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.
These were a hit with my 4 and 7 year old. They liked following the card patterns and also creating their own creations. Great addition to our curriculum this year for some fun.
My 4 1/2 year old played with these the first few days after we got them, but she hasn't taken them out since. She doesn't love building with blocks etc, but I think if I set them out she'd play with them for a good 20 minutes. They are flexible and seem to be able to withstand some wear and tear.
The second I took these out of the box they were a new favorite! I save these for when my 11 month old is napping so she can't get ahold of them. My 3 year old will set at the table quietly for HOURS if I let him with these geostix. I even have fun building with them! Comes with a ton of great idea and activity cards too. We use them to practice counting, shapes, letters, patterns, and just for fun!
My daughter was frustrated at first because she had a hard time getting them to connect, but once she figured it out she had loads of fun building things. Definitely floppy/flimsy...but better being bendable than stiff and easily broken.
He loved the finished projects but unless they were laid put on the table, they do not hold their shape. My son would pick up his finished projects and they flop right over. Many of them are simple enough for a 4 year old to work on independently and he got to flex his brain trying to figure out which piece needed to go where to complete the picture.