Knex Tinkertoy Deluxe

(K’nex $49.99)

For a long time these classic building toys with rounds and rods were changed from the original wood to plastic. Talk about things going full circle, this year’s Tinkertoys have returned to real wood. The rods are color coded by length and kids can follow the designs or create their own. Choose the big 100 piece set or a smaller 65 pice set. Comes with suggested building ideas but also fun to use in an open ended way. Marked for 3 and up, but we think 3s will have trouble getting the rods into the rounds and following the building ideas will be far beyond them. The constructions are quite abstract and require a kind of symbolic thinking, something that comes as they get older. We suggest this is a better choice for early school age kids.

Ages: Early School Years

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2017

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