Bloco Birds of Prey Construction Set
If your family is like ours, then you've been enjoying peering into a bald eagle's nest in BC via the wonders of a live webcam. How fascinating it is to watch the parents feed and protect their newly-hatched chicks. Now your child can make his own eagle and other intriguing birds with this lovely kit. Birds of Prey provides enough possible combinations to create flocks of flying creatures. Instructions are included to build both the gorgeous eagle and owl or smaller and less complicated birds.
About Bloco Construction Sets:
It's not just me; research concludes that children learn a lot by designing and building things. Many skills are rooted in the act of construction: creation, examination, and problem solving are but a few. Construction will encourage your child to separate complicated tasks into manageable bites. The nature of building complex models encourages children to think about multiple steps of assembly at the same time, particularly when working with gears or fussy pieces. Based on my own engineering background/bias, I believe that construction is one of the most valuable educational processes available and that both learning to build and learning by what has been built should be a part of every family's curriculum.
High Interest and Appeal
But some children have zero interest in building and creating. Possibly it is because most construction kits emphasize vehicles, machines, and other man-made innovations. If your child's inclinations are more creation-based, if he would rather build a realistic animal or a lifelike fish, consider Bloco with its uniquely-shaped, high-density foam and specialized plastic connectors that both link and rotate pieces.
Builds Easy, Flat Models and Complex 3-D Animals
This one-of-a-kind construction kit allows your child to build simple, flat models and extraordinary 3-D animals like lizards and lions. Each set comes with detailed illustrated designs, and sets can be combined to allow the creation of even more interesting creatures. Colorful and appealing when completed, these are not simple slap-together kits. Our experience is that younger children, unless highly motivated, are initially going to find some of the more complex models "impossible." Instead of becoming irritated, rejoice; it means that by the time your child completes the projects he will have learned something and you will have gotten your money's worth. Each Bloco set makes an assortment of creatures, from sharks to eagles to zebras, each one worthy of display. All sets are fully compatible. Suitable for ages four to twelve.
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Made In: Canada
Foam Manufactured In: Taiwan
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Organized Chaos
"Depending on the model, this could be a good 20 - 30 minute project (maybe even longer for some) between finding the right pieces and constructing it. Long enough to make them think and use their motor skills, but not so long that they become bored. My only gripe about these particular models is that they don't stay standing up well. Otherwise, it's a pretty neat set and my boys, who love to build, have been enjoying it. It's a great filler that wont turn their brains to mush"Read the Full Review
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