When we were first introduced to Plus-Plus, via Laura at BlogOn I knew that everyone would really enjoy it even Ezra at 2.5. Lego has always been a big hit in our house but I knew that Plus-Plus would be an even bigger hit and that is due to the compact size which means they are easier for when we travel and go on holiday.
With Christmas break coming up, I have been looking for toys for the kids that aren’t technology based. With the range of ages we have in our house it’s a tough criteria to fit but Plus Plus is perfect for 3 out of 5 of the kids!
Plus-Plus have a bunch of different sized tubes, that can all interlink together easily. The tubes contain different amounts of the shapes depending on pack size, and they have various colours too. We have got a shark, a big brick one, a unicorn, a purple glitter brick and an alien. Ezra loved the bigger sized plus shapes and can easily put them together and build different shapes / pictures.
The themed packages come with instructions on how to make their specific shaped character but obviously they can be made to use whatever you want with them. They can all be interchanged apart from the big ones which only work with the other big shapes.
Ethan and Ava very quickly started building their tubes when they arrived and we quickly realised they had completely different ranges of ability. The unicorn was easy to build, following the step by step instructions, but Ethan had some more trouble with the alien as it was slightly more challenging. They did get both built and loved it once they realised what they were doing and how to do it. Once built the kids dismantled it and mixed the packets so they could build whatever they fancied.
The pieces are much easier for all the children to pull apart and put together. Ezra at 2.5 years can manage the big and smaller pieces whereas with Lego he would really struggle unless it was the bigger size pieces.
Plus-Plus is a great option for those who like building and creating. They would work well for people with dexterity issues as they are soft and flexible and easy to manipulate. We found that the large number in the tubes meant that losing one or two wasn’t an issue and the tubes could still be used. Our kids have a habit of losing pieces so it’s good that when one or two go under the sofa it doesn’t make the pieces unplayable.
If you want to add these to your Christmas list then make sure you check them out at Toys ‘R’ Us online or in store.
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