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Constructive Imaginations

Build a bridge, a friendly alien, or a castle. But don’t tell your builders they’re learning math and physics!

Imagibricks Giant Building Blocks 40-Piece Set
Toy for Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
Price: $32.99
Educational and fun, these large corrugated cardboard blocks are light enough for toddlers to carry and stack, but big enough to show quick results. The blocks come in multiple widths and are strong enough to sit on.

Cody's CrewCody's Crew: The Big Building
Home Video for Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
VHS Price: $14.99
There's a project to be done and the whole team needs to work together to finish the job. Great graphics and songs bring the bulldozer, the dump truck, and the cement truck, among others, together in this entertaining and educational video.

 

Bob the Builder / The AlbumBob The Builder / The Album
CD for Ages: 3 - 9 yrs.
CD Price: $17.98
Bob the Builder fans of all ages will be fixed to the stereo with these songs. "Can We Fix It?," "Super Spud," "Crocodile Rock," (with Elton John) and "Right Tool for the Job," are just a few of the songs featured on this family album.

Tonka Hands-On Road ConstructorTonka Hands On Road Constructor
Toy for Ages: 3 - 10 yrs.
Price: $29.99
Serious builders won't want to miss this working truck. The large spinning blade and rotating drill are enhanced by lights and sound effects including drilling and beeping. Motorized controls allow the truck to go forward and backward.


Plan Toys - Hollow Castle Blocks
Toy for Ages: 3 & Up
Price: $40.00
These lightweight, easy-to-grip Castle Blocks allow children to be creative and constructive in multiple ways. The standard set consists of 30 blocks in 8 different shapes.

Kid K'Nex Footed Friends Building Set
Toy for Ages: 3 & Up
Price: $14.99
Build yourself a new friend with this easy-to-use K'NEX set. The kit includes special bug eyes, chunky feet, funky ears, and flexible rods - all stored neatly in storage case.

Kid K'nex Rovin' Rollers Building SetKid K'nex Rovin' Rollers Building Set
Toy for Ages: 3 & Up
Price: $19.99
Roll out a new friend with 71 easy-snap pieces in this set. Special bug-eyes, wheels, and super scoops can be easily added to the quick-start frame to make big creations in no time flat. Storage case included.

Geomag
Toy for Ages: 3 & Up
Price: $20.00
Powerful magnets make this set a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Fourty-two rods and balls containing magnets go together in endless combinations to create sturdy structures that encourage creative thinking while teaching kids about magnetism and polarity in the process.

Happyville BlocksHappyville Blocks
Toy for Ages: 3 & Up
Price: $29.95
Stunning graphics, both abstract and representational, enliven 35 smooth birch building blocks in 11 sizes and shapes, and inspire creative constructions incorporating people, buildings, and landscapes. Drawstring storage bag is included. (Ruth B. Roufberg ©2001 Parents' Choice)

Old West Fort
Toy for Ages: 3 & Up
Price: $50.00
Youngsters can build frontier forts and other structures with the chunky blocks and play figures included in this durable construction set.

Building Big
Book for Ages: 4 & up
Hardback Price: $30
David Macaulay engages readers' imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day -- bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams.

ATOLLO - a48ATOLLO-a48 The Flexible Construction Toy
Toy for Ages: 5 - 10 yrs.
Price: $5.49
This 48-piece set, including poseable joints, can be used to build the model that is illustrated, or to come up with your own creative structures.

The House That YOU Built
Software for Ages: 5 & Up
Price: $39.95
Animated instructions guide children through the steps to build, decorate, print and construct their own house with this easy-to-use software. Five types of houses are available, 120 pieces of furniture, and a variety of colors and textures to choose from for both interior and exterior finishes.

K'NEX Basic Building Set
Toy for Ages: 6 - 11 yrs.
Price: $19.99
This tried and true, yet still innovative, construction set comes with a generous 375 pieces, and the color-coding system makes it a snap for little builders to find just the right piece.

Construction Challenges
Doing/Learning Book for Ages: 6 - 12 yrs.
Hardback Price: $12.95
Learn about construction challenges, such as building dome-shaped homes for villages in South America, while constructing your own creations with the 51 Zome pieces included. Two guided activities are included in the book.

Hoberman Mega SphereHoberman Mega Sphere
Toy for Ages: 6 & Up
Price: $64.99
Guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment, this mega-sized Hoberman Sphere can be used to create multiple structures - including a ball over four feet in diameter. Brightly-colored locking pieces make this fun for everyone.

 

Zome System Explorer Kit
Toy for Ages: 6 & Up
Price: $64.95
Designed from profound geometric principles, the Zome System Explorer Kit ignites imaginations as kids learn to build cells, crystals, DNA, domes and bridges.

Bridges!Bridges!: Amazing Structures to Design, Build & Test
Book for Ages: 7 - 14 yrs.
Paperback Price: $10.95
This content-rich book contains descriptions of bridges, construction techniques, and suggestions for hands-on building activities.



K'Nex Electronic ArcadeK'Nex Electronic Arcade
Toy for Ages: 10 & Up
Price: $89.99
Perfect for constructive game players, the kit allows kids to build a pinball machine (for solo play) or Speedball (for two players). Though it takes time to put the machine together, the final product is solid and provide hours of gaming entertainment.

 


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