The scope and sequence of this program is phenomenal. Using just 18 blocks your children will experiment with construction, geometry, logical analysis, perspectives, design, and spatial logic. The spiral-bound book is systematic in its presentation, with multiple levels and escalating complexities. Spatial proficiencies are vital for everyone, but today's sedentary children often lack a natural way to develop this ability. This set provides an enjoyable and successful approach to making sure your child acquires these essential skills.
It Starts with Fine Motor Skills
Canadian Toy Testing Council awarded Equilibrio their 2006 Best Bet Award, and for good reason. Using 18 sturdy, precisely cut, solid plastic blocks, your children build the structures illustrated. Each successive structure is more complex to build and more difficult to balance, requiring the use of fine motor skills, creativity and perseverance.
Easy Enough for a 4-year-old, Challenging Enough for an Adult
As an educational bonus, while accomplishing these tasks, children will subconsciously be experimenting with basic concepts of geometry and balance. While the beginning pages may be easy enough for a 4-year-old, the more difficult pages will challenge any adult. This is the beginning set in the series.
Expandable with 2 Additional Books
Equilibrio Set includes 18 precision-cut blocks and a challenge book with 60 designs in increasing difficulty. Two add-on books are also available to build on what you're learning with the Equilibrio. Architecto focuses on translating 2D into 3D designs, while Cliko emphasizes perspective, depth, and geometric forms. Timberdoodle also offers a complete bundle including the blocks and all three books!
Made In: Netherlands Antilles
Time To Play: 30 minutes
Awards and Endorsements:
Game of the year - Creative Child Magazine - USA 2011
Recommended - National Association for Gifted Children - USA 2007
Best Game - Toy Innovation - Germany 2006
Seal of Excellence - Consumer Guide - Canada 2006
Best Bet Award - The Canadian Toy Testing Council - Canada 2005
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.
My daughter(9 years) loves it.
Our 6 yr. old daughter loves to play with this! I will definitely be buying book 2!
This is a fantastic set! I purchased this for my 22 year old son who has down syndrome-asd. I needed something that was easy enough for him to succeed at yet challenging for him. This set is perfect! It challenges his visual skills, concentration, fine motor skills, spacial and thinking skills. The blocks are well made- not too small or flimsy for him to use. The set is packaged nicely and the pictures are easy to follow and show the numbers of each blocks used in each challenge. This is a great educational set and we are using this daily!
I thought it was a larger set than it was so was disappointed to find it contained only a few blocks. TD reply: Sarah, we are so sorry that the number of blocks in the Equilibrio Set was a disappointment to you. Since Equilibrio is not a traditional block set (in which case 18 blocks would be skimpy) but a specialized logic tool, you will find the 18 blocks included more than adequate to build your student's brain. Hopefully the large number of designs to build with Equilibrio and the skills strengthened by using it will soon have you delighted! As always, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! the Timberdoodle Team
I start them using this set in K and use it to break up their time in the workbooks. They all love it when I get this set out for a challenge.