Disclosure - we were sent these Stickle Bricks for the purpose of this post about creative learning with Stickle Bricks and I was paid for my time to write this post. All opinions are honest and my own.
I absolutely love traditional toys, and to me Stickle Bricks are a classic. They first launched in 1969 and I played with them as a child as I am sure many of you did too. We never actually had any at home until I was sent these to review although they were the toy of choice at our local playgroup whenever we visited so I don't know why I didn't buy them before!
Stickle Bricks are colorful interlocking plastic building toys that encourage creativity and motor skills development in children. These toys enable young minds to explore their imagination, fostering a different kind of intelligence and problem-solving ability— one that extends beyond the constraints of traditional IQ assessments. Embracing various forms of intelligence, whether measured by an IQ test or developed through creative play, allows for a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation of human capabilities.
If you aren't familiar with Stickle Bricks, they are plastic bricks that fit very easily together and come in all different shapes and colours. They are really easy to play with and your toddler can make countless creations out of them. We often built towers, houses, cars and even birthday cakes out of the ones we played with at playgroup. The only limit to the fun that you can have with them is your imagination.
We were sent three boxes of Stickle Bricks to play with - The Stickle Bricks Little Builder is the perfect start to a collection. It includes a variety of different coloured and shaped blocks and they can create to their heart's content!
We were also sent the Stickle Bricks Farm Set which went down really well with my animal loving youngest two! There are little farmyard creatures, a farmer and a tractor too! I love how the Farm Set box is really sturdy and has a Stickle Bricks lid so you can use it for storage and play too.
Finally the Stickle Bricks Fun Tub is a huge tub full of colourful bricks and it doubles as a storage container too which is great for tidying up all the bricks after a good creative play session.
While Stickle Bricks are aimed at children aged 18 months to 4 years old I can confirm that my 7 year old still has so much fun creating and playing with these and they are just perfect for my four year old.
I like to set up a table in the afternoon in the playroom with an 'invitation to play' on there - so I set out a toy or some crafts for them to play with if they choose. I've popped the Stickle Bricks out a couple of times since we got them and they always head straight for them and get stuck into making something. I often sit with them and make something too, it's quite theraputic and we have a chat about what we are making and what colours we are using. It's a great learning experience.
You can buy these Stickle Bricks products in Amazon stores and on Amazon (affiliate link). The products shown in this post retail from £9.99 to £19.99 which I think is really great value and the perfect gift idea too.
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