When I was offered a chance to play with these blocks I almost deleted the email. I am very choosy about reviews and giveaways, generally turning down most offers. I am so glad I didn’t ignore this opportunity, these blocks fit what we do here almost exactly. Tegu blocks are more than your average set of blocks, they have magnets safely inside and come to life as you create with them as they stick together and repel as well. I love the combination of building, art and learning about magnets while playing. My son spent the first half hour or so building and then he took a block around our house finding things for it to stick to. I loved making letters for the two of us to play with and later in the evening my son make a square that could shift into a diamond shape without falling apart.
These blocks don’t come with directions but as most parents with kids know , often times kids want to know how to make this , that or the other. That is where Tegu Live comes in. I think this is such a cool idea. Tegu has a master builder who can be reached via Twitter and takes requests. My son’s first request was a fire truck – this is what they made. Then we requested a helicopter , how cool are they? We had so much fun and I have to admit I was a little concerned that after making requests my son wouldn’t want to play with the blocks by himself without the builder showing him how, but instead he pretended to be the builder and I sent him requests and he made things for quite some time.
My son does get a little frustrated when the magnets repel but he’s not even 4 years old, as you can see in the video he gets over it fast as he flips them so they click. I absolutely love the interactive element but even without that these are quality, creative blocks that requires your child to use their imagination , which is what toys should do!
Want a set? Win It!
I was given an original set , 2 discovery sets and a travel tote to play with. So I am giving away 1 discovery set ( 26 blocks) and the travel tote to one lucky reader, the other 26 piece discovery set will be donated to Toys for Tots this holiday season.
How to Enter:
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite toy was when you were a child. That’s it.
Fine Print :This contest is open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using random.org from qualifying entries. Contest closes November 17th 2010 at 9pm PST. Products provided free of charge , no payment was received for this post, all opinions are mine, all mine!