When you can take no more of the colourful plastic battery operated toys littering your floorspace, you can revisit with your child the simple pleasure of building blocks.
Kapla Blocks are made of pine from renewable French forests, that allow you to let your imagination and skills run wild in creating the simplest of constructions to the very complex. Each piece measures 1î x 4.5î and is º inch wide and is available in natural pine and 7 different non-toxic colours and comes in lots of 40 up to 1000 pieces, all with construction suggestions. Part of the fun of course, is coming up with your own ideas and problem-solving all the engineering issues along the way. For simple fun, you can build towers and dismantle one block at time and see how long you can still have it standing for!
Winner of Dr Toy, 10 Best Toys of 2006, it proves that sometimes the simplest ideas are sometimes the best and will withstand the test of time, impervious to trends. It will offer great fun for all family and engage kids for hours — just what you need with school holidays around the corner!
Available in Australia through Haines, a 200 piece set $152.90 and suitable for children age 3 and over.