I know that we have just finished with Christmas, but there are birthdays to consider. While my absolute favorite gift to give is a book – I know that children of all ages don’t always share my sentiment about books. So I am going to give toys equal time and share with you some of the toys I have come across recently that I think would be worthy of coming home.
- Cubebots – A puzzle, action figure, robot and transformer made by award-winning designer David Weeks. This ingenious little man is made of sustainably harvested Cherry wood. He arrives as a 3.5 x 3.5 cube. But..his powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses, and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage. When it’s time for him to rest, he folds into a perfect cube. Fun for the whole family!
- Qwirkle Cubes – A couple of years ago I bought the original Qwirkle board game for a family with three children. They love it! I think that this version, with 90 wooden cubes, makes an excellent update of the original board game.
- Imaginets – I know someone who is getting this! I love toys that challenge children. Imaginets does just that and it also comes complete with a sturdy wood carrying case with durable hinges and rope handles just the right size for little hands. Inside, brightly-colored magnetic blocks can be arranged on the boards to replicate any of the 50 full-color design challenges, including animals, faces, vehicles, sports, structures and more. And, the magnetic board surface doubles as a dry-erase board, so children can decorate a backdrop for their creations!