Experts know that their are key educational subjects that make for a well educated student. These subjects used to be called STEM, for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We now realize that we all learn better if you add Art to that acronym, now known as STEAM. Whether it’s fine art, music, or drama, these subjects spark the creative juices in everyone and make learning a bit more interesting and fun! Build & Imagine StoryWalls play-sets are an exciting toy line for kids ages 4 and up and are packed with foundational STEAM learning and yet are super fun for hours of imaginative play.
My daughter Katie, had such an amazing time playing with the Build & Imagine Marine Rescue Center set. She loved putting together the building which is totally magnetic and fully customizable. She loved coming up with stories about how the girl in the set saved animals and nursed them back to health. Katie used her imagination for hours and had such a wonderful time with such a low-tech toy. As a parent, it was a breath of fresh air!
Each Build & Imagine StoryWalls play-set is made of colorfully illustrated magnetic panels that a child joins together any way she likes. The result is a scene that she brings to life with the enclosed dress-up dolls and more than 40 magnetic costumes and props. The illustrated details act as story starters, sparking imaginative play. Toy industry experts have taken notice including Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice, The National Parenting Center, Mr. Dad and many others.
Build & Imagine toys put the child in the role of architect and storyteller, and offers adventurous leading female characters. The color blue is sublimely sprinkled throughout the illustrated scenery. Mom blogger CoolMomPicks noted in her 2015 Toy Fair synopsis that Build & Imagine is a “smart toy for girls that defy the pink aisle. In other words, no princesses, ballerinas or fashionistas, whatever career that is.”
I strongly recommend the Build & Imagine Construction Sets. They would make a fantastic gift for the upcoming holiday season! Build & Imagine Construction Sets are available at some local toy stores found here, Amazon, or at Build & Imagine’s website: www.buildandimagine.com
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 will have five themed building sets available this fall.