Have you heard of IKOS? They are some super fun new building blocks – with curves!
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I was lucky enough to meet one of the creators of IKOS at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair last month. It’s pretty hard to launch a new toy these days but this team of three students and an alumni from a high school in Utah have done it! Every other building block I know is is square or rectangular. So how about trying one with CURVES?!?
- BPA and Pthalates Free
- Injection molded out of recycled HDPE
- Millions of construction combinations
- Fun play also works on fine motor coordination and visual manipulation
- 7% of all profits are donated to educational institutions
- Made in the USA
So what’s in the box? 26 pieces for your kids to create whatever they can imagine!
The suggested suitable age for the toy is 6+ – the pieces are certainly safe for children much younger than that but if they actually want to build then a certain amount of hand strength and coordination is required. My son is 4.5 years and couldn’t resist having a go!
He found it tricky at first but with some perseverance started to connect some pieces – and he was so happy when he did! Meanwhile, I just *had* to join him – and the obvious goal for one set is to make a sphere. It was tricky but I got there!
It was great to meet one of the inventors of this product and I think it’s amazing that they’ve got so far, AND selling on Amazon! That can’t be easy when it comes to creating new toys! I think IKOS would be wonderful for classrooms – something new that the kids don’t have at home.