During Christmas, we usually have a huge influx of stuff. Since my daughter was born, most of that stuff has been hers. This year, she got all the typical things like: stuffed animals, books, videos, baby dolls, clothes. However, one of the exeptions was the Clipo Creativity Table from my mom. It consists of three intersecting circles; the top circle being the main activity area, and the two outer ones act as storage bins for the pieces. The pieces vary in shape. There are rectangles, triangles, circles, and squares. Each shape is a specific color, for example, all the squares are green. All of the pieces are flattened with tiny nubs on each side. These nubs intersect with one another and thus, the pieces connect. On the surface of the table, there is more of that nubby texture so the pieces can be stuck to that. The center part has three textured circles the spin like DJ records when an orange button is pressed.
My daughter was immediately interested in this toy. She is beginning to understand shapes and colors, so that is the main appeal for her. She didn't know how to put the pieces together at first and still needs help to take them apart, but I believe this challenge will help her with her fine motor skills (especially the pincer grasp). Even the adults enjoy this toy, I certainly do. This is certainly not an average block set. It even comes with a booklet with building ideas. All in all, this is very fun and unique.