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Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 20 Piece Building Toy

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The first Stem Building Toy system for toddlers, Grippies™ Builders combines tactile exploration, magnetic play and an introduction to the basic principles of engineering and geometry. Grippies™ unique, magnetic rod and ball configuration provide a secure, frustration-free set of construction options as children first discover the joy of building. Unique in concept and design, Grippies™ provide a fun, safe and exploratory experience for toddlers. The 20 Piece Set features 4 soft matte textures in exciting bright colors. Suggested age: 18 months and up.

The Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 20 Piece Building Toy Features:

  • Open-ended magnetic Stem building toy for toddlers, age: 18 months and up

  • Combines tactile exploration with magnetic play

  • Provides introduction to engineering 20 Piece Set in exciting bright colors

  • Over-sized ABS Plastic rod encapsulates magnets

  • Accompanying metal balls are over-molded with soft plastic; Seamless texture for secure construction


Guidecraft was built in 1966 upon the foundation of smart, beautifully-crafted wooden toys for children. Since then Guidecraft has expanded their ever-growing portfolio to construction toys, furniture, arts and crafts storage and household helpers. Guidecraft's quality products are constructed with FSC certified wood and are tested to meet or exceed international ASTM safety standards.

Features

  • Open-ended magnetic Stem building toy for toddlers, age: 18 months and up
  • Combines tactile exploration with magnetic play
  • Provides introduction to engineering 20 Piece Set in exciting bright colors
  • Over-sized ABS Plastic rod encapsulates magnets
  • Accompanying metal balls are over-molded with soft plastic; Seamless texture for secure construction

Additional Info

355837

848133CD

716243083112

G8311

2.4 pounds

11.8 x 9.3 x 4.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 20 Piece Building Toy
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Neverending fun for whole family

By Kari A

from Long Island,NY

Pros

  • Can be used on any metal surface for extra fun
  • Easy to clean, just rinse under running water
  • Easy to set up without grown-up's assistance
  • No worries if infant grabs it, no small parts
  • Safe for unatended play
  • Teaches about magnets

Cons

  • Picks up dirt, like pet hair

Best Uses

  • Anywhere, anytime by anyone

Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 20 Piece Building Toy:

Very fun toy for anyone in the family. Our infant twins play with this toy as it doesn't have little parts and it's safe. Our toddler son (who this toy is meant for) has fun for hours constructing, building, taking apart and rediscovering the force of magnets and different variations of shapes that can be built. When our son asks for our help, we often get caught up in the process, resulting in family fun for hours without even noticing where did the time go. Love the idea that we can add more sets to expand the existing one and that way have the option of building more shapes, having more fun.

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  • Yes

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5.0

Introduces STEM to toddlers in a fun and exciting way

By CassieD

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 20 Piece Building Toy:

* I received a free set of Guidecraft Grippies Builders for evaluation and review.*

As a homeschooling mom, I love being able to find activities that will be stimulating and educational for my kiddos. It's never too early to start schooling your children in your home, and with a little one in our home, we always encourage learning while she plays. Helping our grand-daughter learn and grow in her child development is something we strive for, and at 18 months old, she is curious and explorative in nature. Her development is right on target, and we want to be able to challenge and continue with her development. I love the concept of STEM, and by incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math simultaneously, our children can explore the world around them. Grippies Builder is great for toddlers (18 months and older) and introduces them to the world of STEM. This building toy system combines tactile exploration, magnetic play, and the basic principles of engineering and geometry.

As soon as we opened the box, our granddaughter was excited and curious to see what the Grippies Builder set consisted of. The Grippies builder set we received came with 20 colorful pieces, which peaked her interest. The set included 12 rods of 4 different shapes and sizes. All of these rods have unique bumps and grooves to help with tactile sensory development. There are 8 round magnetic balls included which connect to the rod pieces, giving our granddaughter the opportunity to connect and build in a variety of ways.

I love that Guidecraft makes STEM toys geared towards toddlers as well. It's never too early to begin incorporating STEM toys/activities into your child's learning. This Grippies Builders set is a great way to teach problem solving at a such a young age.

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5.0

Perfect for toddlers

By Earlylearningtoys

from London, UK

Pros

  • perfect for introduction to constraction
  • pleasure to hold

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      Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 20 Piece Building Toy:

      My son likes touching pieces with different textures. Metal balls are over-molded with soft plastic that makes them more attractive to toddlers comparing with Smartmax. I liked that pieces do not slide off balls and fall when a kid builds his imperfect tower.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Highly Reccommend!

      By Liisa

      from Washingtonville, NY

      Comments about Guidecraft Grippies™ Better Builders 20 Piece Building Toy:

      My 3 year old loves these! When he plays with the them, he's thinking about how to create and build different structures. It has also taught him the difference between magnets that repel and magnets that don't. I think he's learning and not realizing it!

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