Children are natural engineers and designers. In our house, books like Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer have sparked bursts of creativity. Check out these awesome products for the architect or engineer in your life, all highly recommended by our GHF families!
MagnaTiles – The price tag on these seems daunting, but these building toys are durably made and timeless for play. Our family has owned a set for over five years and they continue to be one of the few toys we consistently use.
ZOOB – These unique pieces encourage endless options for creativity. Sets range from 125 – 500 pieces and each set is interchangeable.
Brackitz – Open-ended building opportunities abound, along with a deeper understanding of physics and engineering. Brackitz are an awesome choice for the child who loves building cushion-and-blanket forts, and much more!
Snap Circuits – From a doorbell to a laser light, Snap Circuits give kids an accessible way to explore circuits and connections. All sets come with multiple projects and leave the door open for your child’s own creativity.
LEGOS – A list of building toys would be incomplete without this classic. What more is there to say? A must have!
Check out all of these great products and more in the Toys and Manipulatives section of GHF’s Amazon Store. Then, see our book selection on Architects, Engineering and Art. You can support your child’s interest and creativity, and support GHF at the same time!
Do you know of must-have books or other materials that aren’t mentioned? Email me here to have it added to the GHF Store and help others on their learning adventures! ~ Nikki
When she is not stuck in a book, Nicole Linn homeschools two of her three children, and blogs about gifted children and adults at Through a Stronger Lens. She is also Online Merchandise Manager for GHF.