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Ages: 4+
Grade Levels: Pre-k to 12+

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Product Code: 265-810

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Construction and Spatial Logic
The scope and sequence of this program is phenomenal. Using just eighteen blocks, your children will experiment with construction, geometry, logical analysis, perspective, design, and spatial logic. Each spiral-bound book is systematic in its presentation, with multiple levels and escalating complexities. Spatial proficiencies are vital for everyone, but today's sedentary children often lack a natural way to develop this ability. These three books and set of blocks provide an enjoyable and successful approach to making sure your children acquire these essential skills.

Equilibrio: It Starts with Fine Motor Skills
The Canadian Toy Testing Council awarded Equilibrio their 2006 Best Bet Award, and for good reason. Using eighteen sturdy, precisely cut, solid plastic blocks, your children build the structures illustrated. Each successive structure is more complex to build and more difficult to balance, requiring the use of fine motor skills, creativity, and perseverance. As an educational bonus, while accomplishing these tasks children will subconsciously be experimenting with basic concepts of geometry and balance. While the beginning pages may be easy enough for a four-year-old, the more difficult pages will challenge any adult. This is the beginning set in the series. For ages four and up.

Architecto: Translate 2-D into 3-D
In this volume your child utilizes the same blocks used with Equilibrio to construct one of fifty illustrated three-dimensional structures. For each model, the type and number of blocks required are indicated at the bottom of the page. There are six levels of difficulty, and your child will find that the most grueling level requires fairly advanced logical analysis and spatial perception. Thankfully, answers are included. For ages six and up.

Cliko: Perspective, Depth, and Geometric Forms
This is the most challenging book in the series. Given an illustration that mimics what you would see through a camera's viewfinder and the type and number of blocks required, your child will be asked to construct a three-dimensional structure that conforms to the image. As he works through the exercises and the illustrations become exceedingly difficult, your child will be given additional views of the illustration for help and clarity. Answers are included for the faint of heart, but participants are encouraged instead to develop perseverance with the goal of increasing these necessary skills. If this doesn't give your child a profound understanding of perspective, depth, and geometric forms, then I don't know what will. For ages six and up.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 Fifth-Grade Curriculum Kit!


Faith-Based: No
Manufacturer: Foxmind
Made In: Netherlands Antilles
Time To Play: 30 minutes
Players: 1
Ages: 4+ (Equilibrio); 6+ (Architecto & Cliko)

Awards and Endorsements:
Game of the Year - Creative Child Magazine - USA 2011
Recommended - National Association for Gifted Children - USA 2007
Best Game - Toy Innovation - Germany 2006
Seal of Excellence - Consumer Guide - Canada 2006
Best Bet Award - The Canadian Toy Testing Council - Canada 2005
Game of the Year - Creative Child Magazine - USA 2010
Spiel Gut - Germany 2008
6/6 Recommended - Consumer Guide - Canada 2006
Triple Star Award - The Canadian Toy Testing Council - Canada 2005



CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

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Kids love it! August 24, 2015
Reviewer: MeredithB  
My kids all love these! They love to challenge each other on building new things. I highly recommend these to help kids learn problem solving and critical thinking skills.

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My grandkids love it. January 4, 2015
Reviewer: Sue J.  
My grandkids love it.

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Fun March 15, 2014
Reviewer: Danielle S.  
My son loves to build things, test there limits and see the result. My husband and I keep thinking he'll grow up to be sign engineer one day and these types of learning tools only reinforce that thought with us. It can be challenging for him but he loves it once its done.

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All hands on! November 19, 2013
Reviewer: Mariah C.  
Bright orange building blocks just beg our household to use them! By leaving out this set in a visible place, I find all of us reaching for them to express our curious creativity. The 2 year old up to the Abba. Fun!

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Brain Builder Trio October 10, 2013
Reviewer: Shannon R.  
Creative block building without a huge bag of blocks! My girls love the challenge of each book. It is also nice not to have a huge mess of blocks that aren't allowed to be touched by mom until they are done playing.

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