I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
Kids today have the coolest toys and many of them focus on S.T.E.A.M. which is awesome! I have already posted one review and now here is another one focusing on the world of E-Blox, the construction line that includes circuits. The E is for electrical circuitry that brings colorful plated blocks to life with a whirl, light or sound. With E-Blox Stories kits kids will have hours of educational fun building with blocks that include wireless electronics that also follow along with a story.
The construction toy kits use a patented technology of tin plated blocks that connect electrical component blocks to a battery block enabling youngsters to create 3-dimensional circuits that light whatever they build, with no wires. Included are colorful step by step instructions for building different set ups. Once you get good at it you can free-build making whatever your imagination can come up with!
The Island is a chapter in the E-Blox novelette “Earth One.” Follow the adventures of Seymour and his robot Robyn as he investigates a mysterious light in the distant ocean horizon. The storybook includes QR codes that create an interactive learning environment using online resources. Models are built in several parts of the story with the over 100 included parts, further enhancing the learning experience.
The Island is listed for ages 8+ and Big Sis here is 9 years old and can do it all on her own. Of course she messes up once and a while and she has to go back and find where she made her mistake but she always looks so proud of herself when she fixes it and the whole device then works.
Three toy competitions ? The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice and Academics? Choice — just added E-Blox to their Spring 2018 awards circuit! E-Blox Stories ? The Island received 2018 Mom’s Choice Award – GOLD!
Just last year E-Blox made its debut and quickly captured several recognitions including inclusion into the prestigious 2017 Purdue Engineering Gift Guide. Creative Child Magazine awarded E-Blox three honors: ?Preferred Choice, Product of the Year and Creative Play of the Year. Whimsical Tillywig gave E-Blox two of its Brain Child Awards. This is a brand that is coming in strong with toys that are not only educational but toys that kids actually want to play with time and time again.
E-Blox was launched in 2016 by Art Seymour with his sons James and Joseph after more than 90+ years of combined experience as entrepreneurs, inventors, and designers in the educational toys and wireless industries. E-Blox’s founders are now leading the way to a whole new generation of educational toys that give children of all ages the building blocks of a STREAM education through the joy of play and discovery. Discover all of the E-Blox award-winning building toys on their website.