I love sharing with my kids the same timeless toys that I played with when I was young. I love seeing the same wonder and excitement on their face that I know I had at their age. That is why I was happy to participate in the K’NEX Toys “R” Us® Mom Blogger Promotion. My kids were pretty happy about the free toys they sent for us to review.
James jumped for joy when he saw the New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 Thwomps™ Building Set. He loves playing Super Mario Bros.™ on the Wii, and he couldn’t wait to put the set together so that he could play with it in real life.
Of course he doesn’t quite meet the age range for being able to complete the set so he needed a little help. He probably asked David a hundred times when they would be finished.
One of the great things about K’NEX though is that when you put them together they stay that way until you take them apart. Other building sets we’ve purchased seem to be more delicate. I like that I can pick these sets up and move them around the house without worrying about destroying someone’s creation.
One thing I was surprised about was how excited Cady got when I pulled out the Lincoln Logs® Redfield Ranch set. I thought at almost nine she would be “too grown up” for Lincoln Logs®, but I was wrong. She immediately declared them the “most fun toy in the schooler room” at daycare.
She was quick to grab the instructions and get to work, and couldn’t wait for me to take a photo of her finished project.
I like that this is a toy we can pull out when my pre-school age nephew comes to visit and all the kids can play together. Plus, Lincoln Logs® are super durable and can take a beating. Not to mention all the memories they bring back of me and my cousin playing with them when we were kids.
In addition to these two sets, K’NEX has others that are exclusive to Toys “R” Us® like the Typhoon Frenzy™ Roller Coaster Building Set I will be gifting to my nine year old nephew for Christmas.
If you are looking for some cool toys this holiday season, be sure to check out these K’NEX building sets. I think your kids will love them as much as mine do. For more information about the K’NEX brand you can follow them on Twitter, like their Facebook page, or subscribe to their YouTube channel.
Disclosure: I was provided toys at no charge as a participant in the K’NEX Toys “R” Us® Mom Blogger Promotion to facilitate a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own