150 durable lightweight plastic pieces with easy instructions for children to create vehicles, bridge, garage, train, people and more.
Tinkertoy blocks are colorful pieces that snap together with ease. The provided instruction paper gave easy instructions for my 5 year old to create everything that was on the paper plus anything her heart desired. There are wheels, eyes, animal parts, pieces for a train conductor, bendable rods and much more. Zoe has loved her Tinkertoy building blocks becoming her favorite toy right now. I’ve enjoyed building with her, but watching her create the ideas herself has been rewarding. She created the train
Tinkertoy building sets are ideal for the younger crowd, 3+, as pieces are large and easy to snap together. Zoe does well with instructions however Tinkertoy can be used to create anything. There is no right or wrong way to play. Hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and imagination are all gained with Tinkertoy. Play with your child and social skills and communication are also gained. Oh and as a plus. These arrive in a heavy-duty box with lid for storage!
As with all building sets K’NEX offers, children will learn concepts of how the parts fit together which means valuable skills later in life. They’ll enjoys hours of creative play.
For more information on K’NEX construction sets or Tinkertoy building sets visit www.knex.com