Our new release, the StoryBricks Letter Board, may appear at first glance to be a cool gift for a fellow mama, your hubby or maybe even a work colleague. And you are totally right, it's a great gift for adults. But we are here to tell you why gifting this LEGO-Compatible Letter Board is also awesome for kids and their creativity!
The Novelty Factor
From our experience, the novelty factor plays a huge role in whether kids engage with something or not. This new product is first to market. Kids won't have previously played with letter and number StoryBricks on a magnetic baseplate Letter Board before. Our kids were stoked to be able to make their own quotes on the family board. They giggled as they created what they thought to be cute and funny quotes to display on our fridge.
We also have to say that the removal tool in itself provided enough novel entertainment to last a day!! So easy to use and according to our kids, pretty exciting!
The Creativity Factor
A key factor when purchasing a toy or kid's product is deciding whether it is open-ended in terms of it encouraging creative play. The StoryBricks Letter Board is compatible with DUPLO and LEGO bricks, which firmly ticks the creative play box! We have been enthralled by the creativity our kids have shown with their fun building set ups both on and around the board. We often set them up with a simple 'Invitation to Create'. This is a little play prompt on the board which aims to encourage them to use the materials however they wish, simply a starting point. Our kids can't get enough of these!
The Learning Factor
We are strong believers in play based learning here at Creative QT. Kids learn best through hands-on experiences which they can explore and value. That's why we love using the StoryBricks Letter Board for simple play based learning set ups, especially for numeracy and literacy links.
Whether you challenge your child to recreate part of their favorite book, or test them on their number sequencing ability, StoryBricks are a great resource for learning through play for all kids.
The Family Factor
This is a big one for us. When we invent a new product, creating something which encourages families to Make Time Together is of the upmost importance. We want a product which will gather family members, encourage conversation, and immerse every single member in meaningful play. The StoryBricks Letter Board genuinely achieves this. Perhaps to the slight extreme where our kids even fight over it from time to time!
Have we convinced you yet that this is one cool addition to your child's toy collection? We are finding new ways to use our StoryBricks Letter Board in our play on a daily basis. We'd love to hear how your kids use theirs.
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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Shared materials are a thing of the past this school year so we've been getting creative with ways to make individual learning resources with our products. In this blog we share how to use ourStoryBricks® andPeel 'n Stick Baseplates to turn a small $1 container into a multi-purpose learning box which fits conveniently inside a student's desk.