I’ve seen WEDGiTS, heard about them, but never really “got” them. Until I actually got them, in hand, and started to play. And, you know, WEDGiTS are REALLY fun and creative toys.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, my family is big with games and creative toys. So WEDGiTS are totally up our alley. They’re geometric building blocks and as a toy they became quite a surprise. For the youngest kids, they’re all about stacking, nesting and finding out how to combine shapes that are different from your typical blocks to create. As kids get older, and more into forming things with purposes, they’re suddenly finding ways to manipulate WEDGITS into creatures, space mobiles and, in the words of my 5.5 year old tonight, a “Super Power Energy Master.”
Committing to WEDGiTS is a bit overwhelming. There are a lot of choices, and its hard to know which you’ll need. If you aren’t certain that your kid will love them (and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure until we really started to play), definitely start with a Starter Set… even if your kid is a toddler. Because you can always add to the set as your kids grow. If you can do it, get the WEDGiTS Starter Tote Buliding Block Activity Kit. The kit has more blocks than the Starter Kit, a Building Board (very useful for kids who need balance and for those that are playing independently) and a set of design cards, which guides kids in getting used to Wedgits blocks and introducing them to the many uses. Of course, it won’t be long before kids will realize their creativity will go beyond the cards. And they’ll do fine with this set for a while.
After enjoying their starter WEDGiTS kits, when you see a yearning for more, you’ll find yourself visiting WEDGiTS to see what other pieces fit best with your child’s creativity. The Stix and the eXPANsion Combo-Pak became must-haves in our playroom, and my little creators would love WEDGiTS on WHeeLS. But give it some time to see what additions you’ll need most.
WEDGiTS are recommended by TIA, the Toy Industry Foundations’ Letís Play: A Guide to Toys for Children with Special Needs, which suggests toys for children to visual, physical, speech and hearing impairments, as well as learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD). They’re also used and loved by classroom teachers as teaching manipulatives.
Still not sure what you and your child can do with WEDGiTS? Check out the Design Center for some ideas. Really, though, get them in your hands… I’m sure you’ll find that you and your child are wanting to play and play again and again.

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