Piece colors vary so some of the projects will not match the colors of those shown in the project manual.
Our price: $119.95
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
review by Mommy Octopus
”We definitely recommend checking out these blocks for a great STEM activity. Possibilities and design are endless!”Read the Review
review by The M Word
”These blocks did not disappoint. ThinkPlay Preschool pieces are large, durable, brightly colored, versatile, and allow for multidirectional building as the cubes and prisms have studs on up to three sides.”Read the Review
My kids seem to love these just as much or even more than traditional legos. I love that I can set out an easier exercise for my 3 year old and a more challenging one for my 6 year old. This hands on activity has created some fun learning and peace in our homeschool room!
I was surprised at how wonderful this is for young kids.The large life size pictures are wonderful because it helps kids start to build independently. I was shocked at how much they could do! It is a very great tool for creative thinking.
My children aged 2-8 all play with these blocks. Love that they are compatible with Lego Duplo (as we already had those prior to getting these). When we first received these my children used the books but now they build whatever takes their fancy (usually guns or boats)- go figure! I prefer these over Lego Duplo due to the variety in the pieces and are adding think play gears extreme.
I was so excited for this building set. I thought my kids would love it. They don't like it at all. I gave it 3 stars because I really do like it, however, my kids get frustrated because they struggle to put some of the blocks together and take them apart on their own. Some pieces are a struggle for me to take apart as well.
These are great for STEM! The pieces are a little hard to put together though. My daughter and I work together to put them together, but I do wish she could be a little more independent with it.