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Megbloks Encourage Creativity Or Frustration????

Reviewing: Mega Brands Megabloks Maxi System  |  Rating:
By Geralyn Hydock on
Badge: Publisher | Level: 10 | Children & Parenting Expertise:

I purchased this set of Megabloks for my little grandson who just turned two today. My goals was to provide blocks which would encourage him to use his imagination. I believed that he could build anything from houses to guns with blocks. Yes, he was able to build these things but immediately following their construction, they fell apart causing extreme frustration for him. It was so bad that we had to tape some of his early projects including a gun, with masking tape in order to calm him down. We did play with the set twice and following the last bout of crying over fallen projects, I packed them into their plastic bag and put them down in the basement with things I was going to sell at an upcoming yardsale.

Having taken his block set away, I needed something else for him to be creative with. It was back to the blocks which most of us has grown up with, Legos. I should have purchased the Duplo Legos in the beginning but I had heard only good things about the somewhat larger Megabloks. I bought him a large bucket full of colorful Duplo Legos and he has been having fun ever since minus the frustration. Legos go together and stay together until you take them apart.

Pros -colorful, fun, and durable

-promotes creative fun learning

-convenient plastic storage bag

-many different shapes and sizes

-lets your child's imagination run wild

-non toxic with smooth edges

-fine motor development

-color recognition

-comes with activity cards

-blocks are chunky therefore easy for little ones to grasp

Cons-zipper on plasic storage bag tears easily

-blocks do not stay together once you build them into something

-causes undue frustration in little ones

I would definitely not recommend these blocks to anyone with little ones as the pieces do not stay together and they cause too much frustration and ultimately tears!