A few weeks ago, Kate found LaQ (pronounced as La Kyuu), a very simple, yet highly creative and tactile construction toy. Its uniqueness comes from using just 7 types of block parts (2 base parts and 5 connector parts) to make an infinite possibility of creative 2D to 3D models. To build different models, all you have to do is click the different pieces together. Kids can make simple to complex 3D models that will also challenge teenagers and adults alike.
Kate’s little ones were gifted the Basic 101 Kit which includes 185 pieces. Designed for kids 4 years+. You can build 46 2D models with the set’s instruction guide using 4 flat types of LaQ parts in 10 fun colour. Kate’s kids enjoyed snapping together & clicking the LaQ parts but with a little help from Kate they were both quickly using the instruction sheets & making a variety of colourful models.
Little Miss and her brother were gifted the LaQ Sweet Collection Princess Garden Set which includes 175 pieces. Designed for kids 5 years+. You can design 5 different 2D models in the instruction guide provided as well as simple designs.
It was a bit tricky for little Mister to click the pieces together however he still enjoyed the idea behind the product and liked the tree and bird we made together.
Little Miss on the other hand, had no issues putting together a bird, a castle, a strawberry shortcake, a horse, a tree and a flat bracelet. She is slowly getting around the idea of building a 2D horse and carriage. The kids and I really liked the LaQ Sweet Collection Princess Garden Set and will have a look at other sets that might be of interest to us for future presents.
Little Miss likes making the one dimension castle, however we both gave 2D construction a go and made the first model - Flower Castle. A very cool castle, bit tricky in parts but lots of fun. I helped little Miss with selecting the parts and she was happy to put it together following the instructions. Doing the construction together was a great activity for the two of us to spend time together and great for little Miss’ fine motor skills and promotes her attention to detail and concentration.
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