Plus-Plus Big 150 with Cards
Created in Denmark (known for minimalist designs with purposeful function), Plus-Plus Big has an odd name, but a captivating design. Plus-Plus comes in two sizes: the larger Big, which is safe for younger children, ages 1 and up; and the smaller Mini, which is for builders aged 5 and older. Plus-Plus has gained a tremendous following over the last few years in Denmark and is so highly regarded in education that it is used in most Danish schools. Here’s why we’ve included it in the Preschool Curriculum Kit.
Pull out the pictures and your child will intuitively begin to create. Plus-Plus' identical, simple shapes with their slight rubbery texture glide smoothly together with very little pressure. And they stay together! Plus-Plus' pieces grip without slipping and come apart without effort. Plus-Plus encourages children to think creatively about color, design, and structure and is a painless way to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each set includes seven life-size Plus-Plus Big Picture Puzzles cards. One side of the card has the challenge, the other side provides the answer by showing individual piece outlines. You will also find quick tips for introducing Plus-Plus to your children and additional ideas for convergent and divergent models in our Preschool Handbook.
Plus-Plus Big includes 150 pieces in eight different colors. Since each box of Plus-Plus Big contains a unique assortment of all 8 colors, the exact quantity of each color varies. Plus-Plus pieces are made from plastic free of phthalates and PVC.
review by The Learning Momma
”...if you’re looking for a new, long-lasting activity for your kiddo of any age, Plus Plus Big has you covered; whether you are wanting to teach colors, patterns, counting, constructing, or simply delve into their imaginative play...”Read the Review
My 3 year-old son really enjoys these. They are gratifying, simple to use, and lend to following instructions, which he loves. For his perfectionistic personality type, he thrives with a plan that leads to pleasing results. The weekly model suggestions are in the handbook. While he makes the patterned model, I fashion the one without instructions. He then uses mine as a pattern. He free plays with the blocks and his models for at least half an hour when we are finished with the lesson. Taking time to build together is really increasing his confidence and skill to play with open ended styles of toys for longer durations!
My girls have enjoyed this toy. They sometimes have struggled to copy the pictures to make specific things but always enjoy creating their own. I like how the pieces are bigger for little hands. I would recommend this product!
We cannot day enough good things about these blocks. They help our little one think creatively and work on her communication and fine motor skills. Today she made a strawberry.
My son wasn’t a fan. They are kind of hard to push together and I have to help him a lot. I know it helps to keep them together, but not our favorite.
My daughter always puts Timberdoodle toys on her wishlists.
My mother in law gifted her these and she loves them! I can’t believe how well made they are. They hold together really well but they’re also very easy for her to take apart when she wants to. I highly recommend these!