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Bloco Marine Creatures Set
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Bloco Marine Creatures Set:
Make a white shark, a hammerhead shark, an octopus, a hungry piranha, a tropical fish, and the curious abyssal fish with this quality foam building set. Includes 181 foam pieces, thirty-eight plastic connectors, sixteen plastic caps, and an instruction sheet.
About Bloco construction sets:
It's not just me, research concludes that children learn a lot by designing and building things. Many skills are rooted in the act of construction: creation, examination, and problem solving are but a few. Construction will encourage your child to separate complicated tasks into manageable bites. The nature of building complex models encourages children to think about multiple steps of assembly at the same time, particularly when working with gears or fussy pieces.
Construction Should be a Required Curriculum
Based on my own engineering background/bias, I believe that construction is one of the most valuable educational processes available, and that both learning to build and learning by what has been built should be a part of every family's curriculum.
It may seem as though some children have zero interest in building and creating. Possibly it is because most construction kits emphasize vehicles, machines, and other man-made innovations. If your child’s inclinations are more creation-based, if he would rather build a realistic animal or a life-like fish, consider Bloco with its uniquely-shaped, high-density foam and specialized plastic connectors that both link and rotate pieces.
Flat Models and Extraordinary 3-D Animals
This one-of-a-kind construction kit allows your child to build simple, flat models and extraordinary, 3-D animals. Each set comes with detailed illustrated designs, and sets can be combined to allow the creation of even more interesting creatures.
Many Sets Make an Assortment of Creatures
Colorful and appealing when completed, these are not simple slap-together kits. Our experience is that younger children, unless highly motivated, are initially going to find some of the more complex models "impossible." Instead of becoming irritated, rejoice; it means that by the time your child completes the projects he will have learned something and you will have gotten your money’s worth.
Combine Sets to Create Even More
Many Bloco sets make an assortment of creatures, from sharks to eagles to zebras, each one worthy of display. All sets are fully compatible. Suitable for ages four to twelve.
Builds extraordinary 3D fish and marine creatures
Pieces link together and rotate at any angle
Includes instructions for 6 models
Build the illustrated designs or create your own creatures
Can be combined with other Bloco construction sets to build even more interesting creatures
Made in Canada, foam is manufactured in Taiwan
Canadian Toy Testing Council Award Winner
Winner of Dr. Toy Smart Play, Smart Toy Product of Excellence Award
iParenting Media Award Winner
Winner of Top Toy Award by Creative Child Magazine 2005, 2008, 2010
Winner of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2005
Parents' Choice Foundation Approved
Winner of Bright Ideas! from the 2005 Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair
- Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.
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