Before a product wins a Tillywig award it must be easy to use, have a high replay value, be built to last, promote playful interaction, inspire creativity, and encourage new ways of thinking. The unique and versatile construction set Junior GeoStix does all that with its colorful super-bendable, snap-together sticks. What an intriguing way to introduce younger children to early geometry concepts!
The Junior GeoStix set has both straight sticks and curved sticks, but all of them are flexible, and they snap together easily. The included 30 two-sided activity cards will encourage lots of convergent thinking. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Since the 200 flexible plastic sticks connect at lots of different points, your child is bound to think up dozens of creations on his own.
Junior GeoStix includes a pack of 30 double-sided activity cards that extend from simple to complex designs; 200 flexible plastic sticks in 8 colors and 10 different sizes, ranging from about 1 to 6 inches and a convenient plastic storage box. Junior GeoStix encourages visual perception, motor planning, fine motor skills, color and size recognition, and more.
Size Range of Pieces: 2.5 cm to 15 cm
Manufacturer: EDX Education
Age Recommendation: 3 to 99!
Awards and Endorsements:
Tillywig Toy Awards 2017 Best Creative Fun Award Winner!
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
We use these for the first time last night as of before bedtime project. My preschooler love them but so did my 18-year-old and myself. We had a lot of fun helping do the cards. Plus we spent a lot of time creating our own projects it was just a lot of fun it's a fantastic buy for the whole family.
Got these for my 3 year old to work on letters etc. He loved them and though we don’t use the card much, they’ve even greet for counting, sorting, making shapes, letters etc. but then.... my 10 and 13 year old discovered them and now there is ongoing drama about the GeoStix. They are always building elaborate designs, hiding them from their little brother (true story!), and begging me to buy them their own sets. Who knew???? They fidget with them while listening to read alouds or solving math problems. All in all a huge hit at our house!
This is a favorite for all my kids ages two through seven. They like the challenges and building their own creations. My daughter spent hours making dolls out of these and using the dolls and other Creations for pretend play!
My daughter's have loved this toy. They enjoy trying to make the cards and also enjoy making their own creations. I really like that it comes in a compact carrying case. This toy has gone on many trips or to waiting rooms because it is easily transported! I would recommend this to anyone.
Our little one really enjoys building with these. It has helped her work on her creativity and fine motor planning. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because on some of the more complex designs I would have to count out how many of the colored sticks she would need because it was hard for her to tell by just looking at the picture card.