Piece colors vary so some of the projects will not match the colors of those shown in the project manual.
Our price: $115.00
This item is temporarily backordered from the manufacturer and only available as part of a curriculum kit. We hope to have more in stock to begin shipping late fall 2020.
This product is not for sale. This item is only available as part of a curriculum kit.
If your home has engineers who still take naps, Thinkplay has a unique construction kit just for them. Winner of the prestigious 2018 Tillywig Award, ThinkPlay Preschool has taken the popular European construction series, Thinkplay, and has simplified it for younger ages. Suitable for children as young as 30 months, ThinkPlay Preschool has brightly colored cubes and prisms with studs on up to three sides, which allows for the building of multi-directional models. Best of all is the easy-to-follow spiralbound full-color-illustrated instruction manual with lots of diverse and progressively more challenging models that your preschooler can make.
Multidirectional, Versatile Bricks
The multidirectional design of the ThinkPlay Preschool bricks and the set's inclusion of wheels and axles allow kids to follow the instructions and create real-world objects like flowers, cars, trains, robots, wild animals, complex geometric shapes, and much more. And of course, ThinkPlay Preschool is compatible not only with all Thinkplay kits but also with Duplo® blocks. ThinkPlay Preschool comes packaged in a sturdy, lock-top tub for easy cleanup and storage, and includes an exclusive instruction manual. We have been using ThinkPlay Preschool with our three-year-old twins who love it, but heads-up, they do need a fair amount of adult guidance to complete the models. So if you are looking for a fun, structured way to connect to your preschooler, ThinkPlay Preschool is it.
Age Recommendation: 2 1/2 years+
Number of Pieces: 300
Awards and Endorsements:
2018 Tillywig Award
review by The Art Kit
”Think Play is a unique construction kit that includes wheels and axles to allow children to build just about anything their imaginations will allow.”Read the Review
My kids of various ages have loved this, especially my preschooler. So many different instructions to follow. I love all the different variety of pieces, and that they fit with some of our other existing blocks. Definitely challenges and fun that will last for years.
We love building toys. We have duplos, and we have "duplo compatible" marble run parts...and now we have "duplo compatible" think play toys so we make quite epic creations and the 3 year old can build with them just fine. Unfortunately what he actually wants to build with is big sisters fischertechnik...but once engaged with these he enjoys them.
So nice that a storage box was included. The cards are a little challenging at first for our preschooler yet as we done more together she's getting more confident in her ability to do them on her own.
This building set is compatible with our LEGO DUPLO sets. The ThinkPlay is a slightly softer plastic and has a larger variety of unique pieces. Also in contrast with LEGO, none of the pieces are specialized for just a single use. Consequently its better for open ended play and building. The manual instructions are very well designed for young learners! My three year old enjoys our weekly model lesson. Building models has increased his confidence during free play!
We enjoy these - we have specifically not purchased many Duplo sets because we had these - so it was a great set for us. I love the different shaped pieces that let them be a little more creative than an ordinary duplo set would allow. I feel like this set - my only wish was that it was a little less expensive.