Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Brain Blox ~ A Review

Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks from Brain Blox are chemical-free, non-toxic, natural wooden building planks that will engage your child in imaginative play. Brain Blox come in 100, 200, and 300 count building sets.

Brain Blox has a YouTube Channel where they have some videos showing how to build some of the building ideas in their guide that comes with their sets. For Halloween they have a fun Spooky Spider  that your child can build.

They challenge your child by suggesting COOL ideas such as:
  1. Building a wide structure using only 1 plank as a base! 
  2. Build a SKYSCRAPER! How HIGH can you go?
  3. Create a marble run.
  4. Design a MAZE!
  5. Build the longest bridge you can build using only 2 support structures! 
As you can see Brain Blox can definitely be used for all ages. For the younger child they can be used for building gross motor skills and dexterity as they build. They are using their imagination as they build. They can build small and you can slowly challenge them to add on. For instance you can challenge your young child to think of 10 shapes to create.

For the older child they begin to use problem solving skills as they contemplate and strategically build. They are learning engineering concepts of structure. Brain Blox would be great in a school or co-op setting for math, science, or engineering classes for building. 

Without further ado here is imagination at work!

Each Building Set comes with a Red Canvas Drawstring Backpack for storage or 
building on the go. 

My 12-year-old was not impressed with Brain Blox. I was a bit shocked because she loves building sets of all kinds. She said that the one shaped blocks just did not do it for her and didn't excite her. My 16-year-old enjoyed building with them. She was able to construct the building ideas with little effort. I was shocked at how fast she was able to construct things. She enjoys putting together 1000 and 2000 piece puzzles. I wonder if putting puzzles together carries over to her ability to construct? My 11-year-old was indifferent when it came to building with Brain Blox. She build with them but they were not a huge hit. She found trying to construct the stuff in the guide too hard and so she decided to use her imagination and create her own things.

I definitely would recommend Brain Blox. Even though they were not a huge hit in our house, I love the concept behind the product. Anytime you can get your children away from technology and using their imaginations I am all for it! Be sure to check out what my fellow crew members had to say about Brain Blox by clicking the link below.

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUttakNtthj_haX8LwRlwA

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