It’s Christmas time y’all! With that comes the tough decision of what to get this kids this year. Build & Imagine has made it easy with their gender neutral illustrated magnetic building sets called Story Walls. They have a Fairytale Theatre, Marine Rescue Center, Malia’s Beach House and Pet Portrait Studio.
The themed playsets include illustrated magnetic panels that you construct any way you like, magnetic dress-up characters, and dozens of magnetic costumes and props. The boys and I did a review of the Pet Portrait Studio. We liked the Pet Portrait Story Wall.
The Story Walls creative toys encourage a child’s creative play by use of background sceneries, characters and plenty of props. All the pieces are interchangeable and since they held together using magnets, they are easily repositioned in order to alter the story. Each of the playsets are uniquely themed in order to be able to tailor your choices to subjects that your child may be interested in. This is a toy that can grow with your child and it encourages imaginary play. The pieces and props are interchangeable so you can come up with many ways to build and change this toy.
Both Fairytale Theatre and Pet Portrait Studio encourage left (math/science) and right (creativity) brain play. Kids construct magnetic panels using foundational STEM skills like spatial reasoning and problem solving, and then make up storylines that heighten their language skills. Fairytale Theater has more than 50 costumes and props to spark imaginative play, and Pet Portrait Studio includes four wooden dress-up pets in addition to the two wooden people. These new kits appeal to boys as much as to girls making them ideal for sibling play or with the kids next-door.
So if you are looking for a new kind of toy for your child that will encourage their creativity, you should take a look at Build & Imagine and especially the Fairytale Theater Set and Pet Portrait Studio play sets. All of the sets can be used together too!
Mom Fab Fun is offering a Giveaway to one of our lucky readers! You may choose either the Fairytale Theater or the Pet Portrait Studio:
NEW! Fairytale Theatre • $34.99 • Ages 4+
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Parents’ Choice Gold Award
Kids countdown to show time at this adorable theatre. Act out fairytales or make up your own with this magnetic storytelling set. Choose from 8 mix & endless
imaginative play. The theatre is compatible with other Build & Imagine building and storytelling play-sets. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/jJdZpphuA8I
NEW! Pet Portrait Studio • $49.99 • Ages 4+
Parents’ Choice Gold Award
Woof and meow! Help the shelter pets prepare for adoption day. Build an art studio using the illustrated magnetic panels, then dress the 4 wooden pets in crazy outfits and arrange wacky scenes for the dolls to capture with their camera or paintbrush. Kids develop foundational STEAM skills through play with this kit that appeals to animal lovers, artists and budding entrepreneurs. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/UcMq747Sjf0
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ABOUT BUILD & IMAGINE
Laurie Peterson, an award-winning toy designer and mother, founded Build & Imagine after noticing that the kinds of
play experiences she enjoyed as a child (involving building, creativity, and experimentation) were poorly represented
in the girls’ section of most toy stores. She now develops magnetic building toys with leading female characters and
rich narrative details to engage both girls and boys. The company got its jumpstart with a successful Kickstarter
project, and has five themed building sets available this fall. Click on the company’s website,
www.buildandimagine.com, for products, inspiration and an informative blog.
Disclosure: I was given free product in exchange for my honest review.