I love tech, don’t get me wrong – but it seems like every time I turn around my kids have an electronic device or they are watching TV. I have tried to put time limits on their usage, but they still need more – like something great to play with that will pull them away from their devices, more than once. They have a few toys that they love and play with all the time – and one of those is Qixels (pronounced “Quick-suls”). The one thing I love the most about Moose Toys Qixels is that my kids can do it without me having to do much more that sit there and smile at his creativity and independence. These are great traits that we want our kids to develop and building sets like this help not only with those skills but also his confidence! I love that you use water to “seal” them, because it lets my 6 year old build and create without having to have my assistance. Even my 4 year old can build them with some help.
Because the kids get to build with the cubes, they can use the pre-made patterns or come up with their own. You are given the packets of cubes but we got a craft box and put all of each color into it so that they stored better. This is a great creative activity set that inspires my kids to use their imaginations. The cubes fuse together with a blast of water and after drying you have a fun 8-bit world of monsters, warriors, ninjas, dinosaurs and more – all while getting away from screens. Being a mom of four it is important to me for my kids to have a lot of hands on creativity and learning time without a screen in front of them. These especially appeal to my son because he loves building and creating things – and with Qixels, Moose Toys has carved out the “craftstruction” category.
Two of the accessories we got – the Turbo Dryer and the Water Gun – made it that much more fun for him. Build designs one Qixel at a time! The Turbo Dryer will fuse the designs in half the time! Kids can lay the Qixels out on the Fuser station, spray with water and close the lid. They’ll have a blast pressing the plunger with high-speed action to set the station spinning, air drying the Qixels in record time!
If you are looking for a great gift for your kids, grand-kids, nephews, nieces, etc then you need to look at Qixels. They are so much fun and my kids have played with them everyday since we got them. The Qixels line is appropriate for ages five and up and is available at mass retailers this Fall at Target and Toys R Us. The line range in price from $9.99 – $19.99 which I think is a really great price point. When you can encourages boys to step away from the screen and sparks their imagination to create an 8-bit world of monsters, warriors, ninjas and more why would you not want to? The unique play pattern in Qixels inspires boys to be creative and hands-on as they construct their favorite pixelated characters using the design templates and their own imagination. I know my son (who is 6) has been able to really be creative and have a great time.
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